With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.
With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday
6.08 Sports Desk
Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Fisher Extended at 1.30pm
Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
With Mark Coles and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
John Peel takes a look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Abiola Awojobi Shortened at llpm PHONE: [number removed] Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandi Toksvig presents a selection of the best international travellers' tales.
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Terry Jones takes an irreverent look at two historical characters we think we know well and challenges the established view. Are they really heroes or villains? This week the reputations of Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun come under the spotlight. Producer Mark Richards
Jackie Ashley takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Producer Marie Jessel
The stories and the colour behind the world's s headlines, with Kate Adie. ProducerTonyGrant
Paul Lewis with impartial money advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow 9pm
Impressions, sketches and spoof phone calls in the award-winning show starring Jon Culshaw ,
Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry. Rptd from Friday
Peter Symonds College in Winchester, Hampshire with a panel that includes the Conservative MP for Wokingham John Redwood, the chief executive of the RSPCA Jackie Ballard , and the headteacher of the Charter School, PamBowmaker. Repeated from Friday
Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Producer Victoria Wakely
Dramatised by Lavinia Murray.
Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. The second book starts in our world, when 12-year-old Will accidentally kills a man. He escapes into the parallel world of Cittagazze where he meets 11-year-old Lyra, and together they acquire the most powerful weapon in all the universes - the subtle knife.
BBC Radio Collection: Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials is available on CD and audio cassette from 6 January 2003 at good retail outlets
News and sports headlines, with Dan Damon.
Joe Cornish talks to Fernando Mereilles , the director of the most successful film in Brazil last year, the violent, colourful and flashy City of God, which is set amongst the gangs of Rio De Janeiro. Producer Stephen Hughes
Join Ned Sherrin for a sparkling agglomeration of music, comedy and conversation. ProducerTorquil Macleod
Arguably the most renowned film-maker of his generation, any new film by Martin Scorsese is an event. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York, a tale of gang wars set in mid-19th-century New York, is no exception.
Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict and on this and on some of the other cultural highlights of the week. Producer Mohini Patel
Do advancing years make us less tolerant? Lynne Truss certainly thinks they do, as she rants against three types of modern hell.
3: Getting a Man In Repeated from Sunday
Radio has become the definitive medium for argument and lively debate but, in the early days it was very different. In the 1920s, when the BBC began, all discussions were scripted and political controversy was forbidden. Nick Clarke traces the excitable history of on-air debate, from its stilted beginnings to its most ferocious moments. He looks back at pioneering programmes such as Men Talking and Conversations on a Train, which, from 1931 onwards, added the sound effects of a train to a recorded debate in orderto make it seem like a real-life meeting. Producer Matthew Dodd
William Makepeace Thackeray 's classic novel about the rise and fall of an 18th-century Irish adventurer. Dramatised in two parts by Don McCamphill.
1: A duel forces Redmond Barry to leave home and serve on the battlefields of the Seven Years' War.
Director Lawrence Jackson Repeated from Sunday 3pm
Lord Lyndon/Von Greuelgruber:
Sir Rumford Bumford/ Fakenham:
John Quin/Stable owner:
Should the State take our quality of life into consideration? Or is the real job of government to concentrate on the big picture, ratherthan worrying about whether or not we are content? In the second of two programmes chaired by Edward Stourton , a forum of invited guests meet at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland to debate with Sir Samuel Brittan and Zak Goldsmith the proposition that politicians need to put our happiness at the top of their agenda. Repeated from Wednesday
Nick Clarke hosts the second battle of lateral thinking and cross-cultural knowledge in the new series, between the Midlands team, Philippa Gregory and Rosalind Miles , and defending champions Wales, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead. Repeated from Monday
Roger McGough presents listeners' requests for poems old and new. To request a poem write to:
BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or email email@example.com. Repeated from Sunday
Hurricane Stories. Mia Soteriou reads another story from a collection by Cuban-American author Ana Menendez. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Sarah Johnson