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: World Briefing

the latest news from around the world

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Lent Talks

2/6. Advertising guru Chas Byfield takes the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the temple to ask questions about the relationship between God and commerce, and the true nature of religion. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Chas Byfield

: 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 the issues of the week that a feet the countryside, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.50 Yesterday in Parliment With Mark DArcy.


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

: Saturday Live

Journalist Brough Scott and poet Jude Simpson help presenter Fi Glover examine the stuff of life, including inheritance tracks and secret lives. producer Torquii MacLeod


Unknown: Brough Scott
Unknown: Jude Simpson
Presenter: Fi Glover
Producer: Torquii MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Death by Chocolate

Heavenly chocolate - so good it must be bad.
Comedian Jo Brand unwraps a history of decadence and deceit that includes the chocolate cream poisoner of Brighton and the chocolate hand grenade. She discovers a cunning plan for a chocolate mousetrap and gets to make her own Easter bunny from the best chocolate in the world.
Producer Viv Beeby See also Comic Relief Does The Apprentice, Thursday 9pm BBC1


Presenter: Jo Brand
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Week In Westminster

Steve Richards takes a look at the week's political events.
Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 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 Now Show

2/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take more satirical stabs at the week's news, with the help of 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?

Discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , in which an audience at the Monmouth Women's Festival puts questions to a panel that includes the Guardian journalist John Harris. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Harris.

: 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: Zubeda

An epic love story set in rural India at the turn of the last century, Naylah Ahmed 's play is the parallel tale of two romances - one longstanding and unfulfilled and the other newly formed and full of hope. At the heart of the story is Zubeda herself, an elderly henna artist who has lived alone all her life but who has harboured a secret that comes to light when she takes on an apprentice. Producer/Director Kate Chapman


Unknown: Naylah Ahmed
Zubeda: Jamlla Massey
Hassan: Ameet Chana
Sultan/Chacha: Vincent Ebrahim
Sureya: Maya Sondhi
Maid/Woman: Harvey Virdi
Man: Sam Dastor

: Don't Take Away My Music

Oona King makes a passionate case for the importance of modern dance music and the way it shaped the sociopolitical instincts of a generation. Sharing memories of dance drugs and deep ideological commitment are
DJs Danny Rampling , Judge Jules , Paul van Dyk ,
Norman Jay , Anne Savage and MylO. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Danny Rampling
Unknown: Judge Jules
Unknown: Paul van Dyk
Unknown: Norman Jay
Unknown: Anne Savage

: 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

Round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

7/9. 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

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, including Robert Lindsay 's performance in The Entertainer. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Harry Belafonte at 80

To celebrate his 80th birthday, the singer and civil rights activist talks to Stephen Evans about his life in music and on the political battle front. Belafonte's
1958 album Calypso was the first album to sell a million copies. While it brought him international fame, it also gave him the financial means to further his ambitions as a social activist. It also brought John F Kennedy to his door seeking advice on attracting the black American vote. His relationship with other presidents hasn't always been so cordial; he is a constant thorn in the side of the George W Bush administration and his reference to
Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as "house slaves" ignited fury. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Stephen Evans
Unknown: John F Kennedy
Unknown: George W Bush
Unknown: Colin Powell
Unknown: Condoleezza Rice
Producer: Paul Evans

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

2/3. The Maker of All Things. Constantine had the strength and determination to reunite the Empire, and give it a new state religion - Christianity. But what sacrifices must he make when he feels threatened by his own son? By Mike Walker.
Fausta Christine Kavanagh Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Fausta Christine Kavanagh
Constantine: Sam Dale
Crispus: Joseph Kloska
Licinius: Mark Straker
Helena: Margot Leicester
Constantius: Trevor Martin
Rufus: Struan Rodger
Arrius Paul: Richard Biggin
Athenasius: Salkat Ahamed

: The Moral Maze

7/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Anthony Grayling. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Anthony Grayling.

: Land Lines

3/4. Berkshire Downs. Britain's oldest hillside chalk figure, Arab nomads in a field of cattle and an invisible blacksmith in a Neolithic tomb are all part of the landscape puzzle, which this week is on the Berkshire downs. Presented by Brett Westwood. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Brett Westwood.

: The Great Libraries

2/4. The Bodleian Library. Joan Bakewell finds the most treasured poetry in some of Britain's great libraries. She travels to Oxford's Bodleian Library to look at precious manuscripts by poets with an Oxford connection. With contributions from Richard Ovenden , Chris Fletcher ,
Bruce Barker-Benfield . Andrew Motion reads the poetry.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Ovenden
Unknown: Chris Fletcher
Unknown: Bruce Barker-Benfield
Unknown: Andrew Motion

: Lent Talks

2/6. Advertising guru Chas Byf ield takes the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the temple to ask questions about the relationship between God and commerce, and the true nature of religion. Repeated from 5.45am Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm

: News

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Free Juice for All - seven African writers have each written a seven-minute play set in their own country.
Marking the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence.

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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