With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Colonel Margaret Hay. In Christ There Is No East or West (Kilmarnock). Philippians 1, wl2-18. Rejoice in the Lord (Anon). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music Barry Rose.
Ian Peacock dials up stories from the history of telephony, recalling the days of two-digit phone numbers and purring dial tones, GPO operators and mechanical exchanges. And he discovers that this era was still with us even as digital technology and mobile phones entered our lives in the 1990s. Producer Alan Daulby
4/4. The Stream of Life. Joe's new novel is too obscene to be published. Should he finally start to conform? A romantic comedy set in postwar London by William Cooper , dramatised bv Eric Pringle.
Director David Blount
New series 1/6. Johnny Ball and Damini Kumar are the first guests of the light-hearted quiz about inventions and innovations. Christ Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Lewis Wolpert. Producer Katie Marsden
Behind the scenes with Adam Hart-Davis : page 22
1/2. Anne Holm 's novel of a refugee child and his courageous, lone journey through Europe in search of freedom and love. Escaping from the concentration camp where he has been raised, young David enters a strange and baffling world. Dramatised by John Peacock. The concluding instalment is broadcast tomorrow.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff
3/5. Some Children Wander by Mistake. When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deeper behind the scenes than he would have liked. Read by Alun Armstrong. For details see Monday
3/5. Let's Be Friends. We're all supposed to be grown-ups, but is it realistic to think that you can ever really be friends with an ex? And how does your new partner deal with it? For details see Monday
6/6. Anna Ford explores the arguments for and against the integration of complementary medicine into the NHS. Is there enough evidence to justify paying for therapies on the NHS? And what could happen to those treatments that join the mainstream and those that are left out in the cold? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
1/6. Like many a menopausal flower child before him, Merv discovers his inner cowboy. This, and a surprise gift from his uncle Lonesome Larry Pond , has him dreaming of the open road again. But can you park a horse on a double yellow line? Starring Mervyn Stutter , John Challis , Lill Roughley , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls
3/5. Hetty arrives in Birmingham and meets the amazing Rose Gilpin-Jones , who sets her up in an attic room and begins to organise her life for her. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
4/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Professor Steven Rose and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses 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
2/6. How did the moon form? The most favoured theory that's dominated scientific thinking for more than a quarter of a century - that of a cataclysmic impact on our planet - has always had its critics. But the final piece of thejigsaw may just be in place. Peter Evans weighs up new research into the giant impact theory, which may be the most complete picture yet, and offers far-reaching proof that the universe is full of hidden areas where life might flourish. Producer Adrian Washbourne
3/15. Hurrah for the Millennium. As Britain enters a new century, the future's looking bright for Paul Trotter - youngest of Blair's new blood to be invited to the celebrations. His brother Benjamin can't say the same for himself. Alex Jennings continues Jonathan Coe 's biting appraisal Of modern life. For details see Monday
New series 1/6. Brothers in Arms. The story of Tony de Blair and Gordon de Brown , who leave squire school and make for 10 Downing Street. A rock musical set against the backdrop of medieval England. Starring
Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Mel Hudson and Alex Lowe. Written by Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell
New series 1/6. Problems. Adam Bloom has a problem. He's fed up with having problems. But would not having problems really be any better?
With Adam Bloom , Rob Rouse and Stefano Paolini. Producer Adam Bromley
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