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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter 's Church in Tiverton, Devon.


Unknown: St Peter

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Dark Sanctuary. Fergal Keane explores the Physical and fairy-tale world created by the forest. Producer Philippa Goodrich Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Philippa Goodrich

: On Your Farm

2/8. Tom Heap visits Leicestershire farmers John and Pat Stanley , who have bred prize longhorn cattle for more than 20 years, as they choose their animals for the Royal Show. The couple explain the impact the demise of the Show at Stoneleigh Park,
Warwickshire, will have on their business. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Pat Stanley
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Michael Palin appeals on behalf of The
Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children. 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: Michael Palin
Unknown: Michael Palin
Producer: Sally Flatman
Unknown: Michael Palin

: Sunday Worship

Bishop Martin Shaw visits Paris and Solesmes in north-western France, talking to the author Sara Maitland , as he reflects on the life and writings of philosopher and political thinker
Simone Weil in the centenary year of her birth. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Sara Maitland
Unknown: Simone Weil
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
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: Desert Island Discs

Choreographer Arlene Phillips talks to Kirsty Young. Producer Leanne Buckle RptdFriday9am


Talks: Arlene Phillips
Unknown: Kirsty Young.
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptdfriday9am

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. Victoria Wood joins Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor .
Stephen Fry is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Stephen Fry

: The Food Programme

The Clink. Sheila Dillon accepts an invitation to The Clink, a newly opened restaurant within the walls of High Down Prison, Sutton, where the inmates are trained in the hospitality industry and the customers are given a four-star dining experience. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Moats, Mortgages and Mayhem

BBC political editor Nick Robinson reflects on the reporting of the Westminster MPs' expenses scandal and its dramatic repercussions.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated tomorrow at 8pm


Editor: Nick Robinson
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw answer questions from gardeners in Wiltshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: A Guide to Water Birds

5/5. Brett Westwood is joined by bird-watcher Stephen Moss and sound recordist Chris Watson in this practical guide to identifying birds that can be found near rivers, including the kingfisher, dipper, grey wagtail and common sandpiper. producer Sarah Blunt


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

: Classic Serial: Confessions of anEnglish Opium Eater

By Thomas de Ouincey , dramatised by Lavinia Murray. The 19th-century writer's autobiographical account of his consumption of the liquid opiate laudanum, and his painful and surreal descent into addiction.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Thomas de Ouincey
Dramatised By: Lavinia Murray.
Director: Gary Brown Rptd
Older Thomas: Oliver Cotton
Younger Thomas: James Nickerson
Brunnel/Tutor: Mark Chatterton
Able Big/Ong: Eric Potts
Betsy: Lisa Allen
Groaty/Wordsworth: David Fleeshman
Edith: Gemma Harvey
Ann: Sara Bahadori

: Open Book

Reviews of the latest books and news from the publishing world. With Mariella Frostrup.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm Mariella Frostrup's point of view: page 12


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: South of My Days: Judith Wright

Greta Scacchi presents a portrait of the Australian poet Judith Wright , who died in 2000 after breaking new ground in celebrating the arresting beauty of the Australian landscape and lamenting the troubled relationship between Australia's colonial settlers and its indigenous people. Wright's daughter, friends and colleagues discuss her life and work. Kerry Fox is the reader. Producers Charlotte Austin and Diana Bentley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: Judith Wright
Unknown: Kerry Fox
Unknown: Diana Bentley

: File on 4

5/10. Michael Robinson investigates whether the Government's Private Finance Initiative represents value for money for hard-pressed taxpayers. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Robinson

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay makes her selection from 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: Liz Barclay

: The Archers

Clarrie's detective skills come to the fore. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 134-135

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US from the BBC studio in Washington DC. Location reports, lively discussion and interviews provide new and surprising insights into contemporary America as well as the people and ideas shaping the country. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: The Closed Door

5/5. Summer Holiday. A child's innocent remark has devastating conseguences for a favourite nursemaid. Patience Tomlinson reads
Dorothy Whipple 's Story. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Producer: Justine Willett

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' comments, criticism and praise. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

5/7 Thought Experiments. In the past few years, a fascinating range of experiments has begun to shed light on the moral choices humans make. Philosopher Janet Radcliffe Richards asks if the results can tell us not simply how we tend to behave, but how we should behave. Producer David Edmonds Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Janet Radcliffe
Producer: David Edmonds

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: Dave's Friends in the North

The Conservatives need to penetrate north of Watford to win an overall majority. Anne McElvoy examines whether they can shake off their southern image and make good the legacy of the Thatcher era. She talks to
Michael Gove , William Hague , Alan Duncan , Hazel Blears , Nick Clegg and John Curtice. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Dave's Friends in the North is rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Alan Duncan
Unknown: Hazel Blears
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: John Curtice.
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock dips into The Pool of London, a classic British noir made in 1951 and released on DVD for the first time. She talks to its star Earl Cameron. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Earl Cameron.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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