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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The bells of St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol.

: The Cases That Changed Our World

4/4. Clive Coleman revisits
Donohuev Stevenson , better known as the case of the Paisley Snail. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Donohuev Stevenson

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Mirror for the Soul. Mike Wooldridge considers the Sufi tradition - its history, beliefs and practices, and the mystical experience that lies at its very heart. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World: 4/5: Autumn Ivy

The ivy is a common sight throughout Britain, with its flowers providing an important late source of nectar for insects and its evergreen leaves a haven for wildlife. Lionel Kelleway asks why ivy is so maligned.


Presenter: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Andrew Dawes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news with Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Johnny Ball appeals on behalf of Computer Aid International. 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: Johnny Ball
Producer: Sally Flatman

: International One-Day Cricket

South Africa v England
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew. Simon Mann and Gerald de Kock on the fourth match of the series, from St George's Park. Port Elizabeth.
Analysis by Daryll Cullinan and Geoffrey Boycott. Producers Kevin Howells and Louise Sutton •approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 7.45am


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew.
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Gerald de Kock
Unknown: Daryll Cullinan
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Producers: Kevin Howells

: Sunday Worship

The Very Rev Hunter Farquharson with the Rev Ann Mazur leads a service for Advent from St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth. Preacher: the Most Rev David Chillingworth. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Hunter Farquharson
Unknown: Ann Mazur
Unknown: David Chillingworth.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: 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.

RT DIRECT- The Archers Miscellany by Joanna Toye is available for £9.49 (RRP E9.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Joanna Toye

: Desert Island Discs

Singer/songwriter Morrissey is Kirsty young's castaway this week. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am Stuart Maconie : page 29


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: I'm Sorry I Haven'ta Clue

2/6. Jack Dee is in the chair with Rob Brydon and Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor on the panel. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: The Food Programme

Awards Extras. This year's Food and Farming Awards judges, including Mark Hix and Alex James, tour the UK visiting the winners and finalists. What's the story behind a Best Takeaway or Best Dinner Lady? Repeated tomorrow at 4pm.


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Sukey Firth

: The World This Weekend

Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: Tarred and Feathered

For years, this medieval form of justice was the way communities in Northern Ireland were controlled by paramilitaries. As the politicians debate taking on policing and justice powers, Ruth McDonald finds how these communities have been policed since the ceasefire. Producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Ruth McDonald
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Gibbs are at Mayfield in East Sussex. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Gibbs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Brother Mine

5/5. Twins. Julian Lloyd Webber explores the personality traits Of twins. Producer Terry Lewis


Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Producer: Terry Lewis

: Classic Serial: The Complete Smiley: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

1/3. Since the capture and torture of their agent in Czechoslovakia, the British secret service have been in trouble. Now, the government have been forced to call George Smiley back from retirement to investigate the whole incident and to seek out the "mole" they believe to be at the heart of the service. By John Le Carre, dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)
RT DIRECT: The Looking Glass War CD is available for £7.52 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or go to [web address removed] and enter code [number removed] at checkout.


Author: John Le Carre
Dramatised by: Shaun McKenna
Producer: Steven Canny
George Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Ann Smiley : Anna Chancellor
Jim Prideaux: Anthony Calf
Peter Guillam: Ewan Bailey
Oliver Lacon: Alex Jennings
Ricki Tarr: Jamie Foreman
Irina: Vera Filatova
Inspector Mendel: Kenneth Cranham
Connie Sachs: Maggie Steed
Magyar: Peter Majer
Roddy Martindale: Philip Fox
Bill Haydon: Ryan Watson

: Open Book

Novelist Jeanette Winterson joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss her new books for children. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.


Guest: Jeanette Winterson
Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Adventures in Poetry

4/6. An Arundel Tomb. Peggy Reynolds examines the mystery surrounding one of Philip Larkin 's best-loved poems. Larkin was apparently disappointed by his Tomb poem, but now it is one of his most quoted works.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1989: Day-by-Day

The fight begins for the leadership of the Conservative Party. For details see yesterday

: File on 4

Gerry Northam investigates the UK's lack of Suitable organ donors. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay 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: Liz Barclay
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

The future looks bleak for Peggy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: Americana

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


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Sputnik

2/5. The Phantom Cosmonaut. Years before Gagarin, a small spacecraft breaks from its intended orbit. Neil Dudgeon reads Anita Sullivan 's Story. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Neil Dudgeon
Unknown: Anita Sullivan
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

1/9. Unlimited Company. Peter Day hears from people who believe there are better ways of running a business and are trying to do things differently. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: Political Roots: Liberals

1/2. Richard Reeves looks at the intellectual and philosophical roots of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Political Roots: Liberals is rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Richard Reeves
Leader: Nick Clegg.
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1989: Day-by-Day

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


Producers: Robert Abel

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Could new technologies enliven next year's UK general election? Repeated from Wednesday

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