With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Judy Merry. Spirit of God. Unseen as the Wind (Skye Boat Song, arr Leddington). John 16, vvl^ is.
Away with Our Fears (Leddington Wright ). Christians, liti
Up Your Hearts (Salve Festa Dies). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
4/4. Historian Pat Dennison introduces some of the characters who might have lived in one of the oldest houses in North Queensferry, Fife, in Scotland. The area has seen plenty of travellers and passing trade. Later, the bridges over the Forth aided their crossing while the Black Cat Inn provided bed, board and entertainment.
4/4. Acting Up. Wentworth finds himself double booked to appear in the village play and to be Father Christmas at the vicarage party. Will he make it to the show on time? By HF Ellis , adapted by Emma Kennedy. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Mrs Wheeler/Mrs Thompson:
Mrs Somers/Mrs Bretton:
3/6 Literary quizmaster James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. This week's guests are Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson.
The author and subject for pastiche is Iris Murdoch and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden
Jean lives with her best friend and confidante, the ever-faithful dog, Sticky. The week's highlight is going up to the crematorium on a Tuesday to tag on to funerals with Jean's pal, Ida. Life is blissful, but Sticky is old -
120 in dog years. Then one day, Sticky dies. Written by Christine Marshall
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens
John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions put by members of the Lincolnshire
North Federation of Women's Institutes. Eric Robson is in the chair, Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm
3/5. Looking Glass. Alice has no time for breakfast, no time to grieve for her mother, no time for anything; until an escaped rabbit propels her into someone else's life. By Preethi Nair , read by Rebecca Smart. For details see Monday
3/5. Witley and Whitaker Wright. Whitaker Wright built a mansion in Witley in Surrey so extravagantly furnished that the road levels had to be lowered to enable chunks of Italian marble to pass under the bridges. David McKie charts the rise and fall of this controversial local hero.
2/8. Arrhythmia. You may only be aware of your heart beating when you are anxious - but if it's working properly it pumps away at 60-80 beats a minute.
Any fluctuation from this pattern - too fast, too slow, or irregular - may be an indication of an underlying condition that needs to be checked out. Mark Porter reports. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Rosie Boycott and Clifford Longley 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
2/3. A look at how certain letters published in the British press have changed policy or influenced debate. Anthony Howard discusses the resignation of Harold Macmillan. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
The late John E Mack was an eminent professor of psychiatry at Harvard University. He was also passionately interested in the phenomenon of alien abduction, but the university found his research irrational and tried to stop it. Sue Nelson tells the story of Mack's battle with his academic colleagues to keep an open mind and of his struggle to understand those who claim to have been abducted. Producer Angela Hind
8/10. Leo goes to his son Isaac's house at last, and Alma traces Alma Mereminksi - but there are some answers neither can find. Warren Mitchell and Vicki Simon continue to read Nicole Krauss 's portrait of two lonely people looking for love. For details see Monday
2/6. Jeffrey! The rags-to-riches, riches-to-rags tale of Jeffrey Archer , who came from nowhere to assume the greatest offices in the land and then went back to nowhere. A Gilbert and Sullivan-style musical with Dickensian backdrop. Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , David Ouantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell
2/6. Elvis Lives. Rock musicologist and media studies lecturer Brian Appleton (Graham Fellows) examines the conspiracy theories that abound in rock concerning Jim Morrison , Elvis Presley and Harry Secombe , to name but three. Spoof comedy written by Graham Fellows , additional research by Rex Brough. Producer Dawn Ellis
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