With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Led by Andrew Graystone. Who Are These, Like Stars
Appearing? (All Saints). Hebrews 11, vv32-end; 12, v1 Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock). For All the Saints (Sine Nomine).
Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.
1/2 President Gamal Abdel Nasser is still regarded by many Egyptians as the father of modern Egypt and the inspiration to the Arab nationalist cause.
But his popularity and his power caused great anxiety to
Western leaders such as Anthony Eden who dubbed him the "Mussolini of the Nile". To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Suez crisis,
Stephen Sackur profiles one of the most important and charismatic Arab leaders of the 20th century. Produced by Emma Harding
With her marriage dreams in tatters, Agatha has the small task of returning the wedding presents - and the slightly larger one of clearing her name of murder. With Pene ope
Keith as Agatha Raisin. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith
4/6 John Simpson presents a geographical game that journeys around the globe in 30 minutes, celebrating the cultural diversity of the world and proving the theory that travel broadens the mind. With guests Stella Duffy , David Spicer and Crispin Swayne. Producer Liz Anstee
Paul is young rich and in love. So why does he lock himself in the library and refuse to open the door to anyone? But he cannot lock everyone out. During the night his strange and disconcerting visitors help him to make the most important decision of his life. A witty, moving and passionate first radio play by Robert Thorogood.
Director Ellen Dryden
Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners at Reynoldston Women's Institute on the Gower Peninsula. The chairman is
Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm
3/5. Snorting Charlie. Mike Harding reads his own short story set in Manchester, featuring the colourful character Tommy the Hat, founder member of the Villains
Association for the Creation of Work for Policemen.
For further details see Monday
28/30. The Disappearance of Childhood?
Michael Morpurgo explores the very timely issue of how the media and marketing have encroached on childhood. The readers are Anna Maxwell Martin ,
Christopher Parkinson and CharisTaplin. For further details see Monday
Does philanthropy still have a role in today's society? In this week's round-up of academic research,
Laurie Taylor finds out who today's philanthropists are and asks Professor Peter Frumkin how to go about developing a philanthropic strategy. Producer Kevin Dawson
7/8. Dr Mark Porter investigates whether music and the arts have a serious role to play in medicine. He also shares a joke with a comedian who is using humour to get men to visit their doctors. Producer Katy Hickman
5/6. The panel game, hosted by Andrew Collins , in which the guests hammer out what's hot and what's not by coming up with their definitive "top threes" in categories covering anything from John Constable to John Sergeant. This week's panellists include Chris Addison , Natalie Haynes , Richard Herring and Will Smith. Producer Richard Grocock
3/5. 1956 - The Crest of a Wave. Billy Sharp is shocked to discover that his father was a wartime submarine commander, and defies his mother Pearl's ban on anything to do with seafaring - to follow his heart. By Katie Hims.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
5/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/2. Class doesn't seem to be the burning issue that it once was in British politics. John Cole discusses the declining interest in class with Peter Mandelson and Michael Heseltine. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
6/6. Putting On a Coat. Coatings put onto existing materials are widely used in medicine. There are coatings to induce healing, to prevent cells and bacteria from sticking, and ones that can release drugs into the body. There are also smart coatings that can be induced to change their properties when exposed to external stimuli. Ouentin Cooper explores how the latest technology in biomaterials has helped to develop some of the most sophisticated coatings in science. Producer Angela Hind
Somewhere in Africa, a hugely talented basketball player is waiting to be discovered as the next world-class wonder - at least, that's what the NBA talent scouts think, and they are on the trail to find that player. Chris Mitchell tracks their progress
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