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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Armies.


Unknown: Dr John Armies.

: The Real World

3/5. Monks and nuns leave their communities to mix with people outside the cloister. This week. Benedictine Father Cadfan spends a week with Leeds United superfan Gary Edwards.


Unknown: Gary Edwards.

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Miriam O'Reilly reports on the issues of the week that affect the countryside and the production of our food. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Saturday Live .

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


Producer: Maria Williams

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Endangered Sounds

The melodramatic clang of the old-style police car bell; the tranquil tick of a grandfather clock, the warm purr of the old dialling tone - all formerly familiar, all under threat of extinction or already consigned to the sound-file marked "nostalgia .
Simon Fanshawe examines the idea of a changing soundscape, asks whether we care about the passing of evocative sounds, and wonders which sounds will immortalise the 21st Century. Producer Nick Baker


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Nick Baker

: 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 roreign 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 Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The News Quiz

6/8. Topical panel game, presented by Sandi Toksvig. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Sandi Toksvig.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair as an audience in Hampton, Middlesex, puts questions to a panel that includes the culture minister David Lammy. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Lammy.

: 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: Backtrack

Jill Hyem 's play begins in a temporary centre for the homeless over a Bank Holiday weekend where Jan is roped in as volunteer: as the organiser says - "it s not only at Christmas that you can feel lonely". The weekend brings her in contact with Fiz, a young down-and-out with whom she becomes almost obsessed, though she is a woman who is very much determined to walk her own path, with no commitments. But. for once, she follows her instincts.
Producer/Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Jill Hyem
Director: Jane Morgan
Jan: Maxine Peake
Fiz: Joseph Kioska
Matt: Mark Straker
Molly: Marcella Riordan
Alec: Andrew Woodall
Nancy: Rachel Atkins
Mr Sykes: Sam Dale
Yorkshire neighbour: Christine Kavanagh

: Making the Grade

Examiners, teachers, pupils and parents relive the tension that surrounds taking the Associated Board music examinations. Accompanists from hell, pushy parents and crusty examiners all play their part. But how important and relevant are these exams to students, and is this the fairest wya to test their talents? Repeated from Tuesday

: 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 the day's news and sporting headlines. Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

3/9. The programme that has some of the biggest names in business talking frankly about the workplace issues that really matter - from the boardroom to the shop floor. Evan Davis talks to successful entrepreneurs and company bosses who tell him what's on their radar this week. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: 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

9/16. 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: Out on Air

The rise and fall of gay radio - how homosexuality on the airwaves went from taboo to mainstream in the space of a decade. With archive of the first gay castaways on Desert Island Discs in the 1930s, the gay and lesbian characters in ITMA, Mrs Dale's Diary and The Archers, famous on-air "outings" including Peter Mandelson, Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Barrymore, and early appearances by stand-up gay comedians Paul O'Grady, Sandi Toksvig and Graham Norton.


Producer: Paula McGinley

: Classic Serial: The Mahabharata

1/3. Genesis. A divided family fight over their inheritance and destroy the very thing they seek most - a peaceful and harmonious land. The ancient Indian epic, which is said to contain all that is known about human passions, is dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.
Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Jatinder Verma
Dramatised By: Claudia Mayer.
Yudhishtra: Paul Bhattacharjee
Krishna: Nitin Ganatra
Bhishma: Raad Rawi
Dhirtrashtra: Sam Dale
Duryodhana: Zubin Varia
Arjuna: Paul Bazely
Bhima: Danny Sapanl
Draupadi: Sasha Behar
Gandhari: Sudha Buchar
Kunti: Indira Joshi
Shakuni: Jude Akuwudike

: The Moral Maze

3/12. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with Ian Hargreaves , Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose and Clifford Longley. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Land Lines

5/6. Liverpool. Brett Westwood and his two landscape detectives as uncover Liverpool's history and its connection to crops, codes and crustaceans. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Poetry Please

7/9. Roger McGough truffles through the extraordinarily rich poetry collection held by the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Requests for works by John Donne ,
George Herbert , Thomas Hardy , Larkin and others are read by Jamie Glover and Claire Skinner.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Read By: Jamie Glover
Read By: Claire Skinner.

: Wild Ways

3/5. Lady Chatterley's Chicken. A tale of lust on the road in Latin America, as a woman at first acquiesces to and then tries to escape the attentions of a persistent fellow traveller. Their paths connect fatally with the life of a young Indian man. Louise Doughty reads her own story with the help of Arran Glass. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

: Feluda: the Golden Fortress. Bollywood stars Rahul Bose and Anupam Kher bring Satyajit Ray 's detective play to the air. Recorded in Mumbai, it is part of the India Rising season


Unknown: Rahul Bose
Unknown: Anupam Kher
Unknown: Satyajit Ray

: International Cricket

The second game in the best-of-three final series.
For commentators see tomorrow at 5.30am *approximate time

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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