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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter's Church in South Petherton, Somerset.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Genius. Mark Tully explores the nature of genius. Are geniuses born or made? What sets the genius above the merely excellent; what conditions do they need to reach their full potential; and what are they like to live with? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

5/8. Caz Graham meets an 11-year-old who decided she wanted to be a farmer at the age of five, when her teacher brought a bantam into her reception class. producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Caz Graham
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Trevor McDonald presents an appeal on behalf of Ace Africa. 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


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A Festival Eucharist from St John 's Church in Buxton, Derbyshire. Celebrant: the Rev John Hudghton. The homily is by Janet Smith , who Chairs the Buxton Festival. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: St John
Unknown: John Hudghton.
Unknown: Janet Smith
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.

RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for E7.99 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting code [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the fourth day of the Second Test at Lord's.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: Desert Island Discs

Comedian David Mitchell talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: David Mitchell
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven'ta Clue

5/6. Guest presenter Rob Brydon tnes to get Phill Jupitus , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke -Taylor and Barry Cryer to do silly things. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Presenter: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Watercress. The humble watercress has been revered in the press as a superfood. But is the science behind these claims credible or just a clever marketing ploy? To find out, Sheila Dillon visits Europe's biggest watercress producer, who funded the scientific research. Rptd tomorrow at 4pm What to Eat Now - More Please! book offer: p24; Summer wine selection: p137


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The Ian Blair Years

1/2. Ian Blair , the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, was once seen as the golden boy of British policing. But his tenure became increasingly dogged by controversy. Danny Shaw tells the inside story of Blair's policing years. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Ian Blair
Unknown: Danny Shaw
Producer: Smita Patel

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness take questions from gardeners in Northamptonshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The Estuary

3/5. Peter France describes the spectacle as clouds of knots are forced to take flight by high tide in the Wash. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Classic Serial:The Complete Smiley: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

3/3. The game of deceit and betrayal reaches its climax at the foot of the Berlin Wall.

Robert Forrest 's dramatisation of John le Carre 's novel.

Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

RT Direct: To pre-order The Spy Who Came In from the Cold CD (available 23 July) for £7.85 (RRP E15.65) inc p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary), quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Adapter: Robert Forrest
Writer: John Le Carre
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Leamas: Brian Cox
Fiedler: Henry Goodman
Mundt: Sam Dale
Liz: Ruth Gemmell
Ashe: Jamie Newall
Tribunal president: Siobhan Redmond
Peter: Richard Dillane
Commissar: Liza Sadovy
Agent: Stephen Hogan

: Open Book

Aravind Adiga, whose debut novel The White Tiger won last year's Man Booker prize, talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Aravind Adiga
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

2/4. Roger McGough reaches for the stars with listeners' requests for poems about space, the final frontier, with works by Seamus Heaney , Shakespeare and others. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

8/10. Angus Stickler examines the safety record of the RAF in recent conflicts. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Angus Stickler

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Val McDermid makes her selection from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed] email potw(Sbbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw: Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Val McDermid
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Lilian's finances go astray. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 112-113

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US from the BBC studio in Washington DC. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Blake's Doors of Perception

3/5. Waiting for the 'elicopter. A group of young boys in Leeds are inspired to mine for bauxite, convinced by an older lad that they can trade it for real guns and ammo. Jack Shepherd reads his own story inspired by a line from Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptdfrom yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/7. Preserving Pakistan. International leaders have warned that the survival of Pakistan's government could be threatened by Islamic radicals. Owen Bennett-Jones discovers who those radicals are, and why they have made SUCh an impact. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Owen Bennett-Jones

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Call in the Middle of the Night 2/2. Who makes the decision to wake up political leaders to tell them bad news?
Jonathan Powell talks to his former boss Tony Blair about the night that the news came through from Paris that Diana, Princess of Wales, had been killed.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Call in the Middle of the Night is rptd on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Talks: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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