With Sarah Montague and Mark Coles.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/5. A century ago, Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published in 1905. Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work. Today, artist
Cornelia Parker talks about Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, her re-creation and comment on the Big Bang, which Einstein's theories predicted. Producer RamiTzabar
2/5. June-August 1940. The collapse of France; Britain Prepares for invasion. James Bamber continues to read from the diaries of John Colville , kept while he was private secretary to Winston Churchill. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
In 1953, sound engineer Charles Douglass invented a contraption he called the Laff Box to simulate audience reactions on television shows.
Pauline McLynn presents this look at canned laughter. Producer Owen McFadden
The story of the man whose swinging rhythms and thrilling sounds reignited Frank Sinatra's career in the 1950s - his arranger. Nelson Riddle. George Roberts , bass trombonist in the band, recalls the recording sessions of the great albums, while Nelson's son Christopher adds his personal recollections. With Martin Koch. Producer Kerry Clark
Jenny Agutter and Stuart Cox bring history alive in a play based on the letters of maritime explorer
Matthew Flinders , the first European to circumnavigate Australia. Nick Warburton's drama creates a voice for the newlywed Ann Flinders who, if things had been different, might so easily have accompanied Matthew on his great voyage. Instead, she had to wait a decade for his return in 1810. Producer/Director Mark Smalley
2/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick
8/10. Comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Ouantick talk to Sue MacGregor about three of their favourite paperbacks - one of which was a publishing sensation last year.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
New series 1/6. The travelling hero (and proud owner of a degree in Canadian studies) returns, and having graduated he is now looking for excitement in the world of work. He begins by going off to an oil rig. Written and conceived by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
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African-Caribbean men talk about being fathers and about their own dads to Connie St Louis, who reflects on the legacy of slavery in the family lives of black people today. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
2/5. Twenty-Four Hours in theLifeofa Woman 1/3
Kika Markham joins Jonathan Cullen for a reading of Zweig's novella, set in 1904 in a hotel on the Riviera.
The mysterious disappearance of two guests shocks the clientele and reawakens disturbing memories for an English widow in her 60s. Translated by Anthea Bell. For details see yesterday
1/4. By Terry Pratchett. Hopeless young peasant Mort is hired as an apprentice to Death and taken to his home beyond space and time. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Clive Grove
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