Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
New series 1/5. One of the most extraordinary literary archives in the world is about to be revealed to the public. The John Murray publishing house saved more than 150,000 documents, manuscripts and letters from writers, including Walter Scott. Disraeli,
Darwin and Livingstone, yet this priceless collection was recovered from an old linen press. Vanessa Collingndge discovers how these great writers would meet at
Murray's home each day, forming a group they called the Four o'clock Friends, and how Byron's memoirs were burned in John Murray 's fireplace. producer Lynne Mennie
2/5. Alex Kapranos continues with his witty account about what he ate while touring the world. In Paris he finds it difficult to convince his band-mates of the merits of a salad made from gizzards. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. Hills of the North, Rejoice (Little Cornard) Isaiah 51, vv4-8. The Truth from Above (Trad
English, arr Vaughan Williams). Wake, 0 Wake! ( Wachet auf).
Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Darius Battiwalla.
Mark Whitaker tells the story of Peter Gavuzzi , one of Britain's best long-distance runners. The son of an immigrant Italian chef, in 1928 and 1929 he took part in two of the most extraordinary foot-races ever held - from one side of America to the other.
Producer Mark Whitaker
Consumer and public interest reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including 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
4/4. Tristan and Isolde. Wagner's opera was claimed by many critics to have attained the highest summit of all music; others, on the other hand, condemned it as being incomprehensible. Huw Edwards tries to understand the passion so great it can only be consummated in death, and how music that is unresolved can be so beautiful. Producer Catherine McGhee Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
The Victorian bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps aimed to own a copy of every book in the world. But his mania came at a price. A Victorian "road movie" and a study in obsession by Nick Warburton.
Director/Producer Mark Smalley
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8/10. Nick Baker and the team answer listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. Irrational Fear of Tom Stoppard. A gentle tale blending an overactive imagination with social insecurity and rumours of phenomenal brainpower. Written and read by Adam Mars-Jones . For further details see yesterday
2/4. The Trailer. Lucy, Will and their two children live in a trailer towed by a tractor along the highways and byways of Wiltshire. But, as their small children start to grow,
Dylan Winter enquires whether it is time to settle down in one spot. For further details see yesterday
10/10. Jude Kelly , artistic director of London's South Bank Centre, and writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter join Sue MacGregor to discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm
4/6. Sitcom written by and starring Gyles Brandreth and Nick Revell as an alternative comedian-turned-holistic therapist and a Tory MP-turned-media tart. Gyles takes Nick and Sophie to a swanky art exhibition in Mavfair.
Producer Ed Morrish
2/5. Galina. Galina lives with her nine-year-old son Alexei in Moscow. She recently signed up with an internet agency that sets up social evenings with visiting foreign men. The promise of escape comes in the form of Giles, who works for an insurance company in Basingstoke. By Jonathan Myerson. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
4/5. The latest estimates suggest one in 100 children has an autism spectrum disorder. That's ten times more than 40 years ago. Is this because we're better at diagnosing the condition or because we include many more people in the category? Vivienne Parry investigates. Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
1/6. Adaptation of Andy Hamilton's TV comedy about Trevor the sports agent and his gallant attempts to keep his head above water as he braves the rapids of life.
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