With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
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 the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament
3/5. Spring is in the air and a call from a Girl Guide troop brings PC Pannett mixed blessings. He enjoys an idyllic walk through newly budding countryside, but a dead otter caught in a trap reguires all his experience as a policeman. By Mike Pannett For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
New series. 1/4. The Contraceptive Train Although it was illegal to import or sell contraceptives in the Irish Republic, a small group of women boarded a train to Belfast in May 1971 and came back to Dublin with thousands of them. The episode became a landmark in the history of the Irish women's movement. Presented by Chris Ledgard. Producer Chris Ledgard
2/6. Carping Diem. It's Edinburgh it's the Festival. Caroline is in love, not the best time for Ruth to invade her privacy, her toddler daughter to be teething, and her larger-than-life dad Hector, to turn up unannounced. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie
When the diaries of Lord Hailsham were decoded in 2008, cryptologists were faced with the startling revelation that, in the spring of 1964, a posse of students at Aberdeen University had attempted to kidnap Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home. Martin Jameson's fictionalised account of this event takes us back to that crisp April evening and the country house on the outskirts of Aberdeen to find out what might have happened.
Other parts played by Annabelle Dowler and David Hargreaves Director Jeremy Mortimer
2/3. Thake In America. The hapless traveller sends news home to Beachcomber after losing his hat at Niagara Falls. "On the other side is Canada, so I suppose I shall have to write to both governments. A hat is a hat, after all." Leslie Phillips reads JB Morton's Story. For details see yesterday
3/3. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy. With
Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeways ,
Dave Lamb , Richie Webb and special guests. Producer Ben Walker Repeated tomorrow at 11pm
3/5. Darleen is quick-thinking in a moment of crisis at work. Things appear to be looking up, particularly as she's organised a romantic evening for boyfriend Jamie. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite go to plan. By Esther Wilson. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45pm
7/8. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Matthew Taylor and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/2. Who makes the decision to wake world leaders in the middle of the night to tell them bad news? Jonathan Powell , Tony Blair 's former chief of staff, interviews key advisers to American presidents and British prime ministers to find out whether it is better to wake the leader or let sleeping politicians lie. Producer David Stenhouse Repeated fromSundayat 10.45pm
New series. 1/3. Naturalist Paul Evans meets the American biologist Lynn Margulis , whose study of microscopic creatures has led her to formulate a theory of how symbiotic relationships are the driving force of evolution. Producers Paul Evans and Julian Hector
1/5. Simon Mayo hosts a comedy show that pits the generations against each other to see which is the funniest. Captains
Jon Richardson , Lucy Porter and Roy Walker are joined by guests Josh Howie , Stephen K Amos and Barry Cryer.
Producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews
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