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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Songs Everlasting

1/3. Bryn Terfel asks why certain Welsh songs have become so iconic. Producer Llinos Jones


Producer: Llinos Jones

: Open Country

In the Forest of Dean there is a trail along which is arranged a series of large sculptures.
Helen Mark finds out what impact the trail has on the people who live and work there
Producer Chris Impey Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Chris Impey

: Farming Today This Week

Plastic greenhouses have replaced the traditional glass ones in southern Spain.
Charlotte Smith asks if they could become popular here. Producer Sarah Swadling


Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Greg Wood.

7.25, 8.25 Sports News

7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter: Greg Wood
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Rob Marshall

: Saturday Live

Hardeep Singh Kholi and poet Murray Lachlan Young join presenter Fi Glover. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kholi
Unknown: Murray Lachlan Young
Presenter: Fi Glover.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel.
Travel supplement: centre pages Holiday offers: pages 140 and 141


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Travels with Cap'n Bob

Publisher, newspaper tycoon and fraudster Robert Maxwell led an extraordinary life before his death at sea. For years he journeyed the world in his boat in great style to witness "historic events". Julia Langdon , Maxwell's political editor on his Daily Mirror, often accompanied him on these trips. She gives an unusual insight into the very strange world of Cap'n Bob. Producer Chris Bond


Unknown: Robert Maxwell
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Producer: Chris Bond

: Talking Politics

Sheena McDonald hosts the political discussion programme. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Paul Vickers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from the BBC's foreign Correspondents. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent for £15.99 (RRP E16.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/hi/ programmes/from-our-own-correspondent


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

6/6 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical knife to the week's news and carve some prime comedy from it. With help from Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby at Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, where the panel includes John Denham , Secretary of State for Innovation,
Universities and Skills. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Denham

: 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 per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play:Underneath the Lintel

Richard Schiff stars in this quirky one-man play. A lonely Dutch librarian tells the story of his quest to justify his life. His journey of discovery begins when, to his astonishment, a book is returned 113 years overdue.
Sebastian Baczkiewicz 's adaptation of the Story by Glen Berger. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Richard Schiff
Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Story By: Glen Berger.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: To Sing like Bing

2/2. Bing Crosby 's musicality, combined with his personality, made him supreme in popular entertainment. Alyn Shipton talks to those Who worked with him. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Talks: Alyn Shipton

: 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

A round-up of the day's news and sport.

: Tracing Your Roots

2/6. if you dig deep enough, most families have a skeleton or two in the cupboard.
Sally Magnusson meets a few of these hair-raising ancestors and finds out why such shady characters are good news for family history hunters. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

New series 1/16. Friends and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: 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: God, Pirates and the Ovaltineys

Competition between commercial radio and the BBC goes back beyond the 60s stations. Between 1920 and the Second World War, Radio Normandy and other European commercial stations had vast audiences for Roy Plomley and shows such as the League of Ovaltineys. Sean Street investigates commercial radio, the BBC and the cultural and technical battle between them. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Sean Street

: Classic Serial: The Witches

2/2. Boy and his friend Bruno have been turned into mice. But Bruno seems to be more interested in food than outwitting a room full of witches. Roald Dahl 's adventure is dramatised by Lucy Catherine.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Dramatised By: Lucy Catherine.
Narrator: Toby Jones
Boy: Ryan Watson
Grandmother: Margaret Tyzack
Bruno: Jordan Clarke
Grand High Witch: Amanda Lawrence
MrJenkins: Ben Crowe
Mrs Jenkins: Rachel Atkins
Waiter: Ben Onwukwe

: Reality Check

2/3. Justin Rowlatt brings together a panel of criminal justice experts, relatives of murder victims and a convicted criminal to discuss the future of victims' rights and whether crime victims should be involved in dispensing justice. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Justin Rowlatt

: Brain of Britain

The 2007 final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, chaired by Peter Snow. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow.

: Fearnought: Poems for Southwell Workhouse

Fearnought was a cloth used for jackets worn by inmates of the workhouse, such as the one at Southwell in Nottinghamshire. Mario Petrucci, poet-in-residence there, gives voice to its silenced ghosts. Rptd from Sur

: Addiction

5/5. The Poison Tree. In the last in the series of tales about obsessions, David Horovitch reads Gregory Norminton 's story in which Private Roger Wilson 's life is saved by his lieutenant. But the overwhelming sense of a debt he can never repay gradually takes ovei Roger's life, poisoning all his relationships. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: David Horovitch
Unknown: Gregory Norminton
Unknown: Roger Wilson
Producer: Emma Harding

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Dracula (2/2)

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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