With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Melvyn Bragg - the RT Interview: page 24
The steel drum has been played on the streets ot Britain for the last 50 years. How did it get here?
Sterling Betancourt tells a storythat leads from the streets of Port of Spain to Notting Hill - via Buckingham Palace. Producer Pan Shepherd
Another chance to hear this play by Philip Palmer.
By the 1690s, Isaac Newton, already the world s greatest mathematician, was hungry for a new challenge and became warden of the Royal Mint. His pursuit of London's most notorious counterfeiter, William Chaloner, confirmed him as a man prepared to go to any lengths to solve a problem.
Mr Secretary Vernon:
5/6. Andrew Dilnot looks at the numbers behind the news and figures out which stories do and don't add up. This week he asks if the gap between Britain's richest and poorest neighbourhoods is any narrower under New Labourthanitwas under Margaret Thatcher. Producer Michael Biastiand
4/5. The Journey. By Martin Wright , read by Keeley Hawes. On a wet, cold November evening a teenage girl sits alone on a commutertrain bound for
Canterbury. As she travels towards her destination she recalls a summer, taking us on a journey that reflects her own voyage from schoolgirl to adult. Producer Katherine Beacon For more details see Monday
4/5. The Radio Producer and Composer. Alookat the relationship between radio drama producer Cherry Cookson and composer Elizabeth Parker , whose most recent collaboration isthe current Radio 4 Classic Serial, The Pallisers. Fordetails see Monday
Peter Carey joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss his novel True History ofthe Kelly Gang. Recorded at the British Library.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated from Sunday at 4pm March Bookclub: Fmgersmith by Sarah Waters
One of the founding fathers of chemistry stumbled across photosynthesis, is credited with the discovery of oxygen and accidentally brought us soda water. But even with this list of achievements, Joseph Priestly isn't a household name. On the eve ofthe bicentenary of his death, Quentin Cooper investigates the impact of this remarkable chemist on our everyday I ives and asks why he has been forgotten. Producer Jonathan Rides
New series 1/4. The satirical comedy returns to its radio roots, with Stephen Fry and John Bird playing Machiavellian masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. Our boys find themselves representing BBC television.
Producer Dawn Ellis
14/15. Hotel Life. Sophia persuades a very reluctant Constance to holiday with her in a hotel in Buxton. On their return to Bursley, Sophia receives alarming news about her estranged husband, Gerald Scales.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. Police and local authorities are using new powers to crack down on low-level crime and antisocial behaviour. In the first of two programmes, Allan Urry is given exclusive access to the work of teams in Leeds in the frontline of the battle to win back control Ofthe Streets. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite
Local Heroes. "Local shops for local people" is the rallying cry of the TV fantasy village of Royston Vasey (The League of Gentlemen) but there are places still struggling to hang on to vital local enterprises in the face of remorseless competition. Peter Day reports on farms, hand-knitters and cheese-makers who are going it alone and defying the odds against them. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday
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