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 Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas
5/5. Loves of the Plants. Joseph Banks galvanises army officers, merchants, diplomats and missionaries to dispatch home to Kew any unusual plant they happen upon across the vast British Empire as Britain goes garden mad. By Andrea Wulf. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am
4/4. Business is booming again. But can the dental team sort out their emotional lives and fill the yawning cavity within? Comedy by Jim Poyser.
Director Peter Kavanagh
Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, [address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: [address removed]
An adventurous political drama by Dan Rebellato. Four men are waxing saddles, cleaning spurs, polishing bridles and weapons. They are preparing for battle. But which one and which century are we in? Producer/Director Polly Thomas
New series 1/5. In a series exploring routes that have resonances with the past and the future of our landscapes,
Clare Balding walks the Ridgeway with comedian, activist and stone circle enthusiast Mark Thomas. Producer Lucy Lunt
5/5 Catherine. This amusing tale, written and read by Mil Millington , about the one subject that unites all new parents - the desire for sleep - is the last of the stories commissioned by readers' groups from across the West Midlands. For details see Easter Monday
5/5. Set in Paris, 1912. Colette's story of an experienced older woman's final love affair with a much younger man. An unsentimental love story and a fascinating and poignant study of women and ageing. Cheri has returned to Lea but a questional mark still hangs over their relationship.
For cast and details see Easter Monday Rptd from 10.45am
Tina Pepler 's story of a family torn apart by one act of violence explores the journey from grief and anger to the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Woven through it are the voices of real people who are dealing with their own experiences of great pain and the struggle to forgive.
Producer/Director Sara Davies
8/8. Former head of MI5 Stella Rimington and writer Terence Blacker join Kate Mosse to discuss their favourite books. The choices include books by John Banville and Hanif Kureishi , and Italo Calvino. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm
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