Among Bronze Age remains on Westray, poet Kathleen Jamie reflects on time, memory and our connections to the past. Read by Maureen Beattie. Abridged by Linda Cracknell Show more
Lyra arrives in Constantinople and Malcom encounters a dangerous young man. Book at Bedtime read by Simon Russell Beale. Show more
Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons brings much-loved characters such as Skimbleshanks and Macavity to life in his reading of TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Show more
A special concert of readings and music from Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, David Tennant and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mihhail Gerts. (Part 2 of 2) Show more
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.
On a biting December night, Jim Lloyd enthrals Ambridge residents with the story of a family who dare to direct their future when they wish upon a bewitched monkey’s paw. Show more
Alistair McGowan stars as a host of famous people in this new comedy about a man who spends his life on the road, daydreaming about the brilliant life that he's never had. Show more
It's nearly 20 years since the deadline passed to wipe out polio globally. Despite some incredible success in combatting it, this crippling disease continues to blight lives. Why? Show more
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The last in a six-part panel game series revolving around the English language features panellists
Hunter Davies , Sheila Steafel , Roger McGough and Helen Atkinson Wood. Hosted by Frank Delaney with comedy from the Nimmo Twins. Producer Merilyn Harris
3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7)
3.15 Counting Time (ages 4-6) 3.25 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7) 3.40 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 3.55 Hop, Skip and Jump (ages 5-7) 4.10 Stop, Think, Wonder: Hinduism (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary 4.45 Music for Dance (ages 7-11)
With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Stereo (Omnibus edition next Saturday at 6.25pm)
The last of five programmes using documentary evidence to throw new light on past events. TakingSides with the Enemy. Why is there a triumphal arch in Leeds with a Latin inscription celebrating the independence of North America? Martin Wainwright follows a trail oftreacheryto discover who was jubilant at the humiliating defeat of the English army and the loss of the American colonies. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams
2: The Moonstone. Author P D James examines why Wilkie Collins 's novel continues to influence crime writers.
Producer Sally Marmion Rpt
with James Naughtie.