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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Macbeth Remixed .

5/5. How and why the politics of kingship meant the Macbeth story was spun out of all recognition.
From the chroniclers of history to the nib o
Shakespeare's quill, the programme reveals the art of "spin" is far from being a new phenomenon. Producer Pennie Latin


Producer: Pennie Latin

: Open Country

Willows grown on the Somerset Levels nave traditionally provided materials for basket making but, as Helen Mark discovers, they are increasingly being harvested to make cnarcoai.
Producer Lucy Lunt Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Helen Mark
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Saturday Live

Royal correspondent Robert Hardman joins
Fi Glover on the entertainment show, featuring poetry by Kate FOX. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Robert Hardman
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Kate Fox.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel with another helping of tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: Border Blaster: In Search of the Wolf

2/2 Nick Barraclough concludes his telling of the Wolfman Jack story, tracing it from
Wolfman's days as a renegade radio DJ to his appearance in the cult movie American Graffiti. Producer Sarah Cuddon


Unknown: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: Wolfman Jack
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Week in Westminster

Peter Oborne takes a look at the week's s political events. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Peter Oborne
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

A collection of dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at ypm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The Now Show

4/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a wry look back over the week's news, 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?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical debate programme, which this week comes from Lambeth in London. Repeated from yesterday


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 landlines 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: 1968: 4.4.68

Martin Luther King was assassinated on 4 April 1968. Jon Sen 's tense drama charts the developments of that week and its terrible climax.


Writer: Jon Sen
Original music composed by: Philip Guyler
Producer: Polly Thomas
Martin Luther King: Danny Sapani
Ralph Abernathy: Shaun Parks
Louve: Michael Begley
Harry: Trevor Cooper
Radio reporter: Peter Marinker
Charles Cabbage: Danny Lee Wynter
Jesse Jackson: Richie Campbell

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

4/4 Bud Powell. Ken Clarke is joined by writer and pianist Brian Priestley to explore the music and life of Bud Powell , an outstanding exponent of the bebop style on the piano, whose life was tragically marred by long periods Of mental illness. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Bud Powell.
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Pianist: Brian Priestley
Unknown: Bud Powell

: 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

: 1968: Day-by-Day

John Tusa presents the daily series that recalls the major political and cultural events of that day in 1968. Drawing on BBC and other news archives as well as the music of the time, the programmes evoke stories that made the headlines. Today, a Tory by-election victory.
Producers Sam Bryant , Lucy Dichmont and Barney Rowntree


Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Sam Bryant
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: Saturday PM

The day's news presented by Caroline Wyatt.


Presented By: Caroline Wyatt.

: The Bottom Line

10/10. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues and what is happening in the world of business this week.


Presenter: 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

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: 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: Britain's Business Problems

What is Britain's problem with the world of business? Twenty-five years on from the rise of "popular capitalism" BBC business editor Robert Peston asks if we grasp the profit motive any more than we ever did. Producer David Stenhouse


Editor: Robert Peston
Producer: David Stenhouse

: Classic Serial: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour

1/2. Picaresque romp following the fortunes of Soapey Sponge, a man determined to better himself, no matter what the cost to others. Soapey stands accused of selling the same mad horse to a number of respected citizens of Laverick Wells. RS Surtees's novel is dramatised by Scott Cherry.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Laverick Wells.
Dramatised By: Scott Cherry.
Judge: Clive Swift
Mr Reynolds: Paul Jesson
Mr Waffles: John McAndrews
Benjamin: Trevor Martin
Soapey: Rupert Evans
Lord Scamperdale: David Troughton
Mr Jawleyford: Philip Jackson
Mrs Jawleyford: Stella McCusker
Amelia: Julie Cox
Jack: Chris Emmett
Peter: David Cardy
Spigot: Trevor Martin
Robert: John McAndrews

: The Moral Maze

11/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox ,
Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Counterpoint

1/13. Paul Gambaccini takes over as the chairman in the eclectic music quiz, now in its 22nd year. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: The Muse of Rose Street

Armed with newly discovered letters from her lovers, and the passionate poetry she inspired, David Stenhouse explores the tragic life of Stella Cartwright. the femme fatale whose role in Scotland's literary history is only now coming to light. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Stella Cartwright.

: Opening Lines

2/5. Tierra del Fuego. By Ian Dudley. A family holiday on the Costa del Sol turns into the narrator's worst nightmare when his mid-life crisis gets the better of him at a karaoke barbecue. Read by Robert Glenister. Producer Joanne Reardon


Unknown: Ian Dudley.
Read By: Robert Glenister.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

global headlines presented by Alan Johnston

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

Zazie dans le Metro. Steve
Walker's dramatisation of Raymond Oueneau s 1959 novel. With original music by Guy Barker

: The Ticket

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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