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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Murdoch.


Unknown: Alison Murdoch.

: Men of Stone

3/5. The Choice of the Professionals.
Julian Richards continues his history of Portland stone with the role the stone played in the hands of those who created London's cityscape, from Jones to Parry via Wren and Lutyens. Producer Nick St George


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Nick St George

: 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 Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie
7.20 Yesterday In Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.50 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Saturday Live

Film critic and RT columnist Barry Norman joins Fi Glover. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Fi Glover.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Whose Side Is Bart Simpson On?

The Simpsons is the most successful animation series in TV history. To some, Bart and the rest of his family are seriously socially subversive, yet others believe they embody conservative values. Phill Jupitus tries to find out who is right, and whether it really matters what a bunch of cartoon characters gets up to.
Spoken word choices: page 137


Presenter: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times offers a behind-the-scenes view of the corridors of power. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: 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 £15.99 (RRP £16.99) 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, presented by Chris A'Court.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Chris A'Court.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Now Show

2/8 A satirical look at the week's news with Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes ,
Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Rptd from yesterday


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

: Any Questions?

This week's panellists for the topical discussion programme include the former Liberal
Democrat leader Charles Kennedy and Michael Heseltine. Hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby from Oxford. Repeated from yesterday


Leader: Charles Kennedy
Leader: Michael Heseltine.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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: Arcadia

Tom Stoppard's comedy masterpiece juggles notions of literature, mathematics, landscape gardening and love through the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of Sidney Park, Derbyshire, in the early 19th and 20th centuries, the early 19th and 20th centuries.

Spoken word choices: page 137


Author: Tom Stoppard
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Bernard: Jason Watkins
Hannah: Nicola Redmond
Septimus: Jack Laskey
Thomasina: Jade Williams
Chloe: Carey Mulligan
Valentine: Joseph Kloska
Chater: John Dougall
Lady Croom: Liza Sadovy
Noakes: Jot Davies
Jellaby: Simon Treves
Brice: Anthony Glennon
Sam Pamphilon: Augustus

: Good Timing

Composer Nina Perry reveals the secrets of good timing by looking at he experiences of four different professionals who rely on an nnate sense of timing. With drummer Dawne Adams chef Brian Fantoni , squash champion Madeline Perry and comedian and juggling artist Steve Royle. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Nina Perry
Unknown: Dawne Adams
Unknown: Brian Fantoni
Unknown: Madeline Perry
Artist: Steve Royle.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Saturday PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

5/8 Evan Davis talks to some of the biggest names in business who discuss what's high on the business agenda this week. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another mix of conversation, comedy and music with Clive Anderson and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: 15-Minute Hamlet

The play's the thing. This contribution to the Tom Stoppard season has all the famous lines - though not necessarily in the right order. Pure fun, yet proof that the essence of Shakespeare's play is irreducible.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Hamlet: John Dougall
Ophelia: Jasmine Callan
Leartes/Bernardo: Anthony Glennon
Horatio/Osric: Nltin Ganatra
Claudius: Simon Treves
Gertrude: Liza Sadovy
Shakespeare/Ghost: Sam Dale
Gravedigger/Fortinbras: Jot Davies

: Saturday Review

Sarfraz Manzoor and guests examine highlights of the week's cultural events. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Flanders on Flanders

Stephanie Flanders tells the story of her father Michael, one half of comic duo
Flanders and Swann. Using rare archive material, she discovers her father's long-forgotten career as an actor and campaigner for the rights of the disabled. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Stephanie Flanders
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Classic Serial: Felix Holt, the Radical

1/3. A romance story by George Eliot , set against the changes wrought in the Midlands by the passing of the Great Reform Act in 1832. Esther Lyon 's life is shaken when two very different young men return to their home town, determined to make a life under the new radical banner. Adapted by Michael Eaton.
Repeated from Sunday


Story By: George Eliot
Unknown: Esther Lyon
Adapted By: Michael Eaton.
Felix: Elliot Cowan
Mrs Holt: Susan Brown
Rufus: Stephen Moore
Esther: Hayley Atwell
Harold: Jasper Britton
Arabella: Susan Wooldridge
Matthew: Jack Shepherd
Sir Maximus: John Carlisle
Philip/Mike: Paul Chahldl
Christian: Ron Cook
Denner: Carol MacReady
The Reverend Lingon: Michael Culkin
Chubb: John Tarns
Johnson: Ken Campbell

: The Moral Maze

3/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose ,
Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves

: Round Britain Quiz

2/12. Teams from Wales and the south of England compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.

: Oh! Dad

The American actor Robert Mitchum defined cool before Hollywood knew what it was. In secret, the former professional boxer and star of 100 movies was also a poet. Fellow poet Lloyd Robson goes on the trail of his hero in America. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Lloyd Robson

: Short Stories byJohn McGahern

4/5. Sierra Leone - -2/2. Conclusion of the story of a young man who half falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician. Read by Sean McGinley. Producer Pam Brighton


Read By: Sean McGinley.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama: Albert's Bridge

by Tom Stoppard.
Philosophy graduate Albert finds his calling as a bridge painter. Starring Paul Copley


Albert: Paul Copley

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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