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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Lent Talks

3/6. Cherie Booth OC reflects on the story of Zacchaeus, finding in it elements of restorative justice programmes, which seek to mediate between offenders and their victims. Repeated from Wednesday

: 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 affect the countryside, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Bernadette McConnell


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
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 the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.45 L W only Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Comedian and writer Hardeep Singh Kohli and poet Elvis McGonagall are Fi Glover 's guests this week. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Quiz Exchange

Quiz maestro Nicholas Parsons investigates how
India has absorbed the British pastime of quiz clubs. In this entertaining journey around India he meets his counterpart Siddharta Basu to find out how the genre of quiz and games has influenced Indian society. Parsons also learns how a Karnataka call centre is helping their staff with their communication skills. producer Jo Meek


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Siddharta Basu
Producer: Jo Meek

: Week in Westminster

Jackie Ashley takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


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 Now Show

3/8. Topical sketches and songs from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , 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?

Topical discussion chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby , in which an audience in Keswick canvass the opinions of four leading figures as part of the Words by the Water Literature Festival. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Cricket World Cup

India v Bangladesh
Commentary from the Queen's Park Oval, in Port of Spain, by Simon Mann , Kevin Howells , Arlo White and Ashis Ray , with expert analysis from Colin Croft. Plus news from Ireland's meeting with Pakistan in Kingston.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.45pm tonight
Digital satellite and cable TV radio listeners can access statistics and scoreboards by pressing the red button from any BBC TV channel
Followed at 9.30 by The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at 60 if the cricket finishes by 9.30pm


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Kevin Howells
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Ashis Ray
Unknown: Colin Croft.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: 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.answersdibbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: WantedSomeone Innocent

Impoverished Gillian Brayton is offered a well-paid job by an old friend. But the servants think Gillian is there for other reasons. Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus from a story by Margery Allingham. Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Gillian Brayton
Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus
Story By: Margery Allingham.
Director: Claire Grove
Gillian Brayton: Helen Longworth
Rita Fayre: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Supt McNaught: Tom Mannion
Julian Fayre: Nicholas Boulton
Henri Phoebus: Philip Fox
DrCrupiner: Ian Masters
Rudkin: Harry Myers
Mrs Munsen: Susan Jameson
Bunch Howard: Colleen Prenderqast

: The National Youth Orchestra of GreatBritain at 60

In 1947 a hundred or so teenagers congregated in Bath for the first ever course of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Since that first meeting, thousands of teenagers have passed through its ranks, many of them, like Simon Rattle , having gone on to international careers. Rattle's fellow Scouser, BBC Young Musician of the Year and Guardian/BBC Proms Young Composer Mark Simpson is our guide to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Repeated from Tuesday; Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Mark Simpson

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. EditorJill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Yecrs of Women's Lives for £14.99 (RRP E20.00) including p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Presented By: Editorjill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sporting headlines with Caroline Wyatt.


Unknown: Caroline Wyatt.

: The Bottom Line

8/9. 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. Producer Rosamund Jones


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: 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 Rptd tomorrow at 5.45am and at 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon Rptd

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week, including Factory Girl, the film that stars Sienna Miller as Andy Warhol 's muse. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Sienna Miller
Unknown: Andy Warhol
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Strangers In the Night

Twenty five years ago in April, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. It took the islanders by surprise and also the British Government. Michael Nicholson revisits the night of the actual invasion with the help of the astonishing radio archive from the Falkland Island Broadcasting Service When radio station manager Patrick Watts turned up with his records to present his weekly music one-hour request show, the programme turned into a marathon 16-hour broadcast with islanders phoning in with their sightings of the invading army. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Patrick Watts
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

3/3. An Empire without End. As the Empire in the West begins to fall, attacked by Atilla the Hun, it is left to an unlikely coalition of kingmakers to select the last Roman emperor. Can Romulus Augustus survive? By Mike Walker Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mike Walker
Romulus: Tom Hiddleston
Priscus: David Collings
Barbaria: Adjoa Andoh
Emperor Leo: George Baker
Maximinus: Sam Dale
Attila: Victor Sobchak
Orestes: Mark Straker
Odo: Joseph Kloska
Ricimer: Christian Rodska
Athenasius: Salkat Ahamed
Arrius: Paul Richard Biggin

: The National Youth Orchestra of GreatBritain at 60

Please note: this programme will not transmit if play continues in the cricket after 9.30pm

: The Moral Maze

8/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley

: Land Lines

4/4. Levisham. The mystery of Bill, Norman and Harry and the deserted church in the valley is the last landscape puzzle, which comes from the North York Moors Presented by Brett Westwood. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Brett Westwood.

: The Great Libraries

3/4. The National Library of Wales. Joan Bakewell goes to Aberystwyth to look at some of the oldest Welsh poetry With Rhidian Griffiths , Dr Maredudd ap Huw and Nia Mai Daniel. Verse read by Gwyneth Lewis. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Rhidian Griffiths
Unknown: Nia Mai
Read By: Gwyneth Lewis.

: Lent Talks

3/6. Cherie Booth OC reflects on the story of Zacchaeus. Repeated from today at 5.45am

: News

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Baghdad Burning

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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