With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. When in Our Music God Is
Glorified (Engelberg). 2 Chronicles 4, vv19-end: 5, vv1, 13-14.
Hallelujah! (Handel). 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate
Dominum). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Graham Eccles.
3/5. With the publication of Hons and Rebels, and then The American Way of Death in 1963, Decca became "an author with a capital A". Jessica Mitford 's letters are edited by Peter Y Sussman. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
In the middle of the Second World War. the British authorities had a problem: what to do with those children who had been evacuated but who were too disturbed or delinquent for families to handle. So when a group of young conscientious objectors offered to take some of them, nobody asked too many questions. But as Jolyon Jenkins reveals, when the authorities finally found out what was happening, they were horrified. producer Jolyon Jenkins
5/6 The Fairies of Fryfam.
Having been hurt by James once too often, Agatha takes a trip to the Cornish village of Fryfam and is soon disturbed by some strange lights at the bottom of her garden.
Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton.
Producer Carol Smith
Comedian Jo Brand and actors Eve Matheson,
Philip Franks and Jon Glover entertain an audience with some of Brand's favourite pieces of writing, including a poem by John Hegley , a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello. Producer Viv Beeby
In a surprising setting, Mary and David Warburton , happily married for a long time, meet after a three-year gap. But what will Fiona say? And who exactly is Angela? A comedy of relationships by Robert Shearman , starring Pauline Collins and Richard Briers.
Director Martin Jarvis ; Producer Rosalind Ayres
3/5. Joan Armatrading is in County Clare, walking the beautiful rocky landscape of the Burren. She has a musical encounter with a piper in an Iron Age fort and spends an evening with a ceilidh band. For further details see Monday
The legacy of Alexis de Tocqueville , one of the world's greatest political thinkers, is examined by Laurie Taylor who wonders what De Tocqueville would have thought about the state of democracy today. With biographer Professor Hugh Brogan. Producer Charlie Taylor
2/2. Concluding the profile by John Bird of the Second
City comedy club in Chicago. Here he examines the impact the club has had on TV comedy and looks at the state of the organisation today, asking if the Bush administration helped return it to its political Satire roots. Producer James Crawford
3/5. The Social Worker and the Interpreter's Story. Teddy is a social worker, Laila an interpreter. It's their job to make sure the unaccompanied young Afghan girl who has just arrived on a plane from Pakistan is interviewed and taken to a temporary foster home. By Sarah Daniels
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
2/3. The link between earnings and the state pension was established by Barbara Castle in the 1970s. It was broken by the Conservative government in 1980 because, it was argued, it was no longer affordable. Now the major parties have promised to restore the link to earnings, though not for at least six years. It's a victory of sorts for the pensioners, but the campaign goes on. Carolyn Quinn presents. Producer Chris Bond
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated next Sunday at 5.45am
2/6. Peter Evans looks at the extraordinary success of Nasa's Mars Rovers. Spirit and Opportunity had a life expectancy of only three months, but now, nearly three years later, these two craft are still sending new information about conditions on Mars. Peter talks to the Nasa scientists behind these hardy machines, and finds out how they are inspiring future robotic missions to the red planet and beyond. Producer Alexandra Feachem
3/6. More spoof European radio highlights, including a Danish game show Pig in a Wig, the country ballad Life's
Hard (Being a Swiss Guard) and John Paul ll's entry for the 1956 Eurovision Song Contest (sung in 12 languages!). Producer Johnny Daukes
3/6. Eastern Europe. Country music sensation Tina C continues to probe the EU. "I'm in one of the latest states to join but is it Latvia or Lithuania, Slovakia or Slovenia?" Written and performed by Christopher Green.
Music by Duncan Walsh Atkins and Ian Hill ; Producer Claire Grove
Australia v England
Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Tim Lane provide commentary on the opening day of the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane as the Ashes series gets under way. Producer Peter Baxter Coverage resumes at 5.30am The spinner takes it all: page 8
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