Presented by the Rev George Loane.
3/5. Veteran officers in the merchant marine recall their youth on board ship. Presented by Dylan Winter. Producer Frances Byrnes
Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
Miriam O'Reilly reports on the food-chain issue of the week. Producer Chris Impey
With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament
It's real life, but not as you know it. Fi Glover presides over a volatile studio with the assistance of Joan Bakewell.
Loud plaid jacket and poetry courtesy of Elvis McGonagall. Producer Paula McGinley
John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys Of travel. Producer Harry Parker
When it comes to fictionalising their governments for television the Americans and the British produce very different results. Compare the slick reverence of The West Wing to the satire of Yes Minister, which portrayed ministers as shambolic idiots. Former Ambassador to the USA Sir Christopher Meyer talks o writers from both programmes, to fans and political junkies such as Shami Chakrabati , and to Ian Hislop to find out why American optimism and British cynicism inevitably create such different worlds. Producer Rachel Hooper
Elinor Goodman takes a look behind the scenes of Westminster's corridors of power. Editor Marie Jessel
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Paul Lewis with the latest personal finance news. Producer Chris A'Court Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
8/8. Sandi Toksvig presides over the satirical quiz, testing the panel's knowledge of the news stories of the week.
Repeated from yesterday
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Norfolk poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes Sarah Teather MP and Times journalist Anatole Kaletsky. Repeated from yesterday
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When Ruth and Ellie are sent in to clear a Ministry of Defence safe house in a remote part of Devon, there are disturbing clues as to the identity of the person who was living there. What's more, news comes in that someone has found out who he is and tried to shoot him, so he's now on the run. Written by Peter Wolf.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson
Barbara Dickson charts the story of the female singer in the 20th century, when women rose from being seen as the victims of an industry dominated by men to being fully in control of their own singing careers. Repeated from Tuesday
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Presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon
5/9. The biggest names in business talk frankly about the workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor and from building success to handling failure. Presented by Evan Davis. Producer Neil Koenig
Ned Sherrin welcomes more guests for sparkling conversation, comedy and music. Producer Cathie Mahoney
2/8. A writer provides a satirical take on the week's news headlines by turning fact into fiction.
Producer Conor Lennon Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm
Sarfraz Manzoor and guests Bridget Kendall , Patrick Gale and Susan Jeffreys debate the hottest cultural events of the week, including Ridley Scott 's A Good Year, which stars Russell Crowe as an Englishman who inherits a vineyard in Provence. Producer Nicki Paxman
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Suez crisis,
Professor Scott Lucas examines the key role played by British intelligence services in the ill-fated invasion of Egypt. He uses new evidence to uncover how MI6 planned for the overthrow of Egypt's President
Nasser, how it shocked CIA colleagues with the proposal to use Israel in the attempt, and how it eventually produced the plan for "psychological warfare" that failed in November 1956, with catastrophic results for the Eden government. Producer Simon Jacobs
2/3. Omar Sharif stars in this family saga chronicling the downwardly mobile life of a middle-class family in early
20th-century Egypt. This episode covers the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, when an outbreak of typhoid has a tragic effect on the family. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz , the Nobel Prize-winning
Egyptian writer who died in August. Recorded in Egypt.
Other cast members: Nairy Avedissian , Radwa Elgabry , Salah Fahmy Yara Goubran , Caroline Khalil , Rena Malak , Dina Nadim , Ahmed Nour Sherif Nour , Ola Roshdy , Sedky Sakhar , Hany Seef , Saymaa Shalan , Hugh Sowden , Mika Thabet Yeve Youssef and Ekram Zalat
Music by Sacha Puttnam Producer/Director John Dryden Rptd from Sunday
Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab:
4/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the Week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
8/17. Four contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday
4/7. Roger McGough presents a selection of poems with seasonal sentiments, including Rich Days, The Burning of the Leaves, Autumn Journal and October Dusk, read by Jenny Coverack , Philip Franks and Andrew Sachs. Repeated from Sunday
3/5. Pentecost - a Flashback. A prayer meeting in war-time Glasgow is rudely interrupted and the life of Mrs Funny , the hall caretaker, is changed for ever. Tamara Kennedy reads another supernatural short story from the classic 1949 collection by Scottish author Dorothy K Haynes. Producer David Jackson Young
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Drama Four. Four - Straight Town: another chance to hear this award-winning play by Desmond Ntshalintshali , set among taxi drivers in Mandela-era Johannesburg
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