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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell provide the commentary on the second day of the Second Test in the Ashes series at the Adelaide Oval. Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time
__ Highlights of the second day's play are on BBC2 tonight at 11pm


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Adelaide Oval.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Extreme Britain

3/5. Mike Dilger visits Borrowdale in Cumbria to meet the man who farms the wettest inhabited place in Britain. Nearby, he walks through England's temperate rainforest. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Mike Dilger
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Open Country

Rural reports from around the country. Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Farming Today This Week

Reports from the farming community. Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today until 7.30am

Presented by John Humphrys and Sarah Montague. 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Saturday Live

Hardeep Kholi starts the weekend with the help of novelist Justin Cartwright. Featuring inheritance tracks, extraordinary stories and the occasional nutty bits. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Hardeep Kholi
Unknown: Justin Cartwright.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Jay-Z: from Brooklyn to the Boardroom

The rags-to-riches story of rap star Jay-Z, who escaped the Brooklyn ghetto of his childhood to acquire a personal fortune of$320 million. Finance guru Alvin Hall looks at how Jay-Z built his empire from scratch, with 20 million CD sales and a host of other businesses under his wing, and at how big-name American brands are hiring his business savvy to help them too. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith
See also the film Backstage tomorrow at 12.10am on BBC2
Talking to the man who talked to the man: page 137


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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 E15.99 (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, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Samantha Washington Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Samantha Washington

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis shine a satirical light on the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Andy Zaltzman. Repeated from yesterday RT DIRECT: To order the cd The Now Show for just £10.99 (RRP E12.99) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Doncaster puts topical questions to a panel that includes Labour Party chairwoman Hazel Blears and Times Columnist Matthew ParriS. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hazel Blears
Unknown: Matthew Parris.

: 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: Killing the Butterfly

In Colin MacDonald 's romantic thriller, two murder witnesses are put under police protection pending a High
Court trial. But something goes badly wrong and they have to flee for their lives, never knowing whom it's safe to trust.
Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Colin MacDonald
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Barker: Simon Talt
Hannah: Vicki Liddelle
DCI Mulhall: Gayanne Potter
DS Wh itton: James Bryce
Andrew: Kenny Blythe
Matthew: John Paul Hurley
Kayleigh: Laura Smales

: The Real History of Opera

3/4. Guillaume Tell. Rossini's last opera is about the political ideals of a population rising up against tyrannical overlords. In 1829 - the year before the July revolution - it had a special resonance for the Parisian public for whom it was written. But it had a different kind of impact in Italy, Rossini's home country, much of which was under Austrian rule. With Huw Edwards. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Huw Edwards.

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge
RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD for £8.99 including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


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

: Saturday PM

News and sport, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World In Your Ear

New series 1/9. More radio highlights from the English-speaking world, presented by Lucy Ash. This week she hears extracts on the theme of water: how to limit its use in South Africa; reusing "grey" water" in Germany; harvesting the rain in Rajasthan; and how The Archers' team is helping to encourage good water management with a Tanzanian radio soap. Producer Alison Cutts


Presented By: Lucy Ash.
Producer: Alison Cutts

: 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

7/8. A writer creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Peter Leslie Wild


Producer: Peter Leslie Wild

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe is in New York to discuss David Hare 's post-9/11 play The Vertical Hour, with guests Melissa Bank, David Rakoff and Kamila Shamsie. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: David Rakoff
Unknown: Kamila Shamsie.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Archive Hour: Give Us Your Money

Ever since the early days of broadcasting, with The Week's Good Cause in 1926, the generosity of the British public has been tapped by the BBC on behalf of charities. Carolyn Quinn tells the story of fundraising on the BBC from its humble beginnings on the Home Service to the multimedia extravaganzas of today's Children in Need.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Classic Serial: The Brothers Karamazov

4/5. As Dmitri goes on trial for the murder of his father, Alyosha desperately seeks proof of his innocence. By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised by Melissa Murray and Music by David Pickvance Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray
Music By: David Pickvance
Dmitri: Paul Hilton
Ivan: Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha: Carl Prekopp
Lise: Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova: Rachel Atkins
Katerina: Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka: Katy Cavanaqh
Smerdyakov: Joseph Kloska
Grigory: Desmond McNamara
Judge: Ian Masters
Prosecutor: Philip Fox
Fetyokovich: Mark Strakerl
Devil: Sam Dale
Spectators: Paul Richard Biggin
Spectators: Salkat Ahamed
Spectators: Bethan Walker
Spectators: Miranda Keeling

: The Moral Maze

9/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox
Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips and Steven Rose 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: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Brain of Britain

13/17. Four contestants from London and the Home
Counties compete in the first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robertson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robertson.

: 1 Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth

Poet Paul Farley chews over the unhappy relationship between poets and their teeth, talking to poets and dentists about the place of teeth in literary and cultural history. The readers are Robin Cameron and David Holt. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Paul Farley
Unknown: Robin Cameron
Unknown: David Holt.

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the third day of the Second Test in the Ashes series at the Adelaide Oval. Resumes tomorrow at 5.30am


Unknown: Adelaide Oval.

: Scottish Shorts

3/5. Write Your Name Small. The panto season finds a theatre company struggling to keep the show on the road. Written and read by Anne Downie. Producer Bruce Young


Read By: Anne Downie.
Producer: Bruce Young

: News

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Patent Breaking Life
Saving: Ben Yeoh 's comedy about a leader who gives out free medicine


Unknown: Ben Yeoh

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: Politics UK

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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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