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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael's Church, Kingsteignton, Devon.

: Political Roots: Labour

2/2. Richard Reeves looks at the philosophical roots of the Labour leadership. Rptd from Wed


Unknown: Richard Reeves

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Blizzard's Dance. Mark Tully explores the lure, for some, of bitter cold and deep snow - a primal yearning described by one writer as "the thrill of the north coming to visit and staying for a while". Readers
Janice Acquah , Nicholas Bouiton and Frank Stirling. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Readers: Janice Acquah
Readers: Nicholas Bouiton
Readers: Frank Stirling.
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series. 1/7. Adam Henson visits Butser
Ancient Farm in Hampshire, where the oldest breeds of British animals are farmed. He finds out what the ancient Britons and the Romans can teach us about food production. Producer Maggie Ayre


Unknown: Adam Henson
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dr Ros Taylor appeals on behalf of Help me Hospices.
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm FM only
Donations: [address removed] (add name and address for giftaid); Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 weosire


Speaker: Dr Ros Taylor
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Father Michael Gollop leads a service for
Advent from St Arvans parish church near Chepstow, Monmouthshire. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Father Michael Gollop
Producer: Sian Baker

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week s news. 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

Sebastian Coe , chairman of the 2012 Olympic Games organising committee, talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite records to take to the island. Producer Leanne Buckle Rptd on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptd

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. Jack Dee is in the chair as David Mitchell joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor for the antidote to panel games. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Food and Art. Exploring the relationship between food and art. With Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Music from Beyond the Veil

Forty years ago, a Balham medium created a sensation when she claimed to have received new works from beyond the grave from Liszt,
Brahms, Beethoven and Rachmaninov, among others. Professor Paul Robertson examines the claims and counter-claims for musical mediumship and asks whether musical inspiration comes from within ourselves-or from somewhere beyond. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Professor Paul Robertson
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are the panellists at Wallasey,
Merseyside. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Matthew Wilson gives the first of a two-part examination of classic garden literature.
Including at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Matthew Wilson

: Joan Armatrading's Favourite Choirs

2/5. WorldSong. Joan Armatrading attends a rehearsal of WorldSong, a mixed-voice choir in Coventry that specialises in a cappella songs from across the globe and where the founding principle is that anyone can sing.
She also talks to the scientist who can prove that singing is beneficial to one's health. Producer Emily Palmer


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Producer: Emily Palmer

: Ciassic Serial: The Complete

Smiley: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
313. George Smiley , called back from retirement, is reaching the end of his hunt to find the mole he believes is tearing the British Secret Intelligence Service apart. By
John le Carre , dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Toby Sam Dale
Producer Steven Canny Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
RT DIRECT: The Looking Glass War CD is available for
£7.52 (RRP £1272) 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 Carre
Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Dramatised By: Toby Sam Dale
Producer: Steven Canny
Smiley: Simon Russell Beale
Ann: Anna Chancellor
Control: John Rowe
Peter: Ewan Bailey
Jim: Anthony Calf
Mendel: Kenneth Cranham
Magyar: Peter Majer
Ricki: Jamie Foreman
Toby: Sam Dale
Bill: Michael Feast
Karla: Philip Fox
Polyakov: Stephen Greif
Steve: Piers Wehner
Mrs McCraig: Kate Layden
Bill: Ryan Watson

: Open Book

Featuring a discussion of the challenges facing high-street booksellers. With Mariella Frostrup.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Adventures in Poetry

6/6. On First Looking Into Chapman's
Homer. Peggy Reynolds explores the stories behind the creation of John Keats 's On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.
Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: John Keats
Producer: Tim Dee

: 1989: Day-by-Day

President FW de Klerk meets Nelson Mandela. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nelson Mandela.

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Ernie Rea makes his selection from the past seven days of BBC radio, Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed]: email potw@bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Annette searches for a safe house.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridqe diary: pages 132-133

: Americana

Matt Frei hosts an insider's guide to the US. Producers Jocelyn Frank and David Schulman


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producers: Jocelyn Frank
Producers: David Schulman

: Sputnik

4/5. Gleekinq. All-American Sam is less than thrilled with his new Yugoslavian stepbrother, known to their classmates as Sputnik. Ryan McCluskey reads Benjamin Markovits 's Story. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Ryan McCluskey
Unknown: Benjamin Markovits
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: More Or Less

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

3/9. Sugaring the Pill. Ethanol produces emissions 90 per cent lower than petrol and for three decades Brazil has been pioneering its use in vehicles. As world leaders debate climate change in Copenhagen, can Brazil convince the rest of the globe that sugar really is good for you? Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: The Watchdog and the Feral Beast

1/3. Christopher Meyer , the former chairman of the Press Complaints Commission and former press secretary at Number Ten, asks whether the Press is freedom's guardian or, in the words of Tony Blair , a "feral beast". Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Watchdog and the Feral Beast is rptd on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Christopher Meyer
Unknown: Tony Blair
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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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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