With Ed Kessler.
With Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross
With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the DayWith Abdal Hakim Murad.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today
Andrew Marr's guests include writer Martin Amis, human rights activist Asma Jahangir and historian Quentin Skinner. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm.
Podcast available at [web address removed]
1/5. Joyce Tyldesley's biography of the highly intelligent monarch, stripping away the misconceptions surrounding the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty. After the death of her father Ptolemy XII Auletes, Cleopatra is forced to share the throne of Egypt with her ten-year-old brother. Read by Haydn Gwynne. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt for Â£18 (RRP Â£20) inc p&p, send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]
From Wellington Church, Glasgow. With
Anna Magnusson and the Choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, directed by Oliver Rundell. Reading Ephesians 4, vv29-end; 5, vvl-2. Organist Christopher Nickol.
With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Interpreter 111/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen
A profile of Patience Bush, who works to help families in Sheffield combat their children's anti-social behaviour. Producer Susan Mitchell
New series 1/6. Dr Chaotica and the Rise of the Atomic Man-Bees. It's 1962 and Hugo Kellerman is making a radio soap opera set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008. Today, suspicious deaths provoke mixed reactions. By Christopher William Hill.
Producer Liz Webb
Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.
With Martha Kearney.
4/11 Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest, pitting four contestants against each other in a knockout competition. producer Frank Stirling Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
By Gary Ogin.
Donald is getting nowhere with Amy and is convinced he's just too boring for her. However, when Zak comes crashing into his flat he thinks his luck will change.
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE- [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm
1/5 The True Story of the Twelve Dancing
Princesses. By Morven Crumlish. Who says that the princesses were out dancing all night? In this quirky reworking of the traditional fairy tale, a soldier is exposed to the truth. Read by Shirley Henderson. Producer Marilyn Imrie
1/5 Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis travels a long way close to home to contemplate a change in the direction Of her life. Producer Penny Arnold
Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Jennifer Daniel
5/12 Nicholas Parsons is in the chair at Salisbury
Playhouse, with Paul Merton , Clement Freud ,
Marcus Brigstocke and Jenny Eclair. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
Ruth prepares for the big day.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
With Mark Lawson , including a review of the film Cloverfield, in which a monster attacks New York City. Producer Ella-Mai Robey
1/5. By Anjum Malik. The further adventures of freelance interpreter Nina Azmi (Archie Panjabi). Today Nina is called to interpret at a family court, where she hears a shocking revelation. Producer Nadia Molinari Repeated from 10.45am
2/3. At the height of the Cold War, the BBC devised a programme schedule, known as "Radio Ten", to be broadcast from the BBC's own secret bunker in the event of a nuclear attack.
Mike Thomson rediscovers the bunker and reviews the playlist, which was designed to boost the morale of survivors.
2/8. A guide to the world of learning.
Presented by Libby Purves. Producer Fiona Hill
2/2. The Taung Child. Jessica Holm investigates the skull of a child from a two-million-year-old species that could be the missing link between apes and humans, to find out the cause of death. The answer came as quite a shock. Producer Joanne Stevens
Shortened repeat from 9am
6/10. By David Park. Northern Ireland's recently appointed Truth Commissioner discovers a government minister and a former policeman may be implicated in the disappearance of a young boy several years earlier. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Gerard Murphy. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: To order The Truth Commissioner for £13.50 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, send a cheque, payable to [address removed], or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
2/6. Barry Norman , Ben Moor , Michael Simkins and Stephanie Merritt are quizzed by Nigel Rees , and the reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Wednesday
With David Wilby.
1/5. By Joyce Tyldesley. Repeated from 9.45am