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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 Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
Robert Orchard.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of the great Russian dramatist, Richard Eyre traces the origins of the Moscow Art Theatre, with which Anton Chekhovwas closely associated. Producer David Perry
See also Marriage According to Chekhov at 2.15pm and How to Leave Badenweiter tomorrow at 2.15pm

Contributors

Dramatist:
Richard Eyre
Unknown:
Anton Chekhovwas
Producer:
David Perry

4/5. Chopping and Changing. At Yarnton in Oxfordshire archaeologists have found what's thought to be the earliest loaf of bread in Britain. What does this tell us about how the landscape changed from forest to farmland? Mike Pitts learns how to make an axe and compares notes with anthropologist Paul Sillitoe from Durham University. Fordetails see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Pitts
Unknown:
Paul Sillitoe

One of the defining moments of the 20th century was when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. Since then, sending humans into space has been blighted by disasters and fraught with problems and expense. With technology now available to send unmanned craft into deep space, should we be sending human beings to explore our solar system or leave it to remote-controlled craft? Quentin Coopergoes to the British National Space Centre to head the debate on the future of space travel. Producer Pamela Rutherford

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Armstrong
Unknown:
Quentin Coopergoes
Producer:
Pamela Rutherford

6/6. Sitcom set before the American War of Independence, written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. "Secrets and Lies ". War is now only two days away. Or three if wet. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

Contributors

[Writer]:
Andy Hamilton
[Writer]:
Jay Tarses
Producer:
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel:
Jay Tarses
McGurk:
Andy Hamilton
Capt Brimshaw:
James Fleet
Mary:
Jan Ravens
Joshua:
Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel:
Hugh Dennis
Cora:
Penelope Nice
Elizabeth:
Rebecca Front
Agnes:
Selina Griffiths
Stan:
Philip Pope

4/10. "Women are too kind, too willing, not knowing when to ask for what we don't know we want. " Carol Shields's compassionate and angry last novel continues. For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

For nearly 50 years, Daphne Watts was a virtual slave, working as a farm labourer for her parents. With the death of her father, Daphne has now achieved independence. How will she manage? This documentary follows Daphne's progress against the background of a declining Somerset family farming tradition. Producer TonyStaveacre

Contributors

Unknown:
Daphne Watts

As the Antarctic celebrates a centenary of science, the programme asks what polar science taught us about the Earth's environment. Also, Geoff Watts talks to scientists at the International Space Station who are conducting experiments on how the brain judges which way is up. Producer Michelle Martin

Contributors

Talks:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Michelle Martin

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