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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday .

From the church of St Lawrence Jewry, London.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Building Bridges. The writer Christie Dickason
Considers the physical and metaphorical significance of bridges - connecting peoples, cultures and countries but also underlining differences. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Christie Dickason
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm ,

8/8. Alex James is on the Isle of Man to meet George Steriopulos , the final nominee for the BBC Farmer of the Year award, who played a vital role in re-establishing the Manx loaghtan breed of sheep, which was bordering on extinction in the 1960S. Producer Chrislmpey


Unknown: Alex James
Unknown: George Steriopulos

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sandi Toksvig appeals on behalf of Meningitis UK. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday a 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards.
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A Great Cloud of Witnesses. A service on All Saints Day from St Michael 's Church in Aberystwyth. The preacher is
Canon Stuart Bell , rector of Aberystwyth. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Canon Stuart Bell
Producer: Sian Baker

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: 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

Broadcaster and former politician
Jerry Springer talks to Kirsty Young about his life and choice of records to take to the island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am
Kirsty Young is the guest host on this week's Have oor
News for You on Friday at 9pm on BBC1.


Talks: Jerry Springer
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Unbelievable Truth

416. Adam Hills , Rhod Gilbert ,
Reginald D Hunter and Shappi Khorsandi lie in order to smuggle as many truths as they can Past their opponents. David Mitchell is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Adam Hills
Unknown: Rhod Gilbert
Unknown: Reginald D Hunter
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: David Mitchell

: The Food Programme

Yoghurt. Aylin Bozyap visits the annual yogurt festival in Silivri in Turkey. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Aylin Bozyap
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The Deighton File

Author Len Deighton , now aged 80, talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and work, including his Harry Palmer spy stories, his accounts of Second World War combats and his experience in the kitchen with the Action Cook Book. Producer Neil Rosser


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Patrick Humphries
Unknown: Harry Palmer
Producer: Neil Rosser

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Weald
Horticultural Society in Sevenoaks, Kent. Bob explores Kent's vineyards, discussing which grape varieties are best suited to wine-making. Including at approximately


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Repeated from Friday

: Brother Mine

2/5. Global Differences. Julian Lloyd
Webber looks at the global differences in the way sibling relationships develop. producer Terry Lewis


Unknown: Julian Lloyd
Producer: Terry Lewis

: Classic Serial: Bel Ami

1/2. Guy de Maupassant's story of political corruption and spin set in 19th-century France centred on the inexorable rise of ambitious journalist Georges Duroy. dubbed Bel Ami. Bel Ami is about to make the perfect match with a society heiress, but his past is about to catch up with him in the shape of Mme de Marelle, his long-term mistress. Dramatised by Frances Byrnes.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Georges Duroy.
Unknown: Bel Ami.
Dramatised By: Frances Byrnes.
Director: Polly Thomas
Bel Ami: Jonathan Slinger
Marelle: Emma Fielding
Madeleine: Mali Harries
Forestier: Keiron Sdf
M Walter: Steffan Rhodri
Rachel: Sara McGaughey

: Bookclub

Linda Grant discusses her novel When I Lived in Modem Times, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 with an audience of her readers and presenter James Naughtie. The story follows Evelyn on her voyage from postwar London to Tel Aviv, where the new state of Israel is about to be born.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm December's Bookclub: Generation X by Douglas Coupland


Unknown: Linda Grant
Presenter: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Douglas Coupland

: High Flight

High Flight by the young poet John Magee , who was killed in a mid-air collision in 1941, has become the most celebrated poem about the intoxication offlying. Sean Street looks at its history, its author and its unique place in the popular imagination. With contributions from Andrew Motion , composer Bob Childcott and veterans of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Producer Alan Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Magee
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Bob Childcott

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Bush agrees to meet Gorbachev for unofficial talks on a boat in the Mediterranean. For details see yesterday

: 1989: How the Wall Fell

John Tusa is in discussion with key insiders from British, German, US, Soviet and other governments about the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, when the dissolution of Cold War certainties posed all kinds of political and security challenges. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Tusa

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Hardeep Singh Kohli selects highlights from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed]: email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

The Grundys come back down to earth. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 128-129

: 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

3/5. Mathilda. "I was born in the worst winter ever.... And then I was brought up by a cat." Hattie Naylor 's story is read by Alison Reid. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Read By: Alison Reid.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

Obituaries with Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Is honesty always the best policy? Martin
Bright asks whether the truth is always in the wider public interest, exploring institutional and personal secrecy and what happens when they collide. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: The Cases That Changed Our World

1/4. Clive Coleman revisits the 1670 case that established the principle that judges cannot intimidate juries.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Cases That Changed Our World is rptd on Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1989: Day-by-Day

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


Producers: Robert Abel

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Organ donation. Repeated from Wednesday

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