With Carolyn Ouinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament
Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Thine Forever! (Newington). Matthew 5, vv17-26. Teach Me, 0 Lord (Byrd). When We Walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.
3/3. The former Olympic silver medallist Roger Black calls in the Army to help him prepare his class for their first inter-school sports competition. He finds out whether the local council has accepted his "playing fields" proposal. And finally he discovers if has succeeded in raising the pupils' Overall levels Of fitness. Producer Mark Alden
New series 1/6. Another series featuring the former variety star Count Arthur Strong (
Steve Delaney ). Strong seeks to make his fortune on the lecture circuit, as Buzz Aldrin and Chris Akabusi have done before him. But as with everything the Count does, nothing goes to plan. With Sue Perkins, Alastair Kerr and David Mounfield. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard
1/3. The Marriage Cordiale. The investigative series begins with the extraordinary tale of the 1956 French offer to turn Britain and France into one country.
Previously secret documents revealed that the French prime minister Guy Mollet made the offer to
Anthony Eden and even suggested that Queen Elizabeth could be head of the French state. Mike Thomson investigates a time when the fate of France, the shape of Europe, and even the balance of global power hung in the balance. Producer James Cook
More horticultural hints as John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in the North Downs. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm
18/30. A Yankee Dodge. In 1846, the surgeon Robert Liston's operation to amputate a patient's leg using ether marked the beginning of anaesthesia in Europe. But to what extent would this transform surgery in the long term? Andrew Cunningham looks back at the history of pain relief. The readers are Annette Badland, David Rintoul, Peter Capaldi, Scott Handy and Jason Watkins. For further details see Monday
The Death of Honour Has the idea of honour become meaningless in today's Western society? Social theorist James Bowman argues that it has and that this, more than anything else, underlies the clash between Eastern and Western cultures. Laurie Taylor hears the arguments. Producer Charlie Taylor
2/4. Booty. The comedy that puts the man into management stars Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and totty magnet, John Weak. Weak reveals the feminist metatext of a chocolate bar advert, featuring a bikini-clad model with lips that could suck the hair shirt off a Benedictine monk at 50 yards. By Guy Browning.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Jonquil Panting
Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Steven Rose , Michael Portillo ,Ian Hargreaves and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
New series 1/6. Armando lannucci is the first of six well-known figures who reflect on the story of the ministry of Jesus and his Passion from their own personal perspective, lannucci talks on the nature of temptation, sin and the devil. Producer Rosemary Dawson
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 12.30am; and Sunday at 7.45pm
5/6. Book borrowing is falling in Britain's libraries, but the use of computers is soaring. Public libraries have played a key part in the Government's aim to provide universal internet access, and now computers are as familiar a sight as bookshelves. Rajesh Mirchandani uncovers the role of IT in the 21st-century library. Producer Monise Durrani
2/4. The Mayor of Lyon. A musical encounter with Dr
Pfeffer finds him sitting in a French cafe, his song, a story of a woman longing for love. A series of late-night musical comedies featuring poignant songs of romance, mystery and horror. By Jack Oldershaw and Craig Stephens
Music Derek Nisbet ; Producer/Director Kate Chapman
2/4. The Black-Eyed Marketeer. Pickerskill recalls a detention from 1941. Caiman soon discovers his father's black-market connections are no match for the Luftwaffe. Written and directed by Andrew McGibbon. Broadcast to mark the death of Ian Richardson earlier this month.
Producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon
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