With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/8. Trying to catch the director's eye - and kissing Kate Winslet : two real extras, or background artists as they like to be called, talk to Olivia O'Leary about their experiences as the lowest form of life on the film set.
Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm
New series 1/5. Thrushes. A practical guide, presented by Brett Westwood , to help listeners identify the birds visiting their gardens at this time of year. In a Somerset garden, he is joined by keen ornithologist Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson to help single out members of the thrush family. Producer Sarah Blunt Five top tweeters: page 119
An act of worship led by Mark Coffey. 0 Lord of Heaven, and Earth, and Sea (Es ist kein Tag). Ephesians 4, vv7-13. When Christ Ascended (Handl). At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Philip Rushforth.
2/5. Ishmael has been separated from his family as rebel forces attack his village in Sierra Leone. Not knowing where to turn, he and his brother and some friends move through the bush, trying to keep out of sight of the soldiers. Ishmael Beah 's autobiography of a child soldier is read by Chuklwuji. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
4/9. The Beetles: Here, There and Everywhere. Collecting beetles as a boy and despatching them to the Natural History Museum for identification was a childhood past-time for presenter Paul Evans. Having never lost his fascination for them, Paul celebrated the diverse world of these extraordinary creatures, including the blue ground beetle, the short-necked oil beetles whose larvae hitch rides on bees back to their nest, and an obscure Asian beetle that is teaching scientists how to produce brilliant white ultra-thin materials. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Angus Deayton presents the remarkable tale of Redonda, an uninhabited rock in the Caribbean, annexed by the British in the 1870s and now laid claim to by as many as nine competing kings. With contributions from AS Byatt, Fay Weldon and Brian Aldiss, and interviews with some of the Redondan royals, Jon Wynne Tyson and King Robert the Bald. Producer Neil Rosser
What Angus Deayton is watching: page 36
Eigar's The Dream of Gerontius is a monumental work.
During its gestation, Elgar discovered a new passion - for cycling. When Mr Phoebus , his Royal Sunbeam bicycle, was delivered, it provided not just an escape route from the pressures of his work, but a source of inspiration. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
An updated version of a classic sci-fi story by Ray Bradbury , adapted from the stage play by Mike Walker , about a playroom that becomes a beguiling tempter, drawing two children into secret, deadly adventures.
Producer/Director Judith Kampfner
8/13. 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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1/4. White Sands. An English couple driving to El Paso pick up a hitchhiker on Highway 54 and soon come to regret it Geoff Dyer 's road story is the first of four celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac 's On the Road. The reader is Jack Davenport. Producer Sara Davies
2/4. Are women multitasking queens and men just humble princes when it comes to doing more than one thing at a time? Quentin Cooper and Vivienne Parry try to count backwards in sevens while they fry an egg make toast and answer incoming texts. For further details see yesterday
A radical new scheme, aiming to buck the low-achieving trend among Afro-Caribbean and mixed-race boys in British schools, takes the children to study in Jamaica Kate Taylor follows the progress of the young recruits Producer Kate Taylor
8/9. Julius Caesar. Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe nominates the most famous Roman of them all for greatness, but is Julius Caesar truly worthy? Matthew Parris weighs up his achievements before the infamous ides Of March Of 44 BC. Producer John Byrne Rptd on Friday at 11pm
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 uavio lyier
2/5. 1890. Emily is growing up fast and beginning to develop interests outside her home. The local institute offers the chance of an escape to another world - until she receives some shattering news - and another secret is stored inside the bureau. By Ellen Dryden.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated frnm in zK am
Allergy is increasing exponentially in the UK, and reports from doctors and MPs have advised increasing the number of trained specialists to deal with this epidemic Matthew Hill asks why so little has been done and what the alternatives might be. Producer Geraldine Fitzoemid
3/9. Noses. Dr Mark Porter explores the aesthetic and practical importance of the nose, and discusses new research that links nasal inflammation to asthma. Producer John Watkins Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/10. By Truman Capote. Perry and Smith eat a substantial meal to see them through their night's work, while Herb Clutter signs an insurance policy. Read by Kerry Shale and Ed Stoppard. For further details see yesterday
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