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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nick James.


Unknown: Father Nick James.

: Five Gardens of Spain

the formal garden of 3/5. Susan Marling discusses why she believes the formal garden of La Granja should be a popular landmark for British horticulturalists. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: La Granja

: Open Country

Helen Mark goes to one of the least visited spots in Britain:
Sutton Fen , in Norfolk. Recently purchased by the RSPB as Its 200th reserve, she learns about the fen's history and Its new purpose. Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Sutton Fen
Producer: Kaylois Henry

: Farming Today This Week

Rural reports, with Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25, 8.25Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Saturday Live

the weekend
Broadcaster Muriel Gray joins Fi Glover ror the weekend magazine show. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Excess Baggage

frustrations and John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Appalling Mr Dali

To coincide with major exhibitions at the the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Modern, Malcolm McLaren salutes the outrageous, egocentric populariser of surrealism, Salvador Dali. McLaren travels to Dali's house and Theatre Museum in Spain on the trail of the artist who was the first to fully embrace publicity and mass media.


Presenter: Malcolm McLaren
Producer: Susan Marling

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman , former political editor of en
News, looks at the week's political evenib.
Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from tne BBC foreign correspondents. Producer Tony Grant Grant ,
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) including P& Call
(calls from iand lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Tony Grant Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis.
The latest from the world of persona finance with Paul Lewis.
Producer Samantha Washington Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Unknown: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Samantha Washington

: The News Quiz

. , panel game. With
1/8. Sandi Toksvig returns with the topical panel game. With
Francis Wheen , Mark Steel , Nick Revell , and Alan Coren
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Alan Coren

: Any Questions?

hosted by Jonathan Topical discussion from Birmingham, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , with the former Home Secretary
Charles Clarke ; Susan Kramer , Liberal Democrat spokeswoman for Trade and Industry; and director or the LSE, Howard Davies. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Topical
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Susan Kramer
Unknown: Howard Davies.

: Any Answers?

d emails in Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson 8p per 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 Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Cricket World Cup

The Final
Seven weeks after the opening ceremony, the ninth
Cricket World Cup comes to its conclusion at the rebuilt
Kensington Oval, Barbados. With Jonathan Agnew.
Producer Peter Baxter time Highlights of today's play are on BBC tonight statistics and Digital satellite and cable TV radio listeners can access statistics and scoreboards by pressing the red button from any BBC TV channel.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: TheSaturday Play: One Man on a Stage

Before he wrote Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K Jerome was bitten by the acting bug. At 18, he pawned his few possessions and set out on an acting career among tne no-hopers of the provincial Victorian stage. Judith French's sly comedy is drawn from Jerome s theatrical mpmnir On the Staae and Off. Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Jerome K Jerome
Mr Jerome K Jerome: Joseph Mlllson
Mr Monty Jarman: Paul Reynolds
MissGeorgie: Jasmine Callan
Walking gentleman: Jeremy Swift
Heavy man: Rodin Soans
Responsibles: John Dougall
juveniles: Anthony Glennon
Mother: Llza Sadovy
Child: Charlie Manton

: One Woman's Struggle: the Story of theMobo Awards

In 1996 Kanya King had a vision for a music awards event that would pay due respect to both black artists and black music. But bringing it to life has been a huge struggle. Today, the Music of Black Origin Awards - the Mobos - are an established part of the British music scene This programme profiles the Mobos' often turbulent history and the woman who started them. Repeated from Tuesday

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, introduced by Ritula Shah. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT- To order the hardback of Woman's Hour: Celebrating Sixty Years of Women's Lives for £14.99 (RRP £20.00) including p&p can [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Introduced By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

The day's news and sporting headlines.

: A World In Your Ear

5/9 Rosie Goldsmith with a feast of English-language radio from around the globe. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: 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


Producer: Emma Rippon

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Auntie Beeb and Religion

Frequently a cause for lively comment (witness most recently the cases of Jerry Springer : the Opera), religious broadcasting has always provided a tightrope for the BBC to walk. How did it do so in the past and how does that inform today's debates? Jean Seaton , official historian of the BBC and professor of media history, uses broadcast and written archive, plus interviews with previous heads of religious broadcasting, to examine key moments in the Corporation's journey across the sea of faith. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jerry Springer
Unknown: Jean Seaton
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Classic Serial: Down and Out In Parisand London

1/2. A vivid adaptation of the autobiographical account of George Orwell 's struggles with poverty and homelessness. Orwell finds himself deeper and deeper in trouble on the colourful streets of Paris. Adapted by Peter G Morgan. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Orwell
Adapted By: Peter G Morgan.
George Orwell: Samuel Barnett
Boris/Reginald: Stephen Greif
Madame Falaise: Claire Vousden
Woman lodger/Russian cook: Rachel Bavldqe
Announcer/Manager: Sam Dale
Pawn shop clerk/Furex: John Dougall
Woman guest: Jasmine Callan
Drunk/Male guest: Anthony Glennon

: The Reith Lectures 2007

3/5. The Great Convergence. The economist Jeffrey Sachs discusses how the world must learn how to co-operate to begin the search for peace. He warns of the threats of war, of failed states and the sheer complexity of a globalised world. But Sachs urges us to think of peace as a process, just as President Kennedy did. He says, "many Americans thought that peace with the Soviet Union was impossible. They were wrong." Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jeffrey Sachs

: Counterpoint

Edward Seckerson welcomes another three music enthusiasts competing in the eclectic music quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Poetry Please

4/9. Roger McGough presents an anthology of poems requested by listeners. Brian Pettifer , Richard McCabe and Eleanor Tremain read poems by Edward Thomas , John Clare and Christina Rossetti. Kathleen Jamie reads her own work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Pettifer
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Eleanor Tremain
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Christina Rossetti.
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie

: Nothing That Meets the Eye

4/5. Variations on a Game 2/2. The writer disappears, so could this mean the end of the problem for Penn
Knowlton? Or is it just the beginning? Patricia Highsmith 's s series of stories, abridged by Neville Teller and read by Campbell Scott . Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Campbell Scott
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: The Reith Lectures 2007

Bursting at the Seams: by the economist Jeffrey D Sachs


Unknown: Jeffrey D Sachs

: News

: BBC World Drama

Strange Man. A comedy about family in the age of divorce, by Ken Duncum


Unknown: Ken Duncum

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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