With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Tessa Duggleby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
By correctly answering that Eleanor of Aquitainewastne wife of Henry II, Judith Keppel became the first British winner of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Eight centuries after Eleanor's death, Keppel goes in search of the lady she called her patron saint, discovering that while she was no saint, she was quite a lady. producer Tom Alban
4/6. Moles are driving Mal Moody to distraction, and if Barry wants to handle the sale of Mal's "Jacobethanesque" mansion, he must find someone to get rid of them. Unfortunately, that someone is Nigel.
Rosie Goldsmith tunes into the best and most surprising sports radio around the globe, including how the Caribbean grieved when England dealt them a humiliating defeat in cricket; lawn-mower racing Down
Under; and why not enough women are participating in sport in South Africa.
Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
3/3. Robbie is a self-employed mechanic who has the dress-code and table manners of Crocodile Dundee. To a young couple from the city, he appears to be a dinosaur from the old South Africa, but there's more to Robbie than meets the eye. Written by and featuring writer, actor and satirist GreigCoetzee. The last in a series marking the 10th anniversary of the first democratic elections in South Africa.
Director Claire Grove
3/5. Transforming the Earth. In the foothills of the Grampians, a Scottish couple are growing cabbages the size of footballs on land that has yielded virtually nothing in the last 50 years. Steve Chalke finds out how their discovery has won them almost f 100,00o of research funding and speaks to scientists about the validity of theirclaims. Producer Sandra Sykes
5/5. Line Dancing. Ian Sansom reads the last story from his book about the sad and wonderful everyday events of small-town life. Mrs Gilbey puts on her cowboy boots and discovers pleasure. For details see Monday
4/8. Cockney or Mockney. With their gentle satire on class in postwar Britain, the Ealing Comedies secured an abiding place in the national consciousness. Michael Rosen asks how accurate was the speech of the union officials in The Man with the White Suit orthe working-class Londoners in Passport to Pimlico? And how the language of astronomy crops up in words like consider, disaster and influenza. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated Sun8.30pm
2/8. A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news from
Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Andy Hamilton and Jack Dee. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes from The News Quiz, including a celebration of the programme's first 25 years, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
Trauma for Helen as Pat gets pushy.
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5/5. Only Sue knows where the killer will seek their final victim. The case closes for DS Sue Manson at the Missing Persons Bureau, who's hunting for a killerfixated on religious Renaissance art. Written by Bill Murphy. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Queen's University, Belfast, as an audience puts questions on issues of the week. Panellists include David Trimble , leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, and Mark Durkan , who leads the SDLP. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm
Another chance to hear a vintage broadcast by veteran commentator Alistair Cooke, who died last month.
Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am
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Paul and Liam used to be best mates. Perhaps by the end of their weekend in Blackpool they'll have learnt to have a laugh together again. But it won't be easy ... not least because they've barely seen each other since the accident that changed their lives. Written by Mark Tuohy.
Director Toby Swift
4/10. From the Oxford Literary Festival, activist and author George Monbiot champions the 18th-century writer, Tom Paine. Chad Goodwin , chair of the Thomas Paine Society, lends his support and the discussion is chaired by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer JoiyonJenkins
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