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 Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
5/6. Fergal Keane meets entrepreneur Jimmy Lai , who was smuggled from China to Hong Kong when he was 12. His support for greater democracy in his homeland after the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 has led to his permanent exile from the mainland. Repeated at 9.30pm
New series 1/4. The poet Ruth Padel goes on a deeply personal journey in search of her great-great-grand father Charles Darwin to uncover the man behind the scientist. Today she explores how her ancestor developed his sense of wonder and curiousity about nature. Producer Emma Kingsley
2/5. Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley had the reputation of being dedicated to the Aboriginal communities he served. But the charismatic cop was the chief suspect in the death of Cameron Doomadgee. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Submerged forests and 8,000-year-old human footprints exposed by recent storms are some of the discoveries explored by archaeologist Francis Pryor, who hears what the land around Britain was like before it was submerged at the end of the last Ice Age.
Few who heard the avuncular tones of the naturalist Maxwell Knight knew that he was, in fact, one of the most important figures in MI5. Christopher Lee tells the story of the man who was "M" - and discovers what it was about him that inspired Ian Fleming's Bond character - but also made him Britain's most successful Spymaster.
' 3/3 Richard Coles explores the partnership of guitarist Walter Becker and singer
Donald Fagen who, in 1971, formed Steely Dan. The broadcaster meets author Brian Sweet who has written a book about the group, and music journalist David Hepworth to discuss the duo's impact on the music scene of the time. Producer Emma Kingsley
New series 1/4. To Keep Him Honest
Brian Cox returns in a series of adventures from the casebook of Victorian Edinburgh's most idiosyncratic detective. Champion boxer Toff Richmond is taking on a local challenger. The purse is gene ous, the gamblers are digging deep and the stall-holders are doing a roaring trade. Unfortunately, so is the criminal fmtornitv Rv David Ashton.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner
1/3. Domestic Violence. A pleasant, reasonable woman wants to find the perfect husband.
Trouble is she's had several already and none has proved acceptable. So what do you do when divorce isn't an option? Glenne Headly reads this Story by Cathy Ace. Director Martin Jarvis
8/9 Horticulturalist and former dancer
Rachel de Thame champions her heroine Margot Fonteyn , arguably the finest ballerina of the 20th century. Will she convince presenter Matthew Parris to award the dancer great-life status?
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm
2/5. A Time Apart. Stephen still searches for Kate, but Julie seems to have withdrawn into herself. Will their relationship survive their loss? By Ian McEwan.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am
2/11. Jon Manel questions whether legal practice can keep pace with the increasing number of childless British couples using surrogate mothers both here and abroad. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
5/8. Surgery to remove the appendix is one of the most common procedures performed in UK hospitals today.
Mark Porter looks at the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
New series 1/4. Out of the Depths When Martha discovers her sister Grace has been trying past-life regression to break a cycle of abusive relationships, she decides they should return to Cornwall where they are forced to confront demons from their childhood. But which sister needs to be free and what will it cost? By Melissa Murray.
Producer Pam Marshall
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