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SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017

SAT 00:00 Midnight News (b08tbfdg)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.


SAT 00:30 Book of the Week (b08vg2x9)
The Secret Life, Episode 5

In an extract from his new collection of essays, THE SECRET LIFE, Andrew O'Hagan reveals the truth behind his difficult collaboration with Julian Assange. As Canongate prepares to publish its unauthorised biography of the Wikileaks editor, ghostwriter O'Hagan reflects on his relationship with the controversial figure and the failure of a project with so much promise.
Read by the author
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


SAT 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08tbfdm)

The latest shipping forecast.


SAT 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08tbfdw)

SAT 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08tbfdz)

The latest shipping forecast.


SAT 05:30 News Briefing (b08tbff1)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


SAT 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b08tgp94)

A spiritual reflection and prayer to begin the day, with Canon Simon Doogan.


SAT 05:45 iPM (b08tv8f4)
Father's Day

How do you celebrate Father's Day if your dad is no longer around? iPM listeners pay tribute to their dads and two sons tell us about their relationships with their fathers. iPM starts with its listeners. Email us on ipm@bbc.co.uk or tweet @BBCiPM. Presented by Luke Jones and Eddie Mair. Produced by Julia Ross.


SAT 06:00 News and Papers (b08tbff3)

The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.


SAT 06:04 Weather (b08tbff5)

The latest weather forecast.


SAT 06:07 Ramblings (b08tfx0j)
Series 36, The Nidderdale Way: Birstwith to Thornton Moor

Clare Balding nears the end of her walk along The Nidderdale Way, a fifty three mile route, that starts and finishes in Pateley Bridge. Today she walks the most easterly stretch passing through the Ripley Estate, home to the Ingilby family for over seven hundred years. Sir Thomas Ingilby a keen long distance walker, and his wife Lady Emma, explain how they welcome ramblers through the estate and have constructed new paths to ease their way.
Producer Lucy Lunt.


SAT 06:30 Farming Today (b08tbffc)

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


SAT 06:57 Weather (b08tbffp)

The latest weather forecast.


SAT 07:00 Today (b08tv8fb)

News and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


SAT 09:00 Saturday Live (b08tbffw)
Foxton Locks Festival; Lee Hall; Thomasina Miers

A Canal Themed Programme with the Rev. Richard Coles on location from Foxton Locks in Leicestershire for the festival. He is joined by the Canal Laureate, Luke Kennard; Lynne Berry of the Canal and River Trust and volunteer and canal enthusiast, Derek Harris, performs from his one man show.

Aasmah Mir presents in London where her guests include: the playwright Lee Hall, who recounts his canal adventure and reveals the growing collection that is over-running his basement; and the cookery writer and former winner of Masterchef, Thomasina Miers, who gives her top tips for cooking on canal boats and discusses her passion chillies and street food.

Leicester born singer Englebert Humperdinck shares his Inheritance Tracks, with a rather fitting tribute to his dad for Father's Day this weekend.

The Foxton Locks Festival at Foxton in Leicestershire -17 - 18 June 2017 - 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is at The Duke of York's Theatre in London.


SAT 10:30 Port Talbot Paradiso (b08tv8fg)

Actor Michael Sheen explores the history of Port Talbot's Plaza Cinema. A beautiful art-deco building , first opening in 1940, the Plaza was the heart of cinema entertainment for the people of Port Talbot for decades - a place where Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins watched everyone from George Formby to Bogart and Cagney and where, growing up in Port Talbot in the 1970s and 80s, Michael Sheen had his early encounters with the film industry in which he would thrive.

But as well as charting the onward march of the multiplex which lead to the Plaza's eventual demise, and talking to the last projectionist and cinema manager who fought so hard to make it viable, Michael Sheen explores the importance of places like the Plaza to towns and communities all over the UK. Is it possible to turn it around, find a new use or even see crowds return to the elegant interior, or is the Plaza now only a monument to a past life , rich in nostalgia but which can no longer provide what a modern community needs ? Michael also hears from two other Plaza goers and children of Port Talbot - Rob Brydon and the Opera Singer Rebecca Evans.

Producers: Joanne Cayford and Tom Alban

Photographs: Copyright John Crerar.


SAT 11:00 Week in Westminster (b08tv8fj)

Paul Waugh of the Huffington Post looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
The editor is Marie Jessel.


SAT 11:30 From Our Own Correspondent (b08tbfg7)

Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.


SAT 12:00 News Summary (b08tbfgk)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


SAT 12:04 Money Box (b08tv8fn)
Friends, relatives and high-cost credit

The latest news from the world of personal finance.


SAT 12:30 Dead Ringers (b08tgljh)
Series 18, 16/06/2017

Recorded the day before transmission, the satirical sketch show remains as sharp and topical as ever. Impressions and caricatures are the charming couriers of explosively satirical truth-bombs.

The series is written by Private Eye writers Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, together with Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis, Jack Bernhardt and others.

The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Deborah Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.


SAT 12:57 Weather (b08tbfgm)

The latest weather forecast.


SAT 13:00 News (b08tbfgp)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


SAT 13:10 Any Questions? (b08tgljm)
Ken Clarke MP, Liam Halligan, Rachel Reeves MP, Ash Sarkar

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate and discussion from Thurston Sixth Form Campus in Beyton, Suffolk with former cabinet minister Ken Clarke MP, journalist Liam Halligan, Labour MP Rachel Reeves and Ash Sarkar from Novara Media.


SAT 14:00 Any Answers? (b08tbfh5)

Any Answers after the Saturday broadcast of Any Questions?. Email any.answers@bbc.co.uk. Tweet,#BBCAQ. Follow us @bbcanyquestions.
Lines open at 1230 on Saturday 03700 100 444.

Presenter Anita Anand
Producer: Maire Devine
Editor Eleanor Garland.


SAT 14:30 Drama (b08tv91t)
Theatre on 4: Occupational Hazards

The best of British theatre performed in front of a live audience specially for Radio 4. Hampstead Theatre's gripping production of Occupational Hazards tells the extraordinary story of Rory Stewart's role as the 30 year old provincial Governor in newly-liberated Iraq, trying to build a new civil and democratic society out of the remains of Saddam Hussein's Iraq - riven with tribal and religious politics.

Occupational Hazards is written by Stephen Brown and based on Rory Stewart's critically acclaimed memoir. With a riveting performance by Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Stewart, it was recorded in binaural and immersive sound at Hampstead Theatre in May 2017.

Company Stage Manager: Michael Dennis

Music composed by Khyam Allami
Cello solo by Brigit Forsyth
Sound design for theatre by Alex Caplen
Sound design for radio by David Chilton

Directed for stage by Simon Godwin
Directed for radio by Carl Prekopp

Produced by Stewart Richards, David Chilton and James Peak

A Stewart Richards / Goldhawk Essential co-production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 16:00 Woman's Hour (b08tbfhf)
Malala's friends Shazia and Kainat, Manspreading, music from Earl

We all know the story of Malala but two of her friends on that school bus were also caught in the crossfire and wounded. Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz tell us about that event five years ago, how they were able to continue their education in the UK and their plans for the future back in Pakistan now they are nineteen.

We hear from the US rap duo Salt-n-Pepa, whose single 'Push It' reached number 2 in the UK charts in March 1988.

The artist and author Laura Dodsworth tells us about her new book Manhood: The Bare Reality which includes photos of one hundred penises and interviews with the men who have bared their most intimate parts. We also hear from Billy and Alun two of the men who agreed to be photographed.

The songwriter Carla Marie Williams explains how she's gone from Harlesden to writing one of Beyonce's hits 'Freedom. She tells us about her new organisation Girls I Rate to help other young women find success in the male dominated music industry.

'Manspreading' is a phrase used to describe when a man and his legs take up more than one seat on public transport. Why do so many men do it? The writer at Gay Times and British GQ Justin Myers and Zoe Strimpel a historian researching gender and relationships at Sussex University discuss.

Charlotte Josephine discusses her award winning play BLUSH about the growing problem of revenge porn from the point of view of its victims.

And the singer songwriter Earl tells us about the impact having a child had on her career and performs her new single All That Glitters.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Jane Thurlow.


SAT 17:00 PM (b08tbfhl)
Saturday PM

Full coverage of the day's news.


SAT 17:30 The Bottom Line (b08tg506)
Corporate Espionage

Corporate theft has played a big part in business history from Porcelain and Tea from China, to the French attempting to get their hands on the blueprint for the Spinning Jenny. In this week's programme Evan Davis and guests discuss more modern copyright infringement and how to protect against it.

GUESTS

Chris Morgan-Jones, Crime fiction author and Consultant, K2 Intelligence

Vicki Salmon, Lawyer and Patent Attorney, IP Asset Partnership, Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and Chair of CIPA's Litigation Committee

Mandy Haberman, Director and Founder of Haberman Products Limited.


SAT 17:54 Shipping Forecast (b08tbfhz)

The latest shipping forecast.


SAT 17:57 Weather (b08tbfj5)

The latest weather forecast.


SAT 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08tbfjc)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


SAT 18:15 Loose Ends (b08tbfjh)
Brendan Gleeson, Anita Anand, Richard Bean, Danny Wallace, Mokoomba, Kathryn Williams, Sara Cox, Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson and Sara Cox are joined by Brendan Gleeson, Anita Anand, Richard Bean and Danny Wallace for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Mokoomba and Kathryn Williams.

Producer: Sukey Firth.


SAT 19:00 Profile (b08tv9jg)
Leo Varadkar

Mark Coles looks at the life of Leo Varadkar, head of Fine Gail, the country's governing centre right party and the newly appointed Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland.

Varadkar has made history in Irish politics. The country's first openly gay leader and at 38, its youngest ever. He's the son of an Indian GP and Irish nurse, who followed in family footsteps to become a doctor. Aged just eight, he expressed his desire to become health minister, a position he would come to hold in his early political career.

Interviews include: his oldest friend Andy Garvey, close friend Nollaig Crowley, former teacher John Rafter, Noel Whelan, a political columnist with the Irish Times & the Irish politician Paschal Donohoe.

Producer Smita Patel
Researcher Sarah Shebbeare
Editor Penny Murphy.


SAT 19:15 Saturday Review (b08tbfjl)
Barbershop Chronicles, Slack Bay, Amanda Craig, Sidney Nolan, GLOW

Inua Ellam's play Barbershop Chronicles has opened at London's National Theatre. It's about the intimate and almost-sacred masculine world of black barber shops around the world.
French film Slack Bay is a comedy about a series of mysterious seaside murders. Starring Juliette Binoche, it mixes professional actors with complete novices and slapstick comedy with cannibalism and gender-fluid relationships
Amanda Craig's latest novel The Lie Of the Land tells the story of a London couple who move to the country under straitened circumstances and uncover a grisly murder in their new home
Birmingham's Ikon Gallery is staging an exhibition of a series of Sidney Nolan portraits, as part of the commemoration marking the centenary of his birth. He was an Australian who moved to the UK at the age of 32 but whose work never reflected his new home.
GLOW is a new Netflix series from the makers of Orange Is The New Black, set in the world of women's TV wrestling in the 1980s. It's all big hair, power ballads, coke snorting and grappling.

Emma Dabiri's guests are Catherine O'Flynn, Liz Jensen and Sarfraz Manzoor. The producer is Oliver Jones.


SAT 20:00 Archive on 4 (b08tv9th)
Father's Day

On the eve of Father's Day, Mark Thomas examines how the image of dad has been made and re-made over the decades.

This is a personal journey into the BBC archives and beyond. Mark's own Dad was tough. Mark says he's a softee as a father. Do we need more definition of what it is to be dad?

While motherhood is traditionally twinned with apple pie, one strong image of fatherhood is a man dressed in a batman suit protesting his rights of access to his children. There's no single dominant image, though. We have gay dads, soft dads, disciplinarian dads, workaholic dads, stay-at-home dads and absentee dads. This is rich and rewarding territory, and the archive comes both from the public and private sphere. We hear experts and writers on fatherhood, famous dads like David Beckham and Sir Bob Geldof, and civilian dads' tales too.

Seismic events and cultural awakenings have shaped and re-shaped the figure of the father and yet today we still question who he really is. Why?

Mark also talks to fatherhood experts and those who have been watching the changing role of the father with a passionate interest over the decades - MP David Lammy, Adrienne Burgess from the Fatherhood Institute and Professor Charlie Lewis.

Produced by Sarah Cuddon
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 21:00 Cold War: Stories from the Big Freeze (b07j7nvp)
Omnibus 1

Bridget Kendall presents a new oral history of the early turning points in the Cold War.


SAT 22:00 News and Weather (b08tbfk3)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4, followed by weather.


SAT 22:15 The Reith Lectures (b08tcbrp)
Hilary Mantel, The Day Is for the Living

Art can bring the dead back to life, argues the best-selling novelist Hilary Mantel, starting with the story of her own great-grandmother. "We sense the dead have a vital force still," she says. "They have something to tell us, something we need to understand. Using fiction and drama, we try to gain that understanding." She describes how and why she began to write fiction about the past, and how her view of her trade has evolved. We cannot hear or see the past, she says, but "we can listen and look".

Over this series of five lectures, Dame Hilary discusses the role that history plays in our culture. How can we understand the past, she asks, and how can we convey its nature today? Above all, she believes, we must all try to respect the past amid all its strangeness and complexity.

The lecture is recorded in front of an audience at Halle St Peter's in Manchester, and is followed by a question and answer session chaired by Sue Lawley.
The producer is Jim Frank.


SAT 23:00 The 3rd Degree (b08tby7b)
Series 7, St John's College, Cambridge

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from St John's College, Cambridge with specialist subjects including Human, Social and Political Sciences, World History and Physics and questions ranging from Christoffel Symbols to Cannibal Rituals via August Strindberg and Jojo Moyes.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Roehampton, Hull, Derby, Liverpool and Queen's University Belfast.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SAT 23:30 Poetry Please (b08tbvvb)
Virtue and Vice

Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners poetry requests on the theme of Virtue and Vice, that moral tug of war.

Guiding us through the moral maze will be poems from Thomas Hardy, Simon Armitage and Ogden Nash about temptation, conflict and the pleasures of resisting or succumbing to everything in between. How could you resist?

Readers are Rosie Cavaliero and John Mackay.

Producer: Sarah Addezio.



SUNDAY 18 JUNE 2017

SUN 00:00 Midnight News (b08tvj38)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.


SUN 00:30 Short Works (b08tglj7)
Series 1, The Beautiful Girl

As a teenager, Sophie Townsend was swotty and awkward, bookish and unsophisticated. She used to watch the pretty, popular girls across the playground as if they were creatures from another planet. Now a mother herself, she is mystified by her 14-year-old daughter, who is more interested in make-up than books, and who struggles with her grades at school. She is one of the pretty ones. Perhaps too pretty for her own good...

The Beautiful Girl is an original short work for radio by Sophie Townsend, a radio producer, writer and storyteller. Sophie is part of ABC Radio's Creative Audio Unit and has produced work for the BBC and the CBC. She lives in Sydney with her gorgeous daughters and beloved dog, Charlie.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.


SUN 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08tvj3b)

The latest shipping forecast.


SUN 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08tvj3d)

SUN 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08tvj3g)

The latest shipping forecast.


SUN 05:30 News Briefing (b08tvj3j)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


SUN 05:43 Bells on Sunday (b08tvlzl)
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

This week's Bells on Sunday comes from the city centre church of St. Mary Redcliffe in Bristol. The majority of the ring of 12 was cast in 1903 but one bell dates back to 1622. We hear them now ringing Avon Delight Maximus.


SUN 05:45 Profile (b08tv9jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 News Headlines (b08tvj3l)

The latest national and international news.


SUN 06:05 Something Understood (b08tvj3n)
Europe

Mark Tully with help from Lord Stephen Green, trade minister in the recent coalition government, considers how the UK might continue to share a European identity post-Brexit.

Quoting current British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's hopes that the UK should be more engaged than ever with Europe after its departure from the European Union, they discuss where Britain should find its cultural centre of gravity in a changing world.

Lord Green identifies fundamentally important human values that have arisen from European traditions, despite Europe's violent history - human fulfilment, social compassion and the recognition of the importance of the individual, and the rights and responsibilities that accompany that recognition.

Mark asks what part Christianity played in the formation of a European identity and if there is any future for it as a binding force now the idea of religion dominating European public life has diminished.

And finally, there is a reminder in the music of Mozart that the treasures of Europe are Britain's treasures too.

Producer: Adam Fowler
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 06:35 The Living World (b08tvlzn)
Adders of Loch Lomond

Brett Westwood relives programmes from The Living World archives. In this programme from 2014, Trai Anfield joins Chris McInerny adder spotting on the eastern edges of Loch Lomond.

On the eastern edge of Loch Lomond adders are preparing for another summer. Spring-time sun has coaxed them from their winter hibernacula and as the weather warms males have begun to look for potential mates. The adder is one of the most studied and yet misunderstood British animals. With distinct markings and predictable habits individual adders can be tracked for years by the people who know how, exposing their mysterious behaviours. Yet adders are still despised by some, unaware that their docile and cautious nature makes the risk of their painful, but very rarely dangerous, bite very small. Trai Anfield joins Chris McInerny on a showery, but warm early April morning to seek out these beautiful and captivating reptiles.

Produced by Andrew Dawes.


SUN 06:57 Weather (b08tvj3q)

The latest weather forecast.


SUN 07:00 News and Papers (b08tvj3s)

The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.


SUN 07:10 Sunday (b08tvj3v)
Community response to Grenfell Tower; First female Sikh MP; African and Caribbean war memorial

A memorial to commemorate service men and women from Africa and the Caribbean is to be unveiled in Brixton. Trevor Barnes reports on their contribution during two World Wars and the campaign to build the memorial.

William speaks to Rev Dr Alan Everett from St Clements Church and Lotifa Begum from Islamic Relief about their work helping and counselling residents in the community in West London since the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Emily Buchanan talks to Christian Malanga, the President of the United Congolese Party. He plans to return to the DCR to initiate a 'peaceful uprising' in a country beset by corruption, sexual violence and instability.

Pope Francis demands obedience from priests of Nigerian diocese Christopher Lamb explains why.

Preet Kaur Gill, is the 1st Sikh female MP, she talks to William about why she went into politics and how her faith is an integral part of her work.

Tim Farron resigned as the leader of the Liberal Democrats this week, saying that he could not reconcile his role in politics with his Christian faith.
John Rentoul, Chief Political Correspondent for the Independent; Nick Spencer, research director for the think tank Theos; and Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford, will discuss if religion and politics can work and if so how?

Photo credit: Windrush Foundation

Producers
Carmel Lonergan
Louise Clarke-Rowbotham

Editor
Amanda Hancox.


SUN 07:54 Radio 4 Appeal (b08tvlzq)
Helen Bamber Foundation

Emma Thompson makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the Helen Bamber Foundation.

Registered Charity Number 1149652
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 'Helen Bamber Foundation'.
- Cheques should be made payable to 'Helen Bamber Foundation'.


SUN 07:57 Weather (b08tvj3x)

The latest weather forecast.


SUN 08:00 News and Papers (b08tvj3z)

The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.


SUN 08:10 Sunday Worship (b08tvlzs)
Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi

On the Feast of Corpus Christi, which commemorates the Holy Eucharist, the Most Rev. George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, celebrates Mass live from the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. David. The service, led by the Dean, Canon Peter Collins, includes the hymns Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol); O Godhead Hid (R.R. Terry); How Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen) and the Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei from a Mass setting by Dr. David Neville. The Master of Choristers is Dominic Neville. Organist Jeffrey Howard. Producer Karen Walker.


SUN 08:48 A Point of View (b08tgljp)
Get Over It

Howard Jacobson reflects on the political ironies that are emerging following the election.

What should our response be to losing politically?

Producer: Adele Armstrong.


SUN 08:58 Tweet of the Day (b08tbwdw)
Mark Smith on the Corncrake

Cameraman Mark Smith describes an unusual encounter with a corncrake in this Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day has captivated the Radio 4 audience with its daily 90 seconds of birdsong. But what of the listener to this avian chorus? In this new series of Tweet of the Day, we bring to the airwaves the conversational voices of those who listen to and are inspired by birds. Building on the previous series, a more informal approach to learning alongside a renewed emphasis on encounter with nature and reflection in our relationship with the natural world.

Producer Miles Warde.


SUN 09:00 Broadcasting House (b08tvj41)

Sunday morning magazine programme with news and conversation about the big stories of the week. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.


SUN 10:00 The Archers Omnibus (b08tvj43)

Bridge Farm's secret is out, and Lynda has some troublesome guests.


SUN 11:15 Desert Island Discs (b08tvlzv)
Jed Mercurio

Kirsty Young's castaway is Jed Mercurio. Creator of Line of Duty, and an award-winning TV writer, producer, director and novelist, he is one of the few British script-writers to work as an American-style show-runner. A former hospital doctor and RAF officer, he has been ranked among UK television's leading writers by TV industry magazine Broadcast.

His Italian parents moved to the UK after the Second World War and he was brought up in Cannock in the Midlands. Keen on science as a child, with dreams of becoming an astronaut, he studied medicine at Birmingham University. While there, he applied for the RAF medical doctor programme and learned to fly.

While he was working as a hospital doctor, he answered an advertisement in the British Medical Journal seeking advisors for a medical TV drama. Despite negligible writing experience, he went on to script the BBC medical drama Cardiac Arrest. Its continuing success led him to leave medicine and embark on a successful career as a scriptwriter. His chief works for TV are the series Line of Duty, Bodies, The Grimleys and Cardiac Arrest. He's also written books: Bodies; Ascent; American Adulterer, and for children, The Penguin Expedition.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.


SUN 12:00 News Summary (b08tvj45)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


SUN 12:04 Just a Minute (b08tbzly)
Series 78, 12/06/2017

Just A Minute is 50 years old this year! Nicholas Parsons has been hosting since day one, and presides over the following all-star panel: Paul Merton, Pam Ayres, Zoe Lyons and Julian Clary.

The panel have to talk on a given subject for sixty seconds without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Paul takes us out to the Sahara Desert, Julian talks us through his fitness regime, Zoe tells us what she knows about fly fishing, and Pam thinks outside the box.

Hayley Sterling blows the whistle and it was produced by Matt Stronge.

Just A Minute is a BBC Studios production.


SUN 12:32 Food Programme (b08tvmcq)
Alastair Little: A Life through Food

As he prepares to move to Australia, leaving a lasting culinary legacy here in the UK, chef and food writer Alastair Little shares his life in food with Sheila Dillon.

Born in Lancashire, from a very early age Alastair Little paid careful attention to the food and flavours around him. On early holidays around Europe with his parents, his eyes (and tastebuds) started to open up to a new world of possibility. After graduating from university, a career in food was far from clear; but 1970s Soho in London became the launchpad for a self-taught chef who has had a real and lasting impact.

His eponymous restaurant in Frith Street was pioneering; and legendary - and a new generation of chefs passed through its kitchen, sat at the tables and drank at its bar. His books, including Keep it Simple (written with Richard Whittington) and Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen, transmitted his simple, thoughtful approach to home cooks all over Britain.

Featuring chefs Angela Hartnett and Jeremy Lee, baker and food writer Dan Lepard, former Editor of the Good Food Guide Tom Jaine, and the chef, restaurateur and writer Jacob Kenedy.

Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rich Ward.


SUN 12:57 Weather (b08tvj47)

The latest weather forecast.


SUN 13:00 The World This Weekend (b08tvj49)

Global news and analysis.


SUN 13:30 More or Less (b08wr7ss)

The results of the general election are in - but what do they mean? Did more young people vote than expected? Have we now got a more diverse parliament? How many extra votes would Jeremy Corbyn have needed to become Prime Minister - these are just some of the claims and questions that have been floating around on social media and in the press. Tim Harford and the team are going to analyse, add context and try and find answers.


SUN 14:00 Gardeners' Question Time (b08tglj5)
Scottish Borders

Peter Gibbs and his panel of horticultural experts are in the Scottish Borders. Matt Biggs, Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew answer the questions from local gardeners.

Matthew Wilson pays a visit to the Oxfordshire home of Academy Award winning actor and keen gardener Jeremy Irons. Jeremy gives Matthew an exclusive look around his gardens, takes huge pride in his fruit and veg patch and reveals how gardening on this side of the pond has kept him from ever moving away from Britain and Ireland.

Produced by Dan Cocker
Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 14:45 The Listening Project (b08tvn70)
Omnibus - Men in Conversation

Fi Glover introduces conversations about the freedom of bus travel, correcting misperceptions about love, and learning to live with anosmia 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 (b08tvn72)
Reading Europe - Italy: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Episode 2

The third book in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, charting the lifelong relationship between two girls, Lila Cerullo and Elena Greco, who grew up together in the slums of post-War Naples.

Elena, having escaped to Milan after the publication of her first book, struggles to find the courage to live, parent and write again after her marriage to her increasingly dismissive husband Pietro.

Lila, meanwhile, also struggles to rise above her social conditions and desperately tries to find a way to better herself in whatever way she can. By day she suffers the daily abuse and exploitation at work in the local sausage factory and by night she works hard with her partner, Enzo, to make a difference with her life by studying hard the ever-changing face of technology.

Struggling with periods of mental darkness, she also wrestles with being a parent and finding the time to be true to herself. Eventually she is encouraged by a group of old friends and young students to admit her anger at the social adversity and abuses suffered by the women at work in the factory and to stand up and shout about it.

As always, amid the troubles, the two women turn to each other, gaining either strength or weakness from the other, not always to happy effect.

Dramatised for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 16:00 Open Book (b08tvn74)
Thomas Keneally

In his new novel Crimes of the Father, Thomas Keneally writes about the legacy of child abuse in the Australian Catholic Church. He talks to Mariella about exploring this disturbing history.


SUN 16:30 Poetry Please (b08tvn76)
Secrets

Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners poetry requests on the theme of Secrets, partly inspired by Helen Dunmore's 1995 collection of the same name. With poems by Seamus Heaney, Blake Morrison and G K Chesterton dealing with the subject, the programme features an interview with a poet; Don Paterson OBE and a priest; Father Christopher Hilton.
Readers are Pippa Haywood and Anton Lesser.

Producer: Sarah Addezio.


SUN 17:00 File on 4 (b08tcg72)
Online Grooming

File on 4 reveals the true scale of child sexual grooming and abuse online and asks whether social media companies are doing enough to prevent paedophiles from targeting children. The investigation follows the rape and murder of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood from Leicestershire who was groomed online before meeting her killer in person. File on 4 reveals the number of children being groomed online and who are subsequently abused is increasing. Child abuse experts say some social media platforms have ignored repeated calls for better child protection measures and Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee has accused them of putting profit before safety.


SUN 17:40 Profile (b08tv9jg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]


SUN 17:54 Shipping Forecast (b08tvj4c)

The latest shipping forecast.


SUN 17:57 Weather (b08tvj4f)

The latest weather forecast.


SUN 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08tvj4h)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


SUN 18:15 Pick of the Week (b08tvj4k)
Sheila McClennon

Sheila McClennon chooses her BBC Radio highlights.


SUN 19:00 The Archers (b08tvq45)

Pip insists she is fine, and Tracy makes her mark.


SUN 19:15 Austentatious (b08tvyw0)

The world premiere of an incredible lost Jane Austen novel, full of wit, flirtation and dastardly behaviour - and cooked up completely on the spot by the UK's finest improv troupe.

All the cast know is that they will perform a story in the style of Jane Austen, based on a title suggested by the studio audience. Be prepared for anything from Strictly Come Darcy to Mansfield Shark.

Austentatious are Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd, Joseph Morpurgo, Andrew Hunter Murray, Rachel Parris and Daniel Nils Roberts, with violin by Oliver Izod.

Produced by Jon Harvey
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 19:45 Hiding Out (b08tvyw2)
Series 1, Episode 1

As part of their final Media Degree assessment at NUC in Northern Ireland, three final year university students - Natalie Driver, JJ Collins and Vic Grant - decide to make a podcast about a cold case which happened in Colecastle fourteen years ago. On Saturday April 26th 2003, Toby Ellis was minding his four month old nephew, Derek Ellis. He nipped into his local newsagents and left the pram outside on the street. He claimed he left the child for no longer than two minutes. During this time, the baby was abducted and six days later the infant's body was discovered buried in a nearby wooded area, Mountford. Cause of death, a blow to the head. No one was ever charged with the murder and the case has remained on-going.

The first episode of Hiding Out is a podcast hosted by one of the students, Natalie; she reveals she is currently in hiding fearing for her safety. Having published their first podcast on The Murder at Colecastle, her fellow student Vic had received a call from someone who had heard the podcast claiming they had new evidence about the day the child was abducted. Vic and JJ met with the source. That was 3 days ago and no one has seen or heard from either Vic or JJ since... The only contact Natalie has received is a text sent from her classmate JJ's phone which reads "We're watching you. Stop this now." Natalie knows their disappearance is clearly linked to digging into the murder of Derek Ellis. If she finds them, she may finally find the truth of what happened in Colecastle. Natalie's nightly podcasts of 'Hiding Out' are attracting more and more interest - #whereisnatalie and #findvicandjj are rife with speculation. Are these three students actually in danger? Or - as their media lecturer believes - is this all an elaborate media hoax?

Gerard Stembridge wrote the screenplay for the film 'Ordinary Decent Criminal' starring Kevin Spacey and co-wrote the film 'Nora' about James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, starring Ewan McGregor. He has also directed several of his own screenplays including 'About Adam' starring Kate Hudson and Stuart Townsend. He recently wrote the feature film 'The Randomer' (2016) produced by the students of the Filmbase Masters Programme in Digital Feature Film Production in Dublin. He has also written four novels.


SUN 20:00 Feedback (b08tgljc)

Roger Bolton explores whether recent major incident coverage has been too graphic and intrusive and why the BBC is making signing in to iPlayer Radio compulsory, and also goes behind the scenes at Dame Hilary Mantel's Reith lectures.

In the light of major terror attacks in London and Manchester, followed by the tragic fire in West London, listeners give their reactions to the BBC's coverage. Did the reporting veer too often towards sensationalism or was it upsetting but essential? Roger chairs a listener discussion on when it's appropriate for BBC Radio to seek out and broadcast first hand accounts of those caught up in traumatic events.

The BBC has been phasing in compulsory sign in for iPlayer Radio - and many listeners are very unhappy, claiming it's inconvenient and unnecessary. Roger takes their concerns to myBBC launch director Andrew Scott.

And the Reith Lectures are one of BBC Radio's great institutions. They've been running since 1948 and have changed little since. Roger heads to Stratford upon Avon to go behind the scenes at a recording for this year's lectures and talks to Dame Hilary Mantel and Sue Lawley about the the format's lasting appeal.

Producer: Will Yates
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 20:30 Last Word (b08tglj9)
Adnan Khashoggi, Countess Mountbatten, Adam West, Kailash Puri, Vin Garbutt, Helen Dunmore

Matthew Bannister on

Arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, known for his lavish life style, he acted as a middle man between governments and arms suppliers.

Countess Mountbatten, godmother to Prince Charles, she was badly wounded in the IRA bomb attack which killed her father, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and her son Nicholas.

Adam West, the actor best known for playing Batman on TV.

Kailash Puri, the Indian born writer who became an agony aunt to thousands of Punjabi readers.

And Vin Garbutt, the folk singer known as "The Teesside Troubadour."

Producer: Neil George.


SUN 21:00 Money Box (b08tv8fn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:04 on Saturday]


SUN 21:26 Radio 4 Appeal (b08tvlzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 today]


SUN 21:30 Analysis (b08tc1gv)
Germany - Anxious Giant

With angst over European security growing, why is Germany such a reluctant military power? Chris Bowlby discovers how German pacifism has grown since World War Two. The German army, the Bundeswehr, is meant to be a model citizen's army but is poorly funded and treated with suspicion by the population. Some now say the world of Trump, Putin and Brexit demands major change in German thinking, much more spending and Bundeswehr deployments abroad. But most Germans disagree. Could Germany in fact be trying historically something really new - becoming a major power without fighting wars?

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Hugh Levinson.


SUN 22:00 Westminster Hour (b08tvj4m)

Weekly political discussion and analysis with MPs, experts and commentators.


SUN 23:00 Radiolab (b08tj4y1)
Words

It's almost impossible to imagine a world without words. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich explore the possibility.

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.



MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017

MON 00:00 Midnight News (b08tvj6j)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.


MON 00:15 Thinking Allowed (b08tcnzp)
Sport and Philosophy - Inside an African-Caribbean Football Club

Laurie Taylor talks to David Papineau - Professor of Philosophy at Kings College London - whose latest book addresses the philosophical questions that sport raises, from highlighting the difference between rules and conventions to challenging the orthodox economic view of altruism and group decision making. Dr Paul Ian Campbell is Course Director for Sociology and Senior Lecturer at Coventry University. He talks to Laurie about the ethnographic study he has carried out of an African-Caribbean-founded football club in the East Midlands. The development of the club during the period that he covers - 1970 to 2010 - was intimately connected to wider changes in the social and sporting landscape.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.


MON 00:45 Bells on Sunday (b08tvlzl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:43 on Sunday]


MON 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08tvj6l)

The latest shipping forecast.


MON 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08tvj6n)

MON 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08tvj6q)

The latest shipping forecast.


MON 05:30 News Briefing (b08tvj6s)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


MON 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b08w98yq)

A spiritual reflection and prayer to begin the day, with Canon Simon Doogan.


MON 05:45 Farming Today (b08tvj6v)
Michael Gove

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


MON 05:56 Weather (b08tvj6x)

The latest weather forecast for farmers.


MON 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b08twfh2)
Neil Anderson on the Golden Eagle

Wildlife cameraman Neil Anderson describes hiking and abseiling on a cliff-side in the Scottish Highlands to track down a golden eagle nest for Tweet of the Day.

Tweet of the Day has captivated the Radio 4 audience with its daily 90 seconds of birdsong. But what of the listener to this avian chorus? In this new series of Tweet of the Day, we bring to the airwaves the conversational voices of those who listen to and are inspired by birds. Building on the previous series, a more informal approach to learning alongside a renewed emphasis on encounter with nature and reflection in our relationship with the natural world.

Producer Tom Bonnett.


MON 06:00 Today (b08tvj6z)

News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


MON 09:00 Start the Week (b08tvj71)
Health Inequality: TB, Trauma and Technology

On Start the Week Andrew Marr explores killer diseases and the health of the world. Kathryn Lougheed focuses on one of the smartest killers humanity has ever faced - TB. It's been around since the start of civilisation and has learnt how to adapt to different environments, so today more than one million people still die of the disease every year. As with many diseases it's the poor who are most at risk. But Sir Michael Marmot explains how it's not just those at the bottom who are adversely affected, as health and life expectancy are directly related to where you are on the socio-economic ladder. The psychiatrist Lynne Jones also explores how far mental well-being is connected to human rights and the social and political worlds in which we live. She trained in one of Britain's last asylums and has travelled the world treating traumatised soldiers and civilians. Professor John Powell is interested in how far the digital world can help improve health and access to health care - from interventions for heart attacks to the treatment of depression. There are more than two hundred thousand health apps on the internet, but just how effective are they?

Producer: Katy Hickman.


MON 09:45 Book of the Week (b08twfh4)
The Secret Lives of Colour, White

Writer Kassia St Clair gives a potted history of the colour palette, beginning with the surprising stories behind various shades of white.

Read by Francesca Dymond
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


MON 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08tvj73)
Alison Moyet, Women in Corbyn's team, Kate Nash

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.


MON 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b08twfh6)
Stories from Hay el Matar, Episode 1

Running a hospital in Damascus is hard enough for the Hilmi family but, when Louai expands the counterfeit pharmaceuticals business to raise extra cash, things start to go very wrong indeed.

Stories from Hay el Matar is set in a suburb of Damascus where people of all backgrounds attempt to live their lives while the war is fought around them. It's made by a team of Syrian writers and actors who are themselves living through the kinds of events depicted in the drama.

This is an adaptation from an Arabic language original, produced by BBC Media Action, that is also made on location in Beirut, Lebanon, by a Syrian and Lebanese team, many of whom commute from inside Syria.

Stories from Hay el Matar is written in Arabic by Syrian writer Hozan Akko, adapted into English by British dramatist Jonathan Myerson, and recorded on location in Beirut.

The drama offers a rare glimpse of how normal life is lived inside Damascus during these extraordinary times.

Sound Moe Choicair, Sandra Tabet (DB Studios) and Alisdair McGregor
Music Ziad Ahmadiye
Studio management Karim Beidoun, Guerilla Studios
Translation Samira El Agha
Adaptation Jonathan Myerson
Writer Hozan Akko
Producer/Director Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4, adapted from an original BBC Media Action Production.


MON 11:00 The Untold (b08twfh8)
Back to Life

This is a story of grit and determination; of ambition and limitations; of one young man's struggle to get his life back, after a car accident that's left him with a brain injury.

Nick was 23 when his life changed forever. He's lucky to be alive. He was driving home late one night when his car came off the road. He thinks he fell asleep at the wheel. Luckily no one else was involved, but the consequences for Nick and his family have been immense. He was in hospital for months. At first Nick was wheelchair bound. Slowly, slowly, he's getting his independence back. He's now up and about - walking and talking and cracking jokes, but his injuries were serious - apart from the ones to his body, his brain injury means his short term memory is impaired.

Before the accident, Nick was a bar manager, and independence for him means getting back his old job. That's what keeps him going. But will he manage it?

From brain injury rehab unit, to sheltered accommodation and then back to living with his mum, his greatest champion - he's a man on a mission: to get his life back. But the road of progress is long and winding and Nick is impatient.

Produced in Bristol, by Jo Dwyer.


MON 11:30 The Price of Happiness (b08twgfv)
Series 2, The Perfect Body

Quizzical everywoman and stand-up poet Kate Fox explores some of the things she does not want in life (and which she has cheerfully failed to achieve), and how much she has saved emotionally and financially in the process.

This week, Kate looks at the subject of the perfect body. Every day we are confronted with images of the perfect body, but do these unrealistic ideals actually reflect the diverse society we live in?

How guilty should you feel if you both agree that speaking out against the bodily exploitation of Miley Cyrus was an inspiring feminist move, and at the same time find yourself thinking that Sinead O' Connor would look ever so nice with a short bob?

Kate has a past of yo-yo dieting and bad make up application - and somehow missed the memo when "all the ladygardens went Kojak" back in 2006. With personal grooming over a lifetime coming in at £234k for women and £75k for men, could this be spent in other ways that make us feel good. A season ticket to Diggerland, a Nando's Gold Card, your own private forest?

Kate Fox is a comedian and poet from the North East of England. She has contributed poems and comic pieces to many Radio 4 programmes including Saturday Live, Wondermentalist Cabaret, From Fact to Fiction, Woman's Hour and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash.

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


MON 12:00 News Summary (b08tvj75)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


MON 12:04 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy (b08vq113)
Series 1, Clock

There's no such thing as "the correct time". Like the value of money, it's a convention that derives its usefulness from the widespread acceptance of others. But there is such a thing as accurate timekeeping. That dates from 1656, and a Dutchman named Christiaan Huygens. In the centuries since, as Tim Harford explains, the clock has become utterly essential to almost every area of the modern economy.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editors: Richard Knight and Richard Vadon.


MON 12:13 You and Yours (b08tvj77)
The EU referendum effect- one year on; Bicycle hire; Child friendly festivals

It's 12 months since the EU referendum started the Brexit ball rolling. We'll be looking at the ongoing impact it's had on prices.
The rise of bikes for hire-- we'll be speaking to the man launching the world's largest bicycle hire operator here in the UK.
And would you take your children or grandchildren to a festival like Glastonbury? We'll be looking at the child friendly festivals now on offer.
Winifred Robinson presents.


MON 12:57 Weather (b08tvj79)

The latest weather forecast.


MON 13:00 World at One (b08tvj7c)

Analysis of news and current affairs.


MON 13:45 Our Man in the Middle East (b08twgyc)
Part 16: A Taste of Fire and Smoke

The impact of religious divisions across the Middle East, witnessed by the BBC's Jeremy Bowen. "The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a huge jolt to the Middle East's system," he says, "and its consequences are still being felt. It touched off a civil war between Shia and Sunni Muslims that inflamed sectarian divisions from the Gulf to the Mediterranean"

Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor, has been reporting from the region for more than a quarter of a century. He combines first-hand accounts from the front line with an in-depth look into the region's history. He has witnessed endless wars between individuals, religious groups and full-sized states, jostling for military, political and economic power. He has interviewed dictators, fanatics and fundamentalists as well as the ordinary people caught up in their dangerous games. In that time, the past has always been present, providing motivation and political ammunition . Bowen has made headlines himself and he has paid a personal price, coming under fire and losing a colleague in the course of reporting - on the worst day, he says, in his life.

Producers: Mark Savage and Cara Swift.


MON 14:00 The Archers (b08tvq45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Sunday]


MON 14:15 Drama (b05w8dn8)
Time for One More Question

Glyn Maxwell's comedy drama recorded on location at this year's Hay Festival.

1988 - the first year of the Hay Festival - arrogant schoolboy Roland hears teenage literary hopeful Melanie Carlow read her poem at a New Poets event - and he asks her a 'Terrible Question'. She's distraught and he's thrown out.

2015 - Melanie Carlow is now an award winning poet, Roland's an unemployed poet. He hears her on the radio saying that for 27 years she's tried to answer that schoolboy's 'Terrible Question'. It made her the writer she is. So he gets on a coach to Hay-on-Wye to ask his question again...

Love is put through the toughest Q and A in this comedy of festival manners.

With Glyn Maxwell, Ian McMillan and Simon Armitage as themselves and Peter Florence as Norman Florence.

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


MON 15:00 The 3rd Degree (b08twgyf)
Series 7, The University of Hull

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the University of Hull with specialist subjects including American Studies, History and Business and Management and questions ranging from Credit Card Fraud to Cthulhu with a fretful porpentine thrown in for good measure.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Roehampton, Liverpool, Queen's University Belfast and St John's College, Cambridge.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


MON 15:30 Food Programme (b08tvmcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:32 on Sunday]


MON 16:00 Quirke's Cast and Crew (b08twh04)
Series 1, Gaffer & Best Boy

Film presenter Antonia Quirke speaks to key crew members working on the film and drama series that are defining modern entertainment.

In this first episode Antonia wades through mud in Yorkshire on the stunning period set of Gunpowder a new star-studded, forthcoming BBC television drama starring Kit Harington as she links up with the dedicated crew responsible for all things electrical whatever the weather.

She also meets with the renowned gaffer John 'Biggles' Higgins whose film credits include Gravity and Skyfall, and travels to Warner Brothers Studios in Watford to join a Best Boy to discuss his role as he works on the latest JJ Abrams production.

Throughout, Antonia watches the cast and crews in action, grabbing them in the moments between filming, revealing their various and sometimes entirely surprising contribution to productions, exploring the latest equipment and challenges. Along the way she gathers fascinating and often very moving stories of life behind the scenes. These aren't just the tales of the great actors of our times, but of the people who made those actors and actresses great, content instead to be the stars behind the camera.

Producer: Stephen Garner.


MON 16:30 Beyond Belief (b08v07n2)
Religion and Hip Hop

What's the relationship between religion and hip hop?
Since its emergence from the south Bronx in New York in the mid-1970s, hip hop culture has radically transformed music and the arts in America, and across the world. Hip hop is more than rap music; it is a style, a philosophy and a political worldview. In recent months, the artist, Stormzy has re-ignited discussion of the relationship between religion and hip hop. Is religion a superficial embellishment or is it fundamental to the origin and message of the artform?

Robert Beckford is joined by Monica Miller, Associate Professor of Religion & Africana Studies at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, Abdul-Rehman Malik - Music Journalist & Educator, and Dr Christopher Shannahan - Research fellow at the centre for trust, peace and social relations at Coventry University.

Producer: Rosie Dawson.


MON 17:00 PM (b08tvj7f)

Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.


MON 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08tvj7h)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


MON 18:30 Just a Minute (b08v07n4)
Series 78, 19/06/2017

Nicholas Parsons returns for his 50th year and the 78th series of the award-winning panel show.


MON 19:00 The Archers (b08v07n6)

Justin's hackles are raised, and Kirsty feels she has lost a friend.


MON 19:15 Front Row (b08tvj7k)

Arts news, interviews and reviews.


MON 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b08twfh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


MON 20:00 Here's How the Story Ends (b08v07n8)
Series 1, Portsmouth After the Riots

Giles Edwards asks what happened in Portsmouth after the anti-paedophile riots in the city in 2000.

During the long, hot summer of 2000, and after a story in the News of the World revealed one of the country's most prolific paedophiles was living in the heart of their community, some residents on the Paulsgrove estate in north Portsmouth took to the streets to demonstrate. The protests, sometimes called riots, continued for several nights, and the story was all over the news.

Now Giles has spoken to Paulsgrove residents who were appalled and frightened by the protests, to those who helped organise them and still believe they were necessary, and to the councillors, local MP and police tasked with trying to stop them, about what happened after the protests finished. How did the community come back together, what did the authorities do to reassure residents, and what, if anything, can the episode tell us about attitudes to child sexual exploitation?

Producer: Giles Edwards.


MON 20:30 Analysis (b08v07nb)
What went wrong with Brazil?

During Brazil's boom years the country's rising economy created a new middle class of gigantic proportions - tens of millions escaping from poverty. Brazil felt confident and even rich enough to bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. But then the economy turned.

In the last two years the country has endured its worst recession on record. Rio de Janeiro - the city that hosted the Olympics - is bankrupt. Many communities don't have functioning schools or clinics. Corruption is endemic.

David Baker, a regular visitor to Brazil, travels to Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo to find out where it went all wrong for the country, what's holding it back from being a great economic power and what the wider lessons are for developing countries across the world.

Producer: Alex Lewis.


MON 21:00 Natural Histories (b08tcbrt)
Dodo

The Dodo is a byword for extinction and whilst none of us have ever seen a living Dodo it somehow feels familiar even though we know virtually nothing about it. As Brett Westwood traces our relationship with this icon of extinction, he meets a man whose home is a shrine of Dodo memorabilia, follows the auction of a Dodo skeleton, hears how a head and a foot inspired a famous Caucus race and handles a selection of beautiful Dodo bones. With the help of Lewis Carroll, this bizarre looking bird has captured our hearts and imagination, whilst the true story of this flightless pigeon is a poignant tale. Producer Sarah Blunt.


MON 21:30 Start the Week (b08tvj71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 21:58 Weather (b08tvj7m)

The latest weather forecast.


MON 22:00 The World Tonight (b08tvj7p)

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.


MON 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b08v07sb)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, A Choice

Arundhati Roy's powerful new novel is her first since her 1997award winning debut, The God of Small Things. In this episode it is 1996. Set against the backdrop of the raging conflict in Kashmir, Musa is compelled to make an impossible choice. Indira Varma is the reader.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is Arundhati Roy's hotly anticipated second novel, a kaleidoscopic story that will take listeners from Old Delhi to Kashmir and back again and where the lives of a cast of vivid characters are intimately interwoven. There is the unforgettable Tilo and the three men who loved her, especially, Musa whose fate in war torn Kashmir is heartbreakingly entwined with hers. Back in Delhi, in an old graveyard Anjum has found a place to make her voice heard and to heal old wounds. Likewise, her friend, an incorrigible young man who goes by the moniker of Saddam Hussain, has found a space to tell his own strange story, one that continues to haunt him. As the novel unfolds, Roy brings into stark relief the corrupting nature of power as her characters endure through the darkest of times and still manage to find hope and most of all love.

For interviews with the acclaimed writer, new features and archive programmes about her life and work visit the Radio 4 website. While you're there, if you've missed an episode or you would like to listen ahead you can also find out how to download all fifteen episodes. Or you can visit the iPlayer Radio app.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


MON 23:00 Hull Before Culture (b087rv9h)
Episode 2

Playwright John Godber has been absorbing and interpreting the city's culture in his work at Hull Truck and in his plays for over thirty years. One of the most-performed playwrights in the English language, his work has travelled all over the world, but it is perhaps most fiercely loved by people in Hull: 'you're not proper 'ull if you 'ent seen 'Bouncers'.

John is well-placed to take a closer look at the city he's made his home in this series of conversations with the people who make culture happen in Hull. Hull is a sprawling sliver of a city, built along the banks of the Humber, so it makes sense to talk and drive, visiting key places in the cultural life of the place along the way. It's like carpool karaoke but without the karaoke, although there is a bit of singing.

John discovers why Hull is 'defensively self-deprecating' with a BS alarm which means that you can't get away with talking about things you don't really understand, compares 'results-based' funding in tough economic times with the continental model of subsidized arts; and compares tactics on how you reach audiences that see theatre as alien as the moon. And he finds a beating, passionate heart determined to keep on making culture in Hull even when the City of Culture circus has left town.

Restlessly sharp, charismatic and funny, John is a breath of fresh air as a presenter.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.


MON 23:30 The Language of Others (b08k1stz)

How important is language to social unity? Times columnist Iain Martin looks at how it can be both a marker of division and a bridge between communities. Along the way he asks whether immigrants to the UK must learn English, visits a language class run by charity English for Action, examines attitudes to unfamiliar speech, and looks to a future where technology might render this an outdated concern.

Producer: Faizal Farook.



TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2017

TUE 00:00 Midnight News (b08tvj9l)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.


TUE 00:30 Book of the Week (b08twfh4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Monday]


TUE 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08tvj9r)

The latest shipping forecast.


TUE 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08tvj9t)

TUE 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08tvj9z)

The latest shipping forecast.


TUE 05:30 News Briefing (b08tvjb3)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


TUE 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b08wl58h)

A spiritual reflection and prayer to begin the day, with Canon Simon Doogan.


TUE 05:45 Farming Today (b08tvjb5)

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


TUE 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b08v08m2)
Jimi Goodwin on the Mallard

Musician Jimi Goodwin of Doves on an extraordinary encounter with a mallard, a kestrel, plus many chicks ... up a tree, in this Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day has captivated the Radio 4 audience with its daily 90 seconds of birdsong. But what of the listener to this avian chorus? In this new series of Tweet of the Day, we bring to the airwaves the conversational voices of those who listen to and are inspired by birds. Building on the previous series, a more informal approach to learning alongside a renewed emphasis on encounter with nature and reflection in our relationship with the natural world.

Producer Miles Warde.


TUE 06:00 Today (b08tvjb7)

News and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


TUE 09:00 The Reith Lectures (b08v08m5)
Hilary Mantel, The Iron Maiden

How do we construct our pictures of the past, including both truth and myth, asks best-selling author Hilary Mantel. Where do we get our evidence? She warns of two familiar errors: either romanticising the past, or seeing it as a gory horror-show. It is tempting, but often condescending, to seek modern parallels for historical events. "Are we looking into the past, or looking into a mirror?" she asks. "Dead strangers...did not live and die so we could draw lessons from them." Above all, she says, we must all try to respect the past amid all its strangeness and complexity.

Over the course of the lecture series, Dame Hilary discusses the role that history plays in our culture. She asks how we view the past and what our relationship is with the dead.

The programme is recorded in front of an audience at Middle Temple in London, followed by a question and answer session.

The Reith Lectures are chaired by Sue Lawley and produced by Jim Frank.


TUE 09:45 Book of the Week (b08v09c5)
The Secret Lives of Colour, Yellow

Writer Kassia St Clair investigates the colour palette, investigating the hidden stories behind various shades of yellow from gold to gamboge.

Read by Francesca Dymond
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


TUE 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08tvjb9)

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.


TUE 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b08w1c6b)
Stories from Hay el Matar, Episode 2

Louai tries to re-establish the counterfeit medicines business way from his father's hospital and starts working with Assaf, the Captain of the government checkpoint.

Stories from Hay el Matar is set in a suburb of Damascus where people of all backgrounds attempt to live their lives while the war is fought around them. It's made by a team of Syrian writers and actors who are themselves living through the kinds of events depicted in the drama.

This is an adaptation from an Arabic language original produced by BBC Media Action that is also made on location in Beirut, Lebanon, by a Syrian and Lebanese team, many of whom commute from inside Syria.

Stories from Hay el Matar is written in Arabic by Syrian writer Hozan Akko, adapted into English by British dramatist Jonathan Myerson, and recorded on location in Beirut.

The drama offers a rare glimpse of how normal life is lived inside Damascus during these extraordinary times.

Sound Moe Choicair, Sandra Tabet (DB Studios) and Alisdair McGregor
Music Ziad Ahmadiye
Studio management Karim Beidoun, Guerilla Studios
Translation Samira El Agha
Adaptation Jonathan Myerson
Writer Hozan Akko
Producer/Director Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4, adapted from an original BBC Media Action Production.


TUE 11:00 Natural Histories (b08v09c7)
Hare

There is a roof boss in a church in Devon of three hares running after one another in a circle. Whilst three hares can be clearly seen and each hare has two ears, when you count the ears there are only three. What does this motif mean and where else can it be found? All is revealed when Brett Westwood goes in search of the truth about the elusive and magical Mad March Hare, learns about an ancient coin bearing the image of a hare, and has an unforgettable encounter with several wild hares on a Norfolk farm. Producer Sarah Blunt.


TUE 11:30 Laura Barton's Notes from a Musical Island (b08v09c9)
Series 2, Ebb and Flow

The fortunes of seaside towns in east Kent ebb and flow, just like the tides off the sands at Margate and the marina in Ramsgate.

Laura Barton visits an instrument-maker's workshop in Ramsgate where Shem Mackey, a long-time resident originally from Ireland, makes viola da gambas from fruit woods. She contemplates the light over the English Channel and the relentless rhythms of the water with Jules Bigg of Ramsgate Music Hall.

Laura also finds a musician who's colonised unlikely spaces for music-making. Johann Karlberg has built an immaculate studio in an industrial complex next to a tyre dump. Originally from Sweden, he's now happily settled in this corner of Kent making a global brand of music with The Very Best. And Daisy Emily Warne, aka Kub, has returned to the town of her childhood to walk her dog on Margate's 'golden mile' and make her distinctive electronic music.

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


TUE 12:00 News Summary (b08tvjbc)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


TUE 12:04 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy (b08vq14q)
Series 1, Disposable Razor

King Camp Gillette came up with an idea which has helped shape the modern economy. He invented the disposable razor blade. But, perhaps more significantly, he invented the two-part pricing model which works by imposing what economists call "switching costs". If you've ever bought replacement cartridges for an inkjet printer you experienced both when you discovered that they cost almost as much as the printer itself. It's also known as the "razor and blades" model because that's where it first drew attention, thanks to King Camp Gillette. Attract people with a cheap razor, then repeatedly charge them for expensive replacement blades. As Tim Harford explains, it's an idea which has been remarkably influential.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editors: Richard Knight and Richard Vadon.


TUE 12:13 You and Yours (b08tvjbf)
Call You and Yours

Consumer phone-in.


TUE 12:57 Weather (b08tvjbh)

The latest weather forecast.


TUE 13:00 World at One (b08tvjbk)

Analysis of news and current affairs.


TUE 13:45 Our Man in the Middle East (b08v09dn)
Part 17: A Flash of Nail Varnish

Jeremy Bowen reflects on Iran's strategic position in the Middle East and its attitudes to the West. "Give Iran a chance," he says. "The United States and its allies are easily strong enough to take action if it looks as if Iran is not keeping its nuclear promises. Show them it's in their interest to open up and do business."

Bowen has been reporting from the region for more than a quarter of a century". He combines first-hand accounts from the front line with an in-depth look into the region's history. He has witnessed endless wars between individuals, religious groups and full-sized states, jostling for military, political and economic power. He has interviewed dictators, fanatics and fundamentalists as well as the ordinary people caught up in their dangerous games. In that time, the past has always been present, providing motivation and political ammunition . Bowen has made headlines himself and he has paid a personal price, coming under fire and losing a colleague in the course of reporting - on the worst day, he says, in his life.

Producers: Mark Savage and Cara Swift.


TUE 14:00 The Archers (b08v07n6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Monday]


TUE 14:15 Drama (b08v09jc)
The Twenty Year Stretch

Drama by Colin Bytheway starring James D'Arcy, Tara Fitzgerald and Nicholas Farrell.

Dutch law states that an art thief has legal ownership of stolen private art after 20 years. In Amsterdam, Erik and Sophie are bright, loved-up art students with an audacious plan: to steal a Van Gogh from the private collection of Dutch millionaire Hector Van Doran then wait twenty years to sell the painting. The first part of the plan succeeds. Fast-forward nineteen years and 364 days later. Erik, Sophie and Hector all meet on the eve of the day that Erik and Sophie will legally own the painting. Much has changed in twenty years and everything's up for grabs - power, passion, greed, love, money and dreams. Who will side with whom and what were the true consequences of the twenty year stretch?

Cast:

Directed by Alison Crawford.


TUE 15:00 Short Cuts (b08v09km)
Series 12, Witness

Josie Long hears stories of bearing witness - from glimpsing the moment a parent changes to escaping a violent storm.

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


TUE 15:30 Making History (b08v09kp)
The Stonehenge Tunnel

Tom Holland goes behind the headlines to look at the stories making history.

Helen Castor travels to Salisbury Plain to hear more about a growing row between archaeologists and our leading heritage organisations about plans to build a tunnel under Stonehenge. She discovers how, increasingly, it isn't iconic Stonehenge that is at the centre of researchers' thinking but the wider and even more historic landscape.

In Lincolnshire, Carenza Lewis and a team from the University of Lincoln are using archaeology for what some might describe as more pressing questions - how we can tackle the housing crisis and provide green space and places to play. A community project in Gainsborough has been evaluating the success of the 20th Century Garden City Movement by analysing artefacts from a post-war housing estate, to see if people actually exploited the space provided by urban planners.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative is a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project that looks set to transform large swaths of Asia and the world beyond. But, as Tom Holland discovers from Silk Road historian Peter Frankopan, British explorers were eying up the economic possibilities of the isolated frontier near Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan more than 150 years ago.

Producer: Nick Patrick
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 16:00 Law in Action (b08v09ks)

Joshua Rozenberg introduces the latest edition of the programme that looks at developments in all aspects of the law - from trials to prisons, extradition to property disputes and Brexit to copyright - and discovers how they will affect our lives.


TUE 16:30 A Good Read (b08v09xy)
Verity Sharp and Matthew Syed

Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with music presenter Verity Sharp and table tennis champion turned author Matthew Syed. Their books are The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson and Chéri by Colette. These spark deeply-felt argument over whether planting trees can save the earth and also insights into the ideal of getting back to the land, the process of ageing for women who've lived by their looks and the peculiar nature of British reserve as observed by the son of an immigrant. Books as the jumping-off point for ideas..
Producer Beth O'Dea.


TUE 17:00 PM (b08tvjbm)

Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.


TUE 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08tvjbp)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


TUE 18:30 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b083p88m)
Careerism

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

Episode 3 - Careerism

Alexei reveals the surprising reason he disappeared from our TV screens in the 1990's, recounts a chance meeting with Ed Miliband, discusses rampant nepotism in most coveted careers and draws a striking comparisons between capitalism and all you can eat buffets.

Written and performed by Alexei Sayle
Additional Material from Liam Beirne
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production.


TUE 19:00 The Archers (b08v09y0)

Freddie finds a new vocation, and Anisha sets a challenge.


TUE 19:15 Front Row (b08tvjbr)

Arts news, interviews and reviews.


TUE 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b08w1c6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


TUE 20:00 File on 4 (b08v09y2)
What Lies Beneath: The Legacy of Landfill

The toxic legacy of Britain's industrial heritage lies festering beneath our feet in 20 thousand former landfill sites. But now Government has ended the system of grants to local authorities to help pay for their clean up, and developers are moving in to build housing. How safe are these places, and should people be concerned about living on top of them? Many of these sites were commissioned long before safety and environmental regulations were introduced so nobody knows what's buried underground and what problems it might create in the future. Families whose homes were built right next door to old landfill sites tell the programme their lives have been blighted by health issues. File on 4 has seen new research commissioned by the Environment Agency which reveals how erosion is threatening hundreds of toxic dumps along our coastline that could leach chemicals and other harmful substances onto our beaches and into the sea.


TUE 20:40 In Touch (b08tvjbt)

News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.


TUE 21:00 All in the Mind (b08v09y4)

Claudia Hammond explores the latest developments in the worlds of psychology, neuroscience and mental health.


TUE 21:30 Out of the Ordinary (b0742kvy)
Series 4, A Better Mousetrap

Build a better mousetrap, so the saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. But is it true? There are over 4,500 mousetrap patents but this doesn't stop inventors coming up with new designs - even though the basic spring-loaded trap was designed in the nineteenth century and, you might think, is unimprovable. Jolyon Jenkins talks to people who dream of riches from mousetraps, and one who has even managed it. And he invents his own, ultra-humane, hi-tech trap. Will it impress the professionals?

Presenter/Producer: Jolyon Jenkins.


TUE 22:00 The World Tonight (b08tvjbw)

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.


TUE 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b08v0b7w)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Babajaana - My Love

Arundhati Roy's arresting new novel is her first since her award winning debut in 1997, The God of Small Things. In this episode it is autumn in Srinigar and on a lakeside houseboat there is love and lament. Indira Varma is the reader.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is Arundhati Roy's first novel since her celebrated debut The God of Small Things which won the Booker Prize in 1997. It takes listeners on a powerful journey which starts in Old Delhi before moving to the conflict in Kashmir in 1996, and then returning to Delhi and more recent times. Along the way the lives of a cast of vivid and unforgettable characters become inextricably interwoven, especially those of the insouciant and unknowable Tilo, and Musa, the young Kashmiri man whose life has already been shaped by tragedy.

For interviews with Arundhati Roy, new features and archive programmes about her life and work visit the Radio 4 website. While you're there, if you've missed an episode or you would like to listen ahead you can also find out how to download all fifteen episodes. You can also visit the iPlayer Radio app.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


TUE 23:00 Liam Williams: Ladhood (b06ptymb)
Truants

Liam Williams - Ladhood.

From Liam Williams, a two-time Edinburgh Festival Award Nominated comedian, comes a rich new storytelling Radio 4 series entitled "Ladhood", about Liam's teenage misadventures in the Yorkshire suburbs. With evocative monologues by "Adult Liam" being interjected with flashback scenes from his teenage years, the series was recorded in Leeds and stars teens from Yorkshire, with each episode delving into Liam's memories of his first fight, virginity loss, the best house party ever organised, and his marvelous outwitting of an entire teaching staff. This is the New Labour, post-mining, aspirational heartland, meeting 50 Cent and Generation Y ennui, represented in a bourgeois radio format - by one of Britain's most exciting comedians.

Written By: Liam Williams

Produced By: Arnab Chanda

This is a BBC Radio Comedy Production.


TUE 23:30 Late Returns (b08csw17)

The writer Nicholas Royle is a passionate supporter of libraries and a devoted bibliophile. As a young man his passion for books was so strong, in fact, that some of the books he borrowed from libraries didn't manage to find their way back to their homes on the library shelves. Now, over three decades on, Nicholas is finally doing the right thing and returning the books to the places he first encountered them - Manchester, Paris and London - hoping to avoid any hefty fines in his attempt to straighten his accounts. Along the way he considers his evolving relationship with both books and libraries, meeting other writers such as Vahni Capildeo and Polar Bear to hear about books they have neglected to return because they loved them so much; he also speaks with others who would never dream of failing to take their books back, such as AL Kennedy. Nicholas also meets a successful journalist who went to the same school as him and was one of the last to borrow the novel before Nicholas himself took it on extended leave.
Producer: Geoff Bird.



WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017

WED 00:00 Midnight News (b08tvjds)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.


WED 00:30 Book of the Week (b08v09c5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Tuesday]


WED 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08tvjdv)

The latest shipping forecast.


WED 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08tvjdx)

WED 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08tvjf0)

The latest shipping forecast.


WED 05:30 News Briefing (b08tvjf2)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


WED 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b08wpj1g)

A spiritual reflection and prayer to begin the day, with Canon Simon Doogan.


WED 05:45 Farming Today (b08tvjf4)

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


WED 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b08v8946)
Lindsey Chapman on the Cetti's warbler

When Springwatch presenter Lindsey Chapman went walking with fellow Springwatch host Brett Westwood it was the first time she had heard a call so boisterous that now she recognises it instantly whenever she hears it, the Cetti's warbler.

Tweet of the Day has captivated the Radio 4 audience with its daily 90 seconds of birdsong. But what of the listener to this avian chorus? In this new series of Tweet of the Day, we bring to the airwaves the conversational voices of those who listen to and are inspired by birds. Building on the previous series, a more informal approach to learning alongside a renewed emphasis on encounter with nature and reflection in our relationship with the natural world.

Producer Tom Bonnett.


WED 06:00 Today (b08tvjf6)

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


WED 09:00 Only Artists (b08v8948)
Series 2, Keggie Carew and Richard Hawley

Artist and biographer Keggie Carew travels to Sheffield to meet the producer and mercury prize nominated singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.


WED 09:30 Voices of the First World War (b08v894b)
In the Air: Bloody April

The return of the major series tracking the development of the First World War through the archives of the Imperial War Museums and the BBC.

Reaching 1917, Dan Snow explores the events of the year through the recollections of those who were there. As the fighting became more and more desperate, in the air, on the Western Front - even below ground in extensive mining operations - the morale of those being sent into battle was at times becoming dangerously low.

Morale was never worse in the Royal Flying Corps than in spring 1917, which became known as 'Bloody April'. Germany had the upper hand at this point in the war, with superior tactics, training, and technology. With outclassed aircraft, the RFC suffered disastrous losses throughout the month, and beyond. Cecil Lewis and Norman Macmillan eloquently describe the intensity of the dogfights of spring 1917, and others recall the leading flying ace at the time, Captain Albert Ball, who was lost in early May.

In the first five programmes of this year's series, Dan will be also looking at the French mutinies of May 1917 onwards, and the extraordinary feats of military engineering - and deadly cost to German soldiers - involved in exploding 20 huge mines at the Messines Ridge. Soldiers and officers speak about the issue of rank and class in the British Army of 1917, by which time many of the ex-public school officers had been wiped out. There are conflicting versions of events when it comes to the British mutiny at Etaples in September, but Officer Jim Davies, at the centre of the action on the bridge between the army camp and the town, tells his story.

Voices of the First World War is made in partnership between the BBC and the Imperial War Museums.


WED 09:45 Book of the Week (b08v894d)
The Secret Lives of Colour, Pink

Writer Kassia St Clair investigates the colour palette, uncovering the hidden stories behind various shades of pink which have been embraced by everyone from the British Navy to Marilyn Monroe.

Read by Francesca Dymond
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


WED 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08tvjf8)

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.


WED 10:41 15 Minute Drama (b08w1c9s)
Stories from Hay el Matar, Episode 3

Assaf, Captain of the Government checkpoint, wants to trade the counterfeit medicines all over Syria, even to opposition held areas. But, as usual, the war is about to make its presence felt and will change everything.

Stories from Hay el Matar is set in a suburb of Damascus where people of all backgrounds attempt to live their lives while the war is fought around them. It's made by a team of Syrian writers and actors who are themselves living through the kinds of events depicted in the drama.

This is an adaptation from an Arabic language original, produced by BBC Media Action, that is also made on location in Beirut, Lebanon, by a Syrian and Lebanese team, many of whom commute from inside Syria.

Stories from Hay el Matar is written in Arabic by Syrian writer Hozan Akko, adapted into English by British dramatist Jonathan Myerson, and recorded on location in Beirut.

The drama offers a rare glimpse of how normal life is lived inside Damascus during these extraordinary times.

Sound Moe Choicair, Sandra Tabet (DB Studios) and Alisdair McGregor
Music Ziad Ahmadiye
Studio management Karim Beidoun, Guerilla Studios
Translation Samira El Agha
Adaptation Jonathan Myerson
Writer Hozan Akko
Producer/Director Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4, adapted from an original BBC Media Action Production.


WED 10:55 The Listening Project (b08v894g)
Ros and Harry - Swimming the Distance

The coach recalls how he first spotted her potential; the swimmer remembers how he got inside her head. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


WED 11:00 Here's How the Story Ends (b08v07n8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Monday]


WED 11:30 It's a Fair Cop (b08v894j)
Series 3, Collision Decision

Alfie Moore and the last in the series in which he invites his audience to take the policing decisions in a real life crime scenario. This week; the most broken law in Britain - The Road Traffic Act 1988. Drivers will have a collision once every 17 years, but how many report them? When do you have to report it and when don't you. In this week's case, all sorts of issues are raised involving police impartiality, fairness, discretion and the question - when is an animal not an animal? Alfie recounts a case in which his integrity as a fair copper were tested and as usual takes in advice and anecdotes from his audience.

Written and presented by Alfie Moore

Script Editor Will Ing

producer Alison Vernon-Smith.


WED 12:00 News Summary (b08tvjfb)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


WED 12:04 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy (b08vq1b2)
Series 1, Robot

Robots threaten the human workforce, but their ubiquity and growing competence make them crucial to the modern economy. In 1961 General Motors installed the first Unimate at one of its plants. It was a one-armed robot resembling a small tank that was used for tasks like welding. Now, as Tim Harford explains, the world's robot population is expanding rapidly (the robot "birth rate" is almost doubling every five years) and, coupled with rapid advances in artificial intelligence, robots are changing the world of work in unexpected ways.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editors: Richard Knight and Richard Vadon.


WED 12:13 Four Seasons (b08v894l)
Cut Grass by Philip Larkin; The Way through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling

Summer poems for the midpoint of the year: Cut Grass by Philip Larkin read by Alex Jennings & The Way through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling read by Anton Lesser. Producer: Tim Dee.


WED 12:15 You and Yours (b08tvjfd)

Consumer affairs programme.


WED 12:57 Weather (b08tvjfg)

The latest weather forecast.


WED 13:00 World at One (b08tvjfj)

Analysis of news and current affairs.


WED 13:43 Four Seasons (b08v894n)
Edwin Morgan's Strawberries

Summer poems for the solstice: Bill Paterson reads Edwin Morgan's 'Strawberries'. Producer: Tim Dee.


WED 13:45 Our Man in the Middle East (b08v894q)
Part 18: The Revolving Revolution

The popular revolution in Egypt during the Arab Spring, remembered by the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen. "Not for the first time in history," he says "the passion of the streets was outdone by organization of long established groups - in Egypt, the military, and the Muslim Brotherhood"

Jeremy Bowen reflects on the present and the past of the Middle East, after reporting from the region for more than a quarter of a century. He combines first-hand accounts from the front line with an in-depth look into the region's history. He has witnessed endless wars between individuals, religious groups and full-sized states, jostling for military, political and economic power. He has interviewed dictators, fanatics and fundamentalists as well as the ordinary people caught up in their dangerous games. In that time, the past has always been present, providing motivation and political ammunition . Bowen has made headlines himself and he has paid a personal price, coming under fire and losing a colleague in the course of reporting - on the worst day, he says, in his life.

Producers: Mark Savage and Cara Swift.


WED 14:00 The Archers (b08v09y0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Tuesday]


WED 14:15 Tommies (b08v8c82)
21 June 1917

By Nick Warburton

Summoned to Nieuport on the Belgian coast can a barely recovered Mickey deal with the problem of remotely controlled German boats packed with explosives? Especially when the solution concurs horribly with a crisis in his personal life.

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

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


WED 15:00 Money Box (b08tvjfl)
Money Box Live

Financial phone-in.


WED 15:30 All in the Mind (b08v09y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Tuesday]


WED 16:00 Four Seasons (b08v8dxg)
Edward Thomas's Adlestrop

Summer poems for the solstice: Edward Thomas's 'Adlestrop' read by Simon Russell Beale. Producer: Tim Dee.


WED 16:03 Thinking Allowed (b08v8dxj)

Sociological discussion programme, presented by Laurie Taylor.


WED 16:30 The Media Show (b08tvjfn)

Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.


WED 17:00 PM (b08tvjfq)

Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.


WED 17:58 Four Seasons (b08w291w)
Heliotropical by Lavinia Greenlaw

Summer poems: 'Heliotropical' by Lavinia Greenlaw. A poem written about today a few years ago on a visit to Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Producer: Tim Dee.


WED 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08tvjfs)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


WED 18:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08v8dxm)
Series 2, The Rebel Alliance

Eileen and Lizzie are both determined to enjoy the wedding. No matter what Yvonne does.

Una Stubbs and Tamzin Outhwaite star in the fourth of six two-handers written by Cabin Pressure's John Finnemore.

Written by John Finnemore
Produced by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 19:00 The Archers (b08v8dxq)

Tom is ready to seal the deal, and Lilian smells a rat.


WED 19:15 Front Row (b08tvjfx)

Arts news, interviews and reviews.


WED 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b08w1c9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:41 today]


WED 20:00 Moral Maze (b08v8dxt)

Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk. With Claire Fox, Melanie Phillips, Anne McElvoy and Shiv Malik..


WED 20:45 Four Thought (b08v8dxw)

Talks with a personal dimension.


WED 21:00 Science Stories (b08v8dxy)
Series 5, 21/06/2017

Old English medical texts, such as Bald's leechbook, contain recipes for antimicrobial salves. Naomi Alderman tells the story of these medieval potions. Do they have a role today?


WED 21:30 Only Artists (b08v8948)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 21:58 Weather (b08tvjfz)

The latest weather forecast.


WED 22:00 The World Tonight (b08tvjg1)

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.


WED 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b08v8dy0)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Haircut

In Arundhati Roy's powerful new novel it is 1996 and Tilo is on a houseboat in war torn Kashmir when she is woken suddenly and a primordial punishment is called down. Indira Varma is the reader.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is the acclaimed writer Arundhati Roy's first novel since her 1997 award winning debut, The God of Small Things. Twenty years in the writing her new novel takes listeners on a powerful journey which starts in Old Delhi before moving to the conflict in Kashmir in 1996, and then returning to Delhi and more recent times. In Srinigar, Kashmir, the lives of Musa and Tilo are tested and the corrupting nature of power is brought into stark relief as the two set out to endure through the darkest of times sustained by hope and love.

For more about the celebrated writer visit the Book at Bedtime pages at the Radio 4 website where you can find links to new features and archive programmes about Arundhati Roy's life and work. While you're there, if you've missed an episode or you want to listen ahead you can find out how to download all fifteen episodes.

The abridger is Richard Hamilton
The producer is Elizabeth Allard.


WED 23:00 The Damien Slash Mixtape (b08v8dy2)
Series 1, Episode 2

Multi-character YouTube star Damien Slash makes the move from online to Radio 4, in this new fast-paced, one-man sketch comedy show. From the surreal to the satirical, from the zeitgeist to the absurd, Damien serves up a range of high octane characters, all from his own voice. Adverts, actors, hipsters, trolls - no aspect of modern life is left un-skewered.

Written by and starring Damien Slash (aka Daniel Barker).
Additional material by Robin Morgan.
Produced by Sam Bryant.
A BBC Studios production.


WED 23:15 Today in Parliament (b08vpmxs)

Sean Curran reports from Westminster.


WED 23:55 Four Seasons (b08v8dy4)
William Morris, William Shakespeare and Seamus Heaney - Summer Poems

Summer poems for the solstice from William Morris (read by Sinead Cusack), William Shakespeare (read by Juliet Stevenson) & Seamus Heaney. Producer: Tim Dee.



THURSDAY 22 JUNE 2017

THU 00:00 Midnight News (b08tvjj8)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.


THU 00:30 Book of the Week (b08v894d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Wednesday]


THU 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08tvjjb)

The latest shipping forecast.


THU 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08tvjjd)

THU 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08tvjjg)

The latest shipping forecast.


THU 05:30 News Briefing (b08tvjjj)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


THU 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b08ws9vt)

A spiritual reflection and prayer to begin the day, with Canon Simon Doogan.


THU 05:45 Farming Today (b08tvjjl)

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


THU 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b08v8hbd)
Alasdair Grubb on the Blue Tit

Alasdair Grubb from the remote camera team on Springwatch describes to Tweet of the Day how a blue tit seemingly cried out for his help when he was volunteering for the RSPB.

Tweet of the Day has captivated the Radio 4 audience with its daily 90 seconds of birdsong. But what of the listener to this avian chorus? In this new series of Tweet of the Day, we bring to the airwaves the conversational voices of those who listen to and are inspired by birds. Building on the previous series, a more informal approach to learning alongside a renewed emphasis on encounter with nature and reflection in our relationship with the natural world.

Producer Tom Bonnett.


THU 06:00 Today (b08tvjjn)

Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


THU 09:00 In Our Time (b08tvjjq)
Eugene Onegin

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alexander Pushkin's verse novel, the story of Eugene Onegin, widely regarded as his masterpiece. Pushkin (pictured above) began this in 1823 and worked on it over the next ten years, while moving around Russia, developing the central character of a figure all too typical of his age, the so-called superfluous man. Onegin is cynical, disillusioned and detached, his best friend Lensky is a romantic poet and Tatyana, whose love for Onegin is not returned until too late, is described as a poetic ideal of a Russian woman, and they are shown in the context of the Russian landscape and society that has shaped them. Onegin draws all three into tragic situations which, if he had been willing and able to act, he could have prevented, and so becomes the one responsible for the misery of himself and others as well as the death of his friend.

With

Andrew Kahn

Emily Finer

and

Simon Dixon

Producer: Simon Tillotson.


THU 09:45 Book of the Week (b08v8hbg)
The Secret Lives of Colour, Green

Kassia St Clair uncovers the hidden stories behind shades of green; from the rich mysteries of the Arnolfini Portrait to dark tales of industrial arsenic poisoning.

Read by Francesca Dymond
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


THU 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08tvjjs)

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.


THU 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b08w1d4s)
Stories from Hay el Matar, Episode 4

Sumayya gets her chance to take over the hospital but is stuck between Waleed, who wants to close the counterfeit medicines business, and Captain Assaf, who's always there to remind her how much money is there to be made.

Stories from Hay el Matar is set in a suburb of Damascus where people of all backgrounds attempt to live their lives while the war is fought around them. It's made by a team of Syrian writers and actors who are themselves living through the kinds of events depicted in the drama.

This is an adaptation from an Arabic language original produced by BBC Media Action that is also made on location in Beirut, Lebanon, by a Syrian and Lebanese team, many of whom commute from inside Syria.

Stories from Hay el Matar is written in Arabic by Syrian writer Hozan Akko, adapted into English by British dramatist Jonathan Myerson, and recorded on location in Beirut.

The drama offers a rare glimpse of how normal life is lived inside Damascus during these extraordinary times.

Sound Moe Choicair, Sandra Tabet (DB Studios) and Alisdair McGregor
Music Ziad Ahmadiye
Studio management Karim Beidoun, Guerilla Studios
Translation Samira El Agha
Adaptation Jonathan Myerson
Writer Hozan Akko
Producer/Director Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4, adapted from an original BBC Media Action Production.


THU 11:00 From Our Own Correspondent (b08v8hbj)

Reports from writers and journalists around the world. Presented by Kate Adie.


THU 11:30 The Body Electric (b08v8hbl)

Cathy FitzGerald considers what we can learn about the body by experiencing it through the senses of artists.

Imagine you're experiencing the human body for the very first time. Look at the spiderweb of lines on a palm, the delicacy of the skin at the pulse-point on the wrist. Feel the squishy warmth of an ear lobe, the dry honeycomb of elbow skin. What does it sound like when a hand brushes a cheek? Do the shoulders smell different to the back?

We're surrounded by images of the body - and yet perhaps less in touch with our own fleshy selves than at any time in history. Many of us know our bodies only in terms of illness or deficiency - how they let us down.

Cathy FitzGerald explores the surface of the body as a terra incognita in the company of three artists, who each work with a different sense - sound-artist Matthew Herbert (who creates an 'audio-nude'); Wolfgang Georgsdorf who works with smell; and the Scottish painter, Alison Watt. She also attends a life-drawing class at the National Gallery, led by drawing tutor and art-historian, Karly Allen.

Produced and Presented by Cathy FitzGerald
A White Stiletto production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 12:00 News Summary (b08tvjjx)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


THU 12:04 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy (b08vq1gz)
Series 1, Public Key Cryptography

Take a very large prime number - one that's not divisible by anything other than itself. Then take another. Multiply them together. That's simple enough, and it gives you a very, very large "semi-prime" number. That's a number that's divisible only by two prime numbers. Now challenge someone else to take that semi-prime number, and figure out which two prime numbers were multiplied together to produce it. That, it turns out, is exceptionally hard. Some mathematics are a lot easier to perform in one direction than another. Public key cryptography works by exploiting this difference. And without it we would not have the internet as we know it. Tim Harford tells the story of public key cryptography - and the battle between the geeks who developed it, and the government which tried to control it.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editors: Richard Knight and Richard Vadon.


THU 12:13 You and Yours (b08tvjjz)

Consumer affairs programme.


THU 12:57 Weather (b08tvjk1)

The latest weather forecast.


THU 13:00 World at One (b08tvjk3)

Analysis of news and current affairs.


THU 13:45 Our Man in the Middle East (b08v8hbn)
Part 19: Unfollow the Leader

Jeremy Bowen reflects on the present and the past of the Middle East, after reporting from the region for more than a quarter of a century. He combines first-hand accounts from the front line with an in-depth look into the region's history. He has witnessed endless wars between individuals, religious groups and full-sized states, jostling for military, political and economic power. He has interviewed dictators, fanatics and fundamentalists as well as the ordinary people caught up in their dangerous games. In that time, the past has always been present, providing motivation and political ammunition . Bowen has made headlines himself and he has paid a personal price, coming under fire and losing a colleague in the course of reporting - on the worst day, he says, in his life.

Producers: Mark Savage and Cara Swift.


THU 14:00 The Archers (b08v8dxq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Wednesday]


THU 14:15 Drama (b08v8jlp)
The Coming Tide

On a remote beach a troubled girl meets a desperate man. She's fleeing from her father. And he's searching for his daughter. Their lives collide and their life stories tumble out, revealing who they are, what they've done and how it's come to this. Maybe, just maybe, they're exactly what each other needs.

A hopeful drama about parental love written by Luke Norris.

Directed by Helen Perry
A BBC Cymru/Wales Production

Luke Norris is an actor (Poldark, Our World War ) and writer. Luke won a Fringe first in 2016 for his play Growth. His debut play Goodbye To All That was performed at the Royal Court as part of their Young Writers Festival and was widely acclaimed. His second play So Here We Are won a Bruntwood Judges Award and was nominated for two Manchester Theatre Awards.
The Coming Tide is Luke's radio writing debut.


THU 15:00 Ramblings (b08v8m1l)
Series 36, The Nidderdale Way: Brimham Rocks to Pateley Bridge

Clare Balding sadly says goodbye to The Nidderdale Way as she embarks on the last leg of this fifty three mile circular walking route. Her guides for the day, Margaret Lawrenson, Chris Bennett and John Byrom, persuade her to take a small detour to explore Brimham Rocks, an enchanted natural play park for children and a nightmare for grandparents. Once back on track they walk through some of the most picturesque villages and hamlets of North Yorkshire to arrive back in Pateley Bridge once more. Clare receives a badge for her efforts.
Producer Lucy Lunt.


THU 15:27 Radio 4 Appeal (b08tvlzq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 on Sunday]


THU 15:30 Open Book (b08tvn74)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


THU 16:00 The Film Programme (b08v8m1n)
The Graduate

Francine Stock just wants to say two words to us. Just two words. The Graduate.


THU 16:30 BBC Inside Science (b08tvjk5)

Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world.


THU 17:00 PM (b08tvjk7)

Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.


THU 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08tvjk9)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


THU 18:30 Paul Sinha's History Revision (b08v8m1q)
Series 3, Episode 2

Comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his award-winning History Revision. In previous series, Paul has told you how Portugal's invasion of Morocco in 1415 lead directly to the 2014 World Cup; how the 1909 launch of an Austro-Hungarian submarine prevented Dr Zhivago winning an Oscar; and the story the black woman who refused to give up a seat on an Alabama bus and ended up changing the law - no, it wasn't Rosa Parks.

This series will once again see Paul shine a light on the important historical moments that you never got taught at school, and explain why so much of what you did learn is wrong. There will also, as ever, be puns.

In this second episode of the series, Paul decries the amount of misinformation in our general knowledge. He also tells the story of significant gay figures from history that you may not have heard of, from the earliest known gay couple, to the rebels whose death brought about the first democracy, to the man who saved a President but whose outing possibly killed him.

Paul Sinha's History Revision was the winner of the 2016 Rose d'Or for 'Best Radio Comedy'.

Written and performed by ... Paul Sinha
Producer ... Ed Morrish
Production co-ordinator ... Tamara Shilham

A BBC Studios production.


THU 19:00 The Archers (b08v8m54)

Adam has an eventful birthday, and Anisha draws a line.


THU 19:15 Front Row (b08tvjkc)

Arts news, interviews and reviews.


THU 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b08w1d4s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


THU 20:00 Law in Action (b08v09ks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


THU 20:30 The Bottom Line (b08v8p14)

Evan Davis presents the business magazine.


THU 21:00 BBC Inside Science (b08tvjk5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 today]


THU 21:30 In Our Time (b08tvjjq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 21:58 Weather (b08tvjkf)

The latest weather forecast.


THU 22:00 The World Tonight (b08tvjkh)

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.


THU 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b08v8p16)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Streets of Delhi

In Arundhati Roy's kaleidoscopic new novel the residents of the Jannat Guest House undertake a boisterous journey through Delhi's streets. Indira Varma is the reader.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is Arundhati Roy's first novel since her celebrated debut The God of Small Things which won the Booker Prize in 1997. Her hotly anticipated new novel takes us on a mesmerising journey from Old Delhi to Kashmir and back. In this episode, the story returns to more recent times and the old graveyard where the rowdy cast of vivid and unforgettable characters are all brought together. They're in celebratory mood as they set old wounds and heartbreak to one side, for a short while at least, and find new ways to deal with painful pasts.

Visit the Radio 4 website to find links to new features and archive programmes about Arundhati Roy's life and work. While you're there, if you've missed an episode or you would like to listen ahead you can also find out how to download all fifteen episodes.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


THU 23:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06wd7dt)
Series 2, The Employment Agency

When Milton launches a job agency, it turns out that getting people into work actually is rocket science. Which is why his best client suddenly goes ballistic.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. Because each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton (played by Milton regular Tom Goodman-Hill) set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. Because when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian.

"King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times

"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda) and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show House Of Rooms), the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill ( Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Ben Willbond.

With music by Guy Jackson.

Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 23:30 Today in Parliament (b08v8p18)

Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.



FRIDAY 23 JUNE 2017

FRI 00:00 Midnight News (b08ww40l)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.


FRI 00:30 Book of the Week (b08v8hbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Thursday]


FRI 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b08ww40n)

The latest shipping forecast.


FRI 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (b08ww40q)

FRI 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b08ww64p)

The latest shipping forecast.


FRI 05:30 News Briefing (b08ww9ps)

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.


FRI 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b08ww9pv)

A spiritual reflection and prayer to begin the day, with Canon Simon Doogan.


FRI 05:45 Farming Today (b08ww9px)

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


FRI 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b08v8p5l)
Gregory Ovenden on the Canada Goose

Wildlife sound operator and recordist Gregory Ovenden tries to think creatively about the sounds he records for Tweet of the Day. He tells the story of when he went to record birds walking on a frozen lake and came across a novel solution to record a Canada goose unable to grip the ice.

Tweet of the Day has captivated the Radio 4 audience with its daily 90 seconds of birdsong. But what of the listener to this avian chorus? In this new series of Tweet of the Day, we bring to the airwaves the conversational voices of those who listen to and are inspired by birds. Building on the previous series, a more informal approach to learning alongside a renewed emphasis on encounter with nature and reflection in our relationship with the natural world.

Producer Tom Bonnett.


FRI 06:00 Today (b08tvjls)

Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


FRI 09:00 Desert Island Discs (b08tvlzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


FRI 09:45 Book of the Week (b08v8ss8)
The Secret Lives of Colour, Black

Kassia St Clair uncovers the hidden tales behind shades of black - from the kohl used in ancient Egypt to the famous Whitby mourning jewellery.
Read by Francesca Dymond
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.


FRI 10:00 Woman's Hour (b08tvjlw)

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world.


FRI 10:45 15 Minute Drama (b08w1d87)
Stories from Hay el Matar, Episode 5

As Sumayya takes full control of the hospital, the fake medicines warehouse is now the centre of everyone's attention.

Stories from Hay el Matar is set in a suburb of Damascus where people of all backgrounds attempt to live their lives while the war is fought around them. It's made by a team of Syrian writers and actors who are themselves living through the kinds of events depicted in the drama.

This is an adaptation from an Arabic language original produced by BBC media Action that is also made on location in Beirut, Lebanon, by a Syrian and Lebanese team, many of whom commute from inside Syria.

Stories from Hay el Matar is written in Arabic by Syrian writer Hozan Akko, adapted into English by British dramatist Jonathan Myerson, and recorded on location in Beirut.

The drama offers a rare glimpse of how normal life is lived inside Damascus during these extraordinary times.

Sound Moe Choicair, Sandra Tabet (DB Studios) and Alisdair McGregor
Music Ziad Ahmadiye
Studio management Karim Beidoun, Guerilla Studios
Translation Samira El Agha
Adaptation Jonathan Myerson
Writer Hozan Akko
Producer/Director Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4, adapted from an original BBC Media Action Production.


FRI 11:00 Brexit: A Tale of Two Cities (b08v8ssb)

A year on from the Brexit referendum, Anand Menon contrasts Wakefield, which voted leave, with Oxford, which voted remain. After the turmoil of the first few weeks, the media narrative is that people have largely come to terms with the idea of a Britain outside the EU and the process of departure. 12 months on, is that true? What did leave and remain voters imagine a Brexit vote would lead to? How do they feel now? Are they more or less optimistic about Brexit than they were? Why? And who or what has changed their mind?

Professor Anand Menon of Kings College London is director of the thinktank The UK in a Changing Europe. He revisits his home city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, which voted heavily to quit the EU. Talking to family, friends and others, he asks if leave campaigners there are happier than they were a year ago. And he talks to people in Oxford, the city which he has made his home. People here voted to stay in the union: how do they feel now about the decision and the people who voted the other way?

Producer: Nina Robinson.


FRI 11:30 Polyoaks (b08v8ssd)
Series 5, The Consultants Cometh

Nigel Planer, Simon Greenall, Polly Frame and David Westhead star as the staff of Bristol's most dysfunctional General Practice in Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer's NHS satire.

Polyoaks surgery (somewhere in Bristol that has a lovely view of West Knowle ) is, if not on its knees, then at the very least buckling under the strain after seven years of austerity. Their budget is taking hit after hit, their patient lists are longer than ever and, on top of everything else, nobody in management speaks English any more as they all appear to be suffering from a serious outbreak of corporate jargonese.

This week we enter the murky world of Management Consultancy and Private Funding Initiatives. Polyoaks is broke and the team contemplate taking drastic measures. Should they sell up? Close? Or merge with someone else to become a Super Practice?

Written by Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer
Directed by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4.


FRI 12:00 News Summary (b08tvjly)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


FRI 12:04 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy (b08vq1bm)
Series 1, Battery

Murderers in early 19th century London feared surviving their executions. That's because their bodies were often handed to scientists for strange anatomical experiments. If George Foster, executed in 1803, had woken up on the lab table, it would have been in particularly undignified circumstances. In front of a large London crowd, an Italian scientist with a flair for showmanship was sticking an electrode up Foster's rectum. This is how the story of the battery begins - a technology which has been truly revolutionary. As Tim Harford explains, it's a story which is far from over.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Editors: Richard Knight and Richard Vadon.


FRI 12:13 You and Yours (b08tvjm1)

Consumer news and issues.


FRI 12:57 Weather (b08tvjm3)

The latest weather forecast.


FRI 13:00 World at One (b08tvjm5)

Analysis of news and current affairs.


FRI 13:45 Our Man in the Middle East (b08v8ssg)
Part 20: Crossing the Line

Jeremy Bowen reflects on the present and the past of the Middle East, after reporting from the region for more than a quarter of a century. He combines first-hand accounts from the front line with an in-depth look into the region's history. He has witnessed endless wars between individuals, religious groups and full-sized states, jostling for military, political and economic power. He has interviewed dictators, fanatics and fundamentalists as well as the ordinary people caught up in their dangerous games. In that time, the past has always been present, providing motivation and political ammunition . Bowen has made headlines himself and he has paid a personal price, coming under fire and losing a colleague in the course of reporting - on the worst day, he says, in his life.

Producers: Mark Savage and Cara Swift.


FRI 14:00 The Archers (b08v8m54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Thursday]


FRI 14:15 Drama (b05vy5ns)
The Shadow of Dorian Gray

by Stephen Wyatt.

It's 1895, and Oscar Wilde has just been convicted of gross indecency. London is in a moral panic. It's a dangerous time to be John Gray, the man rumoured to have inspired Wilde's scandalous novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. Summoned to the Cafe Royal by a mysterious telegram, the whole course of John's life will have changed by the time the evening is over.

Directed by Abigail le Fleming

The Writer
Stephen has worked widely as a playwright in theatre, radio and television. In 2008, his play, Memorials to the Missing, won the Tinniswood Award for best original radio script of 2007 as well as Silver in the Best Drama category of the 2008 Sony Radio Academy Awards. In 2012 he won the Tinniswood Award again for his play, Gerontius. He spent two years as Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Sussex and a further year as RLF Writing Fellow on Greenwich University's Maritime campus.

So You Want to Write Radio Drama? written in collaboration with Claire Grove was published by Nick Hern Books in December 2013. His first novel Big Dipper was published by Endeavour Press in October 2012. His three-part dramatisation of Dante's The Divine Comedy for Radio 4 was broadcast in March and April 2014.


FRI 15:00 Gardeners' Question Time (b08v8sz2)

Horticultural panel programme.


FRI 15:45 Short Works (b08v8vgk)
Series 1, The Storyteller

In Julianne Pachico's specially commissioned short story for Radio 4 it's a very special night for Carolina and Mattias. Their sixth grade teacher, the exotically named Ms Damson, has been invited for a summer BBQ, but as the evening lengthens, the stories at the dinner table take an unexpected turn. The reader is Joseph Balderrama.

Julianne Pachico is a British-American writer who grew up in Cali, Colombia. Her debut collection, Lucky, was published to critical acclaim early in 2017. Each of the linked stories is set in Colombia between 1993 and 2013 which were especially violent years during the country's long conflict. The stories capture the harsh reality of growing up in a place where the guerrilla insurgency is never far from view, and at the same time they have a lyrical and hallucinatory quality to them that is both compelling and unsettling.

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.


FRI 16:00 Last Word (b08v8vgm)

Obituary series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died.


FRI 16:30 Feedback (b08v8vgp)

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.


FRI 16:55 The Listening Project (b08v8vgr)
Robin and Concha - Just Trying to Fit In

Twenty five years of friendship and support through some difficult times. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Producer: Marya Burgess.


FRI 17:00 PM (b08tvjm8)

Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.


FRI 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b08tvjmb)

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


FRI 18:30 Dead Ringers (b08v8vgt)
Series 18, 23/06/2017

Recorded the day before transmission, the satirical sketch show remains as sharp and topical as ever. Impressions and caricatures are the charming couriers of explosively satirical truth-bombs.

The series is written by Private Eye writers Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, together with Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis, Jack Bernhardt and others.

The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Deborah Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.


FRI 19:00 The Archers (b08v8vgw)

Matt is on the prowl, and Jill calls on past experience.


FRI 19:15 Front Row (b08tvjmd)

News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music.


FRI 19:45 15 Minute Drama (b08w1d87)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


FRI 20:00 Any Questions? (b08v8vgy)

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Solihull UTC in Birmingham.


FRI 20:50 A Point of View (b08v8vh0)

A reflection on a topical issue.


FRI 21:00 Archive on 4 (b065rn84)
Stadium Rock at 50

On 15th August 1965, The Beatles played Shea Stadium in New York. It was a pioneering gig, the promoter counted record takings - and the fans had a terrible time. They were penned on a sports field, where the Fab Four seemed miles away and were largely inaudible. For The Beatles, the show turned into a joke, with John Lennon playing a keyboard with his elbows towards the end of the set.

Half a century later, stadium rock is a very serious business. Tremendous advances in sound, lighting, design, video, choreography and computer technology have created a global musical experience unimaginable 50 years ago - the stadium or arena show. And it's become more vital for the balance sheet as recording revenues plummet.

In this 'Archive on 4' music journalist Kate Mossman charts the journey from Shea Stadium to the present - with tales of get-lucky promoters, bands whose imaginations ran riot, the rise of the stadium anthem, and the art of reaching out to tens of thousands of fans.

Producers: Melanie Brown & Paul Kobrak.


FRI 21:58 Weather (b08tvjmg)

The latest weather forecast.


FRI 22:00 The World Tonight (b08tvjmj)

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.


FRI 22:45 Book at Bedtime (b08v8vxc)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Revathy

In the final episode of Arundhati Roy's new novel the residents of the graveyard's guest house receive a letter that brings unexpected news from the forest. Meanwhile, across the city there's a reckoning of sorts. Indira Varma and Emilio Doorgasingh read.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is Arundhati Roy's first novel since her 1997 award winning debut,The God of Small Things. As the novel concludes, listeners are returned to the old graveyard in Delhi. As the lives of Arundhati Roy's characters come together one last time, there are new truths, heartbreak and a settling of accounts, and there is also Miss Jebeen the Second.

Visit the Radio 4 website to find links to new features and archive programmes about Arundhati Roy's life and work including . While you're there, if you've missed an episode you can find out how to download all fifteen episodes.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.


FRI 23:00 A Good Read (b08v09xy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


FRI 23:30 Today in Parliament (b08v8vxf)

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster.


FRI 23:55 The Listening Project (b08v8vxh)
Keith and Jessica - Last Day at Work

Even though they are at opposite ends of their careers, they have found mutual support in the office. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

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 (b08twfh6)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 MON (b08twfh6)

15 Minute Drama 10:45 TUE (b08w1c6b)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 TUE (b08w1c6b)

15 Minute Drama 10:41 WED (b08w1c9s)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 WED (b08w1c9s)

15 Minute Drama 10:45 THU (b08w1d4s)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 THU (b08w1d4s)

15 Minute Drama 10:45 FRI (b08w1d87)

15 Minute Drama 19:45 FRI (b08w1d87)

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy 12:04 MON (b08vq113)

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy 12:04 TUE (b08vq14q)

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy 12:04 WED (b08vq1b2)

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy 12:04 THU (b08vq1gz)

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy 12:04 FRI (b08vq1bm)

A Good Read 16:30 TUE (b08v09xy)

A Good Read 23:00 FRI (b08v09xy)

A Point of View 08:48 SUN (b08tgljp)

A Point of View 20:50 FRI (b08v8vh0)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 18:30 TUE (b083p88m)

All in the Mind 21:00 TUE (b08v09y4)

All in the Mind 15:30 WED (b08v09y4)

Analysis 21:30 SUN (b08tc1gv)

Analysis 20:30 MON (b08v07nb)

Any Answers? 14:00 SAT (b08tbfh5)

Any Questions? 13:10 SAT (b08tgljm)

Any Questions? 20:00 FRI (b08v8vgy)

Archive on 4 20:00 SAT (b08tv9th)

Archive on 4 21:00 FRI (b065rn84)

Austentatious 19:15 SUN (b08tvyw0)

BBC Inside Science 16:30 THU (b08tvjk5)

BBC Inside Science 21:00 THU (b08tvjk5)

Bells on Sunday 05:43 SUN (b08tvlzl)

Bells on Sunday 00:45 MON (b08tvlzl)

Beyond Belief 16:30 MON (b08v07n2)

Book at Bedtime 22:45 MON (b08v07sb)

Book at Bedtime 22:45 TUE (b08v0b7w)

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Liam Williams: Ladhood 23:00 TUE (b06ptymb)

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