With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/5. Is Lizzie's dream horse just a nice idea, something to be talked about once she returns home, or can she make her dream a reality? Can she find her horse again, and if so, how will she capture it and break it in? By Lizzie Spender. Read by Carolyn Pickles. For details see yesterday Rptd at 12.30am
7/9. The Yellowstone Wolves. Howard Stableford looks at how the wolf population has developed in Yellowstone
National Park in Wyoming in the ten years since they were reintroduced to the wild there. Repeated from yesterday at9pm
Dick Vosburgh pays tribute to one of the most popular and enduring comedy series, first shown 50 years ago on American TV - The Phil Silvers Show, aka You'll Never Get Rich but popularly known as the Bilko Show. Contributors include Phil Silvers's daughter Tracey Silvers, M*A*S*H writer Larry Gelbart, cast members Allan Melvin, Mickey Freeman and Gretchen Wyler, Bilko Show writer Barry Blitzer, and Steve Everitt from the British Phil Silvers Appreciation Society, with archive material from Silvers himself and extracts from the shows.
Producer Neil Rosser
When the new edition of the Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy came out in 2003, at the top of the best ever British and American sitcoms list was The Phil Silvers Show. This morning, comedy writer and Bilko fan Dick Vosburgh gives us what must be the authoritative 30-minute history of the series and why it has remained so popular in the UK. Vosburgh makes the point that the Brits love characters who defy authority. But I think the answer is even simpler: Phil Silvers was damn funny. Jane Anderson
4/4. Gounod's Faust is the most enduring of the many theatrial adaptations of Goethe's masterpiece. Full of wonderful melody and lavish spectacle, it is one of the most popular operas in the world, but problematic nevertheless.
Huw Edwards asks if Gounod dumbed down Goethe's
Challenging play. Producer Kerry Clark Repeated Saturday 3.30pm
By Nick Warburton. Somewhere near a small fishing village a creature is pulled out of the sea. Is it harmless or does it represent some kind of threat? Clay and Rowena must decide what to do about it. Whatever they do, it seems certain to change their lives. Music by David Pickvance, Director Peter Kavanagh
People affected by the bombings in London on 7 July gather in St Paul's Cathedral to offer each other mutual support and remember those who died. In the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. Leader the Very Rev Dr John Moses Dean of St Paul's. Preacher Dr Rowan Williams , the Archbishop of Canterbury. Cathedral organist Malcolm Archer. Sub-organist Huw Williams. Commentator Nicholas Witchell. Producer Clair Jaquiss
2/5. The Poet and the Shoe Man. By Marie Jones.
Francie Noone , shoe man of Kiladun, faces a life-changing choice between love and family tradition. Can he find a way both to preserve the past and to forge a new future? Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Heather Larmour
27/90 Gibraltar. The strategic importance of the Rock is unique and its part in the story of the British Empire is equally unusual. By Christopher Lee , and narrated by Juliet Stevenson with readings by Mark Heap , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. For details see yesterday
New series 1/5. With 2.7 million people claiming incapacity benefit, Philippa Lamb asks how successful government plans will be in getting many of them back to work. And why are "wellness managers" sprouting up throughout UK workplaces? Producer Rosamund Jones
2/5. The Mother. Robert Catesby has sold Bushwood Hall apparently to raise money for his secretive activities. His mother's servant Martha Bates is convinced that her husband is mixed up in the plot as well. Written by Deborah Catesby , a direct descendant of Robert Catesby.
Lute music arranged and played by Paula Chateauneuf
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from 10.45am
4/10. Victims of crime say that they have to wait years for compensation and that the money they receive can be woefully inadequate to care for those with the most serious injuries. Julian O'Halloran investigates. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
New series Richard Hannaford surveys some of the epidemiological studies of the last 50 years. 1/4. Diabetes. A look at current thinking on the causes Of diabetes. Producer Helen Sharp Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/4. Comedy serial by Ben Edwards. Product placement, tenpin bowling and heart attacks are three things that come between Chris and order in his manic life.
Producer Clelia Mountford ; Director Nigel Bryant
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