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 the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
Dante's Inferno. Melvyn Bragg and guests journey through the nine levels of Dante's vision of Hell: a map of medieval spirituality, a treasure house of early Renaissance learning, a portrait of 14th-century Florence and an acute study of human psychology. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
For over 30 years Alvin Hall has worked on Wall Street alongside the financial "masters of the universe". But now the credit crunch is taking its toll on the local community. Hall meets local businesses, their workers and families, and asks whether or not Wall Street can survive.
New series 1/3. Wild(e) about Dieppe.
Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee explore the connections between Victorian authors and artists who crossed the English Channel, beginning with writer Oscar Wilde and painter Walter Sickert in Dieppe. Wilde went there to seek refuge following his release from Reading Gaol, whereas
Sickert's long association with the French resort began with childhood holidays. Producer Robyn Read
Anton Lesser and Lesley Sharp star in Justin Hopper 's drama set in 1915. When chemist Fritz Haber began work on a secret project forthe German military, he caused an irreconcilable rift with his wife Clara, also a chemist, with tragic consequences.
Director Celia de Wolff
Quentin Cooper examines how the UK's horse chestnut trees are under threat from caterpillars spreading across continental Europe. To discuss the rise of alien pests and diseases appearing in British gardens, Quentin is joined by Glynn Percival, plant physiologist at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and Joan Webber, principal pathologist at the Forestry Commission in Farnham.
4/5. Today's cancer-related topics: the perfect funeral service; the perfect gravestone; how Michael Palin gets all the best jobs; and Parlez-Vous Cancer? By Miles Kington. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/8. Dollars and Dominance
As the US economy is tested so dramatically, the economist Ngaire Woods investigates the role of the dollar as the world's leading currency. What does it tells us about profound changes in global power? She explores why the dollar's fate matters so much, how far currency power may be shifting, and who stands to lose and benefit most.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/6. In which Dirk does interconnected things in an obscurely witty way. And Thor drops a clanger in Sharp's flat.
Douglas Adams's genre-defying novel is dramatised by Dirk Maggs, with John Langdon.
Producers Jo Wheeler and Dirk Maggs
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