With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.59 Hymn for Good Friday
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.
2/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. This year's Reith lecturer is the eminent conductor and pianist
Daniel Barenboim. "Music," argues Barenboim, "lies at the heart of what it is to be human". In this lecture, recorded in front of an audience at the Symphony Center in Chicago, he tries to rescue "the neglected sense" - the ear - ana he launches his own campaign against muzak. Presented by Sue Lawley . Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
The site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon lies a mere
70 kilometres south of Baghdad. As one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, it was one of the great centres of early civilisation, yet recent events have threatened the ruins' survival. Used as a base camp by military forces there are reports of serious damage to the archaeological remains. Jonathan Charles attempts to make the dangerous journey to find out what has happened to Babylon. Producer Mark Rickards
2/6. Comedy drama set in a Cambridge college. While Simon is struggling in his new status as don, the Dean finds his popularity with the students on the increase.
Meanwhile, Gilbert faces the rather grave task of dealing with a student found cheating.
What is the public perception and portrayal of multiple sclerosis? Raine Pryor, daughter of comedian Richard Pryor, who died last year, talks about her father and MS. With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
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Another chance to hear a one-off comedy drama starring Les Dennis One evening, stand-up comic Ray Richards finds himself alone in a Manchester hotel room before a gig, talking to the teddy bear that his daughter had left in his car. Adapted from Tim Clark 's hit Edinburgh show by Dave Cohen.
Director Simon Nicholls
The Cross and the Bomb. The Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, reflects on religious conflict in the context of the Passion of Jesus on the Cross. From St Ethelburga's, the medieval City of London church nearly destroyed by an IRA bomb, and rebuilt as a Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. With Simon Keyes and the St Ethelburga's Singers, musical director Andrew Parmley. Producer Stephen Shipley
Faith, hope and charity: page 35
The Rev Donald Reeves returns to Bosnia with former
Times Balkans correspondent Eve-Ann Prentice to search for glimpses of hope that have arisen from some of the darkest moments of the 1990s Balkan War. Listening to accounts that are both moving and horrific, they learn of the resilience of the human spirit. Producer Mark O'Brien Faith, hope and charity: page 35
2/8. Hugh Dennis rejoins Steve Punt at the reins of the topical comedy show, with the usual mix of stand-up, sketches and sons.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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(national rate) quoting [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect
5/5. The Last Laugh. Ageing model Hetty Vine has dolled herself up for the photographer. As she poses, she flirts and regales him with stories of her triumphs and disappointments. By Charlotte Cory , with Julia McKenzie as Hetty. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Pembury, Kent. The panel comprises the Conservative vice-chair Margo James , former Labour MP Tony Benn , The
Spectator columnist Rod Liddle , and Inayat Bunglawala , media secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
When Harold Macmillan meets the beguiling Jack Kennedy, the general supposition is that the old gent will roll over and submit to the ways of American politics. But observers, and Kennedy himself, are in for some surprises.
"Don't ever think this is friendship," says President Johnson to Prime Minister Wilson in this Friday Play. "It's horse tradin'. Just don't ever come here if your stable's empty." On paper, this political drama sounds as dry as a camel's hoof in a sandstorm. It charts meetings between American presidents and British prime ministers in the 60s that led to that "special relationship". In reality, broadcaster Mark Lawson's bullet-sharp dialogue blows any assumptions out of the water. Lawson has a knack of bringing political figures to life with humour. JFK admits to getting a headache if he "hasn't had a woman in three days", while Macmillan (with JFK, above) blusters at being offered a hamburger and delights in retiring to bed early with a good Trollope. The backdrop of worsening crises in Laos and Cuba puts the meetings into context, making this a most refreshing and lively take on recent history. (Gerry Kiernan)
John F Kennedy:
Lyndon B Johnson:
5/15. London, 1947. Helen is becoming obsessive about
Julia's new friendship. Duncan behaves eccentrically late at night and Kay wonders about the packet she's been handed by Viv. By Sarah Waters. For details see Monday
India v England
The seventh one-day international comes from Indore.
With commentary by Simon Mann , Jonny Saunders and Angus Fraser. Including at 8.25 News and Papers.
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