Andrew Marr's guests include philosophers Daniel Dennett and Raymond Tallis, and biographer Carole Seymour-Jones, whose book Dangerous Liaison tells the story of the passionate affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. By Caroline P Murphy. Charming, witty, intelligent, wealthy and worshipped by her father, Princess Isabella de' Medici was allowed a freedom experienced by few women of her time. But, ultimately, would this decadent existence prove to be her downfall? Read by Fenella Woolgar and abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Isabella de' Medici in hardback for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
Journalist Adam Lusekelo recently became a Nyakusa chief in southern Tanzania, following the death of his brother.
Ruth Evans travels with him to Rungwe to discover what the Nyakusa people expect of their chief in the modern state. Producer Ruth Evans
New series 1/6. Craig Brown returns with a satirical romp through the newsworthy and the not-so-newsworthy. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys ,
Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis McLeod , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd
Scientist and atheist Grace is appalled to find that her son Tom wants to
LJ become a priest. An intimate family drama by Mick Gordon and AC Grayling exolorinq issues of faith, love and humanity. producers Richard Bannerman and Andy Joraan Director Mick Gordon
Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Chris A'Court
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Marine historian Dr Robert Prescott searches for the remains of HMS Beagle, the ship in which Charles Darwin made the discoveries that led to the formulation of his theory of evolution.
Producer Jeremy Grange
5/6. James Walton hosts the literary quiz, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined by guests Jane Thynne and Mark Billingham. Ted Hughes is the subject for nastiche and the reader is Beth Chalmers.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/10. By Nicola Upson. It's 1934 and novelist and playwright Josephine Tey is travelling to London for the final week of her hit play, Richard of Bordeaux. But tragedy awaits at King's Cross.
Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated from 10.45am
6/8. Las Vegas. The mayor of Las Vegas wants to legalise prostitution. At a time when other countries, including the UK, are looking at similar options, Rosie Goldsmith listens to the claims that a regulated industry will be safer, and hears from those people who think it's a cynical way for the state to cash in on the sex trade. Repeated from Thursday
6/10. Dowell discovers that his wife did not die of a heart condition - she poisoned herself. Ford Madox Ford's classic tale of passion and deceit is read by Toby Stephens. Abridged by Lu Kemp. Producer Kirsty Williams
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Don't Watch with Mother was one of Britain's best-loved, most innovative and most fictitious comedy series ever, and now its equally honoured and fictitious presenters reconvene to celebrate its fictitious 30th anniversary.
Music by Waen Shepherd ; Producer Katie Tyrrell
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