With John Humphrys 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 Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
The Metaphysical Poets. Melvyn Bragg and his guests Tom Healy and Julie Sanders discuss the 17th-century group of poets, including John Donne and Andrew Marvell , who forged a new poetic language rich in extraordinary metaphors of science, sexuality and religion.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. Alistair Cooke muses on Bill Clinton 's unexpected US presidential victory over incumbent George Bush Sr in 1992. Cooke contemplates the significance of the voters' apparent rejection of the Republicans' traditional approach to their campaign. Introduced by Justin Webb. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
9/9. 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
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Music criticism began as an art form, delivering the kind of scathing wit and opinion capable of making or breaking a band. Now, with the broadsheets, the internet, and even the bands themselves weighing in, music journalist and RT film editor Andrew Collins asks whether the lone Critic is still relevant. Producer Toby Field
By Jon Canter. A woman escapes the monotony of her stale marriage by dreaming she's in love with Stephen Fry. Fry, a bona-fide national treasure, is everything her husband is not: eloquent, metropolitan, learned and gay. Comedy drama, with Lesley Sharp and Phil Davis co-starring with Fry himself.
Producer/Director Fiona McAlpine
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4/6. Headache. Barbara Myers puts listeners' questions and worries concerning headaches and migraines to a specialist. Producer Paula McGrath
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29/30. Worlds Beyond. Heather Couper looks at the work done by astronomers in the past decade to find other planets like
Earth in the universe. Indirect evidence has already been gathered for around 300 other planetary systems. For details see Monday
In June 1908, a huge fireball exploded in the Tunguska River region of Siberia. The explosion was as powerful as 1,000 Hiroshima bombs. A century later, scientists are still trying to find an impact crater or meteorite remains. So what happened? Two scientists from Imperial College London join Quentin Cooper to discuss the history of the blast, conspiracy theories about what actually caused it and the disputes that continue to this day.
2/3. In the 70s and 80s, there were huge rows over private beds in hospitals, prescriptions and changes to the way GPs worked. As the latest debate about Lord Darzi's health-care proposals shows, the rows are still going on. Chris Bowlby looks at how it all Started. Producer Smita Patel Past caring: page 41
New series 1/8. Responsible Journalism.
With sales and advertising crashing, and readers no longer trusting what they read in the papers, the British press is on the slide. Kevin Marsh , former editor of the Today programme, asks how the press can rediscover its public purpose. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
2/6. Athletics. Scrooby ends up on top of Ben Nevis. Friends of Scrooby Trevithick are Andy Parsons , Ben Hurley , Katherine Jakeways , Frankie Boyle , Dara O'Briain ,
Marcus Brigstocke , Michael Legge , and Lucy Porter. Created by Andy Parsons. Producer Paul Russell If you think you have seen Scrooby anywhere, please contact www.findscrooby.com
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