With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. Now that Asians have seemingly secured a place in Ugandan society, life is good for schoolgirl Yasmin and food is plentiful and sumptuous. But independence for Uganda looms and the atmosphere for Ugandan Asians begins to grow com. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown reads her memoir. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Jolyon Jenkins explores the story of South
Crofty, the last working tin mine in Cornwall.
Closed in 1998, it has now reopened but is not yet producing ore. Jenkins hears why tin remains at the heart of Cornish politics as well as in the hearts of Cornishmen. Producer Lizz Pearson
4/6. Its Good to Talk. Social worker Clare
Barker is in her early 30s, white, middle class and heterosexual. all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her. In this episode an old university friend visits with a confession to make. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell
Jeff's mundane life changes when he is struck by an actual bolt from the blue. He starts hearing a voice in another language and then he meets a girl and falls in love. But does Nicole love him, or the voice in his ear? Anita Sullivan 's gentle comedy about the nearness of stars and the distance of people. Part of the cross-channel BBC Radio science-fiction season.
Producer Karen Rose ; Director Anita Sullivan
3/5. Kelvin Boot visits a wind farm on the Lancashire coast, where the discovery of a huge flock of sea-duck has underlined conflicts between human activities and the interests of wildlife conservationists, offering a way forward. For details see Monday
3/5. Week Eight: 1948-53: Starting from
Scratch. Hazel is saved from an unpleasant fate by Granville, a knight in shining armour she met at a bus stop. But he is sent off for
Army Reserve training and she is alone again. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/4. The BBC political editor
Nick Robinson gathers together a panel of politicians, civil servants, professional practitioners and advisers to investigate how problems of government are addressed and resolved behind Whitehall's closed doors. The panel begin by debating what counts more: political advantage or the national interest? Producer Patrick Gregory Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/6. Crave for Less. Recalling the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness, well-known figures explore ideas of the absence of God from their own perspective. The Most Rev Richard Holloway , formerly the Bishop of Edinburgh, and a well-known supporter of liberal causes, searches for the reality of God's presence in absence.
Producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 12.30am
Science journalist and naturalist Henry Nicholls researches the story of Chi
Chi, a panda who caused panda-mania when zoologist Desmond Morris brought her to London Zoo. She is now a stuffed exhibit in the National History Museum. Nicholls looks at the events in her life and the global panda-breeding projects. Producer John Taylor
4/4. In her quest to better herself, comedian Josie Long aims to explore the planet's wonders in detail. This week she tries to learn about propriety, plants, grandparents, and growing your own. Her special guest is actress and comedian Isy Suttie. Producer Colin Anderson
4/6. Comedy show in which no sketch features more than one voice. Written by David Ouantick and starring Dan Maier , Lizzie Roper , Graeme Garden , Deborah Norton , Andrew Crawford , Dan Antopolski , Simon Greenall and Kate Gielgud , with Bill Oddie and Jeremy Clarkson as themselves. Producer JonNaismith
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