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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St mary's Church in Andover, Hampshire.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Laugh and the World Laughs with You
Irma Kurtz reflects on laughter and its importance to spiritual wellbeing.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

214. Heath Fritillary. Uone, Kelleway visits a valley near Dunkery Beacon in the north of Exmoor National Park to search for the rare heath fritillary butterfly, rescued from the brink of extinction. Producer Julian Hector


Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Timothy West appeals on behalf of the Blood
Pressure Association. Producer SalJyFlatman 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: Timothy West

: Sunday Worship

Canon Robert Jones leads a morning service on the themes of faith, hope and love from
Bath Abbey. The Royal School of Church
Music choir celebrates St Paul 's words with choral works from around the world. The preacher is Prebendary Edward Mason , Rector of Bath Abbey. Producer ClairJaquiss


Unknown: Canon Robert Jones
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Edward Mason

: David Attenborough's Life Stones

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Stephen Evans. Editor joanna Carr


Presented By: Stephen Evans.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Reunion

For details see 11.15am FM

: 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 cooe at

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The fourth day of the Fifth Test at the Oval.
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

: The Reunion

New series. 1/5. Sue MacGregor reunites the players involved in the great cricket split caused by Australian business tycoon Kerry Packer in 1977. Her guests are former West Indian captain Clive Lloyd , Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson , England skipper at the time Tony Greig , team manager for Packer's World Series of Cricket Mike Denness and commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Producer Chris Green Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Kerry Packer
Unknown: Captain Clive Lloyd
Unknown: Jeff Thomson
Unknown: Tony Greig
Unknown: Mike Denness
Commentator: Christopher Martin-Jenkins

: Just a Minute

4/10. With Paul Merton , Shappi Khorsandi , Gyles Brandreth and Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: The Food Programme

Chefs' Choice. In the third of four summer specials, chef Jeremy Lee visits his native Scotland, home to the finest raspberries, to explain why they are his favourite fruit. There he meets and talks to the berry growers, processors and breeders. Producer Margaret Collins Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Jeremy Lee
Producer: Margaret Collins Rptd

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The Political Club

Michael Crick investigates whether Britain's political parties are getting state funding through the back door. Producer Giles Edwards


Unknown: Michael Crick
Producer: Giles Edwards

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Much Marcie Gardening Club, Hellen's Manor, Herefordshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. At 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: The Tribes of Science

3/5. The Botanists. Seed conservation used to be rather marginal to the main scientific activity at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, until botanists asked for and received £30 million. Peter Curran visits the Millennium Seed Bank in Sussex to meet the people who secured the funding. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Classic Serial: Two on a Tower

112. When Lady Viviette Constantine discovers the handsome young astronomer Swithin St Cleeve on the lonely tower in her estate, a story of passion and sacrifice begins. Thomas Hardy 's Wessex novel of two starcrossed lovers is dramatised by Jon Sen. Producer/Director Stefan Escreet Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Lady Viviette Constantine
Unknown: Swithin St Cleeve
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Jon Sen.
Director: Stefan Escreet
Lady Constantine: Maggie O'Neill
Swithin: Blake Ritson
Parson Torkingham: Conrad Nelson
Tabitha: Amy Humphreys
Fellows: Stephen Tomlin
Granny Martin: Pauline Jefferson
Louis: Richard Heap
Joshua: Carter Dowland

: Open Book

lain Banks, whose latest book Transition brings together science fiction and contemporary worries about terrorism and global financial collapse, talks to Muriel Gray. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poems for Infant Minds

Writer Nigel Forde examines the poetry that has helped, and perhaps hindered, the moral development of children. With works by Lear, Stevenson, De La Mere and Dr Seuss. Producer Tom Alban Rptd on Sat at 11.30pm


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Tom Alban

: An Interior Life

A meditation on love, loss and loneliness in south London as Bernard, an 86-year-old gay man who lost his partner in 2005, tells his life story. Just as his situation becomes desperate, his life takes another twist and the chance of an end to his isolation. Producer Laurence Grissell


Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Ian McMillan makes his selection of highlights 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: Ian McMillan
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Ian shows his PR skills. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: An Audience with Max Wall

3/5. Cracks in the Wall. Max tells of his tempestuous relationship with his mother. Written and performed by Tony Lidington. Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Tony Lidington.
Director: David Blount

: More Or Less

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

5/6. Losing Out to Lehman's. John Waite talks to investors who were shocked to discover they had unknowingly bought into Lehman Brothers, the Wall Street bank that collapsed last September. Repeated from Thursday


Presenter: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Laura Kuenssberg previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Laura Kuenssberg

: The Public Meeting

Sparsely attended, frequently heckled; the public political meeting fell out of favour in the television age. John Beesley investigates the contribution of public meetings to democracy and asks whether it's time for a resurgence. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Public Meeting is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: John Beesley
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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