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With Dr Alison Elliot.
Presented by Anna Hill.
Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.
Andrew Marr and guests set the week's cultural agenda, including Patrick Marber on his play Don Quixote in Soho, which opens this week at London's Donmar Warehouse, and Mark Kurlansky on his new book Non-Violence: the History of a Dangerous Idea.
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1/5. Life, Literature and the Movies. Tim Robbins reads extracts from Gore Vidal 's newly published memoir. This account of his life and friendships begins with the story of his love for the silver screen, which began when he saw his first movie at the age Of four. Producer Sara Davies Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal , is available in hardback for E16-50 (RRP E17.99) including p&p. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] Or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
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How has the cultural practice of female genital mutilation been mixed up with religion? Plus, what criteria appeal to women when assessing political leaders?
1/2. In the 1960s, tower blocks sprang up across the UK.
Only 40 years later they are being knocked down, and few residents will be sorry to see them go. Sarfraz Manzoor visits the Gorbals in Glasgow and Market Estate in north London to find out why the "streets in the sky" failed, and what is being built in their place. producer Mark Rickards
3/5. Eliza at Home. Eliza's husband finds his patience sorely tried by the eccentricities of their new maidservant. By Barry Pain , adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden
Consumer affairs news, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Plus a live debate about the crisis in social housing, which is facing a shortfall of 60,000 homes over the next three years. Adam Sampson of the charity Shelter is among the guests discussing the lack of affordable rents.
News, with Shaun Ley.
13/17. Four contestants from London and the Home
Counties compete in the first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is
Robert Robertson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
It's the down season in Blackpool and all the tourists have gone home. Four locals escape the biting wind in an empty promenade cafe. Alone with their thoughts, they reveal what has brought them to, and what keeps them in, a town that has lost its sparkle. By Anne-Marie O'Connor.
Producer Carrie Rooney
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne
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1/5. The Hope and the Horror. Letters from Greek conscript Geoff and blinkered military commander
Diomedes reveal "inside" stories - and a witty new angle - on the Trojan War. By Alick Rowe. Read by Martin Jarvis and Darren Richardson. Greek chorus Kenneth Danziger , Jean Gilpin and Simon Templeman. Producer Rosalind Ayres
1/5. The warden on the Fame Islands off the coast of Northumberland and the Eider farmer in Iceland both eagerly await the arrival of the Arctic terns and the onset of spring. Paul Young follows the amazing migration of two Arctic terns across the globe. Wildlife sound recording by Chris Watson. Producer Sarah Blunt
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Sheila Dillon with the winners of the Food and Farming Awards 2006. Celebrity presenters include Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Doherty, Ainsley Harriott and Marcus Wareing.
6/10. Andrew Dilnot explores the way numbers influence different aspects Of daily life. Producer Michael Blastland
3/6. Rob Brydon joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor at London's Victoria Palace Theatre. Humphrey Lyttelton presents and Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
Brian shows his true colours.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film Stranger than Fiction, starring Emma Thompson as a novelist who finds that one of her characters has come to life. Producer Timothy Prosser
1/5. Virginia. A series of dramas focusing on five 20th-century female authors and exploring Virginia Woolf's idea that a woman needs a room of her own to be a writer. In Katie Hims 's tale, set one year into the war and one year away from Virginia Woolf's suicide, Woolf is living with Leonard in their country home, Rodmell, in Sussex, to escape the bombing of her beloved London. Her haven is the writing lodge in the garden, and her routines protect her from the mediocrity in which she perceives herself to be drowning.
Producer/Director Marina Caldarone Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/4. Jack the Ripper. Michael Portillo uncovers the forgotten events that are often concealed by the famous moments of history.
London in the late 1880s was stalked by a psychopath, but Londoners were more afraid of revolution and the collapse Of a whole way of life. Producer Philip Sellars
3/10. Bolivia. Lucy Ash investigates the nature of crime and punishment in Bolivia. Repeated from Thursday
2/8. Life on the Move. Gabrielle Walker witnesses how climate change is forcing animals and plants to move. From insects gaining ground in the US to baboons sitting on the tops of mountains, and some species of British butterfly making hay while the sun shines. Producer Beatrice Fenton
Shortened repeat from 9am
News and analysis with Claire Bolderson.
1/10. Amir spends his childhood in Kabul, playing in the garden of his father's house with Hassan, the son of the Hazara servant. Together they climb the hill to the pomegranate tree and read stories in its shade, or go and fly kites in the streets. But this is Afghanistan before the Russian tanks rolled in and before the day of the kite-fighting tournament - the day that changed Amir's life for ever. Read by Kulvinder Ghir. Abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall
RT DIRECT: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini , is available for only E7.50 (RRP £7.99) including p&p. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] Or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
Where do Variety entertainers go when there are no more TV Variety shows? Comedian Jimmy Cricket looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in entertainment by talking to Janet Brown , Bernie Clifton , Norman Collier and Graham Walker of the Grumbleweeds. Can they only look forward to being "big in Blackpool"? Producer LibbyCross
With Susan Hulme.
: Point to Point
Navigation 1/5. By Gore Vidal. Repeated from 9.45am
2/2) Afghanistan's progress since the 2001 Bonn agreement