With Monsignor Tony Rogers.
4/5. Monks and nuns from Christian and Buddhist traditions leave their communities to mix in the outside world. This week Buddhist nun Ani Lhamo visits the newsdesk of The Herald in Glasgow.
Producer Kirsten Dwight
Exploring rural life around the UK.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
Reports on issues of the week that affect the countryside and the food it produces. Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Bernadette McConnell
Presented by John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
Scottish actress, comedian and writer Janey Godley and poet Lemn Sissay join Fi Glover on the weekend magazine show for an hour of radio guaranteed to leave you in a reflective mood. Producer Paula McGinley
John McCarthy explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
New series 1/3. Welcome Aboard. Paul Jackson returns for a third series of the programme that explores television's ability to affect and reflect society. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the programme that was revolutionary in its own right, aimed at an emerging species - the teenager.
The Six-Five Special steamed up the track each Saturday evening, bringing with it the acts that would become the foundation of British rock 'n' roll performing to an audience through the lens of a camera for the first time. Producer Marya Burgess
Dennis Sewell and guests debate the political issues of the week and look ahead to find out what issues will dominate the political arena in the future. Producer Paul Vickers
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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The latest from the world of personal finance. Presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
7/8. Topical comedy quiz presented by Sandi Toksvig.
(Repeated from yesterday)
This week's panel discusses the issues of the week with an audience at the Hexagon Theatre, Lancaster. Repeated from yesterday
Listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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In California, just after the Second World War, an elderly Englishman who once made a living as a - Hollywood scriptwriter has taken in a younger version of the same species who is also struggling to make his way in the new world. He once thought he was a poet, but now earns a living in a pet cemetery.
Preoccupied with dead things, he meets a young female embalmer and suddenly everything begins to go right. Evelyn Waugh 's short satirical novel, sub-titled
An Anglo-American Tragedy, about the funeral business in Los Angeles, the British expatriate community in Hollywood and the film industry, is adapted here by Jonathan Holloway.
Producer/Director Tim Dee
Sir Francis Hinsley:
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For hundreds of years musicians and audiences have marvelled at Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ. Recently, musicologists have been suggesting that this music is not what it seems. Could Bach's most famous work be a fake? With Simon Townley. Repeated from Tuesday
The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge
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A round-up of the day's news and sporting headlines, presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon
4/9. This programme has some of the biggest names in business talking frankly about the workplace issues that really matter. Evan Davis talks to successful entrepreneurs and company bosses who tell him what's on their radar this week. Editor Stephen Chilcott
Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, With Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney
Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers.
Producer Emma Rippon Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm
Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Jamila Gavin , Denise Mina and Andreas Whittam Smith discuss the week's cultural highlights, including The Glass Menagerie, starring
Jessica Lange , and the Gilbert and George exhibition at Tate Modern. Producer Philippa Ritchie
Now that the space age has reached middle age,
Leo Enright reflects on satellites that have changed history since Sputnik I first beeped at us from 1.000km. Seeing the Earth from outside changed the human psyche for ever. Images from space - the first TV satellite pictures from Telstar and the earliest scientific observations from above the clouds - have made the world feel a smaller place. Enright charts the rise and rise of the polar, the elliptical and the geosynchronous and asks whether they should remain the domain of orbiting robots when the view from space is so spectacular and holidays in space are very much on the cards. producer Tracey Logan
2/3. Exile. Yudhishtra and his brothers have been exiled for 13 years, and if they are discovered their exile will begin all over again. He knows that his cousin will never give up the throne but he does everything he can to avoid war. Dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Mayer.
Repeated from Sunday
4/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate with Steven Rose , Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips and Clifford Longley , who cross-examine witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
6/6. Shropshire. Brett Westwood and his two landscape detectives are in the Long Mynd for an edition that uncovers some of the mysteries and histories of three Shropshire hills. Repeated from Monday
8/9. Roger McGough visits the Bodleian Library in Oxford for an edition that includes requests for the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley. The readers are Jamie Glover and Claire Skinner. Repeated from Sunday
4/5. It Is July, Now. Into the chill of a Balkan winter, a visitor arrives from the West to challenge Piret's frozen heart. Read by Barbara Kellerman. Producer Christine Hall
My MS and Me. Jim Sweeney reads his candid and lively account of his experiences living with multiple sclerosis