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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
Robert Orchard.
Unknown:
Akhandadhi Das.

Regional Variations (2)

Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

BBC Radio 4 FM

In Our Time

Theories of Everything

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg discusses the prospect of a single theory to solve the riddle of black holes, the Big Bang and the mystery of time travel. Why do we need one and what would it mean if we had it? Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: A Mighty Heart

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. Tell Out, My Soul
(Woodlands). Luke 2, w33-35. Nunc Dimittis (Dyson). Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
(Ratisbon). Director of music Christopher Stokes.

Contributors

Presented By:
Clair Jaquiss.
Music:
Christopher Stokes.

Philippines. There has been a suspension of executions forfouryears while the Philippine parliament considers scrapping the death penalty. But with elections coming up in May, President
Gloria Arroyo has said they will be resumed.
Julian Pettifer travels to the Philippines to visit the national prison where more than a thousand prisoners are on death row awaiting the outcome of the elections. Producer Bridget Osborne Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Gloria Arroyo
Unknown:
Julian Pettifer
Producer:
Bridget Osborne

This is the story of a neglected art form and of a lite dedicated to it. Anne Swithinbank presents a tribute to Julia Clements , an extraordinary woman who, at the age of almost 98, is still teaching and writing about the art of ftower arranging. Producer Jonquil Panting Alan Titchmarsh on flower arrangement: page 39

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Julia Clements
Producer:
Jonquil Panting
Producer:
Alan Titchmarsh

When Mrs Swerdlow conducts a writers' workshop in Bromley, it is attended by a group of unusually promising authors. Written by Perry Pontac.
Director David Hunter

Contributors

Unknown:
Mrs Swerdlow
Written By:
Perry Pontac.
Director:
David Hunter
Mrs Swerdlow:
Julia McKenzle
AA Milne:
John Moffatt
Wordsworth:
Timothy West
Strindberg:
Paul Rhys
George Eliot:
Amanda Root
Goethe:
John Rowe
Doctor:
Philip Fox

6/6. Fibroids. Manywomendiscovertheyhave fibroids while undergoing a routine scan when pregnant. Prior to this, they had no idea their womb contained these dense balls of muscle because they caused no problems. For others, these benign growths might contribute to infertility, problem periods and, if they are large enough, incontinence. Barbara Myers puts your calls about fibroids to an expert, asking why only some people get them, if they can be prevented and what the options are for treatment. Producer Anna Buckley
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Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Anna Buckley

4/5. Sue Nelson talks to DrHugh Montgomery, a consultant who specialises in intensive care. His love of climbing and mountaineering has helped him in his research work and enabled him to improve the way oxygen is supplied to patients with lung problems. For details see Monday

Contributors

Talks:
Sue Nelson

Glass is one of our most ancient materials - in Roman homesteads the clink of wineglasses was commonplace. Yet our scientific knowledge of glass is far from clear-cut. This week Quentin Cooper finds out why the silica substance is still surprising scientists and whether glass is still all it's cracked UptObe. Producer Pamela Rutherford

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Pamela Rutherford

John Wilson presents the arts show and reports on the newly published selection of letters by the late Sir John Gielgud. Producer Philippa Ritchie

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wilson
Unknown:
Sir John Gielgud.
Producer:
Philippa Ritchie

4/5. By Edel Brosnan. Based on real events, this tells the story of Dame Alice Kyteler of Kilkenny, who was the first woman in Europe to be put on trial for witchcraft. Bishop Ledrede demands for "all witches to be burnt at the stake".
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Edel Brosnan.
Unknown:
Dame Alice Kyteler

3/3. Jenny Cuffe provides another close-up account of day-to-day events in the lives of people and organisations facing challenge or change. Producer Sally Chesworth

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe
Producer:
Sally Chesworth

The News from Here. Is it still necessaryto have rules governing the impartiality of broadcast news? Tim Gardam reflects on the growth of news outlets and asks if regulation designed to prevent bias is still necessary or even workable.
Producer Michael Blastland Repeated on Sundayat9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Gardam
Producer:
Michael Blastland

2/2. Leo Enright turns his attention to Mars. The red planet has been under siege from a small armada of space probes lately. The information received from them suggests the planet was bathed in a watery past, but the surface now appears dry and barren. Where has all of the planet's water gone, and could life have ever existed there? Producer Jonathan Fildes

Contributors

Unknown:
Leo Enright
Producer:
Jonathan Fildes

Regional Variations (2)

Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

BBC Radio 4 FM

In Our Time

Theories of Everything

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg discusses the prospect of a single theory to solve the riddle of black holes, the Big Bang and the mystery of time travel. Why do we need one and what would it mean if we had it? Show more

2/6. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Take a wander round the Museum of Everything- an infinite gallery of strange exhibits and stranger characters. Learn about Mary Queen of Scots' execution and enjoy the Sheriff of Nottingham
Medieval Disco Experience. With Lucy Montgomery. Music by Dominic Hasiam and Ben Walker Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Danny Robins
Unknown:
Dan Tetsell.
Unknown:
Lucy Montgomery.
Music By:
Dominic Hasiam
Music By:
Ben Walker

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