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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Hugh O'Donnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Norman Winter

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Adnan Nawaz


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Adnan Nawaz

: Breakaway

Holiday reports from around the world. Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm
INFORMATION: call [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin is joined by Vanessa Feltz and artist Albert Finchley. With music from Squeeze.
Producer Celia Quandry


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Vanessa Feltz
Artist: Albert Finchley.
Producer: Celia Quandry

: The Week in Westminster

David Aaronovitch of The Independent looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Eurofile

Aneight-part series exploring Europe. Olenka Frenkiel starts herjourney in Italy, where she investigates current efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. Producer Gudrun Dalibor


Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and their special guests on the week's news.
Chairman's script by lain Pattinson with Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Aled Evans Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Hugh Rycroft
Unknown: David Spicer.
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Wellington, Somerset, by shadow social security secretary lain
Duncan Smith , Bishop of Oxford the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Labour MP
Ken Livingstone , and Liberal Democrat spokesperson on international development Dr Jenny Tonge. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Duncan Smith
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Dr Jenny Tonge.

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Listeners respond to issues raised in Any Questions?
Producers Anne Peacock and Bruce WhitneyLLow LINES: open from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Bruce Whitneyllow

: Saturday Playhouse: The Third Gentleman

Ian Rankin 's period detective story follows the adventures of the roguish Cullender in 1790s Edinburgh. Cully gallantly rushes to the assistance of a young lady in distress. with Douglas Russell , Cara Kelly , John Buick , Monica Gibb , Robin Thomson , Simon Tait and Steven McNicoll. Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Douglas Russell
Unknown: Cara Kelly
Unknown: John Buick
Unknown: Monica Gibb
Unknown: Robin Thomson
Unknown: Simon Tait
Unknown: Steven McNicoll.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Cully: Alexander Morton
Mary: Wendy Seager

: Rowntree Revisited

The second of two documentaries plotting the changing fortunes of some of Britain's poorest families over the last 100 years. Producer Susan Mitchell
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review of developments in science.
Producer Rami Tzabar. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker examines the record of the Environment Agency. Producer Deborah Hawkes
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Deborah Hawkes

: Letter from South America

Concluding the series in which
Scottish poet and translator Alastair Reid shares his experience of 30 years of travelling in South America. 4: Linguistic Modes. Reid contemplates the meaning of meaning in South America. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Alastair Reid
Producer: Ian Docherty

: Week Ending

Satirical review of the week's news, with Sally Grace , Dave Lamb and Sarah Parkinson.
Producer Maria Esposito Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: Offspring

John Peel presents more musings on the maze of family life. Producer Alison Hughes
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Offspring@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Laurie Lee's Long Sleep
While recording an interview with Christopher Cooke at the Chelsea Arts Club in 1989, writer Laurie Lee openly discussed his own sense of mortality. Now he has embarked upon his "long sleep", those private thoughts receive a first public airing, accompanied by a reading of poems and tributes from Tuesday's thanksgiving service at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London.
Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: On These Days

The events of 50 years ago this week. Producer Angela Sherwin
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Angela Sherwin
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: The Hydro

Ronald Frame's four-part drama set in a luxury hotel in the Scottish Highlands. 1: Fee Drummond has taken over the running of the Carnbeg Hydro following the death of her husband. with Sheila Donald , Ann Scott-Jones , Finlay McLean , Crawford Logan , Wendy Seager. Gayanne Potter and Geoffrey Lee Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Sheila Donald
Unknown: Ann Scott-Jones
Unknown: Finlay McLean
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Wendy Seager.
Unknown: Gayanne Potter
Unknown: Geoffrey Lee
Director: Patrick Rayner
Fee: Eliza Langland
David: David Rintoul

: Classics with Kay

On the night the clocks go back, Brian Kay plays music on the theme of time. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

The Rev Angela Tilby continues her assessment of New Age spirituality. Producer Garry Boon


Unknown: Angela Tilby
Producer: Garry Boon

: News

: Saturday Night Theatre: God's Country

By Lee Hall , dramatised in four parts. 3: The Sorrows of Sandra Saint
Sandra and her brother Scout are still grieving for their father.
Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Sandra Saint
Sandra: Hayley Richardson
Scout: Michael Walpert
Mother: Tracey Wilkinson

: Red Hills of Home

Sixteen years after independence, six residents of Zimbabwe reflect on their home and their history.
2: Pepe is a businesswoman in the provincial town of Mutare. Brought up in a township, she won a scholarship and came to Britain to take her A-levels. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeat


Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Word of Mouth

Six programmes in which Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak. 2: The Persistent Past. Novelist AS
Byatt is among those trying to account for the surprising persistence of received pronunciation.
Producer Louise Greenberg Repeat


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: News

: The Late Story: Poppy Seed and Sesame Rings

By Elizabeth Jolley , read by Kerry Fox. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley
Read By: Kerry Fox.

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