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SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2016

SAT 00:00 Midnight News (b081l8dz)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

SAT 00:30 Book of the Week (b081tflt)
The Apple Orchard, Episode 4

Writer Pete Brown follows the cycle of an apple orchard's year to better understand the hand-in-hand history of humanity and our most familiar fruit. From its origins in Kazakhstan, its spread along the old spice roads and into mythology, the apple is now an all-year round supermarket staple.

As the season turns from autumn to winter, Pete discovers the importance of cold dry weather and dormancy in the life cycle of an apple tree; then travels to Herefordshire to learn the careful art of tree pruning.

Written and read by Pete Brown

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

SAT 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b081l8f1)
The latest shipping forecast.

SAT 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b081l8f3)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service. BBC Radio 4 resumes at 5.20am.

SAT 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b081l8f5)
The latest shipping forecast.

SAT 05:30 News Briefing (b081l8f7)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

SAT 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b081tksm)
A short reflection and prayer with the Rev Cheryl Meban.

SAT 05:45 iPM (b081tksr)
Losing love at Hellfire Corner

The programme that starts with its listeners.

SAT 06:00 News and Papers (b081l8f9)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

SAT 06:04 Weather (b081l8fc)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 06:07 Open Country (b081t6xf)
Snowdonia Marathon

Helen Mark follows Snowdonia Marathon and meets some of the people tackling this challenging course. Starting and finishing in Llanberis, the race encircles Wales' highest mountain of Snowdon, and rises to over a thousand feet in places.

Andy John, Bishop of Bangor is taking on the Marathon for the third time, and he describes the sensation from running the course as being lost in the landscape but found in yourself. But he's dreading the twenty-two mile mark when he'll reach the 1200ft climb at Bwlch y Groes or "gap of the cross", before descending back into Llanberis for the finish.

Helen stops at the ten-mile mark to meet Arwyn Owen at Hafod y Llan farm to find out how Hydro-Electric Power is the new cash crop in this rugged environment. She also meets Phil Owen at Llechwedd Caverns to discover how the area became the slate-mining capital of the world. Both Phil's Father and Grandfather worked in the mine, but Phil became a musician and serenades Helen on his ukulele, three hundred feet below the surface.

Helen hands out water and energy gels with volunteers from the Snowdonia Society at the halfway point in Beddgelert and speaks to Margaret Thomas about Esme Kirby, the remarkable woman who set-up the organisation, before returning to Llanberis to greet a weary Andy John as he's crosses the finishing line.

SAT 06:30 Farming Today (b081l8ff)
Farming Today This Week: Agritech, Farm gadgets

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Mark Smalley.

SAT 06:57 Weather (b081l8fh)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 07:00 Today (b08295ry)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

SAT 09:00 Saturday Live (b081l8fk)
Ray Mears

British Bushcraft survival expert and photographer Ray Mears talks to Aasmah Mir and Rev Richard Coles about what draws him to the outdoors.

Charlie McDonnell was the first Video Blogger in the UK to reach one million YouTube subscribers. He explains why he's trying to make science fun.

Saturday Live listener Paula Reid explains why she quit her job to become an Adventurer.

Reporter JP Devlin meets Zucchero, an Italian singer-songwriter most famous in the UK for the duet "Senza Una Donna (Without a Woman)" with Paul Young.

Presenter Matt Baker is currently taking part in the One Show Rickshaw Challenge in aid of BBC Children in Need. He shares his Inheritance Tracks. He has chosen Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by the Sherman brothers

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the winner of BBC Young Musician 2016. He performs live and discusses his musical ambitions, A-Levels and playing football.

Out on the Land by Ray Mears and Lars Fält is out now.
Fun Science by Charlie McDonnell is out now.
Zucchero's new album Black Cat is out now.
The BBC 4 documentary Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of a Maestro, featuring Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his family, will be broadcast 20th November at 8pm.

Producer: Claire Bartleet
Editor: Karen Dalziel.

SAT 10:30 Mark Watson's Inner Child (b08295s0)
Being grown up is boring. Is that the thinking behind the current trend in 'kiddult' activity - where adults play kids' games and generally get in touch with their 'inner child'?

Comedian Mark Watson finds no shortage of evidence for this trend - the programme features adult 'days in the woods' in Corby for grown ups who like climbing trees and making dens, there are playgyms for those who want to dress up or rediscover Lego. We find some women in Bristol who like opening their colouring books in a pub, cafes that serve nothing but the breakfast cereals of your youth, playdays for adults in urban parks, to say nothing of swings and slides and the set of musical see-saws that are currently being enjoyed by adults in Leicester Square.

Mark is out with his own inner child playing 'hedgehogs' with grown ups and sampling the pleasures of a 'board games cafe'.

Philosopher Susan Neiman and Psychologist Oliver James offer their interpretations of this contemporary phenomenon.

Produced by Susan Marling
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

SAT 11:00 Don't Log Off (b084jxk1)
Don't Log Off, Mr President

Alan Dein talks to his Facebook friends across America about the election of Donald Trump. Just hours after the result, Trump and Clinton supporters alike talk passionately about why they voted the way they did - and share their hopes and fears about the future of the United States. Working through the night, Alan tries to understand what the election has revealed about modern America - from California to Tennessee.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.

SAT 11:30 From Our Own Correspondent (b081l8fm)
A Crack in Everything

Kate Adie lets the light in with stories of post-trump shivers in Ireland, with Vincent Woods; Katy Watson describes dejection and keen memories in Mexico; democracy of sorts and state-building in southern Somalia, as witnessed by Alastair Leithead; Searching for a libertarian utopia in the Balkans, with Jolyon Jenkins; and Anand Menon remembers his interrailing years as he takes to the tracks again across a post-Brexit Europe.

SAT 12:00 News Summary (b081l8fp)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SAT 12:04 Money Box (b08295s2)
'Bedroom tax' win

The latest news from the world of personal finance.

SAT 12:30 The Now Show (b081tjhg)
Series 49, Episode 2

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Sarah Kendall, Ellie Taylor, Luke Kempner, Pippa Evans and Dr Tomila Lankina to present the news via topical stand up and sketches.

US election results, Trump, the soothing powers of the word of the year, Putin, and puppets. Just some of the topics up for discussion in this week's episode.

Written by the cast with additional material from Jon Hunter, Jane Lamacraft, Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan and Dan Kiss.

Producer Alexandra Smith

BBC Studios Production.

SAT 12:57 Weather (b081l8fr)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 13:00 News (b081l8ft)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

SAT 13:10 Any Questions? (b081tkm9)
Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Dr Lisa McKenzie, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Emily Thornberry MP

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from the Cambridge Union Society with the Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng, the sociologist and political activist Dr Lisa McKenzie, former senior diplomat and Ambassador to the US Sir Nigel Sheinwald, and the Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP.

SAT 14:00 Any Answers? (b081l8fw)
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. Follow us @bbcanyquestions.

SAT 14:30 Drama (b0532byg)
The African Queen

Samantha Bond and Toby Jones star in a new dramatisation of C.S. Forester's classic World War 1 novel.

Set in 1915, Rose Sayer's work as a missionary comes to an abrupt end when the village she and her brother, Reverend Samuel Sayer, live in is invaded by the German army. Samuel dies of fever and Rose blames the ungodly Germans for having ground him down and frightened off the entire village.

Patriotically, but naively, Rose conceives of blowing up a German warship thus helping the war effort. She convinces cowardly Cockney Charlie Allnut to lend his rickety steam-powered boat, The African Queen, for the cause. He has offered to give Rose a lift in his boat to get away from the village and the Germans, so reluctantly goes along with her plan. If they manage to survive German attacks, rapids, malaria and mechanical mishaps will they be able to survive each other?

The novel, The African Queen by C.S. Forester, was of course the basis for the highly popular Hollywood movie of the same name. Paul Mendelson's dramatisation goes back to the novel re-instating Forester's original ending and giving Charlie his Cockney identity back!

The African Queen
By C. S. Forester; dramatised for radio by Paul Mendelson

Music composed and played by Gary C. Newman
Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

SAT 15:30 Steve Earle's Songwriting Bootcamp (b081lkl6)
Legendary country singer-songwriter Steve Earle unveils the secrets of composing a great song. Every year he runs a four-day intensive training session in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Journalist and aspiring songwriter Hugh Levinson joined around 100 other would-be balladeers to see what they can learn both from Steve and his fellow teacher, Shawn Colvin. Listen in to stories of dreaming, methadone, guns, jail, death and betrayal. All the good stuff.

Producer: Smita Patel.

SAT 16:00 Woman's Hour (b081l8fy)
Marina Abramovic the 'grande dame' of radical performance art, War Widows and what the US presidential result means for women

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week.Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor:Jane Thurlow.

SAT 17:00 PM (b081l8g0)
Saturday PM

Full coverage of the day's news.

SAT 17:30 The Bottom Line (b081tdpm)
The Future of the Car Industry

The future of the car industry. How car manufacturers are joining forces with "ride hailing" companies like Uber and why the future might be driverless. Evan Davis and guests discuss.

Disruptive technology has made seismic changes to several business models: think Apple iTunes and the music industry or Netflix and our television viewing habits. It seems that the car industry might be next. Unlike their predecessors, car manufacturers are joining forces with the technology companies. Google with Ford, Uber with Volvo, General Motors with Lyft, pooling their expertise and resources. Joining Evan Davis on the programme are three guests who will talk about the hopes and fears for the industry and what this will mean for the rest of us.

GUESTS

Georg Ell, Director, Western Europe, Tesla Motors

Matteo de Renzi, CEO, Western Europe, Gett

and

Dr. Eberhard Zeeb, Senior Manager, Function and Software Driving Assistance, Daimler

Producer: Julie Ball.

SAT 17:54 Shipping Forecast (b081l8g2)
The latest shipping forecast.

SAT 17:57 Weather (b081l8g4)
The latest weather forecast.

SAT 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b081l8g6)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SAT 18:15 Loose Ends (b081l8g8)
Sir Cliff Richard, Jane Horrocks, Harry Redknapp, Susan Calman, Clive Anderson, Emma Freud

Clive Anderson and Emma Freud are joined by Jane Horrocks, Harry Redknapp and Susan Calman for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Cliff Richard and Lake Street Dive.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

SAT 19:00 Profile (b08295s5)
Gina Miller

Series of profiles of people who are currently making headlines.

SAT 19:15 Saturday Review (b081l8gb)
Glenda Jackson as King Lear, The Innocents, Linda Grant, Elton John's photographs in Radical Eye, Close to the Enemy

Glenda Jackson returns to the stage after 25 years as an MP to play the title role in King Lear at London's Old Vic Theatre. Is she a frail 80 year old or a commanding presence?
French/Polish film The Innocents is based on a true story about a convent in post-war Poland where the nuns were raped by Soviet soldiers.
Linda Grant's latest novel The Dark Circle tells the story of Lenny and Miriam, two east-enders convalescing in a TB sanatorium in 1940s Kent
The Radical Eye, Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection is the new exhibition at London's Tate Modern. Pinner's favourite son has been purchasing work by the world's leading photographers for more than 2 decades and created one of the leading private collections in the world.
Stephen Poliakoff's Close to the Enemy on BBC TV is set in London immediately after WWII as a special British Army unit tries to turn former Nazi scientists to work for 'us' now

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Rosie Boycott, Melissa Harrison and Ryan Gilbey. The producer is Oliver Jones.

SAT 20:00 Archive on 4 (b08295s7)
No Platform

The NUS policy of 'No Platform', which blocks members of six proscribed organisations speaking on university campuses, has been the subject of a huge amount of debate recently. Similarly, the related issue of establishing so-called 'safe spaces' within universities, which results in speakers being blocked because their opinions might offend or upset members of the student population, has been widely discussed, with many commentators suggesting the creation of a new generation gap opening up between middle-aged graduates concerned about free speech on campus and younger students who say this older group is out of touch with a politics more concerned with identity than class. As Professor Andrew Hussey explores in this programme, in fact both 'No Platform' and 'Safe Spaces' were created by that older generation, having been born out of the student politics movements of the 1970s and 1980s, and while they were primarily concerned with keeping the violent message of the far right away from campus, they also saw many other speakers either barred from talking or angrily shouted down. Hussey will hear how no platforming, made official NUS policy in 1974, took its inspiration from the disruptive methods of anti-fascist campaigners in the 1930s. Having examined this history, Hussey will set about (with help from contributors including David Aaronovitch, Kaite Welsh and Richard Brooks from the NUS) examining whether there has indeed been a shift in recent times, making the current incarnations of 'no platform' and 'safe spaces' a real danger, as many have suggested, to free speech on University campuses. Along the way he'll consider archive both recent and dating back to the 70s/80s, and examine what for him is one of the most troubling aspects of this whole debate - the use of 'safe spaces' as an excuse to barrack and intimidate speakers through the employment of the 'heckler's veto'.

SAT 21:00 Drama (b081tpw0)
Watership Down, Episode 1

Richard Adams' award-winning novel from 1972. Fearful that their home in Sandleford Warren is to be destroyed, a band of rabbits begins an epic and perilous journey to Watership Down.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins
Directed by Marc Beeby

Watership Down was Richard Adams' first novel and began life as improvised stories told to his two young daughters. Once published it became hugely successful, and won its author the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal.

SAT 22:00 News and Weather (b082qxb8)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4, followed by weather.

SAT 22:15 The Reith Lectures (b081lkkj)
Kwame Anthony Appiah: Mistaken Identities, Culture

The philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah says the idea of "Western civilization" or "Western culture" is a mistaken one and that we should abandon it.

He uncovers the history of the idea from its roots at the time of the Crusades to its modern incarnation in the second half of the 20th century. However, we have very little culturally in common with our forebears in say the England of Chaucer's time. And indeed much of the knowledge supposedly at the heart of Western civilisation was actually transmitted via Islamic scholarship. No-one, he argues, can claim exclusive ownership of culture. "The values European humanists like to espouse belong just as easily to an African or an Asian who takes them up with enthusiasm as to a European," he says.

The lecture is recorded in front of an audience at New York University in Appiah's adopted home city. The series is presented and chaired by Sue Lawley

The producer is Jim Frank.

SAT 23:00 Round Britain Quiz (b081ldd2)
Programme 2, 2016

(2/12)
Tom Sutcliffe welcomes the teams from the North of England and the South of England to the book-lined room for their first clash of the 2016 season. Both teams include members taking part in Round Britain Quiz for the first time. Bestselling writer and BBC 6Music broadcaster Stuart Maconie joins novelist Adele Geras on the North of England team, while for the South the author and columnist Marcus Berkmann is joined for the first time by comedian Paul Sinha.

As always, the questions test their powers of lateral thinking as well as their general knowledge. Knowing the names of legendary Kings of Britain, cities in the Rocky Mountains and characters from Russian ballet is one thing, but connecting them is quite another - as the teams discover.

As always, the programme includes ingenious question ideas from Round Britain Quiz listeners, and Tom will be setting another teaser puzzle to think about before the next edition.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

SAT 23:30 Gone for a Burton (b081n8mj)
"These are the wild geographies of yeast..." Poet Jean Sprackland visits the breweries and tap-rooms of her home town, Burton-upon-Trent, to write a radio poem about the centuries-old art of brewing, and its rich linguistic legacy. She talks to brewers, beer-drinkers, coopers and landladies about Burton's place in brewing history, and the recent flowering of microbrewers and micropubs in the town.

Produced by Emma Harding.


SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2016

SUN 00:00 Midnight News (b08295xq)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

SUN 00:30 Annika Stranded (b0495t6p)
Series 2, Sub Zero

Annika Strandhed is a leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police. Her neuroses - and she has a few - are mostly hidden by a boisterous manner and a love of speedboats. As fictional Scandinavian detectives go, she's not as astute as Sarah Lund or Saga Norén, perhaps, but probably better company.

In this second series of stories by Nick Walker - commissioned specially for Radio 4 - Annika is learning to juggle the demands of policing the Oslofjord with a new challenge. Namely, single motherhood.

Episode 2 (of 3): Sub Zero
A woman is found, killed by a falling icicle. But Annika believes this was no accident.

Nick Walker is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Blackbox and Helloland. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4, including Arnold In A Purple Haze (2009), the First King of Mars stories (2007 - 2010), the Afternoon Drama Life Coach (2010) and the stories Dig Yourself (2011) and The Indivisible (2012). The first series of Annika Stranded was broadcast in 2013.

Reader: Nicola Walker

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08295xw)
The latest shipping forecast.

SUN 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08295xy)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service. BBC Radio 4 resumes at 5.20am.

SUN 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08295y2)
The latest shipping forecast.

SUN 05:30 News Briefing (b08295y4)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

SUN 05:43 Bells on Sunday (b08297pk)
Westminster Abbey

This week's Bells on Sunday for Remembrance, which comes from Westminster Abbey. The Company of Ringers there goes back as far as 1255, when the Abbey possessed five bells. The current ten were hung by the Whitechapel foundry in 1971 and they have a Tenor weighing thirty and a quarter hundred weight tuned to D. We hear the bells ringing Stedman Caters, half muffled at one stroke. This involves a leather pad being strapped to one side of the clapper, an arrangement used on solemn occasions such as this Remembrance Sunday.

SUN 05:45 Profile (b08295s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]

SUN 06:00 News Headlines (b08295y6)
The latest national and international news.

SUN 06:05 Something Understood (b08295y8)
Rumi

Jalal ad-Din Rumi was a thirteenth century Persian poet, theologian and Sufi mystic, whose influence as a writer extended throughout central and southern Asia. Eight hundred years later it extends worldwide. He has been described as the most popular poet in the United States and he is still revered by many in the East.

Mark Tully assesses his contemporary popularity with Coleman Barks, one of Rumi's pre-eminent American translators and asks why Rumi resonates with so many people of so many nationalities and faiths.

In a programme featuring music from all over the world and readings of some Rumi's great passionate masterpieces, he presents a portrait of the founder of the Mevlevi Order - also known as the Whirling Dervishes.

The readers are Paapa Essiedu and Emma Pallant.

Presenter: Mark Tully
Producer: Frank Stirling

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 06:35 On Your Farm (b0829dcj)
Milk for Baristas

Lancashire dairy farmer Joe Towers and his family have gone into business with London based baristas to create a milk brand for coffee. Shaun and Rebecca Young reckon it's crazy that baristas and coffee fans spend all their time talking about the provenance of the bean and how long it's roasted for, but not the milk that goes into so much coffee. He approached thirty different farmers before he and Joe hit it off.

Caz Graham meets Joe and Shaun for the ultimate latte.

SUN 06:57 Weather (b08295yb)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 07:00 News and Papers (b08295yd)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

SUN 07:10 Sunday (b08295yg)
Representatives of the UK's faith communities will be joining veterans and dignitaries for this year's Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph. William Crawley speaks to Qari Asim, senior Imam at Leeds Makkah Mosque, who will be laying a wreath on behalf of Britain's Muslims.

For many of the soldiers on the frontline during the First World War, the Bible they were issued with offered spiritual comfort. As Hazel Southam reports, one bible did more than that. It saved a life.

Why did so many Evangelical Christians, white Catholics, Mormons and Protestants vote to elect Donald Trump as the next US President? Author and theologian, Jim Wallis and Charmaine Yoest from the conservative Christian organisation, American Values, debate.

How do America's Muslims feel about their future under a Donald Trump presidency? Zainab Chaudry of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Saba Ahmed, president and founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, share their views.

Terry Waite speaks to Sunday about a new collection of poems, memories and reflections called 'Out of the Silence', to mark the 25th anniversary of his release from captivity in Beirut.

A survey conducted for the Chief Rabbi suggests a quarter of Jewish workers are wary of talking openly about their faith at work and some have difficulty getting time off for important religious festivals. Kevin Bocquet reports.

British Sikh Ravi Singh talks about the documentary, 'The Selfless Sikh: Faith on the Frontline' which follows his journey to northern Iraq, a month before the battle for Mosul, to help 400 Yazidi families.

Producers:
Dan Tierney
Catherine Earlam

Series producer:
Amanda Hancox

Picture courtesy of Bible Society/Clare Kendall.

SUN 07:54 Radio 4 Appeal (b0829dcl)
Bendrigg Trust

Jamie Andrew makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Bendrigg Trust.

Registered Charity Number 508450
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 'Bendrigg Trust.'
- Cheques should be made payable to 'Bendrigg Trust.'.

SUN 07:57 Weather (b08295yj)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 08:00 News and Papers (b08295yl)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

SUN 08:10 Sunday Worship (b08295yn)
From Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with members of the Royal British Legion. This year the mainly expatriate Parisian members of the Legion gather not only to remember and give thanks for all those who gave their lives in two world wars, but especially to mark the Battle of the Somme which raged for 141 days a century ago in 1916. They also gather at a time when Paris is remembering the terrible tragedy of the Bataclan concert hall massacre one year ago. With a choir gathered by the Royal School of Church Music in Paris. Leader: The Revd Canon Alyson Lamb; Preacher: The Bishop to Her Majesty's Forces, Nigel Stock. Producer: Andrew Earis.

SUN 08:48 A Point of View (b081tkmc)
The Trump Card

Roger Scruton assesses some of the reasons behind Donald Trump's victory.

And he asks why many who intended to vote for Donald Trump would not have confessed to their intention.

"They wanted change," writes Scruton. "A change in the whole agenda of government".

SUN 08:58 Tweet of the Day (b03tht5z)
Chough

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

John Aitchison tells the story of the chough. Our healthiest chough populations are in Ireland, southwest and north Wales and western Scotland. The last English stronghold was in Cornwall and Choughs feature on the Cornish coat of arms. Even here they became extinct until wild birds from Ireland re-colonised the county in 2001. Now the birds breed regularly on the Lizard peninsula.

SUN 09:00 News and Papers (b083d26y)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

SUN 09:15 The Archers Omnibus (b08295ys)
Toby has a new toy, and Rob is forced to rethink.

SUN 10:30 Ceremony of Remembrance from the Cenotaph (b0829dcn)
Jonathan Dimbleby sets the scene in London's Whitehall for the solemn ceremony when the nation remembers the sacrifice made by so many in the two world wars and in other more recent conflicts.

The traditional music of remembrance is played by the massed bands. After the Last Post and Two Minutes Silence, Her Majesty the Queen lays the first wreath on behalf of nation and commonwealth, before the Bishop of London leads a short Service of Remembrance. During the March Past, both veterans and those involved in recent conflicts throughout the world share their thoughts.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

SUN 11:45 One to One (b052j0tr)
John Harris talks to Prof Simon Baron-Cohen

John Harris of The Guardian talks to autism specialist, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.

John is known for having two consuming passions: music and politics - and luckily he's developed a career that revolves round both. But five years ago, he acquired a third area of expertise and curiosity: autism.

His son James was born in 2006 and, when he was 3, it was discovered he was autistic. For John and his partner, the next two or three years passed in a blur of educational therapy, tussles with officialdom, James's successful entry to a mainstream school, and reading: lots and lots of it.

In these two editions of One to One, John talks to people who can give him greater insight into the condition and to discover how we can all become more accepting of it and those who are affected by it.
In this first programme, John talks to Simon Baron-Cohen, a professor at Cambridge University in psychology and psychiatry, and also the director of the University's Autism Research Centre. Over more than thirty years, his work has made a huge contribution to an increasingly nuanced, sophisticated understanding of autism, and helped a lot of people, including John.

Producer: Lucy Lunt.

SUN 12:00 News Summary (b08295yv)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SUN 12:04 The Unbelievable Truth (b081lddb)
Series 17, Episode 6

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

John Finnemore, Frankie Boyle, Jeremy Hardy and Lucy Porter are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as spies, fire, Norfolk and The Beatles.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 12:32 Food Programme (b0829dcq)
Cooking clubs in Basqueland

Spain's Basque region exerts a powerful influence on global cuisine, Dan Saladino finds out why. Heston Blumenthal and writer Harold Mcgee provide insights into this food culture.

SUN 12:57 Weather (b08295yx)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 13:00 The World This Weekend (b08295yz)
Global news and analysis.

SUN 13:30 Who Are You Again? (b07hj65h)
Every day Mary Ann Sieghart blanks friends and colleagues in the street - some people think she is the rudest woman they know. She also claims to be the 'worst lobby correspondent in the world'.

She has prosopagnosia, more commonly known as face blindness. Sufferers have problems perceiving or remembering faces. It's thought around 1 in 50 of us has the condition- the chances are you or someone you know will have it - but many people don't even realise they have it.

Stephen Fry and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt are two of the well known people who have the condition and here they share how they've found ways of coping with it to get by in their careers.

In extreme cases, some sufferers don't recognise family members or even their own reflection. Concerns are rising that it could lead to issues in security, justice and misdiagnoses. Psychologists and psychiatrists are trying to learn more about the condition and its effects, calling for it to be recognised formally and screened for in schools and in jobs.

Mary Ann has long dreamed of a solution - could technology or even hormonal treatments help improve her ability? Or will the best solution simply be to make people more aware?

Presented by Mary Ann Sieghart
Produced in Bristol by Anne-Marie Bullock.

SUN 14:00 Gardeners' Question Time (b081thlv)
West Midlands

Eric Robson and the panel are in the West Midlands. Answering the questions this week are Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Christine Walkden.

Produced by Dan Cocker
Assistant producer: Hester Cant

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 14:45 The Listening Project (b0829dcs)
Sunday Omnibus: Nature's Inspiration

Fi Glover introduces conversations about nature's magical sights and sounds, whether experienced on foot, in a boat, or in the pursuit of art, 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 (b0829dcv)
Watership Down, Episode 2

Part 2

Richard Adams' award-winning novel from 1972. The rabbits have found a new home on Watership Down but to ensure the warren's future they must now confront the terrifying General Woundwort.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins
Directed by Marc Beeby.

SUN 16:00 Open Book (b0829dcx)
Margaret Drabble, Louis de Bernieres, Literary prizes, Wyl Menmuir on fictional islands

Mariella Frostrup talks to the novelist, biographer and critic Dame Margaret Drabble about her latest book The Dark Flood Rises, which questions our ideas about aging and dying. Mariella also discusses the inaugural Parliamentary Book Awards,which are voted on by the Parliamentarians themselves. Writer Wyl Menmuir takes us on a tour of some of his favourite fictional islands and Louis de Bernieres reveals the book he'd never lend - a poignant family heirloom.

SUN 16:30 Voices of the Earth (b082l8m3)
Andrew Motion uses interviews with scientists and environmentalists to form the basis of a new series of poems that address the subject of climate change.

He writes, "what is happening to our planet and its creatures it a question that should keep us all awake at night. I've responded to it here by writing a series of collaborate poems by talking to people who deal with this question everyday."

Andrew spoke to scientists and environmentalists on the front line of climate change, including Ellie Owen, Conservation Scientist at the RSPB; Fisherman Sandy Patience; David Barbour and Mark Wynn from the Highlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation; Marine Ecologist Professor Lloyd Peck and Palaeoclimatologist Dr. Liz Thomas, at the British Antarctic Survey.

He then wrote a series of collaborative poems based on these conversations. He says, "What emerged in the end was a swirl of voices. A story that has no single clear narrative line, but offers instead a succession of utterances linked by similar preoccupations."

Here the interviews and poems are set side by side, which in turn provides an illustration of how one becomes the other and creates a unique audio poem addressing one of the most disquieting subjects of our time.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.

SUN 17:00 File on 4 (b081lkn6)
London Calling

With the Government claiming to lead the way in plans to crack down on global corruption, how come so little is being done in Britain to tackle the vast sums of money allegedly laundered through the UK by corrupt foreign officials and international crime gangs?

Allan Urry investigates claims that not enough is being done by the UK to tackle the laundering of corrupt assets or to assist nations who ask for help in getting their money back. The programme also hears complaints that British law enforcement is refusing to investigate cases.

Reporter: Allan Urry
Producer: David Lewis.

SUN 17:40 Profile (b08295s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]

SUN 17:54 Shipping Forecast (b08295z1)
The latest shipping forecast.

SUN 17:57 Weather (b08295z3)
The latest weather forecast.

SUN 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08295z5)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

SUN 18:15 Pick of the Week (b08295z7)
Peter Curran

Peter Curran chooses his BBC Radio highlights.

SUN 19:00 The Archers (b0829dcz)
Tony needs a favour, and Kate's efforts are assessed.

SUN 19:15 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto (b01s4szd)
Series 5, Episode 5

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas takes his People's Manifesto to Manchester, with policies on low-cost housing, happier train carriages and novel road safety techniques. Produced by Colin Anderson.

SUN 19:45 Natural Histories: Short Stories (b0829dd1)
Series 2, Face to Face with the Real Me, by Fay Weldon

In Fay Weldon's new story, Sally Anne, Beauty Queen and Trophy Wife, comes face to face with her true self in the Natural History Museum, in the form of a pygmy seahorse, a Hippocampus bargibanti disguised as a fan coral. Sally Anne's out walking her 3-year old son, the nanny having just run off with her husband..
Read by Fay Weldon.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

SUN 20:00 More or Less (b081tjh4)
US Election Explored

On Tuesday Americans went to the polls for a number of House races and to choose the next President of the United States. We go behind the numbers to explore the election map. Who voted, and for which candidate? And what does it tell us?

Stray Cats
Are there nine million stray cats in the UK? If so, this would significantly out-number the 7.4m pet cats in the country. We were highly sceptical of this number and by using statistics we explain why it can’t be true.

Oliver Hart interview
The Nobel memorial prize in economics was recently awarded to Oliver Hart. He talks to Tim Harford about his work on incomplete contracts. He explains how people drawing up a contract to work together can never foresee every eventuality – and what can be done about it.

Puzzles
Alex Bellos explains the history behind the fashion in broadcasting for setting brain teasers for the public. Plus – we set our own brain teaser for to work out.

Image: Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton on the campaign trail. Photo credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty

SUN 20:30 Last Word (b0829dlw)
Leonard Cohen, Lt Col Robert Montgomery MC, Janet Reno, Sir Jimmy Young

Matthew Bannister on

The singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. He was accused of depressing a generation, but many found his songs inspiring.

Lieutenant Colonel Bob Montgomery - the explosives expert who played a leading role in a daring Commando raid on the port of Saint Nazaire during the second world war.

Janet Reno - the US Attorney General General under President Bill Clinton - she dealt with many controversial issues, including the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals.

Sir Jimmy Young. For thirty years his mixture of news and music entertained and informed millions on Radio 2.

Producer: Neil George.

SUN 21:00 Money Box (b08295s2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:04 on Saturday]

SUN 21:26 Radio 4 Appeal (b0829dcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 today]

SUN 21:30 Analysis (b081lf8d)
How Did We Save the Ozone Layer?

On 30 June this year, a study was released in one of the world's top scientific journals. It explained how a group of scientists who had been measuring the amount of ozone in the stratosphere had made a startling observation: the hole in the ozone layer had shrunk. Here, they said, was the first clear evidence that the ozone layer had begun to heal. So how did this happen?

Helena Merriman tells a story that involves dogged scientific endeavour, the burgeoning green movement of the 1980s and the signing of what has been described as the most successful treaty ever created.

Producers: Lucy Proctor and Hannah Sander.

SUN 22:00 Westminster Hour (b08295z9)
Weekly political discussion and analysis with MPs, experts and commentators.

SUN 23:00 The Film Programme (b081tdpf)
Napoleon and I

Historian Kevin Brownlow tells Francine Stock about his 50 year quest to restore Abel Gance's silent masterpiece Napoleon to its five and half hour glory, and why the search for missing scenes still continues even though the film is about to be released on DVD for the very first time.

Composer Carl Davis takes us through his score, which borrows freely from the work of Beethoven, who dedicated his 3rd Symphony to Napoleon, only to regret it later.

SUN 23:30 Something Understood (b08295y8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:05 today]


MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2016

MON 00:00 Midnight News (b0829614)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

MON 00:15 Thinking Allowed (b081qyxk)
Evangelicals - Troubled families

Evangelicals in London: Laurie Taylor talks to Anna Strhan, Lecturer In Religious Studies at the University of Kent, about her study of the everyday lives of members of a conservative, evangelical Anglican church at the heart of the modern city. How do they navigate work and faith in a largely secular society? They're joined by Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion, at Lancaster University

Also, 'troubled families': Tracy Shildrick, Professor of Sociology at Leeds University, draws on interviews with different generations of deeply disadvantaged families who are often blamed for their multiple problems, including poverty.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

MON 00:45 Bells on Sunday (b08297pk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:43 on Sunday]

MON 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b0829616)
The latest shipping forecast.

MON 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b0829618)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

MON 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b082961b)
The latest shipping forecast.

MON 05:30 News Briefing (b082961d)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

MON 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b083gp2v)
A short reflection and prayer with the Rev Cheryl Meban.

MON 05:45 Farming Today (b082961g)
Second home ownership, Food safety, Worm research

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Sally Challoner.

MON 05:56 Weather (b082961j)
The latest weather forecast for farmers.

MON 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03bkc26)
Redwing

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 Redwing. The soft thin 'seep' calls of redwings as they fly over at night are as much a part of autumn as falling leaves, damp pavements and the smoke of bonfires. In winter up to a million redwings pour into our islands, most of them from Scandinavia and Iceland.

MON 06:00 Today (b082961n)
News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

MON 09:00 Start the Week (b082fgt0)
Island Mentality

On Start the Week Amol Rajan considers the making of the British landscape and an island mentality. The President of the Royal Geographical Society Nicholas Crane looks back over the last 12 millennia to understand how we have shaped our habitat but also how the landscape has shaped our lives. Madeleine Bunting travels through the Hebrides to see what the furthest reaches of these isles can tell us about the country as a whole. David Olusoga re-tells the story of the relationship between Britain and the people of Africa, which reaches back to the Romans, to demonstrate how black history has shaped our world, and the poet Imtiaz Dharker reflects on displacement and belonging.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

MON 09:45 Book of the Week (b082fgt2)
Fear, Episode 1

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has been a member of the SAS, and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.

In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has overcome it so successfully.

He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Produced by David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 10:00 Woman's Hour (b082961q)
Cosmetic Surgery

In our recent 70th Anniversary poll of women, 32% said that they would consider having cosmetic surgery. Women under 35 are most enthusiastic, with 45% saying it is something they would consider. So why is cosmetic surgery so appealing to the young? What does that tell us about the way women feel about their bodies? And is it something that feminists can consider doing? Melanie speaks to Joan Smith, Angela Neustatter and Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor.

After the PIP breast implant scandal in 2010 the cosmetic surgery industry was dubbed the "wild west" with little protection for women undergoing procedures. A government review in 2013 recommended a raft of changes but three years on we ask what has happened? A GP who sat on the review panel says she believes her time was wasted. Why is it taking so long for improvements to happen? Melanie speaks to surgeon Rajiv Grover, Dr Rosemary Leonard and campaigner Jan Spivey.

France is warning women about a rare form of cancer which has been found in some women with breast implants. But although there have been cases of the lymphoma BIA-ALCL found in the UK there are no formal written warnings about it for women having breast augmentation here. We find out what women need to know about this rare cancer. Melanie speaks to Dr Suzanne Turner and Charlie Fouracres.

Presenter: Melanie Abbott
Producer: Laura Northedge.

MON 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b082fgt4)
Children in Need: D for Dexter, Episode 1

Skye and Dexter are back in this heart-breaking, heart-warming and award-winning serial, one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need Appeal on Radio 4.

Skye knows Dexter needs a proper breakfast, but there's no milk and Mum hasn't got a pound. So it's cornflakes with water, again. Or toast. With no spread.

Skye is thirteen, and she's growing up. Dexter's four. They live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire. They've been back with Mum, Jak, for a while now, because she doesn't drink any more, except loads of coffee and coke. Jak doesn't cook either, and she's never hungry. The only thing Skye misses about school is the free dinners, but she doesn't go very often because she likes to keep an eye on Dexter. Sometimes she thinks about the time they were in foster care. The foster carers were really annoying but they were always cooking. And Dexter was always eating.

Then Jak announces she's having a night out. She's going to the Psychic Supper at the Centre. Skye doesn't care what the spirits will say but she'd like to know what's for supper.

This year's story was developed with the help of Can Cook, an organisation that receives funding for specific projects from BBC Children in Need.

Writer...Amanda Whittington
Music by Black Sabbath, performed by...Tom Constantine

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

MON 11:00 The Untold (b082fgt6)
The Search for Bru

Rob Lawrie first met four year old Bru and her father when he volunteered at the Calais jungle. He ended up on trial in a French court after being arrested trying to get the girl to her relatives in Leeds. With the jungle demolished his search to find out what's happened to them takes him to the streets of Paris.

There are thousands of refugees sleeping rough in Paris and as the police step up their efforts to clear the makeshift camps from the streets, Rob Lawrie focuses on the Afghan refugees, finding out what's been happening to them and also whether they know where Bru and her Dad have ended up.

The Untold first reported on Rob Lawrie's work with the refugees earlier this year, with listeners alongside him as he awaited trial in France. He was given a suspended sentence following his attempt to smuggle Bru across the border in his van. He had been taking donations of clothes to the Calais jungle and her father had begged him to take the little girl to relatives living close to his own home in Leeds.

Listeners moved by the story sent in money and letters of support for Bru and her Dad, who described their long trek to safety after fleeing Afghanistan. In Paris Rob hears from many others who have made that same journey, including Ali, who lost his leg in a Taliban bomb blast. He describes being wedged into a small gap under a lorry and travelling for 36 hours just inches from the ground. He, along with so many others, are now waiting to see what happens next as Europe wrestles with the growing refugee crisis.

MON 11:30 The Rivals (b082fgt8)
Series 4, The Secret of Dunstan's Tower

By Ernest Bramah.

Dramatised By Chris Harrald.

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. Lestrade enlists the help of the brilliant blind detective Max Carrados when he is asked to help a woman who believes that an old prophecy is foretelling her death. In 1662 a fierce quarrel lead to the fatal wounding of Sir Philip Belmont by Henry Ainsworth who owned Dunstan's Tower. Before Sir Philip died he prophesied that when blood appeared on the steps of the grand staircase of Dunstan's Tower, then one of the Ainsworth family had a week to live. Blood has now appeared on the steps and the present Lady Ainsworth is awaiting her death.

Producer: Liz Webb.

MON 12:00 News Summary (b082961v)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

MON 12:04 In Therapy (b082fgtb)
Series 2, John 2

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets John. He is a retired railway worker who has always been closely involved with union affairs. In a previous meeting he has told Susie that he loves her, now he has come to some conclusions about his future.

All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of the highly acclaimed Jerusalem) and radio producer Kevin Dawson. The client profiles have been given to the actors who have learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop on the most intimate of exchanges.

To help us with our understanding of the process, Susie Orbach commentates on what is happening in the room, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
John: Peter Wight
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 12:15 You and Yours (b082961x)
Consumer affairs programme.

MON 12:57 Weather (b082961z)
The latest weather forecast.

MON 13:00 World at One (b0829621)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

MON 13:45 Voices of the First World War (b082fgtd)
Sheffield and the Somme

The return of the archive series tracking the development of the First World War through the recollections of those who were there.

Sheffield and the Somme: Dan Snow looks at the impact of the Battle of the Somme on the Pals battalion raised in Sheffield, and on the city itself, through the recollections of a surviving soldier in the Sheffield City Battalion and two people who were schoolchildren at the time. They recall the lists of dead in the newspapers, the frequent announcements in school assemblies of older brothers who had been killed, and the sight of the many returning wounded on the streets.

MON 14:00 The Archers (b0829dcz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Sunday]

MON 14:15 Drama (b063zx18)
Silk: The Clerks' Room, Episode 1

By Mick Collins

Following the cuts to Legal Aid the pressure is mounting on Shoe Lane barristers' chambers. Head Clerk Billy Lamb (Neil Stuke) anticipates that they are on the brink of financial collapse and makes a desperate bid to secure work from an unscrupulous solicitor. But his wheeler-dealing creates unease in the Shoe Lane clerks' room and he soon finds himself at loggerheads with his star-performing barrister Rose Parker (Alex Tregear).

The drama series is inspired by the BBC One legal drama Silk and features the same core cast and characters from the TV show's clerks' room: Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Amy Wren and John Macmillan.

As Billy Lamb would have it known, the Clerks' Room is the epicentre of everything that happens in a successful set of chambers like Shoe Lane. Barristers' clerks act as their agents; they get the cases, distribute the work, and can make or break careers. To some, they're a gang of wide-boys with an inflated sense of their own importance. To others, they're an essential pillar that dates back to the beginnings of the Inns of Court.

The television show Silk is created by Peter Moffat.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

MON 15:00 Round Britain Quiz (b082fjk3)
Programme 3, 2016

(3/12)
Tom Sutcliffe welcomes the only two teams who haven't yet appeared in the current series, as Stephen Maddock and Rosalind Miles of the Midlands take on Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney of Northern Ireland.

They'll need all their ingenuity to connect Parisian sculptures with heavy metal music, Bond villains with American vice-presidents, and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea with Handel.

Tom Sutcliffe will be on hand to award and deduct points according to how much help they've needed in working out the answers. He'll also be supplying the answer to the teaser question he set for the audience last week.

A slightly longer version of today's programme is available as a podcast.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

MON 15:30 Food Programme (b0829dcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:32 on Sunday]

MON 16:00 Short Cuts (b082fjk5)
Series 10, Borderlands

Josie Long explores uncertain territory - from a micronation to the porous borders between dreams and reality.

We hear from Prince Michael of Sealand, the head of state in an unrecognised micronation that sits in the North Sea, and the doctor who's documenting the dreams of the dying.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 16:30 Digital Human (b082fjk7)
Series 10, Lol

Aleks Krotoski explores life in the digital world. What makes us laugh and why? And when so much of the web is there to tickle our funny bone, does anyone ever laugh out loud?

MON 17:00 PM (b0829628)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

MON 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b082962f)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

MON 18:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (b082fjk9)
Series 66, Episode 1

The 66th series of Radio 4's multi award-winning 'antidote to panel games' promises yet more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The series starts its run at the Charter Hall in Colchester where regulars Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined on the panel by Pippa Evans, with Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano. Producer - Jon Naismith. It is a BBC Studios production.

MON 19:00 The Archers (b082fjkc)
Lynda rolls up her sleeves, and Susan needs everyone looking their best.

MON 19:15 Front Row (b082962h)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

MON 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b082fgt4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

MON 20:00 Out of the Ordinary (b082fjkf)
Liberland

Jolyon Jenkins reports on one man's attempt to create a new nation - a libertarian utopia - in what he says is unclaimed land between Serbia and Croatia. He has money and supporters, and half a million people have signed up for citizenship.

But it's not been easy for Vít Jedlicka, Czech politician and president of "Liberland". Since he planted his flag on these marshy 7 square kilometres on the banks of the Danube in 2015, his supporters have been arrested, fined and jailed. He himself has been barred from entering Croatia. Neither Croatia nor Serbia seem to want to claim the territory, but that doesn't mean they want a zero tax libertarian enclave with no gun laws sitting between them.

Jedlicka is not deterred though. He keeps up a busy schedule of international conferences, has appointed a full cabinet, and is busy opening embassies and bestowing proto-ambassadorships around the world.

Jolyon Jenkins joins him as he and his foreign minister try to get back into Croatia and visit the territory he would eventually like to call home.

Producer: Jolyon Jenkins.

MON 20:30 Analysis (b082fjkh)
Brexit: What Europe Wants

How political forces in other countries will shape any future UK-EU deal.

As a younger man, Anand Menon spent a care-free summer Inter-railing around Europe. Some decades later, and now a professor of European politics, he's taking to the rails again - this time with a more specific purpose. While British ministers squabble over what they want for a post-Brexit UK, less attention is paid to the other 27 countries in the negotiations. Each can veto any long-term deal between Britain and the European Union. And each, critically, has its own politics to worry about. Professor Menon visits four European countries where politicians will face their electorates next year. What forces will decide their political survival? And how will those forces shape the EU's future relationship with the UK?

Producer: Simon Maybin.

MON 21:00 Natural Histories (b081lkl2)
Raven

Our relationship with ravens can be traced back many thousands of years. According to Norse mythology the god Odin had two ravens named Huginn (meaning 'thought') and Munnin (meaning 'memory'). He would send them out each day to fly around the world and then return to perch on his shoulders and tell him of what they had seen and heard. With its black colouration, croaking calls and diet of carrion, the raven has long been considered a bird of ill omen , but this over-simplifies our relationship with these highly successful birds as Brett Westwood discovers when he eavesdrops on their conversations at night, meets a man who has reared a raven and talks to a scientist who has long been fascinated by their powers of intelligence. Ravens are more like us than you might like to think. Producer Sarah Blunt.

MON 21:30 Start the Week (b082fgt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

MON 21:58 Weather (b082962q)
The latest weather forecast.

MON 22:00 The World Tonight (b082962s)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

MON 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b082fk47)
The Power, Episode 1

A historical novel - written 5000 years in the future.

We meet Roxy, a tough London girl from an underworld family; Tunde, a young Nigerian man who is studying to be a photo-journalist; Allie, a mixed-race girl from Jacksonville whose foster parents use their religion to hide some very dark practices; Margot, an ambitious New England politician and her troubled daughter, Jocelyn.

Their world is much like ours until The Day Of The Girls.

Teenage girls now find they have an electrical power coursing through them - they can harm at will, cause excruciating pain and even death.

"As it is written: 'She cuppeth the lightning in her hand. She commandeth it to strike.'"

This is the power. And it changes everything.

Episode 1:
Roxy is 14 years old - she is one of the first. In Lagos, Tunde witnesses the event which will soon become known as The Day Of The Girls.

The author, Naomi Alderman, won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006 and in 2007 she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, as well as being selected as one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. In 2012 and 2013 she was mentored by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Also in 2013, she was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Writers. The Power is her fourth novel. Naomi lives in London.

Written by Naomi Alderman
Reader: Adjoa Andoh
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 23:00 A Bleeding Shame (b07glw8b)
Half of us have them, human existence depends on them, but we don't like to talk about them! From the 'The curse' to visits of Aunt Flo, euphemisms for periods reflect a range of attitudes from embarrassment to fear. Jane Garvey discovers how the stigma surrounding menstruation is being challenged in science, sport, education and comedy.

Former tennis player Annabel Croft, comedian Jenny Éclair, sports physiologist Richard Burden, Roisin Donnelly from Procter and Gamble, Period Positive campaigner Chella Quint and a group of teenagers, all provide their thoughts on the importance of being able to talk about menstruation.

Produced by Jane Reck
An Alfi Media production for BBC Radio 4.

MON 23:30 Today in Parliament (b082fjkk)
Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.


TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2016

TUE 00:00 Midnight News (b082966c)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

TUE 00:30 Book of the Week (b082fgt2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Monday]

TUE 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b082966f)
The latest shipping forecast.

TUE 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b082966h)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

TUE 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b082966k)
The latest shipping forecast.

TUE 05:30 News Briefing (b082966n)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

TUE 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b083gpnk)
A short reflection and prayer with the Rev Cheryl Meban.

TUE 05:45 Farming Today (b082966r)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

TUE 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03k279n)
Fieldfare

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

Chris Packham presents the fieldfare. Fieldfares are thrushes, and very handsome ones. They have slate-grey heads, dark chestnut backs and black tails and their under parts are patterned with arrows. Although birds will stick around if there's plenty of food available, fieldfares are great wanderers and are quick to move out in freezing conditions.

TUE 06:00 Today (b082fkx6)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

TUE 09:00 The Life Scientific (b082hfw9)
Lynne Boddy on Fungi

Fungi are responsible for rotting fruit, crumbling brickwork and athlete's foot. They have a mouldy reputation; but it's their ability to destroy things that enables new life to grow. 90% of all plants depend on fungi to extract vital nutrients from the soil. And it's probably thanks to fungi that the first plants were able to colonize land 450 million years ago. Professor Lynne Boddy shares her passion for fungi with Jim Al-Khalili and describes some of the vicious strategies they use to defend their territory. Direct strangulation and chemical weapons; it's all happening underground.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

TUE 09:30 One to One (b082hfw3)
Miranda Rae is a single mum with a young son who is 9 years old. Life is far from easy for any single parent, but in this programme Miranda meets mother-of-three, Josephine Pepper, who found herself on her own with 3 children under the age of three, when her husband died of cancer. Despite her grief at the death of her husband, Josephine's story is one of remarkable courage, resilience and joy in her children and in life itself. Producer Sarah Blunt.

TUE 09:45 Book of the Week (b082hfw5)
Fear, Episode 2

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has been a member of the SAS, and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.

In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has overcome it so successfully.

He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph analyses his own fear of heights - despite being a highly accomplished mountaineer.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Produced by David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 10:00 Woman's Hour (b082966v)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

TUE 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b082hg37)
Children in Need: D for Dexter, Episode 2

By Amanda Whittington.
Something bad happened to Jak at the Psychic Supper last night, but she won't say what. Skye wishes she could give Dexter mashed banana and porridge for breakfast like he had at the foster-whatevers, but there's only cornflakes and still no milk.
Maybe you can eat cornflakes like crisps?

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

TUE 11:00 Natural Histories (b082hg39)
Fly Agaric

Brett Westwood seeks out the magical mushroom fly agaric, with its red cap and white spots. Its story is entwined with Father Christmas, Alice in Wonderland and the founding of religion itself. The mushroom's hallucinogenic properties and its appearance in fairy tales make it the most evocative of all British fungi.
Brett goes into the woods with River Cottage forager John Wright and talks to Richard Miller and Patrick Harding about its surprising importance in human culture. With readings by Claire Skinner.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

TUE 11:30 The Sound of Soweto (b082hg3c)
In a two part series Thabiso Mohare explores the musical life of Soweto, South Africa's largest and most famous township, which sprawls over a large area outside Johannesburg. From 1905 onwards Soweto housed migrant black workers and black people forcibly removed from their homes in the city under the Apartheid government, so drew in people, cultures, languages and traditions from all over the country, and became a hotbed of black culture. Townships were supposed to feel isolated - tribal separation was encouraged, while urban mixedness and hybrid cultures were legislated against, but in Soweto (an acronym of South West Townships), certain kinds of music represented defiance against the provincial existence imposed by the apartheid machine, and jazz in particular remained a symbol of black urbanity and of the political influence of black Americans. The unique neighbourhood of Sophiatown in Johannesburg, a mixed area with a vibrant jazz scene, was one of the communities partly dispersed to Meadowlands, Soweto when Sophiatown was razed during the Apartheid era to make way for white housing, but the love of music, and what it represented, survived through clubs and jazz appreciation societies.

In the first programme Johannesburg-based poet Thabiso Mohare looks at the musical heritage of the area, and talks to Sowetan musicians including Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, Sibongele Khumalo and Jonas Gwangwa, about the intersection in their lives of music and politics, and their memories of streets filled with a rich mix of sounds from gramophones and radios to church choirs, workers choirs, and bands playing music from jazz, mbaqanga and soul to rock.

TUE 12:00 News Summary (b082966x)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

TUE 12:04 In Therapy (b082hg3f)
Series 2, Helen

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets Helen. She's a 30 year old lawyer who has recently had treatment for early stage breast cancer.

All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of the highly acclaimed Jerusalem) and radio producer Kevin Dawson. The client profiles have been given to the actors who have learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop on the most intimate of exchanges.

To help us with our understanding of the process, Susie Orbach commentates on what is happening in the room, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Helen: Vanessa Kirby
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 12:15 You and Yours (b082966z)
Call You and Yours

Consumer phone-in.

TUE 12:57 Weather (b0829671)
The latest weather forecast.

TUE 13:00 World at One (b0829673)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

TUE 13:45 Voices of the First World War (b082hg3h)
Cowardice

Gertrude Farr heard about her husband Harry Farr's execution for cowardice in October 1916 by letter, and was never given any more details of the circumstances surrounding his death, apart from by the vicar who had attended his shooting, who revealed that Harry had refused to be blindfolded. Gertrude and her daughter reveal the effect Harry's execution had on their lives and the stigma that was attached to such a death, while two former soldiers talk about why they think such punishments were necessary. Narrated by Dan Snow.

TUE 14:00 The Archers (b082fjkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Monday]

TUE 14:15 Drama (b0640mxx)
Silk: The Clerks' Room, Episode 2

By Mick Collins

A rift at Shoe Lane causes prosecution to be pitted against defence, with Billy Lamb and his deputy John Bright vying for control of the clerks' room. Junior barrister Amy Lang risks becoming a pawn in their game as John makes promises that he can't keep.

As Head Clerk Billy Lamb (Neil Stuke) would have it known, the Clerks' Room is the epicentre of everything that happens in a successful set of chambers like Shoe Lane. Barristers' clerks act as their agents; they get the cases, distribute the work, and can make or break careers. To some, they're a gang of wide-boys with an inflated sense of their own importance. To others, they're an essential pillar that dates back to the beginnings of the Inns of Court.

The dramas feature the same core cast and characters from the TV show's Clerks' Room: Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Amy Wren, John Macmillan.

The television show Silk is created by Peter Moffat.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

TUE 15:00 Cinema's Secret History (b082hg3l)
The Script Supervisor

Episode 1: The Script Supervisor

Film presenter Antonia Quirke reports from the set of the new Richard Eyre film The Children Act to examine the essential and often undervalued role of script supervisor. She talks with Susanna Lenton about her work and responsibilities in managing continuity for this movie including the movements of actors, props and set dressing during a scene.

Another modern day script supervisor Karen Jones whose film credits include Stage Beauty and Rush explains to Antonia some of the bizarre tasks and unique skills required to work in this area of film, along with her relationship with actors and directors and how the demands of the job envelope her life.

In the early days of Cinema the script supervisor was usually called the script girl as the role was mainly associated with women. Antonia meets with Britain's most famous script girl Angela Allen whose credits boast major films such as The African Queen and The Third Man and working with Marilyn Monroe and Clarke Gable.

Antonia also travels to Paris to meet with Allen's French equivalent Sylvette Baudrot whose career started in 1950 on the Jean Cocteau film Orpheus and is still working, providing continuity assistance for the latest Roman Polanski movie.

In film work today a director will rewind his material very quickly to take a look digitally in the camera at who was standing where and who was doing what. In the old days of actual film, this was impossible. It was all in the script girl's head. As Antonia discovers they were, in their own way very powerful and over the years many of the leading directors have come to rely heavily on them.

Producer: Stephen Garner.

TUE 15:30 Costing the Earth (b082hg9g)
Cruising: A Dirty Secret

A new cruise ship terminal is planned for Greenwich. Enderby Wharf will bring holiday makers right into the heart of the UK's capital city.

Greenwich is an existing pollution hotspot. Heavy traffic from nearby Trafalgar Road and the Blackwall Tunnel mean that air quality limits are frequently breached. Bringing a cruise ship into the area will further exacerbate the problem, increasing traffic bringing goods and services to the terminal.

Residents have raised concerns that visiting ships would burn 700 litres of diesel an hour whilst in dock. That's the equivalent of over 650 HGV lorries idling in an already polluted part of the city. At least 9000 Londoners already die prematurely each year as a result of breathing dirty air.

Southampton is a city built around its docks and so Tom Heap visits the Solent to find out how bad air pollution from cruise ships can be and asks what can be done by the industry to cut down on harmful emissions when the ships are in berth.

Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts.

TUE 16:00 Law in Action (b082hg9j)
Joint Enterprise and Homicide Law

Legal magazine programme presented by Joshua Rozenberg.

TUE 16:30 A Good Read (b082hg9l)
Michael Grade and Gia Milinovich

Harriett Gilbert talks about beloved books with television executive Michael Grade and science presenter Gia Milinovich. Talk spirals away from books to cricket and apartheid, and the true beauty of science.. Michael's choice is Basil D'Oliveira by Peter Oborne, Gia's is Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman and Harriett picks We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

TUE 17:00 PM (b0829675)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

TUE 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b0829677)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

TUE 18:30 Clare in the Community (b082hg9n)
Series 11, Fight Them on the Beaches

Episode 1 - Fight Them On The Beaches

Clare is in charge of a day at the seaside for some elderly residents of the estate. They turn out to be a bit more feisty than the Sparrowhawk team were expecting, which makes it tricky for Clare to impress her new student, Cilla. Back at home, Brian is coaching Nali for a musical audition.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production.

TUE 19:00 The Archers (b082hg9q)
Shula surprises Elizabeth, and Anisha gives her opinion on Bartleby.

TUE 19:15 Front Row (b0829679)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

TUE 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b082hg37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

TUE 20:00 After Cathy (b082hg9s)
Fifty years ago, the groundbreaking film "Cathy Come Home" shocked Britain by revealing the desperate state of housing and its human implications. Fifty years on, Sarah Montague hears the harrowing personal stories that lie behind today's headlines.

This documentary follows three homeless people over the course of this year: Stewart Parkinson - a once successful businessman, now in a homeless hostel in High Wycombe; Brian Davey - a folk singer in Leeds, struggling with alcoholism, and Zahra (not her real name) - a homeless teacher with two children in London.

"Cathy Come Home" broke many boundaries in its gritty, realistic documentary style, shot on hand-held 16mm cameras. "After Cathy" captures a similar sense of authenticity today...in place of the 16mm film, audio recorded on the mobile phones of the people in our documentary.

The detail of the day-to-day lives of these three people, as told in some powerful audio diaries, is - at times - starkly grim. It's a story of fear, violence, individuals worn down by an inhuman system - but there's some remarkable human spirit.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

TUE 20:40 In Touch (b082967c)
News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.

TUE 21:00 All in the Mind (b082hg9v)
Claudia Hammond presents a series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

TUE 21:30 The Anglo-Irish Century (b079rfwz)
It's Good to Talk

In the final programme of Diarmaid Ferriter's four part series looking at the last hundred years of Anglo-Irish History the story moves from the darkest days of the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland by way of the Sunningdale agreement, the false dawns of Margaret Thatcher's era, the Downing Street Declaration and the Good Friday peace process.
Diarmaid speaks to several of those involved in that process including former First Minister of Northern Ireland Lord David Trimble, Northern Ireland's current Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, former Prime Minister Sir John Major and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
They talk about the challenge of establishing trust, the importance of personal relationships between the leaders involved and the sheer weight of history carried by Her Majesty The Queen in visiting Ireland in 2011. And Bertie Ahern reveals exclusively his role in the organisation of that visit.

Producer: Tom Alban.

TUE 22:00 The World Tonight (b081l82p)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

TUE 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b082wb5m)
The Power, Episode 2

A historical novel - written 5000 years in the future.

We meet Roxy, a tough London girl from an underworld family; Tunde, a young Nigerian man who is studying to be a photo-journalist; Allie, a mixed-race girl from Jacksonville whose foster parents use their religion to hide some very dark practices; Margot, an ambitious New England politician and her troubled daughter, Jocelyn.

Their world is much like ours until The Day Of The Girls.

Teenage girls now find they have an electrical power coursing through them - they can harm at will, cause excruciating pain and even death.

"As it is written: 'She cuppeth the lightning in her hand. She commandeth it to strike.'"

This is the power. And it changes everything.

Episode 2:
Tunde's phone-shot video goes viral and chaos and panic spread. In Jacksonville, Allie stands up to her foster-father.

The author, Naomi Alderman, won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006 and in 2007 she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, as well as being selected as one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. In 2012 and 2013 she was mentored by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Also in 2013, she was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Writers. The Power is her fourth novel. Naomi lives in London.

Written by Naomi Alderman
Reader: Adjoa Andoh
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

TUE 23:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b080tynb)
Pretending & Sandwiches

The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar.

Episode 1 - Pretending & Sandwiches

Alexei explores his impulse to pretend and love of sandwiches. Along the way he reveals the little known origin of the prawn cocktail, debunks the myth that the Earl of Sandwich was the first person to put a bit of meat between two slices of bread and discusses the hidden depths of Taylor Swift.

Written and performed by Alexei Sayle
Original music and lyrics by Tim Sutton
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.

TUE 23:30 Today in Parliament (b082hg9x)
Sean Curran reports from Westminster.


WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2016

WED 00:00 Midnight News (b082httv)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

WED 00:30 Book of the Week (b082hfw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Tuesday]

WED 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b082hvwb)
The latest shipping forecast.

WED 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b082hvwd)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

WED 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b082hwnv)
The latest shipping forecast.

WED 05:30 News Briefing (b082hwnx)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

WED 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b083gqss)
A short reflection and prayer with the Rev Cheryl Meban.

WED 05:45 Farming Today (b082hwnz)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Mark Smalley.

WED 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.

WED 06:00 Today (b082hwv0)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

WED 09:00 Midweek (b082hy9p)
Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests.

WED 09:45 Book of the Week (b082hy9r)
Fear, Episode 3

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has been a member of the SAS, and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.

In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has overcome it so successfully.

He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph looks back at the fears that haunted him while a schoolboy at Eton.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Produced by David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08296bg)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

WED 10:41 15 Minute Drama (b082hy9t)
Children in Need: D for Dexter, Episode 3

By Amanda Whittington.
Dean is back, snaking his way around Jak. This time he's brought a dog with him, a staffie called Riley. But Skye prefers horses and she can't stop thinking about Boy and his makeshift stable up on the rec.

And there's still nothing for Dexter's breakfast.

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

WED 10:55 The Listening Project (b082hy9w)
Nicole and Alison - Living with Cancer

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who share a history of cancer and the fear of its return. 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 Out of the Ordinary (b082fjkf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Monday]

WED 11:30 Gloomsbury (b05xq6z7)
Series 3, Relishing the Gentleman

Having declared that she would rather die than take any of Lady Utterline's advice, Vera has decided to open her garden to the public.

Ginny and Lionel have come down to help without realising that Vera is planning to dress up as a man (to avoid being recognised), so that she can indulge in a secret liaison with Venus, who is planning to dress up as a Russian Fortune Teller - Mrs Pullova.

And all of this charade just to deceive Henry.

But from the moment Vera asks Ginny and Lionel to be co-conspirators in her plot by luring Henry away from the garden party, things start to go wrong.

Eventually, Henry finds out about the clandestine meeting in the fortune teller's tent and - despite an unwanted furore when the police arrive to arrest DH Lollipop for selling the vicar his pornographic novel (Lady Hattersley's Plover) - Henry manages to put a stop to Vera and Venus's elopement.

Produced by Jamie Rix
A Little Brother production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 12:00 News Summary (b08296bn)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

WED 12:04 In Therapy (b082hygd)
Series 2, Jo

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets with out of work actress Jo, who is struggling to cope.

All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of the highly acclaimed Jerusalem) and radio producer Kevin Dawson. The client profiles have been given to the actors who have learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop on the most intimate of exchanges.

To help us with our understanding of the process, Susie Orbach commentates on what is happening in the room, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Jo: Sinead Matthews
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 12:15 You and Yours (b08296bq)
Consumer affairs programme.

WED 12:57 Weather (b08296bs)
The latest weather forecast.

WED 13:00 World at One (b08296bv)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

WED 13:45 Voices of the First World War (b082hygg)
Tanks

The very first appearance of tanks during the war was at an attack on the German held village of Flers in September 1916. It was not as successful as hoped, but British soldiers who witnessed their approach, and those who drove them into the village (before they broke down), describe how they could see their potential in future. Drawing on interviews in the sound archives of the IWM and the BBC, and narrated by Dan Snow.

WED 14:00 The Archers (b082hg9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Tuesday]

WED 14:15 Drama (b0641bpt)
Silk: The Clerks' Room, Episode 3

By Mick Collins

Time is running out for Billy Lamb as he struggles to save Shoe Lane. With days remaining for him to secure a guaranteed income, his only option is to force the hand of an unscrupulous solicitor. But where will he find the leverage? A suspicious alibi in a GBH trial provides a clue.

As Head Clerk Billy Lamb (Neil Stuke) would have it known, the Clerks' Room is the epicentre of everything that happens in a successful set of chambers like Shoe Lane. Barristers' clerks act as their agents; they get the cases, distribute the work, and can make or break careers. To some, they're a gang of wide-boys with an inflated sense of their own importance. To others, they're an essential pillar that dates back to the beginnings of the Inns of Court.

The dramas feature the same core cast and characters from the TV show's Clerks' Room: Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Amy Wren, John Macmillan and Jessica Henwick.

The television show Silk is created by Peter Moffat.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.

WED 15:00 Money Box (b082hzzc)
Money Box Live: Power of Attorney - Your Questions Answered

A power of attorney is a means of granting legal permission for one or more people to manage and make financial decisions on your behalf when you are unable to. It can be temporary or permanent and the rules surrounding how it works and what it covers can vary in different parts of the UK.

Whether you're considering setting up a power of attorney, or if you manage one but are having problems exercising it with a bank or building society, we'd like to hear from you. Send your questions, experiences or views by e-mail now to moneybox@bbc.co.uk.

From 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday 16 November you can also call 03700 100 444, standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply.

WED 15:30 All in the Mind (b082hg9v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Tuesday]

WED 16:00 Thinking Allowed (b082hzzf)
Sociological discussion programme, presented by Laurie Taylor.

WED 16:30 The Media Show (b08296c2)
Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

WED 17:00 PM (b08296c5)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

WED 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08296c7)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

WED 18:30 The Brig Society (b082hzzh)
Series 4, Newspaper Editor

Extra! Extra! Brigstocke starts own newspaper shock! Read all about it on Radio 4! Plus we reveal the headline of the year that you'll never get to read.

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to sort out the press as he plunges headfirst into the contents of the great British newspaper and comes up smelling of Daily Mail.

Helping him to hold the front page will be Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Colin Hoult ("Derek").

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell. The show is produced by Marcus's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler who also produces Marcus's appearances as the inimitable Giles Wemmbley Hogg, as well as programmes including Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, The Castle and John Finnemore's Double Acts.

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 19:00 The Archers (b082j06s)
Helen worries for Henry, and Adam has high hopes.

WED 19:15 Front Row (b08296cc)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

WED 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b082hy9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:41 today]

WED 20:00 Moral Maze (b082j0gg)
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk. With Michael Portillo, Mona Siddiqui, Anne McElvoy and Matthew Taylor.

WED 20:45 Four Thought (b082j0gj)
Change for the Better

Katz Kiely argues that we should all learn to better manage change.

Katz has advised governments, companies and international bodies on managing change. She says she is always surprised by how many organisations still adopt a top-down model of managing change, and she makes the case for a radically different way of doing so.

Producer: Giles Edwards.

WED 21:00 Costing the Earth (b082hg9g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Tuesday]

WED 21:30 Midweek (b082hy9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

WED 21:58 Weather (b08296cg)
The latest weather forecast.

WED 22:00 The World Tonight (b08296cj)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

WED 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b082wd2s)
The Power, Episode 3

A historical novel - written 5000 years in the future.

We meet Roxy, a tough London girl from an underworld family; Tunde, a young Nigerian man who is studying to be a photo-journalist; Allie, a mixed-race girl from Jacksonville whose foster parents use their religion to hide some very dark practices; Margot, an ambitious New England politician and her troubled daughter, Jocelyn.

Their world is much like ours until The Day Of The Girls.

Teenage girls now find they have an electrical power coursing through them - they can harm at will, cause excruciating pain and even death.

"As it is written: 'She cuppeth the lightning in her hand. She commandeth it to strike.'"

This is the power. And it changes everything.

Episode 3:
After many days on the run, Allie finds a new home. Roxy takes revenge and Tunde reports on riots in Saudi Arabia.

The author, Naomi Alderman, won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006 and in 2007 she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, as well as being selected as one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. In 2012 and 2013 she was mentored by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Also in 2013, she was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Writers. The Power is her fourth novel. Naomi lives in London.

Written by Naomi Alderman
Reader: Adjoa Andoh
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

WED 23:00 Dr John Cooper Clarke at the BBC (b082j0gl)
In the O-Zone Zone

The Bard of Salford performs a mixture of classic and previously unheard poems, recorded at the BBC's Radio Theatre in London.

Episode 3 - In the O-Zone Zone

Set List:

Majorca
Dekko Beach
I Mustn't Go Down to the Sea Again
Nation's Ode to the Coast

Written and performed by Dr John Cooper Clarke
Introduction by Johnny Green
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.

WED 23:15 Jigsaw (b04fzfy7)
Series 2, Episode 2

Award-winning stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema combine their talents to piece together a rapid-fire and surreal sketch show.

Produced by Colin Anderson.

WED 23:30 Today in Parliament (b082j0gn)
Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.


THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2016

THU 00:00 Midnight News (b08296hk)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

THU 00:30 Book of the Week (b082hy9r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Wednesday]

THU 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08296hm)
The latest shipping forecast.

THU 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08296hr)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

THU 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08296ht)
The latest shipping forecast.

THU 05:30 News Briefing (b08296hw)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

THU 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b083gpsn)
A short reflection and prayer with the Rev Cheryl Meban.

THU 05:45 Farming Today (b08296hy)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Sally Challoner.

THU 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03x45lf)
Snow Goose

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

Bill Oddie presents the snow goose. Snow geese breed in the Canadian Arctic and fly south in autumn to feed. Their migrations are eagerly awaited and the arrival of thousands of these white geese with black-wingtips is one of the world's great wildlife spectacles. Here, on the opposite side of the Atlantic, snow geese are seen every year, often with flocks of other species such as white-fronted geese. Snow geese are commonly kept in captivity in the UK, and escaped birds can and do breed in the wild. So, when a white shape turns up amongst a flock of wild grey geese, its origins are always under scrutiny.

THU 06:00 Today (b082j0n9)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

THU 09:00 In Our Time (b082j2q2)
Justinian's Legal Code

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas brought together under Justinian I, Byzantine emperor in the 6th century AD, which were rediscovered in Western Europe in the Middle Ages and became very influential in the development of laws in many European nations and elsewhere.

With

Caroline Humfress
Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews

Simon Corcoran
Lecturer in Ancient History at Newcastle University

and

Paul du Plessis
Senior Lecturer in Civil law and European legal history at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh

Producer: Simon Tillotson.

THU 09:45 Book of the Week (b082j2q4)
Fear, Episode 4

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has been a member of the SAS, and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.

In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has overcome it so successfully.

He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph looks back at the terrors he confronted while serving in the SAS.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Produced by David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08296j3)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

THU 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b082j2q6)
Children in Need: D for Dexter, Episode 4

By Amanda Whittington.

Dexter spilled the beans about the horses, so Skye's in big trouble and Dean is laying down the law. And they've banned her from seeing Boy.

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

THU 11:00 Crossing Continents (b082j2q8)
Cleansing Turkey

Thousands of public employees in Turkey have been 'purged' by the government for being associated by the Gulen movement and the recent coup attempt. Tim Whewell travels across the country to meet some of those struggling to regain their jobs who say the government's just used the coup as an excuse to get rid of opponents - and others who insist President Erdogan's only aim is to make Turkey safe for democracy.

Shabnam Grewal producing.

THU 11:30 24 Hours of Sunset (b082j2yr)
Day

24 Hours of Sunset: DAY
Sunset Boulevard is one of those long, long American streets, 22 miles that tell the story of film, of Hollywood, of course, but Laura Barton thinks this street tells the story of America itself. Laura Barton loves Sunset Boulevard and walking through LA, a city utterly devoted to driving. At foot level, you see things you'd never see in a car.

In this 2 part series, Laura walks the length of Sunset Boulevard in 24 hours. Along the way, she uncovers the contemporary arts stories and the iconic artistic legacy of this street. She meets writers, artists and historians, as well as ordinary people who live and work along one of the most famous streets in the world.

The first episode takes Laura Barton from an inauspicious intersection in downtown LA, where Sunset Boulevard starts, to the edge of the Sunset Strip - through Echo Park and Silverlake, through the Hospital District and past the studios that were home to early Hollywood's glamour. She meets with poet (laureate, possibly, depending on when this goes out) Luis Rodriguez, photographer Autumn De Wilde, novelist Janet Fitch, and historian Jonathan Kuntz, revealing the famous and the hidden stories of Sunset's artistic life.

Sunset Blvd's cultural landmarks tell LA's story - the drought threatening a city by the sea, the mixed up sub-cultures and ethnic and racial communities that come together to make the city - this is why Laura thinks Sunset is a microcosm of today's American story.
In 24 Hours on Sunset, Laura finds how Sunset Boulevard and its artistic legacy have become a shorthand for what LA represents in our collective imagination.

Presented by Laura Barton
Produced by Nija Dalal-Small.

THU 12:00 News Summary (b08296j8)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

THU 12:04 In Therapy (b082j2yt)
Series 2, Amelia and Grace 1

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets Amelia, who is worried about her teenage daughter Grace.

All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of the highly acclaimed Jerusalem) and radio producer Kevin Dawson. The client profiles have been given to the actors who have learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop on the most intimate of exchanges.

To help us with our understanding of the process, Susie Orbach commentates on what is happening in the room, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Amelia: Lia Williams
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 12:15 You and Yours (b08296jb)
Consumer affairs programme.

THU 12:57 Weather (b08296jd)
The latest weather forecast.

THU 13:00 World at One (b08296jg)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

THU 13:45 Voices of the First World War (b082j2yw)
At Rest

Dan Snow looks at what troops got up to off the battlefield, when they were out of the front line in France. British soldiers spent the majority of the war behind the lines with brief, often appalling, spells in the trenches. Football matches, construction projects, training, drinking, theatres, religious observation and sex took up more time than the fighting, and crucially kept morale up. Drawing on interviews in the sound archives of the BBC and the IWM.

THU 14:00 The Archers (b082j06s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Wednesday]

THU 14:15 Afternoon Drama (b01fjtgn)
Red and Blue, Hearts and Minds

By Philip Palmer.

Former British Army officer Bradley Shoreham works as a defence consultant. The 'war game' he creates in 2012 may only be a simulation but he is about to find that its consequences are rather more real than he would like.

Bradley Shoreham ..... Tim Woodward
Emma Macintosh ..... Tracy Wiles
Fergus O'Donnell ..... Lloyd Hutchinson
Cooper ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer
Lt.Col. Mackay ..... Don Gilet
Major General Gibbs ..... James Lailey
Brigadier Harper ..... Gerard McDermott
Sergeant Evans ..... Tom Meredith
Desk Sergeant ..... Harry Livingstone

Directed by Toby Swift

Philip Palmer's drama series, 'Red and Blue', focuses on Bradley Shoreham (Tim Woodward). After leaving the British Army, Shoreham became a Consultant Subject Matter Expert. He spends his working life creating war games for training purposes. Fictional they may be but the higher the level of authenticity, the greater their value to the participants. And when governments are paying for training they expect a high return for their money. Set in 2012, the first drama sees Shoreham discover how quickly the politics of his virtual world can spill out into the real world.

THU 15:00 Open Country (b082j2yz)
David Lindo on the Isle of Man

David Lindo is the Urban Birder. He loves the birds he finds in parks and open spaces in the city but for this weeks Open Country he sets sail for the open spaces and cliffs of the Isle of Man, a landscape he has always wanted to visit. Stuck out in the middle of the Irish Sea The Isle of Man is a birders paradise with rare sightings of elusive birds such as choughs, hen harriers and falcons. David crosses the Sound to visit the Bird Observatory on the Calf of Man where the Manx Shearwater is making a comeback and hears about how to keep the sea god Manannan happy.

THU 15:27 Radio 4 Appeal (b0829dcl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 on Sunday]

THU 15:30 Open Book (b0829dcx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]

THU 16:00 The Film Programme (b082j2z1)
James Schamus

Producer, writer, professor and former studio boss James Schamus tells Francine Stock why he took the plunge and directed his first film, Indignation, after three decades in the business.

THU 16:30 BBC Inside Science (b08296jm)
Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world.

THU 17:00 PM (b08296js)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

THU 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08296jv)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

THU 18:30 The Fair Intellectual Club (b082j3cb)
An Encounter with Mr Handel

Friedrich Handel (Gus Brown) is down in the dumps because the King is growing tired of his music. He heads north to Edinburgh for inspiration and meets the ladies of The Fair Intellectual Club - a secret scholarly society for girls.

With the help of Marjory (Samara Maclaren), Handel finds a melancholy theme for a new work. Thanks to the efforts of girl-about-town Ishbel (Caroline Deyga) and maths genius Alison (Jessica Hardwick), he ends up with a much jauntier, raunchier tune.

Lucy Porter's sitcom is set in early 18th Century Scotland and also stars Gordon Kennedy and Simon Donaldson.

Music by Aly Macrae
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 19:00 The Archers (b082j3zp)
Brian struggles to look on the bright side, and Pip keeps Toby's feet on the ground.

THU 19:15 Front Row (b08296jx)
Arts news, interviews and reviews.

THU 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b082j2q6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

THU 20:00 Law in Action (b082hg9j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]

THU 20:30 The Bottom Line (b082j3zr)
Business discussion show presented by Evan Davis.

THU 21:00 BBC Inside Science (b08296jm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 today]

THU 21:30 In Our Time (b082j2q2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]

THU 21:58 Weather (b08296k0)
The latest weather forecast.

THU 22:00 The World Tonight (b08296k4)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

THU 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b082wddd)
The Power, Episode 4

A historical novel - written 5000 years in the future.

We meet Roxy, a tough London girl from an underworld family; Tunde, a young Nigerian man who is studying to be a photo-journalist; Allie, a mixed-race girl from Jacksonville whose foster parents use their religion to hide some very dark practices; Margot, an ambitious New England politician and her troubled daughter, Jocelyn.

Their world is much like ours until The Day Of The Girls.

Teenage girls now find they have an electrical power coursing through them - they can harm at will, cause excruciating pain and even death.

"As it is written: 'She cuppeth the lightning in her hand. She commandeth it to strike.'"

This is the power. And it changes everything.

Episode 4:
Allie reveals the full extent of her power and shows that it can be channelled for more than mere violence.

The author, Naomi Alderman, won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006 and in 2007 she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, as well as being selected as one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. In 2012 and 2013 she was mentored by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Also in 2013, she was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Writers. The Power is her fourth novel. Naomi lives in London.

Written by Naomi Alderman
Reader: Adjoa Andoh
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

THU 23:00 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD (b01rl8nd)
Steven Seagal

In his debut solo Radio 4 show, comedian Thom Tuck recounted heart-rending tales of loves lost while drawing comparisons with 54 Straight-to-DVD Disney movies he'd watched, so we don't ever have to.

Thom now turns his attention to other genres of Straight-to-DVD movies - seeking out further underrated gems and drawing parallels with captivating personal tales from his own life experience, backed by cinematic music, so we can rest easy.

In this first episode, Thom looks at the action film genre. Steven Seagal has made 27 sub-masterpieces of Straight-to-DVD action films. Thom has managed to extricate himself from the same number of scrapes during his life. He grabbed a man's face! Seagal punched a man's face!

"...a seductive experience" The Guardian

Produced by Lianne Coop.

THU 23:30 Today in Parliament (b082j3zt)
Sean Curran reports from Westminster.


FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2016

FRI 00:00 Midnight News (b08296n9)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.

FRI 00:30 Book of the Week (b082j2q4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Thursday]

FRI 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08296nc)
The latest shipping forecast.

FRI 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08296nf)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

FRI 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08296nh)
The latest shipping forecast.

FRI 05:30 News Briefing (b08296nk)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

FRI 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b083gr64)
A short reflection and prayer with the Rev Cheryl Meban.

FRI 05:45 Farming Today (b08296nm)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Sally Challoner.

FRI 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b03mztqw)
Bewick's Swan

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

David Attenborough presents the story of the Bewick's Swan. This year is the 50th anniversary of Bewick Swan studies, begun by Sir Peter Scott, at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. Bewick Swans return here and to other UK sites each winter to escape the icy grip of the Arctic tundra and studies have identified individuals through their varying bill patterns.

FRI 06:00 Today (b082kbbs)
Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

FRI 09:00 Desert Island Discs (b082kbbv)
Yotam Ottolenghi

Kirsty Young's castaway is the cookery writer and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi. His food mixes the flavours of the Middle East and the Mediterranean and has been credited with changing the way many eat and cook, fuelling the surge in popularity of cooking ingredients including wakame seaweed, orange blossom, pomegranate seeds and za'atar.

Born to a German mother and an Italian father in Jerusalem, he grew up enjoying a wide range of culinary influences and he loved food from an early age. After completing a master's degree at Tel Aviv University, he enrolled in a six-month cookery course at Le Cordon Bleu school in London. While working as a pastry chef he met his future business partner, Sami Tamimi, a Palestinian also from Jerusalem, and they opened their first deli in London's Notting Hill in 2002. He has written a weekly food column for The Guardian since 2006 and has published five cookery books, as well as opening four more delis and a restaurant.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

FRI 09:45 Book of the Week (b082kbbx)
Fear, Episode 5

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He has crossed both Poles on foot. He has been a member of the SAS, and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.

In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he has overcome it so successfully.

He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions, shedding new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

In today's episode, Sir Ranulph considers the psychology of our irrational fears.

Read by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Produced by David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08296p0)
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.

FRI 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b082kbyr)
Children in Need: D for Dexter, Episode 5

By Amanda Whittington.
Skye tells Dexter they're safe, even though it's dark and they can hear strange noises. But she's not sure if she believes it.

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

FRI 11:00 Recycled Radio (b082kbyt)
Series 5, Love and Marriage

Gerald Scarfe presents the series in which old radio programmes are turned into something new.

FRI 11:30 My Teenage Diary (b04sxzqx)
Series 6, Chris Difford

Rufus Hound is joined by the musician and Squeeze founder member Chris Difford. His 1974 diary talks about the very early days of the band and describes life behind the scenes - including a wild ride down the A20 on the back of a motorbike.

Produced by Harriet Jaine
A Talkback production for BBC Radio.

FRI 12:00 News Summary (b08296p2)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

FRI 12:04 In Therapy (b082kdp0)
Series 2, Amelia and Grace 2

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets mother and daughter Amelia and Grace.

All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of the highly acclaimed Jerusalem) and radio producer Kevin Dawson. The client profiles have been given to the actors who have learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop on the most intimate of exchanges.

To help us with our understanding of the process, Susie Orbach commentates on what is happening in the room, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Amelia: Lia Williams
Grace: Shannon Tarbet
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 12:15 You and Yours (b08296p4)
Consumer news and issues.

FRI 12:57 Weather (b08296p6)
The latest weather forecast.

FRI 13:00 World at One (b08296p8)
Analysis of news and current affairs.

FRI 13:45 Voices of the First World War (b082kdp2)
After Kut

Men recall their 'death march' to Baghdad and northwards after surrender to the Ottoman Army at the end of the siege of Kut-Al-Amara in April 1916, when, already weakened by dysentery and starvation after five months trapped inside Kut, they had to march hundreds of miles in searing heat, without water, to Prisoner of War camps. Drawing on the sound archives of the IWM and the BBC, and on a journal written by an Indian soldier and hidden in his boots, Dan Snow explores the varying treatment of the men according to rank, race and religion, as they travelled through villages and even lived in villas that had belonged to Armenians, but were now deserted.

FRI 14:00 The Archers (b082j3zp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Thursday]

FRI 14:15 Tommies (b082kdp4)
18 November 1916

It is the last day of the Battle of the Somme and Signals Captain Mickey Bliss is back very close to where he started 141 days ago in this story by Jonathan Ruffle.

Observing an escalating catalogue of errors from an Intelligence Dugout Mickey is spurred on to make a last ditch attempt to secure a little ground - but at what cost?

Meticulously based on unit war diaries and eye-witness accounts, each episode of TOMMIES traces one real day at war, exactly 100 years ago.

And through it all, we'll follow the fortunes of Mickey Bliss and his fellow signallers, from the Lahore Division of the British Indian Army. They are the cogs in an immense machine, one which connects situations across the whole theatre of war, over four long years.

Series created by Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: David Hunter, Jonquil Panting, Jonathan Ruffle
Director: David Hunter.

FRI 15:00 Gardeners' Question Time (b082kjv7)
Pangbourne College

Peter Gibbs and the panel visit Pangbourne College in Berkshire. Joining Peter to answer the horticultural questions are James Wong, Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Wilson

Produced by Dan Cocker
Assistant producer: Laurence Bassett

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 15:45 Beyond the Voice (b082klf5)
A librarian is haunted by voices - and also by the memory of some of her past actions. This newly commissioned work by Tim Pigott-Smith is a story of passion, interwoven with much darker emotions, which the troubled heroine seeks to suppress.

The reader is Tim's wife, Pamela Miles.

Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 16:00 Last Word (b082klf7)
Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died.

FRI 16:30 More or Less (b082klf9)
Tim Harford investigates the numbers in the news.

FRI 16:55 The Listening Project (b082klfd)
Tari and Harlie - Why We Love the Farm

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between children who find fun and relaxation at Swansea Community Farm, which receives funding from Children in Need, about what spending time there does for them. 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 (b08296pg)
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.

FRI 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08296pj)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

FRI 18:30 The Now Show (b082klfg)
Series 49, Episode 3

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Andy Zaltzman, Tez Ilyas, Pippa Evans and Gemma Arrowsmith to present the news via topical stand up and sketches.

Written by the cast with additional material from Max Davis, Carrie Quinlan, Robin Morgan and Michael Odewale.

Producer Alexandra Smith

BBC Studios Production.

FRI 19:00 The Archers (b082klfj)
Rob makes his demands, and Kenton is accosted.

FRI 19:15 Front Row (b08296pn)
News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music.

FRI 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b082kbyr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]

FRI 20:00 Any Questions? (b082kmwc)
Lord Blunkett, Nigel Farage MEP, Eimear McBride, Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Westwood College in Leek, Staffordshire, with a panel including the former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett, UKIP interim leader Nigel Farage MEP, the author Eimear McBride and the Chairman of the Conservative Party Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP.

FRI 20:50 A Point of View (b082kmws)
A reflection on a topical issue.

FRI 21:00 Voices of the First World War (b082ks10)
Omnibus 1916 Series 2

Dan Snow tracks the development of the First World War through the recollections of those who were there.

Drawing on the sound archives of the IWM and the BBC, in this omnibus edition of five programmes looking at the course of the war in 1916, interviewees recall the impact of the Battle of the Somme on Sheffield, through the recollections of a soldier who fought with the Sheffield City Battalion and two people who were schoolchildren at the time. They recall the lists of dead in the newspapers, the frequent announcements in school assemblies of older brothers who had been killed, and the sight of the many returning wounded on the streets. Gertrude Farr's husband Harry, injured at the Battle of the Somme, refused to carry on fighting. In the second programme Gertrude and her daughter reveal the effect the execution of her husband for cowardice in 1916 had on her life. In the third programme, men recall the first appearance of tanks during the war, at Flers as the Battle of the Somme carried on. Dan also looks at what troops got up to off the battlefield, when they were out of the front line in France. British soldiers spent the majority of the war behind the lines with brief, often appalling, spells in the trenches. Football matches, construction projects, training, drinking, theatres, religious observation and sex took up more time than the fighting. Finally, in 'Prisoners of War of Kut-al-Amara', men recall the 'death march' from Kut to Baghdad and northwards, and their experience of years of captivity after the end of the siege of Kut in April 1916, and we hear how differently officers were treated in contrast to lower ranks.

FRI 21:58 Weather (b08296px)
The latest weather forecast.

FRI 22:00 The World Tonight (b08296pz)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

FRI 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b082wdlh)
The Power, Episode 5

A historical novel - written 5000 years in the future.

We meet Roxy, a tough London girl from an underworld family; Tunde, a young Nigerian man who is studying to be a photo-journalist; Allie, a mixed-race girl from Jacksonville whose foster parents use their religion to hide some very dark practices; Margot, an ambitious New England politician and her troubled daughter, Jocelyn.

Their world is much like ours until The Day Of The Girls.

Teenage girls now find they have an electrical power coursing through them - they can harm at will, cause excruciating pain and even death.

"As it is written: 'She cuppeth the lightning in her hand. She commandeth it to strike.'"

This is the power. And it changes everything.

Episode 5:
Tunde reports on the beginnings of a civil war in Moldova and meets Tatania Moskalev.

The author, Naomi Alderman, won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006 and in 2007 she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, as well as being selected as one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. In 2012 and 2013 she was mentored by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Also in 2013, she was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Writers. The Power is her fourth novel. Naomi lives in London.

Written by Naomi Alderman
Reader: Adjoa Andoh
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

FRI 23:00 A Good Read (b082hg9l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]

FRI 23:30 Today in Parliament (b082ks12)
Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster.

FRI 23:55 The Listening Project (b082ks14)
Francesca and Lizbeth - Puzzle Pieces

Fi Glover with a conversation between mothers of disabled children who met through the charity Whoopsadaisy (which receives funding from Children in Need) and who share the guilt and the hopes that their experiences bring. 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)

15 Minute Drama 10:45 MON (b082fgt4)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 MON (b082fgt4)

15 Minute Drama 10:45 TUE (b082hg37)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 TUE (b082hg37)

15 Minute Drama 10:41 WED (b082hy9t)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 WED (b082hy9t)

15 Minute Drama 10:45 THU (b082j2q6)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 THU (b082j2q6)

15 Minute Drama 10:45 FRI (b082kbyr)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 FRI (b082kbyr)

24 Hours of Sunset 11:30 THU (b082j2yr)

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto 19:15 SUN (b01s4szd)

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