With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
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 Angela Tilby.
8.31 L Wonly Yesterday In Parliament
4/5. There came a time when life and writing got mixed up, and it proved dangerous. Stephen Boxer continues to read Terence Blacker 's new book on the life ot the outrageous William Donaldson. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Bishop George Stack. 0 God of Justice (Belmont).
Acts 8, vv26-35. Led like a Lamb to the Slaughter
(Kendrick, arr Lloyd). Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful
Songs (Nativity). Director of music Alan Wilson.
New series 1/8. Kate Adie presents the programme in which BBC correspondents tell the full story about what's going on in their area. News reports might give the basic headlines, but here the listener gets descriptions of the place in which a story is unfolding or the difficulties the correspondent might be having in sending the story back from location. Then there are the characters involved: some frightening, some charming, many of them colour ful and some unforgettable. From Our Own Correspondent is in its 51st year. Producer Tony Grant
What do playwright John Godber. the League of Gentlemen comedian Mark Thomas , TV writer
Kay Mellor and film director Colin Wfl and all have in common? They all trained at Bretton Hall College in West Yorkshire. It is due to close this summer, so GodDer takes a last look around as former students celebrate the college's 60-year-history. producer Andy Cartwright
Helen Mark goes to one of the least visited spots in Britain:
Sutton Fen , in Norfolk, where she learns about the fen's s history and hears the booming of the bitterns. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am
A romantic comedy about a friendship that never goes any further, by Shelley Silas and Luke Sorba. What might have happened if there was a chance to have the kiss you never quite had, or hold the conversation you never had the courage to engage in?
Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more tnan Hp per minute); email: questions. email@example.com.
4/10. Steam and Starch. For the first half of the 20th century, ordinary British people were most likely to meet a Chinese person across the counter of a Chinese laundry. Anna Chen learns what it was like to live and work in these Steamy hothouses. For further details see Monday
Before the early 20th century, many of the famous minds were notable as much for the large variety of subjects and disciplines to which they applied themselves as for their great works. Quentin Cooper is joined by Oliver Morton of Nature to discuss what happened to the polymaths, and asks whether there should be more encouragement today for scientists to dabble outside their own fields of expertise.
4/10. The Hanging Committee. Desperate to reassert herself as queen of Tilling, Miss Mapp holds a jumble sale. But Lucia has her own ideas. By EF Benson.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45pm
3/4. Simon Cox investigates the truth about Britain's knife-crime "epidemic". Though the murders of teenagers dominate the headlines, the statistics show that violent crime is down. So what is going on? Cox hears the stories of parents driven to buy stab-proof vests for their children and explores the "arms races" that develop when a murder occurs. He asks whether this violence is contained or is growing, and assesses just how dangerous a place Britain really is. Producer Mukul Devichand
New series 1/9. Over the Moon. Journeys into space are catching the attention of a new bunch of entrepreneurs who insist they can do it more cheaply than governments Peter Day asks if space travel is really rocket science. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
2/6. Perth. It has been predicted by Australian environmentalist Tim Flannery that Perth, one of the most isolated cities in the world, will soon become a ghost metropolis. The city has a unique ecology in the shape of its vast groundwater supply. But it's an extremely fragile one, and although Perth is ahead of the game in planning ahead for lasting drought, it's ironic that the city is noted for its gardens that use up nearly three quarters of the water Supply. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Repeated tomorrow at 3pm
It's the day after the 1997 election and as Harry returns from lunch with his old friend, Nat, he is still uncomfortable with the idea of giant foxes roaming south London. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday
4/6. Comedian Chris Addison joins Dave Gorman to investigate some of the strangest inventions created by the public, before the original inventors explain how they came up with the idea. The guest then picks his two favourite concepts, and members of the audience vote for the one they consider the most inspired. Producer Simon Nicholls
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