With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
The Social Contract. Melvyn Bragg and guests Susan James, Karen O'Brien and Melissa Lane discuss the Social Contract, an idea from political philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries, which argued that governments had authority based on a contract with the people they governed.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]
4/5. Lisa French Blaker 's memoirs of her time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. Lisa and her team face the wrath of El Wadi 's unpredictable local government after treating two children for gunshot wounds. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. From Heaven
You Came (The Servant Song). Psalm 121. Expectans, Expectavi (Wood). He Who Would Valiant Be (Monks Gate).
Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.
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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2/4. Brian Patten. Contemporary writer Brian Patten selects some of his favourite poetry and prose, including the pieces that have inspired his own works and life. Bringing the literature to life are readers Christian Rodska and Alison Reid. Producer Christine Hall
Amanda Whittington 's docudrama combines the fictionalised accounts of young women forced to give up their children for adoption in the 1960s with testimony from three real-life adoptees, now in their 40s, who have since made contact with their biological mothers.
Producers Sara Conkey and Kate Chapman See panel
4/5 Twelve Noon. The series of short stories by leading crime writers continues with a tale by Sophie Hannah. A woman standing in a car park struggles to interpret an enigmatic sign, yet remains determined to resolve a moral dilemma. Read by Julia McKenzie. For details see Monday
4/5 Beijing is the political and cultural heart of China. Former Spitting Image producer
Roger Law uncovers the city's art scene and finds that production is on an industrial scale. For details see Monday
5/6. Award-winning DJ Gary Bellamy brings his unique brand of broadcast journalism to early-evening Radio 4, helped by his enthusiastic production team and famous friends. Comedy starring Rhys Thomas , Paul Whitehouse , Simon Day and Charlie Higson. Producer Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse
8/9. Team Spirit. In an age of global and virtual business worlds, Peter Day explores what it takes to build and manage effective teams.
Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/ inbusiness/inbusiness.shtml
6/6. Bring Me Sunshine. Miriam O'Reilly explores solar power as a viable source of renewable energy. She asks whether the UK makes the most of this natural resource, and reports on a plan to develop solar plants in the deserts of North Africa and import the electricity up through northern Europe. Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm
4/15. Passions Good and Bad. By EM Forster. Juliet Stevenson reads the romantic novel set in England and Italy. Lucy is unhappy to find herself the centre of attention after witnessing a murder, but her mind is soon occupied with other things. For details see Monday
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