With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament
3/5. Plimsoll's cause to end the scandalous shipping malpractices of the Victorian era runs into trouble as he faces the wrath of some powerful MP shipowners. But public opinion is beginning to swing behind him. By Nicolette Jones. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am
New series 1/4. You Are to Know That I Am Your Father
Amanda Vickery traces the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak. The
17th-century diarist and gardener John Evelyn struggled to shape his son into a worthy heir and was bitterly disappointed - so he started the project again with his grandson. The story shows how dramatically our ideas of education have changed. Producer Peter Everett
5/6. Christmas Crises. It's Edinburgh. It's Christmas.
It's a relaxed partner-free zone. Throw in a goose, a ghost and a garrulous whippet and you're all set. Unless of course, Fuhrer Fiona is in charge. Comedy drama series by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie
1/6. The Hoo Peninsula, North Kent. The world's first torpedo, a medieval duck trap and the inspiration for a Dickens novel are the clues that Brett Westwood and the landscape detectives are given in a series linking landscape with local history. Producer Grant Sonnex
3/4 Rumpole's admiration for the integrity of the Old Bailey jury is legendary, but in this story he encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.
By John Mortimer
Director Marilyn Imrie
3/5. Jesus Christ Superstar.Lyricist Tim Rice reveals that this movie (1973) only came about because the stage show was such a flop, and how Tom Jones inspired the film's title. 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
3/3. A traditional variety show with a difference: the performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience. Featuring familiar Radio 4 names, established stand-ups and some brand new talent. John Humphrys presides, sitting at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up. Producers Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish
4/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm
1/2. A look at the secrets of international summits.
Sir Christopher Meyer , former British ambassador to the United States, goes behind the closed doors when world leaders get together and explores the keys to success with fellow summiteers, including Madeleine Albright , former US secretary of state.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
Sue Nelson gets to grips with a chemical subtlety: isomers. Isomers are chemicals that are made up of the same atoms, but arranged differently. For instance, methamphetamine has two forms: one is a performance-enhancing drug, and the other is a decongestant.
Alain Baxter , the British skier, won a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics but had it taken away when he tested positive for methamphetamine in his urine sample after using an American Vicks inhaler for his bunged-up nose. Sue Nelson discovers other isomers and how they can be helpful in the drugs industry. Producer Helen sharp
3/5. Ann accompanies her mother's body back to Wales for burial. It is there she learns about the meeting of Gabriel and the Master, and how they fought. Gabriel is her sweetheart again and proposes marriage. By Margiad Evans. For further details see Monday
2/4. A comedy that puts the man into management, written by Guy Browning, and starring Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak.
Weak reveals the feminist metatext of a chocolate bar ad that features a bikini-clad model with lips that could suck the hair shirt off a Benedictine monk at 50 yards.
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