From St Helen's Church, Sefton, Liverpool.
Scents and Sensibility. Mark Tully looks at why aromatic herbs, resins and oils have been used for millennia in religious rituals and in healing. Producer Beverley McAmsh. Repeated at 11.30pm
Another topical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Liz Leonard. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melvyn Bragg speaks on behalf of a charity which offers over 60 services to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.
ProducerAnne Downing. DONATIONS: RNIB, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm
From St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as part of Radio 4's Victoria Season. A service of Choral Mattins introduced by the Rt Rev David Connor , Dean of Windsor. The chapel was the setting for
Queen Victoria's funeral on 2 February 1901. The Rev Dr Ian Bradley reflects on Victoria'sfaith within the Christian understanding of monarchy. Music by Prince Albert and Handel is sung by the chapel choir, directed by Jonathan Rees-Williams .
With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday
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Jeremy Vine with conversation about the big Stories Of the Week. Editor Kevin Marsh
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Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game. Today he is joined by Julian Clary , Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Paul Merton and Linda Smith in King's Lynn. Repeated from Monday
This year Michelin adds pub food to its prestigious guide. Simon Parkes investigates whether British pub fare deserves this accolade. Producer Rebecca Moore. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm
Russell Davies presents six new programmes looking at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals. West Side Story
Downbeat, urban and rough, this musical shocked audiences in New York. When it opened in the West End in 1958 British theatregoers gave it the acclaim it merited. Sheridan Morley , who was at thatfirstnight, recalls the event. With memories ' from the stars and creators of the show, including Jerome Robbins , Stephen Sondheim , Chita Rivera and George Chakiris.
Producer Richard Bannerman. Repeated Saturday llpm
John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Northumberland. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm
Colin Dexter and guests, actor and composer Neil Innes and crossword setter Don Manley , examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle with examples drawn from the previous week's broadsheets. Producer FelixRiley
The conclusion of Carlo Gebler 's dramatisation of Sam Hanna Bell 's novel. Servant girl Sarah bears a child to one of the Echlin brothers, farmers in late 19th-century rural Ulster. Her refusal to name the father alienates both herself and the Echlins from the puritanical local community and has far-reaching consequences for all concerned.
Bagpipes Robert Watt. Director Roland Jaquarello Repeated Saturday 9pm
Charlie Lee Potter looks at the world of books, while Anna Raeburn picks the best paperbacks. Producer Fiona McLean. The next Bookclub on 4 February will be Margaret Drabble 's The Witch ofExmoor. Repeated Friday 4pm
Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems inspired by childhood, including verse by Thomas Hood and Roger McGough. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore , Tim Piggot Smith and Bill Wallis. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm
Over one million people have had their investment hopes severely shaken by the Equitable Life disaster, as the country's oldest mutual assurance society suddenly closed its doors to new business last month. Paul Lewis asks if savings, anywhere, are really secure. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. Shortened 9pm
The Elves and the Shoemaker. Could the genial old shoemaker be an exponent of the sweat shop? The last of economist Bridget Rosewell 's mischievous readings reinterprets the popular fairy story as a guide to the ways of profit, loss and exploitation. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm
Peter Donaldson presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Elaine Walker. PHONE: [number removed]
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Phil Hammond presents the discussion programme, looking at perceptions of various industries. This week Jenny Eclair ,
Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer , Shirley Lowe and Tom Robinson diSCUSS parenting. Producer Alison VernorvSmith
With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday
With Michael Rosen. Repeated from Thursday
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Repeated from 7.55am
Scarily Good Health. Despite warnings about our unhealthy habits and lifestyles, the surprising thing about health in the modern west is that it is so good. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto investigates. Repeated from Thursday
Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley.
Including 10.45 It's a Nation Thing
What have the FA Cup final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and question time at the National Assembly for Wales got in common? Well, according to Welsh political commentator, Patrick Hannan, they are both great sporting occasions. Welsh politics, he claims, is the new football.
With Libby Purves Repeated from Tuesday
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In Women in Love, DH Lawrence despairs thafart should interpret industry as art once interpreted religion". Peter Stead explores this world in turmoil through the music of the novel and its characters. Reader JodyElen Machin. Producer Paul Evans (R)