With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
The Great Reform Act. Melvyn Bragg and his guests Dinah Birch, Catherine Hall and Michael Bentley discuss the landmark in British political history that was the Great Reform Act of 1832. In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, the act enfranchished more men and gave more power to growing cities like Manchester. It paved the way for reform that would eventually lead to universal suffrage - though women had to fight their own battle to get the vote.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. A few months after Miller's relationship with Monroe becomes public knowledge, he is summoned to appear before the infamous House un-American Activities Committee. Biography by Christopher Bigsby. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
3/9. Sri Lanka. Roland Burke reports on Sri Lanka's armed forces and their war against the Tamil Tigers. He investigates how far the government has gone in pursuit of victory, uncovering abductions and civilian massacres.
Producer Colin Pereira Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
Former children's laureate Anne Fine reassesses the books and legacy of Enid Blyton. For years she had ignored Blyton's work, in part because of the accusations of racism, sexism, creaking plots and cardboard characters. But she found that Blyton's books that had captivated her as a child were remarkably good reads. Including interviews with Blyton's daughter Imogen Smallwood, and readings by Miriam Margolyes.
In Doug Lucie 's dark comedy about the credit crunch, successful property developer Mike appears to have it all, but his world begins to crumble when his debts are called in. But then his au pair's brother offers a solution. Is it what it seems, though?
Producer Janet Whitaker
3/5. Living with Rubbish. Another chance to hear the dream journeys of some of the young winners of the BBC/Royal
Geographical Society's annual competition. The 2006 prize was awarded to Jessica Boyd and Bill Finnegan , who went to the outskirts of Cairo to live for three hot and smelly weeks with the Zabbaleen, a community whose livelihood depends on the City's waste. Producer Simon Elmes (Revised rpt)
4/5. A Rigor Mortis of the Tongue and Other Earthly Things. By Brian Chikwava. Denton Chikura reads a story about a newly arrived Zimbabwean in London struggling to make connections. For details see Monday
4/5. Every night ghostly rubbish trains travel from Bristol and London to a landfill site deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside.
Just a few hours' closure would cause a crisis in our cities. Ian Marchant meets the people saving us from drowning in our own waste. For details see Monday
Quentin Cooper joins a group of Open University scientists to experiment with instruments similar to those on a space probe they landed on one of Saturn's moons in 2005. It produced just 12 thousandths of a second of data before sinking, so they visit Chesil Beach in Dorset to try to recreate the surface conditions.
New series 1/6. Simon Mayo hosts a comedy show that pits the generations against each other to see which is the funniest.
Captains Jon Richardson , Lucy Porter and Roy Walker are joined by guests Josh Howie , Stephen K Amos and Barry Cryer. producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews
A documentary following the deaf actor Tim Barlow as he undergoes tests and consultations before having a cochlear implant to enable him to recover some of his hearing. The programme captures the moment when the device was switched on - the listener hears the same distorted sounds that he hears. interwoven with a recording of his one-man play Earful. Producer Julian May
6/8. Paying the Piper. The capitalist system permanently altered after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September. Frances Cairncross examines what lessons must be learned from the seismic shocks of the credit crunch and how this will affect us all. Producer Sandra Kanthal Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/10.1950: as Evelyn and her son sail into London's Tilbury Docks to be reunited with Emil, she is given a sharp reminder that this country doesn't welcome unconventional families SUCh as hers. For details see Monday
3/4. Comedy sketch show featuring the talents of writers and performers
Tom Basden , Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd
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