With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/5. Sue Nelson talks to scientists whose hobbies have influenced theirwork. Dr Paul Russell , once competitive surfer, nowteaches future oceanographers how to read the waves and coastline through surfing. Producer Helen Sharp
2/5. Dogger, Fisher, German Bight. By Charlie Connelly. "I cursed the arbitrary nature of the shipping forecast map for forcing me to spend a weekend of my life here." For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Clair Jaquiss. I Need Thee Every Hour
(/ Need Thee). Acts 3, wl5-20. Come, Ye Sinners
(Restoration). Balm in Gilead (trad spiritual, ar Jester
Hairston). With the Belmont University Chorale, Nashville.
Directors of music Edgar Scruggs and Jane Warren.
6/8. The Manx shearwater lives for more than 50 years and migrates thousands of miles to South America each winter. As 90 per cent of the world's population breed in the British Isles, we are responsible for its well-being. Lionel Kelleway investigates the natural history of these fascinating birds and finds out what we are doing to ensure their long-term survival.
(Repeat of yesterday at 9pm)
1: Joan Sims
A series that looks at comic actresses who are well remembered but who never took centre stage. Presenter Janet Ellis explores the life and work of Joan Sims and talks to her friends and colleagues including Liz Fraser, Norman Wisdom and June Whitfield.
From its humble 17th-century beginnings, the British choral society movement mushroomed into magnificence in the 1850s. Soprano Emma Kirkby brings alive the history of these societies. Alongthe way are visits to locations as diverse as Westminster Abbey and the Ebenezer Chapel in the Welsh village of Dunvant and to such choirs as the Huddersfield Choral Society. Producer Andrew Green
By Martyn Wade.
In this comedy set in the 1930s, a failing firm of solicitors is saved from ruin by the prospect of a literary libel case. But it may involve the rather buttoned-up partner of the firm going way beyond the call of duty.
2/5. Alsn'tforApple. As children struggle to learn the association between sounds and letters, it becomes clear that about a third of the letters we require for English are actually missing. Where are they? Why haven't we got them? With Lynne Truss. Fordetails see yesterday
2/5. Another of this week's dramas inspired by a series of Lets (Local Exchange Trading System) trades between strangers. Written by Lorraine McCann.
A Lets trade between Leanne and Maggie. Maggie has been helping Leanne with her adult education studies.
When Leanne's husband Jimmy is released from prison, Maggie becomes concerned that Jimmy will put paid to Leanne's ambition to attend college.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
For years, trying to complain about bad solicitors has been fraught with difficulty. With the Law Society's ability to control its members under scrutinyyet again, Fran Abrams investigates growing concern over the extent of malpractice in the profession.
Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
3/4. Connie St Louis discovers how major diseases that escalate in the elderly, such as heart failure and cancer, are being addressed. How is it possible to improve quality of life at the end of life?
Producer Adrian Washbourne Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death sends his apprentice Mort to collect three lives, but one of them is a princess forwhom the lad has a fancy. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Gordon House
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