With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
4/5. Panic and Paranoia. While the Portsmouth dockyards smoulder. Aitken escapes to Bristol where he starts more fires. Panic ensues, and his actions inspire copycat arsonists across the country. By Jessica Warner , read by Wendy Seager. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Breathe on Me,
Breath of God (Carlisle). Ephesians 3, w14-21. 0 Lord,
Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
former England cricket captain Michael Atherton is in unlikely champion of the great American writer
:rnest Hemingway. But throughout his playing career Atherton used to carry a copy of Hemingway's short stories in his kit-bag. Here he explains why, ana talks to Hemingway scholars and enthusiasts about the myths surrounding the man and the enduring quality of the writing. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
A funny and moving monologue, written by the Whitbread Prize-winning novelist Kate Atkinson, in which Alannah McKay from Edinburgh is retiring after 32 years of teaching. "My last week of teaching, the last ever. Fancy that. One minute you're just out of training college standing nervously in front of your first class and you turn around and.... it's all gone.... Everything passes, that's what they say, don't they?" Alannah Brigit Forsyth
Producer/Director Pauline Harris
6/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, Problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
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4/5 Oscar Wilde contemplates the redemption that lies within suffering. Simon Russell Beale continues to read
Wilde's letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas , written while in Reading gaol. For details see Monday
4/5. The Red Shoes. The Powell/Pressburger film brought parts of Hans Christian Andersen 's fairy story to a cinema audience but the tale itself is much less well known and far more disturbing. Why did Andersen display such a ruthlessly violent streak and what were his secret fears while writing it? For details see Monday
Journalist Michael Finkel talks to Mariella Frostrup about his startling new book True Story. Plus a report on a scheme that lends books to the homeless - what do People sleeping rough choose to read?
. Repeated from Sunday
In 1952, the air pollution in London killed 4,000 people.
Fast forward to the hot summer of 2003, when a different cocktail of pollutants caused asthma-inducing smog in UK cities. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Nigel Bell about the difference between a pea-souper and smog and what causes the new "nasties" in our atmosphere.
Producer Tracey Logan
3/3. Actor Richard Griffiths reminisces about his career and upbringing. He tells stories of growing up on Teesside with parents who were both profoundly deaf and how, at the age of 16, he walked to London to get a job. He remembers his disastrous first appearance on stage and explains how he ended up in a mucky situation in It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. Producer Claire Jones
John McKie has been a classics master at
Hutcheson's Grammar school in Glasgow for 38 years. A highly regarded teacher, McKie believes the classics are invaluable in learning about ourselves and our native tongue. But when a new headmaster took over, it was decided it was time for him to go. The programme follows McKie's emotional last days at the school through his lessons and an audio diary. Producer Matt Thompson
3/9. Prize Giving. Offering cash prizes for scientific and technological innovation is an idea that goes back to the 18th century. Today there's a revival of prize giving to solve some of our biggest challenges - from affordable space travel to a cure for ageing. Peter Day reports. Producer Ben Crighton Repeated on Sunday
New series 1/10. Geoff Watts travels to Ethiopia for the first of several special reports on science from the African continent. He visit the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa to hear from the scientists who have made some of the most significant finds in the quest to understand our human origins. Watts also reports on the week's top stories from the world of science and technology. Producer Alexandra Feachem
3/8. Quandary Phase 3: Fit the Twenty-First. In which Arthur, Fenchurch and the Bowl give up their secrets. Written by Douglas Adams.
Repeated from Tuesday
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