With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. Late autumn at Le Cordon Bleu and it's time for the Basic Cuisine exam. But will Michael remember the dishes, let alone the ingredients, without a recipe book in sight? By Michael Booth. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Relying on the kindness of strangers to recharge their battery, Ian Vince , Dan Kieran and Prasanth Visweswaran set off to travel from Lowestoft to Land's End in a second-hand milk float. An antidote to the modern world's fixation with speed and time. Producer Kim Normanton
Radio choices: pages 134-135
New series 1/6. Stones. Pam and Gordon Grant are a couple at odds who run a garden centre. While Pam still feels young, Gordon wants to dive, slippers first, into middle age. She wants to go to a rock gig, but he wants to join the bowls club. Let battle among the begonias commence! Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones See panel
According to WH Auden "poetry makes nothing happen". But in Kathryn Simmonds 's comic drama it gives rise to lustful urges, ruthless artistic ambition and simmering rivalries - all in the context of a residential writing course deep in the Shropshire countryside producer/Director David Jackson Young
Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood answer listeners' gueries sent in bv post and email. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm
3/5 Mathilda. "I was born in the worst winter ever. It was said that the ground was so hard, the air so cold, the snow so thick, my heart froze the moment I was brought into the world And then I was brought up by a cat." Hattie Naylor 's story is read by Alison Reid. For details see Monday
3/5 My Music. It started with sampling - cheeky chancers making new records out of other people's old ones. Then the music industry was shaken by the internet.
Chris Ledgard asks why anyone should pay for music now that there is free music available online. For details see Monday
2/6. Ben Elton , Eran Beauman and Professor Gary Sheffield donate some amusing and fascinating exhibits to John Lloyd and Bill Bailey 's vast, imaginary museum. producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner
7/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Michael Portillo , Clifford Longley and Sarah Dunant cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
3/5. Here's to Love. An Irish expat, living in Paris, is prompted to reflect on the life choices she's made when she is visited by an old flame. Anne Enright 's story is read by Dervla Kirwan. For details see Monday
New series 1/5. Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in his youth. Terry Pratchett 's Discworld novel is dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer/Director Claire Grove
Radio choices: pages 134-135
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