With Alison Murdoch.
3/5. The Choice of the Professionals.
Julian Richards continues his history of Portland stone with the role the stone played in the hands of those who created London's cityscape, from Jones to Parry via Wren and Lutyens. Producer Nick St George
Exploring rural life around the UK.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
Reports on agricultural issues, presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock
With John Humphrys and James Naughtie
7.20 Yesterday In Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.50 Yesterday in Parliament
Film critic and RT columnist Barry Norman joins Fi Glover. Producer Torquil MacLeod
Sandi Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker
The Simpsons is the most successful animation series in TV history. To some, Bart and the rest of his family are seriously socially subversive, yet others believe they embody conservative values. Phill Jupitus tries to find out who is right, and whether it really matters what a bunch of cartoon characters gets up to.
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Peter Riddell of The Times offers a behind-the-scenes view of the corridors of power. Editor Peter Mulligan
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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The latest from the world of personal finance, presented by Chris A'Court.
Producer Lesley McAlpine Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
2/8 A satirical look at the week's news with Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes ,
Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Rptd from yesterday
This week's panellists for the topical discussion programme include the former Liberal
Democrat leader Charles Kennedy and Michael Heseltine. Hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby from Oxford. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions.
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Tom Stoppard's comedy masterpiece juggles notions of literature, mathematics, landscape gardening and love through the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of Sidney Park, Derbyshire, in the early 19th and 20th centuries, the early 19th and 20th centuries.
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Composer Nina Perry reveals the secrets of good timing by looking at he experiences of four different professionals who rely on an nnate sense of timing. With drummer Dawne Adams chef Brian Fantoni , squash champion Madeline Perry and comedian and juggling artist Steve Royle. Producer Alan Hall
With Ritula Shah.
5/8 Evan Davis talks to some of the biggest names in business who discuss what's high on the business agenda this week. Producer Neil Koenig
Another mix of conversation, comedy and music with Clive Anderson and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney
The play's the thing. This contribution to the Tom Stoppard season has all the famous lines - though not necessarily in the right order. Pure fun, yet proof that the essence of Shakespeare's play is irreducible.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm
Sarfraz Manzoor and guests examine highlights of the week's cultural events. Producer Philippa Ritchie
Stephanie Flanders tells the story of her father Michael, one half of comic duo
Flanders and Swann. Using rare archive material, she discovers her father's long-forgotten career as an actor and campaigner for the rights of the disabled. Producer Hugh Levinson
1/3. A romance story by George Eliot , set against the changes wrought in the Midlands by the passing of the Great Reform Act in 1832. Esther Lyon 's life is shaken when two very different young men return to their home town, determined to make a life under the new radical banner. Adapted by Michael Eaton.
Repeated from Sunday
The Reverend Lingon:
3/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose ,
Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
2/12. Teams from Wales and the south of England compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Repeated from Monday
The American actor Robert Mitchum defined cool before Hollywood knew what it was. In secret, the former professional boxer and star of 100 movies was also a poet. Fellow poet Lloyd Robson goes on the trail of his hero in America. Repeated from Sunday
4/5. Sierra Leone - -2/2. Conclusion of the story of a young man who half falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician. Read by Sean McGinley. Producer Pam Brighton
by Tom Stoppard.
Philosophy graduate Albert finds his calling as a bridge painter. Starring Paul Copley