With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Martin Palmer.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
of the Week: My life in Orange
3/5 By 1981 Tim Guest has become used to living as one of the "orange people". But as his mother is busy establishing one of Bhagwan's communes in Suffolk, strange rumours reach them from India about theirguru's behaviourand his penchant for white Rolls-Royces. Read by Stephen Tompkinson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
The population of Sejny in north-east Poland was once three-quarters Jewish but the town is now empty of Jews. Yet the synagogue and Jewish cemetery have been restored and the town s young people are being introduced to its Jewish history and culture Faynia Williams visits the town and looks at the work of the Borderland Foundation, a Polish group whose message of tolerance is now being heard in countries beyond Poland. Producer Merilyn Harris
4/4 All Locals Great and Small. By Georgia Pritchett. The last of the comic plays takes an affectionate look at the extremes of rural eccentricity from impenetrable dialects to excessive hardiness in the form of a spoof of those "new vet in the Highlands" yarns, usually starring Dirk Bogarde.
Producer Graham Frost
The new vet:
Newseries 1/6. Pete McCarthy returns with the cryptic quiz show. Guest panellists John Sergeant ,
Hilary Kay , and David Edwards , winner of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire race against the clock to locate a mystery treasure. Producer Sarah Rowlands
Ivy Compton-Burnett's 19 extraordinary novels of family life were written in her middle-to-old age. But what had her own early years in Hove been like? According to her biographer Hilary Spurling, she claimed they were "uneventful". But the truth was that the first part of her life was so traumatic that she could only come to terms with it through her writing.
3/5. The Motor Trade. Caroline Swinburne meets retired professionals from the motor trade as their care home celebrates the annual carfete. They're joined by Bruce Forsyth , who came from a motoring family himself and whose sisterwas one of their former residents. Producer Rob Ketteridge
Screening. In the last of the current series, Dr Mark Porter looks at screening tests - including those for the breast, the cervix, the prostate and the bowel - and tries to discoverwhich of them are worth our while and whether there are some we shouldn't worry about. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
4/4. Sketch show that takes a slick and stylish look at modern living. Written and performed by Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina , Fay Rusling and Susie Donkin , with Ewan Bailey. ProducerCaroi Smith
2/2. Edward Stourton chairs the second of two debates about the future of higher education. Dr Terrence Kealey , the Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University, Britain's only independent university, proposes the motion: "The only way to fund higher education properly is to privatise our universities." His leading opponent is Mandy Telford , the president of the National Union of Students. A forum of experts, students and other interested parties also join the debate.
Producer Mark Alden Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Saturday
Conservationist Dr Carl Jones goes in search of "intelligent" birds. On his travels he discovers that some birds are as intelligent as primates and finds the Einstein of birds "nesting" in an American university. Producer Martin Kurzik
3/3. 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. This week the team tackle the Army. Written and performed by Chris Addison , John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , with Matthew Holness ,
Peter Dickson and Lucy Montgomery. Producer Jon Naismith
3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15Time and Tune (ages 7-9) 3.35 Tales from Europe (ages 7-9) 3.50 Schools Plays 3 (ages 7-11)
4.10 Megamaths Year 3 (ages 7-8) 4.25 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9) 4.40 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)
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