With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
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 Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Andrew Graystone. We Believe in God the Father (Ebenezer). John 18, vv33-40. The Lord Is King (Radcliffe). The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
4/5. It is now 1917 and Russia is suffering terrible losses in the war against Germany. The tsar has abdicated and the people of Siberia are hoping for greater freedom and democracy under the new regime. But a small band of Bolsheviks is gathering power. By Stephanie Williams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez - a man who has survived general strikes, civil unrest and a failed coup attempt - has taken control of the state's national oil company, PDVSA, and begun investing billions of petrodollars in health, education and employment projects.
Thousands of poor people have benefited from the move, but many middle-class Venezuelans and the political opposition argue that the policy is unsustainable.
Seasoned Latin American analyst Nick Caistor visits Caracas to assess the claims and counter-claims.
Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
1/2. Indian movies are the most viewed films in the world, reaching well beyond the billion-strong audience in India itself. But forget the kitsch, gaudy stereotypes. Ever since the beginning, Hindi films have been about social and political engineering, about the placing and reinforcing of political resistance, social mores and moral principles. This programme deals with the Indian film industry up to Independence. Presented by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
It is 1978, and Valda Trevlyn Grieve, the second wife of the Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid, is reassessing her life following her husband's death. A student arrives at her door during a snow storm determined to pay his respects. Valda, irritated by the youngster's intrusion, does her best to shatter his illusions. The story unravels over the two days this odd couple spend in each other's company while snowed in at Brownsbank Cottage.
The Best Snow for Skiing
2.15pm R4 "I'm not an arse-licker, I'm a poet," is a truly original way for a young man to try and persuade an old woman to let him into her isolated cottage. In Linda Cracknell's emotionally intense drama, set in 1978 and inspired by the real-life marriage of poet Hugh MacDiarmid to feisty Cornish nationalist Vaida Trevlyn Grieve, the youth arrives at the grieving widow's house in order to seek inspiration from the home of his dead literary hero. As snow traps them in the cottage together, the presumptuous poet finds Valda's bluntness to be the muse he really needs. Jane Anderson
4/4. How the Zebra Got Its Stripes. Kipling, like many zoologists, assumed that the stripes are for camouflage against big predators, but the truth turns out to be more surprising: the stripes make zebras invisible to tsetse flies.
With Alistair McGowan. For details see Monday
Three-quarters of all scientists and engineers are men. Not only are women a minority, they are lower-paid and less likely to be promoted to the top jobs than their male counterparts. A recent survey by the Athena Project found that female scientists felt less valued than male colleagues and were disadvantaged in terms of salary, promotion and career development. But what are the Government, educators and employers doing to redress the balance? Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Katie Perry from the Daphne Jackson Trust, an organisation that helps female scientists, engineers and IT specialists return to work after career breaks, producer Michelle Martin
2/6. The year is 2008, and while Mel and Vicki are principally concerned with selling their flat, the country is in the grip of a violent backlash against celebrities.
Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder , Lewis MacLeod and Jim North. By Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell , with Mel Hudson , Vicki Pepperdine and Jim North. Music by Richie Webb ; Producer Chris Neill
In 1988 Maud Hand was teaching at a Catholic primary school in Athenry, in the west of Ireland. She set out to open her pupils' eyes to a world of conflict - on the other side of the border, on the other side of the world and in their own classrooms and playgrounds. She returns to Athenry to ask what impact those lessons had and to find out how much the pupils, the town and Ireland itself have changed. ProducerJulia Adamson
2/9. Or Saving Europe's Bacon? Tony Blair wants a great debate about Europe's purpose, while its voters are fearful of unemployment, immigration and ever-widening borders. In the second of two programmes about the way forward for Europe, Quentin Peel asks whether the enlarged EU can still offer the safety, democracy and prosperity for all that its founders once dreamed of, and how this can be achieved. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/10. Nawja settles into a routine with a new family and visits what remains of her own. Leila Aboulela 's moving story of a woman sustained by faith when all else is lost, read by Adjoa Andoh. For details see Monday
3/6. In a world where presentation is at the wheel and content is firmly bound and gagged in the back, Radio9 finds itself with so much to say but no idea how to say it.
Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker.
Producers Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones
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