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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Cathy Le Feuvre.

: iPM

6/9. Eddie Mair hosts the programme built by listeners via its blog and email. Editor Rupert Allman
Contact: ww.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Rupert Allman

: Open Country

Presented by Matt Baker. Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Presented By: Matt Baker.
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Farming Today This Week

Introduced by Charlotte Smith . Producer Alasdair Campbell


Introduced By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Alasdair Campbell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Saturday Live

Fi Glover is joined by the scientist and author Simon Singh. With poetry by Matt Harvey. Producer Simon Clancy


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Simon Singh.
Unknown: Matt Harvey.
Producer: Simon Clancy

: Excess Baggage

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


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: What's So Great about....Method Acting?

2/3. In the series in which he challenges the status of familiar people, practices and things, Lenny Henry guestions the method school of acting. He goes to New York to visit the Actors' Studio, where Lee Strasberg taught his method acting style to such stars as Marion Brando and Robert De Niro among many others. But Laurence Olivier famously despised it. advising Dustin Hoffman to "just act, dear boy!" Contributors include the actress Ellen Burstyn. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Lee Strasberg
Unknown: Marion Brando
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Ellen Burstyn.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
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 is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed]


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

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


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: One-Day Cricket

Essex Eagles v Yorkshire Carnegie
Commentary by Simon Mann , Arlo White and Kevin Howells on the Friends Provident Trophy second semi-final at the County
Ground in Chelmsford. Analysis comes from Graham Gooch and Steve James.
Producer Jim Hollis "approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 11.45am


Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Arlo White
Commentary By: Kevin Howells
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Steve James.
Producer: Jim Hollis

: The Now Show

2/7. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a big bite of topical comedy from 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 chairs the discussion from St Peter 's Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, in which an audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: St Peter

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' responses to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play:Rebus - Black and Blue

2/2. When Rebus investigates the death of an oil worker, he becomes a suspect in the hunt for a serial killer known as Johnny Bible. Ian Rankin 's story is dramatised by Chris Dolan. Producer/Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Johnny Bible.
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
Director: Bruce Young
Rebus: Ron Donachle
jack: Simon Tait
Ludo: Lain Robertson
Siobhan: Gayanne Potter
Ryan: John Kazek
Eve: Juliet Cadzow
Mrs Sclocum: Irene Allan
Joanna: Natalie Bennett
Edward: Mark McDonnell
Judd: Simon Donaldson
Stanley: Stevie Hannan

: The Lost Beatles Interview

Recorded in April 1964, this long-lost Beatles footage was discovered in a south London garage more than 40 years after it was first broadcast in Scotland as part of a regional TV programme presented by Helen Shapiro. It is considered to be the earliest surviving TV interview with the band and has never been seen or heard by the rest of the world. Producers Richard Jeffs and Howard Shannon Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Helen Shapiro.
Producers: Richard Jeffs
Producers: Howard Shannon

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey introduces highlights of the past week's Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for E6.99 (RRP £8.99) incl pSp, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD223


Introduces: Jane Garvey
Editor: Jill Burridge

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Rod Laver beats Tony Roche in straight sets to win the Wimbledon singles title. John Tusa presents the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. Producers Robert Abel , Barney Rowntree and Joby Waldman


Unknown: Rod Laver
Unknown: Tony Roche
Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Robert Abel
Producers: Barney Rowntree
Producers: Joby Waldman

: Saturday PM

Presented by Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: The Bottom Line

6/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter. Producer Neil Koenig


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Loose Ends

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


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

3/17. Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into 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:Piper Alpha's Legacy

On the night of 6 July, 1988, the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea was destroyed in a series of massive explosions in which 167 men died. The shock of the accident and the following recommendations had a deep impact on Britain's offshore oil industry. Twenty years on, Mark Stephen hears the recollections of those who lived through the disaster.
Producer Monise Durrani See tomorrow 9.55pm on Radio 3


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Classic Serial: The Ring and the Book

1/2. Robert Browning 's poetic masterpiece of sex, lies and murder, set in 17th-century Rome. Rome is rife with speculation in the aftermath of a triple stabbing. Adapted by Martyn Wade.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Browning
Adapted By: Martyn Wade.
Robert: Anton Lesser
Guido: Roger Allam
Pompilia: Loo Brealey
Caponsacchi: Dominic Rowan
Pietro: Andrew Sachs
Violante: Frances Jeater
Paolo: Dan Starkey
1st Roman: Stephen Critchlow
2nd Roman: Ben Crowe
Conti: Chris Pavlo
Margherita: Joan Walker
Judge: John Rowe

: The Moral Maze

5/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves ,
Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses about the ethical issues behind the Week's news. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Round Britain Quiz

2/12. The cryptic quiz has contestants from the Midlands and Wales. Repeated from Monday

: Poetry Please

7/10. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe ,
Roger McGough introduces poetry with a distinctly gothic flavour. The readers are Patrick Romer and Noni Lewis. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Patrick Romer
Unknown: Noni Lewis.

: The Bus Driver WhoWanted to Be God and Other Stories byEtgarKeret

1/5. Stories about ambition by the Israeli master of the modern short story, including The Flying Santinis. Read by Henry Goodman. Producer Lisa Osborne


Read By: Henry Goodman.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

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