With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett
With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
Sport news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams
Anne Gregg presents holiday news.
Producer Dave Harvey. For information sheets send a sae to[address removed] Repeated tomorrow at 10.45pm
With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil Macleod
With Anne Applebaum of the Evening Standard. Editor Jane Robins
BBC correspondents around the world take a look at their host countries. Producer Tony Grant
Alison Mitchell with news from the world of personal finance. Producer Tim Bowler
The week's headlines come under more comic scrutiny from chairman
Simon Hoggart and guests Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm
Jonathan Dimbleby presents a topical discussion from the University of East London in Dagenham, with panellists Angela Browning MP, Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Frank Dobson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment and London; the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford; and Darcus Howe , journalist and broadcaster. Repeated from yesterday
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm
The first in Radio 4's football drama season, The Beautiful Game. By
Stephen Butchard and Pat Anderson.
Joan is about to divorce Vincent because he loves Liverpool FC more than her. Joanne is 17 and a supporter of Everton Football Club - a passion her parents do not understand. with Kate Cross and Helen Warder. With commentary by Alan Green from BBC Radio Sport. Director Kate Rowland
"No discourse whatsoever can end in absolute knowledge of fact past or to come." (Thomas Hobbes 1651).
But in this topical series Mark Urban explores events of the past to put the present into perspective.
Editors Archie Baron and Neil Cameron
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
Georgina Ferry presents highlights from this year's Rhone Poulenc prizes for science books.
Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Tue 8.00pm E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reports on major issues. Repeated from Tuesday
A four-part series on unusual collections. 1: lain Campbell from the Black Isle, an area north of Inverness, collects old theatrical props, including tatty footwear and construction towers. Producer Michael Shaw
A sideways look at the past week. Repeated from yesterday
Marriage Brokers. Robert Robinson talks to five matchmakers whose clients want to skip the lottery of dating and romancing and get down to the nitty-gritty of making relationships work. Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thu 11.30pm
Dawn Upshaw talks to Lynne Walker about her singing career and how her early ambition to singjingles started her on the road to becoming a world-renowned soprano.
Producer Jackie Christie. Rptd Fri 9.30pm
By Margaret Forster. This much-acclaimed novel, dramatised for radio by Ed Thomason , tells the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's maid Lily Wilson , who learnt much from her employer, not least about the vicissitudes of love. with Patience Tomlinson, Linda Regan ,
Geoffrey Whitehead , Zulema Dene and Sandra James Young. Director Cherry Cookson
Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert
Presented by the Rt Rev Graham James , Bishop of St Germans.
The Lord's Prayer. In the first of seven programmes, Simon Armitage examines the universal appeal of one of the most beautiful passages from the scriptures - with a selection of some of the many interpretations. Producer Viv Beeby
You may have an eye for colour, but have you an ear? In these six programmes, radio becomes a technicolour land of Oz.
Sample some of the ten million colours in the universe, from white knights to monks and punks in black and the colour that changed the course of history. 1: Over the Rainbow. What colour is and where it lies in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Written by Annette Kobak. Producer Kate McAII
With Russian-bom soprano Kyra Vayne. Repeated from Tuesday
Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon , set in Co Donegal in 1954. 2: Phonsie and his diminutive sidekick do their best to keep young Josie from the clutches of Packy McGoldrick. with John Hewitt. Gerard McSorley , Charlie Bonnar and Ciara McKeown. Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt
By Alan Beard. Read by Dexter Fletcher. Repeated from Monday