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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: The Next Darjeeling ..

1/5. May. Britain's first ever tea crop is being cultivated at
Tregothnan in Cornwall. Matthew Harvey monitors its progress at this idyllic estate on the banks of the River Fal. Producer Viv Beeby


Producer: Viv Beeby

: Open Country

Exploring rural life in Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Maggie Ayre


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Kevin Dawson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations ana joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: LA Stories

3/3. Programmes and Profits. The guide to the inner workings of the American television industry concludes with Paul Jackson asking network president Dawn Ostroff and writer/producer Marsh McCall whether the industry can continue to produce fully-blown pilots that never make it to air and extended series that are axed before they have been fully broadcast. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Dawn Ostroff
Producer: Marsh McCall
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Test Match Special

The third day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann. Including at 1.00pm A View from the Boundary.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

5/12. A look at the week's political events, with Peter Obomeof The Spectator. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Obomeof
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP E16.99) 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 Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

8/8. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team satirise the week's news, with Jon Holmes , Marcus Brigstocke , Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Brockenhurst. Hampshire. The panel includes the broadcaster Charles Wheeler , the shadow Secretary of State for the Off ice of the Deputy Prime Minister Caroline Spelman , and The Times Europe correspondent Anthony Browne. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Caroline Spelman
Unknown: Anthony Browne.

: 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: A Gathering of Old Men

Louisiana 1972: a sheriff is summoned to a sugar cane plantation, where he finds one white woman, one dead Cajun farmer and a gathering of old black men, each one toting a shotgun. He is sure he knows who killed the Cajun, but all the men claim guilt and threaten to provoke a riot at the courthouse should the sheriff try to make an arrest. In the meantime, they wait for the lynch mob that the dead man's father is sure to launch. By Ernest Gaines , dramatised by Richard Cameron. Singers Mgcini Mkwananzi , the Rev Raymond Williams and Tyndale Thomas ; MusiccomoosedandarrbyTyndaleThomas;Producer/DirectorPaulineHarris


Unknown: Ernest Gaines
Dramatised By: Richard Cameron.
Singers: Mgcini Mkwananzi
Unknown: Raymond Williams
Unknown: Tyndale Thomas
Rooster: Don Warrington
Clatoo: Jeffery Kissoon
Mathu: Oscar James
Rev Jameson: Oscar James
Mapes: Stuart Milligan
Charlie: Paterson Joseph
Gable: Paterson Joseph
Gil: Ryan McCluskey
Griffin: Ryan McCluskey
Sully: Kerry Shale
Fix: Kerry Shale
Candy: Tracy Wiles
Luke Will: Kim Wall

: The Roadie's Tale

Nick Barraciough goes on the road with the Buzzcocks and offers a warts-and-all glimpse into the secret. subterranean world of their crew. With contributions from the Buzzcocks, Bruce Dickinson , Andy Kershaw and Mark Radcliffe among others. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Nick Barraciough
Unknown: Bruce Dickinson
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe

: 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 RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


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

: Saturday PM

International news and analysis, including the sport headlines, presented by Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

9/9 How does radio report the lives of the elderly around the world? Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to hear from elderly Vietnamese learning to drop their cultural reserve through karaoke; from Alaskan Native elders sharing their seal-skinning know-how with the local youngsters; and from retired Chinese volunteers in Guangdong. Plus a hard-hitting Australian report on financial abuse of the elderly. 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. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

5/8. A story in this week's news prompts a fictional response from a leading writer. Producer Steven Canny Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Producer: Steven Canny

: Saturday Review

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Nicki Paxman


Reviewed By: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: A Shoddy Business

"Shoddy" is the product of ripping apart old clothes and respinning the fibres to create new yarn, an idea devised in about 1813 in Batley, West Yorkshire, by Benjamin Law. But now almost all the mills have closed and shoddy is no longer produced. We've learnt to recycle in other ways. Rony Robinson recalls the time when shoddy played a major part in the industrial and social revolutions. producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Benjamin Law.
Unknown: Rony Robinson
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Classic Serial: Memento Mori

1/2. By Muriel Spark. Set in 1950s London, this is a bitingly funny and often touching observation of old age and how the past has a bearing on the present.
Dame Lettie Colston is the first of her circle of friends and relations to be warned by a mystery voice on the telephone,
"Remember you must die!" Dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
With Thomas Wheatley , Anthony Glennon and Kim Wall Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.
Unknown: Dame Lettie Colston
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Unknown: Thomas Wheatley
Unknown: Anthony Glennon
Unknown: Kim Wall
Director: Pauline Harris
Godfrey: Geoffrey Whitehead
Charmian: Marcia Warren
Mrs Pettigrew: Prunella Scales
Dame Lettie: Elizabeth Spriggs
Percy: Windsor Davies
Jean: Thelma Barlow
Henry: Trevor Martin
Guy: John Rowe
Mrs Anthony: Frances Jeater
Tempest: Frances Jeater
Olive: Tracy Wiles
Gwen: Tracy Wiles

: Inside the Ethics Committee

1/3. The medical discussion series in which Vivienne Parry is joined by a panel of experts to tackle the ethics involved in a real-life hospital case. This week, the debate centres on genetic screening with a look at a young family whose father has been diagnosed with HNPCC, a hereditary form of colon cancer. Should the children be tested for the same condition? Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Counterpoint

12/13. The last of this year's semi-finals of the wide-ranging music quiz, chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: Poetry Please

3/9. Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' favourite poems, including work by Stevie Smith , Tobias Hill and RS Thomas. The readers are Adjoah Andoh , Demetri Goritsas , Lewis Rae and Patrick Romer. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Tobias Hill
Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Unknown: Adjoah Andoh
Unknown: Demetri Goritsas
Unknown: Lewis Rae
Unknown: Patrick Romer.

: Ones to Watch

1/5. The Handover Notes. A secretary offers the low-down on office life for the temp who will take over from her. By Kathryn Simmonds , and read by Maureen Lipman. Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters


Unknown: Kathryn Simmonds
Read By: Maureen Lipman.
Producers: Chris Wallis
Producers: Jill Waters

: One Planet

: News; BBC World Drama

From Freedom to the Future. By John Myerson. Dramatic feature exploring the life of Nelson Mandela , as seen through his speeches over 30 years


Unknown: John Myerson.
Unknown: Nelson Mandela

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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