With writer Jenny Nemko.
Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Sarah Hughes
With John Humphrys and Alan Little.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
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By Julian Barnes.
In the last of his essays displaying his fascination with all things French, Julian Barnes gives two wonderfully emotive portraits of writer Baudelaire and painter Courbet, based on their 19th-century letters.
For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Martha Kearney.
Drama: Les Misérables. By Victor Hugo. Part 25. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
A three-part series in which Mukti Jain Campion explores the social legacy of the English East India
Company on 400 years of relations between Britain and the Indian subcontinent. 2: Sex. Siren orvictim, promiscuous or chaste? The Indian woman was the object of elaborate fantasy for the Engl ishmen of the East India Company. Mukti Jain Campion explores how Indians and Britons have stereotyped each other's sexual behaviouroverthe centuries. Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee
A series of six monologues about women, written by Lynne Truss.
Starring Janine Duvitski.
Henny worries. She worries that her husband won't like the new biscuit tin she has just bought. She worries that he'll find out she enjoys her job. She worries that she hasn't switched everything off in the kitchen. So one day when her husband unexpectedly disappears, she wonders why she is very much cheered up.
With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]
With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh
Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Producer Peter Everett.
Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WiA 1QT. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX [number removed].
E-MAIL: email@example.com. Repeated on Sunday
Repeated from yesterday 7pm
By Judith Adams. A modern myth about transformation and joyous liberation. Phyllida Law , Suzanne Heathcote and Nike Imoru star as three modern females who find themselves in everyday encounters with fabulous beasts. And perhaps with one in particular.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
First in a new series on how different communities are acting to improve their quality of life.
1 The London Wetland Centre. Five years in the making and just five miles from Piccadilly, the London Wetland Centre is a dream made reality for Sir Peter Scott , its visionary. Chris Baines meets the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust team and volunteers from the local community whose combined efforts have brought the call of the wild to the urban heart of Britain. Producer Laura Fudge
5: Lord Emsworth and the Girlfriend. As Blandings Castle opens to the public, Lord Emsworth stands up to his formidable head gardener, Angus McAllister. For details see Monday
5: Ann's Story. Everyone in the family had always known the truth about Ann'sfather, but it had been kept from herfor over 50 years. Fordetails see Monday
Michael Rosen presents the last of the current series of the programme about words and the way we speak. 9:The Queen's English. Marking the golden jubilee of the Queen's accession next week, Word of Mouth examines the changing face of royal language. Plus a journey to the ends of the earth to uncoverthe story of Finisterre.
Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Conversation about how current media trends affect modern life, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey.
With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh
Satirical sketches and songs, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Mitch Benn ,
Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
Parental worries for Jolene.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sue Wilson.
EditorVanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Francine Stock chairs the arts show with interviews, news and reviews. Producer EkeneAkalawu
By Victor Hugo. 25: In the final episode, Thenardier attempts to blackmail Marius. Meanwhile, Valjean is dying. How he longs to be reunited with Cosette! For details see Monday. Repeat of 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Whitby. The panel will include former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.
With veteran commentator AlistairCooke. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am
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Alistair Cooke examines the ever changing nature of war, the history of four Geneva Conventions and argues the case for a new convention for a new type of war.
With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
5: Out on Patrol in No Man's Land. For details see Monday.
In the last of the series, David Aaronovitch is joined by an Indian journalist, a Greek author and a Lebanese writer to observe, dissect and parody what's been happening in Britain this week. ProducerKaty Hickman
News and features on today's stories in Parliament.