With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Vitalism. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Patricia Fara, Andrew Mendelsohn and Pietro Corsi to discuss the quest in the 18th and 19th century to understand what distinguished life from non-life: to unlock the secrets of creation, the spark of life and the science behind Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
The Age of Wonder
4/5. Richard Holmes 's book exploring the scientific ferment of the18th century. The work of chemist Humphry Davy , who invented a lamp that allowed miners to enter gassy areas safely. Introduced by the author and read by Douglas Hodge. Abridged by Jill Waters. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Now in her 90s, writer Diana Athill selects her favourite literary pieces for an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, including extracts from Chekhov and PG Wodehouse, and from Jane Austen 's unfinished novel The Watsons. Producer Mark Smalley
Rab is a fisherman, like his father and grandfather before him. The decline of the Scottish fishing industry and the loss of his brother at sea have hit him hard. This is his story. Written by Catherine Czerkawska and starring Paul Morrow as Rab.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Gerda Stevenson
24/30 Frontier Values. The government sells off vast tracts of land and thousands migrate west in search of a better life. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday
New archaeological evidence shows that Stonehenge may have been a place of pilgrimage even in prehistoric times Cattle teeth found at Durrington Walls, a massive circular earthwork nearby, suggest that these animals were herded from distant parts of Britain. But what exactly drew people to the site? And are Durrington Walls and Stonehenge related in some way? Quentin Cooper discusses the issues with Jane Evans of the Natural Environment Research Council's Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Nottingham, and Michael Parker Pearson, professor of archaeology at the University of Sheffield.
1/2. Penny Marshall investigates the causes of the recent suicides in Bridgend. She talks to experts in the mental health of young people, the Samaritans and a coroner about the influence of the internet, the media, drugs and alcohol and social deprivation. First broadcast last month. Concludes next week. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
8/8. Promised Land. Peter Day investigates the downside of Israel's economic boom, which has seen the country reap the rewards of more than 20 years of government policy, military ingenuity, enthusiastic entrepreneurs and venture-capital investors. Producer Richard Berenger Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm
9/15. Alex Jennings reads Gustave Flaubert 's tale set in 19th-century Paris, abridged by Sally Marmion. As Frederic's financial, social and amorous fortunes go into sharp decline, he wonders if returning to Nogent and the girl next door might bring him solace. For details see Monday
3/6. Dirk buys a nifty gadget and Kate visits an iffy clinic in Dirk Maggs and John Langdon's adaptation of Douglas Adams's comic detective story, starring Harry Enfield and Laurel Lefkow.
Music by Philip Pope
Producers Dirk Maggs and Jo Wheeler
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