With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/4. American Dreams. At the Asian Society in New York, Professor Jonathan Spence discusses the relationship between the USA and China over the last two centuries, and considers whether America should be wary of the East Asian superpower or whether the two economic and military giants can co-exist happily and peacefully. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
18/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animals as they make their annual journeys around the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
Simon Hoggart tells the story of Free Cinema, a series of documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre, London, 1956-59. Free Cinema's informal style and its focus on ordinary people, helped kick-start the careers of several directors who became known as the British New Wave, including Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson. Cinematographer Walter Lassally shows how new technology made realist films possible.
Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. EMAIL: [address removed],
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am
Paul Erasmus , a policeman of the South
African Security Branch, was one of the first to testify to the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission after the end of the apartheid regime. His confession of murder and arson in the name of the State led to a chance to develop a friendship of sorts with a man whose career he destroyed: musician Roger Lucey. Lucey visits his former tormentor on his farm. Producer Judith Kampfner Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up 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 Unaccustomed Earth 1/2. Ruma's mother dies, leaving an unfillable hole in the relationship between Ruma and her father. Indira Varma reads a story from Jhumpa Lahiri's new collection. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Concludes tomorrow. For details see yesterday
New series 1/3. Steve Punt celebrates writing from the Cambridge Footlights. With material by Peter Cook, David Mitchell, Griff Rhys Jones, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson performed by Mel Giedroyc, Lucy Montgomery, James Bachman, John Finnemore, Geoff McGivern and Simon Munnery.
5/9. Gerry Northam investigates reports that thousands of elderly dementia patients are being given powerful psychiatric drugs that they don't need and which can have devastating or even fatal side-effects.
Producer Jane Beresford Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
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