With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
This week Melvyn Bragg and guests, including Professor John Mullan, look at the life and work of the 18th-century satirist Alexander Pope, best known for his ridiculing of the aristocracy in The Rape of the Lock. They discuss how Pope's physical deformity, Catholicism and politics inform his work. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5 Clive James reads from the fourth volume of his autobiography. Now a successful film and TV critic, he meets Richard Burton , Burt Lancaster and Peter Sellers. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
New series 1/10. After 14 years of war. a newly elected government is trying to get Liberia back on track Foreign investment is crucial, but are the multinationals a mixed blessing? Bill Law investigates the alleged mistreatment of workers on the Firestone rubber plantation, and asks whether a new mining deal with Mittal Steel will bring benefits. Producer Colin Pereira
John O'Farrell relives the days of Red Wedge - the coalition of rock musicians and other artists that campaigned for a Labour victory in the 1987 general election. Billy Bragg ,
Paul Weller , the Communards, Tom Robinson and Madness were among those who joined forces to encourage young people into the voting booths. Producer Louise Adamson
In the Hertfordshire village of Harpenden the Count de
Voilement was a mysterious figure whose true identity only emerged after his death in 1923. This story of his last days, based on his letters and newspaper reports, goes inside the mind of the man who was dubbed by one newspaper as "the wickedest man in the world". By Peter Nichols.
Producer Karen Rose ; Director Teresa Grimes
Count de Voilement:
9/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of the intriguing questions from everyday life. producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm email Questions.firstname.lastname@example.org
4/5. Orcadian guitarist Kris Drever chats to Sally Magnusson about his upbringing in the islands' blossoming music scene, and reveals his experiences on the UK folk circuit, where he has accompanied artists such as Kate Rusby.
For further details see Monday
Lewis Wolpert joins readers and James Naughtieto discuss Malignant Sadness, his account of his depression, with observations about the illness and scientific research into its diagnosis and treatment, illustrated with quotations from poets such as Shelley and Gerard Manley Hopkins , who also suffered from it. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
Touted as the holy grail of biomaterials, spider silk is unrivalled by any man-made fibre. Finer than human hair, yet tougher than a bullet-proof vest, it has a desirable combination of mechanical properties. Quentin Cooper reports on new research into its structure and attempts at mass producing it. Producer Fiona Roberts
3/6. The Last Laugh. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickoids.
Producer Simon Nicholls
4/5. Fire. Amabelle has returned to a Haiti in turmoil, and is haunted by the drowning of her friend Odette, for which she blames herself. And she still yearns for Sebastian. By Edwidqe Danticat.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Justice of the Peace:
Against a backdrop of war in Iraq and troops in Afghanistan, more soldiers are being signed up from Birmingham than anywhere else in the UK. Ten per cent of the British Army is made up from the West Midlands. With exclusive access to the Army, Rajesh Mirchandani examines the ethics and morals behind the success of the West Midlands recruitment drive. Producer Fran Barnes
New series 1/8. The Class Barrier. Has social class become the inequality that dares not speak its name in formerly class-obsessed Britain? Now even Labour politicians attack inheritance tax, one of the principal means of preventing the passage of wealth across generations, and media mockery of "chavs" and "bling" suggests that these days class is about taste if it's about anything. David Walker asks what class means in Britain today. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
6/6. Outsourcing. Martin's boss Roger is suspended after his computer is taken away following a worldwide FBI sting operation. Martin finds himself acting head, but when he meets the outsourcing partner from hell, begins to realise he's in over his head. By Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett
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