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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St John the Baptist in Burford,Oxfordshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Extraordinary Mary Ward.
Mike Wooldridge explores the life and legacy of Yorkshire nun Mary Ward , who founded the Loreto Sisters 400 years ago and redefined religious life for women. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mary Ward.
Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Mary Ward
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

3/4. Great Bustards. The great bustard vanished from the British countryside a long time ago, but a re-introduction programme from a captive-born stock of birds might change that. Lionel Kelleway learns that the first chicks were born in the wild this year. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Gary O'Donoghue appeals on behalf or ClearVision. 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 website


Unknown: Gary O'Donoghue
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Teddy Kalongo leads the morning service from Trinity Methodist Church in Penarth, South Wales. The preacher is me Rev Dr Stephen Wigley. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Teddy Kalongo
Unknown: Dr Stephen Wigley.
Producer: Sian Baker

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Stephen Evans. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Stephen Evans.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm
CD for £7.99 (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

: The Reunion

2/5. Sue MacGregor is joined by Michael Buerk , Claire Bertschinger , Hugh Goyaer ,
Dawit Wolde Giorgis and Brian Barder to recall the events of the 1984 Ethiopian famine international relief effort.
Producer Christina Captieux Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Bertschinger
Unknown: Hugh Goyaer
Unknown: Dawit Wolde Giorgis
Unknown: Brian Barder
Producer: Christina Captieux

: Just a Minute

5/10. Paul Merton and Sue Perkins are among the contestants in an edition from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Chefs' Choice. In the last of four summer specials, chef Raymond Blanc explains how a trip to Thailand led to his culinary love affair with lemongrass.
Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Raymond Blanc
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The Garden Room Girls

The Garden Room Girls are so called because they occupy the room at Downing Street that looks out onto the Prime Minister's garden. Some of this elite band of secretaries who've worked at Number Ten in the last 50 years reveal the untold stories of their life and work to Naomi Grimley. Former prime minister Tony Blair discloses how the PM's office could not function without them. Producer Alicia Trujillo


Unknown: Naomi Grimley.
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Alicia Trujillo

: Twenty 20 Cricket

England v Australia
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Jim Maxwell on the first fixture of the two-match series at Old Trafford. With analysis by Phil Tuf nell and Jeff Thomson.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 2pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Phil Tuf
Unknown: Jeff Thomson.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in Hertfordshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: The Tribes of Science

4/5. The Astronomers. Peter Curran meets the astronomers at Jodrell Bank Observatory, who are facing a move to Manchester University. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Classic Serial:Two on a Tower

2/2. Viviette and Swithin have married in secret, but chance and convention conspire against them and painful sacrifices have to be made. Thomas Hardy 's Wessex novel of two star-crossed lovers is dramatised by Jon Sen. LadyConstantine Maggie O'Neill Producer/Director Stefan Escreet Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Jon Sen.
Dramatised By: Ladyconstantine Maggie O'Neill
Director: Stefan Escreet Rptd
Swithin: Blake Ritson
Parson Torkinqham I: Conrbd Nelson
Tabitha: Amy Humphreys
Fellows: Stephen Tomlin
Louis: Richard Heap
Bishop Helmsdale: Russell Dixon
Joshua: Carter Dowland

: Open Book

Nick Hornby talks to Alex Clark about his new novel Juliet, Naked, and explains his fascination with obsessional music fans. Fay Weldon and Henry Porter discuss the pros and cons of setting a novel in the near future. Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
4.30 In Search of the Wantley Dragon The poet Ian McMillan goes on a quest to find the legendary creature featured in a bawdy 17th-century comic poem. On the way he uncovers violent disputes, a knight clad in locally made armour, pantomimes and operettas. Producer Russell Crewe Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Talks: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Alex Clark
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Thomas Morris
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Russell Crewe

: Says Who? The Rise of the Community Leader

Who are the people that reporters consult when there is a crisis in their areas? Kwame Kwei-Armah meets leaders of the Muslim and Afro-Caribbean communities in Birmingham. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Kwame Kwei-Armah

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Miriam O'Reilly makes her selection from the past seven days 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

Wayne earns a crust in the kitchens.
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

4/5. The Crumbling Wall. Max's alter ego Professor Wallofski makes an appearance, dressed in a "ridiculous bald wig, indecent tights, green waistcoat and big shoes".
Written and performed by Tony Lidington. Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Tony Lidington.
Director: David Blount

: More or Less

4/6. Tim Harford gets behind more numbers in the news. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Tim Harford

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

6/6. The Long Walt for a Law. John Waite asks why the Government is only now consulting on new legislation to protect the elderly from unscrupulous landlords in the mobile home industry. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Mark D'Arcy previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy

: Britain's White House

Sadiq Khan recalls the careers of Britain's first Asian MPs, elected in the 1890s. Editor of The Westminster Hour
Terry Dignan Britain 's WhiteHouse is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Sadiq Khan
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Rptd from6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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