With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25 , Sports NewsWith Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
5/6. Carlisle. At the junction of three rivers, Carlisle's low-lying position and friendly terrain is what attracted settlers to the area orginally, though it has also made it vulnerable to flooding. Julian Richards decodes the geography of the city in order to discover more about its history, with historians Dennis Perryman , Steven White and Ian Caruana. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery
3/5. Eliza Getting On. A small legacy means that Eliza and her husband can afford to move to a larger house, although whether the one her husband chooses is
"artistic"'as he says, or "cock-eyed" as she does, is a matter of opinion. But there is room for a larger family. By Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden
3/3. Jacob and the Angel. As the clouds of war gathered over London, Jacob Epstein was working on a dramatic depiction of the Old Testament story of Jacob wrestling with God. The play imagines an emotionally charged meeting involving Epstein's wife, his lover and himself, during which the artist reveals his motives behind the creation of the sculpture. The last of three drama documentaries is by Nicholas Mcinerny , with commentary by Antony Gormley and Richard Cork. Producers/Directors Rosie Bouton and Peter Leslie Wild
3/5. The Right Key. After a night out seeing South Pacific, Patrick tells his wife the story of his own bid for stardom in the same musical, years earlier. Written and read by Harry Towb. For detaiis see Monday
3/5. The Transformations of Puberty is the last in Freud s Three Essays on Sexuality to be appraised by Lisa Appignanesi , who talks to psychoanalyst Margot Waddell to find out how the transition to adulthood has changed a century on. She also talks to writer Sue Townsend about the struggles of adolescence and what Freud might have made of Adrian Mole. For details see Monday
In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was the first black woman in America to receive the death penalty since 1954. As a poor woman with learning difficulties who murdered her lesbian lover, her case excited a level of interest and prurience similar to that of the infamous serial killer Aileen Wournos. Laurie Taylor , in conversation with Professor Kendall Thomas from Columbia University in New York, looks at the factors that led to her execution and asks what roles race, gender and sexuality play in sentencing someone to death. Producer Natasha Maw
2/6. Clare is looking forward to new neighbours moving in. However, their noisy sex life keeps her and Brian awake every night. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring Sally Phillips , Nina Conti ,
Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Producer Katie Tyrell
8/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott 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
New series 1/3. A special branch of science called biomimetics is emerging that trains the next generation of scientists to derive cutting-edge technological solutions from living things. Mark Stephen discovers how biologists are stealing nature's tricks, refined by many years of evolution. Producer Louise Dalziel
: A Short History of Tractorsin Ukrainian
8/10. Where is Valentina? And who is the mystery man in the garden? And whose version of a family's story do you believe? By Marina Lewycka. For further details see Monday
New series 1/4. Mark Heap stars as literary agent Frederick Frensic in Tom Sharpe's anarchic satire.
Frensic has a steamy bestseller on his hands, but the writer insists on anonymity. A $20m deal awaits, but only if he can persuade someone to pose as the author for a promotional tour. Enter the hapless, talentless, not to say priggish, Peter Piper. Dramatised by Ryan Craig.
With Hugh Dickson , Robert Hastle and Alex Tregear
Producer Toby Swift
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