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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: Nearer God's Heart

2/4. Anthony Noel visits the garden created by Margery Fish in East Lambrook, Somerset, to meet its current owner. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Anthony Noel
Unknown: Margery Fish
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Open Country

In the 1930s there were an estimated 30,000 Dartmoor ponies roaming wild in Devon, but now there are fewer than 2,000. With just a few hundred breeding animals, the species is rarer than the giant panda. Matt Baker finds out why the creatures have become endangered and what's being done to rescue them.
Producer Chris Impey Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Matt Baker
Producer: Chris Impey

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
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.


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

: Saturday Live

Author Stella Duffy joins Fi Glover on the weekend entertainment show, featuring news and lively discussion. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Pop in Translation

From She Loves You in German to Space Oddity in Italian, it wasn't unusual in the 1960s to find pop artists attempting to boost their sales with foreign-language versions of their hits.
Presented by Mark Radcliffe with contributions from many of those who took part, this programme looks at one of pop's more quirky episodes. Producer Robert Noakes


Presented By: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Robert Noakes

: Week in Westminster

Elinor Goodman takes a look at the week's events in politics. Editor Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Editor: Peter Mulligan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Lively dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/hi/ programmes/from-our-own-correspondent


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

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance Presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical poke at the week's news with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion from Aston in Birmingham, where the panel includes the vicechairwoman of Respect, Salma Yaqoob. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Salma Yaqoob.

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Saturday,Sunday and Monday

Comedy about an extended Neapolitan family who get together every Sunday for
Donna Rosa 's legendary ragout. Taking place over the course of three days, the play depicts the explosive potential of a family gathering. By Eduardo de Filippo.
Producer/Director Gaynor MacFarlane


Unknown: Donna Rosa
Unknown: Eduardo de Filippo.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Peppino: Alexander Morton
Rosa: Kathryn Howden
Antonio: Paul Young
Giulietta: Gabriel Quigley
Rocco: Lain Robertson
Roberto: Paul Blair
Maria: Laura Smales
Aunt Meme: Sandra Voe
Attilio: Jim Webster-Stewart
Luigi: Sean Scanlan
Elena: Monica Gibb
Virginia: Wendy Seager
Federico: Bryan Lowe
Catiello: Gareth Thomas

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
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Unknown: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines. Presented by Chris Ledgard.


Presented By: Chris Ledgard.

: iPM

6/7. Eddie Mair presents an interactive debate programme, shaped by listeners, emailers and bloggers. Editor Rupert Allman Contact via www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm or email: ipm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Loose Ends

Peter Curran with a mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: From Fact to Fiction

6/8. Writer Kate Mosse creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Saturday Review

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


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Archive Hour: Acoustic Attic

Inspired by a wax cylinder recording of a woman writing to her husband stationed in England, two women, who ran a community radio programme in America, began a project called Lost and Found Sound. They asked for listeners to send in their family tapes. Judith Kampfner presents a selection of the sounds found in the attics of ordinary people, which contained eyewitness accounts of historical events and famous people, as well as enchanting, obsolete sounds. Producer Judith Kampfner


Unknown: Judith Kampfner
Producer: Judith Kampfner

: Classic Serial: Dr Zhivago

5/6. 1921. Yuri is forced to serve as a doctor for Red partisan troops, with no news of Tonya or Lara. After two years there is at last a chance of escape back to Yuryatin. By Boris Pasternak , dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Dramatised By: Jonathan Myerson.
Narrator: Ian McDiarmid
Yuri: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lara: Eve Best
Komarovsky: Henry Goodman
Tonya: Clare Corbett
Liberiy: Darrell D'Silva
Pamphil: Malcolm Storry
Kubarikha: Kathryn Hunter
Lidochka: Sam Dale
Sivobluy: John Lloyd
Angelar: Anthony Glennon
Pelageya: Rachel Atkins
Agatha: Katy Cavanagh
Terenty: Lloyd Thomas
Seryozha: Gregg Sulkin

: Unreliable Evidence

In a special edition linked to last Wednesday's Afternoon Play, the legal discussion programme, hosted by Clive Anderson , debates the issues of extradition highlighted by the Gary McKinnon case. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Gary McKinnon

: Brain of Britain

Peter Snow chairs the nationwide general knowledge Contest. Repeated from Monday

: The Poetry of History

3/4. Annus Mirabilis - the Year of Wonders Jonathan Bate examines Dryden's unquenchable enthusiasm for the events of 1666, which saw an inconclusive naval war with the Dutch, plague and finally the Great Fire Of London. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Jonathan Bate

: Addiction

2/5. Cold Coffee Connoisseurs. A man reminisces about his teenage haunts, including the local cafe's perfect cold coffee. Jonathan Firth reads Henry Shukman's story in the series about obsessions and addictions. Producer Emma Harding

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Playwriting Competition Winners

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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