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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Lamberhurst. Kent.

: The Cases That Changed Our World

2/4. Clive Coleman tells the story of the curious saga of the Carbolic Smoke Ball - a bizarre
Victorian quack medicine. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Coleman

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Mirror Image. Mark Tully reflects on reflections, in mirrors, photographs. film and art, considering whether they can offer insights into ourselves. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/5. Sika Deer. East Asian in origin, sika deer are now part of the British landscape.
Lionel Kelleway heads to Purbeck in Dorset for the start of the rutting season, producer Andrew Dawes


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Andrew Dawes

: Sunday

With Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lian Yariett appeals on behalf of the Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society. Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations:[address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Presenter: Lian Yariett
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service recorded as part of the recent Alliance of Religions and Conservation celebration at
Windsor Castle, hosted by the Duke of Edinburgh and attended by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, during which leaders of world faiths met to make long-term commitments to environmental action. Led by Martin Palmer and Sally Magnusson with Bishop Richard Chartres. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Martin Palmer
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Richard Chartres.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: 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]
The Archers-meet the next generation. P120

: Desert Island Discs

Children's author Julia Donaldson talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to the BBC's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Julia Donaldson
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Unbelievable Truth

616. David Mitchell is joined by Arthur Smith , Phill Jupitus , Tony Hawks and Graeme Garden , who are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to see how many items of truth they can smuggle past their opponents. Repeated from Monday


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

: International Twenty20 Cricket

South Africa v England
Jonathan Agnew and Simon Mann provide commentary on the second and final
Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park in Centurion. With expert analysis from Geoffrey Boycott and Daryll Cullinan. Producers Kevin Howells producers Kevin Howells and Louise Sutton *approximate times
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 12.04 pm


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Daryll Cullinan.
Producers: Kevin Howells
Producers: Kevin Howells
Producers: Louise Sutton

: The Food Programme

Anniversary - People. The first of two programmes marking the show s 30th anniversary, looking at the people whose ideas have shaped thinking on food. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Edward Stourton. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The Candidates

In the wake of the expenses row and a rush of retirements, Shaun Ley looks at what is now motivating people to aspire to become an MR Producer Catherine Doneqan


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Producer: Catherine Doneqan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Transport for London at the London Transport Museum. Eric Robson is in the chair. Pippa Greenwood also talks to contestants of the Underground in Bloom competition about the challenges of container gardening. At 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: Brother Mine

3/5 Foster Siblings, Care Homes, Kindertransports and Gangs. Julian Lloyd Webber examines new research into non-blood siblings and the bond fostered outside the family unit. Producer Terry Lewis


Unknown: Julian Lloyd
Producer: Terry Lewis

: Classic Serial: Fair Stood the Wind for France

1/2. HE Bates's tale of danger, suspense and romance in wartime France, dramatised by Maddy Fredericks. When a British aircrew ditch over occupied territory in the summer of 1942, injury and suspicion dog their attempts to survive. Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd on Saturday at9pm


Dramatised By: Maddy Fredericks.
Director: Jonquil Panting
Franklin: Rory Kinnear
O'Connor: Tom Goodman-Hill
Francoise: Louise Brealey
Grandmother: Ellie Haddington
Father: Bruce Alexander
Doctor: Ewan Hooper

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup is joined by crime writer Frances Fyfield, who talks about her latest novel, Cold to the Touch. Plus an appreciation of the great short story writer John Cheever. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Adventures in Poetry

2/6. To My Dear and Loving Husband
Peggy Reynolds explores the story behind Anne Bradstreet 's To My Dear and Loving Husband, one of the most tender and enduring of love poems, whose author - a migrant to the New World - came to be revered as America's first woman poet.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Anne Bradstreet
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Chancellor John Major gives his first autumn statement. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Major

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

John Waite makes his 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: John Waite
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Lilian gets the inside story.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
The Archers - meet the next generation: p120

: 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 Literature Festival

5/5. Mrs Somerville's Garden. Everyone in Mrs Somerville's family has an opinion on how she should move on from the family home to sheltered accommodation. Crysse Morrison 's story is read by Alison Reid. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Crysse Morrison
Read By: Alison Reid.
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

8/9. Death to the Deficit!
Frances Cairncross explores the UK's options in the face of a growing deficit. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: The Cases That Changed Our World,

3/4. Clive Coleman recalls the trial of farm labourer Reginald Woolmington , who shot his wife dead with a sawn-off shotgun in 1934. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Cases That Changed Our World is rptd on Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Reginald Woolmington
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1989: Day-by-Day

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


Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Joby Waldman

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

White-collar crime. Repeated from Wednesday

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