With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). John 6, w56-63. 0 Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis). I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
New series 1/3. David Aaronovitch explores what happens during a regime change - the change in question being the Norman Conquest in 1066. Conquering. Aaronovitch asks why the Normans came to England, whether the Anglo-Saxons were really unsophisticated and whether the Normans invented feudalism. And how much of what we think we know is due to Norman spin-doctors? Producer Rebecca Nicholson
6/9 Rudyard Kipling is the "Author of the Week" as James Walton quizzes team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Nicholas Lezard and novelist Nigel Williams on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden
The celebrated Victorian hermit James Lucas was born into a well-to-do family but went from being an amiable eccentric to a complete recluse when his beloved mother died. For the next 25 years he never left the house but was happy to talk to those who passed by, including complete strangers and even the eminent Charles Dickens. Written by Martyn Wade.
3/5. Martin Plimmer takes a chance with luck. Do we possess the psychokinetic powerto influence the roll of a die? How does a lucky charm help a mountain climber as she dangles by her fingertips from a precipice? For details see Monday
8/9. Dr Mark Porter goes in search of new vaccines -for HIV, peanut allergies and cancers - and asks what we should be vaccinating ourselves against on our travels. Do we still need to bother with yellow fever and diptheria? Repeatedfromyesterdayat9pm
3/5. Hurtle. Written by Denise Mina. Three dealers are trapped in a malfunctioning lift during a major financial trading scandal, and the question is: could anyone have tampered with the lift?
Director Gaynor Macfarlane.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
3/3. Some of our best-known institutions come under scrutiny in a series of debates.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Should parents have the right to engineer a baby to save a sibling? And should couples be allowed to choose the sex of their children? The HFEA has been accused of being aloof - not talking to patients nor consulting widely enough with the scientific community. Professor Alison Murdoch steps in to defend them against clinician
Dr Mohammed Taranissi , who says the HFEA interferes and is out of touch with science. Diana Madill is in the chair, and there's an invited forum of experts. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/3. Film-maker Michael Cockerell tells the behind-the-scenes story of his television encounters with colourful figures who lit up the political scene over six decades. He continues the series with a programme devoted to former Labour prime minister James Callaghan. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
1/2. On 8 June the planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. This rare event will be visible from much of the world, including Europe. To mark the occasion, astronomer and writer Duncan Steel investigates the Earth's sister planet and finds out why it's definitely not the place for a package holiday. Producer Martin Redfern
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