With Andrew Graystone.
Presented by Mark Holdstock.
With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Regional Variations (2)
1/5. Ewan McGregor reads from his book about the epic motorbike journey he made across Europe, Russia and America with his friend and actor Charley Boorman. On Your Bike. Every journey begins with a single step, and this one begins with a night out in Ireland. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am
Regional Variations (2)
Politician Clare Short discusses her life and her campaign against page 3 in The Sun. Plus, the nonagenarian Harpist Dorothy Pettitt talks about learning the instrument at sixty.
New series 1/3. Britain embarked on a disastrous war against Russia in the Crimea 150 years ago. Today it's remembered only for the Charge of the Light
Brigade and Florence Nightingale , but it was a conflict rich in innovation as well as heroism and folly. It also produced some of the most vivid first-hand accounts of war ever written. In this programme, Russian specialist and war reporter Tom de Waal returns to the Crimea to investigate what has been called both the last old war and the first modern war. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
1/6. Sitcom about a topsy-turvy family.
Alison returns from Spain to find that Egg's taken her room and Xanthe has shrunk her favourite jeans in the wash. Patrick disappears off to work, leaving Stella to sort out the chaos. By Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.
Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.
Presented by Nick Clarke
17/18. This year's Brain of Britain will be decided in this final of the general knowledge quiz. Chaired by Russell Davies. Producer Richard Edis Repeated Saturday llpm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
1/5. A comedy about an idealistic musician who finds it hard to sacrifice his principles to save his marriage until he is kidnapped by two escaped convicts and his whole future is put in jeopardy. By Marian Connolly and Keith Law.
Vincent Duggleby and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Samantha Washington
1/5. A series of stories begun by established writers and completed by new writers selected from entrants to the BBC3 TV series End of Story.
Imitating Katherine Walker. An improbably sexy young woman moves into a friend's flat. Written by Alexei Sayle and read by Paul Young , producer Bruce Young
pn 1/5. Authors of classic novels of the 1950s and 60s return to the towns that provided their inspiration.
7 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Alan Sillitoe returns to Nottingham, his hometown and the backdrop to his 1958 novel, to see how the city has Changed. Producer Clare Jenkins
European Obesity. How are the food strategists in Europe responding to the challenge of obesity? Sheila Dillon examines the policy options. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm
5/13. Gavin Esler and guests explore a diverse range of international issues. Producer Suchitra Girish
News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
6/10. Gillian Clarke , Patrick Hannan , Monica Mahoney and Adrian Mourby exchange quotations and anecdotes. From the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.
Chaired by Nigel Rees. The reader is Chris Emmett. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Bert shows his mystic side.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Comedian and writer Ben Elton is interviewed by Mark Lawson in the arts magazine programme. Plus arts news and reviews. Producer Robyn Read
1/5. A 20th-century scientific fable about knowing too little and believing too much, drawn from a true story. New Jersey, 1920s. A German chemist arrives in a clock factory with a dazzling new invention. Written by Lavinia Greenlaw. Starring Dervla Kirwin , Henry Goodman and Lesley Hart.
Director Tim Dee Repeated from 10.45am
Robert Beckford investigates the history of the Jamaican sound system in Britain. From the 1950s to the 2004 Notting Hill Carnival, he looks at how they've played a vital social and educational role in the black community. Contributors include Jazzie B , Norman Jay , Linton Kwesi Johnson , Dennis Bovell , MC Tippa Irie and the first UK sound system owner, Duke Vin. Producer Simon Jacobs
3/8. New Zealand's image of political and social harmony disintegrated in 2004 when 40,000 Maori marched on the Wellington, accusing the government of a colonial-style land-grab. Rosie Goldsmith travels to New Zealand to report on the social changes that have led to this political upheaval. Repeated from Thursday
7/9. The Deer Rut. Lionel Kelleway spends a few wind-swept days on the Isle of Rum, immersed in the sounds and drama of the red deer rut. This is the time for great warriors to battle it out for their prize - a harem Of hinds. Producer Julian Hector
Shortened repeat from 9am
International and national news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.
6/15. Modem Morals. Doug Anderton gets some inside information to his advantage - leaving him in a quandary. Emma Fielding and Alex Jennings continue to read Jonathan Coe 's satire on Blair's Britain and sequel to The Ratters' Club, abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am
The start of the week's business in Westminster, Presented by David Wilby.
1/5. Ewan McGregor reads from his book about the epic motorbike journey he made across Europe, Russia and America with his friend and actor Charley Boorman , which began with a night out in Ireland. Repeatedfrom9.45am
3.00 Listen and Play (ages 3-5) 3.15 Music Box (ages 4-5+)
3.30 Alphabet Time First Phonics (ages 4-6) 3.40 Find Out with Auntie Mabel and Pippin (ages 4-5) 3.55 Reading Tree Stories
(ages 5-6) 4.10 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 4.25 Stop, Think, Wonder (ages 7-9) 4.40 Scottish Resources (ages 10-12)