With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. The First Attack. Having met the American Congress representative in Paris, Aitken lays the foundations of his first attack: setting fire to Portsmouth's Royal Naval dockyards. By Jessica Warner. For details see Mon Rptd 12.30am
New series 1/4. The programme that brings history to life through different houses and the imagined lives of the people who lived there.
Bankside Historian Gillian Tindall introduces some of he characters who lived in one of the oldest surviving houses on the south bank of the Thames, which began life as an inn during the area's brief theatrical heyday. Producer Sara Davies
New series 1/4. Settling In. It is the late 1950s and AJ Wentworth has just retired to the little village of Fenport.
The news of his arrival in Fenport spreads like wildfire and soon Wentworth finds himself taking a rather more active role in village life than he'd bargained for. By HF Ellis , arlantPri hv Emma Kennedv , and starring Chris Langham.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Mrs Wheeler/ Miss Gorman:
Mrs Bretton/Mrs Burtltt:
Terry Collins first met Julie McTravers when he took her picture on the dance floor back in the summer of 1967. He was a working-class London boy, she was a nice girl from
Woking But their short-lived relationship came to an abrupt end one day when Julie went out to buy cigarettes and never came back. Thirty-eight years later they meet again. Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter.
Director David Jackson Young
John Cushnie Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Sheffield Allotment and Leisure Gardeners'
Federation Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm
3/5 The Ugly Duckling. Always the odd one out and made to suffer for being different, the Ugly Duckling is said to mirror Hans Christian Andersen 's own view of himself. But is it a transformation that anyone can make or are there hidden meanings to the story? For details see Monday
What are the comtemporary resonances of an early
20th-century scandal involving a leading psychiatrist who believed that mental illnesses were the product of chronic infection, curable only by life-threatening surgery? Laurie Taylor discusses the implications. Producer Natasha Maw
3/4. Breast Cancer. Most of the information we know about the factors that influence the occurence of breast cancer has come from epidemioligical studies like the Million Women's Study and the Women's Health Initiative. What more can these studies reveal and what else do we need to discover in order to curb the numbers of cases? Richard Hannaford investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
John Wilson presents the arts show, and meets the guitarist Ry Cooder , whose new disc evokes the sounds and stories of a Spanish-speaking community in LOS Angeles in the 1950s. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
2/3. Vivienne Parry and a panel of experts discuss a real-life case, examining testimonies from patients, relatives and staff. This week, the panel discuss the case of Baby A who needs double transplant surgery - a new bowel and liver. The baby could be kept alive with a liver transplant to act as a bridge until both organs are available. However, without a new bowel, this liver would soon need replacing. Should Baby A be given the liver, even though this same liver could be used to save another child's life?
Producer Michelle Martin Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/3. Anne Perkins looks at the crucial dinner party at which the economist John Maynard Keynes failed to stop Winston Churchill from deciding to return to the gold standard in 1925. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
New series 1/3. Life on this planet was no accident: everything about the geology of the Earth suggests it was made for life. Gabrielle Walker charts the rise of humanity's ancestors from simple slime to the complex organisms. Along the way she uncovers tales of mass poisoning, sex, death and even global catastrophe in this history of the early Earth. Producer Jonathan Fildes
6/6. Clarence van den Hoogenband. Laurence and Gus tell the story of the brilliant scientist who discovers that the Earth is not quite a perfect sphere. Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer Helen Williams
van Den Hoogenband.
6/6. The series concludes with the warm-hearted autobiography of a rebellious woman growing up in London's Welsh community - Black Teeth Lane. More spoof comedy starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe.
Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell ; Producer Lucy Armitage
The Surgeon's Mate (9/10) by Patrick O'Brian. For details see Sunday
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