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 Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Heat. Melvyn Bragg and his guests, including Simon Schaffer, investigate the history of scientific ideas about heat, from the element of fire to the theory of thermodynamics. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. Is distraction of the mind an urban condition? In his original medical history of the capital, Richard Barnett considers the sick city's attitude to madness. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
4/9. Spain. The BBC's Madrid correspondent Steve Kingstone examines the growing antagonism between Spain's socialist government and the Roman Catholic
Church, which has come to a head over changes to religious and social education in schools. Many fear these could further dilute the Catholic values that for many define Spain's national identity.
Producer Tim Mansel Repeated on Monday at 8.3upm
Comedy writer and historian
Glenn Mitchell profiles The Three Stooges one of the most energetic and durable acts in show business. He documents the careers of the comic trio, from their early career as stooges for comedian Ted Healy in the 1920s, through to the early work at MGM, the Columbia shorts, and their feature films and TV appearances. Producer Stephen Garner
Set in a half-imagined Shropshire, "the land of lost content", AE Housman's famous poem explores the fleetingness of love and the decay of youth. With interviews and contributions from the people of Shropshire. Performed by Simon Russell Beale, this dramatic setting is adapted and produced by Steven Canny. Sound design Christopher Shutt
4/5 Running with the Nandi. Another chance to travel the world with the young winners of the BBC/Royal Geographical
Society's annual competition: athlete David Waldman 's winning proposal was to fulfil a lifetime's ambition to journey to Kenya's Rift Valley to meet and run with the Nandi people and discover just what makes them the greatest endurance runners on the planet. Producer Anders Christensen (Revised repeat)
4/5. While some parents hold measles parties, others are furious that this disease has been allowed to return because parents have chosen not to have their children vaccinated. Immunisation co-ordinator
Dr David Elliman joins parents at a primary school in south London to discuss the MMR vaccine. For details see Monday
2/6. Simon Mayo hosts a comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest, with captains Jon Richardson , Lucy Porter and Roy Walker. Producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews
4/5. David and Isabel Easton invite the Broughtons and some of the cast out for dinner, not realising that they are making a dreadful faux pas. Simon is on sparkling form but the evening takes an embarrassing turn, forcing Charles to make an early departure. Then, much to Lady Uckf ield's chagrin, Simon offers to drive Edith home. By Julian Fellowes. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am
nMike Berlin recalls the story of the short-lived but influential Partisan
Coffee House, founded in Soho in 1958. Over its three-year-history it staged debates, film screenings and art exhibitions that drew the leading intellectuals of the day. It was an attempt to recreate the culture of a middle-European cafe, and came to be known as "London's first anti-espresso bar". He also explores what happened to the political and cultural optimism that flourished there. Producer Beaty Rubens
7/8. Blow-back from Edinburgh? After the financial crisis and the Glenrothes by-election, some commentators argue politics in Scotland seems set to follow more familiar contours. David Runciman asks if there are deeper political forces pushing Edinburgh and London onto divergent paths, which could have radical implications for the next Westminster general election.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
9/10. It is 1972 and Britain has changed since the 1950s. Though Emil's eccentricities seem to fit with the times, his son is still ill at ease in his own skin. After another clash with his father, Milton drunkenly tries to open his safe. By Gillian SIOVO. For details see Monday
4/4. Step inside the strange and happy world of the Cowards - sketch comedy from Tom Basden , Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd
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