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With Canon Patrick Thomas.
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
Rural reports from around the country. Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
Reports from the farming community. Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock
Presented by John Humphrys and Sarah Montague. 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
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
Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker
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
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Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel
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)
Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Samantha Washington Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
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]
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
Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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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
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
The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge
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News and sport, presented by Carolyn Quinn.
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
Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney
7/8. A writer creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Peter Leslie Wild
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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3/5. Write Your Name Small. The panto season finds a theatre company struggling to keep the show on the road. Written and read by Anne Downie. Producer Bruce Young
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Saving: Ben Yeoh 's comedy about a leader who gives out free medicine