With Dr Roy Kearsley.
With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from yesterday
Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
Producer Gabi Fisher.
This weeks countryside and food-chain news put into perspective by experts in the field. Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock
With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
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Arthur Smith presents more travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises.
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Mariella Frostrup looks at how the modern day Hollywood promotional system grew up to combat the queens of Hollywood gossip, Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper. The two rival columnists would stop at nothing to get their scoop between the thirties and the sixties, and were able to wield enormous power over the studio system. Told through original archive recordings and new interviews with current Hollywood figures, this is the story of a bitter battle between two formidable women.
Peter Osborne of the Spectator looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Marie Jessel
BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
The latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Penny Haslam. Repeated tomorrow 9pm
Simon Hoggart hosts the last in the present series of the topical panel game with panellists Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Linda Smith. Repeated from yesterday
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The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Neston in Cheshire, with a panel including the MPs Tony Banks and David Cameron , and The Times sketchwriter Matthew Parris.
Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions? Phone on 08 [number removed], ore-mail any.answers@bbC.CO.Uk. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
Actress and singer Thembi Mtshali 's s powerful autobiographical play focuses on her mother, who looked after other people's children while her own waited at home. It spans the days of South Africa's apartheid and the Truth and Reconciliation
Hearings. Written by Thembi Mtshali and Yael Farberand performed by Thembi Mtshali. Director Claire Grove
Last in a series exploring our imaginative link with the past through historical fiction.
Amanda Vickery goes on location in Oxford with novelist Iain Pears, and is joined by studio guests to explore the mystery of the Restoration.
The best of the week on the weekday morning magazine, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Fiona Hill. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines, presented by Dan Damon.
Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world, including an interview with writer/director Henry Bean on his controversial new film The
Believer, which is about a Jewish teenagerwho becomes the leader of an anti-Semitic militia.
Producer Stephen Hughes
An eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Chris Burns
Tom Sutcliffe and his guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events, including Uncle Tungsten, the autobiography of the neurologist and great storyteller, Oliver Sacks.
Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa may be a fragile plant. In the first of two programmes, David Walter takes part in a conference for political parties in the Kenyan town of Mombasa and finds Africans also have much to teach US.
Repeated from Sunday
A century after his birth, the jury is still out on Walt Disney. There's "Uncle Walt" who brought pleasure to millions and his alter-ego, the anti-Communist mogul with propagandist ideas for social engineering. Russell Davies weighs the evidence in the BBC'S archives. Producer Nick Utechin
Wilkie Collins 's classic Victorian thriller is dramatised in four episodes by Martyn Wade. 3: Laura has finally come face to face with the woman in white who so resembles her. She had hoped to discover more about Sir Percival's secret but their meeting was interrupted. Marian begins to fearfor her sister's safety. Repeated from Sunday
Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Roger Scruton , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine "witnesses" with different but passionate views on one of the week's moral dilemmas. Repeated from Wednesday
A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday
CAWNG NEW CONTESTANTS If you would like to be considered as a contestant for Brain of Britain 2002 request an audition by writing to Brain of Britain. BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA and you will be contacted in the New Year
Two programmes which commission poets to write about a place central to their imagination and heart. 2: Such Heavenly Bric-a-Brac. The poet
Michael Longley travels to Carrigskeewaun in County Mayoa place of poetic nourishment for him - to write a sequence of poems about a I ifelong source of inspiration: its birds. Repeated from Sunday
3: The Fire-bird by Bonnie Greer. Prince Ivan is so entranced by a beautiful bird of fire that he lies in wait in the forest to capture her. The lovely creature offers her captor a magical feather for ransom. Read by Anthony Dowell. Producer Anne-Marie Maher-Williams