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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series in Sydney, by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell , with expert comments from Geoffrey Boycott. Geoff Lawson and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time Highlights of the final day's play are on BBC2 at 11.05pm tonight
5.43 Prayer for the Day With John Holdsworth. 5-45 Parrots and Piranhas
3/5. To the accompaniment of a tree frog's deafening song,
Huw Cordey and his friends are setting up camp on the river's edge with hammocks to sleep in. Then they go in search of brazil nuts and find one of nature's most impressive trees. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Unknown: Geoff Lawson
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter
Unknown: John Holdsworth.
Song: Huw Cordey
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Open Country until 6.30am

Exploring rural life around the UK. Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chrislmpey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover presents the weekend magazine.

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by presenter John McCarthy. Producer jo coombs


Presenter: John McCarthy.

: Boys, Badges and Baden-Powell

2/2. Former scout Arthur Smith presents the concluding part of the history of the scout movement. He examines myths about founder Robert Baden - Powell - a man's man, but possibly a feminist to boot. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Robert Baden
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: You've Never Had It So Good

Fifty years ago, with Britain still reeling from the Suez
Crisis, Harold Macmillan became prime minister. Historian Peter Hennessy explores how Macmillan transformed the country's mood and became identified with growing affluence. But despite his image as "Supermac", was he a great prime minister? Contributors include Lord Carrington, Denis Healey , Douglas Hurd and Peregrine Worsthorne. Producer Rob Shepherd


Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Producer: Rob Shepherd

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

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents news from the world of personal finance. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The News Quiz

1/8. Sandi Toksvig hosts the topical comedy panel game - with a dash of satire for extra sauce. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the discussion programme from Gateshead where an audience puts topical questions to a panel Of 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
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Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Tinner's Corpse: a Crowner John Mystery

Devon, 1195: the effusive coroner Sir John de Wolfe, aided by his long-suffering clerk, investigates mysterious murders among the complex relationships of the tin-mining community. And if this wasn't enough to occupy them, the unlikely duo need to address some personal issues. Written by Bernard Knight and dramatised by Arnold Evans.


Author: Bernard Knight
Dramatised by: Arnold Evans
Producer: Kate McAll
Director: Nigel Lewis
Crowner John: John Labanowski
Thomas: Bertie Carvel
The Sheriff: Andrew Wincott
Nesta: Siriol Jenkins
Walter: Richard Mitchley
Matthew: Richard Nichols
Joan: Sara McGaughey
Peter: Dan Winter
Stephen: Dick Bradnum
Dame Madge: Manon Edwards
Oswin: Tom Sherman
Aethelfrith: Phillip Manikum
Will: Howell Evans
Alan: Francois Pandolfo

: Page to Performance

2/2. Wagner's Monument to Love. Lowri Blake traces the history of Wagner's 19-minute concert work, the Prelude and Liebestod extracted from Tristan und Isolde. He follows Wagner's progress on the opera and his love for
Mathilde Wesendonck ; with contributions from conductor Mark Elder and musicians who consider it to be one of the most involving pieces to perform. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Lowri Blake
Unknown: Mathilde Wesendonck
Conductor: Mark Elder

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge
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Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

A round-up of news and sport.

: A World In Your Ear

6/9. The programme that selects the best bits from
English-language radio from around the world goes back to work with a special new year's edition devoted to jobs, investigating life on a factory floor in Guangdong and the career of a bounty hunter in Texas. Lucy Ash also hears fishing and farming songs broadcast on Irish radio and finds out what it takes to be a shock jock in an interview on "vocationeering" - doing a dream job while on holiday. Producer Arlene Gregorius


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

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

A look at the highlights of the week's cultural events.

: The Archive Hour: In the Dark Tower: Louis MacNeice at the BBC

Louis MacNeice, who was born in Belfast in 1907, wrote some of the most beautiful poetry of the last century. For 20 years he was also one of the BBC's most innovative radio producers, famous for productions such as The Dark Tower and Columbus - which featured Laurence Olivier and music by William Walton - and unusual impressionistic programmes such as India at First Sight. MacNeice was an enigmatic figure, aloof yet concerned, a brilliant classicist who loved rugby, and a hard drinker who worked harder. Paul Muldoon, another poet from Belfast, and himself an accomplished radio producer, explores the archive to tell the story of MacNeice's time at the BBC.


Presenter: Paul Muldoon
Producer: Julian May

: Classic Serial: Resurrection

1/2. By Leo Tolstoy. Prince Dmitri is on the jury of a trial of a young prostitute accused of murder whom he recognises as a girl he seduced years ago. He now believes he is responsible for her downfall. Dramatised bv Robert Forrest.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy.
Unknown: Robert Forrest.
Katerina: Katherine Igoe
Dmitri: Richard Dillane
Lydia: Vivienne Dixon
Vera: Joanna Tope
Princess Marya: Lesley Hart
Anatoly: Joe Arkley
Rizin: Joe Arkley
Gudz: John Buick
Makar: John Buick

: Decision Time

2/4. Nick Robinson shines a light on the process by which decisions are reached in Whitehall. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Robinson

: With Great Pleasure

Barry Norman entertains an audience at the Pump House in Aldeburgh with a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, including works by PG Wodehouse, Richmal Crompton and Raymond Chandler. Read by Andrew Sachs , Alice Arnold and Jon Glover. Producer viv Beeby
See also Original Soundtrack Recordings on Tuesday at 8.30pm on Radio 2


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Raymond Chandler.
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Read By: Alice Arnold
Read By: Jon Glover.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Poetry Please

2/9. Roger McGough introduces poems about hope, regret, sunrise and time by Alfred Lord Tennyson , Robin Robertson , UA Fanthorpe and Robert Frost. Read by Patrick Romer , Tom Lawrence and Kate Littlewood. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Unknown: Robin Robertson
Unknown: Robert Frost.
Read By: Patrick Romer
Read By: Tom Lawrence
Read By: Kate Littlewood.

: I Want to Be Alone

3/5. Blood Strangers. The story's narrator attempts to come to terms with the death of his mother. Jim Crace 's story is read by Jeremy Swift in the series inspired by the statement attributed to the screen icon and recluse, Greta Garbo. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Jim Crace
Read By: Jeremy Swift
Unknown: Greta Garbo.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: News

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: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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