With Carolyn Ouinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.45 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 LWonlv Yesterday in Parliament
King Lear. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Jonathan Bate, Catherine Belsey and Catherine Duncan-Jones to examine Shakespeare's tragedy; how its themes of rule and misrule, of old age and family breakup would have spoken powerfully at the end of Elizabeth I's long and once glorious reign.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. The students of Le Cordon Bleu make their professional catering debut at the Musee d'Orsay. But crossing the room with a tray full of canapes proves rather more challenging than they thought. By Michael Booth. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
The stories behind global headlines,
Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Tracey McLeod recalls the songs of girl groups from the late 1950s onwards, when
Image was of paramount importance ana ranged from the leather-clad look of the Shangri-Las to the high glamour of the Supremes. With contributions by author Charlotte Greig and music producer Pete Waterman. Producer Paul Hardy
London 1931: Gandhi and Chaplin meet in the East End - but the real cultural exchange is taking place between Anil and Emily, members of their respective entourages. By Matthew Coombes.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane
New series 1/6. Fainting. Barbara Myers is joined by Professor Richard Sutton to take listeners' calls about the causes, prevention and treatment of fainting. Producer Alexandra Feachem
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4/5 My Pictures. Nowadays it is a simple matter to download and watch nearly any film for free. It's illegal - but the chances of being caught are practically zero.
Chris Ledgard asks whether the industry is getting ripped off or if this is just healthy anarchy. For details see Monday
Quentin Cooper is joined by Andrew Bushby and Lucy Collinson to explore advances in microscope technology, developed through the use of microscopes in the electronics industry. New techniques allow scientists to look at soft tissue and cell structures in greater detail, affording a better understanding of human molecular biology and its application in the fields of medicine and neurosurgery.
2/6. India, the Reluctant Tiger. India's economy is growing at triple the rate of Western nations. Dr Zareer Masani travels to his homeland to discover if this prosperity is filtering down to the masses or just creating a larger gap between rich and poor.
Producer Smita Patel Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/5. Until the Girl Died. A car accident in Italy forces a middle-aged woman to confront the fact that her "fantastic" husband has been having an affair. Anne Enright 's story is read by Frances Tomelty. For details see Monday
2/6. David Ouantick 's one-voice sketch show continues. Featuring the vocal talents of Graeme Garden , Johnny Daukes ,
Deborah Norton , Katie Maskell , Dan Antopoiski , David Ouantick , Andrew Crawford and Gavin Peacock. Producer Julian Mayers
2/6. The Curry. Luke's brother is badly hurt after a fight, but his mates won't leave until they've gone for an Indian. Another comic glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, written and performed by Tim Key. Producer SebBarwell
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