With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
4/5. Ian McMillan explores five forgotten coalfields across England. How will we remember our mining past now the coal has gone? This week he visits Somerset in the company of former miners Francis Hillier , Mark Bridges , Alec Hann and Wilf Perkins. Producer Tim Dee
Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. 0 God of Earth and Altar (King's Lynn). Exodus 19, W16-25. 0 Be Joyful in the Lord
(Stanford). 0 Worship the King (Hanover). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Richard Tanner.
2/5. As a newly qualified doctor, Cecil Helman leaves South Africa for London. His first job is as a ship's doctor on a budget Mediterranean cruise, where he discovers the essential solitude of the healer. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
7/8. The Twilight Years. Ageing and death comes to all. Aubrey Manning looks at what dictates the length of an animal's life; whether a long life brings respect and wisdom in the wild, and why the poor old male antechinus literally dies from too much sex. Producer Mary Colwell
New series 1/3. Geoffrey Wheeler presents this series about the history of American vaudeville. Like music hall in Britain, vaudeville was a product of its time. Increasing urbanisation and a desire to present entertainment that would appeal to the whole family led to the development of vast vaudeville circuits on which tens of thousands of performers earned their living. Among those who learnt their trade in vaudeville were future stars such as Fred Astaire , Bob Hope , Jack Benny and jazz singer Ma Rainey. Producer Libby Cross
Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
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2/4. I Vow to Thee My Country. Recently attracting controversy for its patriotism, this hymn was created just after the First World War. Vaughan Williams had the idea to put together the stirring music from Hoist's Jupiter from The Planets and the poem written by the American ambassador Cecil Spring-Rice that was found on his desk when he left office.
Producer Sara Conkey Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
A man, a woman and thousands of dominoes - a witty look at loneliness, romance and whether record breaking really matters. By Nick Leather , and starring
Tom Courtenay and Denise Welch.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas
Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with environmental issues. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. The Alabaster Necklace. A woman on holiday in a small Tuscan town is tormented by her husband's secret purchase of some beautiful pink beads - who are they for? By Judy Cooke , read by Rebecca Smart. For details see yesterday
57/90. South Africa - the British Arrive. The Dutch and the French had colonised the Cape long before the British, but the need to protect trade routes meant that once again the British felt they needed to strengthen their presence there. By Christopher Lee. For details see yesterday
9/12. Fractures. Some broken bones heal well after a few weeks in plaster. Others need an operation, maybe involving a metal plate or pins. Fractures that refuse to knit are sometimes helped along with a burst of ultrasound. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest techniques for mending broken bones.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/4. Novice priest Brutha has been selected by Deacon Vorbis to go on a secret mission to the infidel city of Ephebe. The Great God Om, who is stuck in the body of a small tortoise, is going with him in a little wicker basket. By Terry Pratchett , dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer Claire Grove : Director Gordon House
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