With the Rev Lesley Carroll.
Presented by Anna Hill.
With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.
With Mary Rhodes.
With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
2/6. Bel Mooney and her guest explore the territory between belief and unbelief. Today, she meets journalist Justine Picardie , author of If the Spirit Moves You, about the year in her life after the death of her sister Ruth from breast cancer. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5. Another chance to hear stories about the transforming power of dance. Antonia Franceschi was the ballet star in Fame, the movie, but her real life on the streets of Manhattan was violent and neglected. With contributions from Patsy Rodenburgh of the National
Theatre, with whom Antonia is developing ways of telling her story. Producer Frances Byrnes
Regional Variations (2)
Presented by Roanne Pascoe. Father, Hear the Prayer We
Offer (Sussex). Philippians 4, vv4-9. A Sarum Blessing (Lole). Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise, My
Soul). With Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Choir. Director of music Philip Formstone.
Regional Variations (2)
Acclaimed poet Anne Stevenson grants a rare interview on her life and work; female pornographic film director Anna Span on changing attitudes. Plus, the Pendle Witches.
By Nick McCarty.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
New series 1/9. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stones in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant
New series 1/5. John Simpson entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of writing, read by Jilly Bond and Michael Elwyn. There are classics from fellow journalists, poems by Seamus Heaney and Edward Thomas , and some nonsense from Lewis Carroll and the Marx Brothers. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.
News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.
Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Two linked stories - about a prison inmate in the 21st century who is determined to learn how to write, and Henry Stephens , the man who created the first commercially available ink in 1832 because he needed something to write with. Written by Shelley Silas and inspired by Stephens's artefacts and ink recipes at Avenue House, Finchley.
Director Claire Grove
New series 1/7 Anaesthesia. Pain relief is just part of the anaesthetist's job, which includes assessing a patient's fitness, monitoring them while in theatre and returning them to consciousness. if you have any concerns, put your questions to leading anaesthetist Dr David Wilkinson. Presented by Barbara Myers.
Producer Erika Wright
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Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am
4/5. Do You Know Where I Am? In Sherman Alexie 's story, two college sweethearts rescue a lost cat - an act that will have profound consequences for the rest of their lives together. Read by Otter Ochampaugh. For details see Monday
4/5. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers on whom we rely. He continues by investigating what kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences. For details see Monday
Mariella Frostrup visits the Parati literary festival in Brazil, talks to Peter Robb about his new book A Death in Brazil, and finds out about the Brazilian Dickens.
Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
Chloroform. Chloroform was discovered by accident in 1831 when an eccentric amateur pharmacist, Dr Samuel Guthrie , mixed hen-house disinfectant with whisky. it quickly became used as a powerful, but sometimes deadly, anaesthetic. Quentin Cooper is joined by Linda Stratmann , author of Chloroform - the Quest for Oblivion. The debate surrounding the chemical's safety divided the medical community for 100 years until, in the 1950's, tests proved that inhaling chloroform caused cardiac arrest.
Since then, chloroform has found a safe, effective use as a solvent for DNA profiling. Producer Michelle Martin
News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.
3/6. Do the bright lights of television beckon for Mel and Vicki? Written by and starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder and Jim North. Additional material by Paul Kerensa , Rhodri Crooks , Jim North , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Music by Richie Webb Producer Chris Neill
Alistair gets a better offer.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Regional Variations (2)
John Irving's novels include A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules. He describes the way his novel Until I Find You draws on his own experience of sexual abuse. Show more
4/5. Liz's investigations can only go so far in Gascony and she flies back to Birmingham to see what she can discover about the past life of one of her neighbours. By Nick McCarty.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
An extraordinary glimpse behind the bars of Belmarsh
Prison, through the correspondence between a Scottish grandmother and a Muslim man fighting extradition to France. Rachid Ramda - accused of the Paris Metro bombing - sends letters filled with poetry, descriptions of the Sahara, and discussions about English literature. Executive producer Lynne Mennie
4/9. Love Thy Neighbour. Politicians of all parties talk of making local services more accountable to local people. But recent initiatives - from antisocial behaviour orders to high-hedge legislation - don't seem to encourage neighbourliness. David Walker examines the prospects for community in an individualistic age. Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
New series 1/6. Grown in Africa, Asia and South America, flowers should prove that fair trade can work and provide a way out of poverty. But do they? Miriam O'Reilly goes to Africa to investigate the real cost of the flower trade. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
Repeated from 9am
News and analysis, presented by Julian Worricker.
4/5. Ian McKellen continues to read Wordsworth's poem. With Robert Woof. For details see Monday
4/4. Radio9 has much to say but no idea how to say it. Written by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Producers Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones
Paul Vickers follows the sirocco as it moves from the Sahara north across the Mediterranean, meeting the people who, every year, brace themselves for the arrival of this hot, dry, desiccating wind. Producer Paul Vickers
4/5. By Byron Rogers. Repeated from 9.45am
Night Windows (5/10)
For details see Sunday