With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Alicia McCarthy.
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
2/6. Fergal Keane talks to Professor Tipu Aziz , one of Britain's leading neurosurgeons, who has pioneered techniques involving the implantation of electrodes deep into the brains of his patients, transforming the lives of those suffering from debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm
4/4. When Clifford Sharp started working as an actuary at the age of 18, all calculations were done by hand. That he now, 78 years later, uses a computer is only one of the many changes he has witnessed: the mainstay of the work has moved from life assurance to pensions, as the problem is no longer that people die too young, but live too long.
Felicity Finch concludes her series about people who have chosen to work well past retirement age. Producer Paul Kobrak
Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Christ. Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). John 17, wHO. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford Davies ). From Glory to Glory Advancing (Sheen). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Graham Eccles.
Intelligent fabrics and yarns have already changed our lives but the future is even more exciting, according to scientists working in the Scottish Borders who are applying traditional methods to hi-tech synthetic yarns. Vanessa Collingridge hears about a bewildering future of knitted, crocheted and woven body parts, computerised clothing and, of course, the car bumper that will un-dent itself.
Winifred Robinson and Peter White present a report on Polish immigrants who've come to to seek their fortunes but have ended up sleeping rough. And at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am
3/4. Guillaume Tell. Rossini's last opera is about the political ideals of a conservative population, rising up against tyrannical overlords. And in 1829 - the year before the July revolution - it had a special resonance for the Parisian public for whom it was written. But it had a different kind of resonance in Italy, Rossini's home country, much of which was under Austrian rule, as was Switzerland in the days of William Tell. Producer Catherine McGhee Repeated on Saturday
A new play by Bernard Kops , commisioned by Radio 4 to mark the playwright's 80th birthday. A young woman, working in a dress factory in wartime London, falls in love with a young American serviceman.
Other roles played by Paul Richard Biggin , Christine Kavanagh , Joseph Kloska , Alex Miller , Jack Millar , Emma Noakes and Bethan Walker Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
Nick Baker and the team follow up more history questions and reveal further insights to the past. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.historyiabbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
2/5. The Strife and the Sorrow. Operation Pegasus and the defeat of Troy seems like a great idea to Dingbat Diomedes. But Geoff thinks that "horse duty" is an order to get back in the saddle. By Alick Rowe. Read by Martin Jarvisand Darren Richardson. For further details see yesterday
2/5. it's June and on the Fame Islands a lesser black-blacked gull attacks the colony of Arctic terns and raids the nest of the young female. In Iceland she faces another tragic loss when an Arctic Fox ambushes one of her chicks. Paul Young follows two Arctic terns on their annual migration. For further details see yesterday
2/5. Daphne. Throughout her literary career, Daphne du Maurier cultivated relationships with buildings.
Katie Hims 's play celebrates the place where Du Maurier first had a room of her own: Ferryside in Fowey, Cornwall, still home to her descendants. Recorded there on location.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
9/10. A new superbug is on the rise in Britain's hospitals. Allan Urry asks if the Government is doing enough to protect patients from hospital-acquired infections.
Producer Gregor Stewart ; Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
3/4. What is a normal metabolism? The thyroid controls our body temperature and, therefore, our metabolism. But it's quite common for things to go wrong with the thyroid, and determining what normal thyroid function should be is no easy task. Vivienne Parry explores how to tell if the thyroid is working normally and what happens if it isn't. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/10. The morning after the coup that made the monarchy a thing of the past in Kabul, Amir and Hassan climb the hill to their favourite tree. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Kulvinder Ghir. For further details see yesterday
Marc Lottering is one of South Africa's brightest comedy stars. As one of the first Coloured comedians to gain a national profile, his character comedy reflects the lives of a large part of the country's population whose portrayal had previously been the domain of white comics mimicking them. Simon Fanshawe accompanies Marc on a tour of the South Africa that he grew up in - the predominantly Coloured area of the Cape Flats - as they explore the roots of Marc's
Characters and comedy. Producers Julian Mayers and Karen Rose
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