With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today
2/4. Andrew Marr continues his exploration of Englishness through iconic English characters both fictional and real. Today it's the suave and calculating Sir Walter Raleigh.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated at 9.30pm
Sports journalist Jim White reads from his book about his experiences as coach of his son s football team.
"Nothing makes me feel as nervy, as jittery, as watching my own children play sport".
Repeated at 12.30am
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With Jane Little.
10.45 A Nightingale Sang In Femhurst Road 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen
2/4. Charlie (Stanley Baxter) and Sylvia are life-long friends. He has loved her all his life, but he discovers that there are still some things he doesn't know about her. By Rona Munro.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
Craig has joined the army to get away from football but somehow it has followed him - all the way to Basra. Has he got what it takes to be a hero on the field? By Annie Caulfield.
Producer Mark Smalley : Director Mary Ward-Lowery
1/5. Alan Bennett reads his story that imagines what it would be like to have a monarch for whom literature was an all-consuming interest. One morning, the Queen discovers a travelling library parked next to Buckingham Palace. Abridged by Gordon House . Producer Gordon House Pick of the week: page 128
1/30. As nationalism swept across Europe, composers were divided between those, like
Brahms, who looked to the past for inspiration, and those, like Liszt and Wagner, who looked to the future. The second series of James Naughtie 's chronicling the evolution of classical music and the historical events that affected it. Read by Simon Russell Beale.
Producers Rosie Boulton , Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt
9/11. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Tony Hawks and newcomer Dave Gorman try to avoid hesitating, repetition or deviation. Nicholas Parsons awards the points.
Producer Tiiusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. A Brief Period of Rejoicing. Christopher Matthew 's gently comic tale of life in the aftermath of the Second World War. Twelve-year-old Guy has grown used to a life with his mother but as his father's return from the army is imminent, things will soon change.
Producer/Director Toby Swift
New series 1/8. The Sounds of Britain - Wicken Fen. Writer and naturalist Paul Evans and wildlife sound recordist
Chris Watson travel to Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire to capture the atmosphere of Britain's oldest nature reserve, on a single day in May.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am Spoken word choices: page 129
6/10. Richard Yates 's novel is a portrait of a generation of Americans who returned from the Second World War. Frank and April plan to flee their New York suburb for Paris, but April's news puts an end to their dream. Read by Trevor White and abridged by Elizabeth Burke. Producer Kate McAII ; Director Nigel Lewis
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1/3. Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. A discussion series, chaired by Richard Coles , looking at great musical collaborations, begins with the king and queen of the folk revival of the early 60s. Producer Adam Fowler
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