With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 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 Rob Marshall.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
New series 1/4. Labour for labour's sake is against nature. This verdict on the work ethos from political philosopher John Locke resonates even today. In this reassessment of our working lives, former union boss
Bill Morris examines how the world of work has evolved in his lifetime and asks whether we live to work or work to live. With comment from philosopher Alain de Botton , Will Hutton of the Work Foundation and author
Charles Handy. Producers Alan Hall and Dan Shepherd Shortened rpt 9.30pm
4/5. 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? Producer Richard Vadon
Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Matthew 17, vv1-8. God Is a Spirit
(Sterndale Bennett). 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (Carlisle). Director of music Ian Tracey.
4/4 Scribes, Scribblers and Telephone Callers. Tony Hawks investigates the letters and telephone calls from absentee characters, including Mrs Trellis from I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Producer Angela Sherwin
3/4 Thelonious Monk. Ken Clarke is joined by the British saxophonist Tony Kofi to share their passion for one of the most misunderstood figures in jazz history, the pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Simon's despair at the death of his wife Sarah is only too clear. Their marriage was perfect, but their friend Nick is tormented by his sense of loss, and there is no one with whom he can share it. Especially not his partner, Isabel. By Ellen Dryden. Abigail Thaw Director Ned Chaillet
2/5. Fourth of July, 1862. Written and read by Patrick Gale. At 18, Rhoda is beginning to feel like an old maid, constantly eclipsed by her enchanting younger sister. She's so desperate that she is prepared to consider the charms of The Mathematician. For details see yesterday
2/5. Irthlingborough and Charles Weston. In the early 20th century, American movie director Charles Weston based his studios in Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. David McKie arrives there in time for a regular public screening of Weston's 1913 film about the Battle of ' Waterloo. For details see yesterday
9/11. Once, innovation in technology and business was the realm of big corporations, now it is professional amateurs, or pro-ams, that are the movers and shakers. Heather Payton and guests discuss the new wave of innovators. Producers Kirsteen Knight and Julie Ball
6/8. Quintessential Phase 2: Fit the Twenty-Fourth in which Ford clears his expenses but exceeds his credit limit. Written by Douglas Adams. Guest stars include
Jonathan Pryce , Miriam Margolyes , Saeed Jaffrey and Rula Lenska. 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, Tertiary Phase and Quandary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only, 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:
Voice of the Bird:
Old Man on the pole:
Colin the robot:
Smelly photocopier woman:
2/11. In Britain, a string of food products have been withdrawn because of fears over possible risks from carcinogenic additives but, as Jenny Cuffe reveals, it's the farmers in the spice fields of India who are the trade's real Victims. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
2/8. Arrhythmia. A normal heart pumps around 60-80 times a minute, but any fluctuation from this pattern may be an indication of something wrong. Mark Porter reports. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/4. David Baddiel chairs the programme that dares to commit heresy. Alan Davies , David Walliams ,
Jenny Colgan and Peter Bradshaw challenge such entrenched opinions as "there is something intrinsically naff about being middle-Class". Producer Brian King
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