With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. Katrina Firlik conveys her fascination for the brain and its workings and malfunctions, and tells of the chief moments of her development and long training as a neurosurgeon. Through cases she has encountered, Firlik reveals the astonishing achievements and the limitations of neurosurgery. Today she finds that herbal remedies for an ear infection could endanger a seven-year-old's life. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Spirit Divine, Attend Our
Prayers (Beatitudo). John 16, vv4-13. Listen, Sweet Dove
(Ives). Holy Spirit. Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.
New series 1/5. On Monday 19 October 1987, shares fell by £50bn at the London Stock Exchange, in the wake of a crash on Wall Street. Three days earlier, the worst storms to hit Britain in more than a century had cut a devastating path across the Home Counties. Liz Carney revisits the weekend that, for many stockbrokers and merchant bankers, felt like the end of the world. producer John Byrne
5/6. Charlotte's acting career looks set to revive, but can the same be said for Anna's love life? Written by Simon Brett.
The dramatist Peter Shaffer , who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month, reflects on his career and his plays, which include Amadeus and The Royal Hunt of the Sun, in conversation with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson (Revised rpt)
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
2.15 Afternoon Play: Four Steps to Heaven
Can mild-mannered actor Chris Batty convert to Judaism and win the love of his girlfriend's parents? If so, will he have to be circumcised? Can he go that extra inch? A comedy by Lloyd Peters
Producer/Director Gary Brown
More horticultural hints from Chris Beardshaw,
Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank , who answer questions sent in by post. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun at 2pm
3/5 Disgruntled of Brighton. Full of forceful opinions, an elderly man in a Brighton nursing home, tells the unlikely story of his life. Written by Perry Pontac and read by Bernard Cribbins. For further details see Monday
73/90 The Most Hated Nation of the World. With a new king on the throne, the nature and the future of the Empire were being questioned more pertinently than ever before. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Jack Davenport , Joss Ackland and Rupert Degas.
For further details see Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Editor Sharon Banoff
3/9. Jaws. Teeth grinding or bruxism is common during sleep, causing headaches, dental problems or face pain, yet patients are unaware of the cause. At least four thousand teenagers every year develop facial disproportion during their growth spurt that requires corrective jaw surgery. And Dr Mark Porter investigates and discovers the latest treatments for jaw cancer. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
3/6. David Baddiel chairs a third series of the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "There should be more bobbies on the beat" and "You can't believe what you read in the papers". Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
3/5. The Adoption Party.
Fiona and Jennifer - for differing reasons - are finding it hard to celebrate their friends' adoption of a little girl. However, they are inadvertently helped in resolving their dilemmas and differences by nine-year-old Brandon. By Sarah Daniels.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/3. The medical discussion series in which Vivienne Parry is joined by a panel of experts to tackle the ethics involved in a reaHife hospital case. This week, they consider the harrowing story of Lisa and Gary, a young couple in their early 30s. Gary's father and grandfather both died at an early age from cancer.
After his health started to deteriorate Gary was diagnosed with HNPCC, a hereditary form of colon cancer. Should Lisa be granted genetic testing for their two young children to find out if they have the same condition? Producer Michelle Martin Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
3/6. It's been 30 years since the last Moon missions, and 30 years since scientists last got their hands on solid samples from space - until now. Peter Evans looks at the extraordinary new space missions that have collected particles from the Sun and from a comet at the far reaches of the solar system. What will these incredible particles tell us about the evolution of the Sun and planets and how it all began? Producer Alexandra Feachem
2/6. James Walton hosts a second series of the show that tests and tickles the knowledge of industry pundits and people passionate about pop. Team captains
Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by this week's guests David Ouantick and Stewart Lee. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis
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