With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
New series 1/5. Adam Hart-Davis returns with the series that visits the most ambitious engineering projects currently under construction in the UK. Today he is in Glendoe in Scotland, looking at the largest hydroelectric scheme to be built in the UK for 40 years. Producer Sarah Taylor Rptd9.30pm
1/4. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. In a series in which authors of four classic novels of the 1950s and bus return to the towns that provided their inspiration,
Alan Sillitoe revisits Nottingham - his home town and the setting for his 1958 novel - to see how the city has changed.
Producer Clare Jenkins
4/5. Early August. Dreadful heat. All-out strikes. Even the King cuts short his Cowes holiday. Pawnbroker shops close, full to brim. Churchill calls in the cavalry but Lloyd George spoils his chance of giving the men a "good thrashing". By Juliet Nicolson , read by Emilia Fox. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Mark Coffey. Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord (Woodlands). John 15, vvi-11. A New Commandment (Benson). Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love
(Wonderful Love). With theCoupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Graham Eccles.
3/9. China. China is investing F60 billion in science ana technology over the next 15 years. It's been powering ahead in the life sciences, and is now world-class in fields such as stem cell research. Former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie returns to China to meet some of the Western-trained scientists there and discovers that not all of them follow international standards. Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
Peter Byrne, who played Dixon of Dock Green's second-in-command for 20 years, profiles his co-star and friend, Jack Warner. Though Warner is best known for playing the famously genial bobby, he was already a star by the time he first donned Dixon's helmet. Warner was a crowd-pleaser for over 60 years, spanning the worlds of variety, cinema, radio and TV. Bill Pertwee, Ray Alan and Dora Bryan are among those paying tribute.
Producers Laurence Grissell and Jane Lewis
Repeated Sunday 12.15am
Alistair Rutherford's play dramatises the trials and tribulations of a volunteer group of unemployed shipyard workers and trainee church ministers who arrived on the island of lona in 1938 to restore the ruined buildings surrounding inHinn rhp medievalahhPV.
Other parts played by members ot the cast Producer/Director Bruce Young
4/4. The Historian and the Storyteller. Robert Irwin finds out what the stories of The Arabian Nights can reveal about the medieval Arabic world they came from, and discovers a lost manuscript. For further details see Monday
Green Mega-Cities. The migration of people from the countryside to the city has led to a huge increase in the size and number of mega-cities. Engineers and architects are now beginning to wake up to the urgency of the necessity of recycling materials and cutting car use.
Ouentin Cooper is joined by planners and researchers to discuss how Shanghai could become the model for the green city of the future. producer Colin Grant
3/3. Comedians from all parts of the spectrum perform political material in front of a live audience. With John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , and stand-up comedy from Nick Doody , Richard Herring and Russell Howard. Producer Richard Grocock
4/5. Dark Corners. By Alexis Zegerman. Today is Hayley's birthday and she wants a special present from her husband; she wants him to talk to her, to tell her where he has gone to and to find out if there is any hope for them.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
As medical science progresses, doctors and families are often faced with complex ethical issues. Graham Easton follows two ethicists who are "on call":
Ainsley Newson in London and Paul Ford in Cleveland, Ohio. How do the UK and the USA compare? Are the ethicists really able to help people make life-and-death decisions? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
3/9. Control Orders. The Home Office is in turmoil over prisoner releases, sentencing and immigration. But at the same time that we demand that it deal with such vital areas as border control and tracking the movement of people, we seem increasingly resistant to interference with our daily lives and personal relationships. David Walker asks whether individualism is diminishing the ability of government to reassure us that someone is in control. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/10. We Have Begun Badly. On a journey to ask more Republican generals to help them blow up the bridge,
Pablo's wife tells Robert Jordan about the brutality and courage she witnessed at the beginning of the movement. By Ernest Hemingway , read by Martin T Sherman. For further details see Monday
2/6. Clean Love. Laurence and Gus's series of amorous vignettes continues with a story of beautiful, noble, chaste love and how incredibly frustrating that can be.
Written by and starring Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth. Producer Colin Anderson
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