With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
5/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. This year's Reith lecturer is the eminent conductor and pianist
Daniel Barenboim. He now holds the posts of Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and General Music
Director of the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. In his final lecture, recorded in front of an audience in Jerusalem,
Daniel Barenboim will talk about music and the difference between strength and power.
Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
Melvyn Bragg is back on the trail of our linguistic origins, but this time with the help of a computer.
It's not news that English is a mongrel tongue, with bits of Latin, French, German, Old Norse, Hindi and a dozen others forming a rich language-compound that has swept round the world. But today there's evidence that particular sorts of people instinctively favour words with a particular pedigree. A new language analyser allows Bragg to do a full scan on the linguistic make-up of rappers, advertisers, academics and that doyen of expressive English, Terry Wogan.
5/6. While Simon is distracted with his murder investigation, the fellows find themselves undergoing individual performance assessments. The Master finds the whole idea appalling. The Dean, on the other hand, seems to be relishing every moment. Comedy drama set in a Cambridge college by Mark Tavener.
As a young girl, Katarina nursed the dying Schubert. On his deathbed he asked to hear Beethoven's String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131. A quartet duly arrived and played at the foot of his bed. Schubert died five days later. But for Katarina, the memory of the music lived on. A drama documentary written by Nicholas Mcinerny with commentary by Levon Chilingirian.
Music played by the Coull Quartet; Producer/Director Rosie Boulton
5/5. The Defendant's Tale. With his leg in plaster, Donald tells his own story of the dark and stormy night. By now the events are familiar but the story gets a new spin. Will the truth be told? Not on your life! Read by Neil Stuke. Written by Frances Fyfield. For details see Monday
5/5. The Lost Archive of Kim Philby. Antiquarian bookseller Rick Gekoski sets off the acquire the diaries and effects of Britain's most infamous spy, who died in 1988. Not altogether successfully. For further details see Monday
5/8. Hugh Dennis joins Steve Punt in the topical comedy show, with the usual mix of stand-up, sketches and song. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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5/5. Madelaine has found a job, and so the wolves are temporarily kept at bay. But then her relationship with Barry the Bailiff takes an unexpected turn. Written by Wendy Oberman.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Holmfirth in West Yorkshire put questions on the issues of the week to a panel, including the Secretary of State for International Development, Hilary Benn MP: the shadow Home Secretary David Davis MP: and Stephan Shakespeare from the polling company Yougov. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
1/4. The World in My Ear. This play, by Paul Farley , begins a series of dramas about the impact of communication and information technology on our lives.
Fiddling with his MP3 player and not looking where he was going, a man in his 40s has fallen down the stairs of Oxford Street tube station in the centre of London. He seems to have died and gone to some sort of radio heaven where the sound history of the world can be accessed - as long as the right technology is available.
The series of plays continues on Tuesday at 2.15pm.
Producer/Director Tim Dee
5/10. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko has finally begun to make a breakthough in his investigation into the murders, but when he sends Detective Pavlovich to pick up a religious chest from the apartment of a known icon dealer, both the dealer and his colleague are shot dead. By Martin Cruz Smith. For details see Monday
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