With John Humphrys and Mark Coles.
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 Christina Rees.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. August 1940 -January 1941. Air attacks on London intensify. Jamie Bamber continues to read from John Colville 's diaries, written while he was private secretary to Winston Churchill. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
"In the mid-1950s, the small Cornish town of Bodmin I found itself at the centre of a Cold War scheme to teach 5,000 national servicemen to speak Russian."
John Sergeant tells the intriguing story of the Joint Services School of Linguists and its part in Britain's intelligence efforts against the Soviet Union.
The school attracted some of the brightest talents of a generation - from Alan Bennett, Dennis Potter and Michael Frayn to the former governor of the Bank of England, Eddie George. These former pupils remember their time at the JSSL and reflect on the way this early exposure to the Russian language influenced their future careers.
2/6. Foreign Affairs. Victoria is desperately worried about Roger's impending retirement and Charlotte is behaving even worse than usual. As ever, Anna has the unenviable role of being stuck inthe middle. By Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett
New series 1/6. The Hoo Peninsula, North Kent
The world's first torpedo, a medieval duck trap and the inspiration for a Dickens novel are the clues that
Brett Westwood and the landscape detectives are given in the first of the series linking landscape with local history. Producer Grant Sonnex
It's 1982, the year of the Pope's visit to Britain, and 12-year-old Jonathan Sweet 's mother has left home. His Prayers for a miracle seem to have been answered when he meets Jaswant Singh at school, but Jonathan soon learns that life is never straightforward. A humorous look at the strengths and frailties of faith and family by Matthew Coombes.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
Tony Russell , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs answer horticultural queries put by the members of Chedworth and District Horticultural Society, near Cirencester. Chaired by Gill Pyrah. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun 2pm
Charisma. Winston Churchill was a statesman of fervent convictions. Renowned for his captivating wartime speeches and volcanic energy, he was a charismatic leader. But what exactly is charisma and what makes a person charismatic? Laurie Taylor explores these issues as part of the season marking the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death. Producer Natasha Maw
1/6. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Welcome to the Museum of Everything. Wander round its many galleries and experience the history of everything. Learn about the history of wicker, tour a stately home, and discover the real identity of Jack the Ripper. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker ; Producer Aiex Walsh-Taylor
Kirsty Lang reports from the opening night at the Comedy Theatre, London, of the new production of Brian Clark 's Whose Life Is It Anyway?, starring Kim Cattrall and directed by Peter Hall. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
3/5. The Merry-Go-Round. Owain's decision to take his best recipes and move to France has significant consequences for the would-be buyers and sellers, who become part of a chain. By Alex Parsons.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves 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
1/2. You've had the call from Number 10. At last, you're a minister. But what now? Gyles Brandreth has been a minister and he explains the do's and don'ts of ministerial life - how to arrive, how to survive and how to thrive. Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
2/3. Packed away inside the abdomen, the intestines take up little space, but rolled out, their surface area would cover two tennis courts. Geoff Watts finds out how the body defends this huge area from attack by bacteria. Producer Michelle Martin
3/5. Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman 2/3 The English widow Mrs C continues her story of a dramatic encounter with a suicidal young gambler. Producer Annie Castledine For further details see yesterday
2/4. Scotland. Country singer and global activist Tina C , the comic creation of Christopher Green , promotes her album Not Tonight Darlin' Got a Heartache, in Glasgow. Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins ; Producer Claire Grove
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