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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Five Gardens of Spain

2/5. Susan Marling explores the wild surreal Parc Guell in Barcelona, which Gaudi made as a monument to Catalan nationalism.
Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Susan Marling

: 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 Chris Impey


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 Rob Marshall.
8.51 L Wonly Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Saturday Live

The author Will Self joins Fi Glover for the weekend magazine show. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and the joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
What Sandi Toksvig 's watching: page 3J


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: When the Power's Switched OH

When prime ministers leave Downing Street they move from the height of power to near irrelevance. How do they adjust to the empty diary, the loss of attention, and the practicalities of normal life? As Tony Blair prepares to leave office, Michael Crick investigates how his predecessors have managed the transition and what lessons that may hold for Mr Blair. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Michael Crick
Unknown: Mr Blair.
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Week in Westminster

Journalist Steve Richards looks at the week political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Presented By: Kate Adie.

: Money Box , with

The latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Now Show

8/8. Topical comedy sketches with Steve Punt ,
Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn , Laura Shavin , Jon Holmes ana Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from yesterday


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

: Any Questions?

in Leeds where
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Leeds where the panel includes International Development Secretary,
Hilary Benn ; Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman
Sarah Teather ; and skills envoy Sir Digby Jones.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Unknown: Sarah Teather
Unknown: Sir Digby Jones.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8pper minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Cricket World Cup: England v West Indies

The final match of the Super Eight series. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Tony Cozier, with expert analysis from Viv Richards and Vic Marks.
Producer Peter Baxter time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.55pm statistics and Digital satellite and cable TV radio listeners can access statistics scoreboards by pressing the red button from any BBC TV channel.

Followed at 10.30 by The Sound of the Baskervilles if the cricket finishes by 10.30pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Saturday Play: A Voyage RoundMy Father

John Mortimer 's funny and touching memoir of his early life and career, in which Derek Jacobi plays the author's blind barrister father. A Donmar Warehouse production. Omund Bullock Producer Chris Wallis ; Director Thea Sharrock


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Omund Bullock
Producer: Chris Wallis
Director: Thea Sharrock
Father: Derek Jacobi
Mother: Joanna David
TheSon: Dominic Rowan
The Boy: Angus Imrie
Elizabeth: Natasha Little
Headmaster: Christopher Benjamin
Ham: Osmund Bullock
Reigate: Dominic Curran
Miss Cox: Lil Bevan
Miss Baker: Sadie Shimmin
MrThong: Neil Boorman
Sparks: Jamie de Courcey

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Editor Jill Burridge. RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Years of Women's Lives for E14.99 (RRP E20.00) including p&p, call
[number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Editor: Jill Burridge.

: Saturday PM

A round-up of the day's news, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: A World in Your Ear

4/9 Rosie Goldsmith discovers an aural feast of English-language radio from around the globe. Producer sue Ellis


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


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 at 5.40pm


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by the poet Paul Farley , the novelist Liz Jensen and the writer Don Guttenplan to review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Paul Farley
Unknown: Liz Jensen
Unknown: Don Guttenplan
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: The Mantovani Sound

He was the king of string, the maestro of sweet music. Annunzio Mantovani and his cascading violins provided the soundtrack to postwar suburban life, with 20 chart entries in six years, and huge success in America as the biggest-selling British artist before the Beatles. But no other music has fallen out of fashion so far, so fast: Mantovani is derided as elevator music or aural chewing gum, and is hardly ever played on the radio now. Catherine Bott talks to the surviving members of his bands and probes the reasons for his spectacular success and equally dramatic eclipse. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Music: Annunzio Mantovani
Talks: Catherine Bott
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Classic Serial: The Anatomy of Melancholy

Aided by his friend Anton, King James I sets out to discover a remedy for melancholy in this cock-and-bull story of glorious, life-affirming digression and surreal silliness, which is very, very loosely based on the Jacobean tome by Robert Burton. Dramatised by Lavinia Murray. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: King James
Unknown: Robert Burton.
Dramatised By: Lavinia Murray.
KingJames: Derek Riddell
Anton: Paul Hunter
Robert: Mark Chatterton
Ann: Carla Henry
Elizabeth: Christine Brennen
Fortune teller: Ann Rye
Courtier Paul: David Gouqh

: The Reith Lectures

2/5. Survival in the Anthropocene. "Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world," Napoleon is reported to have said. In recent years, China has not merely awoken, it has emerged as a new superpower. The economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs discusses the dynamics of this new political reality and asks what this means for some of the world's big challenges, notably the environment and climate change. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Sachs

: The Sound of the Baskervilles

Why did Holmes play the violin? Why did he write a monograph on the Renaissance composer Orlando Lassus? Russell Davies follows the musical clues through the Sherlock Holmes stories to establish the meaning and significance of music to the Great Detective.
Please note: this programme will not transmit if play continues in the cricket after 10.30pm.
Repeated from Tuesday.


Presenter: Russell Davies

: Counterpoint

5/13. Edward Seckerson chairs heat five of the eclectic music quiz from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Poetry Please

3/9. Roger McGough introduces poems about writing poetry and being a poet, with works by Emily Bronte ,
Sophie Hannah and RS Thomas. The readers are Adjoa Andoh, Cian Murchu and Trevor Peacock. Rptd from Sunday Send your requests to Poetry Please, BBC Bristol, BS8 ZLR
Email: poetry.please@bbc.co.uk; Phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute from landlines)


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Unknown: Cian Murchu
Unknown: Trevor Peacock.

: Nothing That Meets the Eye

3/5. Variations on a Game 1/2. A science-fiction writer's employee finds himself in a difficult position at work and decides he must leave as soon as possible. Continuing a series of stories by crime writer Patricia Highsmith , read by Campbell Scott, and abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull


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

: News

: The Reith Lectures

Bursting at the Seams (1/3) By the economist Jeffrey D Sachs

: News

: BBC World Drama

Obsession. By Georgia Fitch.

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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