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 Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Dr Jeevan Singh
Led by John Forrest. There's a Light upon the Mountains
(Wostenholm). Acts 24, w1. 10-16. Give Us the Wings of Faith
(Bullock). All My Hope on God is Founded (Michael). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Christopher Stokes.
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama. 9/10. A dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal , based on a collection of letters from the medieval period.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
2/4. Keep Watching the Shores. British science fiction has been imagining the future for centuries, but what does it tell us about our island's past and our lost tomorrows? In
1871 George Chesney 's The Battle of Dorking related a tale of the unstoppable marauding Hun that gripped a nation
Twenty-seven years later. HG Wells's The War of the Worlds brought the Martians to Earth, and the Empire crumbled in a blast of heat ray. Francis Spufford asks why Albion succumbed so often to invasion, disaster and collapse. Producer Mark Burman Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
By Colin Shindler. Len Farley didn't quite make Alf Ramsey 's
1966 World Cup squad, but he's proud of his distinguished league career. He's not so impressed with today's pampered breed of footballer, though - and that includes his son Will, who seems more interested in property development than the beautiful game. A warm family drama from a celebrated football writer and dramatist.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
2/6. The magazine programme that makes sense of numerical nonsense, a guide through the many numbers and statistics in the news, in politics and in life, showing where numbers have the power to explain and enlighten, as well as to deceive. Presented by Andrew Dilnot.
Producer Michael Blastland
4/5. Ticking the Boxes. The patient on the couch is happy to wax lyrical about his many achievements in life. So why can't he sleep at night? Written by Ron Butlin , read by Sean Scanlan. For further details see Monday
4/5. Of all the great champions of the Georgian period perhaps no other's was such a triumph against adversity as that of John Gulley. From debtors' prison he rose to become a boxing champion, a Derby-winning horse owner, a Member of Parliament and something of a hero to presenter William G Stewart. For further details see Monday
British botanists have embarked on an ambitious project to make a catalogue that will use DNA signatures to "barcode" every plant species of the world. Botanists know, for instance, that there are 85 different types of fern in the British Isles; but how many ferns are there in the tropical rainforest? The answer is unknown. The scheme is part of an international barcoding initiative that aims to make taxonomy more effective for science and society. The leading researchers join Ouentin Cooper to discuss the progress thus far. Producer Colin Grant
3/3. In the climactic episode of a journey to the heart of the World Cup, Giles Wemmbley Hogg finds himself tangling with a six-foot World Cup suit, a bushel of potatoes, his mother-in-law-to-be and Ainsley Harriott. Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler Repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm
With Kirsty Lang , including a first-night report on the British premiere of Avenue Q, a Broadway hit featuring a cast that includes a number of puppets inspired by Sesame Street. Producer Sally Spurring
9/10. Fresh Hopes. Youngest son John Paston III falls in love with Joan Brews , daughter of Sir Thomas Brews , and the two households begin complicated negotiations about marriage settlements. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
How far will the lives of the 30 youngsters who travelled to Singapore in support of London's
Olympic bid be shaped by the 2012 games and their role in securing them? Peter White follows them as they pursue sporting and career ambitions and finds out what's been happening to them and their communities over the last 12 months. Producer Sue Mitchell
9/9. Games Players. The 2012 London Olympics is about more than sporting competition; it is a real test of Britain's ability to deliver on big projects. Peter Day asks if we can do it, and what can be learnt from recent big project failures and successes. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
6/9. As well as reviewing the week's top science stories, Geoff Watts visits the University of Sheffield to find out why. when we hear voices in our head. they usually turn Out to be male. Producer Alexandra Feachem
5/6. Another chance to hear the sketch show that takes a peek at modern life from a different perspective, with an assortment of women behaving oddly. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer Carol Smith
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