With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Simon Bolivar. Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the hero of the South American independence movement and the ideas that drove him to rebel. Guests include historian Anthony McFarlane.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. Chagall arrives in Paris just as the Cubists hold their first exhibition. For a young Russian artist on the verge of forging his own artistic identity, there could have been no more thrilling moment to set up in a studio in Montparnasse. Derek Jacobi reads Jackie Wullschlager 's biography. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
2/3. Broken in Berneval, Soaked in the Sea Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee trace the connections between Victorian artists and authors who crossed the Channel, including a young Algernon Swinburne and a disgraced Oscar Wilde. Lee and Barnes examine French attitudes to their works and the religious themes that link their writings.
Producer Robyn Read
Guy de Maupassant:
- Stephen Wyatt 's play follows moves during the First World War to establish an Imperial War Graves Commission to record the graves of those killed in action.
Producer Angela Hind ; Director Martin Jenkins
4/5 Do They Have Chips in China?
lestyn Jones reads Rhodri Clark 's tale, which sees a son's relationship with his father sorely tested when he takes him on a once in a lifetime trip to see the Terracotta Army. For details see Monday
4/5 Tim Samuels joins comedian Hugh Dennis as he takes a walk in the Sussex countryside to visit the oldest woods in the land, escaping his punishing schedule on the comedy Circuit. For details see Monday
Bernard Cornwell , author of the Sharpe series of historical novels, talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book Azincourt, which depicts the battle of Agincourt from the perspective of an English archer. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
Quentin Cooper explores research on the way brains track and interpret moving objects. He is joined by Dr Elliot Freeman, lecturer in psychology at Brunei University's School of Social Sciences, and Charles Spence, Professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University.
With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Alistair Campbell , who is publishing a novel about a troubled psychiatrist and his patients, including an MP with a drink problem. Producer Ella-Mai Robey
4/5. Week Six: A Paintbrush Reporter. It's May 1945 and the war is over at last. Barbara vividly describes the devastation in Holland and Germany. Diary dramatised by Hattie Naylor. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
In June 2007 nursery nurse Holly Hambly and former policeman Dave Braddon were involved in a car crash in Cornwall. in their own words, those involved explain the life-changing impact of the sort of accident that happens every day in the UK. The programme explores events from the moment of collision to the conclusion of legal proceedings. Producer Laurence Grissell
2/8. Do Public Inquiries Work?
Ann Alexander , a lawyer who represented some of the families in the Dr Harold Shipman case, investigates the public inquiry system. Talking to insiders who have worked in the field, she explores whether the process needs to be reformed and whether recommendations can be fully implemented in the future.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/10. Edward I has returned to England to forge a peace with his most powerful barons. But on entering York Cathedral, a holy man who is quite clearly his illegitimate son, causes Edward unexpected distress. By David Pownall. For details see Monday
5/6. Dirk outwits an eagle and the Draycotts find an eager nitwit. Dirk Maggs and John Langdon's adaptation of Douglas Adams's comic detective story, starring Harry Enfield and Laurel Lefkow.
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