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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Apprentice to the Past

4/4. Clare Jenkins goes to Castleford, West
Yorkshire, to find out how canal-lock engineers help to keep the waterways safe - the last of the trades that have defined Britain and its appearance, yet are in danger of dying out. Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
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

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapam.
8.50 L W only Yesterday In Parliament Presnted by Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: Saturday Live

Writer and broadcaster Lynne Truss joins Fi Glover. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Harry Parker

: Guerrillas of Pop

In a world of tattoos, smuggled CDs and devil worship, Tim Samuels hears stories of music censorship from some mischievous musicians, and asks whether this is something we need to be protected from or whether Europe has just got its culottes in a twist. Producer Sarah Bowen


Presenter: Tim Samuels
Producer: Sarah Bowen

: PM Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test at Old Trafford by Jonathan Agnew , Tony Cozier and Simon Mann , with summaries by Angus Fraser , Mike Gatting and Viv Richards.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm
The bowler's Holding...: page 42


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Week In Westminster

Journalist Peter Oborne reviews the events in Parliament. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: 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

Personal finance news with Paul Lewis. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis.

: The News Quiz

7/8 Jeremy Hardy , Armando lannucci, Fred MacAulay and Alan Coren are the panellists in the topical news quiz. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion from London, where an audience asks the opinions of a panel that includes Labour deputy leadership contender Alan Johnson and Liberal Democrat peer Jenny Tonge. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alan Johnson
Unknown: Jenny Tonge.

: 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 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Insignificance

New York, 1953: a beautiful film star, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, a baseball player and an infamous senator meet for an extraordinary confrontation as the author, Terry Johnson invents an imaginary meeting of his four archetypal characters in a New York hotel. Producer Catherine Bailey; Director Koxana Silbert Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Terry Johnson
The professor: Allan Cofduner
The senator: John Guerrasio
The actress: Meqan Dodds
The ballplayer: Damlan Lewis

: Portraits of Jerusalem

2/3 Jews. Politically and spiritually, Jerusalem is unique. Sacred to three major religions, the area called the Old City is perhaps the most fought over square kilometre on Earth. This series tells listeners why through the lives and voices of people who live there. producer Phil Pegum Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Phil Pegum

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented 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 E20.00) including p&p, call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

With Chris Ledgard.


Unknown: Chris Ledgard.

: The Bottom Line

2/8. Evan Davies talks to entrepreneurs and bosses about workplace issues. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davies
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

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


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Six Days That Changed the Middle East

6/7. 9 June 1967 - Day 5. Forty years after the events of the 1967 Six Day War, Jeremy Bowen continues to explore its causes, events and legacy. Today, Israel and Syria engage in battle over the Golan Heights; Egypt's President Nasser resigns. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Producer: Tony Phillips

: 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: The People's Place

This month the Royal Festival Hall reopens after a major refurbishment. Harry Enfield hosts a mixture of reminiscences, music, and stories from the BBC and South Bank Centre archives, exploring the Hall's history, its appeal to the public, and why it has had such an impact on the nation for the past half century. Producer Susan Kenyon See also The Culture Show at 7.20pm on BBC2 Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Harry Enfield
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Tom Jones

3/3. Tom follows his true love, Sophia, to that cesspit of immorality that is London, and receives an invitation to a masked ball.
The conclusion of Henry Fielding's epic comic adventure is dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Repeated from Sunday


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Henry Fielding: Simon Russell Beale
Tom Jones: Michael Legge
Squire Western: Trevor Peacock
Mr Allworthy: James Laurenson
Miss Western: Margaret Tyzack
Lord Fellamar: Adrian Scarborough
Fitzpatrick: Sam Dale
Sophia: Clare Corbett
Jenny: Rachel Bavidge
Partridge: Charles Barnecut
Harriet: Liza Sadovy
Lady Bellaston: Christine Kavanaqh

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. Appointing the Judges. Clive Anderson and his panel of guests discuss the process of selecting judges. A year ago, a new Judicial
Appointments Commission was set up to look for the next generation of judges outside the traditional white, middle-class, male gene pool, while still being committed to a meritocracy. The panel asks why we need a new selection process and whether it really changes anything. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Counterpoint

12/13. Edward Seckerson chairs the last semi-final of 2007 as contestants meet to answer tough questions on all areas of music. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Edward Seckerson

: Portraits of Jerusalem

Repeated from 4pm

: Short Stories by John McGahern

1/5. The Stoat. A selection of stories by Irish author John McGahern , who died in 2006. A young man compares the stoat's single-minded pursuit of a rabbit to that of a shy woman's pursuit of her hopeless father. Read by Sean McGinley. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: John McGahern
Read By: Sean McGinley.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: News

: One Planet


: News

: BBC World Drama

Twenty Cigarettes. Oscar looks back on the 20 most significant cigarettes of his life as he tries to give up. By Marcy Kahan

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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