With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton. 6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thouaht forthe Day With Anne Atkins.
9.00 Fry's English Delight
3/3. Hello! Stephen Fry looks at how "hello" came to be one of the world's favourite words. Producer Nick Baker
3/5. Has Anybody Seen a Copy of Et
Tu Healy ? James Joyce wrote Et Tu Healy in 1891, when he was nine years old, as a protest at the death of the Irish nationalist ana
Political leader Charles Parnell. The poem was printed by his father, but it was never
Published. Apart from three lines, it has been lost. Antiquarian book dealer Rick Gekoski speculates how much a copy would be worm if it turned up. Producer Angela Hind
2/5. Ten-year-old Said and his mother move from Brooklyn into an apartment in Pittsburgh. While his mom attends Party meetings, Said is comforted only by the TV. So when she hides the cord to the set, Said is bereft. Said Sayrafiezadeh's memoir of a political childhood, For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
2/9. Restoring Heathlands. Lowland heaths are home to some of our most specialised wildlife, including sand lizards, insectivorous
Plants and the nightjar. They have steadily declined over the last century, but a new open-habitats consultation could lead to the restoration of large tracts of heathland
Brett Westwood talks to foresters and conservationists about the possibilities that opening up our woods present for people and for wildlife.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
5/5. Clive Stafford Smith , activist on behalf of prisoners' human rights, chooses the prose and poetry that has enriched his life. The readers are Pippa Haywood and Peter Marinker. Producer Christine Hall
With Martha Kearney.
1.30 Train Tracks
The railways and train travel have inspired countless works of music. Simon Townley explores this relationship, with Laura Cantrell , Alan Moore and Richard Rodney Bennett.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Dave's a singer/songwriter who's given the opportunity of a lifetime: to meet his muse and woo her with a song. But he's got a problem - he can't get past his opening lines. A romantic comedy with songs, by Nick Underwood.
Producer/Director Kirsty Williams
1/3. May Contain Nuts. A woman glimpses her own mortality when she calculates that only 27 years separate her from her cantankerous father. Jane Godley 's tale is the first of three short stories recorded last week at the Edinburgh Fringe. Producer Kirsteen Cameron
New series. 1/3. Starting up In a Recession Liz Barclay meets the passionate owners of small businesses across the UK, from corset-party hosts in Hertfordshire to punk beer brewers in Fraserburgh. With studio guests
Levi Roots and Fran Cotton. Producer Adam Fowler Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots: see page 28
4/9. One travel writer, Dervla Murphy , discusses the life of another, Freya Stark , who roamed across Arabia and Persia, and during the war set up a pro-British intelligence network in Cairo. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Friday at 11pm
New series. 116. Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Including an orthopaedic supplies company with its very own transgalactic portal. With James Bachman , Olivia Colman and Sarah Hadiand. Producer Gareth Edwards Radio features: pages 118-119
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Who are the people that reporters consult when there is a crisis in their areas? Kwame Kwei-Armah meets leaders of the Muslim and Afro-Caribbean in Birmingham. Producer Paula McGinley Rptd on Sunday at 5pm
3/3. Bettany Hughes uncovers the story of Brilliana Harley , an aristocrat who was besieged by neighbours during the English Civil War because of her husband's parliamentarian sympathies. Producer Philip Sellars
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