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: World News

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the closing stages of the third day's play of the Second Test in Adelaide, by Jonathan Agnew , Tim Lane and Jim Maxwell , with expert comments from Terry Jenner , Peter Roebuck and Keith Stackpole. Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate Km


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tim Lane
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Terry Jenner
Unknown: Peter Roebuck
Unknown: Keith Stackpole.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 , 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Satish Kumar.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Satish Kumar.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles offamily life. Producer Rebecca Armstrong PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
PHONE: [number removed] Email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: British Manufacturing and My Part in ItsDownfall

Hard work never killed anyone, but perhaps they didn't want to take the chance. John Fortune moves on up from the factory floor but finds out that the Shirking'SJUStthe same. Producer Miles Warde


Producer: Miles Warde

: The Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world's headlines, with KateAdie. Producer TonyGrant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, brought to you by Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Linda Smith and special guests. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the University of Leicesterwith a panel which includes Robin Cook, Alex Salmond and Susan Kramer.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Alex Salmond
Unknown: Susan Kramer

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] or email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: The Saturday Play: Mr Bensley's Pram

In 1907 Harry Bensley made a bet which was set to earn him $100,000. He had to walk around the world, disguised in an iron helmet, pushing a pram. In order to ensure that he never revealed his identity, he was accompanied by an observer, Charles Tipton. Today's play tells their true story.


Writer: Dylan Ritson
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Harry: James Purefoy
Charles: Richard Firth
JP Morgan: Gerard McDermott
Lord Lonsdale: Simon Donaldson
Stimpson: Ewan Bailey
Nora: Caria Simpson
Eunice: Emma Wooliams
Mrs Bensley: Joanna Monro

: The Apprentice

John Cole concludes his study of apprenticeship by looking at its role in the 21st century. It is no longer necessary to serve five years indentured to the master, but what else is different about the modern apprenticeship? Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: John Cole
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Sheila McLennon.
Series editor/producer Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Sheila McLennon.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. With Dan Damon.


Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Joe Cornish presents a brief history of Santa Claus in the movies, including undercover cop Santas, killer Santas, and Santa killers. Plus an interview with Christopher Hampton , writer of Dangerous Liaisons and the new film The QuietAmerican, which was quietly shelved by its own film company until Michael Caine kicked Up a fuss. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Joe Cornish
Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Michael Caine
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for a sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Saturday Review

Anita and Me, Meera Syal 's autobiographical novel set in a Midlands mining village in the early 1970s, comes to the big screen this week. The main theme is the childhood experiences of a young Asian girl as she comes to terms with living in two cultures -the temptation to rebel against her parents, the need to be accepted by her friends and the discovery of her own rich heritage. Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the film and discuss an exhibition about the cult of Lord Byron at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Around Whicker's World

In a series of three talks, Alan Whicker revisits some of the people, places and events that have made a particular impression on him during 60 years of globetrotting. 2: The Power of Goodness.Aweekspent in a convent of the enclosed order of Poor Clares. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Alan Whicker

: The Archive Hour: One for the Boys - the Story of Brooklands

Astley Jones takes a nostalgic trip to the heyday of Brooklands, the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and birthplace of British aviation, with a social scene that rivalled Ascot and Henley. Famous voices from the past include John Cobb, Malcolm Campbell and pioneer aviator AV Roe. There is also the unknown Poppy Slark , who spent her wartime nights stitching together the shot-up wings of returning Wellington bombers, and Gerry Gleason, boy scout lap scorer in the 1930s. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Astley Jones
Unknown: Malcolm Campbell
Unknown: Av Roe
Unknown: Poppy Slark
Unknown: Gerry Gleason
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Classic Serial: The Idiot: 4

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised in four parts by Melissa Murray.
Although still involved with Rogozhin, Nastasya is determined to marry the prince, though it is Aglaya who really loves him. The prince's health is failing and he begins to fear for his life.
Repeated from Sunday


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dramatised by: Melissa Murray
Director: Cherry Cookson
Prince Myshkin: Paul Rhys
Ganya: Alex Jennings
Rogozhin: Roger Allam
Nastasya: Lia Williams
Gen Yepanchin: David Swift
Lebedev: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Yepanchin: Paula Jacobs
Aglaya: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kolya: Carl Prekopp
Varya: Jemma Churchill
Footman: Martin Hyder

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. With Claire Fox , Michael Gove , Melanie Phillips and Ian Hargreaves. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves.

: Brain of Britain 2002

Contestants from Scotland and Wales compete in the general knowledge quiz, chaired by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Adventures in Poetry

Peggy Reynolds explores the background, effect and lasting appeal of our best-known poems.
1: On His Blindness by John Milton.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: John Milton

: The Late Story: Telling Tales

Written and read in ten parts by Alan Bennett. With his customary wryness, Alan Bennett reminisces about growing up in Leeds. 6: Proper NamesMusic by George Fenton Producer Mary Kalemkerian BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on audio cassette and compact disc. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Alan Bennett.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Music By: George Fenton
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Test at Adelaide. For details see 5.43am

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