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SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016

SAT 00:00 Midnight News (b07vjxh3)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

SAT 00:30 Book of the Week (b07wb4wp)
Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence, Episode 5

Elizabeth Jane Howard wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress; but when that ambition was thwarted by marriage and the war, she turned to fiction. Her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize - she went on to write fourteen more, of which the best-loved were the five volumes of The Cazalet Chronicle.

Following her divorce from her first husband, the celebrated naturalist Peter Scott, Jane embarked on a string of high-profile affairs. Yet the image of a sophisticated woman hid a romantic innocence which clouded her emotional judgement. She was nearing the end of a disastrous second marriage when she met Kingsley Amis, and for a few years they were a brilliant and glamorous couple - until that marriage too disintegrated. She settled in Suffolk where she wrote and entertained friends, but her turbulent love life was not over yet. In her early seventies Jane fell for a conman. His unmasking was the final disillusion, and inspired one of her most powerful novels, Falling.

Artemis Cooper interviewed Jane several times in Suffolk. She also talked extensively to her family, friends and contemporaries, and had access to all her papers. Her biography explores a woman trying to make sense of her life through her writing, as well as illuminating the literary world in which she lived.

Author: Artemis Cooper
Reader: Greta Scacchi
Abridger: Sara Davies
Producer: Simon Richardson and Elizabeth Allard.

SAT 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b07vjxh5)
The latest shipping forecast.

SAT 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b07vjxh7)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service. BBC Radio 4 resumes at 5.20am.

SAT 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b07vjxh9)
The latest shipping forecast.

SAT 05:30 News Briefing (b07vjxhc)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

SAT 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b07vwtpy)
A short reflection and prayer with Canon Noel Battye.

SAT 05:45 iPM (b07w5tn3)
The programme that starts with its listeners.

SAT 06:00 News and Papers (b07vjxhf)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

SAT 06:04 Weather (b07vjxhh)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 06:07 Ramblings (b07w565v)
Series 34, The Pilgrims Way

Clare Balding explores part of The Pilgrims Way in the company of Canon Clare Edwards, who, as a member of the clergy at Canterbury Cathedral has the job of looking after all pilgrims en route from Winchester to Canterbury or Canterbury to Rome. They're joined by Jackie McAll who intends to complete the one hundred and thirty mile walk this month in gratitude for five years of sobriety, following years of alcoholism. She explains to Clare how she managed to overcome her addiction and find a new and fulfilled life. Canon Clare gives advice on the route which is not always as well signposted as she would like. As always, on Ramblings, there is much talk of food, weather and suitable clothing.
This walk can be found on OS Landranger map 187, Dorking and Reigate , or Explorer 146. The starting grid reference is TQ 16986 503
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

SAT 06:30 Farming Today (b07vjxhk)
Farming Today This Week: Educating the Next Generation

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

Presented by Charlotte Smith
Produced by Sally Challoner.

SAT 06:57 Weather (b07vjxhm)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 07:00 Today (b07w5rjq)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

SAT 09:00 Saturday Live (b07vjxhp)
Derren Brown

The illusionist Derren Brown joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles to discuss why he's spent three years researching what makes us happy; illusions and mind games, and his passions from painting portraits to keeping parrots.
The ex-footballer and manager of the England Women's Team, Hope Powell, received 66 caps for England and became the first women to obtain the UEFA pro licence. After managing the England Women's team for 15 years she has recently been appointed as the first female coach educator at the Professional Footballer's Association.
Heavy metal marine biologist "The Blowfish" explains how he "reads" fish, why he has a passion for sharks, and the thrill of diving under ice in Norway.
JP meets Saturday Live listener Rosemary who reminisces about her times spent hop picking in Kent in her youth.
The comedian Abi Roberts describes her experience of doing stand up in Russia - in Russian - and why she brings Opera into her act.
And the designer, Wayne Hemingway, shares his Inheritance Tracks. He chooses You've Got a Friend by Carole King, and Black Man by Stevie Wonder.

Happy: Why More Or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine, by Derren Brown is published by Bantam.
Hope: My Life in Football, is published by Bloomsbury.
Fishing Impossible is currently on ITV on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.
Abi Roberts is performing Anglichanka at the Museum of Comedy in London on 14 October.
Wayne Hemingway's Classic Car Boot Sale takes place in King's Cross, London on 1-2 October.

SAT 10:30 The Kitchen Cabinet (b07w5tn5)
Series 14, Derry/Londonderry

Jay Rayner and his panel of experts are in Londonderry, Northern Ireland for the first in a new series of Radio 4's fast-moving and irreverent food panel show.

Answering the questions this week are Glaswegian cook and expert on Catalonian food Rachel McCormack, Masterchef winner and Japanese food aficionado Tim Anderson, materials guru Zoe Laughlin, and Northern Irish chef and food writer Paula McIntyre.

The team hear about the history of whiskey production in Derry and Tim Anderson presents them with a take on Irish Cream liqueur from Los Angeles. There's advice on how to rescue a dish if you've added too much salt, and tactics for thickening a feeble sauce.

The programme also features local rapeseed oil farmer Leona Kane, historian and broadcaster Ken McCormack, and drinks producer Ciaran Mulgrew.

Producer: Darby Dorras
Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett

Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 11:00 The Forum (b07wxjl0)
Balloons and How They Changed the World

Balloons are often used for festivity and fun but what about the huge balloons now being developed to help us explore outer space? Or the tiny balloons which bio engineers inflate inside your body to help blood surge through your veins? Or the extraordinary balloonomania that spread across Northern Europe in the late 18th century? Bridget Kendall explores the colourful history of the balloon and its even more intriguing future with guests:

Debbie Fairbrother, Chief of NASA's Balloon Programme Office.

Professor Claudio Capelli, a cardiovascular engineer from the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

Fiona Stafford, Professor of literature at Somerville College, University of Oxford.

Photo: NASA's super pressure balloon is designed for long-duration flights at mid-latitudes to provide scientists and engineers with a means to inexpensively access the 'near-space' environment for conducting research and technology test missions. The balloon's operational float altitude is 110,000 feet (33.5 kilometers) (Credit: NASA/Bill Rodman).

SAT 11:30 From Our Own Correspondent (b07vjxhr)
Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

SAT 12:00 News Summary (b07vjxht)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SAT 12:04 Money Box (b07w5tn9)
How will the sugar tax work?

The latest news from the world of personal finance.

SAT 12:30 The News Quiz (b07vwj5l)
Series 91, Episode 3

Jeremy Hardy, Rebecca Front, Lucy Porter and Zoe Lyons join Chairman Miles Jupp for the latest edition of the long-running satirical quiz of the week's news.

Producer: Paul Sheehan.
A BBC Studios Production.

SAT 12:57 Weather (b07vjxhw)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 13:00 World at One (b07wrknx)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

SAT 13:30 Any Answers? (b07vjxj0)
Have your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions?
Any Answers after the Saturday broadcast of Any Questions? Lines open at 1230. Call 03700 100 444. Email any.answers@bbc.co.uk. Tweet,#BBCAQ.

Presented by Julian Worricker
Producer Beverley Purcell
Editor Karen Dalziel.

SAT 14:00 The Forsyte Saga (b07w5tnc)
The Forsytes Returns, Episode 1

1/7
dramatised by Shaun McKenna from the novels of John Galsworthy

Fleur has vowed to be faithful to Michael and settle down with their son. But scandal is around the corner in the shape of Jon Forsyte's brother-in-law and an amoral socialite who seems not to care what she says.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Marion Nancarrow

It's 1924 and young socialite Fleur Forsyte (Jessica Raine) has vowed that she'll put her past - including her love for Jon Forsyte (Jonathan Bailey) - behind her and settle into marriage with the devoted Michael and their son Kit. Michael's standing for Parliament and Fleur's determined to help. But those around them seem intent on stirring up trouble - albeit unwittingly. First, there's the arrival of Jon Forsyte's handsome brother-in-law, Frances and then Fleur's father Soames, bored by his retirement, overhears something unpleasant and decides to do something about it.

"The Forsytes Returns" continues John Galsworthy's epic tale of sex, money and power in the lives of an upper middle-class family in London, spanning 50 years from 1886 to 1936. It's narrated by Fleur Forsyte, the baby born at the end of series one. More than 20 years has passed since Soames divorced the love of his life, Irene, who left him after he forced himself upon her and went on to marry his cousin Jo. Fleur then fell head over heels in love with Irene's son, Jon, neither knowing their parents' troubled history and this eventually divided them, with Jon leaving for America with his mother. To mend a broken heart, Fleur married the adoring Michael Mont on the rebound and threw herself into smart society, determined to embrace all that is considered modern. This is the generation that survived the war, now hell-bent on not taking life too seriously.

"The Forsytes Returns" continues BBC Radio 4's dramatisation of all John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels and interludes and covers Books 5 and 6 - "The Silver Spoon" and "Swan Song". Across the week, this 90 minute stand-alone drama will be followed by five 15 minute dramas and concludes on Saturday afternoon with a heartbreaking finale, as Fleur finally has to learn to grow up.

SAT 15:30 Voices of... (b07vq2c2)
Marta Sebestyen

The voice of Marta Sebestyen is closely associated with the folk traditions of Hungary and its neighbouring regions. Through her work with the band Muzsikas, she helped revive the cultural phenomenon of Tanchaz, dance house, which preserved music and dance traditions and, during the Soviet era, provided a beacon for national identity - perhaps most vividly in the dissenters' song The Unwelcome Guest.

Her mother had studied with the folklorist and composer Zoltan Kodaly and Marta inherited her passion for music and village culture, collecting and recording songs from across the Balkans, some of which have found their way onto the soundtracks of films, such as The English Patient and Only Yesterday.

Marta talks about her relationship to the music of her homeland, its political connotations and the quality of the voices of village singers she's most admired.

Produced by Simon Broughton and Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 16:00 Woman's Hour (b07vjxj2)
Women in grime, The importance of the white shirt

We get a flavour of the music of UK Grime. Who are the women we should be taking notice of? The Green Party has elected two joint leaders Caroline Lucas MP and Jonathan Bartley. What are the pros and cons of sharing a high profile job. Pensuree Wallis tells us why when she left school at 16 she took on an Apprenticeship as an an engineer. We discuss what life is like for the Syrian women and girl refugees in Lebanon. And a look at why the white shirt has become a wardrobe necessity.
Plus we hear about Sadler's Wells collaboration with West Ham United to create a community dance production inspired by football.
Poet Helen Mort performs her new poem Stuck to celebrate the autumn equinox. And Emmy Award Winning Baz Ashmawy and his mum Nancy talk about " 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy" a series in which he issues a list of dangerous activities for her to perform at the grand old age of 73.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Beverley Purcell.

SAT 17:00 PM (b07vjxj4)
Saturday PM

Full coverage of the day's news.

SAT 17:30 iPM (b07w5tn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:45 today]

SAT 17:54 Shipping Forecast (b07vjxj6)
The latest shipping forecast.

SAT 17:57 Weather (b07vjxj8)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b07vjxjb)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SAT 18:15 Loose Ends (b07vjxjd)
Clive Anderson, Petula Clark, Ross Kemp, Jeffery Kissoon, Cora Bissett, The Allergies and Andy Cooper

Clive Anderson is joined by Petula Clark, Ross Kemp, Cora Bissett and Jeffery Kissoon for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Petula Clark and The Allergies and Andy Cooper.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

SAT 19:00 Profile (b07w5tnf)
Emma Walmsley

Emma Walmsley will be one of just seven female bosses in the country's top 100 companies when she takes the helm of GSK next year. The pharmaceutical giant is worth £80bn, making it the most valuable company with a woman CEO. But how did Emma Walmsley get to where she is today? Mark Coles looks back over her school days and her rise up the corporate career ladder at L'Oreal. We hear from her father, retired vice admiral Sir Robert Walmsley, her school friend and her business associate Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of advertising firm WPP. Who is Emma Walmsley and what impact will she have on one of Britain's biggest companies?

SAT 19:15 Saturday Review (b07vjxjg)
Robert Harris: Conclave, When Father Comes Home From The Wars, Little Men, Damned, The Infinite Mix

Robert Harris's latest novel, Conclave is about the appointment of a new pope and all the rivalry and ambition that goes on behind the scenes
When Father Comes Home From The Wars at London's Royal Court Theatre is the story of a slave in Texas in 1862 who has to fight alongside those who support slavery
Little Men tells the story of 2 boys growing up in New York whose friendship grows as their relationship between their respective parents deteriorates
Channel 4's new comedy series (more bitter than sweet) Damned features Jo Brand and Alan Davies as jaded social workers try to cope with circumstances beyond their control
London's Hayward Gallery is currently closed for repairs, so they've opened a pop-up gallery nearby, showing ten audiovisual installations in an abandoned office space: The Infinite Mix exhibition

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Jonathan Beckman, Alice Jones and Susannah Clapp. The producer is Oliver Jones.

SAT 20:00 Archive on 4 (b07w5tnh)
The Villain in 6 Chapters

Exploring characters from literature, stage and screen, actor Toby Jones celebrates the mercurial world of the villain.

There are the characters we love, and then there are the characters we love to hate. Some of the most memorable ones in drama and fiction are villains and our relationship with them can be deeper than the characters we're supposed to be rooting for.

In this programme we tell the tale of this love - hate relationship with the baddie and discover that the villain is more than just a foil for the hero - they are a reflection of us all.

Introducing the story in six chapters from his secret lair actor Toby Jones delves into a the vaults of villainy; from the hideous countenances to deranged governesses, from the dark side to the cads and femme fatales the programme brings into the spotlight a collection of evil doers and assesses whether they deserve sympathy, condemnation or anti-hero status.

We live in the age of the anti-hero; characters which proliferate popular culture that are no longer simply goodies and baddies. They are cherished in critically acclaimed American dramas: Breaking Bad has Walter White and The Sopranos has the eponymous Tony. The anti-hero is a complex character. They can commit truly appalling, villainous acts - but we're encouraged to see the reasons behind those actions, to sympathise with them, to understand what makes them do what they do and to hope for redemption.

As the Walter White's and Tony Soprano's emerge, this programme reconsiders classic villainy and analyses whether the increasingly popular anti-hero is threatening to unseat the villain and resign them to pantomime and comic book stories as serious drama abandons real baddies.

As Toby Jones explores the wicked worlds of our favourite villains their nefarious natures are assessed by Shakespearean scholars Paul Edmondson and Carol Rutter, an academic specialising in Victorian fiction Professor John Sutherland, Comedy and film history Glenn Mitchell and actors Emily Raymond, Michael Roberts and Jonathan Rigby

Produced by Stephen Garner

With readings by Michael Roberts and Jessica Treen.

SAT 21:00 Drama (b07vkf75)
Tsar, Boris Godunov: Ghosts

By Mike Walker

"Petty thieves hang, great ones escape." Or so goes the Russian saying.

Did Boris Godunov have Ivan the Terrible's son killed in order to steal the throne? And what did he do when the murdered boy came back from the dead - leading an army to steal it all back? Mike Walker's epic chronicle of the Russian Tsars surveys the Time of Troubles, a period that saw the crown change hands 5 times in just 22 years.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

SAT 22:00 News and Weather (b07vjxjj)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4, followed by weather.

SAT 22:15 Unreliable Evidence (b07vs3n0)
Clive Anderson and a panel of guests including former Government minister and ex-prison inmate Jonathan Aitken, discuss the legal and human rights of prisoners.

A prison sentence is clearly designed to remove an offender's freedom, but what about other rights - to vote, to family life, to have access to legal aid to have grievances aired in the courts and even employment rights. Should more be done to protect these rights? What exactly are a prisoner's rights and what are the legal, political and practical impediments to granting them?

Also taking part in the discussion are former prison governor Prof Andrew Coyle, now Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies at the University of London, solicitor Simon Creighton and a prisons adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

There are currently more than 95,000 prison inmates in Britain, the highest prison population of any European country. In 1983 our Law Lords ruled that a convicted prisoner "retains all civil rights which are not taken away expressly or by necessary implication". But prisoners support groups continue to complain that inmates are unfairly denied a variety of human and civil rights, not least the right to vote, to a family life and to be free from inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Clive Anderson asks his expert guests if prisoners have a right to be rehabilitated, and if they could, in theory, take action against the Government if they are not helped back onto the straight and narrow. Are the particularly rights of women and even transgender prisoners sufficiently protected? Do human and civil rights, and indeed justice, end at the prison gates?

Producer: Brian King
An Above the Title production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 23:00 Quote... Unquote (b07vnglv)
Quote ... Unquote, the popular quotations quiz, returns for its 40th anniversary series.

For forty years, Nigel Rees has been joined by writers, actors, musicians, scientists and various comedy types. Kenneth Williams, Judi Dench, PD James, Larry Adler, Ian KcKellen, Peter Cook, Kingsley Amis, Peter Ustinov... have all graced the Quote Unquote stage.

Join Nigel as he quizzes a host of guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the panel to share their favourite anecdotes.

Episode 1

Children's author Cressida Cowell
Journalist, biographer and crime novelist Ruth Dudley Edwards
Podcaster, broadcaster and writer Helen Zaltzman
Autor and arts critic Michael Billington

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Reader ... Sally Grace
Producer ... Carl Cooper
Production co-ordinator ... George Pierpoint

This is a BBC Studios Production.

SAT 23:30 Poetry Please (b07vkf79)
Autumn

Roger McGough celebrates the autumn equinox with poetry by AE Housman, Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, RS Thomas and more. Producer Sally Heaven.


SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

SUN 00:00 Midnight News (b07w5xf5)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

SUN 00:30 Food Chains (b047cb03)
Chocolate for Later

Written and read by Orange Prize-winning novelist Helen Dunmore at the Food Connections Festival in Bristol.

Marion is used to the long-haul flight to Australia. She makes the journey three times a year, to visit her son and his family, whose faces she pictures as she tells the kind and graceful flight attendant about them. But she can never get used to the airline food.

Specially commissioned for the festival, Helen Dunmore's intriguing and surprising story tells of loneliness, a deep need for attention, and sensuous delight.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

SUN 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b07w5xf7)
The latest shipping forecast.

SUN 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b07w5xf9)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service. BBC Radio 4 resumes at 5.20am.

SUN 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b07w5xfc)
The latest shipping forecast.

SUN 05:30 News Briefing (b07w5xff)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

SUN 05:43 Bells on Sunday (b07w5zhw)
St Mary's, Lamberhurst

This week's Bells on Sunday comes from St. Mary's Lamberhurst in Kent. The tower has a ring of six bells with the tenor weighing 13 hundredweight, tuned to F sharp. The bells were cast in 1770 and were re-hung in 1925. We hear them ringing now, spliced plain and 'Little Bob Minor'.

SUN 05:45 Profile (b07w5tnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 News Headlines (b07w5xfq)
The latest national and international news.

SUN 06:05 Something Understood (b07w5zhy)
Soul Food

Writer and priest Malcolm Doney cooks up a storm as he explores our relationship with food. Using the chef's holy trinity of onion, carrots and celery as his starting point, Malcolm examines the preparation of meals - an act he describes as a sacred mystery.

For many faiths, Malcolm reveals, food is of vital significance. We take in the Langar, a kitchen-cum-canteen that's an essential part of every Sikh Gurdwara, and then stop off at an evangelical picnic, before celebrating the breaking of the fast after Ramadan.

Featured poetry includes Pablo Neruda's Ode to the Onion and Douglas Dunn's Ratatouille, a dish so special the poet claims it can be used as a kind of peace treaty. The programme also features the words of former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the American writer and activist Sara Miles.

Musical selections include Cab Calloway and the Choir of King's College Cambridge's stunning rendition of Panis Angelicus.

Presenter: Malcolm Doney
Producer: Max O'Brien
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 06:35 On Your Farm (b07w5zj0)
A Field of Wheat

Agriculture in Britain is a pretty lonely business these days. Many farming businesses are run by one man or woman who hires in contractors for the big jobs. In Lincolnshire Peter Lundgren has solved that problem by finding forty-two people to share a year in the life of a twenty acre field of wheat.

In an experiment in social art The Field of Wheat collective invited interested individuals from around the world to pay their share of the cost of seeding the field and then allowed them to share in making some of the decisions about the field and its crop.

Paul Murphy has been to see the result. Could economists and environmentalists agree on fertiliser application, could the collective agree on the best place to sell the crop? They certainly all came away with a fascinating insight into the realities of modern farming.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery.

SUN 06:57 Weather (b07w5xj6)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 07:00 News and Papers (b07w5xjv)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

SUN 07:10 Sunday (b07w5xk3)
A Diverse Church?; Action on Ashes; Religious tattoos

The Church of England wants to attract a more diverse range of people into the vocations. William Crawley is joined by Rev Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy and Rev David Isiorho to discuss why, despite repeated efforts, the Church remains a predominantly white institution.

Trevor Barnes has been delving into the fascinating and sometimes controversial world of religious tattooing.

After the bombing of a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria the United Nations has suspended all further aid convoys to Aleppo. William talks to Christine Latif from the Christian aid agency World Vision about the current crisis.

500 years ago Venice established the world's first Ghetto, home to the Jews and a cultural and religious cross roads. Judi Herman reports from the anniversary celebrations.

According to theologian Harvey Cox, business and theology aren't so far apart. The Harvard Divinity professor discusses his new book, 'The Market as God', with William.

The "biggest and most important" changes in 100 years to cremation laws in England come in to force next week after it came to light that some families were denied their baby's ashes. William Crawley talks to Glen Perkins about what happened to his daughter's ashes and whether the new laws will prevent it happening again.

Has Pope Francis finally opened the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to take communion? It might depend on who you listen to. Vatican watcher John Thavis gives us his verdict.

The idea of mosques run by women is still something of a novelty in many parts of the world but in China women have been running mosques for over 300 years. Dr Maria Jaschok explains their unique history to William Crawley.

Producers: Catherine Earlam and Peter Everett
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.

SUN 07:54 Radio 4 Appeal (b07w5zj2)
Signal

Sybil Ruscoe makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Signal.
Registered Charity Number 1151615
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That's the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope 'Signal'
- Cheques should be made payable to 'Signal'.

SUN 07:57 Weather (b07w5xkf)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 08:00 News and Papers (b07w5xkw)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

SUN 08:10 Sunday Worship (b07w5zj4)
To Be a Pilgrim

Live from St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, with The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, as members of the congregation prepare to go out on pilgrimage from Glasgow to Iona.
Hymns: Be thou my vision (Slane)
Who would true valour see (Monks Gate)
Guide me o thou great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)
Choir: Irish blessing (Chilcott)
To the Hills I lift my eyes (Rance)
Lord of life, we come to you (Eriskay Love Lilt)
With the Cathedral Choir directed by Frikki Walker.
Organist: Steven McIntyre.
Producer: Mo McCullough.

SUN 08:48 A Point of View (b07vwr08)
The Real Meaning of Trump

John Gray assesses what lies behind the Trump phenomenon and the remarkable political upheaval that could - possibly - see Donald Trump propelled into the White House.

From the start, he says, Trump's campaign has been an audacious experiment in mass persuasion. "His uncouth language, megalomaniac self-admiration and strangely coloured hair....all deliberately cultivated" to help him profit from the popular resentment against the elites of the main parties.

"Whatever happens", writes Gray, "there will be no return to pre-Trump normalcy".

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

SUN 08:58 Tweet of the Day (b03bkfw4)
Grey Plover

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Wildlife Sound Recordist, Chris Watson, presents the Grey Plover. The call of the grey plover across the shimmering mud-flats of an autumn estuary is a haunting sound. They feed out on open mudflats using the "run, stop, peck" method....a quick run towards any worms or shellfish which they spot with those big eyes, stop, then a slight lean forward to pick it up.

SUN 09:00 Broadcasting House (b07w5xm2)
News for a Sunday morning: Jonny Dymond looks at what's next for the Labour Party, we're on patrol with the hedgehog wardens plus the Sunday newspapers are reviewed by fashion business guru Kim Winser, novelist Emma Kennedy and advertising boss Matt Edwards.

SUN 10:00 The Archers Omnibus (b07w5xm4)
Joe celebrates his 95th birthday, and Usha calls on Alan's support.

SUN 11:15 Desert Island Discs (b07w5zs0)
Joyce DiDonato

Kirsty Young's castaway is the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Winner of two Grammy Awards, she is best known for her interpretations of Handel, Mozart and Rossini operas. Born into a Catholic family in Kansas, she was the second-youngest of seven children. Her love of music was awakened by watching her late father directing the local church choir. Her first ambition was to become a music teacher, but watching a televised performance of Don Giovanni during her third year at college ignited her interest in opera. After acceptance onto Houston Grand Opera's young artist programme, she overhauled her technique and went on to win second place in 1998's Operalia competition.

Her first big role came in 2002 singing Rosina in The Barber of Seville in Paris and she made her debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera in 2005 at the age of 36. Since then her star has shone brightly and she has performed across the operatic spectrum, from contemporary works, such as Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking to Strauss and Handel.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

SUN 12:00 News Summary (b07w5xmk)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SUN 12:04 Just a Minute (b07vngrk)
Series 76, Episode 7

Nicholas Parsons and guests return for the 76th series of the panel show where participants must try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. No repetition? That's no small order after nearly 50 years.

Paul Merton, now the second most prolific player of the game after Kenneth Williams, will be joined by guests including series regulars Josie Lawrence, Sheila Hancock, Marcus Brigstocke and Gyles Brandreth.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Matt Stronge.

SUN 12:32 Food Programme (b07w6b7g)
Food Stories from Syria 2

This week, as aid convoys carrying food into Syria have been under attack, Dan Saladino revisits the conflict. A year ago, he reported on how displaced Syrians managed to eat and survive in conflict and its impact on the country's ancient food culture. In this episode he investigates how food is being used as a weapon - and target - of war.

He hears from the World Food Programme about new efforts they've been making to reach over 4 million people with food aid, many of whom live in besieged and isolated areas, with staff risking their lives to do so. Bakeries have reportedly been targeted in bombing raids and traders have been profiteering by controlling the availability of food, creating a wartime economy. Yet despite the attacks and broken ceasefires, efforts are already being made to create new food businesses for when peace returns. Work to train up beekeepers and tomato growers is already taking place to sustain a post-conflict Syria.

Here in the UK, Dan meets some of those whom the Government pledged to resettle from camps outside Syria. In Mansfield, Nottinghamshire he shares lunch with two families for whom Eid is a very different and emotional experience. We also hear from American-Syrian journalist Dalia Mortada who has charted the Syrian diaspora to see how this age-old food culture is being shared and celebrated around the world.

Presented by Dan Saladino
Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock.

SUN 12:57 Weather (b07w5xn7)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 13:00 The World This Weekend (b07w5xnk)
Global news and analysis.

SUN 13:30 From Our Home Correspondent (b07w6b7j)
Mishal Husain introduces dispatches from journalists and writers around the United Kingdom that reflect the range of contemporary life in the country. From politics to pastimes, from hallowed traditions to emerging trends, from the curious to the ridiculous, the programme presents a tableau of Britain today.
This month's edition features contributions from:.

SUN 14:00 Gardeners' Question Time (b07vwh0p)
Belfast

Eric Robson and the horticultural panel visit the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum near Belfast. Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and Matthew Wilson answer the questions from the audience.

This week, the panel offers advice on the prevention of onion rot after harvest and sweetcorn varieties for the best crop, and suggest the best flowers to plant in a cutting garden.

Also, Neil Porteous discovers plants to maximise autumn colour in your garden.

Produced by Darby Dorras
Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 14:45 The Listening Project (b07w6b7l)
Sunday Omnibus - Men and Friendship

Fi Glover introduces conversations between men about how friendship can survive different life trajectories and about being accepted for who you are. All in the Omnibus Edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

SUN 15:00 Drama (b07w6b7t)
Tsar, Peter the Great: The Gamblers

By Mike Walker

Moscow, 1682 and clan rivalry forces the accession of two joint tsars: one, Ivan, is feeble-minded and the other is Peter, a child of ten years old. Sophia, their half-sister, proclaims herself regent and in so doing becomes the first woman to rule Russia, with the Streltsy, the tsar's regiment of ruthless musketeers, on her side. But under-estimating Peter as he grows up could prove a dangerous mistake.

Director Alison Hindell

In the run-up to the centenary of the Russian Revolution in October 2017, Radio 4's ambitious chronicle of Russian rulers continues. 11 plays, in three seasons, from Ivan the Terrible, contemporary of Elizabeth I, to Russia's current Premier, Vladimir Putin, TSAR continues the full-blooded, 'more is more' tradition established in Plantagenet and The Stuarts for Radio 4.

Series One takes in the reigns of Ivan IV (aka The Terrible), Boris Godunov and Peter The Great.

Series Two (Spring 2017) will chronicle the reigns of Catherine the Great; Alexander I and the Napoleonic Wars; and Alexander II and the emancipation of the serfs.

Series Three (Autumn 2017) takes in Nicholas II and the Revolution, the Soviets, and Putin.

The dramas are produced by Alison Hindell and Sasha Yevtushenko.

SUN 16:00 Open Book (b07w6b80)
Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs on Sex and Death, A guide to Hans Fallada, Mark Billingham on Dashiell Hammett, Riad Sattouf

Writers Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs join Mariella to discuss their new anthology of short stories about the fundamentals of life: Sex and Death. As his novel Nightmare in Berlin is published in English for the first time, we discuss the life and work of German novelist Hans Fallada; graphic novelist Riad Sattouf talks about his memoir of his schooldays in Syria and crime writer Mark Billingham reveals the book he'd never lend, and how it has influenced his own work.

SUN 16:30 Four Seasons (b07wr69f)
Autumn Poems

Four Seasons: Autumn Poems old and new read by actors and poets to mark the equinox and the new season.

Despite our centrally heated and waterproofed lives seasonal change still operates on the country's imagination and the national mood. Poets are writing about the weather and the turning year as much as ever. New poems from Helen Mort, Zaffar Kunial, Choman Hardi, Liz Berry and Robin Robertson join celebrated and loved poems by Edward Thomas, Keats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Bronte, W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney which are read by Anton Lesser, Sinead Cusack and Noma Dumezweni. To end the anthology Simon Russell Beale sings Feste's bitter-sweet song, The Rain it Raineth Everyday, from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Producer: Tim Dee.

SUN 17:00 File on 4 (b07vs2ny)
The Last Taboo

For a long time, society didn't want to believe child sex abuse was happening - but now are sex crimes against elderly victims being dismissed in the same way?

File on 4 reveals new figures about the scale of alleged sex offences taking place in residential and nursing homes. Whether 5 or 85, should the victims of sexual assault be treated any differently?

Claire Savage hears from the families of elderly people, some with a form of dementia, who have been sexually abused by care workers or by other residents. We also speak to care workers about the challenges they face in dealing with intimacy and sex in care settings.

Experts claim elder sex crimes are being missed or going unreported because not everyone wants to admit these offences are happening. How good are those within the care industry at recognising the signs of elder sexual abuse and at coping with the moral and ethical dilemmas of establishing when a consensual relationship becomes potential abuse?

We speak to those who explain the complexities of bringing about prosecutions where the victim or perpetrator lacks mental capacity and asks if such cases are in the public interest to prosecute.

Reporter: Claire Savage
Producer: Emma Forde.

SUN 17:40 Profile (b07w5tnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]

SUN 17:54 Shipping Forecast (b07w5xp5)
The latest shipping forecast.

SUN 17:57 Weather (b07w5xpd)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b07w5xps)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SUN 18:15 Pick of the Week (b07w5xq8)
In the selections this week we've got a deep and meaningful deconstruction from Rene Descartes, there's a soul searching ramble with David Nicholls, a rather jaunty trip to Hastings and vocalist Helen Forrest talks about the King of Swing.
From shrinking populations to shrinking elves, Mark Steel sizes up Hebdon Bridge and uncovers the hippie within. There's power from poets, presidential hopefuls and a past prime minister.
The IPlayer pick comes from John Hegley.
Producer: Stephen Garner
The Pick of the Week Production Team: Rachel Gill and Hannah Barlow.

SUN 19:00 The Archers (b07w6c79)
Tony stands guard, and Henry is excited about the Flower and Produce Show.

SUN 19:15 Sketchorama (b01sdcvs)
Series 2, Episode 3

Thom Tuck presents the pick of the new sketch groups currently performing live on the UK comedy circuit - with character, improv, broken and musical sketch comedy.

In this third episode of the second series:

McNEILL & PAMPHILON
Double act Steve McNeill and Sam Pamphilon have been performing their comedy socks off since 2009 and have won rave reviews for their three Fringe runs. They have become a regular fixture on the sketch circuit, have written for several other BBC projects and now have their own BBC sitcom script in development. They both appeared on BBC 1 in Richard Hammond's Secret Service.

BARBERSHOPERA
Six years ago, Rob Castell and Tom Sadler came up with the idea to form a comedy musical quartet - and Barbershopera was born. Since then, the group has gone from strength to strength, winning a total of six Musical Theatre Matters awards over four years at the Edinburgh Festival, performing in London's West End two years running, and entertaining audiences around the UK on three successive tours.

WITTANK
Sketchateers Mark Cooper-Jones, Kieran Boyd and Naz Osmanoglu came together after achieving notable success as stand-ups on the circuit. Along with appearances on BBC3's Live at the Electric, the boys are in the middle of a sell-out tour and host a London residency at The Courtyard Theatre in Shoreditch every month.



Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 19:45 Someone Else's Bed (b07w6ft7)
Mick seeks escape from his lack of a job and marital problems by doing something he's never done before, "good or bad, big or small", that no-one else need ever know about.

M J Hyland is an ex-lawyer, a lecturer at the University of Manchester and the author of three novels - How the Light Gets In, Carry Me Down (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize) and This is How. She has twice been shortlisted for the National Short Story Award.

Writer: M J Hyland
Reader: Rob Jarvis
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 20:00 Feedback (b07vwhh0)
Roger Bolton with views from the audience on BBCX radio programmes and issues.

Sir David Attenborough's two part documentary series for Radio 4, The Waterside Ape, delved into the developments on the aquatic ape theory - the idea that our human ancestors evolved not on the wide savannahs of Africa, but alongside water. It's a contentious idea and some scientists have claimed it played fast and loose with the evidence and promoted a minority thesis unnecessarily. Roger hears the views of listeners.

The Controller of Radio 1, Ben Cooper, wants to make his network the "Netflix of Music Radio". To do that he's putting in place what he calls a phone-first strategy - 25 hours a week of content will be made available for people to download onto their smartphones and listen to whenever they want. He tells Roger why he thinks all BBC stations will eventually have to follow suit.

And how good are BBC journalists at explaining which statistics are reliable? The BBC Trust recently conducted a review of the impartiality of the BBC's reporting of statistics in its news and current affairs output. The verdict, according to one of the authors of the report, Paul Johnson from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, is that the BBC is doing a "pretty good job" but there are two to three areas of concern.

And listeners give their reaction to last week's interview with Katy Searle, the BBC's Editor of Political News, about perceived bias in the Beeb's coverage of Jeremy Corbyn.

Producer: Kate Dixon
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 20:30 Last Word (b07vwhgy)
Edward Albee, James Cronin, Caroline Thomson OBE, Sir Frederick Holliday, Charmian Carr

Matthew Bannister on

American playwright Edward Albee, who won three Pullitzer prizes but not for his best known work "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".

Physicist James Cronin who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the asymmetry between matter and anti matter.

Health administrator Caroline Thomson, who persuaded the people of the Scottish Highlands to confront the challenges of HIV and AIDS.

Zoologist and academic Sir Frederick Holliday. He was vice chancellor of Durham University and campaigned to save the UK's otter population.

Actress Charmian Carr best known for playing the teenager Liesl in the film "The Sound of Music."

Produced by Neil George.

SUN 21:00 Money Box (b07w5tn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:04 on Saturday]

SUN 21:26 Radio 4 Appeal (b07w5zj2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 today]

SUN 21:30 In Business (b07vw5mv)
Brexit: The Response of the French Abroad

How has London's French community fared since Brexit? Caroline Bayley explores why so many entrepreneurs have chosen to start businesses on this side of the channel. And what is the capital's attraction for so many of France's young people? After the vote to leave the EU, the response of many French ex-pats was deep shock. Three months on, are French people and companies re-assessing their future in the UK? And will London be as open for business as it has been in the past?
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

SUN 22:00 Westminster Hour (b07w5xsp)
Weekly political discussion and analysis with MPs, experts and commentators.

SUN 23:00 The Film Programme (b07vw5mn)
David Arnold

With Francine Stock

A soundtrack special with David Arnold's notes on Independence Day, which has more saluting than any other movie, according to the composer. Adrian Utley of Portishead and Will Gregory of Goldfrapp discuss their new score for Carl Dreyer's silent masterpiece The Passion Of Joan Of Arc. Neil Brand reveals how John Williams put the magic into Harry Potter.

SUN 23:30 Something Understood (b07w5zhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:05 today]


MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2016

MON 00:00 Midnight News (b07w5xxb)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

MON 00:15 Thinking Allowed (b07w94h5)
Shyness - Names

Shyness: Laurie Taylor talks to Joe Moran, Professor of English and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University and the author of study of the 'shrinking violet' in history and sociology.
Also, a sociology of naming. Jane Pilcher, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester, explores the relationship between names and our sense of identity.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

MON 00:45 Bells on Sunday (b07w5zhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:43 on Sunday]

MON 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b07w5xxd)
The latest shipping forecast.

MON 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b07w5xxg)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

MON 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b07w5xxl)
The latest shipping forecast.

MON 05:30 News Briefing (b07w5xxn)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

MON 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b07x4blz)
A short reflection and prayer with Canon Noel Battye.

MON 05:45 Farming Today (b07w5xxq)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

Presented by Charlotte Smith
Produced by Vernon Harwood.

MON 05:56 Weather (b07w5xxs)
The latest weather forecast for farmers.

MON 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03dwvx5)
Barnacle Goose

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Martin Hughes-Games presents the Barnacle Goose. Yapping like terriers, skeins of barnacle geese leave their roosts on mud-flats and fly inland at dawn to feed in grassy fields.

MON 06:00 Today (b07w5xxv)
News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

MON 09:00 Start the Week (b07w99dg)
Radical Liverpool

In a special edition of Start the Week Andrew Marr is at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool. He's joined by the writer Phil Redmond, historian John Belchem and journalists Gary Younge and Kajsa Norman to discuss historical myth-making, segregation and assimilation - from Liverpool's radical past, to the US and its obsession with guns and race, to the Transvaal and the survival tactics of the Afrikaner community. With the Labour party conference in full swing in Liverpool Andrew Marr will also be discussing how far people will go to retain their cultural identity and what happens when splits appear.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

MON 09:45 Book of the Week (b07w99dj)
Another Day in the Death of America, Episode 1

On Saturday 23rd November 2013, ten children were shot dead in the US. The youngest was nine, the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.

Gary Younge picked 23rd November at random, and set out to tell the stories of the lives lost during that single day.

First is Jaiden Dixon, age nine.

The day began with the usual routine for Jaiden, as his mum Nicole chivied him out of bed at their home in suburban Columbus, crowned Best Hometown in central Ohio for that year. By the time Jaiden should have been arriving at school, he was fighting for his life in a trauma unit. He'd been shot twice on his doorstep. Nicole hadn't seen the gunman, but she knew who he was. Her ex-partner, Danny Thornton, was running amok.

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Produced by Hannah Marshall
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 10:00 Woman's Hour (b07w5xxx)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

MON 10:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07w99dn)
The Forsytes Returns, Episode 2

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

Fleur has the law on her side but now London society will have its say in her ongoing feud with fellow bright young thing, Marjorie Ferrar.

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Gemma Jenkins

Today's play concludes the fifth novel in the series, The Silver Spoon.

MON 11:00 UNESCO: 70 Years of Peacekeeping (b07w99dq)
The deliberate destruction of cultural heritage in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali and Syria has been condemned as a war crime by UNESCO - the 'intellectual' agency of the United Nations. But aside from issuing statements, what can this organisation achieve?

Culture writer Charlotte Higgins explores the UN's peacekeeping agency, established 70 years ago to build peace through education, science and culture. Its founders knew that a safer world could not be engineered through economics or politics alone. With optimism and purpose, they called on countries to pull together to inspire hearts and minds.

Today, UNESCO is best known for World Heritage, which promotes a sense of collective identity. Yet with attacks on ancient sites now at the frontline of conflicts, UNESCO's soft power is in the spotlight.

"I know that we don't have an army, we cannot deploy troops," says Director General Irina Bokova, "I wish we could have a stronger way of doing something."

Charlotte navigates UNESCO HQ in Paris, a modernist expression of post war ambition. Here, members of staff can recite the ringing first sentence of UNESCO's constitution by heart: "Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed." Even so, UNESCO struggles to keep its 195 member states around the table, most notably with the United States - the biggest contributor to the budget - withholding payment since Palestine joined. As the geopolitical situation mutates and fragments, Charlotte asks whether the intellectual peacekeepers can keep up.

Contributors
Jens Boel, Chief Archivist, UNESCO
Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO
Sandra Maughan, Greencarts BnB, Northumberland
Henry Owen-John, Head of International Advice, Historic England
Dacia Viejo Rose, University Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Mechtild Rössler, Director of the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
JP Singh, Chair of Culture and Political Economy, Edinburgh Univeristy
Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, Newcastle University

Produced by Dorothy Feaver
A Cast Iron Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 11:30 The Rest Is History (b04y9v20)
Series 1, Episode 6

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it.

The Rest Is History is a new comedy discussion show which promises to help him find out more about it.

Along with his historian in residence Dr Kate Williams, each episode sees Frank joined by a selection of celebrity guests, who will help him navigate his way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.

Frank's guests in this edition of the programme are Josh Widdicombe and Roisin Conaty.

Produced by Dan Schreiber and Justin Pollard
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 12:00 News Summary (b07w5xxz)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

MON 12:04 Home Front (b07kt27f)
26 September 1916 - Esme Macknade

On this day in 1916, Combles and Thiepval fell to British troops, and in Folkestone, Esme Macknade has captured Oscar's interest.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

MON 12:15 You and Yours (b07w5xy1)
Cancelling bank cards, Learning about dementia, Online travel agents

Consumer affairs programme.

MON 12:57 Weather (b07w5xy3)
The latest weather forecast.

MON 13:00 World at One (b07w5xy5)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

MON 13:45 A History of the Infinite (b07w99dw)
The Mathematics of the Infinitely Big

Adrian Moore continues his exploration of two and a half millennia of philosophical thought on infinity.

In episode six, we meet the brilliant but tortured German mathematician, Georg Cantor, who devised a way of distinguishing between infinitely big numbers and of performing calculations with them.

His work was revolutionary but, as Adrian discovers, it greatly polarised opinion amongst his late nineteenth and early twentieth century contemporaries - and we hear how Cantor himself suffered a complete breakdown in his mental health.

As Adrian takes us with him deep into the world of infinite set theory, he enlists the help of Mary Leng, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at York University, and four very familiar twentieth century friends.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 14:00 The Archers (b07w6c79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Sunday]

MON 14:15 Drama (b07w9jg1)
Secret Kebabs

By the winner of the 2015 BBC Writer's Room Prize, Christine Entwisle.

A dark and delightful comedy about a relationship counsellor who has lost her faith in love.

Starring Pippa Haywood and Asim Chaudhry.

Directed by Kirsty Williams.

MON 15:00 Quote... Unquote (b07w9jg3)
Quote ... Unquote, the popular quotations quiz, returns for its 40th anniversary series.

For forty years, Nigel Rees has been joined by writers, actors, musicians, scientists and various comedy types. Kenneth Williams, Judi Dench, PD James, Larry Adler, Ian KcKellen, Peter Cook, Kingsley Amis, Peter Ustinov... have all graced the Quote Unquote stage.

Join Nigel as he quizzes a host of guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the panel to share their favourite anecdotes.

Episode 2

Comedian and writer Arnold Brown
Director, producer and author Lissa Evans
Educationalist and writer Christopher Frayling
Author and critic Erica Wagner

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Reader ... Charlotte Green
Producer ... Carl Cooper
Production co-ordinator ... George Pierpoint

This is a BBC Studios Production.

MON 15:30 Food Programme (b07w6b7g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:32 on Sunday]

MON 16:00 Moving Pictures (b07w9jg5)
The Harvesters by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

A three-part series offering the chance to take a long, slow look at great artworks, photographed in incredible detail.

In this first episode, immerse yourself in Pieter Bruegel the Elder's masterpiece The Harvesters, in the company of Cathy FitzGerald and experts from the artist's Flemish homeland. Follow the link to explore a high-resolution image of the painting and you'll be able to zoom in to see the tiniest details as you listen - even examine Bruegel's brushstrokes.

It's a hot, dry day in 16th century Flanders. Labourers grab a break from bringing in the harvest, they eat lunch and snooze under a tree. Behind them, the peaceful countryside is full of life. Scrumpers steal from an orchard, villagers enjoy harvest games on the green, monks escape the heat with a wild-swim.

Cathy FitzGerald takes a walk through the landscape and then hears how the masterpiece may have brightened up a wealthy Antwerp merchant's dinner parties.

Image: The Harvesters by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565, from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photographed by Google Arts and Culture.

Presenter and producer: Cathy FitzGerald
Original music: Joe Acheson and Tomas Dvorak
A White Stiletto production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 16:30 Beyond Belief (b07w9jg7)
Turkey

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed July's failed military coup on the exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and his followers. Since a 3-month state of emergency was declared, more than 50,000 people have been rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs in the military, educational institutions, the judiciary and the media. Gulen has denied involvement in the attempted coup.

Turkey is around 97% Muslim. However, there have been growing concerns among many who see the conservative religious reforms of Erdogan's Islamist-rooted AK Party as being in opposition to the modern secular republic established in the 1920s by nationalist leader Kemal Ataturk.

What do recent events say about the place of religion in Turkey? How strong is the tension between secularism and Islamism? What does the future hold for religious freedom in Turkey?

Ernie Rea discusses religion in Turkey with Bill Park, senior lecturer at King's College London and policy advisor for the Centre for Turkey Studies; Ozcan Keles, Muslim chairperson of the Gulen-inspired UK charity, the Dialogue Society; and Hakan Camuz; Muslim international legal consultant and supporter of the Turkish government.

Producer: Dan Tierney
Series producer: Amanda Hancox.

MON 17:00 PM (b07w5xy7)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

MON 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b07w5xy9)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

MON 18:30 Just a Minute (b07w9jg9)
Series 76, Episode 7

Nicholas Parsons and guests return for the 76th series of the panel show where participants must try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. No repetition? That's no small order after nearly 50 years.

Nicholas is joined by Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Josie Lawrence and Katherine Ryan.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Produced by Matt Stronge.

It was a BBC Studios production.

MON 19:00 The Archers (b07w9k26)
Adam keeps his distance, and Carol teases Jill.

MON 19:15 Front Row (b07w5xyc)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

MON 19:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07w99dn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

MON 20:00 Sunni-Shia: Islam Divided (b07w9k71)
Islamic Sectarianism Today

In the second part of his series on the Sunni-Shia divide, Tarek Osman travels to the Middle East to examine the causes and forces behind the sectarian split today.

Conflicts raging in Iraq, Syria and Yemen all have a sectarian dimension with communities - who used to live side by side - now torn apart. Tarek follows history across the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st to understand how the Sunni-Shia divide has become so entrenched.

He wants to know if the current divisions echo the original split between the Sunni and Shia dating back 1400 years. Or whether sectarianism today is being used by powerful regional players to achieve their own geo-strategic and political goals.

In Lebanon, a barometer of sectarianism in the Middle east, he meets people from both Muslim sects to hear how religious identities are changing; and he visits a Syrian refugee camp to meet people who have been forced to flee their homes because of a war waged along sectarian lines.

Producer Neil McCarthy.

MON 20:30 Analysis (b07w9km7)
Tearing Up the Politics Textbook

British politics has been going through a period of rapid and remarkable change. That's a headache for the politicians and for the voters. But spare a thought also for politics professors like Rosie Campbell of Birkbeck, University of London. Following the results of the 2015 election and the EU referendum, she ask whether it's time for her and her colleagues to bin their old lecture notes and start afresh. How should we understand this new landscape where old assumptions about the dominance of two mainstream class-based parties and the crucial role of a few swing seats have become outdated? And what should go in the new politics textbooks?

Producer: Rob Walker.

MON 21:00 Natural Histories (b07vq2c0)
Dragonfly

Ruary Mackenzie Dodds became fascinated by dragonflies when one landed on his shoulder and instead of being terrified by the huge insect, he was captivated by its beauty. This beauty as well as their charisma, acrobatic flying and dramatic lifestyle have inspired both awe and fear across the globe as Brett Westwood discovers in this exploration of our relationship with Dragonflies. They have attracted names like Devil's Darning Needle, Horse Stinger and Water Witch, been used as emblems of strength, weather predictors and angler's friends. They have been captured in artworks and poetry and obsessed over by flight engineers but it's arguably whilst flitting among the rushes over a pool that they are at their most dazzling. Producer Sarah Blunt.

MON 21:30 Start the Week (b07w99dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 21:58 Weather (b07w5xyf)
The latest weather forecast.

MON 22:00 The World Tonight (b07w5xyh)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

MON 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b07w9nm2)
The Wonder, Episode 1

A new novel from the bestselling writer of 'Room', and its recent Academy Award nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue's 'Room' a bestseller, 'The Wonder' is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

As read by the Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Drive; The Great Gatsby; Suffragette).

Read by Carey Mulligan
Written by Emma Donoghue
Abridged by Neville Teller
Produced by Gemma McMullan.

MON 23:00 Word of Mouth (b07vs2h8)
Directions: North South East and West

Michael Rosen & Laura Wright discover how different ways of talking about directions in other languages show differences in ways of thinking. Professor Lera Boroditsky explains how in some languages, you might be asked to move your chair a bit to the north, or to put the socks in the east drawer... And the past may be conceived of as in front of you, rather than behind. How do the languages we speak shape the ways we think?
Producer Beth O'Dea.

MON 23:30 With Great Pleasure (b07knlh9)
Daljit Nagra

Radio 4's first Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, introduces his favourite music, poetry and prose.
Kicking things off with childhood memories of The Jam's That's Entertainment and a classic track from the Bollywood musical Sholay, Daljit continues with works by Shelley, Shakespeare, Salman Rushdie and Liz Berry. Writer Sunjeev Sahota reads from his own novel The Year of the Runaways and Daljit explains why an eccentric Anglo-Indian dictionary holds so much fascination for him.
Recorded before an audience at the Radio Theatre, with readings performed by actress Siobhan Redmond and novelist Sunjeev Sahota.

Producer: Alice Lloyd.


TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2016

TUE 00:00 Midnight News (b07w5y06)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

TUE 00:30 Book of the Week (b07w99dj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Monday]

TUE 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y08)
The latest shipping forecast.

TUE 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b07w5y0b)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

TUE 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y0d)
The latest shipping forecast.

TUE 05:30 News Briefing (b07w5y0g)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

TUE 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b07x4r0z)
A short reflection and prayer with Canon Noel Battye.

TUE 05:45 Farming Today (b07w5y0j)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

Presented by Anna Hill
Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

TUE 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03k5c63)
Snow Bunting

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the snow bunting. The ornithologist and author, Desmond Nethersole-Thompson, described the snow bunting as 'possibly the most romantic and elusive bird in the British Isles'. When you disturb a flock of what seem to be brownish birds, they explode into a blizzard of white-winged buntings, calling softly as they swirl around the winter strandline.

TUE 06:00 Today (b07wbjx5)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

TUE 09:00 The Anatomy of Rest (b07wbjx8)
Finding rest in the modern world: Rest Test Results

The Rest Test is an online survey of rest and is part of a ground breaking collaboration of artists, scientists and historians known as Hubbub, looking at the elusive quality of rest in our modern world. For the last two years Hubbub's been exploring the dynamics of rest, noise, activity and work in the arts, everyday life, neuroscience and mental health. BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Hubbub launched the Rest Test in autumn last year and more than 18,000 people from 134 countries took part. It's the biggest survey of what rest means both in Britain and globally.

Claudia Hammond, with the help of guests Lemn Sissay, Robin Ince, Claire Martin, Kathleen Jamie, Felicity Callard and Jules Evans, reveals the results to a live audience in Wellcome Collection's historic Reading Room.

What are the top five most restful activities and who gets more rest, men or women?

TUE 09:45 Book of the Week (b07wrq9v)
Another Day in the Death of America, Episode 2

On Saturday 23rd November 2013, ten children were shot dead in the US. The youngest was nine, the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.

Gary Younge picked 23rd November at random, and set out to tell the stories of the lives lost during that single day.

Kenneth Mills-Tucker was shot dead just three days shy of his twentieth birthday. It was nine days before he was due in court, charged with failing to come to a complete halt at a stop sign and possession of a pipe with marijuana residue in it. His death wasn't noteworthy enough to get any media coverage. But if it had been, how would Kenneth have been remembered?

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Produced by Hannah Marshall
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 10:00 Woman's Hour (b07w5y0l)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

TUE 10:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07wbm7s)
The Forsytes Returns, Episode 3

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

To escape London society's cold shoulder Soames accompanies Fleur on a world tour where a chance encounter in Washington's Rock Creek Cemetery reawakens old passions

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Gemma Jenkins

Today's play is from the interlude, Passers By.

TUE 11:00 Natural Histories (b07wbtsx)
Elephant

In 1903 Topsy the elephant was given copper sandals to wear at the amusement park in Coney Island. Hundreds of spectators and photographers crowded close, Thomas Edison's film crew got the camera in position. With the flick of a switch, steam filled the air and electricity ran through her body.

The electrocution of Topsy the elephant in New York is just one low point in man's long and complex relationship with the animal. The elephant's huge size has allowed us to load it with attributes like supernatural strength, great wisdom, phenomenal memory. And we've always wanted to be close to it, to harness the power, to use it, to destroy it.

Brett Westwood tracks our cultural relationship with the elephant, from a 5-headed white beast arising from a cosmic ocean, to an elephant riding a bicycle to gasps in the big top.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

TUE 11:30 Arthur Russell: Vanished into Music (b07wbtsz)
The writer Olivia Laing presents an imaginative portrait of Arthur Russell.

Arthur Russell was a cellist, a composer, a songwriter and a disco auteur. He was active in the New York downtown scene of the 1970s and was a frequent collaborator with the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass. Although extremely prolific, his inability to finish projects is often cited as part of the reason that very little of his music was released during his lifetime.

When Arthur Russell died in 1992 his Village Voice obituary read, "Arthur's songs were so personal that it seems as though he simply vanished into his music."

Featuring: Mustafa Ahmed, Joyce Bowden, Steven Hall and Tom Lee

Producer: Martin Williams.

TUE 12:00 News Summary (b07w5y0n)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

TUE 12:04 Home Front (b07kt27l)
27 September 1916 - Juliet Cavendish

On this day in 1916, a woman in London was charged with child trafficking, and in Folkestone, the Cavendish family face another parting.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

TUE 12:15 You and Yours (b07w5y0q)
Call You and Yours

Consumer phone-in.

TUE 12:57 Weather (b07w5y0s)
The latest weather forecast.

TUE 13:00 World at One (b07w5y0v)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

TUE 13:45 A History of the Infinite (b07wbtt1)
Crisis and Uncertainty

Adrian Moore's series on philosophical thought on infinity finds him mired in a near meltdown in mathematics.

In episode 7, Adrian tells the story of the controversy caused by the work of the German mathematician, Georg Cantor, on the infinite.

In a world of paradoxes, we meet the nun who cannot decide whether to pray for herself. Her dilemma is beautifully explained by Marcus Giaquinto, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at UCL, in conversation with Adrian. And we find out how an associated paradox, first posed by one of the giants of twentieth century philosophy, Bertrand Russell, devastated the career of another German mathematician and philosopher.

The arguments of the early twentieth century no longer plague modern mathematics in the way that they did. As Adrian explains however, by subjecting the infinite to formal scrutiny, mathematicians have ended up confronting puzzles at the very heart of their discipline.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 14:00 The Archers (b07w9k26)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Monday]

TUE 14:15 Tracks (b07wbvmq)
Amygdala

The eighth episode of a nine-part conspiracy thriller, starring Romola Garai. Written by Matthew Broughton.

When the mysterious child, K, wakes from his coma, Helen discovers his identity. And after she finally tracks down the pilot of the plane that crashed, the truth of what happened to flight 259 begins to emerge.

Will Helen help K return to his family? And what secrets lie hidden in Florian's water-damaged notebook?

Tracks: A story in nine parts about life, death and the human brain.

Directed in Wales by James Robinson.

TUE 15:00 The Kitchen Cabinet (b07w5tn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Saturday]

TUE 15:30 Costing the Earth (b07wby0l)
The Growing Season

The Met Office recently issued a report which states that the growing season in the UK is now one month longer than it was in the 1960's. Keen gardeners may notice that spring bulbs are coming up much earlier and that fruit like apples are flowering sooner in the year whilst some farmers can now bring in their harvest before the end of the summer. Peter Gibbs discovers that whilst there are opportunities for growers in more Northerly latitudes rapid changes globally may put yields of vital crops at risk. The UK's gardeners, crop scientists and farmers are not simply sitting back and admitting defeat though. A changing climate is a challenge which many growers are busy preparing for.

Producer: Helen Lennard.

TUE 16:00 Word of Mouth (b07wby0n)
Small Talk

Pointless chit chat or vital social lubricant? Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright talk small talk with psychotherapist and writer Philippa Perry, author of 'How to Stay Sane'. Why do we bother with small talk? What are the rules of banter? And what are we really talking about when we talk about the weather?

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

TUE 16:30 Great Lives (b07wby0q)
Series 40, Cyrus Todiwala on Dadabhai Naoroji

Chef Cyrus Todiwala chooses Dadabhai Naoroji, the 'Grand Old Man of India' who in 1892 became Britain's first Asian MP for Finsbury Central. He later returned to India and petitioned for the country to be self-governing. Ghandi, who was Dadabhai's mentee, would later refer to him as the Father of the Nation. Matthew Parris presents and Zerbanoo Gifford is the expert.

Producer: Toby Field.

TUE 17:00 PM (b07w5y0x)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

TUE 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b07w5y0z)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

TUE 18:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07wby0v)
Series 2, Scandinavia

The multi-award winning comic Mark Watson, assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, as he revives his quest to make sense of life against the backdrop of a world that, in recent times, has come to appear even more peculiar than usual.

The tenacious trio take on some of human life's central topics - family, spirituality, Scandinavia. Watson peddles his unique, high-octane stand-up while Simmons and Adamsdale chip in with interjections which include (but are not limited to) music, shopping lists, life advice, stunts, avant-garde offerings and divvy interactions.

Expect big laughs, controlled chaos and an attempt to answer the one question none of us can quite escape from - what exactly is going on?

This week, in the final episode of the series, Watson allows Simmons to choose a topic which demonstrates the epitome of Good Living. They've tackled most of human life, but now the trio turn their attention to the biggest of them all - Scandinavia. Is it a northern utopia? Does it even exist?

Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian, including the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Sam Simmons, winner of Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015 and Will Adamsdale who won the the Perrier Comedy Award in 2004.

Produced by Lianne Coop
An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 19:00 The Archers (b07wby0x)
Rex is back in Ambridge, and Josh is honest with Johnny.

TUE 19:15 Front Row (b07w5y11)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

TUE 19:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07wbm7s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

TUE 20:00 File on 4 (b07wby0z)
Little Brother's Big Secrets

Valued at £80 billion, the UK's junior stock market is hyped as the most successful growth market in the world.

Government incentives - including stamp duty and inheritance tax breaks - mean that more ordinary UK investors are opting for the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Set up in 1995 to allow smaller companies to raise funds, AIM is a less-regulated alternative to its big brother, the main London Stock Exchange.

But it is no stranger to controversy.

Once labelled a "casino" by a senior US regulator due to its lax regulation, the market has been hit by a series of recent high profile scandals.

File on Four asks if this light-touch regulation poses a hidden risk for shareholders and if unscrupulous businesses are exploiting AIM to rip off ordinary British investors?

Producer: Alys Harte
Reporter: Simon Cox.

TUE 20:40 In Touch (b07w5y13)
News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.

TUE 21:00 Inside Health (b07wby11)
Dr Mark Porter presents a series that aims to demystify perplexing health issues.

TUE 21:30 The Anatomy of Rest (b07wbjx8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

TUE 21:58 Weather (b07w5y15)
The latest weather forecast.

TUE 22:00 The World Tonight (b07w5y17)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

TUE 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b07wby13)
The Wonder, Episode 2

A new novel from the bestselling writer of 'Room', and its recent Academy Award nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue's 'Room' a bestseller, 'The Wonder' is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

As read by the Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Drive; The Great Gatsby; Suffragette).

Read by Carey Mulligan
Written by Emma Donoghue
Abridged by Neville Teller
Produced by Gemma McMullan.

TUE 23:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b043xdf0)
Series 3, Breaking Up

Stephen K Amos is joined by comedians Susan Murray, Tom Craine and Josie Long to present a guide to breaking up.

TUE 23:30 The Untold (b07gf4s4)
The Blind Side

Grace Dent follows 21-year-old footballer Brandon Coleman, who is hoping to get his first cap for England.

Brandon is a typical 21-year-old. He's good looking, says "like" a lot, and takes a great interest in girls, and drum and bass music. Then there's football. He loves football. Not just watching, but playing too. His coaches say he's a "freak". They've never seen anyone train as hard as him before. Grace Dent follows him in the run up to England's match against France in May - will Brandon make the grade?

It's been a long road for Brandon to get here. Four years ago, aged 17, he was in and out of work, and getting into trouble. Then, suddenly, his eye sight began to deteriorate. Six weeks later, he was blind. After trying to pretend his situation wasn't real, he eventually enrolled at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford, where he learnt to play football. Just eighteen months later, he's been training with England's blind football team, and if he can make the grade, he'll be getting his first cap for England.

The team suffered a bitter defeat at the euros on their home turf last year - depriving them of a place in this year's paralympics. Brandon's first match will also be the team's first game together since then. England manager, Jonathan Pugh, has to pull the team back together again - and Brandon is part of the plan.

Producer: Polly Weston.


WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2016

WED 00:00 Midnight News (b07w5y2y)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

WED 00:30 Book of the Week (b07wrq9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Tuesday]

WED 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y30)
The latest shipping forecast.

WED 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b07w5y32)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

WED 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y34)
The latest shipping forecast.

WED 05:30 News Briefing (b07w5y36)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

WED 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b07x4z1l)
A short reflection and prayer with Canon Noel Battye.

WED 05:45 Farming Today (b07w5y38)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

Presented by Anna Hill
Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

WED 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03k5c3r)
Sanderling

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the sanderling. Twinkling along the tideline, so fast that their legs are a blur, sanderlings are small waders. It's the speed with which they dodge incoming waves that catches your attention as they run after the retreating waters and frantically probe the sand.

WED 06:00 Today (b07wc11l)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

WED 09:00 Midweek (b07wc11n)
Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests.

WED 09:45 Book of the Week (b07wrqxf)
Another Day in the Death of America, Episode 3

On Saturday 23rd November 2013, ten children were shot dead in the US. The youngest was nine, the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.

Gary Younge picked 23rd November at random, and set out to tell the stories of the lives lost during that single day.

Eleven year old Tyler Dunn spent the day with his friend Brandon [not his real name]. Just before 8.30pm, Brandon walked out of the house with his hands up, wearing red shorts with no shirt or socks, the police telling him to keep his hands where they could see them. He had just called 911 and told them he had shot Tyler.

Who should bear responsibility for the killing? Brandon's father couldn't say for sure how many guns were in the house, or whether any of them were loaded. If Michigan had laws to prevent child-access to guns, would Tyler still be alive?

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Produced by Hannah Marshall
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 10:00 Woman's Hour (b07w5y3b)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

WED 10:41 The Forsyte Saga (b07wc11q)
The Forsytes Returns, Episode 4

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

It's 1926 and the General Strike brings Fleur face to face with her past

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Gemma Jenkins

Today's play marks the start of the sixth novel in the series, Swan-Song.

WED 10:55 The Listening Project (b07wc11s)
Verene and Alastair - Still Part of a Family

Fi Glover with a conversation between a couple whose son was still born and who have found solace in the other children in their lives. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

WED 11:00 Sunni-Shia: Islam Divided (b07w9k71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Monday]

WED 11:30 Josh Howie's Losing It (b07wc11v)
The Plan

Stand-up comic Josh comes to terms with the impending birth of his first child. In the final episode of the series, Josh and his wife Monique's big day finally arrives. Josh has the birth ball and all meditation music but typically, at the crucial moment, disaster strikes.

Written by Josh Howie

Produced by Ashley Blaker
A Black Hat production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 12:00 News Summary (b07w5y3d)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

WED 12:04 Home Front (b07kt27t)
28 September 1916 - Ivy Layton

On this day in 1916, an inquest in Paddington heard a charwoman was killed dusting an unexploded German shell on a mantelpiece, while at the Pleasure Gardens Theatre, a small miracle occurs.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

WED 12:15 You and Yours (b07w5y3g)
Consumer affairs programme.

WED 12:57 Weather (b07w5y3j)
The latest weather forecast.

WED 13:00 World at One (b07w5y3l)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

WED 13:45 A History of the Infinite (b07wc2sv)
The Cosmos

Does space go on for ever? Are there infinitely many stars? These are some of the questions Adrian Moore explores in the eighth episode in his series about philosophical thought concerning the infinite.

With the help of the theories of the Ancient Greeks through to those of modern cosmologists, Adrian examines the central question of whether our universe is finite or infinite.

For most of us, looking up at the stars gives us a sense of infinity but, as Adrian discovers, there is a strong body of opinion which suggests that space is finite, albeit unbounded. This is a difficult idea to grasp, but by inviting us to think of ourselves as ants, astrophysics professor Jo Dunkley attempts explain it.

Adrian also tackles the idea of the expanding universe and the logic that leads cosmologists to argue that it all started with a big bang, and may all end with a big crunch.

Finally, we discover from cosmologist John Barrow how the appearance of an infinity in scientists' calculations sends them straight back to the drawing board. The infinite, which the Ancient Greeks found so troubling, has lost none of its power to disturb.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 14:00 The Archers (b07wby0x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Tuesday]

WED 14:15 Dangerous Visions (b046l7zm)
The Zone, Episode 1

Dangerous Visions - dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias. Trevor Preston's sci-fi crime thriller is set in a world beyond the law. Turner finds himself in the grasp of the criminal elite who control The Zone...and the trade in vital body parts.

Directed by Toby Swift

Trevor Preston trained at the Royal College of Art before embarking on a career in television. He wrote for many of the best dramas of the 1970s and 80s, including Ace of Wands, Callan, The Sweeney, Minder, Out and Fox, for which Trevor received a BAFTA in 1981. His film work includes Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire and the Mike Hodges directed I'll Sleep When I'm Dead with Clive Owen. Trevor has written three radio plays, the first of which, Flaw in the Motor, Dust in the Blood, was shortlisted for the Imison Award and a Mental Health in the Media Award in 2009.

WED 15:00 Money Box (b07wc301)
Money Box Live

Financial phone-in.

WED 15:30 Inside Health (b07wby11)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Tuesday]

WED 16:00 Thinking Allowed (b07wc303)
Sociological discussion programme, presented by Laurie Taylor.

WED 16:30 The Media Show (b07w5y3n)
Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

WED 17:00 PM (b07w5y3q)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

WED 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b07w5y3s)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

WED 18:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b07wc305)
Series 7, Kingston upon Thames

Mark Steel's In Town - Kingston Upon Thames

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 for a seventh series of the award winning show that travels around the country, researching the history, heritage and culture of six towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness, and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

Mark visits The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. He takes a trip on a river boat, rides the longest single truss escalator in the world and spends an evening in and the suburb of New Malden, home to the largest population of South Koreans outside Korea where he samples the delights of Kimchi and sings in a Noraebang.

In this series Mark visits Stockport in Greater Manchester, Colchester in Essex, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, Lynton in North Devon and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Stirling
Producer ... Carl Cooper

This is a BBC Radio Comedy Production.

WED 19:00 The Archers (b07wc4nm)
Emma hopes to clear the air, and Brian has a go at giving marital advice.

WED 19:15 Front Row (b07w5y3v)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

WED 19:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07wc11q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:41 today]

WED 20:00 Reporting Terror: A Dangerous Game (b07wc4np)
A string of terrorist attacks in France and Germany dominated the news agenda in summer 2016. Now, some journalists are asking if their approach needs to change. More than 30 years after Margaret Thatcher famously coined the phrase "the oxygen of publicity" when referring to media coverage of the IRA, the French newspaper Le Monde has pledged to stop publishing photographs of terrorists in an attempt to deny them "posthumous glorification". So should media outlets in the UK and Europe change the way in which they cover terrorism?

The BBC's Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera, and an expert panel of journalists and editors from the UK, France and Germany debate the topic at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London.

They discuss the different considerations journalists have both when reporting live on mass casualty attacks, and on reporting the aftermath. Should the media treat terrorist killings differently to other types of murder? And what's the balance to be struck between reporting terrorism whilst suppressing terrorist propaganda?

Panellists:

Sir Simon Jenkins, Columnist, The Guardian; Editor, The Times (1990-92)

Jonathan Munro, Head of Newsgathering, BBC

Fatima Manji, News Correspondent, Channel 4 News

Amil Khan, Media consultant; Advisor to Syrian Opposition Coalition (2013-14); Middle East Correspondent, Reuters (2003-06)

Sophie Desjardin, Head, French Service, Euronews

Dr Peter Busch, Senior Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King's College London; Senior Broadcast Journalist, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

Chair: Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent, BBC
Producer: Alex Burton.

WED 20:45 Four Thought (b07wc5hh)
The Pull of the Land

Talks with a personal dimension.

WED 21:00 Costing the Earth (b07wby0l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Tuesday]

WED 21:30 Midweek (b07wc11n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 21:58 Weather (b07w5y3x)
The latest weather forecast.

WED 22:00 The World Tonight (b07w5y3z)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

WED 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b07wc5hk)
The Wonder, Episode 3

A new novel from the bestselling writer of 'Room', and its recent Academy Award nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue's 'Room' a bestseller, 'The Wonder' is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

As read by the Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Drive; The Great Gatsby; Suffragette).

Read by Carey Mulligan
Written by Emma Donoghue
Abridged by Neville Teller
Produced by Gemma McMullan.

WED 23:00 The Pin (b07wgj2v)
Series 2, Evolution

Following a hugely successful first series, which drew praise from the likes of David Walliams and Ben Stiller, Alex and Ben are back with their weird twist on the double-act sketch show. Strap in for a 15 minute delve in to a world of oddness performed in front of a live studio audience.

This week, The Pin are out to evolve - which means new features (and new total misunderstandings about how existence works).

About The Pin
The Pin are an award-winning comedy duo, and legends of Edinburgh festival. They deconstruct the sketch form, in a show that exists somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and utterly joyous silliness.

After a sold-out run in Edinburgh, and a string of hilarious performances across BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC 3, Channel 4, and Comedy Central, this is The Pin's debut solo show for Radio 4. Join them as they celebrate, make, collapse and rebuild their jokes, each other, and probably the radio too.

For fans of Adam and Joe, Vic and Bob, and Fist of Fun - a show of absurd offerings from two loveable idiots.

- 'The Pin prove it's still possible to play with the conventions of the medium of sketch comedy.' - The Guardian
- 'Knowing and inventive: a 15 minute blast.' - The Times
- 'The sketches are funny, and made special by Ben Ashenden and Alexander Owen also examining, subverting and reversing familiar tropes. The material is excellent.' - Radio Times
- 'Eviscerating their chosen form completely.' - The Sunday Times
- 'A very classy, very funny show indeed.' - The Telegraph

Producer: Sam Bryant
A BBC Studios Production.

WED 23:15 Bird Island (b043wk17)
Series 2, Episode 3

EPISODE THREE:

Ben, a young scientist working in Antarctica, tries to adapt to the loneliness by keeping a cheery audio diary on his Dictaphone. This week, Graham teaches Ben to abseil and the bathroom lock in the Unit base is broken.

Written by ..... Katy Wix
Produced by ..... Tilusha Ghelani


ABOUT BIRD ISLAND:

An atmospheric comedy about a cheery scientist based in Sub-Antarctica. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alison Steadman and Katy Wix.

On the one hand, Ben is on the trip of a lifetime. On the other, he's trapped in a vast icy landscape with a dodgy internet connection and a dictaphone. Loneliness is something of a problem. So, Ben shares his thoughts with us in the form of an audio 'log'.

His fellow scientist Graham should alleviate this sense of isolation, but the tragi-comic fact is, they are nerdy blokes, so they stumble through yet another mumbled exchange. Not to mention the new arrival Jane, who Ben is even more awkward around, for reasons that aren't entirely clear to him.

Apart from his research studying the Albatross on the Island, Ben attempts to continue normal life with an earnestness and enthusiasm which is ultimately very endearing. We eavesdrop as he chats awkwardly with Graham or Jane, phones his mother or talks to himself, as he often does. We also hear the pings and whirrs of machinery, the Squawks and screeches of the birds and the vast expanse outside. Oh, and ice. Lots of ice.

Bird Island is written by Katy Wix, half of sketch comedy Duo 'Anna and Katy'. Katy is also an actress who stars in 'Miranda', 'Outnumbered' and 'Not Going Out'.

WED 23:30 The Untold (b07m58ff)
The Prison Wedding

Grace Dent tells the story of a white-collar-criminal's pregnant fiancée, trying to organise their prison wedding.

When Veronica's partner - a successful businessman - was sent to prison for what is sometimes called a 'white-collar crime', she was pregnant with his child.

On her first visit to him behind bars, he proposed. At a time of such uncertainty the prospect of marriage was something that kept them united.

But they want the marriage to take place before the birth of the baby - just 9 weeks away. And they're not even sure if it's possible to get married in a prison at all.

Producer: Georgia Catt.


THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2016

THU 00:00 Midnight News (b07w5y5t)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

THU 00:30 Book of the Week (b07wrqxf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Wednesday]

THU 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y5w)
The latest shipping forecast.

THU 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b07w5y5y)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

THU 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y60)
The latest shipping forecast.

THU 05:30 News Briefing (b07w5y62)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

THU 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b07x53b1)
A short reflection and prayer with Canon Noel Battye.

THU 05:45 Farming Today (b07w5y64)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Emily Hughes.

THU 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03bkt5h)
Shore Lark

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Wildlife Sound Recordist, Chris Watson, presents the Shore Lark. Shore Larks are also known as horned larks because in the breeding season the male birds sprout a pair of black crown feathers which look like satanic horns, but at any time of year the adult larks are striking birds. They are slightly smaller than a skylark but with a yellow face, a black moustache and a black band on the chest.

THU 06:00 Today (b07wgkz2)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

THU 09:00 In Our Time (b07wgkz4)
Animal Farm

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Animal Farm, which Eric Blair published under his pen name George Orwell in 1945. A biting critique of totalitarianism, particularly Stalinism, the essay sprung from Orwell's experiences fighting Fascists in Spain: he thought that all on the left were on the same side, until the dominant Communists violently suppressed the Anarchists and Trotskyists, and Orwell had to escape to France to avoid arrest. Setting his satire in an English farm, Orwell drew on the Russian Revolution of 1917, on Stalin's cult of personality and the purges. The leaders on Animal Farm are pigs, the secret police are attack dogs, the supporters who drown out debate with "four legs good, two legs bad" are sheep. At first, London publishers did not want to touch Orwell's work out of sympathy for the USSR, an ally of Britain in WW2, but the Cold War gave it a new audience and Animal Farm became a commercial as well as a critical success.

With

Steven Connor
University of Cambridge

Mary Vincent
University of Sheffield

and

Robert Colls
De Montfort University.

THU 09:45 Book of the Week (b07wrr3v)
Another Day in the Death of America, Episode 4

On Saturday 23rd November 2013, ten children were shot dead in the US. The youngest was nine, the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.

Gary Younge picked 23rd November at random, and set out to tell the stories of the lives lost during that single day.

At around 11.05pm, on the echoey, rank, first-floor stairway of a four-storey walk-up in South Chicago, just around the corner from his home, someone walked up to Tyshon Anderson, shot him in the head, and left. By 11.50pm he was dead. No one knows who killed him.

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Produced by Hannah Marshall
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 10:00 Woman's Hour (b07w5y66)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

THU 10:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07wgkz6)
The Forsytes Returns, Episode 5

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

Fleur is playing a dangerous game when she revisits an old haunt

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Gemma Jenkins.

THU 11:00 From Our Own Correspondent (b07x5mpp)
Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.

THU 11:30 Pony Tales (b07wgkz8)
Pony books are generally considered a rather minor literary genre - pulp-fiction for a certain type of pre-adolescent girl. In spite of being one of the most seriously-rated of authors for young people, Meg Rosoff begs to differ.

She tells the story of her own lifelong passion for pony books and explores the reasons why girls - and some menopausal women - are drawn to them.

In a programme which gallops between the riding stables in Suffolk where Meg used to keep her own horse to a conference on pony books in Cambridge and back to her own book-lined study, Meg considers some of the tired old arguments about ponies as a sort of erotic transitional object for girls and some women. She also looks into them as a form of romantic preparation and an escape into a world of physical freedom.

But this is a programme which takes ponies and pony books far beyond the reading habits of small girls in jodhpurs.

Meg's personal conclusion about the appeal of these books is surprising. She relates the idea of "thoroughness" in riding (a connectedness between horse and rider most often referred to in dressage but essential to all good riding) to her own experience as a writer - with the rider representing the conscious mind and the horse being the far more powerful unconscious. And she links rider, writer and reader in a thought-provoking arc that lifts the very best books in the pony genre to a whole new level.

Meg Rosoff is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the biggest cash prize in the world for a writer of books for children and young people.

Presenter and Producer: Beaty Rubens.

THU 12:00 News Summary (b07w5y68)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

THU 12:04 Home Front (b07kt289)
29 September 1916 - Isabel Graham

On this day in 1916, Lloyd George revealed 'There is no end of the war in sight', and in Folkestone, Isabel Graham summons her resolve.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

THU 12:15 You and Yours (b07w5y6b)
Consumer affairs programme.

THU 12:57 Weather (b07w5y6d)
The latest weather forecast.

THU 13:00 World at One (b07w5y6g)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

THU 13:45 A History of the Infinite (b07wgkzb)
Death and Immortality

In his series on thought about infinity through the centuries, Adrian Moore has considered the topic through the lenses of philosophy, theology and mathematics. Now, as the series reaches the penultimate episode, the focus is firmly on us.

Adrian ponders our finite nature and confronts the question of whether, if we could, we really would want to live for ever. He brings us the Czech composer Janacek's opera, with its eponymous heroine Elina Makropulos. Her father, the court physician, has procured an elixir of life for her but, far from making her eternally happy, her long life has become unbearably tedious.

Some philosophers fully sympathise with Elina Makropulos and celebrate our finite nature. Others lament it. But as Adrian discovers, there is consensus on one point - the fact that one day our life will end doesn't rob it of meaning.

Indeed, it is our very sense of our own finite nature, argues John Cottingham, Professor Emeritus at Reading University, that produces what St Augustine called 'the restlessness of the human heart' - our constant desire to reach out for more.


A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 14:00 The Archers (b07wc4nm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Wednesday]

THU 14:15 Dangerous Visions (b046nxcx)
The Zone, Episode 2

Dangerous Visions - dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias. Trevor Preston's sci-fi crime thriller is set in a world beyond the law. Turner is dragged back into The Zone where his rare abilities place him in great demand but put his life firmly on the line.

Trevor Preston trained at the Royal College of Art before embarking on a career in television. He wrote for many of the best dramas of the 1970s and 80s, including Ace of Wands, Callan, The Sweeney, Minder, Out and Fox, for which Trevor received a BAFTA in 1981. His film work includes Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire and the Mike Hodges directed I'll Sleep When I'm Dead with Clive Owen. Trevor has written three radio plays, the first of which, Flaw in the Motor, Dust in the Blood, was shortlisted for the Imison Award and a Mental Health in the Media Award in 2009.

THU 15:00 Ramblings (b07wgmf4)
Series 34, Hebden Bridge

Clare Balding continues her series of talking to, or about, those who have a real passion for walking. As a teacher, heavily involved with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, Lynn had always known how beneficial it was for young people to get out into the countryside but when she and her partner Jacqueline, adopted three siblings, who had all experienced emotional difficulties, walking took on a new significance. While the three children, all under ten, find it difficult to be in a confined space together, when out walking they become more co-operative, calmer and can begin to enjoy all it means to be a family. They take Clare on one of their favourite walks from their home in Hebden Bridge.
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

THU 15:27 Radio 4 Appeal (b07w5zj2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 on Sunday]

THU 15:30 Open Book (b07w6b80)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

THU 16:00 The Film Programme (b07wgmf6)
Tim Burton

Francine Stock enters Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with Tim Burton. The director reveals why he loves Blackpool so much and why its pleasure beach reflects his state of mind.

THU 16:30 BBC Inside Science (b07w5y6j)
Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world.

THU 17:00 PM (b07w5y6l)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

THU 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b07w5y6n)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

THU 18:30 It's Not What You Know (b07wgmf8)
Series 4, Episode 1

Joe Lycett discovers how well a panel of celebrity guests know their nearest and dearest.

This week Joe probes into the lives of of Holly Walsh, Tim Lovejoy and Nish Kumar.

Production coordinator: Emily Hallett

Producer: Matt Stronge

A BBC Studios production.

THU 19:00 The Archers (b07wgmfb)
Toby is caught out, and Ed takes offence.

THU 19:15 Front Row (b07w5y6q)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

THU 19:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07wgkz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

THU 20:00 The Briefing Room (b07wgmfd)
Quantitative Easing

David Aaronovitch looks at important issues in the news.

THU 20:30 The Bottom Line (b07wgmfg)
Theresanomics

Theresa May has promised a bigger role for the state in business. The previously unfashionable concept of a comprehensive industrial strategy is back on the agenda. There is a new wariness about foreign investment in strategic industries such as electricity generation. Mrs May also wants to see employee representatives on company boards.

Presenter Evan Davis discusses "Theresanomics" with a panel of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.

Guests include:

Elizabeth Corley, vice-chair of Allianz Global Investors
David Pitt-Watson, former Chair of Hermes Focus Funds and co-author of The New Capitalists

Producer: Julie Ball.

THU 21:00 BBC Inside Science (b07w5y6j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 today]

THU 21:30 In Our Time (b07wgkz4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 21:58 Weather (b07w5y6s)
The latest weather forecast.

THU 22:00 The World Tonight (b07w5y6v)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

THU 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b07wgmqy)
The Wonder, Episode 4

A new novel from the bestselling writer of 'Room', and its recent Academy Award nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue's 'Room' a bestseller, 'The Wonder' is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

As read by the Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Drive; The Great Gatsby; Suffragette).

Read by Carey Mulligan
Written by Emma Donoghue
Abridged by Neville Teller
Produced by Gemma McMullan.

THU 23:00 Small Scenes (b03fb925)
Series 1, Episode 2

Symphonious sketch series with Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Sara Pascoe and Henry Paker. This week, we listen in as a pair of long-lost brothers meet for the first time. Elsewhere, a moth runs amok on a submarine and we also meet the world's most literal voiceover artist.

Small Scenes is written by the cast and Benjamin Partridge, with additional material from Jon Lynes and Dan O'Donohue.

Produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer.

THU 23:30 The Untold (b07h6fmk)
I Hope I Get It

Teenagers Mohammed and Jess are both auditioning for the National Youth Theatre - with just a one in ten chance of success.

And the stakes are especially high for them, because they're a couple. Both are desperate to progress with their acting careers: Jess won a drama scholarship to her boarding school, while Mohammed attends a performing arts Academy.

Grace Dent follows their story, from the auditions to the nail-biting wait on results day.


FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2016

FRI 00:00 Midnight News (b07w5y8g)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

FRI 00:30 Book of the Week (b07wrr3v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Thursday]

FRI 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y8j)
The latest shipping forecast.

FRI 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b07w5y8l)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

FRI 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b07w5y8n)
The latest shipping forecast.

FRI 05:30 News Briefing (b07w5y8q)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

FRI 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b07wms0b)
A short reflection and prayer with Canon Noel Battye.

FRI 05:45 Farming Today (b07w5y8s)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

Presented by Charlotte Smith
Produced by Sally Challoner.

FRI 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03k5c8y)
Purple Sandpiper

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the purple sandpiper. On winter beaches, where waves break on seaweed-covered rocks, purple sandpipers make their home. 'Purple' refers to the hint of a purple sheen on their back feathers. They are well camouflaged among the seaweed covered rocks and being relatively quiet, compared to many waders, are easy to overlook.

FRI 06:00 Today (b07wgn7c)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

FRI 09:00 Desert Island Discs (b07w5zs0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]

FRI 09:45 Book of the Week (b07wrr5p)
Another Day in the Death of America, Episode 5

On Saturday 23rd November 2013, ten children were shot dead in the US. The youngest was nine, the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily.

Gary Younge picked 23rd November at random, and set out to tell the stories of the lives lost during that single day.

Samuel Brightmon's shooting was reported in the Dallas Morning News: "Police are investigating after a teenager was fatally shot on Saturday night when walking down the street in Southeast Dallas," the article read. "Police say Samuel Brightmon, 16, and another 16-year-old were walking in the 7300 block of Schepps Parkway around 11 pm when they heard gunshots. As the teens tried to run away, Brightmon was shot and collapsed in the street. Brightmon was taken to Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas where he was pronounced dead. No suspect has been identified."

"That was it," writes Younge. "They didn't have an awful lot to go on. The police report is similarly minimal, adding only that it believed the shooting was not gang-related. There was no profile, no testimony from his school friends or teachers. No sense of who he was, let alone why he was killed. His death was counted. It just didn't count for much."

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Produced by Hannah Marshall
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 10:00 Woman's Hour (b07w5y8v)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

FRI 10:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07wgng1)
The Forsytes Returns, Episode 6

John Galsworthy's epic family saga of love, money and betrayal.
Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna

Feelings are running high at Ascot as the Forsytes gather to watch the family horse in its debut race

Original music composed by Neil Brand

Director ..... Gemma Jenkins.

FRI 11:00 Curvalicious (b07wgng3)
Women from the African-Caribbean community are more likely to be obese compared to their white counterparts. But is this simply a matter of bad diet and exercise or is there more to this growing trend?

Journalist and presenter Bridgitte Tetteh ballooned to dress size 22 at the tender age of 14. She investigates the increasing pressures on women from African and Caribbean communities to pursue a curvy physique and the toll it's having on their health. Will her own experiences shed any light on why so many black women pile on the pounds?

Author and playwright Bonnie Greer and Birmingham City University lecturer Dionne Taylor discuss the cultural and historical factors, and there's frank discussion from both men and women in the community. Bridgitte also meets the white woman willing to undergo plastic surgery to achieve a so-called 'perfect black bottom'. There's discussion of the prevalent health issues with Dr Nkem Ezeilo and a visit to some healthy Caribbean cooking classes in Reading.


A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 11:30 Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice (b05ssqpn)
Episode 4

Comedian Deborah Frances-White was adopted as a baby in Australia and has only recently discovered her true life mother. Now, in the last of the series, Deborah attempts to find her real father.

Unfortunately, her birth mother's recall is none too good and, despite much probing, she seems unable to remember which of her partners could be the true dad.

So, with the voices of Thom Tuck, Alex Lowe and Celia Pacqola, Deborah sets out on one last Google-driven attempt to complete the circle.

Producer: Alan Nixon
A So Television production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 12:00 News Summary (b07w5y8x)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

FRI 12:04 Home Front (b07kt28n)
30 September 1916 - Kitty Lumley

On this day in 1916, the papers carried complaints about British men marrying German women, and in Folkestone, it's a day of secrets and unexpected joy.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Allegra McIlroy.

FRI 12:15 You and Yours (b07w5y8z)
Consumer news and issues.

FRI 12:57 Weather (b07w5y91)
The latest weather forecast.

FRI 13:00 World at One (b07w5y93)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

FRI 13:45 A History of the Infinite (b07wm0l1)
Where Does This Leave Us?

Adrian Moore reaches the end of his journey through two and half millennia of philosophical thought about the infinite.

In the final episode, he comes to the conclusion that his voyage through the worlds of philosophy, theology, mathematics and cosmology has in the end led him to ourselves and our place in the universe.

With the help of writers and philosophers as diverse as Rene Descartes, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Iris Murdoch, Adrian returns to the theme of our finite nature and how that is fundamental to our sense of what is infinite. He considers the relation between the infinite and the transcendent and examines where the desire to look for something beyond ourselves belongs in a secular society.

Throughout the series, Adrian and his cast of philosophers have made connections, performed calculations and looked up at the stars in their attempts to clarify what we mean by the infinite. But, his history tells us, it all comes back to us and how we relate to what surpasses our finite nature.

A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 14:00 The Archers (b07wgmfb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Thursday]

FRI 14:15 Drama (b07wm0l3)
My Heart in Hiding

by Sarah Buckley

Schoolgirl Chloe has been in trouble in the past. She still likes to party but now she talks to God and has a radical plan for her future.

Director: David Hunter.

FRI 15:00 Gardeners' Question Time (b07wm0l5)
Bath

Eric Robson and his panel of experts are at the University of Bath. Matt Biggs, Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw answer the horticultural questions from the audience.

Produced by Dan Cocker
Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 15:45 The Etymology of a Thief (b07wm0l7)
Clare Dwyer Hogg reads her new original short story 'The Etymology of a Thief' for Radio 4.

Clare Dwyer Hogg's first play, FAREWELL, premieredin December 2012 with Stephen Rea's Field Day theatre company, and her second, THIRSTY DUST was one of Field Day's trilogy of newly commissioned plays for Derry~Londonderry City of Culture. Her Afternoon Drama for BBC Radio 4, HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CHILD? was broadcast in June 2015 and an adaption of FAREWELL went out on BBC 3's THE WIRE in March 2013. Clare is also an award-winning journalist; in 2008 she received the Premio Luchetta award for human rights journalism for an article that appeared in the Observer Magazine. Most recently she has been writing for the Independent newspaper. Since 2005, she has also been a contributor on the Robert Elms show, BBC London radio. Clare was part of the 2011 New Playwrights Programme at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Currently she is under commission to Lyric Belfast and Prime Cut.

THE ETYMOLOGY OF A THIEF was written and read by Clare Dwyer Hogg.

Writer ..... Clare Dwyer Hogg
Reader ..... Clare Dwyer Hogg
Producer ..... Michael Shannon
Exec Producer ..... Gemma McMullan.

FRI 16:00 Last Word (b07wm11j)
Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died.

FRI 16:30 Feedback (b07wm11l)
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

FRI 16:55 The Listening Project (b07wm11n)
Jean and Joff - I Didn't Want You to Be from a Broken Home

Fi Glover with a conversation between a mother and son about his childhood and the relief when, 30 years on, she discovers he has only happy memories.
Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

FRI 17:00 PM (b07w5y95)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

FRI 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b07w5y97)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

FRI 18:30 The News Quiz (b07wm6jj)
Series 91, Episode 4

Susan Calman, Frankie Boyle, Baron Finkelstein and Angela Barnes join Chairman Miles Jupp for the latest edition of the long-running satirical quiz of the week's news.

Producer: Paul Sheehan.
A BBC Studios Production.

FRI 19:00 The Archers (b07wm6jt)
Rob asks for a favour, and there is an argument in The Bull.

FRI 19:15 Front Row (b07w5y99)
News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music.

FRI 19:45 The Forsyte Saga (b07wgng1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

FRI 20:00 Any Questions? (b07wm6jy)
Kate Andrews, John Harris, John McDonnell

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Newcastle Under Lyme in Staffordshire with a panel including the news editor of the Institute for Economic Affairs, Kate Andrews, Guardian journalist and author John Harris and the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell.

FRI 20:50 A Point of View (b07wm6k0)
A reflection on a topical issue.

FRI 21:00 Home Front - Omnibus (b07kt28q)
26-30 September 1916

In the week, in 1916, when Lloyd George declared 'there is no end of the war in sight', in Folkestone it's a week of parting, and small miracles.

Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Katie Hims
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

FRI 21:58 Weather (b07w5y9c)
The latest weather forecast.

FRI 22:00 The World Tonight (b07w5y9f)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

FRI 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b07wm6k2)
The Wonder, Episode 5

A new novel from the bestselling writer of 'Room', and its recent Academy Award nominated screen adaptation, Emma Donoghue.

A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and a Dublin journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion.

A magnetic novel written with all the propulsive tension that made Emma Donoghue's 'Room' a bestseller, 'The Wonder' is tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

As read by the Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Carey Mulligan (An Education; Drive; The Great Gatsby; Suffragette).

Read by Carey Mulligan
Written by Emma Donoghue
Abridged by Neville Teller
Produced by Gemma McMullan.

FRI 23:00 Woman's Hour (b07wm6k4)
Late Night Woman's Hour

Late-night conversation presented by Lauren Laverne.

FRI 23:30 Great Lives (b07wby0q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

FRI 23:55 The Listening Project (b07wm6p5)
Julie and Catherine - Running As Therapy

Fi Glover with a conversation between fellow runners about the emotional strength their passion gives them, and the self-esteem it has helped them build. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.



LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

A History of the Infinite 13:45 MON (b07w99dw)

A History of the Infinite 13:45 TUE (b07wbtt1)

A History of the Infinite 13:45 WED (b07wc2sv)

A History of the Infinite 13:45 THU (b07wgkzb)

A History of the Infinite 13:45 FRI (b07wm0l1)

A Point of View 08:48 SUN (b07vwr08)

A Point of View 20:50 FRI (b07wm6k0)

Analysis 20:30 MON (b07w9km7)

Any Answers? 13:30 SAT (b07vjxj0)

Any Questions? 20:00 FRI (b07wm6jy)

Archive on 4 20:00 SAT (b07w5tnh)

Arthur Russell: Vanished into Music 11:30 TUE (b07wbtsz)

BBC Inside Science 16:30 THU (b07w5y6j)

BBC Inside Science 21:00 THU (b07w5y6j)

Bells on Sunday 05:43 SUN (b07w5zhw)

Bells on Sunday 00:45 MON (b07w5zhw)

Beyond Belief 16:30 MON (b07w9jg7)

Bird Island 23:15 WED (b043wk17)

Book at Bedtime 22:45 MON (b07w9nm2)

Book at Bedtime 22:45 TUE (b07wby13)

Book at Bedtime 22:45 WED (b07wc5hk)

Book at Bedtime 22:45 THU (b07wgmqy)

Book at Bedtime 22:45 FRI (b07wm6k2)

Book of the Week 00:30 SAT (b07wb4wp)

Book of the Week 09:45 MON (b07w99dj)

Book of the Week 00:30 TUE (b07w99dj)

Book of the Week 09:45 TUE (b07wrq9v)

Book of the Week 00:30 WED (b07wrq9v)

Book of the Week 09:45 WED (b07wrqxf)

Book of the Week 00:30 THU (b07wrqxf)

Book of the Week 09:45 THU (b07wrr3v)

Book of the Week 00:30 FRI (b07wrr3v)

Book of the Week 09:45 FRI (b07wrr5p)

Broadcasting House 09:00 SUN (b07w5xm2)

Costing the Earth 15:30 TUE (b07wby0l)

Costing the Earth 21:00 WED (b07wby0l)

Curvalicious 11:00 FRI (b07wgng3)

Dangerous Visions 14:15 WED (b046l7zm)

Dangerous Visions 14:15 THU (b046nxcx)

Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice 11:30 FRI (b05ssqpn)

Desert Island Discs 11:15 SUN (b07w5zs0)

Desert Island Discs 09:00 FRI (b07w5zs0)

Drama 21:00 SAT (b07vkf75)

Drama 15:00 SUN (b07w6b7t)

Drama 14:15 MON (b07w9jg1)

Drama 14:15 FRI (b07wm0l3)

Farming Today 06:30 SAT (b07vjxhk)

Farming Today 05:45 MON (b07w5xxq)

Farming Today 05:45 TUE (b07w5y0j)

Farming Today 05:45 WED (b07w5y38)

Farming Today 05:45 THU (b07w5y64)

Farming Today 05:45 FRI (b07w5y8s)

Feedback 20:00 SUN (b07vwhh0)

Feedback 16:30 FRI (b07wm11l)

File on 4 17:00 SUN (b07vs2ny)

File on 4 20:00 TUE (b07wby0z)

Food Chains 00:30 SUN (b047cb03)

Food Programme 12:32 SUN (b07w6b7g)

Food Programme 15:30 MON (b07w6b7g)

Four Seasons 16:30 SUN (b07wr69f)

Four Thought 20:45 WED (b07wc5hh)

From Our Home Correspondent 13:30 SUN (b07w6b7j)

From Our Own Correspondent 11:30 SAT (b07vjxhr)

From Our Own Correspondent 11:00 THU (b07x5mpp)

Front Row 19:15 MON (b07w5xyc)

Front Row 19:15 TUE (b07w5y11)

Front Row 19:15 WED (b07w5y3v)

Front Row 19:15 THU (b07w5y6q)

Front Row 19:15 FRI (b07w5y99)

Gardeners' Question Time 14:00 SUN (b07vwh0p)

Gardeners' Question Time 15:00 FRI (b07wm0l5)

Great Lives 16:30 TUE (b07wby0q)

Great Lives 23:30 FRI (b07wby0q)

Home Front - Omnibus 21:00 FRI (b07kt28q)

Home Front 12:04 MON (b07kt27f)

Home Front 12:04 TUE (b07kt27l)

Home Front 12:04 WED (b07kt27t)

Home Front 12:04 THU (b07kt289)

Home Front 12:04 FRI (b07kt28n)

In Business 21:30 SUN (b07vw5mv)

In Our Time 09:00 THU (b07wgkz4)

In Our Time 21:30 THU (b07wgkz4)

In Touch 20:40 TUE (b07w5y13)

Inside Health 21:00 TUE (b07wby11)

Inside Health 15:30 WED (b07wby11)

It's Not What You Know 18:30 THU (b07wgmf8)

Josh Howie's Losing It 11:30 WED (b07wc11v)

Just a Minute 12:04 SUN (b07vngrk)

Just a Minute 18:30 MON (b07w9jg9)

Last Word 20:30 SUN (b07vwhgy)

Last Word 16:00 FRI (b07wm11j)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:00 TUE (b043xdf0)

Loose Ends 18:15 SAT (b07vjxjd)

Mark Steel's in Town 18:30 WED (b07wc305)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 18:30 TUE (b07wby0v)

Midnight News 00:00 SAT (b07vjxh3)

Midnight News 00:00 SUN (b07w5xf5)

Midnight News 00:00 MON (b07w5xxb)

Midnight News 00:00 TUE (b07w5y06)

Midnight News 00:00 WED (b07w5y2y)

Midnight News 00:00 THU (b07w5y5t)

Midnight News 00:00 FRI (b07w5y8g)

Midweek 09:00 WED (b07wc11n)

Midweek 21:30 WED (b07wc11n)

Money Box 12:04 SAT (b07w5tn9)

Money Box 21:00 SUN (b07w5tn9)

Money Box 15:00 WED (b07wc301)

Moving Pictures 16:00 MON (b07w9jg5)

Natural Histories 21:00 MON (b07vq2c0)

Natural Histories 11:00 TUE (b07wbtsx)

News Briefing 05:30 SAT (b07vjxhc)

News Briefing 05:30 SUN (b07w5xff)

News Briefing 05:30 MON (b07w5xxn)

News Briefing 05:30 TUE (b07w5y0g)

News Briefing 05:30 WED (b07w5y36)

News Briefing 05:30 THU (b07w5y62)

News Briefing 05:30 FRI (b07w5y8q)

News Headlines 06:00 SUN (b07w5xfq)

News Summary 12:00 SAT (b07vjxht)

News Summary 12:00 SUN (b07w5xmk)

News Summary 12:00 MON (b07w5xxz)

News Summary 12:00 TUE (b07w5y0n)

News Summary 12:00 WED (b07w5y3d)

News Summary 12:00 THU (b07w5y68)

News Summary 12:00 FRI (b07w5y8x)

News and Papers 06:00 SAT (b07vjxhf)

News and Papers 07:00 SUN (b07w5xjv)

News and Papers 08:00 SUN (b07w5xkw)

News and Weather 22:00 SAT (b07vjxjj)

On Your Farm 06:35 SUN (b07w5zj0)

Open Book 16:00 SUN (b07w6b80)

Open Book 15:30 THU (b07w6b80)

PM 17:00 SAT (b07vjxj4)

PM 17:00 MON (b07w5xy7)

PM 17:00 TUE (b07w5y0x)

PM 17:00 WED (b07w5y3q)

PM 17:00 THU (b07w5y6l)

PM 17:00 FRI (b07w5y95)

Pick of the Week 18:15 SUN (b07w5xq8)

Poetry Please 23:30 SAT (b07vkf79)

Pony Tales 11:30 THU (b07wgkz8)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 SAT (b07vwtpy)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 MON (b07x4blz)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 TUE (b07x4r0z)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 WED (b07x4z1l)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 THU (b07x53b1)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 FRI (b07wms0b)

Profile 19:00 SAT (b07w5tnf)

Profile 05:45 SUN (b07w5tnf)

Profile 17:40 SUN (b07w5tnf)

Quote... Unquote 23:00 SAT (b07vnglv)

Quote... Unquote 15:00 MON (b07w9jg3)

Radio 4 Appeal 07:54 SUN (b07w5zj2)

Radio 4 Appeal 21:26 SUN (b07w5zj2)

Radio 4 Appeal 15:27 THU (b07w5zj2)

Ramblings 06:07 SAT (b07w565v)

Ramblings 15:00 THU (b07wgmf4)

Reporting Terror: A Dangerous Game 20:00 WED (b07wc4np)

Saturday Live 09:00 SAT (b07vjxhp)

Saturday Review 19:15 SAT (b07vjxjg)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SAT (b07vjxh7)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SUN (b07w5xf9)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 MON (b07w5xxg)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 TUE (b07w5y0b)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 WED (b07w5y32)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 THU (b07w5y5y)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 FRI (b07w5y8l)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SAT (b07vjxh5)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 SAT (b07vjxh9)

Shipping Forecast 17:54 SAT (b07vjxj6)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SUN (b07w5xf7)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 SUN (b07w5xfc)

Shipping Forecast 17:54 SUN (b07w5xp5)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 MON (b07w5xxd)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 MON (b07w5xxl)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 TUE (b07w5y08)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 TUE (b07w5y0d)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 WED (b07w5y30)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 WED (b07w5y34)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 THU (b07w5y5w)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 THU (b07w5y60)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 FRI (b07w5y8j)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 FRI (b07w5y8n)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SAT (b07vjxjb)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SUN (b07w5xps)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 MON (b07w5xy9)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 TUE (b07w5y0z)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 WED (b07w5y3s)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 THU (b07w5y6n)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 FRI (b07w5y97)

Sketchorama 19:15 SUN (b01sdcvs)

Small Scenes 23:00 THU (b03fb925)

Someone Else's Bed 19:45 SUN (b07w6ft7)

Something Understood 06:05 SUN (b07w5zhy)

Something Understood 23:30 SUN (b07w5zhy)

Start the Week 09:00 MON (b07w99dg)

Start the Week 21:30 MON (b07w99dg)

Sunday Worship 08:10 SUN (b07w5zj4)

Sunday 07:10 SUN (b07w5xk3)

Sunni-Shia: Islam Divided 20:00 MON (b07w9k71)

Sunni-Shia: Islam Divided 11:00 WED (b07w9k71)

The Anatomy of Rest 09:00 TUE (b07wbjx8)

The Anatomy of Rest 21:30 TUE (b07wbjx8)

The Archers Omnibus 10:00 SUN (b07w5xm4)

The Archers 19:00 SUN (b07w6c79)

The Archers 14:00 MON (b07w6c79)

The Archers 19:00 MON (b07w9k26)

The Archers 14:00 TUE (b07w9k26)

The Archers 19:00 TUE (b07wby0x)

The Archers 14:00 WED (b07wby0x)

The Archers 19:00 WED (b07wc4nm)

The Archers 14:00 THU (b07wc4nm)

The Archers 19:00 THU (b07wgmfb)

The Archers 14:00 FRI (b07wgmfb)

The Archers 19:00 FRI (b07wm6jt)

The Bottom Line 20:30 THU (b07wgmfg)

The Briefing Room 20:00 THU (b07wgmfd)

The Etymology of a Thief 15:45 FRI (b07wm0l7)

The Film Programme 23:00 SUN (b07vw5mn)

The Film Programme 16:00 THU (b07wgmf6)

The Forsyte Saga 14:00 SAT (b07w5tnc)

The Forsyte Saga 10:45 MON (b07w99dn)

The Forsyte Saga 19:45 MON (b07w99dn)

The Forsyte Saga 10:45 TUE (b07wbm7s)

The Forsyte Saga 19:45 TUE (b07wbm7s)

The Forsyte Saga 10:41 WED (b07wc11q)

The Forsyte Saga 19:45 WED (b07wc11q)

The Forsyte Saga 10:45 THU (b07wgkz6)

The Forsyte Saga 19:45 THU (b07wgkz6)

The Forsyte Saga 10:45 FRI (b07wgng1)

The Forsyte Saga 19:45 FRI (b07wgng1)

The Forum 11:00 SAT (b07wxjl0)

The Kitchen Cabinet 10:30 SAT (b07w5tn5)

The Kitchen Cabinet 15:00 TUE (b07w5tn5)

The Listening Project 14:45 SUN (b07w6b7l)

The Listening Project 10:55 WED (b07wc11s)

The Listening Project 16:55 FRI (b07wm11n)

The Listening Project 23:55 FRI (b07wm6p5)

The Media Show 16:30 WED (b07w5y3n)

The News Quiz 12:30 SAT (b07vwj5l)

The News Quiz 18:30 FRI (b07wm6jj)

The Pin 23:00 WED (b07wgj2v)

The Rest Is History 11:30 MON (b04y9v20)

The Untold 23:30 TUE (b07gf4s4)

The Untold 23:30 WED (b07m58ff)

The Untold 23:30 THU (b07h6fmk)

The World This Weekend 13:00 SUN (b07w5xnk)

The World Tonight 22:00 MON (b07w5xyh)

The World Tonight 22:00 TUE (b07w5y17)

The World Tonight 22:00 WED (b07w5y3z)

The World Tonight 22:00 THU (b07w5y6v)

The World Tonight 22:00 FRI (b07w5y9f)

Thinking Allowed 00:15 MON (b07w94h5)

Thinking Allowed 16:00 WED (b07wc303)

Today 07:00 SAT (b07w5rjq)

Today 06:00 MON (b07w5xxv)

Today 06:00 TUE (b07wbjx5)

Today 06:00 WED (b07wc11l)

Today 06:00 THU (b07wgkz2)

Today 06:00 FRI (b07wgn7c)

Tracks 14:15 TUE (b07wbvmq)

Tweet of the Day 08:58 SUN (b03bkfw4)

Tweet of the Day 05:58 MON (b03dwvx5)

Tweet of the Day 05:58 TUE (b03k5c63)

Tweet of the Day 05:58 WED (b03k5c3r)

Tweet of the Day 05:58 THU (b03bkt5h)

Tweet of the Day 05:58 FRI (b03k5c8y)

UNESCO: 70 Years of Peacekeeping 11:00 MON (b07w99dq)

Unreliable Evidence 22:15 SAT (b07vs3n0)

Voices of... 15:30 SAT (b07vq2c2)

Weather 06:04 SAT (b07vjxhh)

Weather 06:57 SAT (b07vjxhm)

Weather 12:57 SAT (b07vjxhw)

Weather 17:57 SAT (b07vjxj8)

Weather 06:57 SUN (b07w5xj6)

Weather 07:57 SUN (b07w5xkf)

Weather 12:57 SUN (b07w5xn7)

Weather 17:57 SUN (b07w5xpd)

Weather 05:56 MON (b07w5xxs)

Weather 12:57 MON (b07w5xy3)

Weather 21:58 MON (b07w5xyf)

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Weather 21:58 WED (b07w5y3x)

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Weather 21:58 THU (b07w5y6s)

Weather 12:57 FRI (b07w5y91)

Weather 21:58 FRI (b07w5y9c)

Westminster Hour 22:00 SUN (b07w5xsp)

With Great Pleasure 23:30 MON (b07knlh9)

Woman's Hour 16:00 SAT (b07vjxj2)

Woman's Hour 10:00 MON (b07w5xxx)

Woman's Hour 10:00 TUE (b07w5y0l)

Woman's Hour 10:00 WED (b07w5y3b)

Woman's Hour 10:00 THU (b07w5y66)

Woman's Hour 10:00 FRI (b07w5y8v)

Woman's Hour 23:00 FRI (b07wm6k4)

Word of Mouth 23:00 MON (b07vs2h8)

Word of Mouth 16:00 TUE (b07wby0n)

World at One 13:00 SAT (b07wrknx)

World at One 13:00 MON (b07w5xy5)

World at One 13:00 TUE (b07w5y0v)

World at One 13:00 WED (b07w5y3l)

World at One 13:00 THU (b07w5y6g)

World at One 13:00 FRI (b07w5y93)

You and Yours 12:15 MON (b07w5xy1)

You and Yours 12:15 TUE (b07w5y0q)

You and Yours 12:15 WED (b07w5y3g)

You and Yours 12:15 THU (b07w5y6b)

You and Yours 12:15 FRI (b07w5y8z)

iPM 05:45 SAT (b07w5tn3)

iPM 17:30 SAT (b07w5tn3)