With Mark Coffey.
Presented by Anna Hill.
With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the Week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
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1/5. As the wife of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Edna Healey experienced political life from a unique viewpoint. She recounts her early years as well as her life with Denis Healey , both in power and in opposition, surrounded by "great and interesting people". After humble beginnings, Edna's mother and teacher are determined she will try for Oxford. Read by Sarah Badel. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green
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Tony Robinson discusses the role reversal that takes place when parents become elderly. Plus the Renaissance courtesan life; and is fatherhood a matter of choice or happenstance?
New series 1/3. in 1905, Herbert Austin produced his first motor car at Longbridge in the south of Birmingham. In 2005, production came to an abrupt end with the closure of MG Rover. Adrian Chiles charts the fortunes of the 6,000 redundant workers in the first of the series that also looks back over the company's chequered history. The series continues tomorrow. Producer Lucy Lunt
2/6. Animals. Pam Ayres reads more of her uniquely homely and humorous style of poetry, tells some anecdotes and performs sketches. She is aided by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones
Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.
4/13. The eclectic music quiz chaired by Ned Shernn. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Natalia Power's haunting play about unrequited love, in which the 79-year-old Duke of Portland receives a visitation from a once-famous opera singer.
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm
1/5. Laki Namberz. A short story by James Meek set in post-Soviet Kiev kicks off a series exploring the appeal and fatal attraction of "lucky numbers" in anything and everything, from lottery tickets and birthdays to mathematics and magic. The reader is Nigel Lindsay. Producer Jill Waters
1/5. It's amazing what you can find in a hole in the ground, especially if it's three miles deep! Every day this week, Gabrielle Walker investigates a different hole, beginning in Iceland, where scientists are drilling into an active volcano. Producer Martin Redfern
Vegetarianism. In the wake of BSE, foot-and-mouth disease and now avian flu, Sheila Dillon discovers whether vegetarianism is attracting new converts and how a growing vegetarian population may affect the future landscape. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
Over the years, Judas has had a bad press. Ernie Rea and his guests discuss whether it is time to rehabilitate him. Producer Janet McLarty
News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
2/9. Swapping quotes and anecdotes are Fran Beauman , Clive Coleman , Professor John Sutherland and Alan Titchmarsh. The reader is William Franklyn. Presented by Nigel Rees. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
Joe looks out for his clan.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Mark Lawson presents arts news, reviews and an interview with Victoria Pile, creator of the Channel 4 hospital comedy Green Wing. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
6/10. By Virginia Woolf. Terence discovers that he has unexpectedly strong feelings for Rachel, but will they be reciprocated? Dramatised By Helen Edmundson.
Music by Tom Moss ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd from 10.45am
2/3. Great Expectations. It has already taken the world's largest pharmaceutical company years of research and millions of dollars to select and develop a new approach to treating HIV/Aids - and there is still no guarantee it will work in humans. Peter Day has spent five years tracking the process to produce this diary of the hopes and fears of the dedicated teams of specialists who combine to try to make a new drug. Producer Neil Koenig
8/13. Kolkata. Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is booming. With an information-technology sector growing at a rapid rate, the city is undergoing a transformation. So how has Kolkata become the city of choice for many multinational companies? And is this enormous growth sustainable? Tanya Datta meets some of the city's winners and losers. Repeated from Thursday
Just when you thought it was safe to eat escargots with garlic butter, the world's deadliest snails are on the loose. Mark Stephen investigates cone shells and their powerful venom. Producer Louise Yeoman
Shortened repeat from 9am
National and international news and analysis.
6/10. Helen takes Paul to meet her mother in Romania, and discovers that she herself is descended from the long and evil line of Vlad Drakulya. Written by Elizabeth Kostova. Abridged by Neville Teller. Read by Colin Stinton and Barbara Barnes. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
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David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am
The first of week's reports from Westminster, presented by Rachel Hooper.
1/5. Memoirs of Edna Healey. Repeated from 9.45am
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India v England
The first in a series of seven one-day internationals comes from the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
With commentary by Simon Mann , Jonny Saunders , Harsha Bhogle and Angus Fraser.
Including at 8.25 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times