With Mgr Mark Langham , Administrator of Westminster Cathedral.
1/5. The Making of the Tongs. Artist and blacksmith David Petersen examines early ironwork, and describes the skills of the Celtic blacksmiths. Producer Martin Kurzik
Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Gabi Fisher Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
The food-chain issue of the week. Producer Chris Impey
With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
10/10. Gyles Brandreth and guests lead listeners through the labyrinth Of life. Producer Charlie Taylor
10/10. Annie Nightingale is accompanied by Arthur Smith to Romania where, back in 1990 and after the revolution that deposed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu , she organised a tour bringing Western music to the youth Of Bucharest. Producer Dilly Barlow
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John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker
4/4. Fifty Years of Bing. In the sweltering summer of 1976, Bing Crosby chose to celebrate 50 years in show business with a concert for his fans in London. On stage again for the first time in 40 years, he appeared with special guest Rosemary Clooney , and his wife and children. For the medley of 33 of his greatest hits, he was alone. Even in his 70s, Bing was still magic; the pioneer of the microphone had lost none of his skill. Paul Gambaccini remembers.
Producer Marya Burgess
Dennis Sewell and guests provide fresh insight into political ideas and issues, as well as current political events. Producer Paul Vickers ; Editor Gwyneth Williams
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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Paul Lewis with the latest personal finance news. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
1/8. Sandi Toksvig begins her tenure of the chair of "the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio." With Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Mark Steel. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Brecon, Wales, puts topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes former Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Jay, and the design guru Stephen Bayley. Repeated from yesterday
Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Actual events during the Cold War inspired Hugh Whitemore's moving drama, which takes place in a London suburb during the winter of 1960. A distinguished cast. including Alfred Molina, Michael York and Teri Garr, portrays aspects of loyalty, duty and friendship when the Jackson family slowly become aware that their cherished Canadian neighbours may not be quite what they appear.
Director Martin Jarvis
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The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshouriSbbc.co.uk
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National and international news and analysis, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon
6/8. Rosie Goldsmith investigates how crime is reported on English-speaking radio stations around the globe, from mobile phone theft in Ghana to the hustlers of downtown Chicago. There's also a chance to hear a crime serial from France. Producer Andrea Protheroe
Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney
12/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news. Editor Maria Batinska Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm
Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Liz Forgan , Paul Farley and Anne Enright review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Nicki Paxman
To mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11, a programme that weaves archive material from the day with a physical portrait of New York City today. BBC reporter Stephen Evans , who was in one of the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001, returns to New York to find out how the city and its people have changed. Includes some powerful and emotional interviews. Producer Adele Armstrong Terror vision: page 18
1/2. Graham Greene 's dark thriller about identity and redemption, dramatised by Sean O'Brien. For Arthur Rowe the charity fete was a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz. Then he correctly guesses the weight of a cake and from that moment he's a hunted man.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated from Sunday
Mrs Willcox/Miss Pantil:
1/3. A lecture series hosted by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London, and chaired by Edward Stourton , featuring speakers who dare to take on received wisdom, whatever the cost. Tonight the philosopher Peter Singer , who has been dubbed "the world's most controversial ethicist", and who wrote an influential book on animal liberation, explains his beliefs and then defends them in discussion with a panel of experts (Dr Janet Radcliffe
Richards, Kenan Malik , and the Rev Prof Andrew Linzey ) and in response to questions from the audience. Repeated from Wednesday
1/17. Four contestants from London compete in the first round of the national general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson.
Repeated from Monday
1/4. Tennyson - The Lady of Shalott. Peggy Reynolds explores great and loved poems, their histories, and the lives they have lived down to today. In Camelot, a cursed lady must weave in a tower, but she must never look from the window until Sir Lancelot passes by singing. Why is this poem still intriguing historians, painters, weavers and indie pop singers? Repeated from Sunday
1/5. Jennifer Ryan 's Eyes Are Still as Blue. When an unexpected invitation from an old schoolfriend arrives, a father finds himself lost in nostalgic reverie. Written and read by Dan Gordon. Producer Heather Brennon
Fact to Fiction - four British plays responding to the news of the week