With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. John Major continues to read from his book about cricket and its history, and his own passion for the sport. Today's episode charts the rise of the institutions that still dominate the game. For further details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am
Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. The Kingdom of God (Hanover).
Matthew 13, vv31-34. Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick).
How Great Thou Art (trad Swedish). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Simon Lole.
In Roman Catholic tradition, babies who died before baptism could not go to Heaven or be buried in consecrated ground. They went to Limbo, an in-between place where they would not see God or be reunited with their parents. Now, Pope Benedict 's advisers are recommending that the concept of Limbo be abandoned.
Olivia O'Leary talks to the families of the so-called Limbo babies. Producer Ophelia Byrne
6/6 New Beginnings. The family continue to bicker as they prepare for the birth of Emily's baby, and the struggle to untangle complicated love lives continues.
Concluding Simon Brett 's comedy drama.
Producer Simon Brett
For nearly 20 years, "tic-lady" Pat Moore has been providing door-step loans to people on Tyneside's poorer estates. Fran Abrams follows Moore on her rounds and finds out why her regular clients still choose to borrow from her rather than look for lower interest rates elsewhere. Producer Samantha Fenwick
3/6. High Society. Charles Dickens attends the state opening of Parliament by the young Queen Victoria.
Through his attendance there he finds himself rubbing shoulders with the great and good of the land and, in particular, the alluring Lady Kames. Will this elevation compromise his judgement as editor of The Herald, especially when a shocking and scandalous story emerges close to home? Written by Deborah Davis.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale
Lord Henry Kames:
Lady Belinda Kames:
Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from staff, pupils and friends of Sir William Borlase 's Grammar School in Marlow.
Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm
3/5. Fugue. Marie, broken by sadness, is on her way to the place where she was happy in the past. What now lies ahead? Michele Roberts 's story is read by Barbara Kellerman. For further details see Monday
3/3. Arsenic has been a popular method of poisoning people since the Middle Ages, but there are some life forms that thrive on it. Biologist Ron Oremland has discovered microbes in lakes in America that use it in the same way humans use oxygen. It's a discovery that could point the way towards cleaning up parts of the world where the water supply is heavily contaminated. For further details see Monday
New series 1/6. David Baddiel chairs a debate, that aims to question the veracity of received wisdom, with the aid of guest panellists
Germaine Greer , Harry Enfield and Stewart Lee. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
New series 1/4. Sentencing. The legal discussion programme, presented by Clive Anderson. A rise in gun and knife crimes has brought inevitable calls for tougher sentences against violent criminals, but there is little evidence to suggest there is a correlation between the severity of the sentence and the incidence of crime. A panel of senior judges, lawyers and academics debate the options available to courts, and to what extent the issue should be influenced by public and political views. Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/4. Sir Christopher Meyer presents an insider's guide to being an ambassador, drawing on his experiences in the post in Washington to discuss what it takes to do the job, revealing the tricks of the trade and exploring the role of diplomacy in today's changing world.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
2/6. Scientists are finding many more sources of very high-energy gamma waves, opening a window on the universe. But what causes these cosmic explosions and what do they reveal about our galaxy? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
New series 1/6. Faye is anxious. She knows that today's women are fabulous: they have the job, the house, the colour-co-ordinated capsule wardrobe; they cope with singledom, marriage and having kids with peanut-allergies. And they all do it effortlessly, with nothing more than a copy of Prima and a poem by Pam Ayres to guide them. So why can't she pull it off? Comedy by Lucy Clarke , starring Daisy Haggard , with Adam Buxton , Katy Brand , Matthew Holness , Olivia Colman and Laura Solon. Music by Osymyso: Producer Simon Nicholls
1/4. Creighton's Calling. Brian Hayes tells the story of Andrew McGibbon 's comic creation Creighton Wheeler - everyman and victim of Splicer's Disease.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle
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