With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Simon Jones.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
Sunnl and Shia Division In Islam
Melvyn Bragg and his guests Amira Bennison and Hugh Kennedy discuss the historical roots of the division between Sunni and Shia in Islam. Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/51 Cleaning Your Room. Patrick Hennessey reads from his account of his life as a soldier in the 21st century. Rumour becomes reality for the ecstatic Grenadiers when they are Posted to Iraq. The surge is ongoing, but its not their surge. Instead, they are on duty at an Iraqi jail, listening to Elvis and Johnny Casn. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Approximately 20 years after its emergence in Seattle, Miranda Sawyer examines the impact of grunge, a movement that shaped a generation of British youth and changed mainstream youth culture for ever. She looks at how the British music press helped fuel the rise of bands such as Nirvana, how their lead singer Kurt Cobain failed to cope with massive fame, and how the media quickly jumped on the grunge bandwagon. Producer Vivienne Perry
4/7. Vegas. "It is a city despised by intellectuals because intellectuals have no sense of the absurd." So says American satirist Joe Oueenan , who joins Michael Simkins and Karen Marchbank , author of A Brit's Guide to Las Vegas, to write and talk about one of the most famous places on Earth. Presented by Dominic Arkwright.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Monday at 11pm
When teenager Alex is diagnosed with a terminal condition, the local Primary Care Trust refuses to finance the operation that might extend his life, basing its decision on a financial formula - the Quality Adjusted Life Year. So now he and his parents know precisely what his life is worth. Jonathan Myerson 's play examines the value of life in an age when society replaces judgement with measurement. Other roles played by Lizzy Watts
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting
3/3. Boy's Own Story. A grandfather is persuaded to tell his story of a long-ago school boxing competition to his sports-mad grandson. But is Grandpa's choice of tale a good idea? Martin Jarvis reads Christopher Matthew 's Story. Director Rosalind Ayres
1/2. Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas believes that, as a nation, we are drifting economically, politically and socially. Where, he asks, are the great ideas, theories and visions that will help this country in its hour of need? He wants to create a "people's manifesto", so he takes suggestions from his studio audience and gets them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, SO pay attention!
With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with Tehran-born comedian Shappi Khorsandi , who has written a memoir about her family's exile in Britain after the 1979 revolution in Iran. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
2/4. Clive Coleman examines the law governing what happens to your body when you're dead and what it means for people who want to give away - or even sell - bits of themselves. Who owns your body - you or the state? Repeated from Tuesday at 4pm
5/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Sat at 9.30pm
4/10. Anna and Peter continue their quest to find the answers to questions sparked by their mother's disappearance, adopting ever more furtive observation techniques to help them develop their theories. By Georgina Harding. For details see Monday
2/2. The Man in the Garden. Romantic ghost story in which a lonely woman on holiday in a remote part of Scotland finds herself falling in love with two members of the same family, born 60 years apart.
By Rona Munro. Starring Stanley Baxter , with Penelope Wilton and Bill Paterson
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
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