With Bishop Peter Firth.
Editor Chris Burns
Richard Uridge uncovers more stories of rural life. Producer Adrian Holloway. Shortened 1.30pm
With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
John Peel takes another wry look at some of the foibles of family life.
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Arthur Smith presents the programme featuring travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: email@example.com
Patrick Hannan examines how the voters of 200 years ago, who tapped their feet to such tunes as Rattling, Roaring Willyand Money Is Your Friend, would have marvelled to find that the 1997 general election was fought on all the same issues. With music specially recorded by the Windsor Box and FirCompany. Producer Paul Evans
Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
Editor Sam Woodhouse
BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
Paul Lewis with the latest news for those trying to make the most of their money.
(Repeated tomorrow 9pm)
Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Rebecca Front, Andy Hamilton and guests. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Bulkington Village Centre in Bulkington, Warwickshire, by panellists including Sir Peter Parker. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
By John Dickson Carr. dramatised by Peter Ling. The stifling respectability of a South London suburban the 1930s is shockingly disturbed by a series of ruthless poisonings. It takes Dr Fell to uncover a sinister milieu involving the criminal underworld and the cult of black magic.
Richard Stilgoe continues his exploration of the role of our Lord Lieutenants. This week he is in Llanelli with Sir David Mansel Lewis, who, as Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, is responsible for appointing local magistrates. Just how much authority does Sir David have? And how does he feel about current plans to strip him of these powers?
The best of the week on Woman's 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner E-MAIL: email@example.com
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Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Dan Damon.
Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producer Chris Wilson
As George W Bush is sworn in as US President, Tom Sutcliffe examines actor Martin Sheen 's fictional portrayal of life in the White House on Channel 4, and reviews The Genius of Rome -
Caravaggio and His Contemporaries on show at London's Royal Academy. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Cinderella. A tale of romance? A childhood fantasy? No. a parable of consumerism with Cinders herself as a lesson in brand management. The second of Bridget Rosewell 's reworkings of popular fairy tales forthe pantomime season. Repeated from Sunday
At the time of her death 100 years ago, Queen
Victoria was the central figure in an empire which dominated the world, yet for years she had been a recluse. As part of the Victorian Season, historian Amanda Foreman examines Victoria's complicated and tumultuous reign. Featuring extracts from interviews with people who knew or encountered her, and Victoria's own voice-traced through her letters and diaries, and even a recording of her on an early gramophone cylinder. Producer Bob Dickinson
By Sam Hanna Bell , dramatised in two parts by Carlo Gebler. Servant girl Sarah Gomartin comes to work on Andrew Echlin 's farm in the puritanical community of 19th-century rural Ulster. Sarah's relationship with Andrew's two sons, Frank and Hamilton, has dramatic consequences for both herself and the community. Part 1. Repeated from Sunday
Edward Stourton concludes his series of debates, this week focusing on the proposition that: "It is the newcomers to the countryside who are saving its traditional way of life."
Set amid the rural charm of Flatford Mill in Suffolk, country sports enthusiasts, philosophers of the countryside, ramblers, landowners and day trippers argue over their competing visions of rural life. Repeated from Wednesday
Edward Seckerson looks into the high kicking, roller-skating, opera singing, rock and rolling, increasingly demanding world of performing in musical theatre. Featuring the diverse talents of Stephen Sondheim , Elaine Paige , Barbara Dickson and Roger Moore. Producer Tim Green (R)
Frank Delaney presents poetry requests on the theme of hospitals, including Crabbit Old Woman by Phyllis McCormack. Readers Sally Cookson. Barbara Flynn and Don Warrington. Repeated from Sunday
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Five stories on the theme of the body.
2: Impermanence by Valerie Miner, read by Teresa Gallagher. It's the sixties, and Sophie's mother is giving her a long-awaited Tonette, "the gentle home permanent which makes a girl feel like a woman". The shared event marks a rite of passage Sophie was not expecting. Producer Sara Davies (R)