With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
3/5. Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published 100 years ago, in 1905. In this series writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work, and today it s the turn of acclaimed author Terry Pratchett. Producer Rami Tzabar
5/9. Midwinter Wonders. Todayislmbolconeofthe cornerstones of the Celtic calendar, celebrated by the lighting of fires. Paul Evans explores this celebration as the light returns, the days lengthen and the first signs Of spring appear. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
1/2. Once banned from entering South Africa,
Simon Fanshawe returns to the country to take a fresh look at the comedy circuit there and how it has evolved since the early 1960s. He tells stories of the early years of the stand-up scene in a country that only began television broadcasting in 1976. producer Julian Mayers
New series 1/3. Mahler's Fifth Symphony begins with a solo trumpet call to a funeral march and ends in the most triumphant blaze of glory. In between, Mahler explores the emotional spectrum from rage to love. Conductor Sakari Oramo , composer Anthony Payne and musical expert Stephen Johnson draw out the thrill and beauty of each movement of this mighty symphony.
Producer Rosie Boulton
Gillian, a successful, 30-something lawyer, has just been dumped. Her best friend makes her go speed-dating but, secretly, Gillian hopes that she has already found true love. A moving and funny exploration of 21st-century courtship by Kate Clanchy.
Producer/Director Mary Peate
3/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
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2/5. 0 Tell Me the Truth about Love 1/2. The close bond between two sisters begins to dissolve - 14-year-old Carla watches with disapproval as Shona falls in love. By Colette Paul , read by Isabelle Joss. For details see yesterday
2/5. Aerobics. While working with American astronauts, the health guru Kenneth Cooper discovered that aerobic exercise could greatly improve fitness. His discovery led to a craze for workouts and dance aerobics, and there are now fitness competitions all over the world. For more details see yesterday
2/6. The travelling hero (and proud owner of a degree in Canadian studies) goes for broke, quite literally, as he tries his hand at being a bond trader in Japan. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
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New series 1/9. Following the elections in Iraq,
Gerry Northam looks at allegations that much of the country's oil wealth has been squandered by incompetence and corruption during American and British rule. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
8/10. Joint Replacements. Hip replacements were first developed in the 1960s, changing the lives of those with hip arthritis. Knee replacement was harder to develop, but is now one of the most common operations in the UK. Dr Mark Porter examines the newest techniques in joint replacement as well as finding out what to expect after an operation and which joints could be replaced in the future. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death sends his apprentice Mort to collect three lives - but one of them is a princess for whom the lad takes a fancy. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Gordon House
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