for the Day With ClairJaquiss.
Another chance to hear one of Alistair Cooke 's vintage broadcasts. Repeated on Sunday at8.45am
6.08 Sports Desk
Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Hugh 0 Donnell Extended at 1.30pm
With Miriam O'Reilly.
With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated on Monday at llpm PHONE: [number removed] email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod
Dame Vera Lynn's classic wartime song is British, original and entirely without controversy, or not. Ian Hislop discovers the chequered history of this musical mainstay of the British nation in its finest hour. Could it really be a song weighed down by politics, propaganda and even a touch of plagiarism? And what about those bluebirds - have you ever seen any in the Dover area? Hislop meets Dame Vera, veterans, musicologists and, yes, an ornithologist, in his quest to find the hidden meaning of this enduring wartime song.
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Peter Riddell discusses the week's political events. Producer Peter Mulligan
Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
7/8. The "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio".Chaired by Simon Hoggart, with Alan Coren, Linda Smith, Francis Wheen and a special guest. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Dartmouth Community College, Devon. Panellists include Theresa May, shadow secretary of state for the environment,
Don Foster, the Liberal Democrat spokesman on culture, media and sport; and the Times columnist Lord Rees-Mogg. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions ?
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open at 12.30pm email: email@example.com
Greyfriars Bobby 's master, John Gray , served as an Edinburgh policeman for several years and, like other officers on the beat atthetime, he had to provide his own police dog. In this new adventure specially written for radio, Ronald Frame follows the fortunes of John Gray and his dog, Bobby. With petty thieves on the High Street and house breakers at work in both the Old and New Town area of the city, the new recruits have their work cut out.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
Jock (John Gray):
'The Parsis, members of one of India's oldest faiths, are fighting to keep alive their death ritual - the feeding of dead bodies to vultures on top of the Towers of Silence in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Mumbai-born novelist Ardashir Vakil journeys to the Towers to follow this extraordinary ritual and tells the wider story of the Parsi struggle for survival in today's world. Producer AasiyaLodhi
The best of the week on Woman's 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor Jill Burridge Producer June Christie EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. EditorPeterRippon
Marcel Ophuls , the tenacious documentary film-maker known for his study of France under the Occupation, The Sorrow and the Pity, talks to Jim White about morality, his exhaustive, investigative approach and about his film-making father, Max. And get ready for another bout of Pottermania- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is about to be released. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Mairi Russell
Tom Sutcliffe and his guests discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean
1/3. Timing Is Everything
One of music's most celebrated observers explains why he can't help falling in love. Nik Cohn 's conversion to rock 'n' roll happened when he was a schoolboy in the 1950s. Before long he was at the centre of the storm, reporting on the sights and sounds of swinging London. Repeated from Sunday
Thirty five years ago a disastrous fire gutted Snape
Maltings, the Aldeburgh Festival's main concert hall. This programme tells the story of how one of Britain's greatest international artistic ventures overcame setbacks to become a living monument to the composer Benjamin Britten. Out of the ashes of both war and fire, a sleepy former fishing village in Suffolk was to become one of Europe's musical powerhouses. Ivan Howlett dips into the archives to tell the Aldeburgh story. Producer Nick Patrick
2/2. In Stella Gibbons's gentle comedy, Margaret Steggles has met playwright Gerard Challis. She thinks she has found happiness but slowly she becomes disillusioned. With the help of Lady Challis, she learns that there are more ways of living than pinning one's happiness on another's approval.
Repeated from Sunday
3/3. Some of our best-known institutions are put to the test 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 not talking to patients nor consulting widely enough with the scientific community. Professor Alison Murdoch defends 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. Repeated from Wednesday
Ned Sherrin hosts the eclectic music quiz. Rptdfrom Monday
3/6. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems on the themes of life, death and renewal byEECummings, Vernon Scannell and Billy Collins. Readers are Peter Marinker , Alice Arnold and David Collins. Repeated from Sunday
3/5. Another chance to hear a series of stories by women that take a short, hard look at men.
Affair. Written by Anne Jones and read by Marlene Sidaway. Producer Peter Everett