With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. We Sing the Praise of One Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Luke 20, vv9-18. God So Loved the World (Chilcott). Take Up Thy Cross (Breslau). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.
3/5. July. Very hot now. Sixteen per cent of workers are in service but the National Insurance Act looks to destroy, as Lady Desart put it, "that beautiful intimacy which had hitherto so often existed between mistress and servants . Germans being beastly to French in Morocco. By Juliet Nicolson , read by Emilia Fox. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am
3/4. Mad about the Boy. How the son of a wealthy
East India Company trader went to the bad in Georgian England, despite the best efforts of his uncles. The story begins in the headguarters of football's Premier League and moves via Newgate Jail to Australia. Amanda Vickery continues to trace the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak, producer Peter Everett
New series 1/6. Little Boy Blue. By Ted Willis. Adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell. Starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and Hamish Clark as PC Andy Crawford. Dixon and Crawford investigate a break-in at the local pinball palace that points the finger at a local boy made good.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby
See Jack of All Trades at 11.30am on Thursday
3/6. The Brecks. The landscape detectives uncover the fragments of a Stone Age cooking site and discover a medieval landscape dominated by rabbits as they follow the land lines on the East Anglian brecklands. Producer Grant Sonnex
Rumpole leaves London to defend a case in the Home Counties, where he meets up with Ben, a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl. By John Mortimer.
RT DIRECT: Rumpole and the Primrose Path, four 45-minute Radio 4 plays adapted by John Mortimer, is available on CD for Â£10.99 (rrp Â£15.99) plus Â£2.45 p&p. To order, send a cheque, made payable to BBC Shop, to: BBC Shop, [address removed], or call [number removed], or visit [web address removed] quoting [text removed] Mortimer on Rumpole: page 107
3/5. The Mission to Brazil. A hard-living, hard-bitten priest is surprised to learn an inheritance comes his way. Or does it? Read by Dermot Crowley.
Producer Duncan Minshull For further details See Monday
3/4. Open Sesame. Robert Irwin goes on a magical tour of The Arabian Nights, discovering real spells and modern stories of enchantment along the way, as he encounters genies, amulets, sorceresses, talismans and flying carpets. 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
2/4. Comedy panel show in which a new host takes the chair every week to present a quiz all about themselves. Former BBC director-general Greg Dyke is the guest host, and facing up to a quiz based on his life, whims and interests are regular panellists Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter and Robin Ince. Producer Aled Evans
3/5. The Birthday Gift. By Anji-Loman Field. Jonny is on a gap year in Cambodia. He is miserable about spending his birthday far away from home until he discovers that his new friend, Amara, has never had a birthday.
Jonny Ben Crowe Amara Tina Chiang For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
6/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Clifford Longley , 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
One University Union produces the most feared debaters in Westminster - and it's not the one you think. Andrew Neil reveals the political secrets of the Glasgow University Union.
Producer David Stenhouse Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
It's almost 40 years since steam disappeared from widespread use on the railways, but the development of steam locomotives has never stopped. Technical advances in fuel, efficiency, design and new materials have been adopted and this "modern steam" is now pulling passengers and freight in several corners of the world. Claire Barratt meets some of the dedicated engineers working with modernised locomotives and hears about a brand-new design on the drawing board for a 21st-century loco. Producer Alan Daulby
3/10. There Is Not Much Time. Robert Jordan and Maria pledge their love for each other, then, as day breaks, fascist planes darken the sky. By Ernest Hemingway , read by Martin T Sherman. For further details see Monday
4/4. Otters. A comedy that puts the man into management, written by Guy Browning and starring
Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak. Today Weak turns Smokehouse as green as the Jolly Green Giant, while saving Sir Marcus from an eco-Nazi who insists on paper underwear.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Jonquil Panting
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