With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. The Naming of Plants. Linnaeus sends his brightest student to London to name the bizarre plants flooding in from the American colonies. By Andrea Wulf. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am
5/6. Flab. Pam challenges Gordon to a dieting competition. Comedy by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones
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4/5. Shameless. Paul Jackson tells the story behind the making of Shameless. An off-beat TV drama-comedy centred on a seemingly dysfunctional family in a Manchester estate. He is joined by creator Paul Abbott and its stars David Threlfall and Maggie O'Neill. Producer Sara Jane Hall (Revised rpt)
Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Sleaford and District Flower Lovers' Club in Lincolnshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Easter Day at 2pm
3/5. The Philosopher. A stressed office worker nips out in his lunch-break and meets a man who is to change his life. Will
Buckingham reads his own story, suggested by the Walsall Black reading group. For details see Easter Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
4/4 What is the right amount of sleep? Margaret Thatcher claimed that four hours was enough for her. Vivienne Parry investigates whether the "normal" eight hours is just a 19th-century myth. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
6/6. Comedian and actor Alan Davies , singer Martha Reeves and science writer John Gribbin donate exhibits to an imaginary museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and Bill Bailey. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner
11/11. Michael Buerk is joined by Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo to debate the ethical issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
3/3. In the last of his series on significant budgets, The Guardian's Michael White assesses the political impact of Norman Lamont 's 1992 pre-election Budget and the shadow Budget produced by John Smith.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
5/5. Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-
Morpok's City Watch, thrown back into his own past, has little time there left to undo the harm done by his arch-enemy Career, before returning to his present. Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole
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