With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson. Editor Jon Barton
LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London W1A 1PY. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: email@example.com
By the Labour Party.
Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Labour's John Prescott. PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC1
Regional Variations (2)
Fyfe Robertson was the BBC's best-loved television reporter. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death, Brian Sibley talks to Cliff Michelmore , Trevor Philpott , Peter Goodwright and Robertson's daughter Grace, and hears excerpts from some of his lost broadcasts and privately recorded memoirs.
Today's news from 50 years ago.
With Ruth Wishart.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (10). For details see Monday
Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Repeated Sunday 8pm. WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR
With Mark Whittaker.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation
With Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon
With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh
Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm
With Laurie Taylor. David Cook investigates some of history's more absurd electoral victors, including goats, pigs and corpses.
Tim Marlow sees a new double bill from film director Abel Ferrara , and art by Tracy Ermin.
Producer Julian May
By lain Grant, read by Paul Young. Staff of a clothing firm are shocked when the chairman appoints a squirrel glove puppet as managing director. Producer Bruce Young Repeat
With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh. WRITE TO: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
Edi Stark and her guests, including regular contributor Stephen Anderton and plantswoman Jane Fearnley -Whittingstall, enjoy some hushed contemplation among the treasures of the RHS Lindley Library. Producer Annie Malcolm
Repeated Sunday 9.00pm
Brian gets tough.
Written by Chris Thompson. Director Alec Reid Editor Vanessa Whitbum. Rptd Monday 1.40pm ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to
Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Joy Hatwood. Rptd Sunday 3.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Dimbieby chairs a topical discussion in Hackney, London, with Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind ; Liz Lynne , Liberal Democrat spokeswoman on social security and disability; and Ruth Deech , principal of St Anne's College, Oxford. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow 1.10pm
Christopher Cook explores the way art and technology have intertwined over the past century of film.
5: Melies 's Children. Ever since Georges Melies startled audiences with his screen magic, film-makers and special-effects artists have explored ways of visualising the impossible via technology, inspiration and magic. First broadcast on Radio 3
A tribute to Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972) the first black Major League baseball player who ended racial segregation when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Alistair Cooke with another slice of Americana.
Repeated Sunday 9.15am
It's a Wonderful Life Story
Brian Sibley explores how the Italian-born immigrant Frank Capra came to embody the American Way. In the spirit of his best-known film, It's a Wonderful Life, the programme tries to imagine popular culture as if Frank Capra had never been born. Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm
With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch
By LP Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 10: Back to Brandham
Repeat For details see Monday
The topical comedy sketch show, with Sally Grace and special guests.
Producer Jon Rolph. Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm
Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Hilary Green
A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.
1: Traffic Wardens. If the conversation between new recruit Karen Moss and recently retired June Heffernan is anything to go by, traffic wardens laugh at the public in proportion to the scorn heaped upon them. Producer Lucy Lunt Repeat
By Barbara Neely , read by Esther Rolle. A mother's love is tested when her only son returns to the family home after a prison term for rape.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat