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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Armes.


Unknown: John Armes.

: The Preposterous Files

4/5 Asylum Seeker orScrounger? In1954 the Home
Office was about to kick a Polish stowaway out of the country. Then Churchill got involved. With Julian Putkowski. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Open Country

Helen Mark visits the Western Weald on the edge of the South Downs, where campaigners are fighting for the area's inclusion in the South Downs National Park. Producer Melvin Rickarby Repeated on Thu at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Farming Today This Week

Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Tom Heap. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Tom Heap.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Brian Draper.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Saturday Live

Matthew Collings joins Fi Glover , with poetry by Elvis McGonagall. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Matthew Collings
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Elvis McGonagall.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel With John McCarthy. Producer Harry Parker
Holidays in northern Italy and Poland: p34


Unknown: John McCarthy.
Producer: Harry Parker

: And the Academy Award Goes to ...

3/4. The Silence of the Lambs.
Paul Gambaccini examines the success of The
Silence of the Lambs, the last film to win all five of the main Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins and Best
Actress for Jodie Foster. There's also a look at how Oscars night is planned and run. Producers Paul Kobrak and Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Jodie Foster.
Producers: Paul Kobrak
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: What Does David Cameron Really ThinK?

The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson explores the underlying values and political philosophy of the Conservative leader, and tries to predict what he might be like as prime minister. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Editor: Nick Robinson
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents.
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Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The News Quiz

6/8. Satirical panel game chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Sharing their take on the week's news are Carrie Quinlan , Simon Evans , Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Unknown: Carrie Quinlan
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion from Exeter. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners'calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Spellbound

Dramatised by Amanda Dalton from the Alfred Hitchcock film script by Ben Hecht and the original book by Francis Beeding. Constance Sedgwick , a newly qualified psychiatrist, and Dr Murchison, author of several books on psychiatry, arrive at Landry House in Yorkshire. But Murchison is soon suspected of being an impostor.
Director Susan Roberts


Dramatised By: Amanda Dalton
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Script By: Ben Hecht
Book By: Francis Beeding.
Book By: Constance Sedgwick
Director: Susan Roberts
Constance: Hattie Morahan
John: Benedict Cumbertatch
Nurse Deeling: Alexandra Mathie
Dr Edwardes: David Fleeshman
Geoffrey: Gerard Fletcher
Ciceley: Christine Cox

: The Jazz Baroness

Hannah Rothschild tells the extraordinary story of her eccentric great aunt,
Pannonica Rothschild , who settled in New York after the Second World War and became known as the baroness of the bebop jazz revolution for her patronage of musicians such as Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Hannah Rothschild
Unknown: Pannonica Rothschild
Unknown: Charlie Parker.

: 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

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Bottom Line

4/10 Evan Davis talks to business executives with a keen interest in the complexities of commercial affairs. They discuss the fundamentals of buying and selling, highlighting consumer demands and the relationships between major companies and the general public. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, presented by Clive Anderson. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

7/16. An insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. 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: Gould's Mind

Canadian Glenn Gould shocked the piano world by ending his concert career in his early 30s. In this programme, Piers Piowright reveals how the eccentric genius turned to the world of TV and radio with a series of groundbreaking documentaries that provided insight into the mind Of their creator. Producer Michael Surcombe See panel


Unknown: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Piers Piowright
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: Classic Serial: Fortunes of War

3/6. With the war upon them, Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close. By Olivia Manning , dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Dramatised By: Lin Coghlan.
Old Harriet: Joanna Lumley
Harriet: Honeysuckle Weeks
Guy: Khalld Abdalla
Yakimov: James Fleet
Inchcape: John Rowe
Prof Pinkrose: Nigel Anthony
Clarence: Alex Wyndham
Dobson: Sam Dale
Galpin: John Dougall
Bella: Carolyn Pickles
Drucker: Peter Marlnker
Sasha: Joseph Arkley
Toby Lush: Simon Treves
Dubedat: Ben Crowe

: The Moral Maze

5/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Garden Quiz

6/11. Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest, pitting four contestants against each other in a knockout competition. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anna Ford

: Poetry Please

5/6. Not Love Perhaps. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems that take a wry look at love and relationships, including works by Wendy Cope and RS Thomas. The readers are Mark Meadows , Kate Littlewood and Gabriel Woolf. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Unknown: Mark Meadows
Unknown: Kate Littlewood
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf.

: Manchester Crime Wave

1/5. Boom 1/2. Five crime stories set in the city, beginning with Cath Staincliffe 's tale, read by Wendy Kweh. A young detective investigates an explosion in a house. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Cath Staincliffe
Read By: Wendy Kweh.
Producer: Janet Graves

: News

: One Planet

: News

: BBC World Drama

Kim's Game, by Jonathan Myerson

: News

: The Ticket

: Politics UK

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