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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mal Fletcher.


Unknown: Mal Fletcher.

: Apprentice to the Past

1/4. Clare Jenkins looks at four traditional trades that have given
Britain its unique appearance and yet are in danger of dying out. Today she talks to Suffolk pargeter Bill Sargent , who is teaching his son this ancient skill of decorative plasterwork. Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Unknown: Bill Sargent
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: 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

: Yesterday in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.50 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Saturday Live

This week's guest presenter is the Glaswegian broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli who is joined by writer Maggie O'Farrell and poet Lemn Sissay. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell
Unknown: Lemn Sissay.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Rocking Scots

2/2. Midge Ure picks up his exploration of the Scottish music scene as the punk movement hit Scotland in the early 1980s. With artists such as Simple Mind's Jim Kerr and Texas's Sharleen Spiteri , Ure asks why Scotland has been such a hotbed of musical talent over the years.
Producer Melissa FitzGerald


Unknown: Midge Ure
Unknown: Jim Kerr
Unknown: Sharleen Spiteri
Producer: Melissa Fitzgerald

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the third day's play at Lord's by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert analysis from Geoffrey Boycott. Viv Richards and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne takes an analytical look at the week's political events. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

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 RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant. 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)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant.

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance, including impartial advice. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

4/8. Topical comedy panel game, presented by Sandi Toksvig. This week's panellists include Mark Steel and AlanCoren. Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Sandi Toksvig.

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the discussion in Whitby, North Yorkshire, where an audience puts questions about the week's topical issues to a panel that includes Michael Meacher MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Michael Meacher

: Any Answers?

Eddie Mair takes 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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Twice Brightly

For young servicemen who had spent six years fighting fascism, postwar Britain was a drab, oppressive place. For a young and untried army comic keen on the Marx brothers and Jimmy Cagney , a Yorkshire Variety theatre in February is a vision of Hell itself. Harry Secombe 's comic novel, dramatised by his son David. Music by Paul Girbow , Henry Lowther , Colin Seil and Raymond Swinfield Producers Steven Canny and Claire Grove: Director Steven Canny


Unknown: Jimmy Cagney
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Music By: Paul Girbow
Music By: Henry Lowther
Music By: Colin Seil
Music By: Raymond Swinfield
Producers: Steven Canny
Director: Steven Canny
Larry: Christian Patterson
Wally: Dominic Frisby
Tom: Philip Jackson
Julie: Becky Hindley
April: Katy Secombe
June: Ella Smith
Joe: Gerard McDermott
Jim: John Cummins
Mrs Ma Rogers: Carolyn Pickles
Hubert: Geoffrey Beevers

: Lost Albums

3/3. Sing Slowly Sisters. Robin Gibb talks for the first time about a collection of songs that he denied existed until five years ago. Sing Slowly Sisters was recorded by Robin in 1970 when the Bee Gees had split up. It was never released as the Bee Gees reformed. Pete Paphides reassesses the music and plays unreleased material for the first time. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Robin Gibb
Unknown: Pete Paphides

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the 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 EM.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

: F-M only Saturday PM

News and sporting headlines, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: A World In Your Ear

8/9. Lucy Ash presents the best of English-language radio from around the world. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Loose Ends

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


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

New series 1/8. Playwright Colin Teevan is the first writer in this series in which the week's news stories are the inspiration for a drama created in just five days. Producer Conor Lennon Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Colin Teevan
Producer: Conor Lennon

: Saturday Review

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


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Olivier!

Laurence Olivier was regarded as the greatest stage actor of the 20th century, but he was also a movie star. a film director, and creator of the National
Theatre. On the centenary ofOlivier's birth, Mark Lawson asks whether his acting style has gone out of fashion, and if he leaves a legacy for theatre today. Lawson discusses Olivier's reputation with the actor's former colleagues and collaborators, including Peter Hall ,
Jonathan Miller and Jeremy Isaacs. Producer juiia Adamson Laurence Olivier stars in The Boys from Brazil at 10.50pm on BBC2 Barry Norman on Laurence Olivier : page 39


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs.
Unknown: Adamson Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Laurence Olivier

: Classic Serial: My Cousin Rachel

2/2. At Philip's invitation, Rachel has taken up residence in his home. He finds himself falling in love with her, as his guardian, Ambrose, once did, but he is also finding reasons to suspect her behaviour. Is her real intention to rob him of his property - even his life? Daphne du Maurier 's tale of obsession, paranoia and jealousy is adapted by Robin Brooks. Repeated from Sunday See also Monday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Adapted By: Robin Brooks.
Philip: Carl Prekopp
Rachel: Lia Williams
Ambrose: Damian Lewis
Louise: Emily Wachter
Rainaldi: Nicholas Murchle
Geoffrey: Paul Jesson
Mary: Carol MacReady
Seecombe: Hugh Ross
Ludovico/Tamlyn: John McAndrew
Sam/Doctor: John Rogan
Groom/Couch: Robin Brook

: Unreliable Evidence

1/4. Sentencing. A rise in gun and knife crimes has brought criticism that the punishment does not often reflect the severity of the crime. A panel of senior judges, lawyers and academics debate the options open to courts. With Clive Anderson. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson.

: Counterpoint

9/13. Edward Seckerson is in the chair for the last of the heats, with contestants from the North of England tackling questions on music of all eras. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Poetry Please

Marking the 40th anniversary of the death of the former poet laureate John Masef ield, Roger McGough introduces requests for works with a distinctly nautical tang, including a poem by the current poet laureate
Andrew Motion about a merman once caught off the Suffolk coast at Orford Ness. The readers are Daniel Hart. Bonnie Hurren and lain Mitchell. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: John Masef
Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Daniel Hart.
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren

: The Norwegian Feeling for Real

2/4. The Cock and Mr Gopher. A young boy and his father are standing at a bus stop when the boy's life is turned upside down. Jonny Halberg 's story, translated by Don Bartlett , is read by Paul Bazely. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Mr Gopher.
Unknown: Jonny Halberg
Translated By: Don Bartlett
Read By: Paul Bazely.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: News

: The Word

: Close Up

: News

: BBC World Drama

Early Newfoundland Errors

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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