With Tim Franks and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Under Communism in Hungary the memory of the uprising of October 1956 was suppressed, but 50 years later, fierce battles are fought over how the short-lived revolution should be remembered and who has the right to pay tribute to the dead. James Maw travels to Budapest to see at first hand how today's political demonstrators continue to draw on the symbolism and rhetoric Of 1956. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm
Comedy sound effects have been the backbone of British radio shows from Children's Hour to The Goon Show and beyond. Reece Shearsmith presents a wry history of sound effects: the early recording methods of sound engineers and how people such as band leader and disc jockey Jack Jackson broke new ground in the field of radio effects. With contributions from Roy Hudd, Dick Mills and John Ammonds.
Barbara Dickson charts the story of the female singer in the 20th century. In this period women rose from being seen as the stereotypical victims of an industry dominated by men to being fully in control of their own singing careers. Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
The story of a young British Asian woman whose life begins to unravel when she's faced with the possibility that her real father may actually be white. When Sharmila finds some letters in her late mother's belongings about an affair with a man called Peter, she is outraged and decides to track him down. By Nazrin Choudhury.
Producer/Director Naylah Ahmed
2/10. Nick Baker and the team investigate listeners' historical queries and provide fresh insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. Beethoven and Me. Ludwig van Beethoven should never have attempted to raise a child. In the end, one of them would have to go. By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Nigel Anthony. For further details see yesterday
22/30. The Nation's Most Important Asset
The wars of the 20th century had surprisingly positive long-term effects on the lives of British children, as Michael Morpurgo discovers. The readers are Adam Godley , Sara Kestelman , Vanessa Malone , Anna Maxwell Martin , Paisley Reid and Timothy West. For further details see yesterday
4/10. Simon Thurley of English Heritage and psychologist Dr Sue Blackmore join Sue MacGregor to discuss an account of the Battle of Waterloo, a book on religion and terrorism, and some short stories by JD Salinger. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm
4/6. Duncan Stonebridge , the hapless backbencher MR is worried about his majority. To boost his popularity his office organise a competition in which children could spend a day with an MP to find out what politics is really like.
Unfortunately, the winner is a ferociously obnoxious child prodigy. Nothing is ever simple for the MP who craves a quiet life. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis 's topical sitcom.
Producer/Director Adam Bromley
4/10. The green image and the share price of oil giant BP have both taken a hammering after serious mishaps in America. In the oilfields of Alaska and Texas,
Julian O'Halloran investigates charges that BP courted disaster by cutting corners on safety and maintenance.
Editor David Ross : Producer John Murphy Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
6/8. Every school now has a list of children who must avoid anything from milk and nuts to bee stings, and the lists are getting longer. Why has there been such an explosion in allergies? Dr Mark Porter visits Southampton's Allergy Clinic to find out, and to try out a desensitisation unit that can help adults overcome their allergic reactions. He has lunch with the restaurateur Giorgio Locatelli , whose daughter has had life-threatening reactions to several foods, and hears from both sides of the health debate on whether the danger of most allergic reactions has been exaggerated.
Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
3/4. Sketch show in which seemingly everyday situations unfold in bizarre and hilarious directions. Written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner , with Katy Brand. Producer Katie Marsden
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