With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament
4/4. Having depicted 13 of his friends in the Variations,
Elgar used the final movement for a self-portrait. Ruth Padel concludes her search for the man behind the Enigma variations by asking what the enigma is that lies at the heart Of the work. Producer Emma Kingsley
Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. God Is Working His
Purpose Out (Benson). John 12, vv20-26. Now the Green Blade Riseth (trad French, arr Lindley). 0 Jesus,
I Have Promised (Wolvercote). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist James Davy.
3/9. Unearthing Buried Rivers. For centuries humans have covered up their urban waterways and built over the too But now the buried rivers are being "daylighted" and brought back to life, as the realisation dawns that natural rivers flowing through cities can reduce flooding and pollution, and make better places for people and animals to live. Paul Evans investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
In her time Daphne du Maurier was dismissed by critics as a Romantic novelist, but she's greatly admired by writers who have followed in her footsteps. Justine Picardie discusses her legacy with novelists Sally Beauman ,
Sarah Dunant and Michele Roberts , critic Helen Taylor and Anne Willmore , a bookseller who discovered a new du Maurier story. Producer Sara Davies
3/3 Sing Slowly Sisters. Robin Gibb talks for the first time about a collection of songs that he denied existed until five years ago. Sing Slowly Sisters was recorded by Robin in 1970 when the Bee Gees had split up. Pete Paphides reassesses the music and plays unreleased material for thefirsttime. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Based on historical fact. this fast-moving Restoration romp explores why Purcell, one of Britain's best-loved composers chose not to write his opera Dido and Aeneas for the professional theatre but opted instead for it to be staged at a girls' boarding school. Written by Alan Stafford , the production includes many of Purcell's choruses and arias from the opera performed by a girls' choir and members of the cast.
Director Dirk Maggs
Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions to reveal further insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. Daffodil Dell. The pokey suburban dentist's surgery has now become a Dental Care Facility where a tax-payer can exercise customer choice in her treatment. But the customer is not always right.... By Zoe Fairbairns , read by Jenny Coverack. For further details see yesterday
2/3. Professor Stanley Feldman has spent 50 years studying curare, the plant poison used by Amazonian
Indians for their blow darts. Synthetic versions of curare are now a major component of modern anaesthesia.
Professor Feldman tells Jolyon Jenkins how curare has made the journey from feared poison to beneficial drug. For further details see yesterday
Politics in Northern Ireland has found a new compromise, but in a place like Londonderry, has the old power of marching, murals and bitter memories faded?
Chris Bowlby revisits Derry, where "the Troubles" first began, to see how the future is being shaped by a fresh approach to history. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm
7/9. A leading figure in the Harlem renaissance of the 1920s, poet Claude McKay gave a voice to the anger and growing confidence of African-Americans, yet he died in poverty and obscurity. Theatre director, actress and writer Yvonne Brewster nominates him for greatness, but will Matthew Parris be convinced? Producer John Byrne
3/4. This week Milton Jones decides he's a world-famous jockey who begins his career on the sands of Blackpool beach and ends in a thrilling photo finish in Dubai. Starring Milton Jones , with Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Producer David Tyler
Using barges to carry goods through congested cities is one of the best ways to cut pollution, so why do small waterways businesses feel they are no longer wanted?
Gerry Northam finds out what the UK's waterways could do to take loads of the roads.
Producer Kathy Flower Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
About 85,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Dr Mark Porter explores how this disabling disease is managed, what drugs are available, and new treatments currently being trialled. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
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