With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Colonel Margaret Hay. 0 Gently Blinding Glorious Light (Song 67). 1 Corinthians 15, vv3-11. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Bairstow). 0 the Deep, Deep
Love of Jesus (Ebenezer). Director of music Nigel Swinford.
3/5. "I would be tranquil, I really think I would be, if I weren't beginning to be convinced that I'm the victim of a conspiracy. Is it that people can't bear the sight of an elderly man sitting at a shady table at the sea's edge on a sunny morning in Barbados, writing?" By Simon Gray. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am
3/4. The Morning Post: Wednesday 8 December 1875
Featuring riveting eyewitness accounts of the Deutschland shipwreck off the Essex coast. And why did a snowball fight between Bart's medical students and the police escalate into a near riot? Also, how the Prince of Wales fared on the tour of India that saw him shake free of the shackles of his mother's control. With Peter Snow. producer Andrew Green
6/6. The Operations. Does it seem that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to Ed Reardon 's world. By Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls
4/6. This week's landscape puzzle includes medieval salt mounds, the Victorian iron rush and the connection between redshanks and bleach in the story of industrial
Teeside. Presented by Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex
3/5. 1926: Davy has buried himself in school life to try to forget the death of his wife, Beth, and their eldest daughter Joan. What spare time he has is spent working on the book Beth urged him to write. By RF Delderfield.
For main cast and further details see Monday
3/5. The Return. A perfect evening in Rome is shattered when a woman's married lover finishes the liaison and unwittingly triggers a sequence of devasting repercussions. By Salley Vickers , read by Barbara Flynn. For details see Mon
3/5. Wild Walls. Dry-stone walls make a wonderful habitat for small mammals and reptiles. All those dry and safe nooks and crannies are useful hiding places. Peter France travels from the Mendips to the Isle of Purbeck to discover Britain's wild walls. For details see Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academicand research world. Producer Andrew Littlejohn
4/6. Brian Come Home. Brian walks out on Clare, and Megan eagerly offers her services as a relationship counsellor. Ray tries to contact his dead mother. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
3/5. The Long Goodbye. After his mother's death a struggling young writer clears up her belongings. He recalls her unfulfilled life and the antics of his wayward sister. From the play by Tennessee Williams , adapted by Anna Linstrum. With Nick Sayce and Elizabeth McGovern.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/10. Michael Portillo joins the regulars on the panel for the live debates chaired by Michael Buerk. Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/2. John Bruton , former taoiseach of Ireland, describes what it's like to represent 25 countries as Europe's ambassador to the United States - a job he refers to as "more telephone than megaphone".
Producer Philippa Goodrich Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
6/6. S.W.A.L.K. With 115,000 postboxes to collect from and 82 million items of mail to deliver, postmen walk hundreds of miles every working week to deliver the mail. Ouentin Cooper explores how the latest science is beginning to take some of the legwork out of the postal system and to place it in the hands of the consumer. Producer Angela Hind
- New series 1/4. Luke in the Pub. Luke's brother suffers a dangerous allergic reaction on his
- birthday, and Luke gets clamped by his own boss.
A glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, designated driver for his so-called "mates". Poignant comedy drama from Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell
- New series 1/4. In partnership with famous people,
Andrew Clover invents stories that reveal more about the person than perhaps they realise. Tonight he travels to the most haunted hotel in Wales to meet
GP Taylor, former Anglican priest and exorcist, and author of the fantasy novels Shadowmancer, Wormwood and Tersias. This is a wildly funny and irreverent tale, in which the 89-year-old Taylor murders a satanic Jonathan Ross. Director Gary Reich
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