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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Andrew 's Church, Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire.


Unknown: St Andrew

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Ascent. Sarah Cuddon reflects on the fascination with mountains felt by writers and climbers alike. With music by Clogs, Baka Beyond and Bruckner.
Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Sarah Cuddon
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

4/8. Adam Henson meets former engineer Tamara Hall at her farm in Beverley, East
Yorkshire, where she is introducing wetlands into her 1,000-acre enterprise, as well as an on-site classroom and new innovations in Crop rotations. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Adam Henson
Unknown: Tamara Hall
Producer: Terry Carter

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Miriam Margolyes appeals on behalf of the Disabled Living Foundation. producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 926pm on Radio 4 and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Archbishop of Canterbury,
Dr Rowan Williams , preaches at a Harvest Thanksgiving service in St Cosmus and St Damian in the Blean near Canterbury. Led by the Rev Stephen Laird. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams
Unknown: Stephen Laird.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

Amber. The broadcaster wonders whether dinosaur DNA could be extracted from blood-sucking fly trapped in a piece of amDei. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
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: Desert Island Discs

Yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur former world record-holder for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, is Kirsty Young 's castaway this week.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

10/10. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair as panellists Graham Norton , Paul Merton
Gyles Brandreth and Pauline McLynn talk without hesitation, repetition or deviation for 60 seconds. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Pauline McLynn

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the food issues of the day. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Train Tracks

The railways and train travel have inspired countless songs and other works of music.
Simon Townley explores this rich relationship, along with country singer Laura Cantrell , music professor Alan Moore and composer
Richard Rodney Bennett. Producer Tom Alban


Music: Simon Townley
Singer: Laura Cantrell
Music: Professor Alan Moore
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and John rushnie are in New Waltham near Grimsby, in north-east Lincolnshire. Jeffrey Bates from the RHS offers some tips on how your town or village could enter next year's Britain in Bloom campaign. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday
Petrol chainsaw and hedge trimmer: p44


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Food for Thought

4/5. With the table set for Shabbat-eve,
Lionel Blue looks back on his unorthodox life, as Britain's first openly gay rabbi. He tells
Nina Myskow how food has been inextricably linked with change, from fluctuating waistlines to shifting beliefs. He recalls his grandmother frying latkes - it was the kind of food that fed the family, the neighbours and, he implies, the soul. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Nina Myskow
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Classic Serial: Beau Geste

1/2. PC Wren's rattling good yarn of - "doing the right thing", is a paean to the English stiff upper lip. At the Geste family home in Devon, the Blue Water sapphire, a family heirloom, mysteriously disappears. And there is a recounting of a curious tale from the Sahara desert. Dramatised by Graeme Fife.
Producer Roger Elsgood ; Director Willi Richards Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Graeme Fife.
Producer: Roger Elsgood
Director: Willi Richards
Beau: Chris New
John: Rob Hastie
isobel: Candida Benson
Lawrence: Michael Culkin
Major Jolivet: Timothy Ackroyd
Aunt Patricia: Tessa Worsley
Gussie: Anthony Schuster
Burdon: Scott Richards
Young Beau: Nick Hockaday
YounaGussie: Freddie Hill
Young John: Alex Hockaday
Young Claudia: Hannah Sharpe
Young lsobel: Melissa Gardner
Lejeune: Nick Fletcher
Boldini: Laurence Possa
Hank: Greg Wohead
Buddy: Don Mousseau
The sergeant: Alasdair MacEwan
Recruiting officer: Max Bennet
Schwartz: Simon Scardifield

: Bookclub

Gillian Slovo discusses her novel Red Dust, a courtroom drama set in post-apartheid
South Africa, with an audience of her readers and presenter James Naughtie.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Presenter: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

4/7. Poems requested by listeners on heroes and heroines, the theme of this month's National Poetry Day. With works by Maya Angelou and Kipling. Presented by Roger McGough.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

2/10. In the light of criticism levelled at the NHS over system failures that left a man with schizophrenia able to kill two people, Miriam O'Reilly investigates whether problems in mental health services are allowing seriously disturbed patients to be a source of danger to themselves and to the public. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Clive Coleman makes his 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: Clive Coleman
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Jim gets the casting vote at the AGM. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Armbridge diary: pages 116-117

: 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

: Granta Stories

4/5. Operation. A victim's photograph on the wall of a newsroom in Lagos brings to life Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 's memoir. Read by Janice Acquah. Producer Justine Potter


Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Read By: Janice Acquah.
Producer: Justine Potter

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' comments, criticisms and praise for the week's BBC radio and redirects them to the programme- and policy-makers. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.

10.45 Conserving What? 1/3. Peter Oborne investigates the meaning of Conservatism, and tries to discover where David Cameron sits in its intellectual tradition. Here he searches for the party's philosophical roots.
(Conserving What? is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm)


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Reporter (Conserving What?): Peter Oborne
Editor of The Westminster Hour: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to film-maker Agnes Varda about her career. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Agnes Varda

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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