With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
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Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests, including Fred Trueman - one of English cricket's all-time greats. The best fast bowler of his generation, Trueman tells his life story forthe first time. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
3/5. Augustus Pitt-Rivers . Archaeologist Julian Richards explores the life of a man often regarded as the father of modern archaeology. Whilst his predecessors enjoyed treasure-hunting fortheir private collections, Pitt-Rivers showed that excavating the everyday and mundane - nails, pins, pots and shoes - could reveal how ordinary people lived centuries ago. Producer John Byrne
4/4. In this semi-autobiographical story set in the early 1950s, Poppy, the junior report on the Downingham Post, finds herself in a compromising position when the paper picks up a story about a fellow lodger. But this ultimately propels her into her true vocation. Written by Monica Dickens, adapted by Sheila Goff.
1/6. The quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart returns. Geoffrey Durham and Valerie Grove join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip as Gyles Brandreth presides over the action - which this week includes revelations about Rasputin and accordion playing from Idi Amin.
While on holiday in the south of France, Rachel decides to retrace the steps of Flaubert. In addition to finding the famous fountain in Fontaine de Vaucluse, she discovers a rather unusual restaurant where the diners eat in the dark. Written by Elizabeth Lewis.
Director Tracey Neale
3/5. Youth. An extractfrom a story by Joseph Conrad , read by Jonathan Firth. A voyage to the exotic East promises much to the young hero - if the ship ever manages to leave the harbour, that is. For details see Monday
3/5. Music may have been a staple of early recordings, but there were also all kinds of other curiosities.
Farmyard noises, comic turns, adverts, Bible readings, political propaganda - all these and more can be found in the archive. The earliest surviving recording is an attempt at a speaking clock. For details see Monday
Taking cricket as a case study, Laurie Taylor ponders cross-cultural diffusion. Why has this sport become the national game of Pakistan, India and the West Indies yet failed to take root in Canada and the United States? Producer Louise Adamson
4/6. The thrilling panel game in which someone stands a chance of leaving the studio 99p richer! Starring Rob Rouse , Armando lannucci , Marcus Brigstocke and Jon Holmes. Hosted by Sue Perkins . Written by Kevin Cecil , Andy Riley , Jon Holmes and Tony Roche. Producer David Tyler
3/20. Becky enters the service of the lascivious lawyer, Sir Pitt Crawley , and meets his dashing son Captain "Rawdon of the Guards". ByWilliam Makepeace
Thackeray. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
6/8. Is a Free Press a Bad Press? In spite of recent reviews of the guidelines to which newspapers must adhere, the question remains about the degree of power of the British press in this country. Is it now more potent than democracy itself? Nick Ross hears the case for reform. Producer Anne Reevell Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/3. There are more than 100 regulators in the UK. But how much do we know about the people who make the rules? Dinah Lammiman meets the rail regulator Tom Winsor and finds out how much power he really has. Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
1/2. Skeleton Secrets. As strong as cast iron, and one of the body's most complex structures, bone is a surprisingly active tissue. Edi Stark delves inside our bodies to reveal the stories of our skeletons. Producer Monise Durrani
5/6. Beatingthe Rap. More excerpts from the audio diaries of the prison poet-in-residence, as he continues his mission to bring culture to the masses. This week he gives a masterclass in rap. By James Quinn.
Producer Graham Frost
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