2/4. Jonathan Freedland takes local historian Tom Sault and footballing lecturer Roqan Taylor back to the Wirral to tell the story of New Brighton Tower and to draw parallels with today's uneasy mix of the world of sport - with its clubs, fans and passions - and the world of business. Producer Tom Alban Repeated at 9.30pm
4/4. Concluding her investigations into the life of her great-great grandfather Charles Darwin , the poet Ruth Padel explores his abilities as a writer that enabled him to explain his complex scientific theories in readable prose. Producer Emma Kingsley
2/5. Mare Street. Hackney seems obsessed with cyclists, but it's increasingly difficult to get a bike fixed, as lain Sinclair discovers. Meanwhile, he has an unusual speaking engagement at the Town Hall. By lain Sinclair. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Have you ever wondered why the French and the Americans don't get on? US satirist Joe Queenan travels to Amiens, Lyon and Paris to find out why two countries with so much in common continually fall out. Producer Miles Warde Radio features: pages 116-117
Lionel Bart was the wunderkind of British musical theatre, reaching dazzling heights in the early 1960s with Britain's most successful postwar musical - Oliver! But his tumultuous life went from triumph to disaster. Eddie Mairtells the story of a troubled artist through interviews with those who knew him. Producers Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson
3/4 Maurice Ravel suffered from a form of dementia that meant that although he was still able to compose he was unable to communicate the music trapped in his brain. Various neurological studies have linked the onset of this illness, now thought to be Pick's s disease, with two of his best-known works: Piano Concerto for left hand and Bolero
Robert Winston looks at the validity of these theories. Producer Paul Evans
West Indies v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Second Test in Antigua. * approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.45pm For details and analysts see Saturday at 2pm
4/4 The Reckoning. Jean is busy with preparations for Hannah and Donald's wedding. But somewhere in the city someone is planning a terrible revenge. Though McLevy is on the case, death stalks his footsteps. By David Ashton. Producer/Director Patrick Kayner
1/3. The Child. A woman finds her shopping trolley occupied by someone else's baby. No-one believes that it isn't hers, so she is forced to take the peculiar child home. Jackie Morrison reads the first of three quirky, razor-sharp stories from Ali Smith , abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Emma Harding
5/11. As Gordon Brown struggles to bolster British banks, Michael Robinson investigates their legacy of toxic lending and reveals why the threat it poses to UK jobs, homes and incomes is especially acute. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
8/8. Dr Mark Porter joins ambulance crews on call to discover what forms of emergency treatment paramedics are now able to deliver before the patient arrives at hospital. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
4/4. TheFly. Another chiller from Lovecraft. A lonely man with an encyclopedic knowledge of flies meets a Californian lady online who knows everything there is to know about spiders. By Lynn Fergusson.
Producer/Director Luke Fresle
2/3. Women had unprecedented power in the Byzantine empire, as did eunuchs, but in this part-Roman, part-fundamentalist
Christian state dangerous political factions ensured the survival of political dynasties.
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