With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. When Mary
Brought Her Treasure (Ave Maria Mare). Luke 2, vv25-33. Nunc Dimittis (Stanford). Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Director of music Stephen Jackson.
Presented by Jenni Murray. This morning's phone-in asks for listeners' views on women's attitudes to food, dieting and body image.
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10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
1/2. In a cliff near Dunhuang on the Silk Road in north-west China, there are hundreds of caves cut and painted by Buddhist believers over a millennium. Early last century, thousands of scrolls, pictures and artefacts were taken from this great gallery in the desert and dispersed to museums and collections all over the world. Now they are being reunited on the internet. Isabel Hilton visits the caves, Beijing and the British Library and tells a story of international co-operation and digital technology that is leading to the creation of a virtual Dunhuang. Producer Julian May
3/6. A LifeMoreOrdinary. As Roger's retirement approaches Victoria tries to broaden her husband s cultural interests. But it's an uphill struggle. Written by Simon Brett and starring Bill Nighy.
Producer Simon Brett
2/6. The Stroud Valleys. Aztecs and Mohicans are among those making an appearance when Brett Westwood unravels the connections between landscape and local history on the edge of the Cotswold hills. Producer Grant Sonnex
Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales, Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at:
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun 2pm
3/5. 0 Tell Me the Truth about Love 2/2. Carla begins to despair as things go from bad to worse - her sister Shona moves in with Brian and starts to do his cleaning. By Colette Paul , read by Isabelle JOSS. For details see Monday
3/5. Pilates. As a weak youngster, Joseph Pilates developed an interest in body conditioning that stayed with him all his life. He later lent his name to the techniques that are now used by people all over the world.
For more details see Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Natasha Maw
8/10. Joint Replacements. Hip replacements were first developed in the 1960s and changed the lives of those with hip arthritis. Dr Mark Porter examines the newest techniques in joint replacement, what to expect after an operation and which joints could be replaced in the future. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
2/6. Take a wander round the Museum of Everything - an infinite gallery of strange exhibits and stranger characters. Learn about the execution of Mary Queen of Scots and enjoy the Sheriff of Nottingham Medieval Disco Experience. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music Dominic Hasiam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Bruce Anderson cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the weeks' news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/2. You've had the call from Number 10. At last, you're a minister. But what now? Gyles Brandreth , himself an ex-minister, reports on the triumphs and disasters of ministerial life and explains the rules for moving onward and upward - and how, when it all comes to an end (as it inevitably will), to make as dignified an exit as possible. Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
3/3. In the name of science, Geoff Watts has his stool sample analysed to find out how many bacteria live inside his guts. Peter Boriello of the Health Protection Agency tells that there are, in fact, more bacteria inside the gut than people who have ever walked the planet. Some are good, some are bad and most are downright ugly. Trendy new probiotic supplements promise to boost our beneficial bacteria, but can a culture a day really keep the doctor away? Producer Michelle Martin
3/4. Ireland. Country singer and global activist Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green , searches for her forebears in Ireland. "Four Bears? Gosh language is so complicated. Sometimes I think we should have invented our own instead of using an old one."
Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins : Producer Claire Grove
3/4. Mutiny, murder and a possible parking fine all add up to a feast of crime in tonight's tale, in which
David Pershore travels to the tropics of the Far East - if he can bear to have the inoculations. With Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Producer Adam Bromley
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