With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Tacitus and the Decadence of Rome
Melvyn Bragg is joined by Catharine Edwards, Ellen O'Gorman and Maria Wyke to discuss the historian Tacitus and his views on Rome's decadence and corruption.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. Blog Off. Judith discovers that people are reading her blog when the atmosphere at the school gate turns somewhat chilly, and the local vicar hauls her in for a dressing-down. By Judith O'Reilly. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
England v South Africa
Commentary on the first day of the First Test at Lord's from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Mark Pougatch. With summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Shaun Pollock , Phil Tufnell and Mike Selvey.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm
New series 1/11. South Africa's promised Land Tensions over South African land reform threaten to descend into violence as they have in Zimbabwe. Campaigners claim the Mbeki government's promise to redistribute white-owned land to black farmers has fallen way short of the mark. Rosie Goldsmith hears from both black and white farmers with a vital stake in the outcome. Producers Richard Fenton-Smith and Mark Savage Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
Texas - home of rednecks, oil barons and George Bush. So how come its capital city is liberal, progressive and bohemian? Peter Curran investigates Austin's history and the struggle to keep it out of the hands of the conservatives and developers. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
Crime story by Mark Griffiths. Leona Cash is a 25-year-old music journalist-cum-detective who is introduced to the underbelly of classical music when she discovers the body of a teenage cello prodigy. Producer/Director Pauline Harris
Exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants can slowly damage health over time. But could metabolomics, or the study of molecules in the body, be the early-warning system we're looking for? Quentin Cooper investigates.
3/3. The NHS is changing rapidly, so where does that leave the doctors? With politicians and patients ever more demanding, and technology transforming how medicine works, is the traditional doctor doomed? Chris Bowlby reports. Producer Smita Patel
2/8. Character Factories. Baden-Powell called the scout movement he founded a "character factory," designed to impart his public-school and military values to the masses. But the idea that the privileged social classes should spread their own morality to the masses went out of fashion in British policy-making circles. Richard Reeves , commentator and part-time scoutmaster, asks whether it is time for the chattering classes to unashamedly promote their own virtues. Producer Innes Bowen Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
3/6. Herb. Scrooby and Walshie discover their new next-door neighbour is a homeopath, opening a window into alternative herbal medicine. He tries some guerrilla gardening in the communal garden but finds his herb growing is frustrated by the local police force and some unwelcome heavies. Created by Andy Parsons. Friends of Scrooby Trevithick are Andy Parsons , Ben Hurley , Frankie Boyle , Henry Naylor and Michael Legge. Producer Paul Russell If you have any information about Scrooby please contact www.findscroooby.com
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