With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
1/5. There are approximately Â£15 billion of unclaimed assets in the UK. This series investigates if and how these funds are reunited with their rightful owners. Max Flint looks at what happens when a person dies without making a will. He talks to a woman who learned that her father, whom she had not seen in more than 20 years had died just a few miles away from where she lived, leaving her first in line to inherit his estate.
2/5. January 1946. The first new year of peacetime looks set to bring more changes and uncertainty. Nella sadly says goodbye to some of the Polish airmen she has come to know through her wartime work. Closer to home, the breakdown of a friend's marriage gives Nella cause to consider her own marital state of affairs. Read by Imelda Staunton. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
3/4. In a series of personal perspectives on certain artists, Jon Canter remembers sharing a flat with Douglas Adams , before and after writing The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Canter recalls Adams as being a fiercely loyal, manic obsessive, loveable giant of a friend.
Featuring contributions from other flatmates and Douglas's friend Professor Richard Dawkins. Presented by Andrew McGibbon. producers Nick Romero and Jonathan Ruffle
In the 150th anniversary year of Giacomo
Puccini's birth, James Naughtie re-evaluates the composer of Madama Butterfly, Tosca and La Bohème. Despite the love of audiences all over the world, the opinions of academics and critics like Joseph Kerman who famously called Tosca "that shabby little shocker", have muddied his reputation. Producer Johannah Smith
In 1944, PG Wodehouse was questioned by M15 after broadcasting to America from a German internment camp. One of the interrogators was up-and-coming journalist Malcolm Muggeridge , the other was Major
EJP Cussen , who later became a High Court judge. The stakes were high: one of Britain's best-loved authors was facing the possibility of the death penalty. By Colin Shindier.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
2/5. A Question of Light As a young lad, the narrator had to leave Sweden for the sunshine of Australia. But certain people and deep-rooted rituals pull him back to the land of the dark. Justin Cartwright 's story is read by Tim Pigott-Smith . For details see yesterday
2/9. Michael Grade and William G Stewart champion the life of theatrical agent Billy Marsh, the man who turned Morecambe and Wise, Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth into household names. Matthew Parris presides. Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm
With concern about the increase in the number of young people who drink heavily, Winifred Robinson investigates work being done to help them. The programme is linked to a series Of Today reports. Producer Sue Mitchell Rptd on Sunday at 5pm
7/8. Could magnetic stimulation of the brain replace ECT as a treatment for major depressive illnesses? Instead of electricity, the therapy stimulates the brain using magnetic fields and hopefully has less impact on short-term memory. Claudia Hammond visits
Cardiff's Whitchurch Hospital where trials for magnetic seizure therapy (MST) are being held. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Winner of Best Newcomer in the lf.com Awards at Edinburgh, Sarah Millican debuts in her comedy radio show. She introduces us to Jean, who is supposed to be a relationship counsellor, "but that just encourages living in sin". Starring Sarah Millican with Simon Greenall , Emma Fryer and Ingrid Oliver. Producer JaneBerthoud
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