With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
In 1947, the US Secretary of State
George Marshall was so shocked by the threat of Communism in Europe after the Second World War, he proposed a cash injection, securing democracy and a free market.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the first payment Allan Little looks at how Marshall sold his plan to a reluctant Congress and asks if the plan actually hastened the Cold War. Producer Jane Beresford
6/6. Something for Me. A windfall on the Premium Bonds causes ructions at the garden centre, as Gordon earmarks the money for an office computer while Pam sets her sights on a new sports car. Comedy by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones
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5/5 Art for Art's Sake. Paul Jackson continues his exploration of TV's ability to reflect and influence the society it serves with the story of Monitor. In 1957, anxiety about commercial TV led the BBC to launch a regular arts programme. By the time Monitor came to an end, seven years later, it had created the concept of arts programming as we know it. producer Paul Kobrak
3/5 Of Poultry and Poison. Author WMW
"Willie" Fowler dismisses as a myth the notion that farmers are all jolly, bucolic animal lovers. Leslie Phillips reads from the cookbook, arguably 40 years ahead of its time. For details see Monday
8/10. The presenter looks at the history of shopping for the home, from articles purchased abroad during the colonial period to the Terence Conran-inspired era of European designed items.
Producer Emily Palmer For details see Monday
New series 1/6. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy - and argues over whose team is best. Sketches, spoof interviews and music with Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakewayes , Dave Lamb , Richie Webb , Mark Evans and special guests. Producer Ben Walker Repeated tomorrow at 11pm
3/5. By Stephen Wakelam. Florence finds herself increasingly uncomfortable in the Hardy household. After Emma's death they find her meticulous accounts of his shortcomings - What I Think of My Husband. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/4. MariellaFrostruphostsa debate in which families, experts and policy-makers discuss, in the light of bad parenting being blamed for all society's ills, how the next generation should be raised.
Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
Like Gordon Brown , Adam Smith was a native of Kirkcaldy. He was a hero to Thatchentes but now the Left are fighting over the legacy of the 18th-century economist. So who has the best claim to Adam Smith 's crown?
Producer David Stenhouse Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm
3/10. As the blockade takes hold on the South Pacific island, the children take refuge from the realities of their everyday life in the imaginary world of Mr Dickens. By Lloyd Jones. For details see Monday
New series 1/4. A guide to the world of poetry by Islington-based poet Paul Hamilton (Kevin Eldon ), who despite being a stalwart of the poetry-reading circuit for 25 years has yet to have anything published. This week he listens to a selection of verse from Derek Harricot. Poetry spoof by Kevin Eldon and Stewart Lee. Producer Ed Morrish
1/4. Music and Humour A series of surreal musical encounters with the mysterious Dr Pfeffer in his back-street club where he tells a story featuring songs of romance, mystery and horror. Written by Craig Stephens and Jake Oldershaw.
Music composed by Derek Nisbet
Producer/Director Kate Chapman
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