With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
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 Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
2/5. Matthew Parris celebrates the wit and wisdom of the British ambassador s valedictory dispatch. In this edition, he looks at how diplomacy requires ambassadors to see beyond the shortcomings of their hosts. Producer Andrew Bryson
2/5. As the nation mourns the death of a king, Frances gears up for her first driving lesson, learns how to deal with a firebomb and, with rationing still very much in force, is faced with the stark choice between kidney soup and consomme de tapioca. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Can modern technology identify the elusive components that give a Stradivarius violin its unique sound? Trevor Cox finds out as analysts submit the instrument to a battery y Of tests. Producer Erika Wright
1/2. Tim Marlow discusses some of the most renowned attacks on art carried out in the name of politics and religion. He looks at the impact on the work itself and the wider cultural and social implications of defacing statues, photos and paintings. Producer Alison Crawford
Rock star Pete Townshend reveals that the Baroque composer Henry Purcell has long influenced his songwriting for the Who and other projects. He tells how he was inspired by Purcell's dramatic genius for his most intriguing compositions, including Tommy.
Producer James Hale Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
516. Murder in the Red Barn. When the body of a baby is found floating in the Thames the Herald's chief correspondent is asked to investigate. The quest takes him and Charles Dickens into the poverty-stricken areas of the City. By Mike Walker.
Director Tracey Neale
4/7. Vanessa Collingridge and the team try to discover if some green lanes and place names in southern England are a reminder of an earlier Welsh invasion. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] EMAIL: [web address removed] PHONE: [number removed]
1/3. The Octopus Nest. Claire and Timothy have no idea why a strange woman appears in so many of their family photographs. The first of three chilling tales from crime writer Sophie Hannah 's first short story collection. Read by Helen Bradbury. Producer Melanie Harris
22/30. Taste. Amanda Vickery tells the story, through diaries and letters, of the Graftons, an 18th-century couple who spent their married life together doing up their magnificent houses. For details see yesterday
3/4. The staff of Waft Tourist Information introduce local walks to entice visitors, but for one honeymooning couple, the walks end up painfully boring and spectacularly dangerous. Comedy by Neil Warhurst.
Producer Liz Webb
John Tusa is in discussion with key insiders from British, German, US, Soviet and other governments about the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, when the dissolution of Cold War certainties posed all kinds of political and security challenges.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
The use of the right metaphor is a recognised tool in health care and healing. Phil Hammond talks to patients, doctors and therapists to discover why they should pay closer attention to the answers given to their routine question: "And what does it feel like?" Producer Jane Feinmann Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
3/6. Craig Brown presents parody and observation, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with the help of John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis Macleod , Sally Grace , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd
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