With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Becky Milligan and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
5/10. Highly personal and emotionally charged interviews with people who have had to make dramatic and life-changing choices when faced with a dilemma. With Michael Buerk. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5. In 1904 New York City's Mayor McClellan drove the subway from City Hall to 145th Street in Harlem. But this wasn't the first subway in town. Joe Queenan unearths the lavish and secret underground built three decades earlier but closed by William M " Boss Tweed , head of Tammany Hall. producer Miles Warde
Presented by Clair Jaquiss. We Rejoice to Be God s
Chosen (Nettleton, arr Bell). James 1 w16-25. Turn
Thy Face (Attwood). Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (St Denio). Director of music Richard Tanner.
2/5. The Dream Dissolves. Hardship during the Depression drives the Kobak family across the border from Czechoslovakia into Poland. War breaks out, and Joe is caught between the Germans and the Russians. Read by the book's author, Annette Kobak. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
An ancient symbol discovered in the roof of a Dartmoor church turns out to link paganism, Islam,
Christianity and Buddhism over almost 2,000 years, in a fascinating detective story through ancient Persia,
China, Ladakh and medieval Europe. Presented by James Crowden. Producer Grant Sonnex
New series 1/6. The early career of Richard Dimbleby begins series that evaluates and recalls some of the country's most popular performers and broadcasters
- before they were famous. Written and presented by Russell Davies. Readers include Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Roy Oakshott. Producer Richard Ed. s
The story of the Banana Boat Song (Day-0) and the calypso craze it spearheaded when it became a huge hit for Harry Belafonte in the late 1950s. Cy Grant , who was the first black face to be regularly seen on British television, singing the news in calypso on the BBC
Tonight programme, shows how Day-O was not calypso at all, and was far removed from the songs being sung by genuine calypsonians, who had been migrating to Britain from Trinidad since the 40s. Producer Megan Jones
Comedy about a woman who, after 45 years of a compromised marriage, finds leaving her husband harder than she'd imagined. She sets him up on a date with her best friend and then begins to rue the pnnconi lonooc Rv T.prnl Freebairn.
Director Tanya Nash
2/3. Going Home. Home means stringhoppers, but Niki misses hot dogs. By Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer from Sri Lanka, the overall winner of the competition. Read by Josephine Welcome. The Television. Which matters more: a television or a child? By M Mather from South Africa; read by Noma Dumezweni.
Dora's Turn. Agirl soldier is ordered to kill her friend. By Jackee Budesta Batanda from Uganda; read by Rakie Ayola. For details see yesterday
4/6. Philippa Lamb questions the right of employers to offer advertised positions to non-smokers only. And with greater numbers concerned about aggression in the workplace, are companies addressing the problem? Producer Rosamund Jones
3/6. At last Rosie has landed a well-paid job in a female quartet. But show-biz promoter Vince Allen is more interested in what the girls look like in bikinis than how well they play. Anarchic comedy by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley
7/10. The European Union is considering legislation that would require tests for thousands of chemicals routinely used by manufacturers. Jenny Cuffe asks how much we really know about the long-term risks from the substances contained in almost everything we buy. Producer Liz Carney Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
3/6. Sleep deprivation therapy as a means of tackling depression has been overshadowed since the 1980s by anti-depressants. Dr Raj Persaud asks the experts why it may be making a comeback.
Producer Maire Devine Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/5. Varengville. Escaping the house while his mother "entertains" her afternoon guest, a young boy cycles the lanes and meets a wise old painter. Jonathan Rrth reads a short Story by William Boyd. For details see yesterday
3/6. This week, the middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton goes off to Cuba. Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles.
Producer David Tyler
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