To mark Cambridge University's 800th anniversary, writer and comedian David Baddiel investigates the bizarre events that led to its foundation. He examines artefacts stored in the archive department with Dr Patrick Zutshi, talks to medieval historian Henrietta Leyser and retraces the steps of Britain's earliest scholars with Detective Inspector Ted East.
9/11. Defence looks expensive when public money is tight. With the political parties facing internal splits over Trident.
Andrew Rawnsley asks how radically defence will be reshaped. Producer Simon Coates
1/9. Andy Hamilton , Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy join Sandi Toksvig for the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Rptd from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Wells in Somerset, where the panellists are Dragons' Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden ,
Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw , shadow
Defence Secretary Liam Fox and the Liberal
Democrat spokesman for Home Affairs Chris Huhne. Repeated from yesterday
An Edwardian murder story, based on true events by John Fletcher. Frederick and Margaret Seddon take the wealthy
Mrs Barrow into their home as a lodger. But when she dies, leaving all her money to Fred, suspicions are aroused.
Producer Kate McAII ; Director Nigel Lewis
Attorney General Isaacs:
4/5. Musical insights and personal memories inspired by Carole King 's 1971 song You've Got a Friend, a celebration of the friendships that help through the good times and the bad. Repeated from Tuesday
1/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the Shopfloor. Repeated from Thursday
Televised on the BBC News Channel at 9.30pm
Comedian Justin Lee Collins , broadcaster Emma Freud and actress Jaime Winstone join Clive Anderson for a mix of conversation and comedy. With music from tenor
Andrea Bocelli and singer/songwriter Richard Hawley. Producer Cathie Mahoney
The writer Will Self, who came to know JG Ballard well in his final years, journeys upriver through the life and imagination of the seer of Shepperton. From his suburban anonymity, Ballard charted the realms of inner space and the madness of the modern world with a cool eye and visionary prose. With readings by Anna Massey.
Producer Mark Burman Shortened rptd on Monday at 3pm Radio features paqes 116-117
1/2. When word reaches The Department that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border, former spy Fred Leiser is lured out of retirement to investigate. The fourth of John le Carry 's novels featuring spymaster George Smiley , dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Repeated from Sunday
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