With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/4. English Lessons. Historian Jonathan Spence examines China's relations with the UK through the prism of the three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions. Introduced in Liverpool by Sue Lawley.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/5. When the residents of Walsham realise the plague is fast approaching England, they embark on a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Walsingham. By John Hatcher. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
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3/3. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day. Pete Paphides tells the story of Just Another Diamond Day written by Vashti Bunyan on her journey north in a Romany caravan to join Donovan's commune in the Outer Hebrides. Released in 1970, these songs would only properly surface 30 years later. producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Sixty-five years after a bungled bombing raid, an ex-RAF pilot, with wife and son in tow, drives to Germany to deliver an apology. The trip turns out to be explosive for all concerned. A bittersweet comedy by Paul Cotter.
Producer Toby Swift
11/13. Vanessa Collingridge and the team discuss listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed]. Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
2/5. The Second Life of Jenny Durham.
When Philip receives a text message from his dead wife his bafflement turns to anger: who could perpetrate such a cruel hoax?
Mark Lawson 's story is read by Greg Powrie. For details see yesterday
3/10. The legal process depends on accurate recollection of events. But just how reliable are memories? Clive Coleman discovers if the law needs to be reformed to allow for human fallibility. Producer Simon Coates
'5/5. Clare's Last Stand. An easy day at a conference is spoiled when Clare's nemesis Peggy turns up. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. producer Katie Tyrrell
4/9. Julian O'Halloran reports on why calls for a new wave of coal-fired power plants are causing splits in Whitehall, anguish among climate campaigners and fury among families living in the shadow of new open-cast coal mines.
Producer Samantha Fenwick Rptd on Sunday at 5pm
2/8. Claudia Hammond meets
Janey Antoniou who hears voices constantly in her head. She has schizophrenia and has learned ways of coping with the condition. Now she teaches police and ambulance crews about how to deal with greater sensitivity with people who have the illness. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/4. The Western Mail General Strike Edition, 12 May 1926. Why did a miners' dispute lead to a general strike? How did the nation cope and why did the strike end in such abject failure? Peter Snow finds out from the newspaper's archive. Producer Andrew Green
New series 1/6. Cutting-edge stand-up comedy, hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , in front of a live audience from a range of comedy talent performing exclusively political material. Producer Alison Carpenter
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