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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Clement Danes in London.

: Political Roots: Liberals

1/2. Richard Reeves examines the intellectual ana Philosophical roots of the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Richard Reeves
Unknown: Nick Clegg.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Striving for imperfection. Classicist
Llewellyn Morgan considers the challenge of striving for perfection and how an acceptance of failings may be the better path to follow. Producer Katie Burningham Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Llewellyn Morgan
Producer: Katie Burningham

: Living World

5/5. Tufty of Thlrlmere. As the autumn colours of the Lake District intensify, Lionel Kelleway sets off on a quest to find his very own Tufty when he searches for red squirrels in the mixed woodlands of Thirlmere. producer Andrew Dawes


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Andrew Dawes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, appeals for help for homeless people in the capital and individuals in need across the UK. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations:[address removed] (add name and address for giftaid); Credit cards: [number removed]; online: [address removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

On the second Sunday of Advent, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu , reflects in his sermon on the great choruses of Handel's Messiah. service from Huddersfield University, led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. With Huddersfield Choral Society. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu
Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
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

: Received with Thanks

For 82 years, listeners have supported the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields, who use the money to transform the lives of thousands across the UK. Libby Purves hears from some of those who have been helped thanks to the funds raised by last year's appeal.
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 5.40pm and on Thursday at 3.45pm For details of how to make a donation see The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal at 7.55am


Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Archers

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


Unknown: Joanna Toye

: Desert Island Discs

The Attorney General Baroness Scotland is Kirsty Young 's castaway this week.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am Turn on.... with Kirsty Young : page 154


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Jack Dee is in the chair with panellists Barry Cryer , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and special guest David Mitchell.
Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes explores recent food writers' memoirs with Josceline Dimbleby, Anna del Conte, Kathryn Hughes and John Lanchester. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm Microwave fat-free fryer: page 152


Presenter: Simon Parkes
Guest: Josceline Dimbleby
Guest: Anna Del Conte
Guest: Kathryn Hughes
Guest: John Lanchester
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: The House That Jazz Built

Paul Merton on 50 years of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
Producer Stephen Garner
Rptd from Thu


Presenter: Paul Merton
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society in Edinburgh. Eric Robson is in the chair. Plus a tour of the city's Royal
Botanic Garden. Including at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Revised repeat from Friday


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Botanic Garden.

: Joan Armatrading'sFavourite Choirs

1/5. Warrington Male Voice Choir.
Joan Armatrading travels to Warrington to meet the all-male voice choir devoted to promoting peace and reconciliation. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Joan Armatrading

: Classic Serial: The CompleteSmiley: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

2/3. George Smiley , called back from retirement, is trying to piece together the events of the past to find the "mole" he believes is tearing apart the British Secret Intelligence Service. By John le Carré , dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Producer Steven Canny 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 bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Unknown: George Smiley
Unknown: John Le Carré
Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Producer: Steven Canny
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Ann: Anna Chancellor
Control: John Rowe
Peter: Ewan Bailey
Percy: Bill Paterson
Ricki: Jamie Foreman
Toby: Sam Dale
Bill: Michael Feast
Roy: David Hargreaves
Sam: Nicholas Boulton

: Bookclub

John Irving joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss his novel A Prayer for Owen Meany , which introduced one of fiction's most extraordinary characters.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm January's Bookclub: 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith


Unknown: John Irving
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Owen Meany
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith

: Adventures in Poetry

5/6. My Last Duchess. The height of English gothic, Robert Browning 's chilling but ground-breaking poem, My Last Duchess, has an aristocrat apparently admitting to having done away with his wife.
Peggy Reynolds teases out the poem's many layers. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 1989: Day-by-Day

East Germany's leader Egon Krenz resigns. For details see yesterday


Leader: Egon Krenz

: File on 4

9/10. Kate Clark examines why some Iraqi refugees still refuse to return home. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Kate Clark

: Received with Thanks

Repeated from 9.45am

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor 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: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Annette's night takes a deceitful turn. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridqe diary: pages 128-129

: Americana

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


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Sputnik

3/5. Drinking Vodka in the Afternoon. It's October 1957 and Sputnik is in orbit. In an Irish village, Mary Margaret receives lessons from a mysterious Russian. Niamh Cusack reads
Tania Hershman 's story. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Mary Margaret
Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Tania Hershman
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

2/9. Small Wonder. Microloans have brought credit to millions of poor people shunned by the banking system. With commercial financial institutions now jumping on the microlending bandwagon, Peter Day wonders whether a bubble is about to burst. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Norman Smith previews the week in politics.
10.45 Political Roots: Labour
2/2. Richard Reeves examines the roots of the current Labour Party leadership. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Political Roots: Labour is rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Norman Smith
Unknown: Richard Reeves
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1989: Day-by-Day

An omnibus of the last seven editions. Producer Barney Rowntree


Producer: Barney Rowntree

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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