With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby
7.48 Thought for the Day
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8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
3/5. RA Scotti's account of the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa looks at why Leonardo da Vinci's painting has beguiled people through the ages - a dramatic potted history. Read by Nickolas Grace. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Trevor Cox explores how our voices and hearing change during the course of our lives, from the womb to the dying breath. He considers how the way people experience these developments affects their sense of identity. Producer RamiTzabar
Simon decides that it's time he and his colleagues prove they understand the true horrors of war by organising a paintballing trip. Obviously, he couldn't take part in an actual war as people die in those things.
You and Yours and The World at One team up for coverage of this year's Budget with Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling 's Budget Statement live from Westminster at
12.30pm. Presented by Martha Kearney and Winifred Robinson. Editor Juliette Dwyer
By Alan Plater
The opening night of a new Tyneside art gallery is thrown into jeopardy by the well-meaning but ill-trained staff. Dodgy wiring, an over-zealous cleaner and a retired greyhound add to the comic mix.
Afternoon Play: The Gallery 2.15pm Radio 4
If the name sounds familiar that's because the playwright Alan Plater has been penning dramas since 1962, when he got his first break on the TV series Z Cars. He's gone on record with his disappointment that, over the subsequent decades, middle-of-the-road TV dramas have been obliged to focus upon personal relationships. There's no room for spicier, extra ingredients - like social comment or a bit of politics. This does not apply on radio, where writers are awarded so much more freedom. Plater's play is set in a supremely trendy art gallery in Tyneside. The only hiccup is that the staff are all "mature" - they've been hired to tick a politically-correct quota box. This is a clever, comic poke at daft bureaucracy, in which age and experience trash fashion and beauty. (Jane Anderson)
2/3. Making Ends Meet. Monologue performed by Penelope Keith. Cash is tight for a widow who has been made redundant, but she cannot resist the knick-knacks in her mail-order catalogues. A chance meeting offers her a way to get out of mounting debt. By Cathy Feeny. For details see yesterday
3/7. Mark Porter visits Glasgow, where doctors have pioneered a new treatment for stroke. They are calling the clot-busting therapy the "Lazarus effect", because of its dramatic results. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
3/10. Curious to meet his uncle's young wife, Robert Audley travels to Essex. He invites his widowed friend George Talboys to distract him from his grief. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
3/4. Mariella Frostrup and a panel of experts discuss step-parenting and blending families from the point of view of parents, youngsters and society in general. A man reveals his fears that his two teenage children do not get on with his partner's two offspring, a situation that is putting strain on all involved. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
4/6. Comedy in which comedians are given the chance to revisit their formative years by dusting off their hormone-fuelled, angstridden teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time. The series is hosted by Rufus Hound. Tonight's special guest is Steve Hall. Producer Victoria Payne
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