From the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary , in Wambrook, Somerset.
News round-up and analysis.
Village Life. Fergal Keane considers what "village life" really means today. With readings from the works of Edward Thomas , Patrick Kavanagh and Gillian Darley , and music by George Butterworth , Kate Rusby and BaabaMaal. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm
New series 1/8. A look at the ancient art of salmon-netting on the Tweed. Producer Benjamin Chesterton
Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox
The actress Jenny Agutter appeals on behalf of the RNID. Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships. A service from Portsmouth Cathedral to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, led by Canon Nicholas Ash , with the Dean of Portsmouth, the Very Rev
David Brindley. Musical director David Price. Producer Stephen Shipley
Repeated from Friday
The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon
5/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Sir John Mortimer , Lynne Truss, Matthew Parris , and Jeff Green. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Repeated from Monday
Casking. Sheila Dillon finds out how the flavour of food and drink is affected by the process of storing it in a barrel. Producer Dixi Stewart Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock
3/4. My Friend the President. In the 1950s and 60s, some British people became close to the charismatic leaders of liberation movements in the colonies. Aidan Hartley talks to white men and women who held high office under black African presidents. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer gardening queries sent in by post. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
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New series 1/5. Is the current obsession with sporting prowess really such a modern phenomenon? Quizmaster general William G Stewart argues that the Georgians were just as likely to sing the praises of men like Tom Cribb, John Gulley and Jem Belcher as they were Nelson, Wellington or William Pitt. The subject of this programme is Captain Robert Barclay who set out in 1809 to walk a 1,000 miles in a 1,000 hours for a 1,000 guineas. It was an event that gripped the nation.
2/2. Revolution and Civil War. 1916: In a Moscow hospital, Gregor encounters radical ideas. Will he join the Revolution or will he return home to the Don? A classic from the Soviet era by Mikhail Sholokhov , dramatised by DJ Britton .
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
Satirist Craig Brown talks to Mariella Frostrup about 1966 and All That, his follow-up to the classic comic history of England, 1066 and All That. And cartoonist and writer Graham Rawle explains how he wrote a novel by cutting up women's magazines from the 1960s. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
4/8. Verse inspired by work, selected by presenter Roger McGough from listeners' requests. Including poems by Simon Armitage , UA Fanthorpe and Philip Larkin , read by Hannah Gordon and Tim McMullan.
Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
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Under streamlined extradition procedures, it is intended that terrorist suspects should meet speedy justice.
But critics complain that the new law is a recipe for future miscarriages of justice. Gerry Northam investigates. Repeated from Tuesday
5/15. An international writer reflects on the developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. Repeated from Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm
Peter Snow presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will gets assertive.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 42
In commemoration of the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar this week, Barney Harwood visits HMS Victory in Portsmouth and hears all about the famous battle. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi
4/5. The Followers. A short story by Dylan Thomas. One rainy evening, two idle lads look through other people's windows. Nothing ever happens in this town - until tonight. Read by William Thomas. Producer Alison Hindell
Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Repeated from Friday
3/6. A look back at the career of Peter Jones - the original voice of The Book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - before he became famous. Written and presented by Russell Davies. With readers Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
Repeated from 7.55am
6/9. Professor Profit. Universities are being challenged to sweat their assets by turning academic good ideas into real-life companies. Peter Day asks if this strategy is working. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events. Editor Terry Dignan
2/3. In a series that looks back at times when political fortunes changed dramatically, Brian Walden revisits the week in July 1993 when a group of Conservative rebels threatened the Maastricht Treaty and even the very survival of the Conservative government.
A Long Time in Politics is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm
The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday
Repeated from 6.05am
Charting the dramatic rise, astonishing success and precipitous fall of the 20th-century concert agency, Ibbs and Tillett, whose clients included Clara Butt ,
Sergei Rachmaninov and Kathleen Ferrier. With conductor and writer Chris Fifield. Repeated from Thursday
The History of Love (6/10) By Nicole Krauss