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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Howden Minster in East Yorkshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Rescuers. Mark Tully explores the theme of rescue. It is a mainstay of myth and fairy tale, adventure and romance, but why is the longing for rescue so pervasive, and the need to rescue so powerful?
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/8. Topical agricultural magazine presented by Elinor Goodman. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Elinor Goodman.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical issues with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Martin Bell appeals on behalf of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help, which supports those who serve, or used to serve, in the Armed Forces and their relatives. 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 weDsite


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The theme of this year's Keswick Convention is "faith that works". Thousands come together in the big tent in the heart of the Lake District every summer to worship God. Preacher Amy Orr-Ewing . Leader Derek Burnside. Music directors Ray Monk and Steve James. Producer ClairJaquiss


Leader: Amy Orr-Ewing
Leader: Derek Burnside.
Directors: Ray Monk
Directors: Steve James.

: 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
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home i-arm
CD for E7.99 (RRP £12.72) 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

: Desert Island Discs

Dcook and TV presenter Hugh Fearnley -
Whittingstall talks to Kirsty Young ana selects eight favourite records to take to Radio 4's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Presenter: Hugh Fearnley
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

6/6. Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Phill Jupitus and guest chairman Rob Brydon provide homespun wireless entertainment for the young at heart. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Suckling Pigs. Suckling pigs - whole, month-old, milk-fed piglets - are a celebrated and celebratory part of Chinese, Spanish and Italian cuisine, but fell from favour at the British table many centuries ago. Sheila Dillon asks if they are fit for a comeback.
Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm Great summer wines offer: page 31


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The Ian Blair Years

2/2. Danny Shaw tells the inside story of Ian Blair in the years he was Metropolitan Police Commissioner. Producer Smita Patel


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

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in Hampshire.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: The Estuary

4/5. As the tide begins to recede on The Wash estuary, hundreds of thousands of birds that had been roosting inland on the shingle banks and lagoons now return to the mud flats. It's a noisy spectacle as Peter France describes in this story of the life and times of The Wash. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Classic Serial: Tennyson's Maud

Love, murder and madness in a haunting monodrama to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Performed by Joseph Millson , with Kathryn Nutbeem. Sound designed by Christopher Shutt
Producer Abigail le Fleming Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Joseph Millson
Unknown: Kathryn Nutbeem.
Designed By: Christopher Shutt

: Open Book

Chris Patten, the former governor of Hong Kong, discusses his five favourite books, and Adam Thirlwell talks about his second novel The Escape. With Mariella Frostrup. Rptd on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Chris Patten
Guest: Adam Thirlwell
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

3/4. Listeners' requests for verse lead Roger McGough to swim with seals in icy water, recall the wives of Thomas Hardy , and contemplate life and death while discussing a tea tray. The readers are Renu Brindle , Paul Mundell and Rupert Wickham.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Renu Brindle
Unknown: Paul Mundell
Unknown: Rupert Wickham.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd

: File on 4

9/10. Gerry Northam investigates whether some of the biggest and most audacious corporate fraudsters are now practically immune from prosecution. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Miriam O'Reilly makes her selection from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw: Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Annette prepares for a night on the tiles. 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

4/5. Jerusalem. Graphic novelist Neil Gaiman takes Blake's lionised hymn
Jerusalem as the starting point for his story. Morris and his wife visit the Holy City, but it is back home on Hampstead Heath that Morris really begins to experience Jerusalem. Read by Alexander Morton. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Neil Gaiman
Read By: Alexander Morton.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Feedback

Roger Bolton invites listeners' comments, criticisms and praise for the week's BBC radio. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

1/6. A Death Unnoticed. Every week, councils across the UK fund and organise funerals for people with nobody else to take care of their affairs. With the problem expected to get worse as the population ages, John Waite investigates why some deaths go unnoticed for long periods of time and asks how such cases can be prevented. Repeated from Thursday


Presenter: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

1/9. Let's Start a Bank. Is the credit crunch getting you down? It might just be a very good time to start a brand new bank-unencumbered by the toxic loans. Peter Day finds out from the experts how to start a bank - and also how not to do it. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: Strangers in the Lobby

Olivia O'Leary examines the modern lobby system adopted by Westminster after Irish nationalists planted dynamite in the House of Commons in 1885. She tells of the little-known part played by the Irish journalists who work alongside lobby correspondents from all major UK newspapers and broadcasters. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Strangers in the Lobby is rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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