With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Almighty Father, Who Dost Give (Wareham). Acts 2, w36-41. Repent and Be Baptised (Eigar). Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (St Bernard). Director of music Ian Tracey.
7/8. Ragwort: Friend or Foe? Ragwort is a yellow, late-summer flowerthat is home to 30 species of insects. It is also a deadly poison, responsible for the deaths of many horses every year. Yvonne Ellis searches tor the middle ground where both plants and animals can flourish. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm
2/2. Presenter Janet Ellis takes a look at the life and career of Pat Coombs , a well-loved comic actress who nevertook centre stage. With stories and insight from friends and colleagues, including Roy Hudd , Lesley Joseph and Reg Varney. Producer Claire Jones
New series 1/5. A series that examines pieces of music that never fail to touch their audience.
Mad about the Boy. Noël Coward wrote Mad about the Boy in 1932 forthe review Words and Music to celebrate the powerful appeal of the silent movie star. Most recently it's been taken up as a gay anthem.
Sheridan Morley , Sir John Mills , Maria Aitken and Kit
Hesketh-Harvey explain why this has become the most recorded number of all Coward's work. producer Lucy Lunt
Terry and Inna met through a Russian internet dating agency. When she visits him in London, will she find a hero in paradise ora slob in slacks? Brian BThompson takes a comic look at the England that greets those who arrive in search of opportunity and prosperity. Director Toby Swift
England's second game against the NewZealanders in the triangular one-day series. Commentary from the Riverside ground in Chester-le-Street by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Simon Mann and Mark Saggers. Expert comments from Jeremy Coney , Mike Gatting and Mike Selvey. At 6.00 News.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time
2/5. The Bet. A short story by Anton Chekhov , read by Ewan McGregor. The tale of a terrible bet between a banker and a lawyer that redefines their understanding Of What it means to be alive. For details see yesterday
2/5. The First Cross-Channel Ferry? Mike Pitts visits the Dover Museum to see the best-preserved prehistoric boat in Britain. He talks to Joyce and Giff Gifford at their boatyard about what it might be like to Sail the vessel. For details see yesterday
New series 1/5. Workplace Diversity. PhilippaLamb looks at how companies are trying to achieve more racially diverse workforces and whether or not business benefits as a result. Producer Rosamund Jones
2/10. Carol Shields's thought-provoking final novel. What happens when a loving and beloved daughter drops out of university and sits on a sidewalk with a sign around her neck saying "Goodness"? For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
As America and Britain hand over powerto a new administration in Iraq, Jenny Cuffe reports from Afghanistan on the attempts at nation-building there. Elections are due in September, but with President Karzai's government still deeply unpopular, and with the Taliban resurgent in the south, is Afghanistan really on the road back to democracy? Producer Caroline Finnigan Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
4/4. Connie St Louis explores the most feared and taboo of subjects - death. She meets people in their
80s who are approaching death and hears how they are confronting it. At St Margaret's Hospice in Glasgow, she talks with the medical staff about what they do to help the terminally ill to have the best possible death. She also finds out about the support they offerto the bereaved, who themselves may be in their 80s and 90s. Producer Julian Siddle Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
3/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death has fun in the real world leaving his daughter Ysabell and Mort in charge of the life-collecting business. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Claire Grove
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