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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Lynn Gallagher.


Presented By: Lynn Gallagher.

: Five Gardens of Spain

4/5. Susan Marling travels to Galicia where she visits the palace gardens of Pazo de Oca, which have been restored to their 18th century glory by horticulturist Fernando Caruncno. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Fernando Caruncno.

: 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 Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


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

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by writer
JustinCartwrightandPort Matt Harvey for an hour of secret lives, inherrtance tracks and extraordinary stories. Producer TorquiiMacLeoo


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Justincartwrightandport Matt Harvey

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Taking the Mick out of Tony

Simon Hoggart tells the story of the ten years' war between the satirists and Tony Blair. With the help of Ian Hislop , Rory Bremner and cartoonist
Steve Bell among others, he learns some advanced techniques of prime-ministerial skewering. He also asks whether, despite everything they can throw at him, Teflon Tony has had the last laugh. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Steve Bell
Unknown: Teflon Tony
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Week in Westminster at

Journalist Steve Richards of The Independent looks at the week's political events. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent foreign

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at yp


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

2/8. Topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Presented by Sand, Toksvig.
The panellists this week are Francis Wheen , Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Alan Coren. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Alan Coren.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in London as an audience puts questions about topical issues to a panel that includes the chairman of the Conservatwe Party,
Francis Maude ; and Liberal Democrats Home Affairs spokesman Nick Clegg. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Francis Maude
Unknown: Nick Clegg.

: Any Answers?

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

: The Saturday Play: Haunted Hospital

Trevor Hoyle's ghost story, set in a hospital in Rochdale, is driven by two separate storylines. One is contemporary while the other is set the late 1800s and draws on real events.
Director Liz Leonard


Writer: Trevor Hoyle
Director: Liz Leonard
Julia: Jo-Anne Knowles
Lizzie: Jo-Anne Knowles
Steve: Michael Begley
Daniel: Michael Begley
Sam: Elianne Byrne
Josiah Ogden: David Fleeshman
Jacob: Mark Chatterton
Mrs Cragge: Barbara Marten
Mr Cragge: James Quinn
Irish Woman: Martine Harry-Davis

: Lost Albums

1/3. Elton John - the Thorn Bell Sessions
Music producer Thorn Bell (the Styles and Detroit
Spinners) gives a rare interview to Pete Paphides recalling the soul sessions he recorded with Elton John in the late 1970s that were never released until Are You Ready for Love became a hit years later.
- Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Thorn Bell
Unknown: Pete Paphides
Unknown: Elton John

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jane Little. Editor JillBurridge
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Presented By: Jane Little.

: Saturday PM

News and sporting headlines, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: A World in Your Ear

6/9. Rosie Goldsmith showcases the best of English-language radio from around the world. Producer Emma Rippon


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Emma Rippon

: 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 guests review the cultural highlights of the week, including the hotly anticipated new book from Lionel Shriver , author of We Need to Talk about Kevin.
Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Lionel Shriver
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny had lain under King Edward I's throne in Westminster Abbey for more than 600 years after it was removed from Scone in Scotland in 1296. On
Christmas Day 1950 it vanished. James Naughtie tells the story of how three young men and one woman planned and carried out the audacious raid, bringing the cause of Scottish independence to the front pages. Through their own account, and a rich audio and visual archive, the journey of the sacred stone is followed to its hiding places in Scotland, its return to the Abbey and, finally, in 1996, its celebratory installation in Edinburgh Castle. In the week of the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union and the Scottish elections, the Stone remains a symbol of the pride of Scotland in its nationhood. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Classic Serial: Down and Out in Paris and London

2/2. A vivid adaptation of the autobiographical account of George Orwell 's struggles with poverty and homelessness, adapted for radio by Peter G Morgan. Orwell returns to London where he hopes that a new job will improve his fortunes but finds that he has to learn to survive on the street.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Peter G Morgan.
George Orwell: Samuel Barnett
Boris: Stephen Greif
Doctor: Stephen Greif
Paddy: Jim Norton
Brenda: Naomi Frederick
Bozo: Trevor Peacock
Pawn shop owner: Sam Dale
Roger: Sam Dale
Sailor: Anthony Glennon
Heckler 1: Anthony Glennon
Russian cook: Rachel Bavldqe
Heckler 2: Rachel Bavldqe
Romanian woman: Jasmine Callan
Romanian man: John Douqall
Gordon: John Douqall
Man 1: Jason Thorpe
Minister: Jason Thorpe

: The Reith Lectures

4/5. Economic Solidarity for a Crowded Planet
The economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs outlines the case to end extreme poverty by 2025. Some claim it's an impossible dream but Sachs argues it's within reach and that we need to understand the challenge of extreme poverty, not only as a matter of ethics and politics but also as a matter of science. It is the most urgent challenge of our generation, he says. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Sachs

: Counterpoint

7/13. Edward Seckerson is in the chair for heat seven of the eclectic music quiz, with contestants from the north of England and Northern Ireland. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Poetry Please

6/9. Roger McGough presents an anthology of poems requested by listeners. Brian Pettifer , Richard McCabe and Eleanor Tremain read poems by Edwin Morgan , Philip Larkin and Emily Bronte, and poet Andrew McNeillie reads his own work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Pettifer
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Eleanor Tremain
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Andrew McNeillie

: Nothing That Meets the Eye

5/5. The Trouble with Mrs Blynn, the Trouble with the World. She is hired to make the last days of the patient more comfortable, but are there darker motives at play? The last of a series of stories by crime writer Patricia Highsmith , abridged by Neville Teller , is read by Anna Massey. Producer Duncan Minshull


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

: News

: News

: BBC World Drama

Fragments of Hong Kong, by Katherine Thomson

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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