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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Lent Talks

6/6. The Dean of St Albans, Jeffrey John , challenges the idea that suffering is God's punishment for sin. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jeffrey John

: Open Country

Rural reports from around the country.
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 James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover talks to broadcaster and writer Paul Roseby and POet Matt Harvey. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Paul Roseby
Unknown: Matt Harvey.
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig on the joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Oxford Mutiny

Olympic gold-winning oarsman James Cracknell re-examines one of British sporting history's most controversial incidents - the 1987 Oxford Boat Race
"mutiny". Producer Victoria Dando


Unknown: James Cracknell
Producer: Victoria Dando

: Talking Politics

Under discussion this week is the West's response to the continuing crisis in Zimbabwe. Why do we intervene to stop bloodshed in some countries and not others?
Sheena McDonald interviews members of the opposition in Zimbabwe and experts on African politics to find out. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: 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 E15.99 (RRP £16.99) 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

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Now Show

6/8. More topical satirical 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?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Leyton, east London, put questions to a panel that includes the chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Liz Forgan. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Liz Forgan.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails 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


Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Cricket World Cup

Bangladesh v South Africa
Commentary on the Super Eights from the Providence
Stadium in Guyana. Commentary by Christopher Martin -Jenkins, Neil Manthorp and Arlo White , with expert analysis from Colin Croft and Barry Richards.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.40pm tonight
Digital satellite and cable TV radio listeners can access statistics and scoreboards by pressing the red button from any BBC TV channel
Followed by 10.30 Tales from the Stave if the cricket finishes by 10.30pm


Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Neil Manthorp
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Colin Croft
Unknown: Barry Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Falklands Play

Another chance to hear Ian Curteis's play, which was pulled from the schedules by the BBC 20 years ago. It tells the inside story of how the Thatcher government went to war to regain the Falkland Islands.
Starring Patricia Hodge as Margaret Thatcher.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Writer: Ian Curteis
Director: Jeremy Howe
Margaret Thatcher: Patricia Hodge
William Whitelaw: John Standing
Nicholas Ridley: Michael Cochrane
Francis Pym: Jeremy Child
Lord Carrington: Hugh Fraser
Richard Luce: Jonathan Coy
John Nott: Clive Merrison
Alexander Haig: Colin Stinton
Nicholas Henderson: Jeremy Clyde
President Reagan: Bob Sherman
Sir Michael Havers: Peter Blythe
Anthony Parsons: Robert Hardy
Admiral Lewin: John Woodvine
Admiral Fieldhouse: Tom Chadbon
Michael Foot: Patrick Godfrey
Admiral Leach: Shaughan Seymour
Jean Kirkpatrick: Lorelei King
Costa Mendez: Vernon Dobcheff
De Cuellar: Arturo Venegas

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jane Little. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Years 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: Jane Little.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

A round-up of the day's news, presented by Carrie Grace.


Presented By: Carrie Grace.

: A World in Your Ear

2/9. Rosie Goldsmith discovers a feast of audio delights from Kansas to Kazakhstan. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran welcomes more guests for sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
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 review the cultural highlights of the week including Ian McKellan in the role of King Lear. the closing production of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works Festival. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Ian McKellan
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Light at the End of the Chunnel

In December 1990 the island kingdom of Britain was joined once again to the continent of Europe. Deep beneath la Manche, a French and an English worker linked the two ends of the Channel Tunnel and an ambition first contemplated in Napoleon's time was realised. With a cast of witnesses that includes both real and TV prime ministers, such as Gladstone, Churchill, Thatcher and Jim Hacker, as well as Queen Victoria, the French poet Jacques Darras and the political commentator Anthony Howard, Sean Street explores the history and the symbolism of the "Chunnel" and the conflicting emotions it has always aroused.


Presenter: Sean Street
Producer: Alan Hall

: Classic Serial: The Making of a Marchioness

2/2. Emily's happiness knows no bounds and she wants Alec and Hester to share it. But Lord Walderhurst has to go to India on business, and Emily's trust in Alec may well have been misplaced. Is there nothing he will not do to regain his inheritance? Frances Hodgson Burnett 's novel is dramatised by Michelene Wandor. Lord Walderhurst Charles Dance Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor.
Lady Maria: Miriam Margolyes
Emily: Lucy Briers
Alec: Colin Tierney
Hester: Anjall Jay
MrsCupp: Amelda Brown
Jane: Charlie Brooks
Dr Warren: Jonathan Keeble
Narrator: Joanna David

: The Moral Maze

11/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Claire Fox , Theodore Dalrymple , Michael Portillo and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Rptd from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Theodore Dalrymple
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Tales from the Stave

Frances Fyfield investigates Purcell's anthems and odes. Please note: this programme will not transmit if play continues in the cricket after 10.30pm.


Unknown: Frances Fyfield

: Counterpoint

3/13. Edward Seckerson chairs heat three of the eclectic music quiz from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Poetry Please

1/9. Trevor Peacock reads a selection of comic poems by Roald Dahl , Wendy Cope and Ogden Nash requested by listeners. Roger McGough also presents archive recordings by John Betjeman and Stanley Holloway. Rptd from Sunday Send your requests to Poetry Please, BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR
Email: poetry.please@bbc.co.uk; Phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute from landlines)


Unknown: Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Stanley Holloway.

: Nothing That Meets the Eye

1/5. A Dangerous Hobby. He dupes professional women of their precious possessions then hoards the booty for his daughter's benefit. The first in a series of stories by crime writer Patricia Highsmith , abridged by Neville Teller and read by Campbell Scott. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: BBC World Drama

The Entertainer, by John Osborne. Bill Nighy stars as the fading vaudeville entertainer Archie Rice, whose life is falling apart

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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