With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Led by Father Philip Sumner. My God, How Wonderful
Thou Art (Westminster). 1 John 1, vv5-10. 0 for a Closer Walk (Stanford). Out of Darkness (Walker). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Greg Morris.
4/5. Nick Thorpe reaches the northernmost point of his boat-hitching journey round Scotland and gains some philosophical insights from a man known as Captain Calamity. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
7/13. America. More than 20 million Americans spent six billion dollars on internet gambling last year. The poker craze is sweeping across the nation. Thanks to its glitzy presentation on TV, and the millions in prize money, it's the pastime of choice for high-school and college kids. With these young people twice as likely as adults to become addicted to gambling, James Silver reveals the heavy social cost that comes with America's poker
Obsession. Producer Mark Alden Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
The story of the man whose swinging rhythms and thrilling sounds re-ignited Frank Sinatra's career in the 1950s - his arranger Nelson Riddle. Helping Martin Koch tell that story are bass trombonist George Robert , who recalls the recording sessions, and Nelson's son Christopher, who adds his own personal memories of his father. Producer Kerry Clark Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
When Alison comes home to find an empty house and all the star charts gone, she knows that her husband Neil has left for Egypt on the trail of a desperate obsession. As she journeys down the Nile in pursuit, she is forced to confront buried emotions, but will she find Neil in time? Written by Richard Hurford.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari
6/9. Asthma. One in 12 adults and one in ten children have asthma in the UK. It is on the increase in the West and is thought to relate to an affluent lifestyle. Barbara Myers is joined by a leading asthma specialist to answer listeners' questions. Producer Erika Wright
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4/5. Two Very Different Dogs. Julia's cocker spaniel
Jason becomes an outward sign of the troubles in her family. An autobiographical short story written and read by Julia Blackburn. For details see Monday
4/5. Escape Chutes. The airline industry has used escape chutes for as long as there have been passengers on planes. Dylan Winter finds out how they could finally find a place in the home. For details see Monday
Energy. As part of this year's National Science Week, the British Association for the Advancement of Science is running a campaign to get people to make pledges to reduce their energy usage. But what's the best way to cut back? Is it achieved by small measures like turning off the TV or by better design of homes and cars?
Quentin Cooper and guests discuss energy and the environment, and whether Britain can reduce its energy and environmental footprint. Producer Deborah Cohen
2/6. Another chance to hear a series that features days in the life of one-time variety star Count Arthur Strong (Steve Delaney ). An expert in everything from the world of showbusiness to the origins of the species, Arthur is all false starts and nervous f umblings, badly concealed by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance. This week, Arthur's confused and muddled day includes a perplexing trip to the post office and a mystery celebrity appearance on his cable cookery show.
Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard
New series 1/4. After three years of drought, three million people in Kenya face starvation. The Kenyan Government and the World Food Programme are about to launch a major appeal for funds but with daily revelations of widespread corruptions, how can they persuade the world to give generously? Jenny Cuffe reports on her week spent in Kenya. Producer Sally chesworth
3/9. A Human Politics. Humanism - the belief that human needs and human choices must be at the heart of all political and philosophical debate - has been central to the Western intellectual tradition for centuries. But today it's assailed from all sides: religious fundamentalism, scientific naturalism, postmodernism, environmentalism and animal rights all seem to challenge humanist principles. Kenan Malik asks whether humanism still has any meaning - and what politics might look like without a humanist impulse.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
7/11. American scientists have been engaged in work that may give new meaning to the term "white lie". Using MRI scanning, they have discovered that the brains of liars have more white matter than grey, compared to those who tell the truth. Geoff Watts finds out why this research suggests that some brains are wired to deceive. Producer Helen Sharp
2/2. David Baddiel reveals the impact Allen's style had in the UK and how his material has influenced and inspired many British comedians. Includes rare footage of Allen's stand-up appearances in Britain. With contributions from Harry Hill , Lee Hurst and Mark Thomas. Producer Stephen Garner
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