With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
4/4. A New Politics of the Common Good Professor Michael Sandel calls for a new politics of the common good and says we need to think of ourselves as citizens, not simply consumers. Sue Lawley introduces the lecture and chairs an audience debate at George Washington University in Washington DC.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/5. First Signs of Greatness. Many of the killer shots Perry perfects to win the world table tennis championships in 1929, he adapts and applies to the tennis court. Jon Henderson 's biography. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
2/2. Concluding this two-parter examining the 11-plus system, Andrew Bomford assesses the social effects of the selection process on schools in Buckinghamshire and asks whether current testing methods provide an adequate measure of the ability of pupils from different backgrounds. For details see yesterday
Best known for her evocative landscape shots, photographer
Fay Goodwin's career began with taking portraits of eminent writers for their book jackets. Christine Finn examines the Godwin archive and finds out about her relationship with her sitters, including Ted Hughes , Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin. Producer Marya Burgess
Tim Blackmore looks at the relationship between composer and commissioner, and asks if setting boundaries to the creative process is a help or a hindrance. He looks at the case of Debbie Wiseman , who has been commissioned by the National Theatre to write the music for Feather Boy, which will be performed in workshop-style in July. Her commissioner is the director Anthony Banks. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Sat at 3.30pm
Laura McDaid 's semi-autobiographical piece based on the experience of one young couple. One half of that couple gives an unflinching account of the painful turmoil that led her partner to take the route of assisted suicide.
Producer/Director John Simpson
1/3. Maia In Yonkers. Following her husband's death, Maia finds work in New York, but although she is able to send money back home, her teenage son is full of resentment at her absence. Sian Thomas reads the first of three stories by Ukrainian writer Sana Krasikov about the experiences of immigrants to the US from the former Soviet Union. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Elizabeth Allard
82/90. Reagan and the "Evil Empire"
President Reagan makes progress with a new Cold War strategy - combining tough anti-communist talk with a willingness to negotiate over nuclear arms. For details see yesterday
4/5. Comedy series examining the bizarre and surprising private lives of public people. Starring Jon Cuishaw , with Margaret Cabourn -Smith, Lewis Macleod , Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey. Producer Bill Dare
2/10. Songbird. Serafina reluctantly helps Suora Zuana in the dispensary, but by night her heart exults as a man's voice sings outside the convent walls. By Sarah Dunant. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am
6/10. With payouts in clinical negligence cases expected to reach a record E700 million next year, Miriam O'Reilly investigates the no-win no-fee lawyers allowed to charge up to E800 an hour bringing claims against the NHS. Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
6/8. Following the Lord Bradley Review of the Criminal Justice System, Claudia Hammond takes a look at the recommendations for people with mental illness who end up in police custody. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Sian Parri Huws visits a town in mid-Wales that, at first glance, seems to be run entirely by volunteers. She talks to Caroline John , who initially volunteered for "a few hours a year" but now manages a staff of seven. She is one of the many people who give up their time for free, contributing a staggering E40 billion to the economy. Producer Rachael James
6/6. Mark sets out the importance of virtue, with stand-up comedy on the subject of humility. He's joined by assistants Tim Key and Tom Basden , who modestly offer up their poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden
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