With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Melvyn Bragg is joined by Marcus du Sautoy and Ian Stewart to explain the Poincare Conjecture: a mathematical problem that may hold the key to understanding the shape of the universe. Having taxed the most brilliant minds for almost a century, it may now have been solved by the Russian Grigori Perelman. If this is true, it could be one of the greatest mathematical achievements of all time.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Led by Fr Phil Sumner. Give Rest, O Christ. to Thy Servant
(Russian Contakion).Wisdom 3, vv1-9. Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing (Dundee). Lux Aeterna (Durufle). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Neil Taylor.
A celebration of the life and work of the author
JP Donleavy, still active at the age of 80 with 24 novels already to his credit and further works planned. His best-known novel, The Ginger Man, is about to become a film starrino Johnny Depp. He's also a playwright and an artist whose 15th art exhibition was held in Dublin earlier this year Polly Feversham visits him at his rural retreat.
She also hears from friends such as Billy Connolly , Shane McGowan Professor Terence Brown of Trinity College, Dublin, and Donleavy's archivist Bill Dunn
Producer Philip Titcombe Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
Karen (played by Siriol Jenkins ) and Alan Richard Elfyn ), two divorced 40-somethings, meet at Bellbottoms, the club where the 1970s never died. Swept along by thoughts like "you only regret the chances you didn't take" and "this might be my only chance all year", they find themselves in a cab, and then in Karen's bedroom.... and then they wonder what on earth they were thinking. Alan calls a taxi to make a swift escape but there's not a cab to be had for ages. So they wait. And talk. And that s how Karen and Alan fall in love. By Gary Owen. Producer/Director Kate McAII
8/10. Stewart Henderson presents the popular interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams
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4/5. Basic Skills. Maddy is bringing her love of literature to a class of adult students. She becomes obsessed with one of the students - an 18-year-old living in a probation hostel - and there are disastrous consequences. By Ann Cleeves ; read by Brigit Forsyth. For further details see Monday
29/30. Calling a Hit a Smack. Michael Morpurgo explores how children have fallen between the family and the State, sometimes with tragic results. The readers are Anna Maxwell Martin , Sara Kestelman , Wesley Nelson and Christopher Plumb. For further details see Monday
in the past. most household fridges used environmentally damaging chemicals, such as CFCs. Although there are now replacement chemicals, the search is still on for better ways to stay cool in the kitchen. Ouentin Cooper hears about some of the latest ideas, such as an electronic thin-film fridge with no moving parts and a fridge that works by being very, very noisy. Producer Fiona Roberts
2/6. The Speech. Does it seem that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the comical world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.
Producer Simon Nicholls
4/5. 1982 - Footprints in the Sand
Marina Winslet shares her father's love of the sea, and wishes he would take him with her on his adventures. Until he does. By Katie Hims.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Marina, age 10:
2/2. With the Election Monitors. After five years of a war that has left three million dead, the Democratic Republic of Congo is holding its first democratic elections - amid fears of intimidation and vote-rigging. Jenny Cuffe spends seven days with the observers from Britain and elsewhere, who will judge whether the election was free and fair. Producers Sally Chesworth
9/9. Taxi! A new breed of tiny jet aircraft is spawning a new air taxi industry. They promise that you will not have to be a millionaire to make use of their on-demand point-to-point flight services. Peter Day hears from the pioneers of a new business that just might change the way we think about "flying tonight". Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
5/6. Rage. Martin is dragged along to "Life Editing" by its course tutor, who is also his on/off girlfriend Sarah. The one thing that would improve his life, he decides, would be being able to say "no" - but doing this doesn't mean that people won't carry on saying "no" to him! By Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett
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