With James Naughtie and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Martin Palmer.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament
2/3. Philosopher Nigel Warburton and architectural historian John Grundy explore why radical ideas took hold at particular places ana times in British history. In this programme, they explore the claim that the coasta resort of Scarborough launched the world's passion for the seaside holiday in the 17th century. Producer Faith Lawrence
2/4. A series of fourcomic plays featuring Stanley Baxter.
Medium Rare by David Holt. Meet Wee
Davy Dowds , a medium in 1950s Glasgow, a "wee sweetie-wife" and nicknamed the Nostradamus of the Candleriggs". He provides comfort for the troubled and conversation with loved ones gone before - not to mention the occasional chat with John Knox. One of his clients is Ina McClure , who's trying to find out about an inheritance - but husband George is unimpressed. Ford w
George is unimpressed.
Producer Graham Frost
Wee Davy Dowds:
A light-hearted quiz about inventions and innovations.
Chris Stuart presides over team captains
Adam Hart-Davis and Professor Lewis Wolpert. With guests psychologist Dr Susan Blackmore and writer and broadcaster Nicholas Booth. Producer Katie Marsden
By Christopher Green. Another chance to hear a tale of two school friends, 20 years on. Chrissie and Diane are undisputed Rotherham disco queens.
But their lives take a very different turn when one of them ducks out of Saturday night. Gerard McDermott
Claire Grove Music by Christopher Green Director Claire Grove ,R,
John Cushnie, Bob Fiowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by residents and visitors to Blackpool, and Matthew Biggs visits the Centre for
Alternative Technology in Powys. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor at 2pm
3/5. NitinGanatra reads another of this week s stories by Rohinton Mistry.
Of White Hairs and Cricket. A 14-year-old boy realises forthe first time that his father may not live for ever. For details see Monday
3/5. Vorkuta. Bridget Kendall travels to the Arctic Circle. Vorkuta is a mining town, built by victims of Stalinism who perished there in their millions.
Vorkuta is doomed but its mayor is defiant that the town should not only survive, but flourish. What awaits these victims of Stalin's past in the brave new world Of Putin's Russia? Fordetails see Monday
Baldness. Dr Mark Porter explores hair-loss problems - from male-pattern baldness to excessive loss in pregnancy - and finds out which remedies work and which don't, as well as the secret to a dandruff-free scalp. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
2/4. The sketch show in which everyday situations are taken to new heights - and then a bit further.
Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , with Ewan Bailey Producer Carol Smith
3/10. Letters Home. By Noel Streatfeild. Having been evacuated to their grandparents, the Wiltshire children are starting to run wild. Matters are made worse when they are joined by Albert, a young lad evacuated from the East End.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
A debate that asks if instead of finding ways to meet demand for road travel we should aim simply to cut it, by getting the driver out of the car. Using dramatised scenarios to imagine different futures for Britain, Paul Vickers is in the chair as experts and public foresee the waytoday's polices mayturn out. Producer Michael Blastland Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Saturday
2/3. They enliven every election, add to the gaiety of the nation and come up with some worthwhile ideas. But who are these minority candidates who battle on against lost deposits and public indifference? Matthew Parris meets.... the revolutionaries. Editor Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
1/2. Through our veins marches an army of white blood cells that prevent illness. Scientists have harnessed this defence force to create a cancer therapy set to revolutionise treatment of this disease. Bankingforthe Future. Georgina Ferry visits a unique blood bank of killer cells and meets the patients whose lives have been saved thanks to this new therapy. Producer Amanda Hargreaves
New series 1/3. The Department is a secret organisation with the powerto influence every aspect of your life. At its heart an eccentric three-man think-tank with the brief to brainstorm new ideas on every aspect of society. Each week your future is in their hands. This week the team looks at. .. Education. Starring Chris Addison , John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , with Matthew Holness , Peter Dickson and Lucy Montgomery. Producer Jon Naismith
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