With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
4/4. The Body Beautiful. From Lord's Cricket Ground in London, historian
Jonathan Spence discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have evolved over the centuries, and how China is facing the challenge of hosting the Olympics this August. Sue Lawley is in the chair.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/5. The young cleric's scandalous affair with a married woman leads to a flight to Constantinople.... and the harem. By Ian Kelly , read by Benedict Cumberbatch. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Comfort, Comfort. Now My People (Genevan 42, arr Bell). Lukel, vv67-80. Benedictus (Johnson Manning). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). With Manchester Chamber Choir directed by Simon Lole. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.
19/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
Philip Glassborow asks friends and colleagues of author Maurice Sendak for clues to the inspiration behind his most famous children's book, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). Plus a new reading of the book by Henry Goodman to a soundtrack Of klezmer music. Producer Beaty Rubens
Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
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Phill Jupitus takes a look at the virtuoso comedy and music of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, who believe that any music - from classical to punk - is open to reinterpretation on eight "bonsai guitars".
Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm
13/13. Vanessa Collingridge tries to get to the bottom of historical mysteries looking at local legends and architectural oddities. Producer Nick Patrick
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(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
5/10 Clive Coleman looks at what goes on behind closed doors in the pre-trial meetings between the judge, prosecutors and defence lawyers, when important legal issues are hammered out away from the scrutiny of jurors. producer Simon Coates
2/3. Steve Punt hosts the sketch show celebrating the range and diversity of writing from the Cambridge Footlights. Mel Giedroyc, Lucy Montgomery, James Bachman, John Finnermore, Geoff McGivern and Simon Munnery perform comic undergraduate material from the last few decades.
With Mark Lawson , who talks to
Michael Palin about his enthusiasm for the work of the 19th-century Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi , now receiving a first major British exhibition. Producer Timothy Prosser
Last year Afghanistan had a record crop of opium, feeding a trade that fuels corruption and bankrolls the Taliban. Kate Clark reports on the efforts of the Afghan and British governments to fight the trade and asks how effective their efforts can be.
Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
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