With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas
Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama.
10/10. A dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal , based on a collection of letters from the medieval period.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
The Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia is one of the lowest, hottest places on the surface of the Earth. Yet every year thousands of traders from the Ethiopian
Highlands make the arduous and exhausting journey into this vast super-heated bowl, their long camel trains tiea nose-to-tail with rough rope. What draws them into this desolate, alien landscape is salt, blocks of which are cut from the ground, loaded onto the camels and transported using methods unchanged for at least 2.000 years.
Matthew Parris joins the traders and their camels to follow the ancient salt route. Producer Jeremy Grange
1/4. The Stain on the Carpet. In this semi-autobiographical story set in the early 1950s. Poppy is the junior reporter on the Downingham Post, where it is always her turn to make the tea. She takes lodgings with the formidable
Mrs Goff and discovers something sinister under the bed. Written by Monica Dickens , adapted by Sheila Gort.
Director David Hunter
8/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queues. criticisms and congratulations and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T Phone [number removed]; email email@example.com
Trevor Friedman 's father arrived in England in 1945 at the age of 20. after four years as a Jewish slave labourer in Poland and then Germany. Trevor knew almost nothing of his father's extraordinary story until 24 years after his death. In the summer of 2004 he sat down to talk to
Roman Halter, who had shared the same experiences as his father. This is what was said. Producer/Director Toby Swift
New Series 1/5. Dylan Winter celebrates the natural world and discovers what everyone can do to help conserve wildlife and habitats, and reduce our footprint on the planet. Among the items in this week s programme, he travels to Frankfurt to find out how green the 2006 World Cup is. and Brett Westwood provides details of an important new bird survey to take part in. Producer Sheena Duncan
5/5. William G Stewart visits south London, where
200 years ago an extraordinary game of cricket took place between a team of one-armed men and a team, as The Times report put it, "with each a wooden leg". It was a game that attracted massive crowds, serious gambling, a riot, and most important of all - a result. For further details see Monday
10/10. An Enduring Family. In 1479 Agnes dies. Three months later John Paston II dies too, aged 37. Margaret reels under the weight of it all. Her health weakens, and on 4 November 1484, she dies as well. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Tring, Hertfordshire, puts questions to a panel that includes former Conservative minister Jonathan Aitken , the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing Dr Beverley Malone , the former Home Office minister Barbara Roche and the writer Frederick Forsyth. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
Maria Theresia von Paradis was a musical prodigy who lost her sight in early childhood. In an attempt to cure her blindness, her parents approached Anton Mesmer, not yet famous, but already controversial. Soon she began to regain her vision, but as she did, her musical talent seemed to deteriorate. A public and scientific scandal ensued. By Hilary Mantel.
M. von Paradis:
Mme von Paradis:
5/5. Repeated from 9.45am
1.00 World Briefing 1.30 Reporting Religion 2.00 News 2.05 World
Stories: The Porter and the Mountain 2.30 Close Up 3.00 News
3.05 Outlook 4.00 News 4.05 Assignment 4.30 World Business Review 5.00 World Briefing
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