Presented by John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
An act of worship led by Judy Merry. In Christ There Is No East or West (McKee), Ephesians 3, vvl-9, Glory-Bound
(Walker), Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Organist Graham Eccles. Director of music Christopher Walker.
3/5. Feeling confident after a few weeks on the slopes, Will makes the mistake of tackling a tricky ski lift; narrowly avoids arrest in a Geneva bank; and enjoys an Alpine Christmas. Written and read by Will Randall. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
3/4. The Men in Khaki. Aidan Hartley visits West Africa to speak to former president of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Valentine Strasser , former head of state of Sierra Leone. Both were military officers and, at the time of their leadership, the world's youngest leaders. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
2/4. Fade to Black. Johnny and Arthur are a pair of Yorkshire builders with a white van, ladders and a bucketful of banter, who battle with their partnership and their future while tackling a plethora of household repairs. This week they come across a couple of faded film stars. But all is not as it seems. Comedy by Dave Sheasby and Ian McMillan.
Producer/Director David Hunter
3/6. Cruising for a Bruising. Documentary portraits of real lives in Britain today. Essex boys Richard and Tony tell the stories of their families, of P35,000 invested in modifying their beloved cars, and the Southend-on-Sea cruise scene. They also recall incidents involving girls, rivalries and damage to their beloved motors. Producer Sara Jane Hall
A comedy of interpersonal communication written by Jane Purcell. It's Beryl's 50th tomorrow, and nothing's going right. She has a deep sense of unfulfilment, which even her new job as a volunteer telephone counsellor can't fix. Then she discovers what the salon's used for in the evening... It could be a whole new life.
Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and Chris Beardshaw get to grips with the most frequently asked questions, including plants for year-round colour, advice on controlling slugs and snails, and drought-resistant vegetables. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm
3/5. A Place to Be Filled. Baxter desperately needs to see a dentist about his toothache but he considers attending to some inside information on an outside bet more pressing. Written by Roy Granville.
Read by Michael Fenton Stevens. For further details see Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Kevin Dawson
4/6. It's official: the brains of psychopaths react differently when they're dealing with other people's emotions. Professor Kwame McKenzie reviews new research that could explain why extremely violent criminals do not care about others.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
I New series 1/6. Talk show in which one well-known public figure chooses another to interview. The following week, the interviewee becomes the interviewer, and so on. Today comedian Marcus Brigstocke interviews barrister and broadcaster Clive Anderson.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani
3/4. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson examines the process by which controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall. With a panel of top politicians and advisers, he reveals what counts more - political advantage or the national interest.
Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
Hermione Cockburn tells the story of the man who added lead to petrol and later put CFCs into fridges. Both were great advances in their day but ultimately came with great environmental costs. Midgley became an honoured scientist because of these two discoveries, but the legacy of lead pollution and CFC damage to the ozone layer have overshadowed his work. A stark reminder that we cannot foresee all the consequences of scientific and technological advance. Producer Mike Hally
O New series 1/6. The Perrier award-winning comedian Laura Solon stars in a new sketch and comedy series, aided by the voices of Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond. She is also a guest star on this week's edition of Ed Reardon 's Week on Friday at
11.30am. Producer Colin Anderson
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