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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
Robert Orchard.
Unknown:
Elaine Storkey.

Regional Variations (2)

Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

BBC Radio 4 FM

In Our Time

Toleration

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg discusses what had happened in England to make diverse religions ‘tolerable’. What was the philosophy and politics behind the idea of toleration, and does it differ from tolerance? Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: The Bugatti Queen

BBC Radio 4 FM

For Ascension Day, from St London.
Presented by the Rev Liz Russell , Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (St Denis). Acts 1, w4-9. Ascendit Deus (Gwinner). All Praise to Thee (Engelberg). With the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Director of music Nicholas Danks.

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Russell
Music:
Nicholas Danks.

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the first day's play in the First Test at
Lord's, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle , and expert comment from Vic Marks , Angus Fraser and Jeremy Coney. At 12.30pm News and CountyTalk.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time
11.00 From Our Own Correspondent

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Henry Blofeld
Commentary By:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By:
Bryan Waddle
Unknown:
Vic Marks
Unknown:
Angus Fraser
Unknown:
Jeremy Coney.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

1/3. Adrian Lester follows two students as they train in the country's foremost drama school, founded in 1904, and compares their lives with those of their illustrious predecessors, including Lord Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, Glenda Jackson, Richard Briers and Richard Wilson. There is also a contribution from Athene Seyler, class of 1908. Producer Merilyn Harris

Rada -100 Years On
11.30am R4 FM Take three Dickies (Attenborough, Briers and Wilson), throw in a Ken and a Glen (Branagh and Jackson), mix with a teacher imploring his class to touch their partner's heart with their eyes and you'd think you'd have a cocktail for Private Eye's Luvvies column. In fact, this the start of a fascinating series on the history of Rada. So put aside the desire to cringe when today's students mix animal impersonations with nonsense words and, instead, let Adrian Lester (of Hustle fame) help illustrate this venerable institution's history in a much more palatable fashion. (Jane Anderson Key) (R) Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Adrian Lester
Unknown:
Kenneth Branagh
Unknown:
Glenda Jackson
Unknown:
Richard Briers
Unknown:
Richard Wilson.
Unknown:
Athene Seyler
Producer:
Merilyn Harris

J- Drawn towards the West Pier at Brighton, a shadow of its former self since the storm in 2002, Doris finds the memories of the past come flooding back. written by Rhiannon Tise. Director Tracey Neale

Contributors

Written By:
Rhiannon Tise.
Director:
Tracey Neale
Doris:
Jean Marsh
Young Doris:
Katy Cavanagh
Irene:
Clare Corbett
Cherry:
Tara Ward
Archie:
Chris Moran

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those irritating questions from everydaylife. Producer Eve Streeter PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.UK

Contributors

Unknown:
Stewart Henderson

Judith Chalmers appeals on behalf of Tourism for All, a charity that provides information so that people with disabilities can enjoy travel. Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

Contributors

Unknown:
Judith Chalmers

4/5 Whistler's Wall. Sitting in a dingy room in Brighton, waiting to be called to war, painter and designer Rex Whistler takes it upon himself to brighten it up. Written byRoyApps, read by Robert Glenister. For details see Monday

Contributors

Designer:
Rex Whistler
Read By:
Robert Glenister.

4/5. Open Sesame. Robert Irwin goes on a magical tour of The Arabian Nights, discovering real spells and modern stories of enchantment along the way, as he encounters genies, amulets, sorceresses, talismans and flying carpets. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Irwin

Mariella Frostrup discusses the work of Stella Gibbons , author of Cold Comfort Farm and this week's Classic Serial, Westwood. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup
Unknown:
Stella Gibbons

In the latest Hollywood blockbuster The Day after Tomorrow rapid climate change has dramatic consequences forthe entire planet. Snow storms pound New Delhi and tidal waves engulf Manhattan. But could this really happen? In this week's science programme, Quentin Cooper talks to climate experts and asks how close Hollywood's vision is to reality. Producer Pamela Rutherford

Contributors

Talks:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Pamela Rutherford

Black comedy set in the offices of Pennine News Network, a local television rolling news service that is on its uppers. They need a big story that could go national and keep them all employed. They call it a "boy in a well" - a story that has drama and can run and run. Then nine-year-old Eric Pickery falls down a well. But will he be trapped long enough for the news team to keep their jobs?
Written by Mark and Daniel Maier.

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Maier
Writer:
Daniel Maier
Producer:
Alex Walsh-Taylor
Stuart:
Philip Jackson
Mike:
Paul Copley
Becky:
Catherine Shepherd
MacFee:
Ralph Ineson
Mrs Pickery:
Catherine Tate
Trevor:
Chris Pavlo
Ben:
Paul Popplewell
Singer:
Daniel Maier

4/5. Anyone who expects happiness to come knocking on a stormy night deserves everything they get. Written by Lynn Ferguson , with Melanie Hill as the Princess. Director Jessica Dromgoole
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Written By:
Lynn Ferguson
Unknown:
Melanie Hill
Director:
Jessica Dromgoole

Music from Duke Ellington's sacred concerts features in this jazz eucharist from the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, with the BBC Daily Service Singers, the Exultate Singers and the Big Buzzard Boogie Band directed by David Ogden. The preacher is the Rt. Rev. James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.

Contributors

Singers:
BBC Daily Service Singers
Singers:
Exultate Singers
Musicians:
Big Buzzard Boogie Band
Directed by:
David Ogden
Preacher:
Rt. Rev. James Jones
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

2/10. DNA is used to trace ancestors, criminals - and now sausages. Each banger on your plate could come from up to ten animals. Geoff Watts finds out how a new technique could trace your sausage back from the fridge to the field and help improve food safety. producer Michelle Martin

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Michelle Martin

Regional Variations (2)

Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

BBC Radio 4 FM

In Our Time

Toleration

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg discusses what had happened in England to make diverse religions ‘tolerable’. What was the philosophy and politics behind the idea of toleration, and does it differ from tolerance? Show more

4/4. After several years of minor celebrity Pod inevitably gets the MBE. Comedy written by and starring
Christopher Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. With Andy Hamer , Nichola Sanderson , Chris Pavlo , Ewan Bailey and Rory McGrath. producer Richard Wilson

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Douglas
Unknown:
Andrew Nickolds
Unknown:
Nick Newman.
Unknown:
Andy Hamer
Unknown:
Nichola Sanderson
Unknown:
Chris Pavlo
Unknown:
Ewan Bailey
Unknown:
Rory McGrath.
Producer:
Richard Wilson

BBC Radio 4 FM

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