With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Beauty for Brokenness (Kendrick), Luke 4, vv14-21. Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Simon, arr Wilson), Holy Spirit. Come, Confirm Us (All for Jesus). Director of music Alan Wilson.
3/5. Donaldson strikes gold with The Henry Root Letters and the spoof letter genre. Continuing Terence Blacker s new book that celebrates the life of the outrageous William Donaldson , author, dodgy impresario and journalist, treasured by most of those who knew him. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Matthew Sweet tells the extraordinary story of now owning shares in a company that made rubber boots nas created thousands of millionaires in a country where wealth is frowned upon and frugality prized. The company was Nokia, the country - Finland. Producer Marya Burgess
As medical science progresses, doctors and families are often faced with complex ethical issues.
Graham Easton follows two ethicists who are "on call : Ainsiey Newson in London and Paul Ford in Cleveland, Ohio.
How do the UK and the USA compare? Are the ethicists really able to help people make life and death decisions. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
1/6. Railway Kings.
Charles Dickens was, for a time, editor of a daily paper. This series, writtten by Mike Walker, imagines how Dickens might have brought the news to the masses.
As editor of a new campaigning weekly The Herald Charles Dickens has just appointed a chief correspondent, Jack Marshall, an eager and rather handsome young man. His first assignment is to find who, or what. is responsible for a tragic railway accident.
Violin played by Tamsin Astbury
Producer/Director David Hunter
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3/10. From Ship to Shore. Prior to the 1960s, most Chinese people who came to Britain were seamen recruited to work aboard British merchant ships, a practice that dates back to the Napoleonic wars. Anna Chen discovers what life was like for those sailors and their families who settled in the ports of Liverpool and London during the Second World War. For further details see Monday
5/6. How Puccini Done Madam Butterfly. The story of how Giacomo Puccini was inspired to write one of the greatest tragic operas, Madam Butterfly, filtered through the comedic lens of the National Theatre of Brent. Producer Liz Anstee ; Director Martin Duncan
Desmond Olivier Dingle:
3/10. Garden Produce. Lucia settles comfortably in at
Miss Mapp's house for the summer months, but has bad news for her friend Georgie. By EF Benson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
4/5. The economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs outlines the case to end extreme poverty by 2025. Some claim it's an impossible dream. But Sachs argues it's within reach and that we need to understand the challenge of extreme poverty, not only as a matter of ethics and politics but also as a matter of science. It is the most urgent challenge of our generation, he says.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
From a 16th-century Italian scientist who spent 30 years meticulously weighing his own excrement to the 21st-century professor who went under the surgeon's knife to become part robot, self-experimentation has a long and often extraordinary record. But is it right for scientists to act as human guinea pigs in their own experiments? Richard Uridge explores the practical and ethical pros and COns. Producer Sandra Keating
3/15. Harry and his former teacher, Nat, meet for one of their regular lunches - and to toast the Labour election victory. But Harry has other things on his mind. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday
3/4. The urbanised pest controllers tackle a troublesome and delusional pigeon. Comedy about brothers Tony and Steve Angel , who run a pest-control business in north London. Starring Karl Theobald and Dan Antopoiski. Written by Martin Shea , James O'Neill and Eamonn O'Neill. Producer Gus Beattie
5/6. The Barbecue. Luke's on a split shift at the pub. He's got 20 minutes to enjoy a barbecue at Dave's place before a night of work hell - but a surprise appearance by Hayley changes everything. More poignant romantic comedy from Tim Key. Producer SebBarwell
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