With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
4/5. Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris prepare to fight one another in a duel. Much is at stake, including the life of Marguerite, Carrouges's beautiful wife. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
The story of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - The Railway
Children - has touched and moved generations of readers for 100 years, since E Nesbit published the first episode in the London Magazine in January 1905.
Nesbit's biographer Julia Briggs visits the Edwardian writer's childhood home to discover the inspiration behind this eternal classic. Producer Rachel white
Julia Briggs in the tracks of the Railway Children: p116
It's a long time since prawns were a delicacy that graced our tables only on special occasions. This programme investigates whether making them accessible has come at a price. Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
Arthur Smith appeals on behalf of Contact a Family, a charity for families with disabled children.
Donations: [address removed], with Contact a Family marked on the back of the envelope Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am
if you're from the Orkneys there could be traces of Viking ancestry in your DNA. Or, if you're from central England or East Anglia you might be a descendant of the Saxons or Angles. Invasions left their imprint on the genes of some modern Britons. Ouentin Cooper finds out about a new project, which will collect DNA from volunteers across the UK, and finds out how it will shed light on geographical variations in genetic ancestry and the complexity of genes linked to common diseases. Producer Pamela Rutherford
3/6. The talk show in which one well-known star chooses another one to interview continues with last week's interviewee Matt Lucas talking to Johnny Vegas. Vegas talks about how he found fame and fortune working in Argos. Producer Tilusha Ghelani
Sunny Patel-Jones was abused as a baby and diagnosed as having learning difficulties. But as a young man he has confounded expectations and emerged as a talented actor. Now, as he makes the transition from performer to professional director, he questions what the "learning difficulties" label he has carried all his life actually means.
2/8. Heartbeat Economy. Tear up the existing business plan. in the next few years companies will have to give customers goods and services that provide seamless, stressless satisfaction. Peter Day explains how this might work and the possible snags.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
New series 1/3. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein's annus mirabilis, Dr Brian Cox evaluates the effect the iconic genius's work has had on scientists today. He makes a pilgrimage to Bern, Switzerland, to the home where Einstein rewrote the rules of physics and created possibly the most famous equation of all time: e=mc 2. Producer Alexandra Feachem
By Graham Duff.
2/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When a race of glamorous, naked aliens crash land on Earth, only Professor Nebulous remains immune to their charms.
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