With Pauline Webb.
Presented by Anna Hill.
With Carolyn Quinn and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
6/8. EU Constitution. Speculation about the fate of the EU Constitution is increasing as France's referendum approaches. If the EU Constitution survives the French vote at the end of May, what will its ratification mean for UK law? Does the EU Constitution, in fact. create and confer new powers or is it merely a restatement of existing law?
Clive Anderson and his guests discuss the implications for our own constitution, for the judicial decision-making and for those who find themselves in court. Producer Catriona Oliphant Repeated at 9.30pm
1/5. Buried Treasure.
Many of the world's great paintings and sculptures are hidden in private collections, rarely seen or admired except by the owners and their guests. Alvin Hall seeks out the world's most glittering private art collections and finds out from the collectors what motivates them: is it a canny investment or the thrill of the chase?
2/5. Rebel with a Cause. Having returned to England after his unsuccessful sojourn in America, a drink in an Oxford pub changes the course of James Aitken sure, By JessicaWarner. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Come, Holy Ghost,
Our Souls Inspire (Veni, Creator spiritus). Romans 8, wi-11. Listen Sweet Dove (Ives). Gift of Christ from God
Our Father (East Acklam). Director of music Graham Eccles.
Presented by Jenni Murray
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
1/8. Peregrines in the City. The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world and a supremeaena hunter.
Brett Westwood joins the nature detectives to discover why cities are proving to be such a magnet fo these magnificent creatures, which have traditionary been associated with jagged sea cliffs, open landscapes and quarries. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Newseries1/4. HousewivesandHoneys.Tony Hawks explores some of the characters who are to,but never actually appear, in the radio and TV series in which they feature. Todayhe looks at the formidable
Elizabeth Mainwaring from Dad'sArmy;Ma Glum from TheGlumsin
Take it from Here; and, from Porridge, Mrrs Barrowclough rridge, Mrs Barrowclough and Denise, Godber's fiancee. Producer Angela Sherwin
Consumer issues, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am
With Nick Clarke.
It's been at the heart of the classical symphony orchestra for centuries, but the bassoon is a little-understood and often denigrated instrument. And it's now on a musical endangered species list in Britain. Mark Whitaker, who plays
It himself rather badly, talks to amateur and professional players about what they're doing to get it across to a wider audience. Producer mark Whitaker Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Repeated from yesteraay at 7pm
A bittersweet comedy in the vein of an Ulster folk-tale written by David Rudkin, as Finn MacCool , the Irish giant, labours to find out exactly what it is he's supposed to be building, to the despair of his long-suffering wife.
The Black One:
5/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical questions and chart the ways in which we can add to the understanding of our past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS- Making History, [address removed] email: email@example.com Phone: [number removed]
2/5 Wilde reminds Lord Douglas of how he nursed him during a bout of illness, and how the same favour was not returned when he fell ill a week later. For details see yesterday
2/5 The Emperor's New Clothes. The story of the vain
Emperor has become a byword for the human condition.
How much does it tell us of its creator, Hans Christian Andersen's own class struggle? For details see yesterday
6/11 Can too much choice be bad for business? Heather Payton and her guests debate whether endless options can confuse the consumer. Producer Kirsteen Knight
New series 1/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated Sunday 11pm
3/8. Quandary Phase 3: Fit the Twenty-First. In which Arthur, Fenchurch and the Bowl give up their secrets. Written by Douglas Adams. With guest stars Christian Slater, Stephen Fry and Jackie Mason.
Adapter/Director/Co-producer Dirk Maggs
Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell
Repeated on Thursday at 11pm
BBC AUDIO: The original BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase, Secondary Phase and Tertiary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only. The long-awaited fourth series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Quandary Phase, is released on CD and audio cassette on 23 May. Available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed] The first series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on BBC2 tonight.
Voice of the book:
Murray Bost Henson:
East River creature:
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz:
Wonko the Sane:
Alan ruffles Usha's feathers.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Mark Lawson with arts news and a report on another of the contenders for the Gulbenkian Prize for
Museum Of the Year. Producer Robyn Read
2/10. Addy's novel won't be published for another year, so Jane has to find a job. By Lynne Reid Banks. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
The Sins of Commission. Commission is at the heart of the financial services industry. But critics say it has contributed to misselling and undermines our trust in the people who give us financial advice. Paul Lewis investigates the case for and against reform. Producer Jennifer Clarke RptdSun5pm
News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
3/4. Breast Cancer. Much of the information about the risks of getting breast cancer has come from studies like the Million Women's Study and the Women's Health
Initiative. What more can these studies reveal and what else do we need to discover in order to curb the numbers of cases? Richard Hannaford investigates. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
With Claire Bolderson.
7/10. Unable to help her son, Sylvia continues her walks in the countryside until a freak thunderstorm clears the air in more ways than one. By Angus Wilson. For details see yesterday
5/6. Comedian Stewart Lee talks to comic-book writer Alan Moore. Producer Tilusha Ghelani
Susan Hulme reports on the State Opening of Parliament and the start of five days of debate.
2/5. By Jessica Warner. Repeated from 9.45am
Beauty and the Spirit (2/4)
The Surgeon's Mate 8/10) By Patrick O'Brian. See
Sunday for details