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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Tim Lane with commentary on the third day of the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Producer Peter Baxter 'Approximate times Highlights of the third day's play are on BBC2 at 11.20pm tonight


Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tim Lane
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Extreme Britain

2/5. Mike Dilger searches for Britain's oldest tree in ancient woodland in Gloucestershire and on river cliffs in Worcestershire, but soon discovers that appearance isn't everything. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Mike Dilger
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Open Country

Rural reports from around the country. Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Saturday Live

Actor Felix Dexter joins Fi Glover on the weekend magazine show with all the latest news and lively discussion. Well-known faces reveal their surprising pastimes in Secret Lives, and there's a selection of unusual podcasts. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Lying Game

Each November, believe it or not. windswept
Wasdale in West Cumbria hosts a competition to find the world's biggest liar. Originating in the mid-19th century, when the local landlord acquired a reputation for telling tall tales, it's never been won by a women or a stand-up comedian. Step up Sue Perkins as she prepares the perfect fib, with help from locals, visitors and professional liars.
Producers Andrew Carter and Andy Cartwright
Sue Perkins tells it as it isn't: page 127


Producers: Andrew Carter
Producers: Andy Cartwright
Unknown: Sue Perkins

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards takes a look at the week's political events.
Editor Mandy Baker


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Mandy Baker

: 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 £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

The latest from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

2/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis chase away the winter blues with topical comedy and the help of Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Mark Watson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mark Watson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Sussex where an audience puts questions to a panel that includes the Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson ; the shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Theresa Villiers ; and the director-general of the CBI, Richard Lambert. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoffrey Robinson
Unknown: Theresa Villiers
Unknown: Richard Lambert.

: 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.answersi5bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Haunting of Frances Child

By Richard Cameron. John (played by Danny Burns ), a student, starts to fall in love with Frances (Emma Atkins ) but doesn't realise that he's part of a plan that Frances's personalities are plotting. Frances Child has Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) and creates other personalities in order to cope with the trauma experienced in childhood.
Music by Philip Tagney : Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Richard Cameron.
Played By: Danny Burns
Unknown: Emma Atkins
Music By: Philip Tagney
Director: Pauline Harris

: The Real History of Opera

2/4. A comedy of sexual politics set among the Olympian gods, Handel's Semele is based on a libretto by William Congreve and combines some of the most beautiful music Handel ever wrote with biting insights into lust, marital infidelity and the gold-digging of Princess Semele, a mortal who has set her sights on seducing the King of the Gods. Huw Edwards finds out how this very secular story was received when it was first performed on the first Friday of Lent. and discovers some of the targets at which it might have been aimed. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: William Congreve
Unknown: Huw Edwards

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge
RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour: Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD for E8.99 including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

9/9. The biggest names in business talk frankly about the workplace issues in the news. Presented by Evan Davis. Producer Neil Koenig


Presented By: Evan Davis.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: 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

6/8. Harry Venning and Dave Ramsden create a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Gary Brown Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Harry Venning
Unknown: Dave Ramsden
Producer: Gary Brown

: Saturday Review

Actor, singer and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah , novelist Gillian Slovo , and journalist, director and author Kevin Toolis join Tom Sutcliffe to examine highlights of the week's cultural events. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Unknown: Kevin Toolis
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Down at the Docks

At its peak, Belfast was the biggest shipyard in the world, employing more than 30,000 people. Through a new collection of archive, interviews and recordings, former shipyard workers who started work in the 1930s and 40s recall their time at Harland and Wolff, as Gerry Anderson explores the rise and fall of Belfast's remarkable shipbuilding industry. Producer Christina Captieux Face behind the Voice: page 127


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Christina Captieux

: Classic Serial: The Brothers Karamazov

3/5. Following the violent encounter at the Karamazov home, Dmitri flees the town in search of Grushenka. By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised by Melissa Murray.
Music by David Pickvance Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.
Music By: David Pickvance
Dmitri: Paul Hilton
Grushenka: Katy Cavanaqh
Alyosha: Carl Prekopp
Lise: Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova: Rachel Atkins
Grigory: Desmond McNamara
Makarov: Mark Straker
Andrey: Philip Fox
Trifon Paul: Richard Biggin
Musialowicz: Sam Dale
Constable: Salkat Ahamed
Reveller: Miranda Keeling
Second reveller: Bethan Walker

: The Moral Maze

8/11. Michael Buerk chairs a studio debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Brain of Britain

12/17. Featuring four contestants from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Repeated from Monday

: Barrack-Room Ballads

Kenneth Cranham discusses and performs his favourite poems from Rudyard Kipling 's 1892 collection, Barrack-
Room Ballads. He considers modern-day discomfort with the poems: though classics such as Mandalay, Gunga Din and Tommy are still well-loved, they are steeped in the language of British Imperialism and are often charged with jingoism, racism and sexism. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the fourth day of the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. For commentators see 5.30am

: Scottish Shorts

2/5. Herring. In Kenneth Steven's short story, old fishing logbooks spark off memories of a first love in the winter snow. Read by John Buick. Producer Bruce Young

: One Planet

: News Summary

: BBC World Drama

Dracula: David
Suchet stars as the vampire in Bram Stoker's novel (2/2)

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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