With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
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 the Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
New series 1/6. Craig Murray. In the return of the award-winning interview series with people who have been through turbulent times, John Humphrys discusses drinking, diplomacy and human rights with Britain's former ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray , who claims to have been sacked for telling the truth. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm
3/5 The Candidates. A series that goes behind the closed society that is Saudi Arabia. Bill Law talks to two people who put themselves up for election in Saudi
Arabia earlier this year: a businessman who was virtually guaranteed victory as soon as he entered the race and a woman who was told she wasn't allowed to stand. Producer Mark Savage
Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Deep in the Shadows of the Past (Kingsfold). Genesis 12, vvl-9.
Be Strong and of Good Courage (Campbell). The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni). Director of music Ian Tracey.
2/5. The breeding habits of eels, the kingdom of cucumbers and night-fishing for squid. A celebration of a love affair with the sea by marine biologist Trevor Norton.
(For details see yesterday) (Repeated 12.30am)
8/8. Ivory-Bill in the Big Woods. Until April this year, the ivory-billed woodpecker was thought to have become extinct in the 1940s. Grant Sonnex visits the Big Woods of Arkansas in the hope of seeing the biological rediscovery of the century. But now that it has been found again, what future does it have? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
The notion that maths can't make mirth is a myth. The people who see mathematics and humour as antithetical are wrong. In the company of David Singmaster , professor of recreational mathematics, and Geoffrey Durham , who uses numerical manipulation and fun in his magic act, Nick Baker finds out that comedy can be a calculating affair. With archive from
Gerard Hoffnung and Molesworth, and music from Tom Lehrer and Danny Kaye. Producer Ian Gardhouse
Self-confessed jazz snob Laurie Taylor returns to the Picton Hall in Liverpool, where he first encountered skiffle in the mid-1950s in the shape of Lonnie Donegan. With the help of skiffle lovers, Laurie sets out to discover the true role of this DIY music explosion in the development of popular music.
Producer Marya Burgess Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
1854. In the criminal wing of Bethlem Hospital for the insane, painter Richard Dadd and poet Emily Clayton are caught in the middle, as two rival doctors seek to reform the treatment of the mentally ill. By Mark Wilson.
Director David Blount
Ward sister Grey:
2/5. In an age when women are succeeding in many careers that their mothers would never have considered, Philippa Lamb asks why there remain some jobs that still appear closed to them. And can men be persuaded to consider "women's work"? Producer Rosamund Jones
Mark Lawson reports from Gateshead, talking to singer Thomas Allen , who is directing Mozart's Cost Fan Tutte at the Sage, and to photographer Spencer Tunick , who is recruiting hundreds of local people to appear naked in his work. Producer Bob Dickinson
6/11. Ten years ago, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Radovan Karadzic , the former leader of the Bosnian Serbs, on charges of genocide. File on 4 examines the failure of the international community to bring Karadzic to trial and the implications this has for the fragile peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Producer Nick Hawton Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
6/8. First Aid. Would you know what to do if someone in a restaurant started choking or a child had an asthma attack? First aid is no longer the sole responsibility of doctors and the St John Ambulance alone, everyone has a role to play - whether at a football match or witnessing a road accident. Dr Mark Porter reports on how the public can be trained to know what to do when faced with a medical incident.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
7/10. When Sel returns home to Las Vegas he takes Mam with him. "She looked like the cat who'd got the cream. 'It won't be a holiday, I'm going to take care of Selwyn.' By Laurie Graham. For details see yesterday
Arthur Smith recalls the life and extraordinary times of the comedian Malcolm Hardee, with contributions from bystanders and colleagues, including
Jeremy Hardy , Stewart Lee , Simon Munnery and Glenn Tilbrook. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
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