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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Yesterday in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week
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7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.

8.31 L W only
Yesterday in Parliament
Yesterday in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week. See [web address removed] for revised programme information

Contributors

Presenter:
John Humphrys
Presenter:
Sarah Montague
Sports newsreader:
Garry Richardson

Men and Shaving. After 30 years of bearded bliss,
Brian Perkins took the radical step o eradicating all that fluff and allowing his chin to feel fresh air. Now he tries to find the perfect shave. producer Leonida Krushelnycky

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Perkins
Producer:
Leonida Krushelnycky

1/2. David Attenborough presents this series exploring the conflicting theories of the evolution of man. He examines the origins of the once dominant
Savannah theory and looks at the offence, outrage and hostility caused by the rival Aquatic Ape theory. Among those taking part are Philip Tobias, Elaine Morgan and Daniel Dennett.
Attenborough on evolution: page 27

Contributors

Presenter:
David Attenborough
Unknown:
Philip Tobias
Unknown:
Elaine Morgan
Unknown:
Daniel Dennett
Producer:
Richard Collins

1/2. How American comedy has coped with the aftermath of 9/11, presented by Paul Jackson. Comedians Lewis
Black, Will Durst and Jon Lovitz are among those exploring the impact of what's been described a perhaps the least funny time in history". Producer Paul Kobrak

Contributors

Presented By:
Paul Jackson.
Unknown:
Will Durst
Unknown:
Jon Lovitz
Producer:
Paul Kobrak

2/3. Poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore consider how certain songs are able to convey different emotions - whether it's the Falls Frightened or studio guest Thea Gilmore 's live performance
Mainstream. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Armitage
Musicologist:
Allan Moore
Unknown:
Thea Gilmore
Producer:
Paul Kobrak

Told through a series of inter-cutting monologues by several family members, the story of the disappearance of a 19-year-old man gradually unfolds. Although fictional, every word is taken from interviews with families whose lives have been affected when someone goes missing. With John Roger from the Salvation Army Family Tracing Service.

Contributors

Speaker:
John Roger
Writer:
Rhiannon Tise
Producer:
Pam Marshall
Father:
Alan Williams
Mother:
Jean Stevens
Sister:
Kate McGeever
Husband:
Shaun Dooley

13/13. Listeners' questions about the environment discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: Home Planet, [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: 0[number removed]
Producer Nick Patrick

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Daniel
Producer:
Nick Patrick

2/5 The Awful Truth Dawns. The Price family tries to reduce the amount of energy used at home. Dan Damon calls in the experts to advise them and to install a solar panel in the garden. Can the family stay warm while the snow falls outside? For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Dan Damon

New series 1/11 We live in an on-demand society, where the consumer is meant to be both king and worldly-wise. Heather Payton and guests discuss how businesses use the shock of the new to get us to buy their products. Producer Paul O'Keefe

Contributors

Unknown:
Heather Payton
Producer:
Paul O'Keefe

2/6 Writer and documentary film-maker Jon Ronson , and the chief executive of AOL UK, Karen Thomson , talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jon Ronson
Unknown:
Karen Thomson
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

4/6. Mitch is in trouble: the Inland Revenue have said his Cyberman costume is not a legitimate business expense.
Join him as he explores the world of money and music with professional Morrissey botherer Robin Ince and Lindisfarne's biggest fan, Alfie Joey. With Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley

Contributors

Unknown:
Robin Ince
Unknown:
Alfie Joey.
Unknown:
Tasha Bayliss
Unknown:
Kirsty Newton.
Producer:
Adam Bromley

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a review of The Edukators, a German film about two anti-capitalist campaigners, who break into mansions but then just re-arrange the furniture and leave a warning note. Producer Nicola Holloway

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Producer:
Nicola Holloway

12/20. Wife and Widow. Casaubon encourages Dorothea to become involved with his work and demands a promise from her. In Middlemarch, Lydgate's reputation is damaged. Written by George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Written By:
George Eliot.

2/2. Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer as he continues his uphill struggle to save a Parliamentary bill that would make historic changes to the British constitution, setting up a new Supreme Court and axeing his own job, the post of Lord Chancellor. Producer Brian King Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Stevens

8/10. In 1982 boxing icon Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, raising the profile of this chronic neurological condition. His daughter, Rasheda, talks to
Dr Raj Persaud about the book she has written to help the children and grandchildren of people affected by the disease, and looks into new research in this area.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Muhammad Ali
Unknown:
Dr Raj Persaud
Producer:
Rebecca Asher

8/8. The spectacular climax for Jonathan Coe 's satirical tale of foul play in the British Establishment. Adapted by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Coe
Adapted By:
David Nobbs.
Producer:
Lucy Armitage
Michael:
Robert Bathurst
Mortimer:
Charlie Hiqson
Thomas:
Geoffrey Palmer
Roddy:
Gus Brown
Hortensia:
Flaminia Cinque
Tabitha:
Flaminia Cinque
Mark:
Alan Davies
Hilary:
Rebecca Front
Michael's mum:
Geraldine McNulty
Dorothy:
Geraldine McNulty
Phoebe:
Lucy Punch
Henry:
Jeff Rawle
Pyles:
Jeff Rawle

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