With the Rev Lesley Carol
Editor Chris Burns
Charlotte Smith explores the Firth of Forth. Producer Adrian Holloway. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm
Miriam O'Reilly reviews the week's developments in the foot-andmouth crisis and examines the implications forthe British Countryside. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Shortened llpm
Why lie on a beach when you could be learning a new skill such as making a souffle, polishing candlesticks or folding napkins? It's not everyone's idea of a good time but this week Arthur Smith explores self-improvement as a holiday option. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: email@example.com
Four programmes to help you make sense of the digital world. Technology is affecting almost everything we do, and the possibilities forthe future can be both exhilarating and daunting. In the words of Douglas Adams "don't panic". In this first programme he demystifies the way in which music can be accessed on the internet, with help from Brian Eno and Michael Nesmith among others. Producer Mark Rickards (R)
The political discussion programme which aims to sharpen the focus on current ideas and events.
Presented by Sheena McDonald. Producer Kirsten Lass
Colour, wit and observation as BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines.
Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
Impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm
The hit impressionist programme stars
Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Croydon High
School for Girls by panellists including Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Smith;
Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ming Campbell ; and Green MEPfor London Jean Lambert. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Hamilton 's intriguing study of the British class system in the twenties is dramatised by Allan Prior. Reading estate agent Donald Stimpson plans to marry the pretentious widow Joan Plumleigh-Bruce , until a perverse young con man called Ralph Gorse intervenes. A ruthless opportunist and social climber, Gorse leaves broken gullible victims in his wake.
Director Richard Wortley
The best of the week on Woman's 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon.
This week on the film programme Joan Allen talks about her starring role as a US presidential candidate in The Contender. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Nicki Paxman
An eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Chris Wilson
This week, a look at Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones in the new film of Helen Fielding's bestselling book. And Tom Sutcliffe and guests examine the myth of Cleopatra in a new exhibition about the Egyptian queen. Producer Erika Wright
Hannah and Her. The concluding programme providing insights into the experiences of biblical characters. Psychiatrist BriceAvery encounters
Mary Magdalene and her beguiling combination of sensuality and spirituality. Repeated from Sunday
An exploration of the history of children's radio from the English speaking world. Michael Rosen discovers that for many children in northern and southern hemispheres, everything stopped at 5pm when their own radio shows began. Programmes featured include The Small Types Club in Canada, with its tiny host Baby Bee; The Argonauts' Club which encouraged Australian children to strive for the ultimate prize of a "golden fleece"; and serials like the adventures of Sergeant Preston of the Yukon which kept young American children enthralled in the thirties and fifties. Producer Caroline Barbour
A history of English-language-speaking children's radio programmes from around the world: page 42
The conclusion of Mikhail Bulgakov 's classic Ukrainian novel, dramatised by DJ Britton . Survival As Ukrainian nationalists seize control of Kiev, Alexei and Nikolka run fortheir lives. Repeated from Sunday
Professor Tom Kirkwood , this year's Reith lecturer, explores the topic of ageing and examines the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future. Sue Lawley introduces each of the five lectures from various venues. 2: Thread of Life From Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. "President Clinton promised Leo Blair an extra 25 years. Is it a sensible target?"
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated from Wednesday
In Praise of the English Barn Dance. From
Elizabethan times to the new millennium, barn dancing is still very much alive. Current practitioners Gordon Potts and Caroline Butler discuss with Tim Healey the story of the British hoedown and discover why it is as infectious now as it was in the past. Repeated from Sunday
Our fascination, fear and destruction of the natural world is explored through poems by Robert Frost ,
Ted Hughes , Norman MacCaig and Edward Thomas. Presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday
Five short stories exactly 2,001 words long, written by Adam Thorpe. 4: Letters, read by Barrie Rutter. After his wife's death, Hanklin makes an unhappy discovery. Producer Chris Wallis (R)