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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Christ Church in Radyr, Cardiff.

: I Was Put on Trial by al-Qaeda

1/2. The story of journalist Allan Little 's capture by al-Qaeda in 1993. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Charm. Mark Tully investigates the danger and usefulness of charm, which can be employed in many situations. With guest Tony Benn , music from Handel, Gluck and Gerard Souzay , and readings from Milton, Plutarch and The Last King of Scotland. Producer Elizabeth Burke Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Gerard Souzay
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Living World

4/4. Ancient Orchards. Lionel Kelleway is guided by two National Trust experts around a 100-year-old orchard in search of creatures that can be found only among old fruit trees. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lindsey Hilsum appeals on behalf of the Survivors Fund (Surf), which strives to ensure that the voices of survivors of genocide in Rwanda are heard and their experiences are never forgotten. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations:[address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Lindsey Hilsum
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A meditation from Blackburn Cathedral to mark the 80th anniversary of Anne Frank 's birth, with music from James Whitbourn 's oratorio Annelies. With Canon Chris Chivers and the Renaissance Singers. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: James Whitbourn
Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers
Producer: Simon Vivian

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for E8.27 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landlinescost 5p per min; mobiles vary)quoting code [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Denis Healey selects eight favourite recordings to take to the mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Denis Healey

: The Museum of Curiosity

6/6. Clive James , Ben Miller and Philip Pullman offer weird, surreal but interesting and amusing exhibits to the world's most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by Sean Lock. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.

: The Food Programme

Diet and Prostate Cancer. Sheila Dillon examines the latest research suggesting a link between diet and prostate cancer.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: World Twenty20 Cricket

Simon Mann and Alison Mitchell provide commentary on the Super Eights Group F contest from Lord's, featuring the runners-up in Groups A and C. With analysis from Phil Tufnell and Alec Stewart.
Producer Adam Mountford "approximate times
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.15pm


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Alec Stewart.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Hallelujah

Jocelyn Pook explores the musical significance of the word Hallelujah. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Jocelyn Pook

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw are the guests of Sparshoit College near Winchester in Hampshire Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw

: A Guide to Water Birds

3/5 With the help of wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson and bird watcher Stephen Moss , Brett Westwood presents a guide to identifying reedbed songsters such as the reed warbler, the sedge warbler and Cetti's warbler. From the Somerset Levels. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Watson
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Classic Serial: Armadale

2/3. Wilkie Collins 's dark tale of passion, deception and murder, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Lydia's plan to marry Allan Armadale and secure his fortune has run into difficulties. Her own passions, as well as those around her, are starting to interfere with her schemes as she's increasingly attracted to Allan's romnanion Midwinter, and he to her. Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Unknown: Allan Armadale
Producer: Clive Brill
Lydia: Lucy Robinson
Allan: Alex Robertson
Midwinter: Ray Fearon
Neelie: Perdita Avery
PedgiftSr: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bashwood: Richard Durden
MrsBenson: Rebecca Saire
John: Robin Brooks

: Open Book

Reviews of the latest books and publishing news. Presented by Mariella Frostrup.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

5/6. Carol Ann Duffy and others pay tribute to poet UA Fanthorpe, who died in April. Describing herself as a "middle-aged dropout .she began writing at the age of 50. With Roger McGough.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

3/10. In the light of the recent swine flu scare, Julian O'Halloran reports from the US, asking whether the move to intensive pig farming methods has increased the dangers of a flu pandemic. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Clive Coleman selects his personal highlights of the past seven days of BBC radio.
PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Clive Coleman

: The Archers

Lilian's patience is put to the test.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US from the BBC studio in Washington DC. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith
Letter of the week: page 142


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: The Closed Door

3/5. The Handbag. A councillor's neglected wife lays a trap for her vainglorious husband. Patience Tomlinson reads Dorothy Whipple 's Story. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Producer: Justine Willett

: Feedback

3/10. Roger Bolton fields listeners' views, comments and gueries on BBC radio. Producer Brian McCluskey
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T; phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/7. Economy on the Edge. Martin Wolf of the Financial Times examines the current state of the global financial markets and asks what the future may hold. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Martin Wolf

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Learning to Love the Microphone

In an examination of how politicians at the dawn of mass democracy adapted to using new media, Anne Perkins looks at how prime ministers Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain coped, and reveals how the first spin doctor crafted the Conservative leaders' images to appeal to a new mass electorate. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Learning to Love the Microphone is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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