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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield.


Unknown: Dr Tony Bayfield.

: The Real World

1/5. Monks or nuns from Christian and Buddhist traditions leave their communities to mix in with "the real world", record their impressions, and reflect on definitions of reality. This week, Sister Yolanda from the Poor Clares visits a family on a Liverpool housing estate.

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

The issues of the week that affect the countryside and the food it produces. Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Catherine Pepinster.
8.50 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover presents the weekend magazine show, with all the latest news and lively discussion. Well-known faces reveal their surprising pastimes in Secret Lives, there's a selection of unusual podcasts, and celebrities talk about music they want to pass on to their children in Inheritance Tracks. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Language of Laughter

Stand-up comedy is the throbbing heart of the world-famous British sense of humour. So what happens when that throbbing heart is transplanted to a foreign body, a country where they've never heard of stand-up at all? Julian Clary explores the bizarre reality behind a new trend that has seen British comics brave violence, crime, and total incomprehension, from Zagreb to Moscow, as they struggle to unite the world through laughter.
With contributions from Alexei Sayle , Robin Ince , Shappi Khorsandi and others. Producer Kate Taylor


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Producer: Kate Taylor

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of The Independent takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: 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

The latest from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

4/8. Sandi Toksvig hosts the topical comedy panel game as the team regulars trawl through the week's biggest (and smallest) news Stories. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Reading puts questions on topical issues 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
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Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Playing with Fire

by David Edgar
Produced at the National Theatre, London, in 2005, this play is set against the background of a riot in the fictional northern town of Wyverdale in the early part of this decade. A powerful political and personal drama in a new radio version by playwright David Edgar.


Author/Adapted by: David Edgar
Producer/Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Alex Russell: Emma Fielding
George Aldred: David Troughton
Frank Wilkins: Geoffrey Whitehead
Riaz Rafique: Paul Bhattacharjee
Anwar Hafiz: Pal Aron
Arthur Barraclough: David Fleeshman
Jack Ross: David Bannerman
Joan Cummings: Marian Kemmer
Shirley Honeywell: Fiona Clarke
Les Slater: Peter Meakin
Stephen Croft: Sam Dale
Ricks: Graham Padden
Lord Stanley: Robert Lister
Counsel: Susan Brown
Leena Harvey-Wells: Souad Faress
Shaz: Bethan Walker

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

: Saturday PM

A round-up of the day's news with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

New series 1/9. The business discussion programme comes this week from the World Economic Forum, held every year at Davos in Switzerland. Joining
Evan Davis is a panel of top business people from around the world to debate the issues that matter to consumers and companies. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: 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

: 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 and 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Looking for Lawrence

Last year marked the the 70th anniversary of the death of TE Lawrence , one of the most famous British icons of the 20th century. Using rare recordings and candid personal accounts, BBC world affairs editor John Simpson explores the life and legend of this extraordinary man. In interviews dating back as far as the 1930s, his family, friends and military colleagues recall their experiences of Lawrence, including recordings from literary luminaries such as EM Forster and Siegfried Sassoon , who spent much time in Lawrence's company. And Lawrence's brother poignantly remembers a man after the war years who was, in fact, "in ruins after enormous over-exertion over all those years". Producer Christina Captieux


Unknown: Te Lawrence
Editor: John Simpson
Editor: Siegfried Sassoon
Producer: Christina Captieux

: Classic Serial: Germinal

2/3. Etienne struggles to live without the girl he loves, and becomes the respected leader of the comrades as the strike takes hold in many of the company's pits But events spiral out of conrol after a secret midnight meeting in the forest. Continuing Emile Zola 's masterpiece, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Emile Zola
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Narrator: David Bradley
Etienne: Joe Absolom
Catherine: Emily Chennery
Maheu: Charles Dale
La Maheude: Deborah McAndrew
Souvarine: Gary Lewis
Hennebeau: David Fleeshman
MadameHennebeau: Denise Black
Cecile: Victoria Brazier
Chaval: Leigh Symonds
Negrel: James Nickerson
Maigrat: Seamus O'Neill
Mine Manager: Seamus O'Neill
La Mouquette: Vicky Binns
Jeanlin: Aidan Parsons
Lydie: Daisy Jones

: The Moral Maze

1/12. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with Claire Fox Ian Hargreaves, Clifford Longley and Steven Rose. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox Ian
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Steven Rose.

: Land Lines

3/6. Brett Westwood is in the Mendips this week with his two landscape detectives to try to decipher clues on and under the surface and discover some of the history Of the area. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Poetry Please

5/9. Roger McGough introduces a selection of wintry poems and thoughts about the right way to live from Thomas Hardy , DH Lawrence and Ted Hughes. Plus Norman MacCaig 's longest poem in its entirety, Man in Assynt. The readers are Rupert Wickham , Jim Findley and Kerry Shale. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Ted Hughes.
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Rupert Wickham
Unknown: Jim Findley

: Wild Ways

1/5. Can'tBeatlt. "I would never have come to the desert if I'd known that Cecilia would turn into a gibbering loon with an eating disorder," claims Marcie, who is travelling across America with her friend in a blue convertible automatic. A series of stories about women on the road begins with Emily Perkins 's tale, read by Amanda Horlock. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Emily Perkins
Read By: Amanda Horlock.
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: One Planet


: BBC World Drama

Seglia, by Sibusiso Mamba. The brutal murder of a powerful man sends shockwaves throughout the Swazi kingdom

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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