With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Byrne and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
4/5. Having procured tea seeds and young plants from the Wu Yi Shan mountains Robert Fortune has to transport them to India in order to start a new industry in the Himalayan mountains. By Sarah Rose. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
7/9. Hard Times in Middletown USA. In 1929 the Rockefeller Institute published a study of a "typical American city."
Middletown: a Study in Modern American
Culture took an intimate look at everyday life in Muncie, Indiana. It launched Muncie's reputation as the most widely studied small town in the world. Today Muncie is a rust-belt city grappling with deepening recession.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
Percy Smith was a pioneer of natural-history films, making dozens of short but brilliant films on subjects such as flies and slime mould. In the early years of the 20th century, in the back garden of his home in north London, he developed an innovative microscope and time-lapse photography that still makes viewers gasp. Talking to
David Attenborough and historians, Tim Boon of the Science Museum tells Smith's story and how The Balancing Bluebottle (1908) came to be made. Producer Tim Dee
4/8. Obama's Green Dream. Tom Heap asks whether political and other vested interests will shatter President Obama's dream of leading America towards a greener future. He promised to introduce a low-carbon economy, weaning his country off fossil fuel dependency, but he needs the support of senators and members of his own party. Repeated from Monday at 9pm
Mark Burgess 's play, focusing on the close working relationship between King George VI and his speech therapist. It's Coronation Day, 1937, and the newly crowned monarch must broadcast to the nation and his empire - a terrifying prospect for one of the most notable Britons to have suffered from a stammer.
Producer/Director David Blount
King George VI:
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3/3. The Soothmoothers. The tensions and rivalries between three travellers on a business trip to Shetland spark a local woman's curiosity. Ann Cleeves 's story is read by Mamie Baxter. For details see Tuesday
4/5. Adil Ray joins photographer Tim Flach as he attempts to shoot two contrasting worlds of domestic animals. At one end of the scale, there's the pedigree society of prize-winning Chinese crested show dogs; at the other, the lost world of Staffordshire bull terriers, the most popular urban dog of our times and the most prominent breed to be found at Battersea Dogs Home in London. As they struggle to pose the dogs, Ray talks to the owners and carers about their lives.
For details see Monday
5/6. Chris Addison invites old hands and fresh faces on the comedy circuit to perform character pieces, double acts and sketches. Featuring John Gordillo , Francesca Martinez and Andrew Lawrence , producer Sam Michell
9/10. Phoebe Marks visits Lucy Audley late at night, demanding money. In desperation, Lucy sets out across the country to face up to her tormentors. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
5/8. Network News. What happens to leading hi-tech companies when their customers are plunged into recession? Peter Day puts the question to two top business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.
Producer Richard Berenqer Repeated on Sunday at 930pm
I 1/2. Meet the scientists behind the 1 James Webb Space Telescope to be launched in 2013 as a successor to the Hubble. In the first of two programmes on modern-day telescope builders and astronomers, Andrew Luck-Baker talks to some of the 2,000-strong team constructing a telescope unlike any that has been sent into space before. Nasa scientists hope to see the very first stars to light up after the Big Bang, almost 14 billion years ago. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
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