With Commissioner Betty Matear.
Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross
With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Dr Alan Billings.
Canon Dr Alan
This edition comes from the Cheltenham Literature Festival, where Simon Schama, Christina Lamb, Robert Fox and Jenny Uglow join presenter Andrew Marr.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (Lafferty). Luke 7, vv11-17. Praise His Holy Name (Hampton). 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of music Colin Walker.
1/5. Richard Holmes 's exploration of the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of the 18th century, starting with Joseph Banks , botanist on Captain Cook's first Endeavour voyage. Introduced by the author and read by Douglas Hodge. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes from Sparkle Direct for E22.09 (RRP E25) inc p&p, send a cheque payable to Sparkle Direct Offers, to: [address removed] call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Color Purple 6/10 The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
A group of young adults open letters they wrote to themselves when they were school leavers. Producer Sandhya Suri
2/6. The CV of Dorian Gray. Ed pretends to be younger. Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Producer Dawn Ellis
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Julian Worricker takes over the helm of Radio 4's consumer programme.
With Martha Kearney.
3/17 Robert Robinson chairs heat three of the general knowledge quiz, as four contestants compete for the coveted title at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Steven was badly injured in a traffic accident and his physiotherapy hasn't been going well.
When his physiotherapist comes up with an unusual plan to motivate him, they begin a unique journey of hope. By Martin Meehan. nther Darts are played by Camilla Carroll ,
Itsareeya Johnston , Bill Maul , Chandrika Nayar , Henryk Pieknik , Patrick Watson and Fiona Woods. Producer/Director Heather Larmour
Listeners' finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and guests.
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1/5 A series of new works read on stage at the Cheltenham Literature Festival by five Man Booker Prize-winning authors. Today, John Banville reads his Magic Squares. Producers Sara Davies and Christine Hall
21/30. For Jackson and Democracy. David Reynolds continues his history of America by looking at the growth of democracy and political parties there. Producer Sue Ellis
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Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
- New series 1/8. In a series examining holiday and travel trends, Katie Derham starts with "wellbeing" holidays such as retreats, holistic holidays, and life-coaching breaks, asking why the idea of a holiday that's not only a physical break from work but also both mentally and spiritually restoring has become SO popular. Producer Susan Marling
2/6. Writer Sue Limb and poet laureate Andrew Motion join James Walton and team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh in the literary panel show. The subject for pastiche is Seamus Heaney and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producers Katie Marsden and Sam Michell Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
Jennifer, Lilian and Tony put on a united front. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
With Mark Lawson , including an interviewwith historian David Starkey. Producer Robyn Read
6/10. Celie's sister Nettie is in Africa, and Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa. Pat Cumper's dramatisation of Alice Walker 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in the Deep South between the wars.
Music by Phillip Tagney Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am
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Claire Prosser 's life changed for ever when her teenage son Tom died suddenly and unexpectedly from an undiagnosed heart condition. This documentary charts her first year without him, exploring the process of rebuilding one's life after the unimaginable has happened. Producer Linda Pressly Radio features: pages 126-127
3/8. A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Rptd on Sunday at 11pm
Edi Stark finds out why the eye condition binocular instability is going undiagnosed and untreated, blighting the lives of hundreds of thousands of adults and children in the UK. Producer Amanda Hargreaves
Shortened repeat from 9am
With Ritula Shah.
6/15. Frederic finds himself torn between his love for his friend's wife, Madame Arnoux , and his interest in Rosanette. Continuing Gustave Flaubert 's story. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Read by Alex Jennings. Producer Di speirs
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1/3. Another chance to hear episodes of the series in which Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew took their Freedom Passes and hopped on a bus. Producer Paul Kobrak
Presented by Sean Curran.