With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr David Wilkinson.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. Almost half the working population turns up late every day. Richard Herring explores the problem of time-keeping. He visits a call centre to see how they persuaded their workers to arrive on time. He also talks to a writer who explains why lateness is a form of behaviour that deserves sympathy not severity. Producer Lucy Greenwell
2/5. Miller's run of bad luck came to an ena with his first major success, the 1947 play All My Sons. Christopher Bigsby 's biography also describes the playwright's war work as a shipfitter in the Brooklyn Naval Yard, his continuing Marxist beliefs and his apprenticeship in radio. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Ballet dancer Deborah Bull meets an Australian tap dancer and travels with her to Lancashire to find out whether some of her dance steps may have originated in a clog dance from the north Of England. Producer Rachael Kiddey
John Florance looks at two unsung heroes of British cultural life; the hosiery manufacturer William Gardiner of Leicester, who introduced the music of Beethoven to
England, and the coal merchant Thomas Britton , whose gatherings above his warehouse in Clerkenwell attracted some of the greatest musicians of the day, and an audience that bridged the social divide.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
When Thomas dreams, he's in the world of the crime thriller, but his daily life is rather less glamorous. Drawing on his own inner landscape, writer
Trevor Preston has created an unusual exploration of life with manic depression.
Director Toby Swift
2/5. Hackney Adolescence. Written and read by Ziauddin Sardar. The writer describes the tough times he faced at the hands of London's racist gangs when he arrived from Pakistan in 1960. For details see yesterday
New series 1/8. Michael Rosen examines vocabulary, language and the ways people use words. Today he is joined by Leonard the Bristolian parrot to talk about animal communication.
Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
2/5. This Is the Man. Choice anecdotes from John Aubrey 's eccentric, gossipy 17th-century masterpiece Brief Lives, set against the touching and comic story of the literary friendship it produced. Aubrey's first batch of notes does not meet Wood's rigorous standards, but there is a worse surprise around the corner.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am
9/9. As the credit squeeze tightens, businesses are running out of cash and repossessions are rocketing.
Michael Robinson reports on initiatives put in place to urge banks to keep cash flowing. Can they cut the rise in evictions and unemployment? Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
2/4. Harnessing the power of music to solve problems and generally improve the world, comedian Danny Robins writes a new town anthem for Middlesbrough and lends a hand to a love-lorn pensioner - aided by a Status Quo tribute band and a trumpeter. Producer Ben Walker
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