With SarahMontague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby. 7048 Thought for the Day With Canon Lucy Winkett.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
2/5. The last years of Jane Austen's life were a period of concentrated writing. Thoughshewas largely cut off from the literary world, her fame was beginning to spread inexorably. By Claire Harman. For details see yesterday Rptd at 12.30am
7/8. Seabirds - Canaries on the Cliffs. From
April until June, the cliffs and shores of the British coastline arealive with breeding seabirds. But experts have detected a worrying trend that suggests these birds are having trouble feeding their young. Chris Sperinng investigates why an increasing number are failing to fledge.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
Sixty years on from the release of The Third Man, Brigitte Timmermann takes a tour of Graham Greene 's Vienna. With the help of fellow devotees she explores the city's hidden history and examines why the film has remained largely unpopular in the place that inspired it. Producer Eleanor McDowall
1/2. Terence Curran explores how classical musicians prepare for the demands of making a record in a studio instead of performing in front of a live audience. He begins by exploring the coping mechanisms of musicians making their first recording.
Producer Emma Kingsley Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Rptd from yesterday at 7pm
2.15 Afternoon Play: On Ego
Alex believes people and emotions are just a bunch of neurons, and uses a teleportation device to prove it. When the machine malfunctions, and his wife falls ill, he is forced to question his beliefs.
A sci-fi drama from writer Mick Gordon and neuropsychologist Paul Broks.
Director Mick Gordon
1/3. Gramigna's Mistress. Peppa is due to marry Finu, but runs off to join some hotshot she's never even met. Apparently, it's because of his reputation! Dermot Crowley reads these dry-humoured, humane stories about farming folk from the 19th-century Sicilian Writer. Producer Duncan Minshull
62/90. A World Half-Slave, Half-Free
Truman and Stalin square up over the Berlin blockade, and the Soviet Union tests a nuclear bomb. David Reynolds 's epic narrative of the history of the US. For details see yesterday
3/4. 1905. With a little help from his shaving mirror and a passing train, Albert Einstein develops his theory of relativity. Presented by Adam Hart-Davis . Producer John Byrne
4.30 A Good Read
New series. 1/9. Novelist Kate Mosse takes the chair for this season of the book programme in which guests are asked to nominate a favourite read - which must be in print and in paperback. Kate and her guests comedian Natalie Haynes and TV presenter and adventurer Monty Halls choose a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, a real-life drama in the air and a playful novel with a serious purpose.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at 11pm
2/10. With the UK jobless total now topping
2.1 million people, the Government says it's tightening the immigration rules to help preserve British jobs for British workers. But Jenny Cuffe asks if the policy is being undermined by employers who are intent on bringing in overseas workers as a way of driving down pay. Producer David Ross Rptd on Sunday at 5pm
2/8. How can we help those with mental health problems have better experiences when dealing with the police?
Claudia Hammond speaks to the UK's first mental health liaison officer to see how he can help. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
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