With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. After the Second World War, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre achieve fame but their relationship becomes precarious and Beauvoir begins a love affair with American writer Nelson Algren. Eleanor Bron continues to read from Hazel Rowley 's biography. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am
4/4. The Daily Telegraph: Friday April 17th 1959
Peter Snow talks with veteran BBC reporter Charles Wheeler about his memories of the race to send back the story of the Dalai Lama 's escape from Chinese-held Tibet to India. And why had the stiff-upper-lipped Dr Frank Stableford , inventor of the golf-scoring system that bears his name, committed suicide? Zoologist Desmond Morris talks about his part in the 1950s revolution in broadcasting about animals, and there's news of Marty Wilde's fallen arches. Producer Andrew Green
Another chance to hear this programme, first broadcast in December. Kirsty Lang meets two of New Orleans's most famous musical sons: singer and pianist
Harry Connick Jr and saxophonist Branford Marsalis , who knew each other as children and have now recorded a disc of duets together. Producer Martin Smith (Revised repeat)
By Robert Louis Stevenson. On Christmas Day 1886, with London shrouded in fog, a man shadows a girl across Blackfriars Bridge. His name is Markheim and his intentions are unremittingly dark. Stevenson's story is a dark morality tale in which he explores, with astonishing psychological accuracy, the mechanism of human guilt and the terrifying delusional fever to which it can lead. Dramatised by John Taylor.
Director John Taylor
33/90. Australia - Captain Cook. When James Cook sailed to the Pacific in 1769 to observe the transit of Venus, he had no idea that the sealed envelope he took with him contained secret orders that would lead to his lasting fame. By Christopher Lee. 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 academic and research world. Producer Andrew Littlejohn
5/6. Mean Streets. Clare and the team volunteer for the street count, but helping the homeless becomes a competition between Clare and Irene. Meanwhile, Brian organises Simon's stag night. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell
2/10. Michael Buerk chairs the live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Michael Portillo and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/2. The former taoiseach of Ireland and now Europe's ambassador to the United States, John Bruton , talks about relations between American and the EU, which he regards as "the most important economic relationship in world history".
Producer Philippa Goodrich Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
1/2. Neuroscientist Dr Mark Lythgoe explores the science behind learning languages. His challenge is to master Spanish in two weeks, while discovering what's going on inside his brain. Is there a critical period during childhood when we are programmed to learn language? Producer Michelle Martin
2/4. Luke and the Kebabs. Luke and his sick brother near the end of another awful night. But a quick stop for kebabs turns into a major incident. More poignant comedy drama from Tim Key , offering another glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, designated driver for his so-called "mates". Producer Seb Barweii
2/4. A nostalgic, moving romantic comedy with songs: this story finds Andrew Clover in Islington visiting the poet and comedian John Hegley. John journeys backwards in time to speak to Pam, a girlfriend he's not seen in 25 years. Director Gary Reich
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