With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Led by Becky Harris. Lord, Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw). Acts 11, vv5-17. Spirit of God, Unseen as the Wind (Skye Boat Song, arr Leddington Wright ). We'll Walk the Land (Kendrick). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Graham Eccles.
3/5. Fleeing from the court at Versailles, Voltaire has moved to the crumbling Chateau de Cirey and begun to renovate it. When Emilie joins him they establish an unconventional lifestyle that allows her the intellectual freedom of which she has always dreamed. By David Bodanis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
4/5. Skytrain. The original low-cost airline, Laker Airways offered no-frills flying across the Atlantic, and in the late 1970s, thousands clambered aboard their Skytrain service bound for New York. Liz Carney charts the rise and fall of Sir Freddie Laker and his dream of cheap flights for everyone. Producer John Byrne
2/6. Festival Flatmates. It's Edinburgh. It's the Festival. The Celtic trio do an all-nighter, but what with dumped husbands, floundering new romances and half-drowned teenage boys, an early night might have been a better plan. Comedy drama series written by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy : Director Marilyn Imrie
Mark Lawson meets the writer Kurt Vonnegut. author of the novel Slaughterhouse Five, whose latest book takes the form of a memoir reflecting on life in America now. Producer Sally Spurring Revised repeat
The early years of the Aldeburgh Festival, viewed through the eyes of Benjamin Britten himself and the women who helped create it. Written by Michael Bakewell.
Music by Oakfield Preparatory School Choir, the Minims, director of music Maggie Vincent ; Producer/Director Celia de Wolff
Margery Spring Rice:
Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from members of the Woodborough
Horticultural Society, near Nottingham. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
88/90. The Empire and the Second World War
The Australian prime minister Robert Menzies was just one of the leaders from around the Empire who gave their wholehearted - and vital - support to the mother country: "This is our fight just as much as it is yours." By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Charlie Higson , Clive James , Ben Onwukwe and Vincent Ebrahim. For further details see Monday
6/9. Arthritis affects millions of people in the UK. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest developments in the treatment of the many varieties of the condition, such as the new drugs that stop the disease process of rheumatoid arthritis. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
6/6. David Baddiel chairs the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "Voter apathy is a bad thing" and "Genius is often closely related to madness". Remember - everything you know is wrong.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
3/5. After watching old episodes of Dallas, Rebecca realises some truths about her own childhood, and her mother's unpredictable behaviour. On a vist to Nanna Alicia , she learns a tragic secret. By Carole Cadwalladr. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Michael Portillo snd Ian Harg reaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/2. Douglas Hurd concludes his series on the political insights of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and their relevance to modern-day politics. He covers themes ranging from political motivation to the problems prime ministers have in finding the right time to go. John Major offers his views. Producer Jane Ashley
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm; Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am
6/6. As concerns grow about the long-term security of gas and oil supplies, attention is turning back to coal. At one time regarded as a dirty and inefficient fuel, new technologies are improving its cleanliness and efficiency. Coal currently meets one third of the UK's electricity needs and will play a key role in satisfying global energy demands in the decades ahead. Peter Evans explores the science and technology that aims to transform coal into a fuel fit for the 21st century. Producer John Watkins
5/6. Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins , with guests comedian Stewart Lee and comic writer
David Ouantick , are people passionate about pop who are put to the test this week by James Walton in the music quiz for all the young, and not so young, dudes out there. Producer Dawn Ellis
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