with Rev Michael Lawson.
with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Regional Variations (2)
Steve Jones examines the correlation between genetic change and economic development and argues that social and economic changes produce many of the genetic patterns seen today. Show more
withLibbyPurves. Guest interview by Brian Hayes.
Producer Bridget Osbome
Regional Variations (2)
Reading: Romans 15, w 5-9,12 and 13. Director of Music Barry Rose.
/Samuel Part 3.
withjenni Murray. Serial:
The Sixth Heaven (8)
with Debbie Thrower.
The first in a series of three plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
An invitation to the Ritz and a proposition puts a strain on old friendships.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo
with Nick Clarke.
The last of three plays by John Wain and Laszlo Solymar about mathematicians and philosophers whose ideas brought about their downfall.
Hypatia's training as a mathematician led her to doubt and to question but, in an age of religious fervour, an inquiring mind can be dangerous.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo
with Michael Rosen.
How well do encyclopedias match the demands of the National Curriculum, GCSEs and children themselves? Libby Purves and Bernard Ashley sample four of the latest to be published.
Producer Jill Burridge
Ashes of Empire
A three-part series in which Gordon Clough reports from the Soviet Union.
1: Red Flag, Green Banners
The return of the series in which
Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology. Producer Julia Durbin
Mark Steyn discusses the week's films, including the new release by cult Spanish director
Pedro Almodovar ; and there are reviews of new albums by the Pet Shop Boys, U2 and Bruce Springsteen. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
The Long Crossing by Leonardo Sciascia.
A group of Sicilians bound for a new life in America find that their boat journey has an unexpected destination. Read by Sean Barrett. Translated by Avril Bardoni
Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo
with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.
The first of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. "Charles, I don't believe you've grasped the seriousness of last night. They're calling for a conference debate. We could go down. And they want someone's head."
"And if there's a head to roll then it may as well be mine, and I take it you, Dougal, will be holding the basket?"
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
The Goddess of Love graces Jack and Peggy's garden ...
Four programmes in which Joanna Buchan presents compelling tales first heard on Friday Lives. 2: Lovingly Crafted
Producer Simon Etmes. Stereo
The Language of the Genes
Six talks by Dr Steve Jones, Reader in Genetics at University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity.
4: The Economics of Eden Modern genetics provides the key to the colonisation of the world from man's probable origins in Africa.
The last of a six-part series in which Attila the Stockbroker explores the tradition of verbal abuse in cultures past and present. Your Mother Was a Hamster
The professional insulters: comedians and politicians. Producer Tessa Watt. Stereo
Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)
Presented by Alexander MacLeod.
Love and Death on Long Island by Gilbert Adair.
A disappointment and a rainy day drive an esoteric author to see an unlikely film that alarmingly challenges all preconceptions.
The first of five episodes read by John Carlisle. Abndged by Polly Coles Producer Clive Brill
Five programmes, narrated by Roshan Seth, telling the other side of the Raj story - the experiences and memories of Indians who worked for the British and made friends with them, fought to throw them out but kept their institutions and language.
Cassette: Plain Tales from the Raj, from retailers