With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 L Wanly Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. By John Rae. Abridged by Jane Marshall. The author recalls how he became involved in the national debate on education in the early 1970s. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
James Maw tells the story of controversial psychiatrist Dr William Sargantwho , in the 1960s and 1970s, developed his Deep Sleep treatment for depression, in which patients were placed in a state of continuous narcosis for weeks at a time. Maw talks to professionals who worked under Sargant, and also meets former patients who say they are still suffering from his treatment today. producer Neil George
New series 1/4. Brothers in Arms. A second series of Laurence Howarth 's black comedy set in the world of arms dealing. Simon uses his "flair for original ideas" to prove to his colleagues and family just how badly he feels about being an arms dealer.
Producer Dawn Ellis
Johnny Vegas and Ricky Tomlinson star as bungling losers who look as though they might, for once, win the day. Blithely ignorant of the constitutional crisis their action could precipitate, these two self-employed plasterers steal the Queen's wedding certificate while working on the refurbishment of the Public Records Office. An Ealingesque comedy by Andrew Lynch.
Producer David Morley
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2/3. The World. Karl Davies reads the second of three short stories by writers new to the form. A man wakes up one day to discover he can see and hear everything that is happening in the world. For details see yesterday
3/5. Poet Lemn Sissay encounters travellers passing through Watford Gap motorway services, including a Coronation Street actor going to a party, students on a trip to
Amsterdam and a Michael Jackson fan hoping to meet her idol. For details see Monday
We lose our sex drive when we get older.
Not any more. We can cure it. Young children are easily distracted. Not any more. It's a syndrome - we can solve it. John Naish asks if we are turning normal human experiences into medical problems requiring treatment by a cocktail of drugs. Repeated from Mon at 9pm
4/4. 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.
Producer Patrick Gregory Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
5/6. A Godless Society? Ideas of the absence of God are explored by well-known figures.
Frank Field MP reflects on a society that chooses to root its moral behaviour apart from God. Producer Clair Jaguiss Repeated on Saturday at 12.30am
1/2. Rod Liddle looks at our differing responses to related animal species and tries to establish what those responses tell us about ourselves. He begins with otters and mink: one, a beloved emblem of rural Britain, the other, a voracious invader. David Attenborough and ecologist Johnny Birks are among those helping Rod separate fact from fiction. Producer Tom Alban
New series 1/6. Richard Herring is the first comedian to revisit his formative years by dusting off his hormone-fuelled, angst-ridden teenage diary and reading it out in public for the very first time. Hosted by Rufus Hound. Producer Victoria Payne
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