With Pauline Webb.
Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Melvyn Bragg discusses the rise of the idea of the artist and the claims made for it, and examines the role that aristocratic patronage of the arts has played in changing the status of the artist. Show more
Jenni Murray hosts the programme from Manchester. Drama: Voices from Vindolanda. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Zimbabweans on the Move. The recent upheavals in Zimbabwe have led thousands of people to eave their home country and try to build better lives elsewhere in southern Africa. Mark Ashurst hears some of their stories, from the migrants nowfarmingthe land in Mozambique to the film-makers enjoying success in Johannesburg. He looks at the impact they are making on their adopted countries and gains a fresh perspective on the country they've left behind. Producer Ruth Evans Repeated Monday 8.30pm
3: Senior Moments. Paul Vaughan continues his investigation into how ageing affects creativity with a look at memory. He talks with actors Peter Sallis and Lesley Phillips about how they deal with the loss of short-term memory, and with writers Mary Wesley , Diana Athill and Oliver Sacks about how long-term memory can sharpen, producing wonderful material for novels and autobiography. Producer Beaty Rubens
With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
With Nick Clarke.
Repeated from yesterday 7pm
Pilcher and Son. By Stuart Morris. Johnny is restless; he finds village life boring and resents the fact that his future has already been mapped out by his dad When a Somalian girl walks into the village store, a chain of events begins that turns restlessness into open rebellion.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon
Sharmila Parminder K Nagra
Sgt Collins Gerard McDermott Mrs Melville Josephine Woodfbrd
More than a quarter of all men can expect to get a hernia duringtheir lifetime but only a few are caused by lifting something heavy. So, with 120,000 hernia operations carried out in this country everyyear what causes them and why are they so common? Barbara Myers and her guest, surgeon Professor
Andrew Kingsnorth answeryourquenes on what the options are for the different types of hernia. Phone in on [number removed], ore-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Producer Paula McGrath
Jennie Bond appeals on behalf of a charity that supplies and fits artificial limbs to children injured by landmines. Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: Hope for Children, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] 7.55am
The last of a series of stories for Holy Week.
4: The Hawthorn Madonna. By Salley Vickers. A childless couple visit their usual holiday cottage in Somerset, but this year Eispeth's solitary excursion to a local church has an unforeseen consequence. Read Kn Davies
4.I Feel Love. Donna Summer 's disco anthem from the summer of 1977 changed forever the sound of dance music by placingthe synthesiser centre-stage. It also inspired cover versions by Bronski Beat and the Barron Knights and tested the light show of mobile DJ Dave Jansen.
Repeated from Sunday 4pm
A plume of hot volcanic mantle rock is rising beneath Africa, trying to split the continent apart and may eventually create a new ocean. Quentin Cooper speaks to geologists about the Ethiopian rift, one of the few places in the world where it's possible to examine something like a mid-ocean ridge without getting yourfeet wet.
Producer Ros Smith E-MAIL: email@example.com
With Eddie Mairand Carolyn Quinn.
Eammon Holmes. Paul Jackson talks to Eammon Holmes , Britain's longest-serving breakfast television anchorman. Producer Mario Stylianides
Debbie's competence is questioned. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
John Wilson investigates what has happened to the cast of IT the Extra-Terrestrial, which is being re-released in British cinemas this week.
Producer John Mullen
By Catherine Czerkawska. 4: Pink Eye. When an epidemic of conjunctivitis breaks out at the fort, the Prefect's freedman Privatus recommends an unusual cure to Lepidina.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Free Speech for Sale. How far can the free market be relied upon to deliver the diverse and plural news media that most of us want? As the Government drafts its new Communications Bill, Ian Hargreaves asks whetherthe future of free expression will be best served by a market-based model like the British newspaper industry or one that's more regulated and subsidised, as in broadcasting.
Producer ZareerMasani Editor Nicola Meyrick RptdSunday9.30pm
Could a nuclear-fusion reactor on a table-top solve the world's energy needs? With cold fusion the answer turned out to be "no", ten years ago. Now there's bubble fusion but that too is highly controversial. Geoff Watts reports on this current debate. Producer Martin Redfern E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Robin Lustig.
4: Barbary relies on habits learnt with the Maquis and gets into trouble. For details see Monday
The last episode of the topical sketch show that takes a satirical look at the week's news and media events. Starring Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
The Twa Corbies. Another chance to hear Michael Tickell 's exploration of the tale of the Twa Corbies, with its ingredients of love, death, murder and mystery. Andrew Greig explains the powerthis
Border ballad has for him and why it inspired one of his novels. Producer Lucy Lunt
Repeated from 9.45am