With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, including two new sonnets: A Pocket Compass by Allen Curnow and Needle Songby UA Fanthorpe.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
A series in which journalist Richard Evans joins people at summer schools.
2: Bernstein, Bruckner and Beer. Evans joins amateur orchestral players from all over Britain as they put a brave face on a wet week in Harlech, north Wales. Producer Geoff Ballinger
A four-part drama by Robin Brooks, starring Jack Klaff as George Lewis, the famous 19th-century lawyer who defended the indefensible and never lost. Virginia Crawford swears she has been seduced by Sir Charles Dilke, a prominent liberal politician. This accusation could wreck his career and significantly alter the face of British politics.
By Brian Leyden , read by John Olohan. A man looks back at a photographic article in the National
Geographic about his parent's farm. It evokes a way of life which seemed so solid and durable, but is now disintegrating. Director Pam Brighton
To celebrate National Poetry Day Radio 4 is broadcasting throughout the day new sonnets from distinguished poets. The poets, who all read theirown sonnets, are from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and America. The Poet Laureate
Andrew Motion , who chose the poets, introduces some of the poems and reads his own contribution - a new sonnet entitled South East. Producers Julian May and Kirsty Pope
Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the waywe speak. 10: Goingfor Broke How our lives and language are inextricably bound up with ideas and words for money. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday8. 30pm
In September 2001 the Volvo Ocean Race will kick off. Many of the yachts taking part will be equipped with special sensors that will detect the colour ofthe ocean as they travel around the globe. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Simon Boxall from the Southampton Oceanography Centre about what ocean colour can tell us about the state of our oceans and what I ies within them. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Fanshawe presents a new six-part series in which classic comedy meets the best in satirical writing in a unique exploration of some of life's essential themes - from foreigners, class and health, to love and the sporting life. With Anne Bryson and Peter Gunn. Producer Karen Rose
The Passion of Margery Kempe , dramatised by Alison Joseph. 4: Heresy. Margery's outspoken ways lead to a near riot in Leicester and she is put On trial for heresy. For details see Monday. Rptd from 10.45am
Uniting Europe is a modern ideal, but it has ancient historical roots. David Sells travels to
Sarajevo to look at the historical status of Europe's Muslims and asks whether, as Europe unites, it will remain a Christian club. Producer Chris Bowiby
Exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
3: The Dark Side of Light. A neon blaze of light is spreading across the country turning the night into day. Alex Kirby investigates how light pollution is driving people from their homes, creating hazards for motorists and even threatening our long-term health. Producer Brian King
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