With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
3/5. Mir, the young Afghan who has been granted asylum in Britain, experiences the delights of Oxford, the horrors of a detention centre and the pleasures of a bank holiday trip to the seaside. James Fergusson continues to read his tale of two worlds. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
3/3. David Aaronovitch concludes his exploration of the regime change that occurred in 1066. Mending the Broken Chain of History. The victors were
Norman, the vanquished were Anglo-Saxon yet today we speak English, not French. So when Norman rule was imposed upon Anglo-Saxons, what was the effect ofthe culture-clash - and what were the wonders and blunders of the Anglo-Norman realm? Producer Rebecca Nicholson
8/9 Alexander Pope is this week's "Author of the Week" as James Walton quizzes team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests
Miles Kington and novelist Harry Ritchie , on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden
3/5. A Sense of Place. Mythology surroundingtne Croatian island of Brae gives new hope to a mother struggling to find her place in life. Written by Ruth Henderson and read by Anastasia Hille.
Producer Gemma Jenkins For further details see Monday
3/5. Huw Williams continues his journey following the drovers' route from Wales to Smithfield and finds himself in Bridgwater and the Somerset Levels, where he experiences an unusual event that gives him the hump". For details see Monday
Laurie Taylor celebrates the centenary of Max Weber s The Protestant Ethic. Why did capitalism emerge in the West when it did and what is the relationship between economics and religion? Was Weber right, and how is he Still relevant in the 21st century? Producer Rebecca Asher
1/4. Connie St Louis examines the preoccupations of a new generation -experiencing the so-called fourth ageforwhom old age has often come as an unexpected surprise. How is the growing field of geriatric medicine combating the increased risk of disease and disability? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
2/6. The Spirit of Christmas. Comedy drama by Jim Eldridge about a fictional inner-city school.
"The child is father of the man". Wordsworth might have had young Iqbal in mind when he wrote that.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
3/5. Smell the Purple. After Bob - a workaholic and a fast-food guzzler- suffers a heart attack, his long-suffering secretary Steph persuades him to use a self-help holistic cookery tape to rejuvenate both the inner and the outer man. Written by Llewella Gideon.
Claudine Toutoungi Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine individuals who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/2. Delving into the treasure trove of political slogans from Northern Ireland, Malachi O'Dohertyoffers a personal assessment of how some phrases have come to define an entire political movement.
Producer Stephen Douds Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
New series 1/3. When Prince Charles questioned the wisdom of engineering at the atomic scale, it was the first time many had heard of nanotechnology.
Science writer Philip Ball looks at the hopes and the reality of manipulating matter at scales hundreds of thousands times finer than a human hair. This week, how it could improve our lives. Producer Roland Pease
3/10. By DH Lawrence. No longer a child, Anna longs to find an independence outside her close-knit family. The arrival at the farm of her cousin Will allows her to venture beyond herfather's watchful eye. Meanwhile, Tom wonders at himself being already an old man as he sees his daughter move away from him towards another man. Fordetails see Monday
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