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Ruby - a new percussion concerto composed by Joe Duddell and performed by Colin Currie - is the centrepiece of tonight's programme. Tommy Pearson also introduces music by Bartok and Tchaikovsky, as conductor Marin Alsop makes her Proms debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
(Broadcast at the same time on Radio 3)
Having won independence from the British, how did 55 men in Philadelphia come to define the US government?
10.30 Cooke takes a look at pioneers and the dispossession of Native Americans. The classic series continues tomorrow.
Paulo Coelho 's The Alchemist takes on James Joyce 's Ulysses. John Walsh and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig.
Archbishop of Canterbury galvanises a bitter opposition in the last look at a turbulent year. Gay clergy look to the future as their female counterparts review past triumphs.