With Reverend George Loane.
With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Hughes
With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
Regional Variations (2)
Regional Variations (2)
Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.
Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Game of Love in Momington Crescent Part 5 of this week's drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Neon has nocturnally splashed the "American dream" across the USA since it first arrived in Los Angeles in the 1920s. It's had grand premieres and x-rated moments, but is this blazing light that graces the exteriors of buildings a piece of kitsch or a flash of inspiration from a bygone age? Ian Peacock journeys from LA to New York and traces neon's extraordinary history, which culminates in the animated "spectaculars" of Times Square and as a surprising tool for urban renewal.
Tripping the Light Fantastic 11.00am R4
Prepare to suspend your disbelief when I tell you that this is a dazzling, colourful programme about the history of neon light in America... on the radio. Ian Peacock paints a perfectly clear picture of the glassbenders who draw with light, the bright glows of phosphorescent powders in a palette of 150 colours and the greatest neon-fest of them all - Times Square. Get ready to hear the light! (Jane Anderson)
Comedy drama written by and starring Lynn Ferguson. 1: Re-instatement. As the first ferry of the holiday season chugs into the terminal a familiar figure stands aboard. Irene Bruce is back. In a community where no one agrees, modernisation is a dirty word and the smallest event is of immense importance. Irene wonders why she ever came back when she spent a lifetime trying to escape.
Producer Lucy Bacon
With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor chris Burns
PHONE: [number removed] Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With James Cox. Editor Kevin Marsh
Roger Bolton rifles through the mailbagto find your opinions. To airyourviews on what you've heard on BBC Radio, write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100,
London W1A 1QT, phone: [number removed], fax: [number removed], or email: email@example.com Producer Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
By Mervyn Stutter. Copeland Spode has been marooned on a desert island with his ukelele since 1939. But now one man has made it his mission to rescue him.
All other parts played by Martin Hyder Music written and performed by Mervyn Stutter Producer Sally Avens
4: Working in Hope Street. Hope Street is an appropriate address for an organisation that has found successful careers for a woman who left school at 16 to have a baby, another who had part-time jobs for 20 years and a cleaner who exchanged her mop for a pen and became a primary school teacher. Steve Chalke meets the founder of the Women's Technology and Education Centre at
Blackburne House in Liverpool. Producer Sandra Sykes
5: Bloem in Brussels by Marcel Moring. An old man makes a disapproving odyssey through the multicultural streets of his native city. For details see Monday
5: Roger McGough buys a return ticket on the train from Liverpool to South port. For details see Monday
Marcel Berlins explains the legal issues behind the headlines and examines how the law works-and sometimes doesn't. Producer Charles Sigler
Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producer Cecile Wright
With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh
The return of radio'sfinest weekly topical radio comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and special guests. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
Kenton is in big trouble.
Written by Nawal Gadalla Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
John Wilson with art news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicola Holloway
ByOlwen Wymark. 5: Edie and Dot. Dot comes to help Edie scatter the ashes of her father in Regent's Park-for which they don't have permission. Edie has spent her life caring for herfather, and she tries to decide whether the sacrifice was worth it and, with the help of the east European taxi driver Ivan, how strong love is. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair at Yarm School in Teeside with a panel including the scientist and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Joan Walmsley, and the writer Bea Campbell.
Producer Victoria Wakely
With Alistair Cooke. Rptd Sat at 5.45am and Sun at 8.45am
Regional Variations (2)
Alistair Cooke recalls his very odd introduction to American politics; explains why Boston's top politicians have always been Irish and why all politics is really local.
With Claire Bolderson.
Editor Prue Keely E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Five Stories by Anton Chekhov. Read by Ewan McGregor. 5: Vanka. An orphaned boy desperately seeks rescue from his dreadful existence. Fordetails see Monday
Writer and broadcaster Darcus Howe nominates for discussion the life of his uncle, the Trinidadian sportsman and revolutionary, CLR James (1901-89). James was a complex figure who wrote with equal insight about cricket, black history and Marxist theory. With biographer Farrukh Dhondy. Presented by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Peter Everett
Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am