With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/6. Birgit Cunningham was once a society girl, living off her wealthy parents, now she is a single mother of a three-year-old, living on benefits. She recounts her riches-to-rags story to John Humphrys and explains why she's never been happier.
Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Repeated at 9.30pm
New series 1/5. Water Is Precious. The thirsty people of the driest continent on Earth - Australia - are having to deal with the realities of climate change.
Caroline Holmes discovers what they are doing about it and what they can teach the rest of us. Producer Mukti Jain Campion
2/5. By Caroline P Murphy. Cosimo I de' Medici must find a husband for his young daughter, but will Isabella accept a marriage of politics rather than true love? For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
10/40. Brett Westwood and Philippa
Forrester get the latest news on the humpback whales in their breeding grounds near
Hawaii before they head north to Alaska.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
1/2. Lancastrian comedian George Formby Sr (1875-1921) was one of the highest-paid music hall performers of his day, but his son and namesake, the ukulele-playing star of stage, screen and record, did even better for himself. Allan Beswick tells the story of the twoFormbyS. Producer Libby Cross
2/4 Pulcinella. After the raw power of The
Rite of Spring (1911), Stravinsky turned to the music of the 18th century for his ballet
Pulcinella (1920), reworking and modernising a series of pieces attributed to the composer Pergolesi. Frances Fyf ield views Stravinsky's manuscript and the neat sketchbook that shows how he developed the work.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
A comedy disaster movie about climate change
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has set up a working party from within the broadcasting industries to brainstorm solutions to the evolving crisis.
Hudson and Pepperdine are on the comedy sub-list. Can they save the planet? Can they even get to the first meeting?More importantly - will they be back in time for the school run?
Russell T Davies:
4/13 Vanessa Collingridge and guests answer listeners' questions about the past. Producer Nick Patrick
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Vanessa Colling ridge writes about Making History in the May issue of BBC History Magazine on sale 29 April, £3.60
4/9 Fangio. Stirling Moss nominates for great-life status the racing drivers' driver,
Juan Manuel Fangio - a quiet, home-loving man who won five world racing titles.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at llpm
5/6. Role Reversal. After a visit to the doctor. Ed is feeling battered by criticism and low in spirits. Splenetic comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis
2/10. By Nicola Upson. A grisly murder has been committed at King's Cross and the clues lead Inspector Penrose reluctantly to his old acquaintance, Josephine Tey.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Death is the penalty for apostasy according to all the main schools of Islamic law, and many traditionalists think that this judgement cannot be repealed. Former Muslim radical Shiraz Maher asks whether such an extreme punishment is really justified by the Koran and the example of the Prophet Muhammad. Repeated on Sunday at 5pm.
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