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6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
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New series 1/6. Fergal Keane talks to Angela Sinfield for his series in which he interviews people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in. Sinf ield's 13-year-old daughter was at the centre of a sexual-abuse case used by the British National Party to stir up racial hatred in Bradford ahead of the local elections.
Sinfield decided to fight the BNP in a by-election and won a seat from the party. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm
3/4. When Mary Cunningham started working in the freezer section of her local supermarket more than 30 years ago she was driven by the need for extra cash. Now, well into her 80s, her job has become her lifeline. Felicity Finch continues her search for people who have chosen to work well into retirement, producer Paul Kobrak
2/5. The war takes its toll on the Mitford family, and for Jessica a new life beckons in America. Jessica Mitford's s letters edited by Peter Y Sussman. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
In the 1940s a scientific fraud threatened to rock the British botanical establishment, when the eminent Professor JW Heslop Harrison claimed to have found some extraordinary plants on the Hebridian island of of Rum. A recent study has revisited his work and, as Julian Pettifer discovers, there is a new twist to an old tale. Producer David Parkinson
2/2. Clowns are not just for children, as Stewart Lee finds out when he talks to British clowns who want to change the world, even if it means confronting the police. He meets the Rebel Clown Army whose antics at political demonstrations cause amusement and bafflement in equal measure. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.
Another building is nominated for a Public Request to Order Disposal , and Shan Vahl reports from Liverpool on a case where the Prod law has been put into practice. And at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
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2/4. Seme/a A comedy of sexual politics set among the Olympian gods, Handel's Semele is based on a libretto by William Congreve. It combines some of the most beautiful music Handel ever wrote, with insights into lust, marital infidelity and the gold-digging of Princess Semele, a mortal who has set her sights on seducing the King of the Gods. Huw Edwards finds out how this secular story was received when it was first performed on the first Friday of Lent and discovers some of the targets at which it might have been aimed. Producer Catherine McGhee Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
An atmospheric mood piece about the difficulties endured by a refugee woman in Holland after her husband abandons her and returns to Iran with their children, leaving her alone. By Marjolein Beriens , translated by Joan Poort , and featuring Betsabeh Emran as the narrator. Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
Nick Baker follows up more history questions from listeners and reveals further insights to the past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.historyS>bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
2/5. Joan Armatrading explores the rich roots of Irish music in Limerick. She attends harping school, and at the World Centre for Irish Music and Dance hears how traditional music can be given a contemporary spin. For further details see yesterday
8/10. Books on natural history and the nature of history are this week's choice from Sue MacGregor and her guests, novelist Philippa Gregory and environmentalist Jonathan Porritt. MacGregor's choice is Gilbert White 's The Natural History of Selborne, Gregory picks Edith Wharton 's Glimpses of the Moon and Porritt brings along
Bruce Chatwin 's The Songlines. Producer Tim Dee RptdonFridayatHpm
2/6. Sitcom about a Tory MP-turned-media celebrity and a comedian-turned-holistic therapist. Gyles and Sophie decide to move out of Nick's flat as soon as possible, until they realise the consequences.
Producer Ed Morrish
2/5. The Adviser's Story. Mary is a Young Person's Adviser at the airport who gets a call to come and interview a young Afghan girl recently arrived on a flight from
Pakistan; the woman travelling with her has claimed they are not related. By Sarah Daniels.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
8/10. What can bugging and surveillance tell the authorities about terrorists and major criminals, and how much of it should be used as evidence in court? Gerry Northam reports. Producer Jennifer Clarke ; Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
2/4. if, for a week, you believe you are Jesus or are overwhelmed by paranoid thoughts, does that make you psychotic? One third of people who have a brief psychotic episode never experience anything like it again. Vivienne Parry questions the idea that you're either mad or you're not. Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
3/3. Thornapple. James's interest in poisons (particularly the highly potent brew made from thorn apples) is purely scientific. If only everyone else felt the same way. Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Music by David Pickvance : Producer Conor Lennon
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