Andrew Marr's guests include the playwright Enda Walsh, who discusses his latest play The New Electric Ballroom, and the writer Linda Grant on her book The Thoughtful Dresser. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Jonah Lehrer uses the latest research to examine how the human brain makes up its mind, providing an engaging insight into the world of neuroscience that draws on the experience of some of the most interesting "deciders" - from airline pilots to Deal or No Deal contestants. Today's episode looks a the part played in decisions by the emotional brain Readers Hari Dhillon and Amanda Burton. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT- The Decisive Moment is available to order for £17.09 (RRP £18.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
As the high street struggles with recession,
Liz Barclay investigates whether a leading fashion retailer such as Topshop can beat the credit crunch. Featuring interviews with the chain's former brand director Jane Shepherdson and iconic designer Celia Birtwell. Producer Liz Carney
4/5 My Novel. Charles is inspired to undertake a scandalous enterprise by a fashionable society novelist. Comedy dramatised by Stephen Wyatt from the story by WM Thackeray .
Director Abigail Le Fleming
6/6. Catherine Bennett. Michael Dobbs , Antony Jay and John Lahr exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson.
Producer Sam Bryant Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
West Indies v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Fourth Test at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. For commentators see Saturday * approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.45pm
After a foolhardy trade in the City almost wipes out Harry Tower's hedge fund, he turns for help to family friend, Bob Glass , probably the most successful trader Wall St has ever seen. Confidence is immediately restored and Harry's investors seem inclined to give him a second chance - until one day he turns on the news. By Mike Walker. Director Eoin O'Callaghan
1/5. Every day this week, a different presenter tells the story of their chosen alter ego, a figure from history with whom they identify. Jazz musician and hip-hop star Soweto Kinch charts the life of Ignatius Sancho. Brought to England in the 18th century as a child slave, he grew up to become a gentleman composer and prolific letter writer, breaking through into London's literary and artistic circles. Producer Karen Gregor
4.00 The Food Programme Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
10/12. Clement Freud , Josie Lawrence , Jack Dee and Paul Merton attempt to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on subjects given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: Just a Minute: the Best of 2008 CD is available for E7.63 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (standard rate), quoting [number removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed]at the checkout
1/5.1956: South-East Asia has been hit by a virus that killed its rice crops, causing a terrible famine. John Custance and his family visit his brother's farm in Westmorland in Cumbria, certain that the virus couldn't reach there.
Post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel by John Christopher, dramatised by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Narrated by David Mitchell.
Part of a science-fiction season across BBC radio.
Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. Peter Snow returns to the scenes of his postwar childhood in Libya to make a personal voyage around the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - with all its inconsistencies. Producer Sarah Jane Hall
3/3. The call to seek knowledge is embedded in the Koran. But the Islamic world is witnessing a rise in creationism, and a frustration among scientists at the literal interpretation of Islam. How does the interplay between Islam and science affect Muslims working in research today? Ehsan Masood asks them how their faith influences their work. Producer Monise Durrani
6/10. A road accident leaves Balram carrying the can for Pinky Madam's drunkenness.
Aravind Adiga 's biting satire on contemporary India is abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and read by Sagar Arya. Producer Paul Dodgson RT DIRECT: The White Tiger is available for E7.59
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