With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
4/5. In 1604 Shakespeare played a crucial fole in the betrothal of his landlord's daughter to a young French apprentice, and it appears that the play on his desk at the time bore an uncanny similarity to the events unfolding in his lodging house. By Charles Nicholls. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
4/10. Iran: behind the Veil. The story of 22-year-old Leila from Tehran, told in her own words. Sold into prostitution by her mother at the age of nine she was sentenced to death at 18. Only a last-minute appeal by a human-rights lawyer saved her life. Her story pays tribute to those who are fighting for reform against a system that his heavily biased against women.
Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
1/2. In the first programme looking at how writers, comics and satirists have depicted
God and the Devil to serve the purposes or humour, the Rev Richard Coles , chaplain to the Royal Academy of Music, finds God in cartoons, movies, plays and on Radio 4. Producer Ian Gardhouse
3/5. If You Can't Stand the Heat. Series of five linked comedy dramas about a take-away in Leeds that has been home to generations of different immigrants. It is 1979 and Harpal can't wait to pack his parents off on holiday because he wants to party, and to earn some dosh. Rv Taiinder Sinah Hayer.
Producer/Director Gary Brown
2/8. Barbara Myers and her guest GP Ann Robinson take calls on the causes and treatment of hair problems. Producer Beth Eastwood
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4/5. Jerusalem. Graphic novelist Neil Gaiman takes Blake's lionised words to Jerusalem as his story's starting point.
Morris and his wife visit the Holy City, but it is back home on Hampstead Heath that Morris really begins to experience Jerusalem. Read by Alexander Morton. For details see Monday
4/5. Dogged Defence. Dylan Winter meets the last canine winner of the PDSA Dickin
Medal, the animal's Victoria Cross, and visits an Army base to find out what it takes to train military dogs. For details see Monday
Autonomous computer programmes that make their own decisions could soon be saving our cities and negotiating crucial deals on the Stock Exchange. Ouentin Cooper finds out about these Intelligent Agents with the help of Professor Nick Jennings.
Should we be happy to place our money and safety in the hands of a computer? Producer Pamela Rutherford
4/6. Sketch show in which madness lurks just beneath the surface of normality.
Written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner. With Katy Brand. Producer Katie Marsden
2/4. More than two billion pounds has been spent to improve cancer care since 2000.
Why then are cancer survival rates in the UK still the worst in western Europe? Simon Cox tells how Government targets mean that some people are waiting too long for radiotherapy. Producer Phil Kemp
6/8. From the European Union to abortion, calls for referendums abound across politics. But are popular votes a good way of resolving contentious issues? In a studio discussion, Ouentin Peel asks if plebiscites enable the voice of the people to be heard unequivocally.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/10. When William Blake 's mother dies, the children decide it would be a great adventure to follow the funeral party to Bunhill Fields' burial ground. By Tracy Chevalier. For further details see Monday
5/6. Comedy sketches from David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including what goes on in the mind of your shower. Starring
David Mitchell , Robert Webb , Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards
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