With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/4.The Wild Boy of Aveyron. Claudia Hammond , in her series about studies that have advanced understanding of psychology, looks at the case of Victor, the feral child who appeared out of the woods of south-west France in 1800 - a gift to those who wanted to resolve the nature-versus-nurture controversy. Producer Marya Burgess
6/6. New Beginnings. Birth, love and sibling rivalry. Can all the loose ends be tied up in time? Comedy written by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett
4/5.1927: having failed to become the new headmaster at Bamfylde, Davy is determined to give the new head, Alcock, his full support. But Alcock isn't about to make that so easy. RD Delderfield's novel is dramatised by Shaun McKenna. producer/Director Cherry Cookson
3/5. The words of Iranian immigrant Aylia to her loved ones at home as she struggles with Britain's asylum system. She discovers a lifeline in a women's group that helps her rediscover her sense of self-worth and build a new life for herself and her two young children. For details see Monday
1/6. Another chance to hear the pilot of the sitcom about two incompetent science teachers who work at a sixth-form college that specialises in drama. One is in love with his new boss but struggles with social interaction, and the other resents the head teacher because he feels the job should have been his. Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards. The series continues with new episodes next week.
Producer Adam Bromley
3/4. Plea Bargaining. Fraudsters could win lower sentences if they admit their crimes under new Government proposals for a plea bargaining system, just like the one ingrained in the US legislature. Senior lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic discuss what the UK stands to gain or lose by adopting it. Presented by Clive Anderson.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/3. Michael Portillo explores the history and nature of the back-bencher, asking historians whether these traits have been present since the very first Parliaments in the 1300s. He begins by digging into the parliamentary archives to trace the origins of that most notorious back-bench activity - the back-bench revolt.
Producer Philip Sellars Repeated from Sunday at
10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am
3/4. Poirot suspects that Lady Stubbs's disappearance could be linked to the boat-house murder. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams
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