With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
Continuing the series in which
Professor Steve Jones examines the different blood groups and their hidden influences on people's lives. 4:Rhesus and Beyond
. Steve Jones discovers the implications for pregnant women of being rhesus negative and what it means to have Kell, Duffy and MN coursing through our veins. producer Andrea Kidd
Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers . Lo, in the Wilderness a Voice (Luther's Hymn). Matthew 3, wl-6 11-12.
People Look East (Bramma). 0 Spirit of the Living
God (Gonfalon Royal). Director of music Ian Tracey.
lain Banks continues his tour of Scotland. 2: Fc a long time I rejected a lot of traditional Scottish stuff, like the kilt, bagpipes, haggis and drunken self-pity. I wasn't even that keen on whisky...." Read by Jimmy Chisholm. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
New series As the science of psychology developed during the 20th century, our understanding of human behaviour improved. Certain landmark experiments dramatically increased our knowledge, changing for ever our perception of the human mind. In the first programme, Claudia Hammond revisits the conformity experiment conducted by American social psychologist. Solomon Asch.
Bill Pertwee tells the entertaining story of the Royal Command Performance from its origins in the days of the medieval court jester to today's star-studded variety extravaganzas. With reminiscences and performance excerpts from Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder and Jimmy Jewell.
Tim Franks tells the story of the player piano, the first and, some argue, the most accurate way of reproducing music at home. It had phenomenal success in the early years of the 20th century only to be killed off by the Wall Street Crash and the radio.
By Sara Maitland. Sam is a chorister in Lincoln Cathedral. His story unfolds against that of the cathedral itself and some of the characters who have played their part in its past.
With the boys' choir of Lincoln Cathedral
Geoffrey de Noiers:
4: Dance with Me by Jackee Budesta Batanda from Uganda. A dance is an occasion for both terror and hope. 5: Fora Horseshoe Nail by Amara Bhavani Dev from India. A husband takes a terrible risk to earn money for his family. 6: Dancing with the Magician by Rachel Fixen from England. The residents of an old people's home are expecting a special visitor. For details see yesterday
Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence.
Bryan's ability to get hold of the right end of the stick is tested to the limit and a creative suggestion is made as to who should receive the gratitude of the nation.
Wing Cdr Bryan:
The passionate correspondence between the writer Katherine Mansfield and her husband John Middleton Murray. 2: Murray tries to reassure
Katherine that all will be well as she is losing heart daily. She is elated when an Italian doctor visits and tells her she will recover from TB if she is careful. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Dr Mark Porter investigates hepatitis, a contagious infection of the liver carried by approximately 650,000 people in the UK and spread through contact with sewage, blood transfusions and unprotected sex. Thursday's Check-Up health phone-in is also devoted to this topic.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
By Akira Yoshimura. 2: Takuya Kiyohara is on the run from the Allied authorities. Although aware of his perilous situation, he returns to his family home for what must be the last time, in order to destroy all evidence of his existence. For details see yesterday
Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Second Test at Kandy,
Sri Lanka. With commentary by Christopher Martin -Jenkins, John Murray , Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe , and expert comments from Angus Fraser , Phil Tufnell and Roshan Mahanama. Including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time
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