With the Rev Joe Aldred.
With Miriam O'Reilly.
With Sue Macgregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda for the week when the latest new ideas and issues are up for discussion.
Producer Virginia Crompton. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Regional Variations (2)
Tony Robinson reads five weekday extracts from Neil Hanson 's new account of the Great Fire of London. 1: The capital is in the grip of plague. Citizens are being flogged forfailing to light fires to keep the pestilence at bay. Abridged by Lisa Osborne. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated at 12.30am
Bestselling author Penny Vincenzi discusses her latest novel, Something Dangerous, which is set against the social and political uncertainties of the thirties. Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: A
Monkey with a Box of Paints by Jane Beeson. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
The Portland Vase now on display in the British Museum has been buried, sold, hidden and cherished, and even dropped and smashed, but it remains an astonishing work of art. Robin Brooks 's documentary feature, using the letters of Josiah Wedgwood , Horace Walpole and others, charts the history of the vase and its owners.
Director Clive Brill
Concluding Lyndon Mallet 's comedy in which two flatmates' struggles for tolerance are expressed via their wildly differing diaries. 6: Smarting from the humiliation of losing his job, Rex establishes a charade of going to work then sneaking home wheneverthe house is empty. Convinced the house is haunted, Jessica decides to hold a seance.
Director Kate Valentine
With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.
With Janet Cohen in London and Claire Bolderson at the Labour Conference.
A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the north of England.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm
Repeated from yesterday 7pm
William Davidson is opposed to an oppressive government that is contemptuous of civil liberty. He is passionately committed to political reform and has to decide whether to be a traitor to his principles or to his country. Tanika Gupta's drama is based on the Cato Street conspiracy of 1820.
Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Paul Lewis. Lines are open on [number removed]from 1.30pm. Producer Jennifer Clarke
A series in which Emilia Fox reads four of Katherine Mansfield 's stories, written while suffering from tuberculosis in Montana, Switzerland. 1: Marriage a la Mode. Isobel has a tender, happy marriage until she falls in with a racy set and begins to neglect her adoring husband. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Five weekday programmes in which comedian and novelist ArdalO'Hanlon talks to the Irishmen who helped build Britain's roads and motorways and now live in Arlington House, a hostel in London's Camden Town. 1: How difficult was emigration?
Producer Rachel Hooper. Executive producer Kathleen Carragher
Immediately after his election victory in June,
Tony Blair disbanded the Ministry of Agriculture, Rsheries and Food and replaced it with the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Derek Cooper charts the history of MAFF from its beginnings in the 19th centuryto its eventual demise, and considers the changing relationship between our government and the food we eat. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm
Gavin Esler returns with a new series of international
Conversation. Producer Amber Dawson
With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.
A special edition of the panel show recorded at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Nigel Rees 's guests are Dillie Keane , Owen Dudley Edwards , Ben Moor and Joyce McMillan. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. Rptd Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote.... Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].
The brothers are sent packing. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Mark Lawson meets cellist Steven Isserlis , who has written Why Beethoven Threw the Stew, a book for children about the lives of great composers. Producer Sally Spurring
A five-part series by Jane Beeson looking at the female impressionist painter Berthe Morisot through her correspondence with her mother and sister.
1: As the first impressionist exhibition opens to the ridicule of the critics, the first stirrings of Berthe's talent are recalled with an early encounterwith Manet.
Director Peter Leslie Wild. Repeated from 10.45am
Two years after the Paddington train crash, Sheena McDonald charts the progress of two survivors whose common experience of trauma has led to a firm friendship - despite leading different lives on Opposite Sides of the Atlantic. Producer Jane MacSorley.
Arts Factory. The training and community enterprise of Ferndale in the Rhondda Valley has been hugely
, successful in placing people injobs as well as providing free leisure facilities. Sandra Sykes meets the visionaries involved. Repeated from Friday
Turtles in Trouble. Mark Carwardine investigates the responsibilities that the United Kingdom bears in protecting marine turtles from exploitation on theirtropical breeding beaches, and finds that, closerto home, the rare leatherback turtle presents us with a conservation challenge off our own shores. Producer Brett Westwoood. Repeated tomorrow 11am
Repeated from 9am
Henry James 's novel is abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph and read by Stuart Milligan. 6:
Strether is aware that his opinion of Madame de Vionnet has Changed radically. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane
Repeated from Saturday 9am
Judgement Repeated from 9.45am