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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Worcester Cathedral.

: The Cases That Changed Our World

1/4. Clive Coleman revisits the dramatic trial of two Quakers in 1670. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Coleman

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Words My Mother Taught Me. Storyteller Pamela Marre examines ancient wisdom
Passed down through families as she explores what people choose to remember, carry from the previous generation and create for the next. Producer Kim Normanton Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Kim Normanton

: Living World

New series. 1/5 Autumn Crickets. As the days shorten, Lionel Kellaway heads to
Dartmoor to hear the rhythmical, autumnal chirping of grasshoppers and crickets. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kellaway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jon Snow appeals on behalf of Bhopai Medical Appeal. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio4 weDsne


Unknown: Jon Snow
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service for Remembrance Sunday, recorded at Camp Bastion, the main base for British forces in Afghanistan.
Presented by the army chaplain, the Rev Andrew Martlew. producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Andrew Martlew.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: The Archers Miscellany by Joanna Toye is available for E9.49 (RRP £9.99) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(national rate) quoting RT,or visit [web address removed]

: Ceremony of Remembrancefrom the Cenotaph

r Nicholas Witchell sets the scene in London's
RT CHOICE Whitehall as the nation remembers tne sacrifice made by so many in the two World
Wars and in other more recent conflicts.
After the Last Post and two minutes silence,
Her Majesty the Queen lays the first wreath.
The Bishop of London leads a short Service of Remembrance and, during the March h-asi, veterans and those involved in present conflicts share their thoughts. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Poppies Are Red, CornflowersAreBlue

Recorded on location in Ypres, Verdun, L London and Paris, Mark Whitaker gives an insight into Britain and France's different approaches to remembrance by telling the stories of the adoption of the French and British flowers of remembrance: the cornflower and the poppy respectively. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mike Hally

: The Unbelievable Truth

5/6. David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which Clive Anderson , Dom Joly , Fi Glover and Henning Wehn are encouraged to tell lies to see how many items of truth they can smuggle past their opponents. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Exploring the food issues of the day. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Sukey Firth

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Selling Cheese to the Chinese

The story of how European foodies are trying to persuade China's exploding middle class to ditch their noodles in favour of expensive European fine foods. Producer Mukul Devichand


Producer: Mukul Devichand

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , John Cushnie and Chris Beardshawjoin chairman Eric Robson at Linkinhorne Horticultural Society in Cornwall. Chris Beardshaw meets the man collecting more than 200 varieties of Cornish apples, cherries and pears. Including at


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Chris Beardshawjoin
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Repeated from Friday

: The Two Minute Silence

r Marking this week's 90th anniversary of the two minutes' silence, first observed as a tribute to those who died in the First World War, Clare Jenkins hears from five people who have their own reasons for observing the silence. producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Classic Serial: Bel Ami

2/2. Bel Ami's first wife and mistress are in the church to see him marry again - but will their knowledge of his past threaten his glittering future? Guy de Maupassant's novel is dramatised by Frances Byrnes.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Frances Byrnes.
Director: Polly Thomas Rptd
Bel Ami: Jonathan Slinger
Marelle: Emma Fielding
Madeleine: Mali Harries
MWalter: Steffan Rhodri
Rachel: Sara McGaughey
Suzanne: Catrin Morgan
Mme Walter: Nickie Rainsford
The Bishop: Richard Nichols

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup unveils the results of Neglected Classics, in which listeners voted for one of ten forgotten books, to be dramatised on Radio 4. She also talks to Australian writer David Malouf about his novel Ransom, a reworking of Homer's Iliad. producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: David Malouf
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Adventures in Poetry

New series. 1/6. Adlestrop. Written in 1915 about a two-minute stop at a railway station in the Cotswolds, Edward Thomas 's poem has long been loved for its evocation of high summer, rural England and the intimation of changes to come. Presented by Peggy Reynolds. Producer Tim Dee Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Edward Thomas
Presented By: Peggy Reynolds.
Producer: Tim Dee Rptd

: 1989: Day-by-Day

The politburo resigns in East Germany. For details see yesterday

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

17:40 - From Fact to Fiction
Series 7, The Man In The Suit

Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to the week's news, prompted by Radovan Karadzic's first appearance at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

As Karadzic insisted that he needed more time to prepare his defence and claimed that his fundamental rights had been violated, there were many with other thoughts on their mind.

With Nigel Anthony, Annette Crosbie, Adam Kotz and Zoe Waites.

: Pick of the Week

Sheila McCiennon makes her selection from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed]; email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Susan's loyalties are put to the test.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 116-117

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Stories from the Bath LiteratureFestival

4/5. Big Boys Don't Fly. This is the story of a man who is stuck on the ground. He used to be able to fly, but he's forgotten about that now. Paul Dodgson 's story is read by Michael Maloney. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Paul Dodgson
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/9. The Economist's New Clothes
Stephanie Flanders examines the arguments that the near collapse of the global financial system has exposed the failures of 30 years of economic thinking. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Stephanie Flanders

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: The Cases That Changed Our World

2/4. Clive Coleman revisits the case of the Carbolic Smoke Ball, a bizarre Victorian quack medicine, that established the principle about truth in advertising. 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 and Joby W aldman


Producers: Robert Abel

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6,05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

White-collar crime. Repeated from Wednesday

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