With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
The Arab Conquests. Melvyn Bragg and Quests Hugh Kennedy and Amira Bennison discuss the extraordinary spread of Islam across the Middle East, Persia and North Africa and into southern Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries AD.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Led by Bishop Nigel McCulloch. We Sing the Glorious Conguest (King's Lynn). Acts 9, vvlO-20. How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn). From Heaven You Came
(The Servant King, arr Leddington Wright ). Director of music Neil Taylor.
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
From She Loves You in German to Space Oddity in Italian, it wasn't unusual in the 1960s to find pop artists attempting to boost their sales with foreign-language versions of their hits. Presented by Mark Radcliffe with contributions from many of those who took part in the recordings, this programme looks at one of pop's more quirky episodes. Producer Robert Noakes
Merle Jones goes in search of her sister. who has gone missing. Is it possible that she could have been abducted by aliens and has been experiencing abductions ever since she was a child? By Katie Hims.
Music by Howard Jacques ; Producer Boz Temple-Morris
3/6 Barbara Myers puts listeners questions and worries concerning headaches and miaraines to a specialist. Producer Paula McGrath
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4/5 Butterworth and Me. It's 1916 and vouna woman has a difficult letter to write to young composer George Butterworth , who is fighting in France. By Jonathan Lennie.
Read by Rebeka Germain. For details see Monday
Quentin Cooper looks at the latest research into the unusual reproductive behaviour of the malaria parasite, which can choose between the number of male and female offspring it has while living in its host. Scientists hope this new information might reveal ways of preventing the disease.
New series 1/3. Chris Bowlby looks at how patients and politicians view the dominant role of doctors within the National Health Service and how challenges to their leadership has affected the NHS's 60-year history. Producer Smita Patel
9/9. India's Supermarket Sweep. Western-style supermarkets are trying to gain a foothold in the retail sector in India in the face of organised, vocal opposition from the independent wholesalers, distributors and retailers upon whom more than 40 million workers rely for their livelihoods. Peter Day goes to India to find out who is winning the battle. Producer Julie Ball Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm
New series 1/6. Motions. Scrooby has gone walkabout. His web diaries show that he has recently been to Havana,
Cuba, but his friends are asking for information on his current whereabouts. Scrooby's friends are Marcus Brigstocke , Frankie Boyle , Ben Hurley ,
Katherine Jakeways , Andy Parsons and Lucy Porter. Producers Andy Parsons and Paul Russell
If you think you have seen Scrooby anywhere, please contact www.findscrooby.com
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