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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary , Wambrook in Somerset.


Unknown: Virgin Mary

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Consolations of Autumn.
Hazhir Teimourian argues that the autumn of one s years is a time of contentment and serenity, and quotes writers from antiquity to Shakespeare to prove it. Producer Jo Coombs Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Hazhir Teimourian
Producer: Jo Coombs

: On Your Farm

7/8. Alex James and Chris Haskins visit
Bluebell Dairy near Derby to meet one of the nominees for this year's BBC Farmer of the Year. Producer Chrislmpey


Unknown: Alex James
Unknown: Chris Haskins

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rabbi Julia Neuberger appeals on behalf or Asylum Aid. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday a 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: call free on [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar
Square, London, led by the Rev
Nicholas Holtam , with the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, directed by Andrew Earis. The preacher is the Rev Richard Burndge Dean of King's College, London. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Directed By: Andrew Earis.
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive James

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna oarr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT Direct: The Archers Miscellany by Joanna Toye available for £9.49 (RRP £9.99) inc P&P; call [number removed]
(national rate) quoting RT or visit [website removed]

: Desert Island Discs

Colin Pillinger , the lead scientist for the Beagle 2 Mars lander project, is Kristy Young 's castaway this week
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Colin Pillinger
Unknown: Kristy Young

: The Unbelievable Truth

3/6. Arthur Smith , Phill Jupitus , Tony Hawks and Graeme Garden tell lies to see how many truths they can smuggle past their opponents.
Hosted by David Mitchell. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Mitchell.

: The Food Programme

Omega-3. According to scientists, there is a need to boost intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, but the debate surrounding the issue has left consumers more confused than ever. Sheila Dillon tries to find out if health claims on packages can be trusted. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Beyond This Life

2/2 Tim Gardam concludes his look at responses to death in the 21st century by looking at some of the ways the dead are remembered by those who have lost their belief in an afterlife. These include human remains turned into paperweights and diamonds. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Tim Gardam
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Aileymill Primary
Group in Greenock, Inverclyde. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Matthew Wilson advises on how to achieve multicoloured autumnal brilliance. Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Matthew Wilson

: Brother Mine

1/5. Birth Order. Julian Lloyd Webber explores sibling relationships from several different perspectives. He begins by looking at birth order and its link to status. Producer Terry Lewis


Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Producer: Terry Lewis

: Classic Serial: Howards End

2/2. Helen is unhappy that Margaret has agreed to marry Henry Wilcox. Unbeknown to the sisters, Ruth Wilcox bequeathed
Howards End to Margaret, but the note has been destroyed by Charles. EM Forster's novel is dramatised by Amanda Dalton.
Producer Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Henry Wilcox.
Unknown: Ruth Wilcox
Dramatised By: Amanda Dalton.
Producer: Susan Roberts
Narrator: John Hurt
Margaret: Lisa Dillon
Helen: Jill Cardo
Tibby: Tom Ferguson
Aunt Julie: Alexandra Mathie
Henry: Malcolm Raeburn
Ruth: Ann Rye
Charles: Joseph Kloska
Leonard: Joseph Prospero
Dolly: Christine Marshall
Jacky: Christine Marshall

: Open Book

Beryl Bainbridge, Howard Jacobson, Joanna Trollope, Michael Morpurgo and Val McDermid nominate books they think have been unfairly neglected. Listeners can vote for their favourite among the ten, which will then be dramatised on Radio 4 at some future date. Presented by Mariella Frostrup.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm To vote, go to [web address removed]


Guest: Beryl Bainbridge
Guest: Howard Jacobson
Guest: Joanna Trollope
Guest: Michael Morpurgo
Guest: Val McDermid
Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

7/7. Roger McGough ends the series in soulful mood with requested poems on snow and solitude. Plus Goulash by Myrna Schneider and poppies by Carole Satymurti. Readers Mark Meadows, Tanya Moodie and Osi Okerafor.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm To suggest poems for the next series: Poetry Please, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR; email poetry.please@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Myrna Schneider
Readers: Carole Satymurti.
Unknown: Tanya Moodie
Unknown: Osi Okerafor.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Freed South African activist Oscar Mpetha sends a wry thank-you to Margaret Thatcher. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Oscar Mpetha
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.

: Return from Guantanamo

In 2001 journalist Sami ai-Hajj was arrested on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was held in the Guantanamo Bay detention centre until he was released last year. He talks to Gavin Esler about what happened to him - and why. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Sami Ai-Hajj
Unknown: Gavin Esler

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Northam selects highlights from the past seven days on BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright
PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Eddie does what he does best.
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 Washington DC. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Stories from the Bath LiteratureFestival

2/5. Out of Time. The cargo of the Phoenix, wrecked off the south Devonshire coast 200 years ago, rises from the ashes in a very
21st-century manner. Joe Hollins 's story is read by Michael Maloney. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Joe Hollins
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Edward Stourton explores Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 's belief in a radical strand of Shia Islam, which many critics suggest makes him a danger to the world. He also looks at the extent to which millenarian populism motivates Ahmadinejad. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: Avoiding the Question

Jon Sopel explores the techniques used by different politicians to avoid questions in interviews. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Avoiding the Question is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1989: Day-by-Day

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


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

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Urban planning. Repeated from Wednesday

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