With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres. Bishop of London.
Presented by Anna Hill.
With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
With Steve May.
With Abdul Hakim Murad.
Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves ana her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Regional Variations (2)
3/5. Henri Matisse 's trip to Tahiti in 1930 marked the last of the dramatic shifts of vision that liberated him at intervals all his life. Continuing the biography by Hilary Spurling , read by Eleanor Bron. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Regional Variations (2)
Are women without children treated as second class citizens? Listeners phone in to give their opinions.
By George Eliot.
3/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
The poet George Szirtes arrived in England as a boy fleeing the aftermath of the Hungarian uprising of 1956. He and his family soon met another refugee, the wrestler
Tibor Szakacs , and their lives became briefly intertwined. Here he tells his and Tibor's story with the help of archive interviews with some of the wrestling legends of the past. Producer Tim Dee
5/5. Eliza's Son. Now grown into a deeply dislikeable teenager, Eliza's son Ernest gives his perspective on his parents. By Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden
With Sheila McCiennon and Winifred Robinson.
National and international news, with Nick Clarke.
3/6. Book editor Caroline Taggart , mathematician Rob Eastaway and magician Geoffrey Durham try to baffle each other with puzzles and riddles. Hosted by Chris Maslanka. Listeners with puzzles and answers can contact the programme using the details given below. Producer Harry Parker
ADDRESS: Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@>bbc.co.uk
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Simone is about to hit 30, and feels bleak about her future, her love life and her singing career. But the arrival of an unexpected botanical birthday present changes everything in the most delightful way in this surprising musical comedy by Sharon Shrubsall.
Songs performed by Jacqui Dankworth and James Pearson Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Roxana Silbert
Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Floral Guernsey Council. Roy Lancaster talks to Christopher Lloyd and there's a guide to growing dianthus.
Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm
3/5. Eddie Lenihan is a renowned Irish storyteller who has over the decades, amassed a collection of stories and folklore. These are stories that reveal the darker side of leprechauns and fairies, which often feature in Irish lore as packaged for tourists. For details see Monday
3/5. Centre Stage in the World of the Reindeer. What play would you put on to draw in the local community, when your neighbours are reindeer herders? Kautukeino, in Finnmark in northern Norway, is the centre of the reindeer herder's world and is also home to the Sami
National Theatre. It's here that the Scottish poet Kenneth Stevens meets one of the founders of the theatre, Ingor Antte Ailu Gaup. For details see Monday
Receiving gifts can be a problem. What do you do with a present you don't like? Laurie Taylor looks at the social function of gift-giving and asks whether you can solve the problem by giving money - or does that somehow make a nonsense of it all? Producer Natasha Maw
6/10. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research with experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry,
DSVChOlogy and mental health. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
4/6. Last Words. Clare is "racked with relief " when her most detested client, Mrs Crossingham , dies. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring Sally Phillips ,
Nina Conti , Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Producer Katie Tyrell
Kathy takes a big step forward.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
More arts news and reviews, presented by John Wilson.
Producer Nicola Holloway
3/20. Old and Young. Dorothea has become engaged to Mr rasaubon
Fred Vincy , a favourite with his frai uncle
Feathefstone, goes to visit Stone Court with h.s sister.
Rosy. breast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
10/10 A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on one of the week's news stories. producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
When the families of Scottish First Minister
Jack McConnell and Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark were revealed to have spent New Year together the story made national headlines. So is Scottish public life too cosy for its own good? Alan Cochrane of The Daily Telegraph lifts the lid on the hidden connections that unite the worlds of politics and the media north of the Border and asks if
Scotland is just one big village.
Producer David Stenhouse Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
3/3. Scientists and bio-engineers are revealing new secrets of insect flight and using these to design and build micro air vehicles. These tiny free-flying robots are attracting major military interest as well as stimulating the toy market. Mark Stephen reveals an exciting range of biomimetic works that draws inspiration from flying creatures to provide the next generation of engineering solutions. Producer Louise Dalziel
Shortened repeat from 9am
National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.
8/10 Dinner is vividly interrupted by the arrival of Rosalind.... and others. By Ian McEwan. Read by Robert Glenister. For further details see Monday
3/4 It all seemed so easy: a little mild deception to land a S20m publishing contract. Riots, arson, death and destruction weren't supposed to be part of the deal. Literary agent Frederick Frensic is starting to get out of his depth.
Tom Sharpe's satirical comedy dismembers the world of publishing. Dramatised by Ryan Craig.
A look at how the drug LSD changed everything from music to social mores when its use became widespread in the 1960s. With presenter Nigel Wrench and music composed by Martyn Ware and Vince Clarke. Producer David cook
3/5. Hilary Spurling 's biography. Repeated from 9.45am