With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
Faced with the choice of prison or England in 1726, the young Voltaire plumped for England. As Muriel Zagah discovers, Voltaire loved the liberty and the English language, even if he did think Shakespeare was a bit crass.
New series 1/6. The second series of Mike Stott 's comedy, set in possibly the worst estate agents north of Watford. Barry and Colette face the repercussions of their passion, not always in complete comfort, and Tracey bonds with Ronnie Grimes
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs
Newseries 1/6. Rosie Goldsmith is back with the best of English language radio around the world. This week hearthe sound of politicians bickering on the road to the White House; listen to what's influencing the young black voter; and President Clinton s joke writer" reveals the funniest candidate.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Bob and Pat move to rural France to get away from the rat race and live the good life. For a while everything is formidable. But then Bob meets local beauty Sylvie, whose husband, Benoit, is both iealous and armed. Written by Steve Jacobs.
Director Jim Poyser
New series 1/5. Sherwood Revisited. When a colliery closed in north Nottinghamshire, a group of miners bought the site for a fl deposit. Three years ago the programme visited the 91 acres of red mud and the community's dreams of building the Sherwooc Energy Village, a place powered by renewable energy. Steve Chalke now returns to find out how the dreams of a few have become reality for nearly 600.
Producer Sandra Sykes
Alan Titchmarsh on a dream come true: page 32
5/5. The End of the World. William'sfatherlefthis family years ago, but now he is dyingin a French hospital and William journeys from Canada to look after him. Now, he hopes, his fatherwill say he is sorry. Read by Garrick Hagon . For details see Monday
New series 1/8. A Full and Frank Discussion. As the 100th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale approaches, Michael Rosen and guests explore the subtle language of diplomacy.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm
5/6. The sharp edge of satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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Bert gets more than he bargained for.
Written by Nawal Gadalla Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at
Winchcombe School, Cheltenham. Panellists are author Frederick Forsyth ; the general secretary of theTUC Brendan Barber ; Professor Steven Rose ; and Lindsay Nicholson , editor of Good Housekeeping. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm
Another chance to hear a vintage broadcast by the veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am
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