With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by David Wilby and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
New series 1/5. Orals. John O'Farrell explores the surprising history of the different kinds of exam, and our relationship with them. Here, he finds out why, for centuries, Oxbridge finals were all done out loud - complete with a jester.
Examiners and pupils reveal how they deal with this most upfront, unforgiving form of examination. producer Phil Tinline
Led by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Thine Arm, 0 Lord. in Days of Old. Matthew 17, vv14-20. Christ Comes, the Promised Peace of God (Rick Modlin ). Earth's Fragile
Beauties We Possess (Kingsfold). With the Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford. Director of music Rebecca Taylor.
Namibia has the largest population of cheetahs in the world yet no-one really knows how many. Counting the shy and elusive creature is difficult but a wildlife research project is taking a methodical approach to the problem, assisted by some paying volunteers. Presented by BBC Namibia reporter Frauke Jensen. producer Mike Hally
3/3. Odd People, Odd Places. Absentee characters don t come any odder than this: Charlie Farnsbarns , Peter Geekie and Monkey Harris. In today's programme these arejust three just three of the TV and radio characters referred to, but never heard or seen. Presented by Tony Hawks . Producer Angela Sherwin
Consumer and public interest reports, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. And 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.
South Africa v Scotland
Commentary from St Kitts by Simon Mann , Neil Manthorp and Jim Maxwell , with expert analysis from Barry Richards and Damien Fleming. Plus news of New Zealand v Kenya. Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.15pm tonight
New series 1/4. Frances Fyfield investigates another batch of manuscripts of famous pieces of classical music. Until very recently, a 20th-century Russian classic was thought to have been lost. On the day that the manuscript score of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony officially goes on loan to the British Library, the conductor Marin Alsop and music critic Geoffrey Norris tell its astonishing story, which includes being stored in a carrier bag. producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm ; and at 9.30pm
Paddy Plunkett thinks he is Dublin's finest comedian. If only his ten-year-old son would agree. In Joseph O'Connor 's story of childhood, a family learn to cope when their world is turned upside down. Dramatised by Shane Connaughton. Producer Gemma McMullan
Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
2/5. Miss Washington's Day Out. On a special trip to London an idealistic retired history teacher gets to see the workings of Westminster at first hand. It isn't quite what she expected. Ouentin Letts 's story is read by Crawford Logan. For further details see yesterday
2/5. Falling sea levels at the end of the Iron Age coincide with the arrival of the Romans and the most elaborate fen-engineering technology that Europe had ever seen. For the first time, the Fens are made habitable. Presented by Peter France. For further details see yesterday
6/6. Stand-up Mark Watson concludes his exploration of the seven deadly sins with the subject of Wrath. He's joined by two tetchy assistants, Tim Key and Tim Minchin , who will be providing poems, songs and angry expressions. Producer Katie Marsden
Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme featuring news and reviews, including a report on the art of camouflage, as revealed in a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London. Producer Nicki Paxman
12/15. Mira and Ben's relationship becomes all-consuming and she sees less of her close friends. Val and Tad's tempestuous relationship reaches a crisis. By Marilyn French For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10 45am
8/9. Seven years ago, the Government introduced a tough new policy to protect vulnerable adults from physical sexual, psychological and financial abuse But Gerry Northam reveals a number of cases where the system has failed to protect elderly or mentally infirm patients Producer Karen Kiernan Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
8/9. One in a 100 people over the age of 40 have some form of glaucoma, and cataracts and macular degeneration generally are problems for the elderly. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest treatments for these eye conditions. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
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