With the Rev Dr Allen Sleith.
4/5. Perfume Bottles. From antique cut glass to contemporary classics, Lars Tharp sniffs out the social history behind some collectable perfume bottles. Producer Lindsay Leonard
Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
Introduced by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey
With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
Mariella Frostrup and Dr Mark Porter launch the Memory Experience season with a live programme exploring the life-cycle of memory - from foetal memory to memory in old age. Featuring guests from all walks of life, including novelist Esther Freud and former racing commentator Murray Walker , who talk about their own powers of recall. The programme investigates why teenagers insist on revising with music on, despite parents insisting that the facts won't stick, and asks whether we can exercise our memories in the same way that we exercise our muscles. And Claudia Hammond reports on the biggest ever national experiment on the Subject Of memory. Producers Erika Wright and Nicola Holloway Tips to improve your memory: page 111
Elinor Goodman takes a look at this week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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New series 1/6. Home Is Where the HIP Is
The return of the series that allows listeners to explore financial issues. There's a property revolution on the way: from June next year, everyone selling a house in England and Wales will have to provide a Home Information Pack. The Government says the packs will save buyers money and speed up the buying process, but critics argue it's a solution that could create more problems than it solves. Listener Niall Connolly joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate.
Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated on Monday at 3pm
Working Lunch on Monday at 12.30pm on BBC2 has a report on how new home information packs are working in Denmark
2/6. More hot, topical comedy as Steve Punt.
Hugh Dennis and the team bring out the sunblock of satire to filter through the week's news. Repeated from yesterday
Nick Clarke chairs the discussion as an audience in Moira in Derbyshire put questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the former general secretary ot the Transport and General Workers' Union Lord Morris; the editor of The Spectator Matthew D'Ancona ; Conservative vice-chairwoman responsible for women Margot James ; and Darren Johnson , an assembly member for London.
Repeated from yesterday
Listeners' calls and emails taken by Nick Clarke in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Shelagh Stephenson 's play about three sisters who meet the day before their mother's funeral. Outside the house, it's snowing and icy cold. Inside, there's little warmth either, as the sisters engage in unresolved conflicts and rivalries that have lingered from childhood, aided and abetted by memories that cannot be trusted.
Producer/Director Rosalynd Ward
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The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor JillBurridge EMAIL: email@example.com
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International news and analysis, including sport headlines, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon
8/9. Top business leaders and entrepreneurs talk to Evan Davis about issues that matter to consumers and Companies. Producer Neil Koenig
National and international news and analysis.
Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney
5/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news, proving a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of one of the week's movers and shakers.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm
The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Maev Kennedy and her guests. Producer zahid wariey
Nowadays they're known more for their complicated lives and long-suffering expressions, but there was a time when East Enders were celebrated for their cheekychappie wit. Lee Hurst looks back at a century of cockney comics from Albert Chevalier and Max Miller to Alf Gamett and Ricky Grover. Producer James Crawford
1/2. Umberto Eco's enigmatic murder mystery charts seven fateful days in the life of a medieval abbey in Italy. As monks from all over Europe gather to resolve the power struggle between the pope and the Holy Roman Emperor, a young monk is found dead. The Abbot fears either murder or witchcraft and asks William of Baskerville to investigate. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from Sunday
William of Baskerville:
6/9. Michael Buerk chairs a 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. Repeated from Wednesday
6/6. James Walton presides over team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Sue Limb and John O'Farrell. The subject for pastiche is Thomas Hardy and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Repeated from Monday
Kevin Le Gendre heads to Harlem to celebrate the first book of poems written by African-American poet Langston Hughes. With contributions from
Nikki Giovanni , Traci Morris , Byron Wallen , Michael Horowitz and Sue Mingus. Repeated from Sunday
4/5. Neighbours. A young married couple are invited for drinks by their bohemian neighbours. Another in a series of short stories from the first collection by Glaswegian writer Colette Paul. Abridged by Jill Waters. Read by Lesley Hart. Producer Jill Waters
A Witch's Brew (1/2)
Firdevs Robinson investigates the environmental nightmare of central Asia, which has been used as a nuclear and biological dumping ground for decades
Much Ado about Nothing (2/2) Comedy by William Shakespeare about two very different sets of lovers