With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
4/5. On 29 November 1947 the UN General Assembly met to vote on the proposal for the establishment of the state of Israel. The vote took place at midnight, Jerusalem time, and everyone was out in the street, waiting for the result, including young Amos Oz. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
5/8. Niger. Nearly eight per cent of the population of Niger in West Africa are believed to be slaves. For generations whole families have been at the mercy of their masters, working round the clock for, at best, food and accommodation. Gerry Northam travels to Niger to discover why, despite a law making slavery illegal, it is proving difficult to stamp out. He meets former slaves who, at great risk, have escaped from their masters, and hears from a government minister why the new law has failed to cut the number of slaves. He also talks to one slave owner who caused a controversy by freeing his ten slaves. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
2/2. The Great Storm of 1987. How have writers been inspired by incidents of strange weather?
Peggy Reynolds talks to Ruth Rendell , AS Byatt,
Benjamin Zephaniah , Tim Lott , Tim Binding and Grace Nicholls about how the great storm of 1987 affected their writing. Producer Phil Tinline
Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Including at 12.50 Victoria Goes to Ambridge.
4/5. Another episode of Victoria Wood's Archers spoof for Comic Relief. For voting details see Monday Victoria Goes to Ambridge repeated at 7.40pm
4/6. No Sin. A death at the local gym leads Paolo to make a connection between the fanatical pursuit of health and medieval theology. Written by Martin Meenan.
4/4. Mikhail on the Steps. The series of stories by doctors who have swapped medicine for literature concludes with a specially written story set in contemporary London. By Lissa Evans , read by Emma Kennedy. For details see Monday
4/5. Rebecca Stott looks at how some of the creatures that disgust us the most are indispensable to modern science. Rats. With 90 per cent of their genes the same as ours, rats can teach us a lot about ourselves. For details see Monday
The discovery of black holes is a dramatic story of bitter scientific rivalry, born of clashing cultures and world-views Ouentin Cooper talks to Arthur Miller , professor of history and philosophy of science, and physicist Dr Jim Al -Khalili about the history and science behind these regions of space-time into which matter has collapsed, and out of which light may not escape. Has the theor'y become a reality? Do black holes really exist and where do we start looking for them, given that we can't see them? Producer Michelle Martin
5/6 More sketches from the inside-out world of Robert Webb and David Mitchell. This week, why twins are creepy; the worst-ever name for a watch emporium; and the resident snooker commentators discuss homophobia in the modern game. With Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards
4/10. Trilby's life as an artist's model is about to change forever if she accepts the proposal of her young friend
Billee, but she is still captivated by Svengali and uncertain what to do. George du Maurier 's novel, dramatised by Melissa Murray.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
2/9. Order! Order! For centuries Britain has been a nation that likes a drink: in 1066 the invading Normans considered the Saxons a bunch of hopeless drunks. The association between drink and street disturbances is long standing - but so is the link between alcohol and prosperity. David Walker asks why Government plans to deregulate pub hours in England have provoked a panic, and whether the freedom to drink will become a licence to drink to excess. Producer Richard Vandon Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
I 6/9. Could a new work by the Rambert Dance
Company attract more people to the subject of physics? Geoff Watts gets a sneak preview of a ballet inspired by Einstein's ideas, and asks how it adds to our understanding of e=mc 2. Plus more news and views from the world of science and technology. Producer Anna Buckley
4/4. The latest in hip-hop poetry and spoken word, presented by Mister Gee and Doctor Stew. Highlights include cult hero John Cooper Clarke as you might not have heard him before, poetic singing sensation
Zena Edwards with Settle Down, Don't You Run Before Walking, the mesmeric Tony Booysen with a story based on true life experiences, and new talent Muna Hussein. Producer Graham Frost
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