With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. In the 1820s, Cobbett set off around England on his horse to survey the agricultural scene, leading to the Publication of his famous book called Rural Rides. By Richard Ingrams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Judges, lawyers, teachers and housewives are some of the many women who join the Freemasons. They have their own lodges, practise the same rituals and ceremonies as their male counterparts and even refer to each other as "Brother". Women from the Honourable
Fraternity of Ancient Masons reveal their great passion tor Freemasonry, the sense of brotherhood that it gives them, the meaning of the symbols and regalia that are part of their ceremonies, and the reasons they want to belong to a society that has secrets. Presented by Kate Meynell. Producers Alison Vernon-Smith and Kate Meynell
3/6. Crawford's First Pinch. Continuing this radio revival of one of TV's all-time favourites. Some unsavoury postcards turn up on the Dock Green beat and the link to a recent spate of bicycle thefts makes Andy desperate to notch up his first arrest. Written by Ted Willis , dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producers Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe
6/6. Literary quizmaster James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson. The writer and subject for pastiche this week is Charles Dickens , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden
The story of Karen Blixen 's years in Africa is told through a dramatisation, by Sheila Hannon , of her vivid and revealing letters home to Denmark. Blixen wrote of her deep love of Africa, the disintegration of her marriage and her passionate love affair with Denys Finch Hatton.
Producer/Director Sara Davies
3/5. Dr Raj Persaud focuses on South Africa and the work of Dr Dorianne Weil whose show on Johannesburg's Talk Radio 702 has reflected the many changes in the post-apartheid era. For details see Monday
5/8 The sound of the dentist's drill can put many of us on edge but for those with dental phobia it's a terrifying experience. Mark Porter explores what today's dentists can do to help patients. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
2/6. David Baddiel chairs the programme that dares to challenge received wisdom such as "the Beatles are the best pop group ever" and "football has been taken over by the middle classes". The panellists include Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater. Producer Brian King
3/10. Paris in the springtime is a dangerous place - a chateau in the October sunlight seems much safer.
Darrow arrives at Givre to claim his love, Anna. By Edith Wharton. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
5/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves 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 series of talks by columnist Simon Jenkins , who asks what it is about modern society that it seems both to crave liberty and yet, at the same time, want more state intervention. Perhaps we are indeed mad as hell. producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
3/3. The tragic story of the bacterium that caused neonatal tetanus and claimed the lives of many of the babies born on the remote Scottish island of St Kilda. It contributed to the decimation of the population, which eventually led to the evacuation of the island
75 years ago. Hermione Cockburn reports. The reader is James Bryce. Producer Louise Dalziel
5/6. Horror Tory. In Castle Howard, the Tory family are desperate to get back into power and attempt to build the perfect Tory leader. Gothic 1960s spooky rock musical, starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , David Ouantick and Dave Cohen. With music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell
5/6. King Steve. Surprisingly, Brian finds himself official! Yes, the college principal has reinstated him,
- with the proviso that the doesn't talk about rock music. Instead he has to deliver a lecture on the last Norman king of England, "King Steve". Or does he? Spoof comedy by Graham Fellows , with Rex Brough. Producer Dawn Ellis
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