With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 Canon Lucy Winkett.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
2/4. Ouentin Letts continues to question the relevance of Britain's national obsessions, providing a thought-provoking analysis of the world of Formula One motor racing. Producer Rosie Dawson Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5. Pooky Quesnel reads Lilian Pizzichini 's biography of novelist Jean Rhys. Aged 17, Jean leaves the West Indies for England when she is sent to a girls' school in Cambridge. Abridged by Jeremy Osborne. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
6/6. Phil Hammond 's guests are Caribbean poet Grace Nichols and former Slade frontman Noddy Holder. The record Noddy chooses sparks some lively discussion about his love Of rock'n'roll. Producer Tamsin Hughes
1/2. Old Unhappy Far-off Things. The first part of John Mortimer 's courtroom drama, adapted by Richard Stoneman.
Seasoned London barrister Horace Rumpole reflects on the legal battles of his youth. He recalls his first unled case, in which he defended a man charged with killing two Second World War heroes. With Timothy West and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Director Marilyn Imrie
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7/13. Vanessa Collingridge investigates the story of John Bellingham, who murdered
Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to have been assassinated. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]
1/3. The Undertaker's Tale. By
Mark Twain. Newly published in the book Who
Is Mark Twain ? and The Strand Magazine, this witty story had lain undiscovered in the archives for 130 years. Read by Hector Elizondo. Director Martin Jarvis
Radio features: pages 116-117
2/5. Germany. A yearning to see where her favourite composers lived led violinist Amber McPherson from the United States to Leipzig, Germany. Getting to know the tradition from which Bach came forced her to re-examine everything she had learnt hitherto. For details see yesterday
7/8. Fred Astaire. Physician, journalist and broadcaster Michael O'Donnell nominates performer Fred Astaire for recognition.
Featuring contributions by lifelong Astaire enthusiast Kathleen Riley of Oxford University. Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Friday at 11pm
As Britain's officials decide whether to nominate more sites for World Heritage status, Emily Maitlis asks whether the UN's policy should be allowed to override local authorities, and suggests that by protecting locations against greedy developers, the scheme threatens to halt the flow of modern life and steal work from ambitious architects. Producer Kate Bland Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
7/7. Steroids have a chequered medicinal history. Mark Porter sets out to discover how the chemicals can be used to treat a wide range of disorders, and investigatesthe truth about the repercussions of long-term use.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
7/10. Niamh Cusack continues reading Colm Toibfn 's novel. Tony takes Eilis on a trip to
Coney Island to celebrate her exam success, but her new-found happiness is short-lived when she receives news from home that turns her American life sour. Abridged by Sally Marmion. For details see yesterday
6/5. Comedy series examining the private lives of famous people. Starring Jon Culshaw , with Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Julian Dutton , Lewis MacLeod , Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey. Producer Bill Dare
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