With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Huime and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/4. in the wake of the Rhys Jones trial, Jonathan Freedland travels to Liverpool, where he investigates the murder of Michael Burns , who was killed in 1883 by a gang of youths in one of the city's most dangerous areas. This "shocking brutality among boys created a moral panic in 19th-century England. Producer Neil McCarthy Repeated at 9.30pm
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson explores how Britain's prime ministers have used their power, responded to the great challenges of their time and made the job what it is today. He begins with a portrait of Sir Robert Walpole, the first prime minister, who moved into Downing Street more than 270 years ago.
2/5. John Constable and Maria Bicknell , the daughter of a wealthy lawyer, first met in me Suffolk village of East Bergholt when he was
24 and she was 12. Nine years later they began courting. Biography by Martin Gayford. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Bishop George Stack. There Is a Higher
Throne (Getty and Lennox, arr
Leddington Wright ). Philippians 3, vv10-14. My Eyes for
Beauty Pine (Howells). Alleluya! Alleluya!
Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise (Lux Eoi).
Aasmah Mir reports on the skin-lightening industry in Britain and asks why some British
Asians feel pressurised by their peers and by the media to have paler skin. Her journey takes her to Oldham and Wembley, as she finds out that what is happening in Asia is influencing taste and fashion in Britain today. Producer Tamsin Barber
John Hegley celebrates the limerick and delves into the history of this versatile comic verse, encountering nursery rhymes, Shakespearean songs, nonsense poems and smut along the way. Producer Megan Jones
4/4. English composer and poet Ivor Gurney died of tuberculosis in a mental hospital in 1937. For many years he was thought to have been the victim of shell-shock, yet the evidence points to him having thrived in military service. Robert Winston asks whether he was a madman, a genius, a visionary, or all three. Producer Paul Evans Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm
1/3. Walk the Blue Fields. A selection of short stories from Claire Keegan 's second collection, about yearning and loneliness, set in the harsh, rural Irish landscape. A priest waits on the altar for a bride, battling with his memories of a past love affair. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Amber Barnfather
6/11. As Zimbabwe's economic collapse deepens, Grant Ferrett reports on whether the sanctions imposed by Britain and Europe are enough to stop wealth being taken out of the country by people close to the government. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Rptd on Sunday at 5pm
2/10. Balram finds work in a teashop, but his eyes are set on greater things. When the chance of a job as a chauffeur comes up, he spots a way out of his family's poverty. By Aravind Adiga. For details see yesterday
New series 1/4. Welcome to the self-help course that unleashes the power of sulking, self-pity and martyrdom. This week we investigate the fun that can be had, at other people's expense, through DIY. Hosted by the queen of migraines, Professor Joy
Klamp (Dawn French) and featuring
Katy Brand , Sally Grace , Christopher Douglas , Dan Tetsell and the real Brian Perkins. Written by Christopher Douglas and Nick Newman. Producer Simon Nicholls
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