With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.
Presented by Mark Holdstock.
With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
4/6. The biggest act of decolonisation occurred when the British pulled out of India at midnight on 14 August 1947. It marked the moment when Britain gave up the brightest diamond in the imperial crown, and the beginning of the end for the European empires.
Gavin Esler explores what it meant to move into a world without empire. Among his guests are Vikram Seth, Niall Ferguson and Sir Sonny Ramphal.
(Shortened repeat at 9.30pm)
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1/5. Sun and Moon. Dava Sobel 's survey of the solar system begins with the two most familiar of the heavenly bodies - describing their first cataclysmic moments in the universe. Read by Nicholas Murchie and Lucy Robinson , abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Producer Clive Brill Rptdat12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £13.99 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
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Jane Glover reassesses Mozart's relationships with his mother, sister, wife and lovers; examining why women are converting to Islam. Plus, UK freediving champion Hannah Stacey.
11/15. The Woman's Hour drama. By Jacqueline Susann. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
1/2. What goes on behind the famous black door?
Steve Richards talks to former advisers to Tony Blair about their time in Downing Street. Producer Peter Mulligan
New series 1/5. An Agatha Christie mystery, dramatised by Michael Bakewell. It's 1916, and in a quiet English village Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings are joyously reacquainted. But beneath the seeming tranquility, murder is brewing.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams
Consumer issues, with Liz Barciay and John Waite.
National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.
5/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first-round contest between the Midlands and East Anglia teams. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Maria hopes tango classes will help breathe new life into her marriage; Rose is searching for new love; and Connor is about to discover something that could change his life for ever. A play by Hazel Marshall about passion, fun, love and friendship, set in a tango class.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
New series Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Chris A'Court
1/5. Mrs Hope and Me. To mark the centenary of Greta Garbo 's birth, a series of stories about being alone, inspired by the statement attributed to the Swedish screen icon and famous recluse.
Today, Eleanor Bron reads Jenny Diski 's story about a writer who, looking for inspiration, escapes to a remote cottage. She revels in the isolation, but others grow concerned when she doesn't appear for three days. Producer Gemma Jenkins
1/4. Ian McMillan , who likes a pie, travels the country sampling different varieties. First stop - Goddard's Pie
House in Greenwich, London, where he's initiated into the culinary mystery of pie, mash and liquor and discovers that there are secrets about this traditional London fare that jUSt can't be revealed. Producer Julian May
Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
10/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Janet McLarty
National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
9/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh for tonight's show are Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Rhod Gilbert and John Sergeant.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Julia basks in her own glory.
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Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the exhibition Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia at the British Museum. Producer Tim Prosser
11/15.1956. Neely's Hollywood career has collapsed.
Back in New York she and Anne go to see Neely's old rival, Helen Lawson , in a new show. By Jacqueline Susann , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Director Claire Grove Repeated from 10.45am
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Mike Thomson examines the origins of Britain' s wartime Home Guard and it's a far cry from Dad's Army. Show more
Every afternoon since March 1951, the Fisheries
Broadcast has beamed across Newfoundland and Labrador. As well as being a vital lifeline, reporting on the weather and fishing news, it has created a cultural identity. Sean Street traces the history and importance of North America's longest running daily radio programme - and goes squid jigging. Producer Julian May
What happens when the wrong kind of leaves get on the railway track? Mark Stephen explores the wealth of flora and fauna that exist along Britain's railway lines. Producer Monise Durrani
4/6. Midnight on 14 August 1947 in Delhi. Shortened repeat from 9am
News, with Claire Bolderson.
1/5. Robert Glenister reads the first volume of Adrian Bell 's farming trilogy. Written by the father of journalist and former MP Martin Bell , it's a semi-autobiographical account of a London boy's apprenticeship on a Suffolk farm, just after the First World War. Today he starts work in Suffolk, cutting marigolds and learning to milk. Producer Ivan Howlett Abridged by Roy Apps
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1/5. By Dava Sobel. Repeated from 9.45am
Planet of the Apes (2/5) It is the year 2500 and a team of French astronauts make the first interstellar journey to
Betelgeuse, where they discover a planet very like Earth but with one or two surprises. Written by Pierre Boulle