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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Second Generation Sikhs

Repeated from Sunday See repeat at 7.45pm fordetails

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge reports on rural life across the UK. Producer Gabi Fisher Extended atl.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated on Monday at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the third day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Tony Cozier and Simon Mann , with expert comments from Angus Fraser , Vic Marks and Viv Richards. Including at
12.35 News and A View from the Boundary Writer and broadcaster Darcus Howe reveals his love of the game of cricket.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Unknown: Darcus Howe
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Grasshead Racers

On the day of the annual 12-hour lawnmower race, Murray Walker samples a sport that has attracted both Stirling Moss and Oliver Reed. As the grasshead racers gun their Atcos and Qualcasts round a field in Dorset at a dizzying 35mph, Murray is moved to pick up his commentator's microphone once more to describe this most spectacular and democratic of motor sports.


Presenter: Murray Walker
Producer: Julian May

: Talking Politics

New series Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion programme that sharpens the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Sheila cook


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: PM

Inside Money
2/6. The programme that explores financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar. I'd Go to Jail. When council tax went up by an average of almost 13 per cent last year, it triggered a wave of protests, particularly from those on low fixed incomes. Pensioner Jeff Ellett ended up in court for withholding part of his bill. He argues passionately that council tax is unfair and joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate what the alternatives might be. Producer Philippa Goodrich
Extended at 3pm


Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Philippa Goodrich

: The Now Show

4/6 Comedy so topical that it's still slightly damp, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.

: News

: Straw Poll

1/6 The private sector does not know how to run the railways. This debate on an issue of perennial interest is chaired by Nick Clarke from the Tower Arts Centre, Winchester. Repeated from yesterday To vote YES dial [number removed] Tovote NOdial [number removed] Calls cost lOp. Lines are open until 2.20pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. PHONE: [number removed] email- strawpoll@bbc.co.uk Producer Nick Utechm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechm

: The Saturday Play: The Haunt of Swans

When a recently widowed young woman retreats to a remote part of Scotland to get away from everything, she not only falls in love, but also finds herself caring foraniniuredwhooperswan.BySharonOakes. Director Pauline Harris I


Director: Pauline Harris
Fiona: Kaye Wragg
Cameron: Alex Ferns
Rachel: Susan Cookson

: Moonshine

Two wine writersjoin forces to investigate the part played by moonshiners in the histories of Ireland and Scotland and in the development of the modern whiskey (orwhisky) industry. While Susie Atkins goes in search of the poteen makers of Ireland who are still illegally distilling in hidden locations, Dave Broom travels to Speyside in Scotland to find out how the excisemen of the 18th century effectively criminalised much of the Highland population. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Susie Atkins
Unknown: Dave Broom
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer June Christie Series editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Back Row

Chris Tookey talks to Gary Winick , the director of 13 Going on 30 about a 13-year-old girl who wakes up as a 30-year-old woman. What is the attraction of age-swap dramas? Producer Kirsty Pope


Talks: Chris Tookey
Unknown: Gary Winick
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and Conversation. Producer Mairi Russell


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Mairi Russell

: Saturday Review

Frank Oz's remake of the The Stepford Wives is among the week's cultural highlights discussed by Kate Mosse and her guests. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Second Generation Sikhs

1/2. Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the compilation of the Sikh holy scriptures, these programmes feature young British Sikhs talking about the challenges to theirfaith and identity in 21st-century Britain. This week it is the turn of writer and comedian Sody Singh Kahlon. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Sody Singh Kahlon.

: The Archive Hour: Free Radio

Since 1949 Pacifica Radio has been a voice of dissent, an arena for protest and a space in which to imagine an alternative American dream. Raided by the FBI, blown up by the Ku Klux Klan and frequently torn apart by internal troubles, Pacifica has both reported and reacted to the major social upheavals of American life and liberty. Mike Marqusee pieces together an archival history of radical American radio. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Mike Marqusee
Producer: Mark Burman

: Classic Serial: The Turn

of the Screw
By Henry James. A new version of the classic Victorian ghost story. When a new young governess arrives at Bly, a remote country house in Essex, she fears that her two young charges may be hiding a dark secret. Dramatised by Neville Teller.
Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Henry James.
Dramatised By: Neville Teller.
Director: Peter Leslie
Governess: Cathy Sara
Mrs Grose: Tina Gray
Miles: Joseph Tremain
Flora: Lulu Popplewell
Douglas: Robert Uster
Griffin: Ian Brooker
Sir George: Jonathan Keeble

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Brain of Britain

The first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest continues, this week coming from the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Adventures in Poetry

3/5. "I, Too, SingAmerica". By Langston Hughes.
Written in answerto Whitman's I Hear America Singing Hughes's poem contains that now famous, bold assertion "black is beautiful". Peggy Reynolds , with the help of Hughes devotees, sets out to understand what produced that shout of joyful defiance. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Langston Hughes.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: White Magic

2/5. The Blackberry Season. Accordingto superstition, blackberries picked after 9 October are poisonous because the devil spat on them. What betterfruit to serve to an enemy? By Jo Mazelis. Read by Siriol Jenkins . Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: Jo Mazelis.
Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producer: Alison Hindell

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