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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: The Animals' VC

3/5. Man's Best Friend. Dylan Winter hears some stories of the courageous canines who have won the PDSA Dickin Medal for devotion to duty in times of war. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: News Briefing

: Papers

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge makes a spiritual journey to the island of lona.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

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


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

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Karen Pirie Shortened at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths<Sbbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Karen Pirie Shortened

: Excess Baggage

John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: MyWizard

Born out of jazz and killed off by the punk movement, progressive rock spawned numerous mind-altering album sleeves and was the catalyst for stadium-rock pomposity. John Aizlewood investigates the phenomenon known as "prog rock" and asks why such a disparate group of bands were pigeon-holed as "prog" when their influences actually incorporated styles as diverse as classical, jazz, folk and blues. Among those contributing to the programme are former prog rock musicians Keith Emerson ,
Ian Anderson , Dave Brock and Fish. Producer Phil Ward-Large


Unknown: John Aizlewood
Musicians: Keith Emerson
Musicians: Ian Anderson
Musicians: Dave Brock
Producer: Phil Ward-Large

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne from The Spectator reflects on the week in politics. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

8/8 Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. With Alan Coren and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: Any Questions?

13/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Omagh, Northern Ireland, put questions on issues of the week to a panel of four public figures.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Royal Court at 50 -Look Back in Anger ,

A season of six ground-breaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre begins with John Osborne s
Look Back in Anger, first staged in May 1956 when the central character, Jimmy Porter , the original incarnation of the angry young man, both shocked and charmed his audience. Singled out as the "best young play of its decade by critic Kenneth Tynan , it has claimed its place as a major turning point in British theatre. The play is set in the Midlands in the mid-1950s and charts the cruel but passionate relationship between Jimmy and his young wife Alison.
Trumpeter Colin Steele ; Producer/Director Lu Kemp See also tomorrow at 8pm and 9.30pm on Radio 3
Mark I Lawsonnn I nnk Rack in AnQer Dade119


Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Jimmy Porter
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: Colin Steele
Director: Lu Kemp
Jimmy: Ben Whishaw
Cliff: Grant O'Rourke
Alison: Samant Ha Young
Helena: Frances Grey
Colonel Redfern: Gareth Thomas

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett : Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC AUDIO: Woman's Hour Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Justine Willett
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sport headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

New series 1/9. There's smiles and laughter as Rosie Goldsmith gets into that April Fools' spirit in the showcase for the best of English-language radio from around the globe. Including prank calls to celebrities and unsuspecting members of the public, April Fools' radio gags, stand-up comedy and hilarious radio sitcoms. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests.
Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Simon Clancy
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

13/16. A spotlight on an individual in the news, featuring interviews and archive material.
Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and at 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: The Grand National

The Grand National, the most famous hunter chase in the world, continues to thrive in the UK, where hunting's been banned. Perhaps it's not surprising, as it's survived all sorts of ups and downs in its 170 years: bomb scares, animal-rights protests; void races; attempts to close Aintree and Devon Loch collapsing within sight of the winning post. Charlie Lambert , who covered the race for years and used to live next door to the horse Red Rum, tells the story of the nation's favourite horse race and examines what place it has in our future. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charlie Lambert

: Classic Serial: A House for Mr Biswas

1/2. Set in Trinidad, VS Naipaul's masterpiece is about the life of an ordinary Hindu man struggling to overcome circumstances and fulfil his destiny, his main obstacle being his formidable mother-in-law. Dramatised by Brian Wright.
Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Brian Wright.
Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon
Narrator: Rudolph Walker
Mohun Biswas: Nltln Ganatra
Shama: Nina Wadia
MrsTuIsi: Leena Dhingra
Seth: Madhav Sharma
Alec Victor: Romero Evans
Govind: Jim Findley
Maclean: Stefan Kallpha
Sushila Inlka: Leigh Wright
Bipti: Angela Wynter
Tara: Yvonne Brewster
Anand: Jonathan Bishop

: The Moral Maze

10/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Counterpoint

4/13. More music enthusiasts answer questions on every aspect of music, from the classics to Broadway shows to jazz, rock, and pop. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Like a Rolling Stone

Arthur Rimbaud 's poems, dazzling products of a few youthful years, had a huge impact on literature. His poetry lives on in many rock songs and in the lives of those who sung them, like Bob Dylan , Jim Morrison and Patti Smith. But would Rimbaud have thanked them? The writer and translator Jeremy Harding , who has prepared a new
English edition of Rimbaud's poems, explores the myth of the gypsy troubadour and Rimbaud's surprising attachment to the road home. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Arthur Rimbaud
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Jim Morrison
Unknown: Patti Smith.
Unknown: Jeremy Harding

: Lent Talks

4/6. Via Dolorosa - Jesus Meets His Mother. Another talk for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. Professor Mustafa Abu Sway, director of the Islamic Center at Al-Quds University, reflects on how Islam and Christianity exist side by side on the streets Of Jerusalem. Repeated from Wednesday

: One Planet

: News; Worldplay

Down God by Mike Walker. Forbes Masson plays James Boswell , who defends a butcher accused of sheep-stealing


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: James Boswell

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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