Presented by James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Sing Alleluya Forth Ye Saints on High (Martins). John 15, vv7-11. Lord of the Dance (Shaker tune adpt Carter, arr Jackson). A New
Commandment (Benson, arr Wilson). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Richard Tanner.
4/5. The Village Spade. Young Christopher hears horror stories and philosophy from the gravedigger, Alec Fergusson. Christopher Rush continues to read from his vivid memoir of his childhood in the small Fife fishing village Of St Monans. For further details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am
New series 1/5. Graham Fellows , better known as John Shuttleworth , Sheffield's finest yet most unaccomplished singer/songwriter, presents some of the writing that has most influenced his own work. He entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with the help of actors Debbie McAndrew and Shaun Prendergast. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12J5am
1/4. How to Handle Men through the Application of Psychology. Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, sets out to release her fiance Mr JLB Matekoni from a terrifying obligation. Meanwhile, a new case comes into the agency and the ladies find themselves on a love quest. Adapted from the fifth and sixth books in Alexander McCall Smith 's hugely popular series.
Producer/Director Kirsty Williams
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New series 1/6. Fi Glover presents a new regular travel series giving listener-led tips on the best and worst of holiday experiences. Today the team looks at wildlife-watching holidays and how to experience nature red in tooth and Claw. Producers David Prest and Susan Marling
4/5. Cathedral. Raymond Carver regarded this story, about a man meeting a blind friend of his wife, as a turning point in his writing career. It is read by William Hope and abridged by Kath Davies. For further details see Monday
4/5. The Bridlington Story. Richard Peirce travels to the North Sea port of Bridlington. Joined by several other shark experts, he attempts to catch one of Britain's deep-feeding Sharks, the tope. For further details see Monday
A year ago this week, the press and public were rapt by a visitor to our shores, when a northern bottle-nosed whale got itself stranded in the Thames, where it eventually died. Ouentin Cooper talks to whale experts and finds out why they get beached. Producer Pamela Rutherford
New series 1/6. Neil Pearson returns as Trevor, the fundamentally decent sports agent who is trying to survive in a fundamentally indecent world in Andy Hamilton 's comedy. This week Trevor ends up in court, trying very hard not to lie.
Producer Andy Hamilton
4/5. Dear Mr Qwerty. Margaret would have liked to go on typing letters for kind Mr Worthington after her 60th birthday, but the boss's new wife has plans for the office - and they don't include Margaret or her beloved manual typewriter. Nerys Hughes reads Anne Greer 's story. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
A two-hour special of comedy gold examining the changing face of broadcast comedy. Steve Punt and a panel of guests comprising three comedians, including Arthur Smith and Shappi Khorsandi , and three representatives from the other side of the stage, discuss the business of comedy today. With drop-in features, including reports from Marcus Brigstocke on the power brokers of the comedy world. And:
A Night in the Life of a Stand-Up: Stephen K Amos goes on a slapstick rush round London as he fights for his dream of becoming a comedic great.
Comic Relations: Arthur Smith 's fiancee reveals what it's like living with a grumpy old man, and Tom Conti recalls bringing up a fledgeling comic, his daughter Nina. And at 9.30 Listeners' Choice. A repeat, voted for by listeners, of the very first outing of one of the shows that made the move from Radio 4 to television. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Paul Kobrak
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4/5. By Franz Kafka. Since Gregor Samsa has been transformed into a giant insect he can no longer go to work to provide for his family. So his parents and his sister have found themselves employment but when they get home they are too tired to care for their troubled son. For further details see Monday
2/8. Fast-paced sketch show about communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions. Featuring deluded bloggers, home broadcasting, interactive soaps, celebrity kidnaps and email scams. Starring Ben Willbond , Ingrid Oliver , Dominic Coleman , Rachel Atkins , Lewis MacLeod and Julie Mayhew. Producer Adam Bromley
Australia v England Commentary for this one-day match at Brisbane is from Simon Mann, Arlo White and Jim Maxwell. Expert analysis from Angus Fraser. Producer Matt Davies 'approximate time Highlights of the cricket are on BBC2 tomorrow night at 11.35pm
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