With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Hughes
5/5. The former prime minister John Major concludes reading from his book about cricket's rich past and its characters, painting a vivid picture of the era that spawned this popular sport. Today's episode brings the story into the 20th century and the threat of war. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
England v West Indies
Commentary on the second day's play of the First Test at Lord's. Producer Peter Baxter time
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"What should the Prime Minister put in his own account of the Downing Street years? Rory Bremner and guests might provide some helpful hints for a certain putative memoir writer Producer David Stenhouse Repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm
1/4 This is the story of Billie, a young girl growing up in Europe between the wars. When her father dies she goes to live a much more cosmopolitan life with her beautiful but unreliable mother. Sybille Bedford's novel is dramatised by Melissa Murray. Claire Skinner Doris TraceyWiles dramatised by Melissa Murray Producer/Director Celia de Wolff
New series 1/12 Roger Bolton with listeners opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Tracey Logan Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WIA 1OT; Phone [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per mm); Fax: [number removed]; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A play set amid the current controversy over British involvement in Afghanistan. Observers say it's not effective to fight opium production at the same time as fighting the Taliban, claiming it pushes innocent opium farmers in the direction of the extremists. Instead, some argue, it would be better for the West to actually buy the poppy crops, which could then be used in medicine, or destroyed. Rachael McGill 's provocative play is a fantasy of what might happen if a senior aid worker, frustrated with the failure of Western policy, took the law into her own hands and created a market for "fair trade heroin". Producer/Director: Graham Frost.
4/6. Biofuels. Tom Heap presents this thorough investigation into the growing enthusiasm in Britain for green fuels, examining which crops should be used to ensure that the land and food production are not compromised. He also asks if we are going down the American road of full-on enthusiasm for the new green fuels or whether a more cautious approach is necessary. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
5/5. Menabilly. "Menabilly - that beautiful house, hidden from the outside world, safe from prying eyes, cradled by the woodland and the sea. If she could only sleep again, then she might return there...." Justine Picardie 's story, read by Anna Massey , is the last in the series inspired by one of the most famous opening lines in English fiction - from Rebecca, celebrating the centenary of Daphne du Maurier's birth. For further details see Monday
2/2. On the Out. Shendo, L.o.n.don, Snowman, Choker, Lucifer and Ben get together to make music again as they battle to avoid the cycle of re-offending and talk about how writing their rap lyrics helps them. For further details see yesterday
Julien Temple, director of The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, talks to Francine Stock about his new documentary on the Clash and its lead singer: Joe Strummer: the Future Is Unwritten. Plus the week's film news, reviews and interviews.
4/8. Sandi Toksvig chairs the veteran topical comedy panel game, with panellists, including Mark Steel and Alan Coren , who wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stories. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
Eddie Mair chairs the discussion in Whitby, North Yorkshire, where an audience puts questions about the week's topical issues to a panel that includes Michael Meacher MP. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
15/15. The story of the missing toddler continues to obsess Harry. And Anthea struggles with Nat's dependence on her. Written by Blake Morrison and read by Douglas Hodge. For further details see Monday
6/6. Garry Richardson anchors this topical sports-obsessed comedy show looking back on the week in sport and forward to the weekend ahead. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Mario Rosenstock and Miles Jupp. Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm
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