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 Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/4. The Call to Prayer. An exploration of the mysterious sounds of Muslim chant and a look at how the rich heritage of Islamic music has influenced the West. with James O'Donnell , master of music at Westminster Abbey. Producer Mark O'Brien
4/5. May-September 1941. Germany invades Russia. 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
2/5. Ian McMillan entertains a lively audience at the Shed in North Yorkshire with his choice of favourite prose and Poetry, performed for him by Noreen Kershaw , Fine Time Fontayne and poet Pete Morgan.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
Three ex-diplomatic wives discover, when they arrange a memorial to their old nanny, that there's no such thing as a trouble-free lunch. Adapted by Gabrielle Lloyd from Jane Gardam 's story The Tribute, and featuring Julia McKenzie.
Also featuring children from the Garden House School, London Music arr Mcasso; Director Martin Jarvis
4/5. Good Vibrations. What is it about the ear and brain mechanism that makes us thrill to some music in the way that we do? And how does music affect those who have synaesthesia, for whom every note has its own Vibrant colour? For more details see Monday
On Sunday 30 January the Henry Doubleday Research Association celebrates its 12th National Potato Day.
Ouentin Cooper is joined by botanist and potato expert Sandy Knapp from the Natural History Museum in London, to find out about the science and history of the humble Spud. Producer Michelle Martin
5/6. The talk show in which one well-known star chooses another one to interview continues with last week's interviewee, comedian Stewart Lee , asking influential comic book writer Alan Moore about Batman and Jack the Ripper, and about having his comics turned into films. Producer Tilusha Ghelani
- Surgeon Nadey Hakim is about to begin a kidney transplant operation with a difference. William is
- donating one of his kidneys to his wife, Anna, so both of them will be in theatre at the same time. Doctors are hoping that a new technique will prevent Anna's body from rejecting her husband's kidney. But will it work? Graham Easton investigates. Producer RamiTzabar
4/8. Body Talk. Our bodies say much more about us than the words we use, to the extent that experts claim they can analyse which job a person's suitable for just by watching how that person moves. Peter Day finds out how we can use our bodies to get what we want. Producer Robert McKenzie Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
3/3. Quantum Theory and Why God Does Play Dice
To conclude this celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's annus mirabilis Brian Cox explores the confusing world of quantum mechanics. In 1905 Einstein proposed his own quantum idea to describe the consistency of light. In his paper on the photo-electric effect, which was eventually to win him the Nobel Prize, he proposed that light was made up of tiny particles (quanta of light), which today we call photons. However, as quantum theory took off and developed in the 1920s and 1930s, Einstein grew increasingly uncomfortable with some of its propositions. Brian Cox talks to scientists about this and travels to
Vienna to meet Professor Anton Zeilinger , who has used quantum theory in teleportation. Producer Alexandra Feachem Horizon: Einstein's Equation of Life and Death is on BBC2 at 9pm
4/5. Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman 3/3 English widow Mrs C realises that she's more deeply involved than she thought with the desperate young gambler. Read by Kika Markham and Jonathan Cullen. Producer Annie Castledine For further details see Tuesday
By Graham Duff.
4/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When the Vartox Paint Co launch a brand new colour, Professor Nebulous discovers it has brain-bending qualities.
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