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 Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
The Dissolution of the Monasteries
Melvyn Bragg examines Henry VIII 's decision to destroy monastic life in this country. With guests Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch , Diane Purkiss and George Bernard.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. "Ye Who O'er Southern Oceans Wander" Joseph Banks heads south in the Endeavour on the greatest botanical journey of all time, while the American plant collectors are disturbed by the unwanted atttentions of the Native Americans. By Andrea Wulf. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am
3/8. Korean Missionaries. Around 16,000 Koreans work as Christian missionaries in foreign countries. Ulli Schauen travels to Korea to find out why they are such fervent evangelists.
Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm
The short stories broadcast at 3.30pm all this week are commissioned by readers' groups from around the West Midlands, with the help of the West Midlands Readers' Network. This programme follows the commissioning process from first meetings with top writers to the final performance at the Birmingham Book Festival. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery
At a remote Scottish public school in the late 1960s two boys invent a fictitious fellow classmate. But when everyone, including the headmaster, starts to believe that
"Magnus Sweet" exists, they have a problem on their hands. By Alastair Jessiman.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young
Sleep Disorders. Barbara Myers and her guest Professor Kevin Morgan , who runs the Clinical Sleep Research Unit at Loughborough University, take your questions on how to overcome sleep problems. Producer Alexandra Feachem
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4/5 Twice Tried, Twice Hung, Twice Buried
The Solihull Listeners' Circle asked Lindsey Davis , the author of the Falco mysteries, to write about the colourful life story of local forger William Booth. For details see Easter Monday
4/10 With a shortage of skills in the postwar period DIY became de rigueur, presented as the essential and democratic component to every marriage. Llewelyn-Bowen looks at the rise and subsequent fall from favour of DIY. For details see Easter Monday
Billed as the fastest show on air, this is the aural equivalent of beating oneself over the head - it's crazy and an assault on the senses. John Humphrys hosts this maelstrom of comedy variety in which 28 acts - from Radio 4 stalwarts to newcomers - are given 60 seconds (more or less) to entertain US. Producer Ed Morrish
New series 1/4. More than a million Poles are estimated to have come to
- work in Britain since 2004, prompting media scare stories about jobs being taken and public services swamped. But is this missing the real story? Simon Cox uncovers new evidence that Polish workers are now leaving Britain and hears warnings that if they go in significant numbers, our economy will be in trouble. Producer Richard Vadon
6/6. Kicking the Habit. Social historian Richard Weight asks why the problem of drug addiction has proved so intractable to a range of public policy approaches.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
6/6. David Ouantick 's trippy, rather surreal sketch show in which each piece features a single voice. With the vocal talents of Dan Maier , Graeme Garden , Deborah Norton ,
Lizzie Roper , Katie Davies , Andrew Crawford and Hollywood actor Michael Lerner. Producer Julian Mayers
6/6. The Nightclub. Luke gets stuck outside a nightclub while his friends and Hayley party inside. The last glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, designated driver for his so-called mates. Comedy by Tim Key. Producer SebBarwell
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