With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the DayWith John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
5/5. Adam Lusekelo meets Mahta Ba, one of the driving forces behind the internet revolution that has enabled parts of the continent to leapfrog into the 21st century and that, he argues, will play a vital role in Africa future economic and political development. Producer Ruth Evans
6/9. Trees of Trafalgar. To mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Admiral Nelson,
Paul Evans visits woods in England and Spain that provided the timber used to build the warships. He also visits the Trafalgar Woods Project, which aims to plant 33 new woods to commemorate each of the ships in Nelson's s fleet. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
There's nothing as funny as someone trying hard to be serious and there's nothing as unfunny as someone desperate to get a laugh. From the agonies of Alf Garnett , to Peter Lilley 's Mikado parody a the 1992 Conservative Party conference, Alex Games delves into the archives for moments that make us squirm.
Producer Vibeke Venema
3/4. No wonder Verdi had terrible trouble getting his Un Ballo in Maschera past the censors; with the fight for Italian independence gathering strength, the last thing the aristocrats needed was the assassination of one of their number on stage - especially when the plot was based on real events. Huw Edward tells the story.
Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
When Harriet and Gwyn buy their dream gite in the Languedoc, everything goes wrong. But this is Moliere country, where present-day solutions can be found in the spirit of the past. By DJBritton.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell
2/13 Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners historical challenges, helping with family research and championing those who are actively "making history".
Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5 Loves Me, Loves Me Not. It's 60 years since Frank's romantic hopes were shattered on the New York quayside. Now he can choose to confront the past.
Read by Dermot Crowley. For details see yesterday
22/90. The West Indies and Sugar. The economy of the British-owned Caribbean islands was a prototype of modern capitalism, but one that was utterly dependent on slave labour. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Robert Powell , Martin Freeman and Anna Massey. For details see yesterday
2/6. Comedy from Justin Edwards , James Rawlings and Neil Edmond in a show that has been described as "inventive and funny in a way that won't offend normal people, the elderly or children". Producer wm saunders
Mark Lawson with arts news, and an interview with Lynne Truss , who has followed her bestselling book about punctuation with Talk to the Hand, an attack on what she calls the "rudeness of everyday life". producer Jerome Weatheraid
2/5. The Wedding Bouquet. Emma's father finally consents to allowing her to marry a soldier in his regiment - but will her wedding day be everything she desires? Written by Dermot Bolger.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
3/10. In an investigation into this summer's bombings in London, Richard Watson asks whether the authorities could have done more to counter the terrorist threat rooted in Britain. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
8/8. Vitamins are essential for good health - but how large a dosage is good for the body? The Food
Standards Agency has recently advised people at risk of osteoporosis to refrain from eating liver more than once a week because the levels of vitamin A could otherwise be dangerous. Dr Mark Porter investigates. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
New series 1/4. Comedy serial by Ben Edwards.
For TV continuity announcer Chris, it's not just the bits in between programmes that cause problems - it's those awkward bits between him and his girlfriend, him and his boss, and him and his ego.
Producer Clelia Mountford : Director Nigel Bryant
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