With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/4. Jonathan Freedland presents the history series that finds the past behind the present and explores a moment in history that throws some light on a contemporary debate.
Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm
'5/5 Comedian Richard Herring finally gets round to looking at how procrastination affects the workplace. He hears from humorist and journalist Charlie Brooker , who names the internet as the reason he continually puts things off. Herring finds out how much time UK workers spend on personal emails and what managers are doing to crack down on it. Producer Lucy Greenwell
39/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
2/4. Andrew McGibbon explores the story of Valerie Danby Smith , a convent-educated girl who became the devoted secretary of Ernest Hemingwayduringthefnai years of his life. As their relationship blossomed, the writer even proposed to her while he was still married to his wife and tried to teach h willing pupil why holding a passion for life was crucial to the written arts.
Producers Nick Romero and Jonathan Ruffle
Marking the centenary of the birth of Olivier Messiaen this week, ornithologist Stephen Moss explores the composer's profound fascination with birds. He travels to the mountains around Grenoble, Messiaen's favourite landscape, to discover why, in the 1950s notating birdsong and incorporating it into his music became a passion and also a refuge for him. Producer Megan Jones
"Giant. Upstairs. Ten quid a look." James Alexandrou stars in a touchingly real and comically disingenuous story about the awkwardness of being misshapen, and the misery of not fitting in. By Ali Taylor.
Producer Jessica Dromgoole
2/4. Stewart Henderson continues his series exploring sleepover events for children.
Today he joins a group of year-nine students staying over in Birmingham's Science Museum. What will they make of their late-night learning experience?
New series 1/9. Luciano Pavarotti. Nominating the tenor for great-life status is promoter Harvey Goldsmith. There's no doubting the wondrous, golden voice but what was the man behind the artist like? Opera director
John Copley , who first met Pavarotti in 1963, spills the beans, Anne Midgette of The Washington Post twists the knive, and Matthew Parris listens intently. Producer Miles Warde RepeatedonFridayatiipm
4/4. Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes do damage to the past seven days of BBC radio. Like Feedback but with less virulence, Listen Against rearranges the reality of BBC radio until it's too confused to cry. Producer Sam Bryant
2/5. Cecilia has resumed her relationship with sound and steady Julian Towers. Emmeline, meanwhile, has been secretly meeting Markie Linkwater , a young barrister with a dubious reputation. By Elizabeth Bowen.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am
Can a mining company in Africa be a good Samaritan? Global Alumina says it is stressing aid as much as profits as it builds one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest industrial projects in Guinea, one of the poorest countries. Richard Phinney takes listeners on a journey to this remote part of Africa to see if the company is delivering on its promises. Producer Anthony Baxter Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
6/8. Claudia Hammond meets people who cannot make facial expressions. She talks to researchers who have studied this rare condition and finds out how they can help the expressionless express their identities.
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
4/4. Danny Robins uses the power of music to solve problems and generally improve the world. This week, he campaigns for bagpipes to be celebrated rather than reviled. And, with talk of rebranding Christmas as Winterval, Danny tried his hand at writing a Winterval number one hit single. With Isy Suttie and special musical guest, rapper DOC Brown. Producer Ben Walker
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