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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kate Coleman.


Unknown: Dr Kate Coleman.

: Lent Talks

4/6. Shami Chakrabarti compares the trial of Jesus to the treatment of suspects in Western democracies. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti

: Open Country

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


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

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 With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.50 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover talks to children's writer Malorie Blackman , author of the Noughts and Crosses trilogy. Producer Torquii MacLeoa


Talks: Fi Glover
Unknown: Malorie Blackman
Producer: Torquii MacLeoa

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig on the joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Roots

The American TV mini-series of Alex Haley 's Roots altered people's perceptions of slavery, America and black history. On the programme's 30th anniversary,
Kwame Kwei-Armah recalls its impact and its effect on his own life.
Producer Richard Vadon See also Slavery: the Making of.... 2.30pm Radio 4;
Abolition Evening, Sunday7pm Radio 3: Ms Dynamite in Search of Nanny
Maroon, Sunday 7pm BBC2 (Wednesday 8pm in Scotland): and Slave Children. Monday 9pm BBC2


Unknown: Alex Haley
Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Producer: Richard Vadon
Unknown: Ms Dynamite

: Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell. Producer Peter Mulligan


Presented By: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Gra nt is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Gra

: Money Box

Paul Lewis reports from the world of personal finance. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

4/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with a satirical view of the week's news, helped by Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes ,
Laura Shavin and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


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

: Cricket World Cup

India v Bangladesh
Commentary from Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia by Jonathan Agnew , Bryan Waddle and Arlo White , with comment from Angus Fraser and Mike Selvey. There's also a big match in St Kitts, where Australia play South Africa.
Producer Tom Alban approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 tonight .
Digital satellite and cable TV radio listeners can access statistics anu scoreboards by pressing the red button from any BBC TV channel
Followed by 9.30 Tales from the Stave if the cricket finishes by 9.30pm
Kevin Pietersen answers One Final Question: page 146


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Tom Alban
Unknown: Kevin Pietersen

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion in a programme hosted by the European Commission Representation in Ireland to mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The panel includes the EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson and Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary. Repeated from yesterday The Archive Hour 50 Years in Europe: Where Away Goals Count Double is at 8pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Michael O'Leary.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbieoy 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@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbieoy
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Saturday Play: Slavery: the Making of ...

Just how can you re-enact stories about the slave trade? Adapted from an idea by Lenny Henry , today's play takes a look behind the scenes of a fictional creative process to see what goes on when a group of actors and a radio producer tackle this problem. The result is a humorous, doomed attempt to make a drama-documentary about slavery. Producer Steven Canny See also Ms Dynamite in Search of Nanny Maroon Sun, 7pm, BBC2 (Wed 8pm in Scotland), and Slave Children, Mon, 9pm, BBC2 A service from Westminster Abbey to mark the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act is on Tue at 11.56am , and on BBC 1 from 11.30am


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Producer: Steven Canny
Len: Lenny Henry
Brian: Brian Blessed
Howard: Greg Wise
Adrian: Adrian Lester
Leila: Jenny Jules
Jo: Joanna Scanlan
Steven: Sam Dale
Herself: Francine Stock

: Tales from the Stave

1/4. Frances Fyf ield investigates another batch of manuscripts of famous pieces of classical music. Until very recently, a 20th-century Russian classic was thought to have been lost. On the day that the manuscript score of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony officially goes on loan to the British Library, the conductor Marin Alsop and music critic Geoffrey Norris tell its astonishing story, which includes being stored in a carrier bag. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Frances Fyf
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Unknown: Geoffrey Norris

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jane Little. Editor Jill Burridge


Presented By: Jane Little.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

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


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

9/9. 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 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 guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week, including Maggie Smith's performance in The Lady from Dubuque. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: 50 Years in Europe:Where Away Goals Count Double

The European Union is 50 years old this year; there is no doubting its profound impact. 2007 also marks the 50th year that English clubs have competed in European football competition. It has been an adventure marked by both sporting triumph and tragedy, and following a football club has provided many working-class people with their first face-to-face encounter with our continental cousins. Writer and broadcaster Jim White considers how 50 years of footballing interaction has changed Britain as a nation and its national sport as a spectacle. Producer Kevin Mousley


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: Classic Serial: Loving

1/2. On Mr Sheldon 's death, footman Raunce acts fast to acquire the vacancy of butler at Castle Tennent. But how will the other servants in the household react to his sudden rise in status? Henry Green 's story, dramatised by John Banville is a charming tale that depicts life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during the Second World War. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mr Sheldon
Unknown: Henry Green
Dramatised By: John Banville
Raunce: Martin Kemp
Edith: Leanne Rowe
Miss Welch: Pauline Ouirke
MrsTennent: Joanna David
Violet: Claudia Harrison
Miss Burch: Amanda Root
Kate: Zoe Tapper
Capt Davenport: Mark Straker
Bert: Harry Eden
Albert: Johnny Brennan

: Tales from the Stave

Please note: this programme will not transmit if play continues in the cricket after 9.30pm. see 3.30pm for details

: The Moral Maze

9/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate on ethical issues behind the week's news, with Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: Budget Statement

By the Scottish National Party.

: Counterpoint

1/13. The eclectic general knowledge music quiz returns for its 21st season, with Edward Seckerson in the chair. Contestants from Blackpool, Nottingham and Sheffield compete in the first of this year's heats, from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: The Great Libraries

4/4. The South Bank Poetry Library. Joan Bakewell puts on a hard hat to find the poetry treasures housed in London's South Bank Poetry Library, which is currently undergoing redevelopment. With contributions from artistic director Jude Kelly , Simon Smith and Miriam Valencia. Poetry read by Alex Jennings. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Director: Jude Kelly
Director: Simon Smith
Read By: Alex Jennings.

: Lent Talks

4/6. Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti examines the trial Of JeSUS Repeated from 5.45am Repeated tomorrow at7.45pm


Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti

: News

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

A Gathering of Old Men

: News

: The Ticket

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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