John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
4/5. Essays on writing biography by leading biographers Robert Skidelsky reads Confessions of a Long-Distance Biographer, his labour of love writing about John Maynard Keynes. Hilary Spurling reads her G/endower Syndrome, which delves into the extensive and troubled Compton-Burnett family. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by the Very Rev Ken Riley. Lord, Who Shall bit beside Thee (Christus deristmein leben). Mark 10,
W35-41 Thy Perfect Love (Rutter). Father of Heaven,
Whose Love Profound (Rivaulx). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
5/5. Richard Ingrams introduces some of hisfayounte
Pieces of writing from this summer's Ludlow Festival of Literature. Not surprisingly, his choices include humour-from Beachcomber to James Thumer to
Auberon Waugh. They're read for him by Andrew Sachs and Peter Marinker. Proclucer Viv Beeby Repeated sun 12.15am
1843 -the cells beneath the Old Bailey. Daniel McNaughton
awaits the verdict of his trial forthe murder of the prime minister's secretary. Writer Steve Gooch traces this true story, which made legal history, py letting McNaughton, a humble woodturner, tell his version of events in his own words.
Director Penny Gold
6/6. Angina. If you have over-exerted yourself and then suffered from tightness in the chest, pain in the shoulders, arms orjaw, call Barbara Myers who will put your questions to Simon Davies of the Royal
Brompton Hospital. He offers advice on howto prevent and treat angina.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm Producer Paula McGrath
4/5. Sneeze on Thursday, Something Better
Gwendoline the puppy is sick. There is no doubt about it
- she's sneezing blood on the studio floor. There only one thing for it: a new puppy must be found. The producers just have to hope thatthe children won't notice. Written by Hannah McGill. For details see Monday
4/5. The Balancing Trick. Tricks such as spinning a ball on the tip of yourfmger are difficult to get nght. Physicists Len Rsher and Jeff Odell talk to circus Performer Rod Laver about the best way to find a balancing "sweet spot". Then they reveal, with the help of mathematician Tom Mullin , how science lets us
Perform a modern version of the apparently impossible Indian rope-trick. Fordetails see Monday
The theme of this year's British Association Festival of Science, held at the University of Exeter, isthe scientist's responsibility in the 21st century.
Quentin Cooper and guests discuss such topics as whether the scientist should shoulder the responsibility for any future application that may occur as a result of their research. Also, does a doctor carry a different weight of responsibility to that of somebody who works for profit? This programme is broadcast live from the festival. Producer Pamela Rutherford
Newseries 1/3. Skull and Bones. Skull and Bones is America's most elite club. It has fewer than a a thousand members but they include both George W
Bush and John Kerry. To join the society you must go through a bizarre occult ritual, but you'll never hear anyone talk about it because you vow to keep its secrets for ever. Is it just a coincidence that both candidates for the most powerful job in the world are in this club or does it prove the hidden power of the club? Simon Cox goes on the campaign trail to find the truth - however chilling that truth may be turn out to be. Producer Richard Vadon
New series 1/9. Jobs on the Line. Right in the middle of the original Beetle plant in Germany, Volkswagen have created a revolutionary production line, employing only people who were previously unemployed. Peter Day reports on a project designed to cut costs enough to keep car manufacturing alive in the heart of Europe. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
2/10. When we talk we may sound very different from one another, but a common language underlies the workings of the human vocal tract. Taking this principle, and applying modern physics, scientists have for the first time reproduced human speech sounds that could revolutionise speech-recognition technology. Plus more news from the world of science and technology with Geoff WattS. Producers Anna Buckley and Beth Eastwood
4/5. Two biographers read their essays on writing biographies. Robert Skidelsky reads his Confessions of a Long-Distance Biographer and Hilary Spurling reads her Glendower Syndrome. Repeated from 9.45am
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