With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the DayWith Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Thine Arm, 0 Lord (Sf Matthew ). Luke 7, vv11-17. Your Love, Shining like the Sun (Townend). Christ's Blessing (Leddington Wright ). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Richard Tanner.
4/9. Guatemala. It is estimated that 12 per cent of Guatemalans - that's more than a million people - have a disability. Linda Pressly explores some of the stories behind this stark statistic, such as why Guatemala has one of the highest incidences of spina bifida in the world. She also meets some of those whose lives have changed dramatically as a result of being on the receiving end of the country's ever-rising gun violence.
Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
Fraudsters have been trying to get away with forging the classics for centuries. Jonathan Bate investigates how and why they did it and asks if it is still possible to get away with it. Ever since his death, Shakespeare's body of work has been credited with alleged additions by some unscrupulous experts. With the help of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jonathan Bate has some fun hearing the imitations, and the experts try to show how they tell the real from the fake. Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
For 60 years Donald McGill created some of the most popular seaside postcards in the land. In July 1954, shortly after his 80th birthday, he was arrested on obscene-publication charges. By Neil Brand.
Producer/Director David Hunter
4/5. The Watercress Wife. Gideon's love of flowers and delicious food comes from his beloved mother and idyllic childhood. The woman he marries is very, very different.
By Tamar Hodes , read by Stephen Perring. For details see Mon
19/90. Bermuda and Shipwreck. Bermuda's part in the story of the British colonisation of Virginia is dramatic and surprising. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Robert Powell and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday
As the search continues for an unbluntable knife, industry looks to new materials such as ceramics and even diamond for knives and sharp edges for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Ouentin Cooper talks to knife expert Roger Hamby about cutting-edge blade research and whether your razor really is the best a man can get. Producer Julian Siddle
6/6. With no ability whatsoever Milton Jones bestrides the globe as an expert in his field. For his final foray, he is a world-famous Formula One racing driver. Starring Milton Jones. With Debbie Chazen , Tom Goodman-Hill ,
Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Music by Guy Jackson ; Producer David Tyler
4/5. Napoleon is hemmed in by boredom and horror of his future as a prisoner on St Helena. He finds diversion in teasing Betsy but their closeness is hateful to Las Cases. By Julia Blackburn.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
As one teacher puts it, "the education system is conning the country". In a special investigation, Simon Cox exposes how schools are using easy exams and flaws in the system to paint a false picture of their performance. He reveals how some schools that boast results that put them at the top of the league tables are being economical with the truth. What the tables are not making clear is that they are actually failing to get even a third of their pupils to pass the basic GCSEs. Cox also shows how parents can find out how their local schools are really performing. Producer Richard Vadon
7/9. DC Rider. What does it take to get an electric car off the ground? Lots of effort and endless patience, explains California-based inventor Lon Bell. He talks to Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new breed of electric vehicle. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
New series 1/4. Comedy, set on board HMS Goliath, a 55,000-tonne nuclear stealth submarine, cram-packed with incompetence, ambition and military know-not-how. This week, a Nato exercise with our
American friends goes horribly wrong as they find that torpedoes and coffee and don't mix. By Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond. With special guest Kerry Shale.
Producer David Tyler
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