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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

from St Edward's, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Bullying Circle. Mark Tully considers bullying: the bully, the bullied and the circle of bystanders who allow such behaviour. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/8. Alex James and Chris Haskins visit one of the Farmer of the Year nominees, a category in the BBC's Food and Farming Awards being held in November. producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Alex James
Unknown: Chris Haskins
Producer: Chris Impey

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

David Attenborough appeals on behalf ot rauna and Flora International. producer sally Flatman
Repeated at 926pm on Radio4 and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Sunday Worship

The Rev David Neilands leads the service from the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast. Preacher the Rev Dr Ruth Patterson. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: David Neilands
Unknown: Dr Ruth Patterson.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

20/20. Collecting. On the decline of collecting by children. Repeated from Friday
RT DIRECT: To order David Attenborough 's Life Stories for £10.25 (RRP £14.67) inc p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: The Archers Miscellany by Joanna Toye is available for £9.49 (RRP £9.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]

: Desert Island Discs

Artist and book illustrator Jan Pienkowski is this week's castaway. With Kirsty Young.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Jan Pienkowski
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: The Unbelievable Truth

2/6. Clive Anderson , Dom Joly , Fi Glover and Henning Wehn tell lies to see how many truths they can smuggle past their opponents. David Mitchell is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Dom Joly
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Henning Wehn
Unknown: David Mitchell

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon reports on the food industry. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Beyond This Life

1/2. Tim Gardam , principal of St Anne's
College, Oxford, looks at responses to death in the 21st century, encountering a plethora of beliefs from pantheism to Catholicism. In the first edition, he looks at the case of two teenagers, once atheists, who sought comfort in the idea of an afterlife following the sudden death of their friend. And a British
Hindu takes his fight to have an open funeral pyre to the High Court. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Tim Gardam
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Valley Gardeners of Itchen Abbas in Hampshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Plus a feature on autumn lawn maintenance. Including at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


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

: Runaway Train

A recording exists from 1987 of an exchange between railwayman Wesley MacDonald and his rail-traffic controller as his train hurtles out of control down a mountainside in New
Brunswick, Canada. Should he jump or take his chances on board, which are rapidly diminishing as he vacillates? This programme tells the story of what happened next. Producer Russell Finch


Unknown: Wesley MacDonald
Producer: Russell Finch

: Classic Serial: Howards End

LI/2. Only Connect. When
Helen Schlegel goes to stay at Howards End - the country home of the Wilcox family - her life, along with that of her sister Margaret, is changed for ever. EM Forster's novel is adapted by Amanda Dalton. Narrated by John Hurt.
Producer Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 9pm Radio features pp118-119; My masterclass: p26


Unknown: Helen Schlegel
Adapted By: Amanda Dalton.
Unknown: John Hurt.
Producer: Susan Roberts
Narrator: John Hurt
Margaret: Lisa Dillon
Helen: Jill Carda
Tibby: Tom Ferguson
Aunt Juley: Alexandra Mathie
Miss Avery: Alexandra Mathie
Henry: Malcolm Raeburn
Ruth: Ann Rye
Charles: Joseph Kioska
Dolly: Christine Marshall
Jacky: Christine Marshall
Leonard: Joseph Prospero

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents the first of two programmes in which ten leading novelists nominate books they think have been unfairly neglected. This week, William Boyd,Ruth Rendell, Colm Toibin, Hari Kunzru and Susan Hill unveil their choices. Next week, listeners can vote for their favourite out of the ten, which will then be dramatised on Radio 4.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: William Boyd
Guest: Ruth Rendell
Guest: Colm Toibin
Guest: Hari Kunzru
Guest: Susan Hill
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

6/Z The second edition celebrating the 30th birthday of the programme features some of the most requested poems in its history read by Stephanie Cole and Patrick Malahide.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Read By: Stephanie Cole
Read By: Patrick Malahide.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Erich Honecker , the East German leader, resigns after 18 years in power. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Erich Honecker

: File on 4

4/10. As councils prepare to cut jobs and services, Julian O'Halloran asks if some authorities have added to their budget crises through over-the-top pay, perks and severance terms. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

John Waite 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: John Waite
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Lynda masters the art of compromise. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: 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

: Stories from the Bath LiteratureFestival

1/5. Zippin' Up Your Boots. What every middle-aged person needs to know when asked to a school reunion, especially if they are planning to lie about almost everything they've done since leaving. Gill Edwards 's story is read by Alison Reid. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Gill Edwards
Read By: Alison Reid.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Feedback

Roger Bolton presents listeners' comments on the week's BBC radio. 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

Bronwen Maddox asks whether the world's smallest countries are quite as independent as they appear and looks at the difficulties of being small but truly sovereign. Rptd from Mon


Unknown: Bronwen Maddox

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Conserving What?

3/3. Peter Oborne finds out the meaning of Conservatism through its philosophical roots and the character of different Conservative governments. In the last programme, he tries to discover where
David Cameron sits in its intellectual tradition. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Conserving What? is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1989: Day-by-Day

An omnibus of the last seven editions.
Producers Robert Abel , Barney Rowntree , Joby Waldman


Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Barney Rowntree
Producers: Joby Waldman

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Rituals surrounding death. Rptd from Wednesday

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