With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague
220.127.116.11,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
search of 5/6. Jonathan Freedland and his guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm
5/5. MRSA, the superbug that has evolved resistance to most antibiotics, is also known as staphylococcus aureus, or Staph A. Professor Hugh Pennington has stud ed the bacteria since the 1960s, when he was infected during an outbreak that swept through British hospitals at that time. Professor Pennington tells Jolyon Jenkins about the history of the bug and the series of mistakes that turned a common or garden bug into a major health threat. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
2/5.Fanny Osbourne.Stevenson met his future American wife in an artists' colony in France. Within days he was hooked, and so began his dogged pursuit of her across the USA. By Claire Harman. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Ah, Holy Jesu, How
Hast Thou Offended (Herzliebster Jesu ). Mark 12, vv1-12.
He Was Despised (Handel). When I Survey the Wondrous
Cross (Rockingham). Musical director Gordon Stewart.
2/3. Judith Hann goes in search of the secrets of human identity and discovers that. along with her brown eyes and curly hair, much of her personality was areaay determined at birth. As well as controlling our physical characteristics our genes may also be responsible or much Of our personalities. Producer Amanda Hargreaves
3/3. The Geopolitics of Jest. Journalist and humorist
Miles Kington explores the international dimensions of comedy, its orgins, indigenous variations and universalities. Kington interviews Terry Jones, Mark Lamarr and David Ouantick about the future for comedy and the impact of political correctness. Is it being overstated? And how do you poke fun at murderous dictators while living in their authoritarian state? Producer Andrew McGibbon
2/3. Vive /'Espagne! Think of Spain in the concert hall or opera house and the music is most likely to be by a Frenchman. Huw Edwards explores the political and historical messages behind this most vibrant of musical exchanges and reveals what it was that so captivated the composers of Bolero, Carmen and Espana. Producer Michael Surcombe
1/2. Wilbur, the baby pig, is rescued from an untimely death by Fern, only to discover that he's being fattened up for the dinner table. Can his life be saved a second time? The classic children's story about friendship by EB White is dramatised by Joe Robinette. The concluding part can be heard tomorrow at the same time.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis
10/13. Tisteners' questions about the environment. discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists. ADDRESS: [address removed] email:email@example.com Phone: [number removed] producer Nick Patrick
2/4. The House That Jack Built. After Jack's sudden death in Italy, his wife meets up with three of their old friends But will Susie, Paula and Karen ever discover what really happened that night in Amalfi? Written by Shirley Day and read by Phyllida Nash. For details see yesterday
2/4. Tears of a Sinner. Focusing on the tears shed by the "sinful woman" in St Luke's gospel. The programme explores the emotions behind these brave tears and the emotions they provoke in others. For details see yesterday
'4/6 A report on the experience of people with dyslexia in the workplace discovers that it is by no means all bad news. And Philippa Lamb looks at the argument for a living wage. Producers Rosamund Jones and Richard Fenton-Smith
New series 1/6. An anarchic mix of comedy, music, gay disco, Morrissey and Duran Duran. Mitch Benn 's facing the difficult second-series dilemma, so is it time to relaunch himself in a glorious new comeback? Robin has a few suggestions and Alf ie won't shut up about Lindisfarne.
Mitch agrees to a makeover but it all goes a bit Pete Tong. Stars Mitch Benn , with Robin Ince , Alf ie Joey, Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley
2/5. The Kiss. Lamis has settled in London and met someone who makes her heart beat faster. She has made a few resolutions too: one of them is to perfect her English. By Hanan Al-Shaykh .
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
5/10. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
5/8. Say hello to Dorothy, the farmer who squeezes every last pound from her livestock. Continuing Jonathan Coe 's black comedy, set in Britain, uncovering a trail of greed, corruption and immorality throughout the 1980s.
Producer Lucy Armitage
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