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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Thomas 's Church in Oxford.


Unknown: St Thomas

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Vital Green. Mark Tully explores the many-shaded nature of green, from imagery in myth, literature, art and faith, to the colour's biological function as "the cornerstone of all life on Earth".
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

4/4. Grassland Meadows. Lionel Kelleway examines the wild flowers of some unusual grassland. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Maureen Lipman appeals on behalf of Project Burma. 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: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service exploring the life and legacy of the French Carmelite nun St Therese of Lisieux from the church of Sacred Heart and St Theresa in Coleshill, Birmingham. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: St Therese
Producer: Simon Vivian

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna carr


Presented By: Paddy O'Connell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. RT DIRECT:AmbridgeAffairs: 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

: International One-Day Cricket

England v Australia
Jonathan Agnew, Jim Maxwell , Simon Mann and Henry Blofeld provide commentary on the second match of the seven-game series, held at Lord's. With analysis from Angus Fraser , Justin Langer and Phil Tufnell.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Justin Langer
Unknown: Phil Tufnell.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: The Reunion

3/5. Sue MacGregor reunites people involved in the siege at the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980 which ended with a dramatic storming of the building by SAS commandos. She is joined by hostages Sim Harris and Mustapha Karkouti , police negotiator Max Vernon , journalist Kate Adie and Robin Horsfall of the SAS. Producer Emily Williams Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Sim Harris
Unknown: Mustapha Karkouti
Unknown: Max Vernon
Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Robin Horsfall

: Just a Minute

6/10. Paul Merton and Sue Perkins join Nicholas Parsons in the stopwatch comedy panel game from Edinburgh. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Shetland's Sunday Teas. Every summer, the people of Shetland serve delicious home-baked Sunday afternoon teas in their community halls, both as a treat for regulars and tourists, and as a way of raising money for charity. Simon Parkes meets the amateur bakers to explore this remarkable tradition. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Oscar Marzaroli: the Man Who Captured Scotland

Ricky Ross looks at the life and work of the photographer famous for his images of the Gorbals in the 1960s.


Presenter: Ricky Ross
Producer: Elizabeth Foster

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and John Cushnie answer questions from gardeners in Essex Matthew Biggs looks at a new crop of extra water-efficient strawberry plants as part of his report from the industry event Fruit Focus. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The Tribes of Science

5/5 The Mathematicians. Peter Curran explores the stereotypes surrounding mathematicians by meeting some of those working at the Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematics in Cambridge. He discovers a few people who rarely change their clothes, but also finds passion, humour and a strong sense Of purpose. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Classic Serial: The A to Z of Dr Johnson: Boswell's Life of Johnson

1/2. "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson , poet, lexicographer and king of Grub Street. Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero, with the aim of writing a biography "in scenes" with Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Nothing quite like this had ever been attempted before. Dramatised by Robin Brooks. Producer/Director Claire Grove Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Claire Grove
Samuel Johnson: Kenneth Cranham
James Boswell: Paul Higgins
King George: David Hargreaves
Louisa: Lizzy Watts
Joshua Reynolds: Matt Addis
Oliver Goldsmith: Stephen Hogan
Lady Di: Annabelle Dowler
Davies: Philip Fox

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and readers talkto writer Robert Macfarlane about his book The Wild Places, which looks at the remaining wild places in the UK. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm October's Bookclub: Red Dust by Gillian Slovo


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Robert MacFarlane
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Gillian Slovo

: The Poet of Sparty Lea:in Search of Barry MacSweeney

Poet Tom Chivers reclaims the reputation of the man who first inspired him. He travels to the Northumberland landscape that anchored Barry MacSweeney 's work and finds out why his radical style was never accepted by the mainstream. Producer Allegra Mcllroy Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Poet Tom Chivers
Unknown: Barry MacSweeney
Producer: Allegra McLlroy

: Divided Britain

Headteacher Mike Tull attempts to bridge ethnic divisions through education, as part of a radical scheme to tackle under-achievement and segregation in struggling Lancashire mill towns. With Gerry Northam. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mike Tull
Unknown: Gerry Northam.

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Edward Stourton makes his selection from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright
PHONE: [number removed] email potwfSbbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

All's fair in love and cricket for Adam. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: paqes 126-127

: 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

5/5. When the Dust Has Settled. Max enjoys success in later life in plays by Samuel Beckett and John Osborne. By Tony Lidington. Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: John Osborne.
Unknown: Tony Lidington.
Director: David Blount

: More or Less

5/6. Tim Harford gets behind more numbers in the news. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Tim Harford

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Britain's White House

In the 1920s Shapurji Saklatvala was famous as a Communist MP, advocate of Indian independence and brilliant orator.
Sadiq Khan MP looks back at Saklatvala's career. Editor of The Westminster Hour
Terry Dignan Britain's White House is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Shapurji Saklatvala
Unknown: Sadiq Khan
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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