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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Lent Talks

1/6. Armando lannucci is the first of six public figures who reflect on the story of the ministry of Jesus and his Passion from their own personal perspective. lannucci talks on the nature of temptation, sin and the devil. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on issues that affect the countryside and the food it produces. With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.50 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover welcomes writer Louise Rennison and poet Murray Lachlan Young for an hour packed with secret lives and extraordinary stories. Producer Paula McGiniey


Unknown: Louise Rennison
Unknown: Murray Lachlan Young
Producer: Paula McGiniey

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Britain in a Box

3/3. Kittens or Bananas. Paul Jackson concludes his exploration of the social and cultural context of cult TV programmes that have caught the mood of the nation with a look at the sitcom Rising Damp. The 1974-78 hit started life as a single play written by an auditor for the East Midlands Electricity Board and starred an actor who was new to television comedy. Writer and creator Eric Chappell , TV executive Paul Fox and actor Paul Jones help trace the origins of the ITV classic back to The Banana Box - a play that took its name from a comment made in a debate on the entitlement of non-British-born residents to refer to themselves as British: "If a cat has kittens in a banana box, what do you get - kittens or bananas?" producer Paul Kobrak Rising stars: page 29


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Eric Chappell
Unknown: Paul Fox
Unknown: Paul Jones
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman , former political editor of Channel 4 News, looks at the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
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 Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

1/8. Returning for their 21st series, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with sketches and songs. Aided by Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes ,
Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: Any Questions?

From the Barbican Centre, London, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby. The audience put questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes film director Ken Loach , Secretary of State for Communities and Local
Government and Minister for Women Ruth Kelly ; shadow Chancellor George Osborne ; and Liberal Democrat frontbench spokesman Don Foster. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Director: Ken Loach
Unknown: Ruth Kelly
Unknown: George Osborne
Unknown: Don Foster.

: 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<8>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: The Killing of Dr Morgan

Horror isn't about ghosts and monsters. Horror is about something closer to the truth, as revealed in Jim Poyser 's taut thriller about a man whose comfy, middle-class world crumbles when his wife's best friend is murdered. Who murdered her? It's a cat's cradle of lies and deceit.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Director: Gary Brown
Andrew: Richard Lumsden
Lisa: Zara Turner
David: Philip Bretherton
Keegan: Andrew Dunn
Katya: Szilvi Naray-Uavey
Timon: Parvez Oadir
Higgo: Hamilton Berstock

: Ronnie's Last Show

At 15 he smuggled moonshine, at 18 he had a nightclub, and at 21, he advised Elvis to change his name. His backing band became The Band and he went to China as a peace emissary for John and Yoko. Gerry Anderson visits 71-year-old rock musician Ronnie Hawkins in his Canadian hideaway. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Musician: Ronnie Hawkins

: 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

Presented by Carolyn Wyatt. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Wyatt.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Bottom Line

6/9. Evan Davis talks to business executives with a keen interest in the complexities of commercial affairs. They discuss the fundamentals of buying and selling, highlighting consumer demands and the relationships between major companies and the general public. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Talks: Evan Davis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: 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 his guests discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: The Cancer of Betrayal

As Ghana celebrates 50 years of independence,
Radio 4's Archive Hour investigates the 1966 coup against its charismatic leader Kwame Nkrumah , who was the driving force behind African liberalisation and the radical idealism of pan-Africanism. Nkrumah died in Bucharest in 1972, isolated and broken, despite his growing popularity while in exile. His British literary assistant. biographer and companion, June Milne , reveals new and exclusive material from her personal archive that suggests the possibility of sinister interventions regarding the normally robust Nkrumah's decline in health and his untimely death. Producer Ruth Evans


Leader: Kwame Nkrumah
Unknown: June Milne
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

1/3. Empress in the West. This final series of Caesar! takes the story of the rulers of Rome through to the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West in AD 475. As the Empire begins to fall apart, Victoria (Barbara Flynn ) sees an opportunity to wield the power that her gender has always denied her. Mike Walker 's plays draw on a number of sources, notably Suetonius and later Roman historians.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Mike Walker
Victoria: Barbara Flynn
Postumus: Danny Webb
Marius: Stephen Hoqan
Galleinus: David Troughton
Victorinus: Sam Trouqhton
Saloninus: Nick Boulton
Gaul (Atraxis): Tim Treloar
Polydorus/Envoy: Paul Richard Biqqin
Messenger: Joseph Kloska
First Slave: Sam Dale
Second Slave: Emma Noakes
Centurian: Salkat Ahamed

: The Moral Maze

6/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Steven Rose , Michael Portillo , Ian Hargreaves and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: Land Lines

2/4. Brett Westwood 's landscape puzzle this week looks at the history of the East Anglian fens. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: The Great Libraries

1/4. The Wordsworth Trust. Joan Bakewell finds the most treasured poetry in some of Britain's great libraries. She begins with a visit to William Wordsworth 's Dove Cottage in the heart of the Lake District to view rare manuscripts by Wordsworth and his fellow Romantic poets. With contributions by David Wilson , Pamela Woof and Richard Stanton. Ian McKellen is the reader. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: David Wilson
Unknown: Pamela Woof
Unknown: Richard Stanton.
Unknown: Ian McKellen

: Lent Talks

1/6. Armando lannucci is the first of six well-known figures who reflect on the story of the ministry of Jesus and his Passion from theirown perspective. Repeated from 5.45am


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: News

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama - Dead Souls

Nikolai Gogol's satirical comedy starring
Michael Palin (2/2)

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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