With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Forty Days and Forty Nights (Aus der Tiefe). 1 Peter 5, vv6-11. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Richard Tanner.
2/3. Historian and classicist Bettany Hughes continues her journey through the beauty and the blood-letting ot
Renaissance Florence. Could it be that the Renaissance as we know it wasn't a renaissance at all? Could Donatello's David really be a political statement for the Medici? Ana what has Liverpool got to do with it? Bettany finds that the Renaissance is more than it's cracked up to be.
Producer Philip Sellars
2/3. Celebrating the art of Ronnie Barker , as featured in the award-winning series Lines from My Grandfather s Forehead, a sequential entertainment. This edition was first broadcast in 1972. Also featuring Terence Brady , Pauline Yates , Gordon Langford (piano) and Dick Abel (banjo). Producer John Fawcett Wilson (Revised repeat)
Nobel Prize-winner Thomas Mann , author of Dr haustus and Death in Venice, led a life just as full of mystery as his novels. But would fleeing pre-war Germany help him overcome his troubled relationship with his eldest son and his lifelong struggle with his secret passions? And would his international reputation survive if his secrets came out? Written by Tom McGrath.
Producer/Director Turan Ali
3/5. Tomato Sauce. The smell of freshly picked tomatoes awakens a childhood memory in which one simple act of disobedience has the most surprising effect. Written by Vivien Jones and read by Monica Gibb. For details see Monday
53/90. The Viceroys. From 1858, the British crown ruled India, with the Governor General now becoming the Viceroy, the deputy of the Queen. It was the nearest a Briton ever could hope to come to being an actual monarch. Continuing Christopher Lee 's history of the British empire. For details see Monday
The Indian custom of Sati, whereby a widow burns herself on the funeral pyre of her husband, is thought to be a thing of the past. However, as with similar religious rituals in other parts of the world, it remains widespread.
Laurie Taylor finds out why these women voluntarily sacrifice themselves and examines the significance of this custom in contemporary culture. Producer Andrew Littlejohn
3/6. The tag team talk show continues with last week's guest Mark Thomas interviewing his comedy hero Alexei Sayle. Alexei tells Mark about his communist childhood, his comedy and his self-sabotaging career moves. Producer Tilusha Ghelani
3/10. The police have been to see Jane about the mysterious death of her late husband's former business partner Arthur Woodley. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
6/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox 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
1/2. Mark D'Arcy examines how refugees from a defunct 1980s political party climbed to the commanding heights of British politics a decade later - from Tony Blair 's
Downing Street to the heart of the Conservative Central Office campaign machine.
Producer Mark D'Arcy Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
1/2. Actress and vocal chameleon Jan Ravens discovers how new techniques are making it possible for voice surgeons to alter the way we sound. Jan's voice is her most precious asset and she's keen to keep it in top condition, but if anything should go wrong with it she too could find herself under the knife. Jan embarks on an investigation into the cutting edge of voice surgery. Producer Kate Bissell
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by Graham Duff.
2/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When a race of glamorous, naked aliens crash land on Earth, only Professor Nebulous remains immune to their charms.
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