With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 LW only Yesterday In Parliament
4/5. Horatio and his brother experience the thrill or badger watching. Their mother Jenny is still torn between trying to make their life in the countryside work and taking them back to London. Meanwhile, her relationship with Robert seems to have fractured beyond repair, by Horatio Clare. Read by the author and Saskia wicKnam. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led byClair Jaquiss. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
(Song 1). Titus 3, vvl-7. All We Like Sheep (Handel). All
People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Simon Loie.
From Lord's, commentary on the first day play in the First Test by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins, with expert comment from Angus Fraser, Mike Gatting and Geoffrey Boycott.
Including News at 1.30pm and 3.40. approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter
2/9. Vietnam. Forty years ago Julian Pettifer reported on the war in Vietnam, which eventually cost over three million Vietnamese lives and fifty-eight thousand American ones. Four decades later, the trauma of that war and the humiliation of defeat for the Americans, is at last fading. In fact, there's been a transformation in US-Vietnamese relations. Julian Pettifer returns to Vietnam to examine the nature of that change. How genuine is the new friendship? Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday
4/4. Olaf Stapledon may have dreamed of mankind's far-flung future, Arthur C Clarke was sure of it, but the stars have often seemed an unlikely British destination. So why have a new generation of British science-fiction writers, the likes of lain M Banks, Justina Robson, Ken Macleod and Peter Hamilton, all seized on the once despised form of space opera, and gone where Albion has rarely gone before? Introduced by Francis Spufford. Producer Mark Burman Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
By Red Sky Writers. When Katie is forced to return home to deal with a family crisis, she is unprepared for the life-changing discoveries that await her and embarks on an uncomfortable journey to discover who she is and where she really belongs. Producer/Director Nadia Molinari
4/5. The Man in the Wilderness. By Michael Martin. Unhappy memories threaten to overwhelm the story's narrator when an unnerving encounter with his next-door neighbour means that he can no longer take solace in tending his much-loved garden. Read by Clive Swift. Producer Gemma Jenkins For further further details see Monday
Synthetic Biology. The hot topic in science research riaht now is synthetic biology. By applying engineering principles to biological components, scientists are finding huge potential for new innovation. Ouentin Cooper looks at recent developments. Producer Colin Grant
4/5. The Historical Teacher. Mr Rigby used to love his job. But now he has to face the prospect of double-history with year 11 - the class that will go down in the annals of time as the most difficult class he's ever had to teach. Not only that, his daily journey to school can only be described as a descent into the ninth circle of hell. Written by Alexis Zegerman. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
A new philosophical tragedy, commissioned by Radio 4 to mark the 60th birthday of the distinguished playwright Howard Barker. Set in a violent 16th-century Europe, a wealthy aristocratic lady induces a travelling scholar to carry out a terrible crime. As for her soldier husband....
Johannes Aventinus/The scholar:
Biro, the Soldier:
When a car engine is in tune, it is said to be "on song".
Singer/songwriter Chris Rea and experimental guitarist Jeff Beck join Alun Lewis for 15 minutes of songs, stories and gratuitous engine revs. And, with the help of James May from Top Gear, why different cylinder engines can give such evocative sounds. Producer Helen Sharp
New series 1/6. Remote Love. Laurence and Gus return with a series of heart-splitting stories about love and the fraught fools it makes of us all. Today, distance makes the heart grow fonder for smooth voyeur-about-town Daniel McManus. Written by and starring Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth. Producer Colin Anderson
1/2. My Beautiful Lambretta. By Lee Pressman. A Mod and a Rocker are brought together to tell their version of events when, in May 1964, thousands of teenagers battled it out along the sea front at Brighton. Read by Struan Rodger and Keith Drinkel. Director Celia de Wolff
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