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3/5. Mike Dilger visits Borrowdale in Cumbria to meet the man who farms the wettest inhabited place in Britain. Nearby, he walks through England's temperate rainforest. Producer Brett Westwood

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Dilger
Producer:
Brett Westwood

Hardeep Kholi starts the weekend with the help of novelist Justin Cartwright. Featuring inheritance tracks, extraordinary stories and the occasional nutty bits. Producer Torquil MacLeod

Contributors

Unknown:
Hardeep Kholi
Unknown:
Justin Cartwright.
Producer:
Torquil MacLeod

The rags-to-riches story of rap star Jay-Z, who escaped the Brooklyn ghetto of his childhood to acquire a personal fortune of$320 million. Finance guru Alvin Hall looks at how Jay-Z built his empire from scratch, with 20 million CD sales and a host of other businesses under his wing, and at how big-name American brands are hiring his business savvy to help them too. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith
See also the film Backstage tomorrow at 12.10am on BBC2
Talking to the man who talked to the man: page 137

Contributors

Unknown:
Alvin Hall
Producer:
Richard Fenton-Smith

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)

Contributors

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

Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Samantha Washington Repeated tomorrow at 9pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Paul Lewis.
Producer:
Samantha Washington

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis shine a satirical light on the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Andy Zaltzman. Repeated from yesterday RT DIRECT: To order the cd The Now Show for just £10.99 (RRP E12.99) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]

Contributors

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

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Doncaster puts topical questions to a panel that includes Labour Party chairwoman Hazel Blears and Times Columnist Matthew ParriS. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Hazel Blears
Unknown:
Matthew Parris.

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

In Colin MacDonald 's romantic thriller, two murder witnesses are put under police protection pending a High
Court trial. But something goes badly wrong and they have to flee for their lives, never knowing whom it's safe to trust.
Producer Patrick Rayner

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin MacDonald
Producer:
Patrick Rayner
Barker:
Simon Talt
Hannah:
Vicki Liddelle
DCI Mulhall:
Gayanne Potter
DS Wh itton:
James Bryce
Andrew:
Kenny Blythe
Matthew:
John Paul Hurley
Kayleigh:
Laura Smales

3/4. Guillaume Tell. Rossini's last opera is about the political ideals of a population rising up against tyrannical overlords. In 1829 - the year before the July revolution - it had a special resonance for the Parisian public for whom it was written. But it had a different kind of impact in Italy, Rossini's home country, much of which was under Austrian rule. With Huw Edwards. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Huw Edwards.

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge
RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD for £8.99 including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Producer:
Justine Willett
Editor:
Jill Burridge

New series 1/9. More radio highlights from the English-speaking world, presented by Lucy Ash. This week she hears extracts on the theme of water: how to limit its use in South Africa; reusing "grey" water" in Germany; harvesting the rain in Rajasthan; and how The Archers' team is helping to encourage good water management with a Tanzanian radio soap. Producer Alison Cutts

Contributors

Presented By:
Lucy Ash.
Producer:
Alison Cutts

Tom Sutcliffe is in New York to discuss David Hare 's post-9/11 play The Vertical Hour, with guests Melissa Bank, David Rakoff and Kamila Shamsie. Producer Nicki Paxman

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
David Hare
Unknown:
David Rakoff
Unknown:
Kamila Shamsie.
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

Ever since the early days of broadcasting, with The Week's Good Cause in 1926, the generosity of the British public has been tapped by the BBC on behalf of charities. Carolyn Quinn tells the story of fundraising on the BBC from its humble beginnings on the Home Service to the multimedia extravaganzas of today's Children in Need.

Contributors

Presenter:
Carolyn Quinn
Producer:
Simon Clancy

4/5. As Dmitri goes on trial for the murder of his father, Alyosha desperately seeks proof of his innocence. By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised by Melissa Murray and Music by David Pickvance Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Dramatised By:
Melissa Murray
Music By:
David Pickvance
Dmitri:
Paul Hilton
Ivan:
Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha:
Carl Prekopp
Lise:
Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova:
Rachel Atkins
Katerina:
Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka:
Katy Cavanaqh
Smerdyakov:
Joseph Kloska
Grigory:
Desmond McNamara
Judge:
Ian Masters
Prosecutor:
Philip Fox
Fetyokovich:
Mark Strakerl
Devil:
Sam Dale
Spectators:
Paul Richard Biggin
Spectators:
Salkat Ahamed
Spectators:
Bethan Walker
Spectators:
Miranda Keeling

9/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox
Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Clifford Longley
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose

13/17. Four contestants from London and the Home
Counties compete in the first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robertson. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robertson.

Poet Paul Farley chews over the unhappy relationship between poets and their teeth, talking to poets and dentists about the place of teeth in literary and cultural history. The readers are Robin Cameron and David Holt. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Farley
Unknown:
Robin Cameron
Unknown:
David Holt.

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