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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pastor Lindsay Allen.


Unknown: Lindsay Allen.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.


Presenter: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of the British countryside. Producer Karen Gregor
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

John Humphrys and Ed Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ed Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

A look at how it feels to play the mating game late in life. With John Peel. Producer Vibeke Venema PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrh.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrh.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Food Programme

The food business is put through the grinder and the results analysed.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Rptd Monday 4pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances MacDonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical quiz, with Alan Coren and Jeremy Hardy. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in London by Kenneth Clarke MP,
Jack Cunningham MP, Nick Harvey MP and Piers Morgan, editor of The Mirror. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Jack Cunningham
Unknown: Nick Harvey

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Stephanie Browning and Lisa Jenkinson . LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Stephanie Browning
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson

: To Be or Not to Be

In the early 18th century, the Irish philosopher Bishop George Berkeley was a profoundly important and influential figure. Today, he remains an enigmatic and intriguing character. Alyson Hogg explores his life and times. Producer Ian Kirk-Smith


Unknown: Bishop George Berkeley
Unknown: Alyson Hogg
Producer: Ian Kirk-Smith

: The Saturday Play: Castle Rackrent

Maria Edgeworth 's late 18th-century satire on Anglo-Irish landlords, dramatised by Roger Danes. Is there nothing these litigious, dissolute and often absent landlords can do that will shake the unquestioning regard of old Thady Quirk , the faithful family retainer? with Marcella Riordan. Director Penny Leicester


Unknown: Maria Edgeworth
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Unknown: Thady Quirk
Unknown: Marcella Riordan.
ThadyQuirk/Granda: Tp McKenna
Jason Quirk/The Irish: Breffni McKenna
The Rackrent Heirs: Sean Barrett

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's 's
Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film, including an interview with rising British star Jude Law.
Christopher Frayling assembles the ultimate, classic western from a clutch of new video releases.
Producer Tom Alban. ADDRESS: Talking Pictures. BBC Radio 4, London. W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Jude Law.
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Tom Alban.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt-and Hugh Dennis host more stand-up comedy, sketches and songs. With the regular team of Dan Freedman , Nick Romero ,
David Quantick , Jane Bussmann and guests. Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Producer: Aled Evans.

: Hearing with Hegley

Alternative comedian John Hegley entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse. With Nigel and the Popticians. Producer Phil Clarke Repeat


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the week's cultural events, including 8mm, the latest movie from
Joel Schumacher , starring Nicolas Cage. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Joel SchumacHer
Unknown: Nicolas Cage.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Sporting Sermons

In the last of three programmes about sport and its place in our national life, Simon Barnes looks at gamesmanship. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Barnes
Producer: Richard Vadon

: The Archive Hour: Redeeming Features

Piers Plowright pays a final visit to the BBC sound archives to listen to highlights of radio features that have excited him. 4: Wonderland
Producers Matt Thompson and Rex Brough


Unknown: Piers Plowright
Producers: Matt Thompson
Producers: Rex Brough

: Classic Serial: Villette

By Charlotte Bronte, dramatised in three parts by James Friel.
3: Monsieur Paul. Lucy's involvement with Monsieur Paul deepens. With Catherine McCormack , Joseph Fiennes and Harriet Walter. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: James Friel.
Unknown: Monsieur Paul.
Unknown: Monsieur Paul
Unknown: Catherine McCormacK
Unknown: Joseph Fiennes
Unknown: Harriet Walter.

: The 1999 Reith

Runaway World
Five lectures about aspects of globalisation given by Anthony Giddens , director of the LSE. 3: Tradition. Globally, tradition and custom are in retreat. What are the consequences of this and of the rise of fundamentalism? This lecture comes from the Nehru Memorial
Museum and Library in Delhi and is followed by questions from an invited audience. Mark Tully is in the chair. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Anthony Giddens
Unknown: Mark Tully

: All the Rage

A series featuring musical anecdotes from decades past.
3: 1800-10. David Owen Norris and guests Rachel Cowgill and Tim Blanning revisit the divas and dramas of the first decade of the 19th century. Singing by Alison Wells. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Rachel Cowgill
Unknown: Tim Blanning
Unknown: Alison Wells.

: Adventures in Poetry

At Grass by Philip Larkin. Stephen Regan introduces an exploration of the themes and impact of Larkin's lyrical evocation of retired racehorses and a vanished England. Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Stephen Regan

: News

: Experimental Feature: A Gentleman Is Not a Pot

The name of Confucius has become synonymous with wisdom and insight, but what is it about the Chinese philosopher's writing that resonates across the centuries? Readers
Cameron Stewart and Teresa Gallagher
. Part 3 of 4. Producer David Perry


Readers: Cameron Stewart
Readers: Teresa Gallagher
Producer: David Perry

: The Late Story: Give Me My Wars

By Diran Adebayo , read by Eddie Nestor. A man with a secret reflects on the underachievements of those in his neighbourhood.
Producer Frances-Anne Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Diran Adebayo
Read By: Eddie Nestor.
Producer: Frances-Anne Solomon Repeat

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