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SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022

SAT 00:00 Midnight News (m0018h2c)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


SAT 00:30 The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland (m0018jzz)
5. The Report

Jonathan Freedland reads his book about the heroic Jewish man who risked all to reveal the truth about the Holocaust. Today, this brave young man gives his detailed account of the horrors he witnessed at Auschwitz. The report that follows makes its way into the world.

The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland, the award-winning journalist, broadcaster and international bestselling author, tells the remarkable story of a young man who made it his mission to expose the chilling reality of Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Courage and a steely determination to do the right thing led Rudolf Vrba and his friend, Fred Wetzler, to make a daring escape from the heavily guarded concentration camp. An eyewitness to many stages of the Final Solution, Vrba committed to memory details of the concentration camp's brutal and murderous regime. His testimony found its way into report that was disseminated to Churchill, Roosevelt and the Pope and ultimately saved the lives of 200,000 Hungarian Jews.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard


SAT 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0018h2f)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


SAT 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0018h2h)
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.


SAT 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0018h2k)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


SAT 05:30 News Briefing (m0018h2m)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0018h2p)
Spiritual reflection to start the day with the Rev Lezley Stewart of the Church of Scotland.


SAT 05:45 Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley (m0018gqq)
An Apple a Day

In this episode, Michael delves into the surprising research on the humble apple, revealing how it can help your heart, gut, and brain. He speaks to Dr Catherine Bondonno from Edith Cowan University in Australia to find out how and why simply eating more apples could reduce risk of dying early by up to 35%! They discuss what apples can do to our gut bacteria and blood vessels to keep them healthy. Meanwhile, our volunteer Lee overcomes sensory challenges, finding different ways of adding apples to his diet.


SAT 06:00 News and Papers (m0018ndz)
The latest news headlines. Including the weather and a look at the papers.


SAT 06:07 Open Country (m0018hk0)
Cornwall’s Steam Heritage

Ian Marchant finds the streets of Camborne alive and hissing with the sound of steam traction engines. It’s Trevithick Day, commemorating Richard Trevithick, the inventor of the first steam-powered vehicle. As Ian finds out, the invention was a step towards the mechanisation of farming and road building, as well as the development of railways. Ian visits the preserved East Pool Tin Mine and hears how Trevithick’s innovation in high pressure steam-pumping engines contributed to the 19th century mining boom in Cornwall and around the world. He finds out how Trevithick's inventions have left their mark on the British landscape. Back in Camborne, Trevithick Day culminates with steam engines saluting the great man’s statue in a whistling drive past. Peep peep!

Presenter: Ian Marchant
Producer: Sarah Swadling


SAT 06:30 Farming Today (m0018nf1)
25/06/22 - Farming Today This Week: farm labour, regenerative farming and avian flu

The Ggovernment doesn’t understand labour shortages in food and farming and is putting the future of the sector in danger - according to the EFRA Committee of MPs.

What is regenerative agriculture and could it be the answer for the environment and farmers' bottom lines? Charlotte Smith visit Groundswell.

Investigations continue into a suspected case of Foot and Mouth on a pig farm in Norfolk...although initial tests do not indicate the presence of disease.

And why has this year seen the largest and longest ever outbreak of Bird Flu in the UK?

Presented by Charlotte Smith
Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Heather Simons


SAT 06:57 Weather (m0018nf3)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SAT 07:00 Today (m0018nf5)
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


SAT 09:00 Saturday Live (m0018nf7)
Peter Doherty

Radio 4's Saturday morning show brings you extraordinary stories and remarkable people.


SAT 10:30 Rewinder (m0018nf9)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Jedi

Greg James, host of the Radio 1 Breakfast show, has renewed his access-all-areas pass to the BBC Archives and is ready to track down audio gems, using listener requests, overlooked anniversaries and current stories as a springboard into the vast vaults of past programmes.

Obi Wan Kenobi is back with a new series on Disney Plus starring Ewan McGregor, but Greg uses the force (well, his computer) to search for the original Obi Wan, the inimitable Sir Alec Guinness. We hear his thoughts on the original Star Wars film, find a rejection letter from the BBC from 1934, and learn about an eerie encounter with the actor James Dean.

As summer approaches, Greg goes swimming in Loch Ness…but there’s something stirring in the water. He gets to know the eccentric characters of the Loch Ness Phenomena Investigation Bureau, as well as encountering a man who spent 15 years camping by the loch in the hopes of finding definitive proof of the legendary monster.

A listener request takes Greg to 1937 and a largely-forgotten but fascinating slice of social history, when 4,000 child refugees from the Spanish Civil War were brought over to England. We hear from the MP who organised the evacuation, as well as some of those refugees, recorded 75 years later.

And Greg celebrates Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday with a bit of advice on the songs he might want to choose for his Glastonbury setlist this weekend. Frog Chorus, anyone?

Producer: Tim Bano


SAT 11:00 The Week in Westminster (m0018nfc)
Top commentators review the political week


SAT 11:30 From Our Own Correspondent (m0018nff)
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world


SAT 12:00 News Summary (m0018nfh)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 12:04 Money Box (m0018nfk)
Energy firm introduces late payment charges

Scottish Power has introduced late payments fees for its five million customers saying the move "brings us in line with other suppliers" and reflect the costs of collecting debt. The change comes at a time when consumers are facing record high energy prices with some estimates suggesting millions more households face the real prospect of falling into fuel poverty this winter.

An employment tribunal rules that a man suffering from long covid is protected by the Equality Act. It means employers have to make "reasonable adjustments" in the workplace to help sufferers and could have far reaching legal implications for the estimated two million people thought to be living with long covid.

We look into a listener's question about only paying for the energy she actually uses - instead of relying to estimated average payments across the year.

And the Universities Minister confirms in Parliament a roll out date of 2025 for Alternative Student Finance aimed at helping muslim students with sharia compliant loans. It comes after the scheme was first talked about during David Cameron's time as Prime Minister nearly a decade ago.


SAT 12:30 Dead Ringers (m0018h1t)
Series 22

Episode 2

Topical satire. Why is Lib Dem leader Ed Davey trapped down a tin mine? What is Ozzy Osbourne doing in the Upsidedown? What sort of hat will Liz Truss wear to impress the people of Northern Ireland? All is revealed.

Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

The series is written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Edward Tew, Rebecca Bain, Cody Dahler, Jade Gebbie, Robert Dark, Sophie Dickson, Rachel E. Thorn and Cameron Loxdale.

Produced and created by Bill Dare
Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design Rich Evans


SAT 12:57 Weather (m0018nfm)
The latest weather forecast


SAT 13:00 News and Weather (m0018nfp)
The latest national and international news and weather reports from BBC Radio 4


SAT 13:10 Any Questions? (m0018h20)
Jackie Baillie MSP, Lord Lamont, Jen Stout, Maree Todd MSP

Chris Mason presents political debate and discussion from Shetland Museum and Archives with the MSP and Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour Jackie Baillie, Conservative peer and former Chancellor Lord Lamont, the journalist Jen Stout and the MSP and Minister for Public Health at Holyrood Maree Todd.
Producer: Camellia Sinclair
Lead broadcast engineer: Ken Garden


SAT 14:00 Any Answers? (m0018nfr)
Have your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions?


SAT 14:45 39 Ways to Save the Planet (m000vh54)
Cutting the Cow Burps

Cattle emit huge quantities of planet-warming methane. But they can be stopped! Tom Heap meets Eileen Wall from SRUC, Scotland's Rural College who introduces him to a host of cunning carbon-cutting ideas- from seaweed in the feed and gas masks for cows to barns that can convert methane into energy to power the farm.

Tom is joined by Tamsin Edwards of King's College, London to calculate just how much difference these ideas might make to our warming Earth. Are those the best answers or should we all be persuaded to cut our meat consumption?

Producer: Alasdair Cross

Researcher: Sarah Goodman

Produced in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society. Particular thanks for this episode to Professor Vincent Gauci of University of Birmingham and to Dr Michelle Cain of Cranfield University.


SAT 15:00 The Price of Oil (b06cvjv0)
Blood from Stone

Alun Armstrong and Paul Ritter star in Tamsin Oglesby's future oil comedy - set in 2045.

A father and son energy company are struggling with the new economics of the oil market. With their wells running dry in Turkmenistan, and having to fight Chinese companies for the right to frack under Lytham St Annes .... is Ralph wrong about getting out of oil for good?

Or is his dad Charlie more of an addict than a businessman?

Will we ever be able to give up oil?

The Price of Oil season of factual dramas explores the history of oil - and the price we've paid for it. It takes us from 1951 to 2045, and around the world from Iran to Alaska, Libya, Nigeria, Turkmenistan, Washington and onto Scotland's offshore rigs, to explore the role oil has played in shaping our world.

The Price of Oil season was devised by Nicolas Kent, with Jack Bradley & Jonathan Myerson, and produced by Jonquil Panting for BBC Audio. As director of London’s Tricycle theatre for almost 30 years, Nicolas Kent championed responsive factual and political drama, including seasons of plays by renowned writers about Afghanistan (The Great Game) and nuclear weapons (The Bomb). Now he brings that experience to BBC Radio 4, to tell the story of oil.

Charlie ..... Alun Armstrong
Ralph ..... Paul Ritter
The Therapist ..... Jessica Turner
The Buyers ..... Stephen Critchlow and Amelia Lowdell
Claudia .... Lucy Hutchinson
Gemma ..... Helen Longworth
Duncan ..... David Hounslow
Jock ..... David Tse
Engineers ..... Chan Kwan Ting, Chin Hoi Tung, Wong Wai Yan and Oscar Kwan

Blood From Stone was directed by Jonquil Panting.


SAT 16:00 Woman's Hour (m0018nft)
On Weekend Woman’s Hour: Kate Bush, Olivia Harrison, Amanda Blanc, Althea Gibson, frozen embryos and women in comedy

In a world exclusive, Kate Bush speaks to Emma Barnett about being discovered by a new generation and making it to number 1 in the UK singles charts 44 years after her first chart-topper Wuthering Heights. Running Up That Hill was first released in 1985 and its use in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things has made Kate Bush a social media and streaming sensation.

The physical and emotional challenges of in vitro fertilisation, or IVF, never fade from your memory - whatever the outcome. But what happens when you have been lucky enough to have a child or children and you still have frozen embryos in storage you are sure you will not use? You can donate to another couple in need, to science, let them be discarded or continue to preserve them. Alison Murdoch, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Newcastle University and two women who have faced this join Emma.

The comedians Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe have been making headlines in recent weeks following comments they made on Katherine’s new TV show. Both revealed instances when they’ve worked with men they believe to be predatory and despite complaining these men have not been reprimanded. Emma is joined by Kathryn Roberts who quit comedy because of her experiences and also by Chloe Petts who will be performing her show Transience at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Olivia Harrison has penned a book of poetry called "Came the Lightening" to celebrate her husband, George Harrison's life, more than twenty years after his death.. As lead guitarist of The Beatles, his most famous songs included While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and Here Comes the Sun. What prompted her to share her memories in poetry? She tells Emma.

As Wimbledon is set to begin on Monday, we discover the story behind Althea Gibson the first Black woman to win Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958. Writer and performer Kemi-Bo Jacobs was so inspired by her that she has written a one-woman play, 'All White Everything But Me' about her. She joins Anita to tell her more.

The Treasury's Women in Finance Charter has published its annual review looking at gender diversity within the financial sector in the UK for 2021. Amanda Blanc is CEO of Aviva, the UK’s leading insurer and leads the Women in Finance Charter and speaks to Emma about the review as well as her experiences of sexism as one of a handful of female FTSE 100 bosses.


SAT 17:00 PM (m0018nfw)
Full coverage of the day's news


SAT 17:30 Political Thinking with Nick Robinson (m0018nfy)
The Martin Lewis One

Nick Robinson talks to the journalist and founder of Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, about his love of numbers, the cost of living crisis and his application to become a crossbench peer


SAT 17:54 Shipping Forecast (m0018ng0)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


SAT 17:57 Weather (m0018ng2)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SAT 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0018ng4)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 18:15 Loose Ends (m0018ng6)
Gina Yashere, Chris Patten, Jen Offord, Andrew O' Neill, The Rosellys, Arthur Smith, Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Gina Yashere, Chris Patten, Jen Offord and Andrew O' Neill for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from The Rosellys.


SAT 19:00 Profile (m0018ng8)
Mick Lynch

As national rail strikes disrupt train travel across the UK, what makes RMT leader Mick Lynch tick? And how did he become the leader of one of Britain's most powerful unions? With Mark Coles. Produced by Bob Howard


SAT 19:15 The Infinite Monkey Cage (m0018ngb)
Series 24

Bats v Flies

Brian Cox and Robin Ince kick of the new series by tackling one of the greatest questions ever posed by science: which are better, bats or flies? Joining them for this unusual version of animal top trumps are a bat expert (Prof Kate Jones) , a fly expert (Dr Erica Mcalister) and Dave Gorman. Pitching arguably two of the least lovable groups of creatures against each other, the battle for victory explores why we should favour flies or find bats beautiful. Although both are much maligned thanks to their association with some nasty diseases, Erica and Kate battle furiously to show why their respective species should be loved not loathed and how our planet would simply not be the same without them. Dave Gorman joins the panel in an attempt to help adjudicate.

Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem


SAT 20:00 Archive on 4 (m0018ngf)
Kissinger's Century

In his 100th year Henry Kissinger, diplomat, adviser to US presidents and ever-present influence in international affairs, discusses his life and career. In conversation at his home with James Naughtie, he reflects on a life which took him from a childhood in Nazi Germany to the Oval Office. A powerful and controversial figure, he talks about some of the leaders he has known - De Gaulle and Nixon, Xi and Putin - the times he has lived through, and the way his own ideas about international affairs have developed.

Producer: Giles Edwards.


SAT 21:00 Tumanbay (m000jvrh)
Series 4

Pronounced 'A Killer'

Anton Lesser, Aiysha Hart, Rufus Wright, Rob Jarvis and Kirsty Bushell lead an impressive ensemble cast in this engrossing, historical fantasy from creators John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker.

The artist Piero begins work on a great painting of Fatima, the self-styled Mother of the Empire. Meanwhile, his assistant Angel attempts to secure the promised payment for the commission and discovers all is not what it seems in Tumanbay.

An assassin has arrived for another type of commission and takes up residence in the same lodging house as former spymaster Gregor who has returned to the city from exile. Frog and his friend Dumpy attempt to break Matila out of jail.

Cast:
Gregor................ Rufus Wright
Aquila................ Rob Jarvis
Grand Master................ Anton Lesser
Manel................ Aiysha Hart
Fatima................ Kirsty Bushell
Pilaar................Enzo Cilenti
Cadali................ Matthew Marsh
Heaven................Olivia Popica
Piero................Pano Masti
Angel................Steffan Donnelly
Frog................Misha Butler
Matilla................Albane Courtois
Bello................Albert Welling
Dumpy............... Ali Khan
Landlady............... Arita Sadiku
Balarac Soldier................ Gerard McDermott

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Sound Recording by Laurence Farr

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Scott Dryden
Written by Mac Rogers
Directed by John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 21:45 Rabbit at Rest (m00027z3)
Episode 4

John Updike’s fourth novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom.

It's the end of the 1980s and Harry has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart - not to mention a troubled underworking son. As Reagan’s debt-ridden, AIDS-panicked America yields to that of the first George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age - looking for reasons to live and opportunities to make peace with a remorselessly accumulating past.

The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1991, the second "Rabbit" novel to garner that award.

Reader: Toby Jones
Abridger: Eileen Horne
Producer: Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 22:00 News (m0018ngh)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 22:15 Moral Maze (m0018gs1)
The morality of striking

Is it morally acceptable to go on strike, disrupting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who are uninvolved in a dispute? This week’s rail strike is expected to be the biggest in 30 years with only a fraction of services running and widespread disruption. But whatever the arguments behind the dispute, what’s the moral case for a strike?

The right to withdraw labour is seen by many as fundamental, an essential last resort in a battle with employers where workers are trying to secure reasonable pay and conditions. Improved pay deals resulting from strikes are seen as clear evidence that striking itself is legitimate.

But where should the limits be? The police and armed forces can’t go on strike but doctors and nurses can, as well as other essential workers. Is a strike still morally acceptable if it causes widespread misery or severely damages the economy, or if lives are lost as a result?

Some feel that strikes are always unfair. The main victims are usually not employers but people uninvolved in the dispute. Also strikes by some groups of workers are far more disruptive than strikes by others. Has that unfairly driven up pay in some sectors?

It is decades since widespread strikes were a common feature of life in the UK, but this year some are predicting a “summer of discontent”, a wave of disputes that could involve teachers, NHS staff, and others. Should tougher laws be introduced, to protect us all from the worst effects of strikes? Or is it essential that the basic rights of workers are upheld by the law? What’s the moral case for striking? With Paul Nowak, Caroline Farrow, Dr Sam Fowles and Benjamin Loughnane.

Presenter: Edward Stourton
Producers: Jonathan Hallewell and Peter Everett


SAT 23:00 The 3rd Degree (m0018g5r)
Series 12

UCL

A funny, lively and dynamic quiz presented by Steve Punt and recorded on location at a different university each week, pitting three undergraduates against three of their professors.

This week the show comes from University College London. The specialist subjects are Biochemical Engineering, Psychology and English Literature and the questions range from Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway to Willy Wonka's Timothée Chalamet and the answers include the words yttrium, walla and quinquereme.

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 Ed Sheeran. And the Head-to-Head rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offer plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

The other universities in this series are Leeds Beckett, Warwick, Bangor, Lancaster and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 23:30 Uncanny (m0018fsb)
Uncanny Summer Special: Canadian Horror Story

Uncanny is back, with a brand-new case, in this terrifying Summer Special episode. It’s 1998 and teenager Scott goes on his first trip abroad, a summer vacation in the rugged beauty of Newfoundland in Canada. But when Scott’s family stay the night in a remote seaside lodging house, their trip of a lifetime becomes the holiday from hell as they find themselves seemingly face to face with a malevolent supernatural force.

Nearly 25 years later, Danny meets Scott to see if he can solve the mystery that has haunted him his whole life. What really happened in that lonely old house? Was it demonic or can it be explained?

Written and presented by Danny Robins
Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
Music: Evelyn Sykes
Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4



SUNDAY 26 JUNE 2022

SUN 00:00 Midnight News (m0018ngk)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


SUN 00:15 Past Forward: A Century of Sound (m0015vfc)
The Corncrake and the Croft

Greg Jenner watches a clip from the 1970s containing dour predictions for the future of the Outer Hebrides and seeks help in explaining its prognosis from Professor of Sustainable Rural Development Frank Rennie and the co-founder of the North Uist Distillery Kate Macdonald.

Marking the centenary of the BBC, Past Forward uses a random date generator to alight somewhere in the BBC's vast archive over the past 100 years. Greg Jenner hears an archive clip for the first time at the top of the programme, and uses it as a starting point in a journey towards the present day. The archive captures a century of British life in a unique way - a history of ordinary people’s lives, as well as news of the great events. Greg uncovers connections through people, places and ideas that link the archive fragment to Britain in 2022, pulling in help from experts and those who remember the time, and looking at how far we've come since then.

Producer: Martin Williams


SUN 00:30 From Fact to Fiction (m0018h1k)
Will LT make it to Glastonbury?

LT has got a ticket for Glastonbury, but he's refused a lift, there's a rail strike and now his car has broken down.
Maybe that's a relief. Does he even really want to go? He's out of his comfort zone. He's definitely missed Ziggy Marley and the programme says Wolf Alice are about to go on. Whoever they are.

Should he try and get there for Little Simz? The journey to the festival takes on an unexpected meaning.

Poet, playwright and historian Edson Burton creates a fictional response to a story in this week's news.

Edson has maintained a parallel career as a poet, academic and writer for theatre, radio & screen. His acclaimed contemporary fantasy trilogy for BBC Radio 4 stars Don Warrington as the enigmatic Deacon. Edson's most recent collaboration with Bristol Old Vic and Bristol’s Colston Hall concerns the 19th Century African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. with a cast including Kwame Kwei-Armah; chaplain to the House of Commons, Rose Hudson Wilkins; and Danny Sapani.

Edson’s academic specialisms include Black Religiosity, Bristol and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Black History in the USA, Cultural Continuities between Africa & the New World, Race and Representation.

Edson is a regular commentator on radio and television, including Countryfile, Hairy Bikers, Books that Made Britain, There is Black in the Union Jack, Civilisations Stories: The Remains of Slavery and The Antiques Road Show.

Reader...Don Gilét.
Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery


SUN 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0018ngm)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


SUN 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0018ngp)
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.


SUN 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0018ngr)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


SUN 05:30 News Briefing (m0018ngt)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


SUN 05:43 Bells on Sunday (m0018ngw)
The former church of All Saints Oxford

Bells on Sunday comes from the former church of All Saints Oxford which is now part of Lincoln College. The original church which was founded in 1122 but in 1700 the spire collapsed destroying most of the building. Rebuilt in 1720 the tower now contains a ring of eight bells with a Tenor weighing seven hundredweight tuned to A flat.

The heaviest four bells, date from 1622 and survived the collapse of the spire. Two trebles were added in 1874 and a further two in 1927 by Mears and Stainbank of Whitechapel London. We now hear them ringing Spliced Surprise Major.


SUN 05:45 Profile (m0018ng8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 News Summary (m0018ngy)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SUN 06:05 Something Understood (b037s0zr)
Heat

Mark Tully considers the power of heat, arguably one of the most powerful metaphorical symbols in both religious and secular literature.

The source of life, it also has enormous destructive power. A spiritual and physical purifier, it is also a force for retribution and punishment. Commonly used in sacred works as a religious trial, it also symbolises passion, emotion and lust in secular writing.

In the middle of summer, as some people yearn for more heat while others try their best to avoid it, Mark Tully investigates these many contradictions in the company of writers as varied as Rudyard Kipling, Frances Bellerby and the contemporary poet Brendan Kennelly. There is music from Franz Liszt, Alexander Scriabin and Ella Fitzgerald.

The readers are Mark Quartley and Monica Dolan.

Producer: Frank Stirling
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 06:35 Natural Histories (b07j4kc9)
Lobster

Brett Westwood looks at how the lobster is a creature that when drawn up from the deep is made to shed its natural identity as an ancient predator of the sea floor and has become an improbable sex symbol, an epicure's delight, a muse for surrealist artists a fearsome little nipper thanks to those pincers. Not all lobsters have claws, but the ones in this programme do. They’re the European and American species, which come equipped with enormous claws like oversized boxing gloves, and a tough armour evolved to withstand the rigours of life on the rocks.

Original producer: Tom Bonnett

Archive producer for BBC Audio in Bristol : Andrew Dawes
Revised repeat - first broadcast in a longer form on 5th July 2016


SUN 06:57 Weather (m0018nh1)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SUN 07:00 News and Papers (m0018nh3)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.


SUN 07:10 Sunday (m0018nh5)
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week


SUN 07:54 Radio 4 Appeal (m0018nh7)
Duchenne UK

Broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Duchenne UK.

To Give:
- UK Freephone 0800 404 8144
-You can donate online at bbc.co.uk/appeal/radio4
- 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 ‘Duchenne UK’.
- Cheques should be made payable to ‘Duchenne UK’.
Please note that Freephone and online donations for this charity close at 23.59 on the Saturday after the Appeal is first broadcast. However the Freepost option can be used at any time.

Registered charity number: 1147094


SUN 07:57 Weather (m0018nh9)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SUN 08:00 News and Papers (m0018nhc)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.


SUN 08:10 Sunday Worship (m0018nhf)
All about Pride!

Canon Rachel Mann marks the 50th anniversary of Pride and what it means to LGBTQ+ Christians. This is a service all about pride, pride as something to celebrate. For much of Christian history, the word ‘pride’ has signalled something negative. It is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. However, this service celebrates a richer pride in who God makes us and calls us to be. This understanding of pride has been hugely important for LGBTQ+ people of both faith and none. It has become a crucial way for the wider LGBTQ+ community to overcome shame, challenge prejudice, and celebrate diversity. As Pride Month draws to a close and as LGBTQ+ people celebrate fifty years since the first London Pride, today's Sunday Worship acknowledges that if religion has not always been a friend to LGBTQ+ people, God himself rejoices in the wonderful individuality of everyone he has created. Producer: Carmel Lonergan.


SUN 08:48 A Point of View (m0018h22)
A weekly reflection on a topical issue from a range of contributors.


SUN 08:58 Tweet of the Day (b0378xcd)
Icterine Warbler

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

Michaela Strachan presents the icterine warbler. Icterine Warblers are fluent mimics and include phrases of other species in their song. Their name, icterine, is derived from ikteros, the ancient Greek word for jaundice and describes the bird's spring plumage...yellowish beneath and olive brown on top.


SUN 09:00 Broadcasting House (m0018nhh)
The Sunday morning news magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell


SUN 10:00 The Archers Omnibus (m0018nhk)
Writer, Katie Hims
Director, Kim Greengrass
Editor, Jeremy Howe

Ben Archer ….. Ben Norris
Alice Carter ….. Hollie Chapman
Chris Carter ….. Wilf Scolding
Neil Carter ….. Brian Hewlett
Beth Casey ….. Rebecca Fuller
Steph Casey ….. Kerry Gooderson
Usha Gupta ….. Souad Faress
Adam Macy ….. Andrew Wincott
Kirsty Miller ….. Annabelle Dowler
Adil Shah ….. Ronny Jhutti
Lynda Snell MBE ….. Carole Boyd
Robert Snell ….. Graham Blockey
Doctor ….. Adaya Henry
Sam …… Thom Petty


SUN 11:15 Desert Island Discs (m0018njm)
Bono, singer and songwriter

Bono is a singer, songwriter and the frontman of U2, one of the most recognisable and successful bands in music history. They have sold over 170 million albums, won 22 Grammys – more than any other band – and two Golden Globe Awards. Bono is also known for his work as an activist, especially in Africa where he has played a prominent role in campaigns which tackle poverty and HIV/AIDs.

Bono was born Paul Hewson in Dublin in 1960. A schoolfriend named him Bono after a hearing aid shop in Dublin called Bono Vox, and the name stuck. When he was 16, Bono saw a poster on his school noticeboard posted by Larry Mullen Jr asking for people to form a rock band. He responded with enthusiasm and before long was rehearsing with his future bandmates Larry, who played the drums, guitarist the Edge and bassist Adam Clayton.

The band’s debut album Boy came out in 1980 and five years later they made an impact at the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium when Bono disappeared from the stage for two minutes to get up close to the audience. One newspaper later described this incident as one of the 50 key events in rock history. U2's subsequent albums, including the Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum and Achtung Baby, cemented their status as global superstars, filling arenas around the world.

In 2004 Bono co-founded One, an international campaigning organisation which was set up with the aim of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030.

Bono met his future wife, Ali, at school when they were both teenagers. They married in 1982 and have four children.

Presenter: Lauren Laverne
Producer: Paula McGinley


SUN 12:00 News Summary (m0018njp)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


SUN 12:04 Just a Minute (m0018g65)
Series 89

A Seating Plan, Doris Day and Under the Floorboards

Sue Perkins challenges Gyles Brandreth, Ria Lina, Zoe Lyons and Paul Merton to speak for 60 seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation.

The long-running Radio 4 national treasure of a parlour game is back for a new series with subjects this week ranging from Doris Day to Under the Floorboards.

Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound editor: Marc Willcox
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production


SUN 12:32 The Food Programme (m0018njr)
The Food Strategy: Is There One?

Dan Saladino and Sheila Dillon dig deep into the details of the newly published Government Food Strategy.

Produced by Dan Saladino.


SUN 12:57 Weather (m0018njt)
The latest weather forecast


SUN 13:00 The World This Weekend (m0018njw)
Radio 4's look at the week's big stories from both home and around the world


SUN 13:30 The Listening Project (m0018njy)
Making a Different Future

Fi Glover presents friends, relatives and strangers in conversation.
This week: Musicians, Kapil and H33ra discuss diversity at Glastonbury and other festivals. Ruby and Zakiya who are both currently taking ‘A’ levels share their plans for the next stage of their lives. Mandy and Sean, both Kate Bush fans talk about her recent comeback. And to mark the tenth anniversary of the project we hear a conversation from 2014 between Father and Daughter, Leif and Raphie about memories of Raphie’s Mum who died suddenly in 2008. Fi catches up with Leif to find out how things have changed for them both over the past eight years.

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. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments 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 this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Gill Kearsley


SUN 14:00 Gardeners' Question Time (m0018h1h)
Stamford

Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. In the chair this week is Peter Gibbs, and he's joined by experts Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Pottage and Bunny Guinness.

This week the panel are on Bunny's home turf in the historic town of Stamford. They explain what to do with an overgrown tulip tree, and how to safely plant out runner beans. They also recommend some plants for a Mexican themed garden, and suggest ideas for what to do with a glut of loofah plants.

Away from the questions Matthew takes a trip up the road to Bunny's garden, and learns about her new rose meadow project.

Producer: Jemima Rathbone
Assistant Producer: Aniya Das

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 14:45 Past Forward: A Century of Sound (m0015vfc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 00:15 today]


SUN 15:00 Drama (m0018nk0)
Someone at a Distance (1/2)

Someone at a Distance is about how we are all connected, how our actions radiate out and touch others, strangers.

It focuses on the North family, who live a life of post-war domestic bliss. Avery commutes from their village to his London office at a small publishing house, while Ellen devotes every moment of her life to making a happy home. But it's not long before a stranger disrupts the happy scene.

Louise Lanier, a dangerous and determined young lady from a small town in France, moves in to be Old Mrs North's companion. Recovering from heartbreak, she is bored with her provincial life in France and can't bring herself to accept her fate to marry the local chemist. She has come to England to put this off for a little while, and - one suspects - to wreak havoc.

The bliss enjoyed by Avery and Ellen is exposed as a thin sham as he falls hopelessly for the exotic and provocative young French woman. For her part, Louise is a glorious 1950s minx - bristling with unfulfilled sexuality and a quietly destructive self-determination.

A wonderful mélange of Madame Bovary and All About Eve, this story speaks volumes about the push/pull of Anglo-French relations. The perceived stolidity of the English and the flighty sexiness of the French turn out to be equally misplaced myths - yet myths which we somehow love to perpetuate.

Dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson from the novel by Dorothy Whipple.

Cast:
ELLEN NORTH…..……………………………. ...........Nancy Carroll
AVERY NORTH…………………………………............Julian Wadham
LOUISE LANIER..………………………………...........Olivia Ross
JOHN BENNETT/Monsieur Lanier…………… Ron Cook
MRS DALEY/Madame Lanier…………………....Kate Duchêne
ANNE NORTH /Germaine Devoisey…………Macy Nyman
HUGH NORTH/Paul Devoisey………………….Tom Glenister
MRS NORTH/Mrs Beard....……………………....Pamela Miles

Directed by Eoin O’Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 16:00 Open Book (m0018nk2)
Revisiting the 1990s

Remember the 1990s? A decade in which literary authors briefly rivalled rock stars - Martin Amis netting a half million pound advance for The Information - political scientists proclaimed the end of history, and we first heard about a technological curiosity called the World Wide Web.
In this week's programme, Chris Power is joined by two writers whose books are set during this moment of change in 1994. James Cahill’s debut novel, Tiepolo Blue, explores the cultural revolution in the British art scene, and sexual adventures on the streets of Soho. Author of Big Girl, Small Town, Michelle Gallen, pitches us into a group of teenage friends growing up in a Northern Ireland caught between sectarian violence and the emerging promise of the Peace Process in her new novel, Factory Girls. And Alexandra Pringle, Executive Publisher at Bloomsbury, talks us through how publishing changed and the popular books everyone was reading during the decade.

Book List – Sunday 26 June and Thursday 30 June

Tiepolo Blue by James Cahill
Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen
Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen
The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Reef by Romesh Gunesekera
Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker
The Beach by Alex Garland
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Are You Experienced? by William Sutcliffe
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


SUN 16:30 Uncanny (m0018nk4)
Uncanny Summer Special Part 2: The Room Next Door

Danny returns once more to Newfoundland, Canada and the family holiday from hell, as we hear from a new witness to the terrifying events of that night in the summer of 1998 – Scott’s Dad, Brian.

It turns out Scott and his brother were not the only family members to be menaced by a seemingly malevolent supernatural force. What happened in the rest of that lonely seaside guest house is bizarre, frightening and shocking. Talking to Brian and Scott, Danny tries to piece together the pieces of the puzzle to find out what really happened.

Written and presented by Danny Robins
Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
Music: Evelyn Sykes
Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 17:00 File on 4 (m0018g8k)
Dementia: The Final Indignity

Around 800,000 people have dementia in the UK. For those suffering from the illness, incontinence can often be seen an inevitable consequence - but that’s not always the case. Deemed as too embarrassing or taboo, it’s a topic that rarely hits the spotlight. Experts say preserving someone’s ability to go to the toilet is crucial to maintaining their dignity and quality of life and should be a priority in care settings. But is that always happening? A new report shown exclusively to File on 4 has looked at how continence care is being managed in hospitals – and how, in some cases, those who are continent are actively encouraged to soil themselves. Datshiane Navanayagam speaks to families who say their loved ones were ignored when it came to their continence needs in hospital and that the consequences have left them with health issues and requiring additional support. Nurses and medical staff say that continence training is often seen as a ‘Cinderella subject’. We also hear from dementia patients themselves about why maintaining your own dignity and independence is so crucial with this disease. With the government set to reveal a new dementia strategy this year, will continence care be placed higher up the agenda?

Reporter: Datshiane Navanayagam
Producers: Emma Forde, Annabel Deas and Scott Hesketh
Production Manager: Sarah Payton
Journalism Assistant: Tim Fernley
Editor: Carl Johnston


SUN 17:40 Profile (m0018ng8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]


SUN 17:54 Shipping Forecast (m0018nk6)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


SUN 17:57 Weather (m0018nk8)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SUN 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0018nkb)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SUN 18:15 Pick of the Week (m0018nkd)
Catherine Bott

A selection of highlights from the past week on BBC radio


SUN 19:00 The Archers (m0018nht)
There’s an awkward encounter for Beth, and Chelsea feels underwhelmed.


SUN 19:15 Stand-Up Specials (m0018nhw)
Tom Ballard: Solastalgia

The world is on fire and we're all going to die lol.

Recorded in his hometown of Melbourne, Solastalgia is the first Radio 4 stand-up special from award-winning Millennial Australian comedian Tom Ballard. It’s his terrified, emotional and hilarious response to the climate crisis - what it means, how it makes us feel, what if anything we can do about it, and whether any of it is funny.

He’ll even tell you what Solastalgia means.

Tom was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2015 and for the main prize in 2016, and hosted his own daily late-night comedy show for ABC, Tonightly with Tom Ballard. He can be heard regularly on the smash-hit satirical podcast The Bugle, and his work is "unrelenting and uproarious" (Chortle), "brave, biting, ballsy and ultimately, brilliant" (Time Out), "multi-dimensional and multi-layered, adding twist upon twist and full of little parcels of surprises" (Beyond The Joke), and "engaged, conscientious and consistently, archly funny, Ballard is precisely the sort of political commentator the world needs" (The Scotsman).

Written and performed by Tom Ballard

Recorded by Kristina Miltiadou

Post production by Rich Evans

Produced by Ed Morrish

Recorded at Comedy Republic, Narrm/Melbourne – on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

A Lead Mojo production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 19:45 Accidents and Emergencies (m0018nhy)
3: Away Beyond

The next in a powerful new short story series from Sarah Moss, set on one hospital ward over a long bank holiday weekend. As patients wait to be assessed on the Acute Medical Unit, with staff exhausted and thin on the ground, stories of patients' lives and possible futures slowly unfold. These are tales of kindness, love and small acts of humanity in a system at breaking point.

Today: as the long, understaffed weekend continues, patients prepare for another difficult night on the ward...

Writer: Sarah Moss
Reader: Niamh Cusack
Producer: Justine Willett


SUN 20:00 More or Less (m0018gql)
Rail strikes, tyre pollution and sex statistics

Do rail workers really earn £13,000 a year more than nurses? As rail strikes severely hit services we look at some of the claims being made around pay – and explain how you can measure average pay in different ways.

Plus we investigate claims that Chancellor Rishi Sunak wasted £11bn by paying too much interest on Britain’s national debt.

Is pollution from tyres really 2000 times worse than pollution from exhausts?

And we look at sex and statistics in America.

Produced in partnership with the Open University.

Credits:
Presenter: Tim Harford
Series Producer: Charlotte McDonald
Reporters: Nathan Gower, Jon Bithrey
Production Coordinator: Janet Staples
Sound Engineer: James Beard
Editor: Richard Vadon


SUN 20:30 Last Word (m0018h1m)
Dom Phillips (pictured), Stephen S. Thompson, Caroline Drummond, Maureen Hiron

Matthew Bannister on

Dom Phillips, the freelance journalist who was ambushed and shot dead on a trip into the Amazon rain forest.

Stephen S. Thompson, the novelist and screenwriter who won a BAFTA for his TV drama telling the story of his brother’s experiences during the Windrush scandal.

Caroline Drummond, who campaigned for greater links between farming and environmental protection – and oversaw the launch of Open Farm Sunday.

Maureen Hiron, the top-class bridge player who invented many new games including Continuo and Quizwrangle.

Producer: Neil George

Interviewed guest: Sian Phillips
Interviewed guest: Sylvia Colombo
Interviewed guest: Anthony Bryan
Interviewed guest: Krishnendu Majumdar
Interviewed guest: Minette Batters
Interviewed guest: Ian Pigott
Interviewed guest: W. Eric Martin
Interviewed guest: Deej Johnson

Archive clips used: BBC News 24, Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira 16/06/2022; Metrópoles - Café da Manhã Com Jornalistas 14/06/2022; BBC News Online, Amber Rudd's regret over scale of Windrush problem 26/04/2018; Edinburgh Television Festival, Sitting in Limbo - Edinburgh TV Festival 2021 12/06/2021; Left Bank Pictures/BBC/Ian Johnson Publicity, BBC Trailers Sitting in Limbo 01/06/2020; BAFTA, Sitting in Limbo wins Single Drama BAFTA TV Awards 2021 06/06/2021; BBC Radio 4, The Archers 07/06/2019; BBC Two, A Will To Win 20/10/1986; Granada TV, The Krypton Factor 1993.


SUN 21:00 Money Box (m0018nfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:04 on Saturday]


SUN 21:25 Radio 4 Appeal (m0018nh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 today]


SUN 21:30 Analysis (m0018g6f)
Germany and Russia: It's Complicated

In late February, three days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made a landmark speech in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The invasion, he declared, represented a 'Zeitenwende' - a turning point.

The speech has been much discussed since - was Mr Scholz referring simply to the fact of the invasion, or to the way Germany needed to respond to it?

The speech contained a number of policy statements, the boldest of which was the commitment to set up a 100 billion Euro fund to re-equip Germany's outdated armed forces.

The question now is whether Germany will live up to Mr Scholz' promises, or will the cultural, political and economic bonds that have tied Germany and Russia together get in the way?

Presenter: Caroline Bayley
Producer: Tim Mansel


SUN 22:00 Westminster Hour (m0018nj0)
Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.


SUN 23:00 Loose Ends (m0018ng6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Saturday]


SUN 23:30 Something Understood (b037s0zr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:05 today]



MONDAY 27 JUNE 2022

MON 00:00 Midnight News (m0018nj3)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


MON 00:15 Rewinder (m0018nf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Saturday]


MON 00:45 Bells on Sunday (m0018ngw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:43 on Sunday]


MON 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0018nj5)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


MON 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0018nj7)
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.


MON 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0018nj9)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


MON 05:30 News Briefing (m0018njc)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


MON 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0018njf)
Spiritual reflection to start the day with the Rev Lezley Stewart of the Church of Scotland.


MON 05:45 Farming Today (m0018njh)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside


MON 05:56 Weather (m0018njk)
The latest weather forecast for farmers.


MON 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b0378xmn)
Common Tern

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

Michaela Strachan presents the common tern. The Common Tern is the most widespread of our breeding terns and is very graceful. It has long slender wings and a deeply forked tail with the outer feathers extended into long streamers. These features give the bird its other name, sea swallow, by which terns are often called.


MON 06:00 Today (m0018nnp)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


MON 09:00 Start the Week (m0018nnr)
Health, sickness and exploitation

When people feel ill they go to the doctor for a diagnosis and what they hope will be the first step on the road to recovery. But former consultant neurologist Jules Montague argues that getting a diagnosis isn’t as simple as it sounds – they can be infected by medical bias, swayed by Big Pharma or political expedience, even refused because the condition isn’t officially recognised. In The Imaginary Patient Dr Montague meets those who have had to fight to get the right treatment.

The GP Gavin Francis knows only too well how desperate patients can feel with undiagnosed symptoms, but in his latest work, Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence he’s looking at the other end of the medical journey. He warns that getting better can take longer and be far more complex than most people understand.

The academic, Jennifer Jacquet, is interested in how far patients can be pawns in the wider power plays in the corporate world and Big Pharma. In The Playbook: How to Deny Science, Sell Lies, and Make a Killing in the Corporate World, she uses satire to expose the extraordinary lengths that corporations will go to quash inconvenient research, target scientists and forestall regulations.

Producer: Katy Hickman

This is the last show in the series; back on Monday 12th September.


MON 09:45 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018nnt)
Episode 1

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world.

This book welcomes us into previously unfathomable dimensions - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals.

Author of "I Contain Multitudes" and acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of vibrations, and pulses of pressure that surround us. Because in order to understand our world we don't need to travel to other place, we need to see through other eyes.

He also examines the ‘unwanted sense’ pain and how different animals experience harmful stimuli. Throughout, he draws on new research and field experiments conducted by scientists across the globe.

Written by Ed Yong
Read by Daniel Weyman
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


MON 10:00 Woman's Hour (m0018nnx)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


MON 11:00 The Untold (m0018nnz)
Unlikely Strippers

Rob Lawrie follows the unlikely strippers as they prepare to do a full Monty in front of a huge live audience. They are nervous, but not half as nervous as their wives, who’ve had to live with the preparations for weeks now. The event is being staged to raise money for a local disabled boy who has a better chance of life if his family can relocate to a warmer climate.

Hudson Binks is four years old and has brittle bone disease. His parents, Claire and Ben, fear that their new six-month-old baby, Benny-Ivar, might also have the same condition. Their doctor has told them that a warmed climate might help as Hudson prepares for school and they want the money to help them move from Wakefield. Their friends have rallied round in a fund raising effort and that's how the idea of performing a strip show was born.

Preparations for the full Monty have been going on for weeks, coordinated by Phil Hoban, who also heads a Leeds based online predator hunter group. Rob Lawrie met him a couple of years ago when he recorded an Untold on the group’s activities. With the strip act in go mode, Rob joins ‘Big Phil’ and the others taking to the stage, ‘Little Phil,’ ‘Karl,’ ‘Barman Matty, and Hudson’s Dad, Ben.

Their act is being choreographed by 53 year old Portia, who says the men are going to need a lot more practise if they’ve any hope of succeeding: “They look like a bunch of street alley cats fighting when we first started and controlling their egos has been the hardest part of my job so far!”


MON 11:30 The Bottom Line (m0018hdk)
How to run a petrol station

As petrol and diesel prices hit record highs, Evan Davis looks at the economics of running a petrol station. There's an allegation motorists are being ripped off at the pumps. However, the actual amount of profit some forecourts make from selling fuel may come as a surprise.
Guests:
Kirsty Waddingham, RKW Plumbing
David Charman, Parkfoot Garages
James Lowman, Association of Convenience Stores
David Fyfe, Argus Media

Producer: Nick Holland
Sound: Neil Churchill and Rod Farquhar
Production Coordinators: Sophie Hill and Siobhan Reed
Editor: Hugh Levinson


MON 12:00 News Summary (m0018np1)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


MON 12:04 You and Yours (m0018np3)
Second Homes, Hajj Travel Chaos and Digging for Pleasure

The second home owners coming under pressure in UK's holiday hot spots and the pilgrims whose once in lifetime trip to Mecca has been plunged into uncertainty


MON 12:57 Weather (m0018np5)
The latest weather forecast


MON 13:00 World at One (m0018np7)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.


MON 13:45 Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline (m0018np9)
How do you survive and restore your life when something truly appalling is done to you? Marina Cantacuzino presents the first of five gripping stories from people who’ve had to struggle with forgiveness in order to be free.

Rosalyn was subjected to a prolonged and violent rape in her home at knifepoint. Her attacker was a serial rapist who broke into her home while her two-year-old daughter slept in the room next door. After much anguish, she finally decided to meet her attacker in prison through a process known as restorative justice. She found the process helped her to take back control and she was able to “forgive the man, but not the act.”

Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning journalist who became interested in forgiveness while she was covering the Iraq War. A common theme running through these stories is that forgiveness is difficult, messy, and complex, but it brings with it the power to transform lives.

Producer: Kim Normanton
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Burke
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4


MON 14:00 The Archers (m0018nht)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Sunday]


MON 14:15 Life Lines (m0018npd)
Series 6: Part One

Al Smith's multi award winning drama set in an ambulance call centre. Carrie is a call handler for the ambulance service,cool and collected when dealing with the emergencies that each call brings. But with pressure mounting on the staff to reach targets and her daughter apparently caught in an act of self harm it makes for an explosive mix.

Carrie ..... Sarah Ridgeway
Will ..... Rick Warden
Ian ..... Michael Jibson
Chloe ..... Mabel Cresswell
Ray ..... Ian Conningham
Scott ..... Tom Cawte
Patrick ..... Colin Ryan
Lucy ..... Rebecca Crankshaw
Geoff ..... Lloyd Thomas
Ivan ..... Jonathan Forbes
Beth ..... Ruth Everett
Sean ..... Matthew Durkan

Directed by Sally Avens


MON 15:00 The 3rd Degree (m0018npg)
Series 12

Leeds Beckett University

A funny, lively and dynamic quiz presented by Steve Punt and recorded on location at a different university each week, pitting three undergraduates against three of their professors.

This week the show comes from Leeds Beckett University, the specialist subjects are Journalism, English Literature and Sport and Exercise Science, and the questions range from whey powder and NIBs to Y2K and CQD. And, guaranteed, an interesting fact about Basildon.

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 pop. And the Head-to-Head rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offer plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

The other universities in this series are University College London, Warwick, Bangor, Lancaster and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Producer: David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


MON 15:30 The Food Programme (m0018njr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:32 on Sunday]


MON 16:00 All About Yves (m0018gqz)
Sixty years ago, the young, exuberant and blisteringly talented Yves Klein suffered a heart-attack at the Cannes Film Festival and died soon after.

In this story of an art world revolutionary, Dr James Fox talks to Klein's widow Rotraut Klein-Moquay and son Yves Amu Klein, as he looks back at the life and work of an artist often remembered only for a beautiful shade of blue.

In fact, James argues, Yves Klein was a conceptual artist before conceptual art was invented, a pop artist before pop art, a minimalist before minimalism, and a pioneer of performance and installation art whose influence can be seen in galleries across the world.

Klein's origin story begins on a beach in the South of France, under a deep blue sky, a colour which inspired the vibrant ultramarine of his International Klein Blue monochromes, sponges and body prints.

But Klein also created art out of fire, experimented with photography and music, studied Judo in Japan, released hundreds of balloons into the night sky, strapped wet canvases to the roof of his car and exhibited an empty gallery in post-war Paris.

Both showman and visionary, Klein leapt into the void, rejected the art of the line but was always ahead of the curve.

To discuss Klein's art and life, James is joined by the art historian Professor Noit Banai, Tate curator Darren Pih, Gagosian Director Richard Calvocoressi, Emma Baker of Sotheby's, Rotraut Klein-Moquay and Yves Amu Klein.

Produced by Julia Johnson
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4


MON 16:30 The Digital Human (m0018npk)
Series 26

Flip

The internet began as an academic tool, made to share information, bring people together and spur on advances that would benefit humans across the world. When it was shared with the masses, the dream was that with enough shared information, enough connection from human to human, we would be able to put aside differences, solve global problems, and prosper more as a species.

That didn’t happen.

Over the the ten years of Digital Human, we have observed communities sharing harmless, odd beliefs and tongue-in-cheek hoaxes for fun, not realising the same technology would be used to share the kind of malignant lies and trolling that has lead to persecution, murder and even the storming of the US Capitol.

Somewhere along the way, the digital world was flipped on it’s head, with the giants of social media acting as a hub of misinformation, strife and simmering hostility across political and cultural divides. In hindsight, many people were shocked that so many people would use the technology in ways that went against its original purpose… but it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Aleks explores how similar reversals have happened with technology from the time we began to explore mass communication, what lessons we should have learned from the earliest days of online communities, and how as more mature and alert consumers of the internet, we could still make things better.


MON 17:00 PM (m0018npm)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines


MON 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0018npp)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


MON 18:30 Just a Minute (m0018npr)
Series 89

A Jigsaw Puzzle, Kendal Mint Cake and Sydney Opera House

Sue Perkins challenges Paul Merton, Pippa Evans, Tony Hawks and Suzi Ruffell to speak for 60 seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation.

The long-running Radio 4 national treasure of a parlour game is back for a new series with subjects this week ranging from Kendal Mint Cake to the Sydney Opera House.

Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound editor: Marc Willcox
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production


MON 19:00 The Archers (m0018npt)
Alice anxiously waits for news, and Helen and Tom are keen to impress.


MON 19:15 Front Row (m0018npw)
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music


MON 20:00 Typical! (m0018npy)
What is really typical in Britain today? From sex to income, discover the surprising untold stories hiding in everyday statistics, and find out how our assumptions about the typical lead us astray.

Journalist Anna Lawlor explores the ways we can be blindsided by our dependence on the ‘average’ and asks instead, ‘What do most people do?’ Statistically, she reacquaints with the Mode - a measurement unloved, unused and under-reported in official statistics dominated by the Mean and Median.

What unfolds is a journey of discovery far more human than mathematical. It’s about what we earn, the homes we live in, the people surrounding us and the stories we tell ourselves.

Threading through identity, belonging and cognitive shortcuts, Anna discovers how confronting evidence of the typical experience is to our core assumptions and stereotypes. Misjudging what is really typical has real-world ramifications - for us individually, for our society and for the economy.

Presented and Written by Anna Lawlor
Produced by Freddy Chick
Executive Producer Andy Smith
A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4


MON 20:30 Analysis (m0018nq0)
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics


MON 21:00 Lives in Care (m0018g7h)
In May, the Independent Review of Children's Social Care called for £2.6 billion investment to reform a system that is under “extreme stress”.

Tony Simpson was born in a Salvation Army Mother and Baby home and then at the age of just three months was taken into care, where he was to remain until he was 16. In this three-part series he compares his experiences with those who have been through the care system more recently.

While policy makers, legislators and service providers consider how the system should be improved, this series considers what the actual experience of being in care is like.

Featuring only those who have been through the care system themselves, this is also an honest assessment of the lasting legacy those experiences can have on those who have been cared away from home.

Presented by Tony Simpson
Mixed by Mike Sherwood
Produced by Paul Kobrak

A Mindhouse production for BBC Radio 4


MON 21:30 Start the Week (m0018nnr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 22:00 The World Tonight (m0018nq3)
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective


MON 22:45 Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale (m0018nq5)
Episode 1

Charles's father died when he was seven, leaving his mother Laura to bring the boy up on her own. Charles was different from his classmates at his Cornish primary school: short-sighted, shy, old for his years and fascinated by language, he found it difficult to fit in, and his closest bond was with his mother. In adolescence, he began to look elsewhere for the love he craved, only gradually realising that it was not the kind of love society looked kindly on.

When war broke out, Charles joined the Navy with the newly-establlished rank of coder. His escape from the narrow confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war saw him face not only the possibility of a brutal death, but the constant danger of a love that was as clandestine as his work. Always intensely private, Causley kept his most intense feelings to himself all his life, but Patrick Gale has found in his poetry and journals the clues that have allowed him to recreate imaginatively the making of one of our best-loved poets.

1/10 A pair of broken glasses. Laura takes matters into her own hands when Charles comes home from school with his spectacles smashed.

Writer: This is Patrick Gale's seventeenth novel. He lives in the far west of Cornwall on a farm near Land's End. As a patron of the Charles Causley Trust he was already passionate about Causley’s poetry, but it was only when he started to look more closely into the poet’s life that he hit on the idea of basing a novel on him.

Reader: Tristan Sturrock was born and raised in Cornwall, and was lucky enough to know Charles Causley. He has worked for many years with the theatre company Kneehigh, has taken leading roles with the National Theatre and is known for his TV roles in Doc Martin and Poldark.

Abridger/Producer: Sara Davies


MON 23:00 DMs Are Open (m0018hjg)
Series 1

Episode 6

DMs Are Open is a weekly comedy sketch show hosted by Athena Kugblenu (BBC 1 “Mock The Week” Radio 4 “Cancel Culture”) & Ali Official (BBC Three “Muzlamic” Radio 4 “The Train At Platform 4”)

It’s a brand new show that takes a satirical swipe at the latest news and trending topics. Each week, the Great British public will be sliding into Athena and Ali’s DMs with sketches, one liners and voice notes about anything from Martin Lewis taking over the world to Rihanna’s new baby. Tune in for the best comedy sketches, performed by some of the biggest social media influencers, showcasing the very best of the British public’s submissions.

It is an open submissions show which means it is written by you, the listeners! DMs Are Open seeks to develop new comedy writers and performers and is looking for sketches, one-liners, new characters and voicenote submissions.

Producers: Sadia Azmat and Rajiv Karia
Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Today in Parliament (m0018nq8)
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.



TUESDAY 28 JUNE 2022

TUE 00:00 Midnight News (m0018nqb)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


TUE 00:30 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018nnt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Monday]


TUE 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0018nqd)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


TUE 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0018nqg)
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.


TUE 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0018nqj)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


TUE 05:30 News Briefing (m0018nql)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


TUE 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0018nqn)
Spiritual reflection to start the day with the Rev Lezley Stewart of the Church of Scotland.


TUE 05:45 Farming Today (m0018nqq)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside


TUE 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b0378xwb)
Spotted Redshank

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

Michaela Strachan presents the spotted redshank. Spotted Redshanks are elegant long-legged waders which don't breed in the UK but pass through in spring and autumn on journeys between their summer home in Scandinavia and their wintering grounds in southern Europe and Africa.


TUE 06:00 Today (m0018nry)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


TUE 09:00 The Life Scientific (m0018ns0)
Sir Martin Landray on saving over a million lives

Who could forget the beginning of 2020, when a ‘mysterious viral pneumonia’ emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Soon, other countries were affected and deaths around the world began to climb. Perhaps most alarmingly of all, there were no proven treatments to help prevent those deaths.

As the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic, and the UK and the rest of the world braced itself for what was to come, doctor and drug-trial designer Martin Landray had his mind on a solution, devising the protocol, or blueprint, for the world’s largest drug trial for Covid-19.

As Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford University, Martin was perfectly positioned to jump, delivering what became known as the RECOVERY Trial. The trial was tasked to deliver clarity amid the predicted chaos of the pandemic and galvanised every acute NHS hospital in the UK. Within its first one hundred days, it had yielded three major discoveries and it has transformed Covid-19 treatment worldwide, already saving over a million lives. Sir Martin Landray was recently knighted for this work and RECOVERY’s legacy lives on, not just for Covid. Martin plans to revolutionise drug trials for other diseases too.

PRODUCER: Beth Eastwood


TUE 09:30 One to One (m0018ns2)
Emma Garland and Kiri Pritchard-McLean on living in Wales

Emma Garland lives in London but was born in Wales. Welsh stand up queen Kiri Pritchard-McLean has returned to her roots in Anglesey and she explores hiraeth in her latest tour ... hiraeth being Welsh for a sense of longing for your home. So what is this draw both of them clearly feel, and can you be Welsh if you don't speak Welsh?

Emma Garland was born in the valleys of South Wales and writes about culture for numerous magazines. Kiri Pritchard-McLean's latest show is called Home Truths.

The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde


TUE 09:45 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018ns4)
Episode 2

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world.

This book welcomes us into previously unfathomable dimensions - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals.

Author of "I Contain Multitudes" and acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of vibrations, and pulses of pressure that surround us. Because in order to understand our world we don't need to travel to other place, we need to see through other eyes.

He also examines the ‘unwanted sense’ pain and how different animals experience harmful stimuli. Throughout, he draws on new research and field experiments conducted by scientists across the globe.

Written by Ed Yong
Read by Daniel Weyman
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 10:00 Woman's Hour (m0018ns7)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


TUE 11:00 Plant Based Promises (m0018nsc)
The rise of the plant-based burger

In Plant Based Promises, foodie, researcher and broadcaster Giles Yeo looks at the science behind plant based diets and the increasing number of plant based products appearing in supermarkets and restaurants. The market for plant based products could be worth $162 billion in the next ten years and Giles asks how sustainable and healthy the products are and the role they play in decreasing the world's carbon footprint.

Globally food production accounts for about 30% of greenhouse gases. In the UK we eat over six times the amount of meat and more than twice the amount of dairy products recommended to prevent the global temperature increasing more than 1.5 degrees C, after which extreme weather events become more severe. But eating less meat and dairy means new protein sources from plants are needed and how easy or practical is it for people to change their diets? Veganuary, where people pledge to go vegan for the month of January show that people are willing to change what they eat for a variety of reasons including animal welfare, sustainability and health.
In programme one Giles, an expert on food intake looks at some of the foods being developed to replace animal based foods and looks at alternatives to the iconic cheeseburger. Giles meets biochemist Professor Pat Brown founder of Impossible Burgers, a Silicon Valley start up making burgers from genetically modified yeast to replicate the taste of meat.
But from high tech to the artisanal, sisters Rachel and Charlotte Stevens missed eating cheese so much they are now making cheese alternatives using traditional moulds, cultures and aging techniques while replacing dairy ingredients with nuts.


TUE 11:30 The Secrets of Storytelling (m0018nsl)
The Art of Conversation

James Runcie, author of the Grantchester Mysteries series, is a writer in search of the best way to tell a story. In this series he meets high profile authors to discuss the craft of novel writing. Using extracts from the author’s own work, as well as classic texts, the conversations will reveal the secrets of the storytelling craft.

In this episode James is joined by Booker Prize-winning novelist Anne Enright to discuss the role dialogue plays in storytelling. Through analysis of scenes from Pride and Prejudice and Anna Karenina, as well as Anne's own novels Actress and The Forgotten Waltz, they consider how silence, subtext and inarticulacy can play just as important a role as speech.

Presenter: James Runcie
Producer: Ellie Bury
Reader: Harriet Walter


TUE 12:00 News Summary (m0018nsp)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


TUE 12:04 You and Yours (m0018nst)
News and discussion of consumer affairs


TUE 12:57 Weather (m0018nsz)
The latest weather forecast


TUE 13:00 World at One (m0018nt3)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.


TUE 13:45 Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline (m0018nt7)
Jude Whyte was born in Belfast in 1957 to Catholic parents. After the sectarian conflict started in the late 1960s, several of his siblings left for England, but Jude remained in Belfast, taking a sociology degree and getting married. In April 1984, his mother, a part-time taxi driver, was killed in a bomb blast outside the family home.

“In those days there was no counselling or trauma advice and initially I was full of bile and hatred. I became a bad father, a bad husband and a bad lecturer. My thoughts were only of revenge and I could feel the bitterness eating me up. I knew I had to change. You could say my revenge for the murder of my mother is my forgiveness because it has given me strength.”

Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning journalist who became interested in forgiveness when she was covering the Iraq War. A common theme running through these stories is that forgiveness is difficult, messy, and complex, but it brings with it the power to transform lives.

Producer: Kim Normanton
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Burke
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 14:00 The Archers (m0018npt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Monday]


TUE 14:15 Life Lines (m0018ntc)
Series 6: Part Two

Al Smith's award winning drama set in an ambulance call centre. Carrie is cool and collected dealing with the emergencies at work, her home life is a different story.

Pressure mounts in the call centre as an accident on the motorway eats up all the available ambulances and Carrie is faced with being unable to help a caller who is in urgent need of assistance.

Carrie ..... Sarah Ridgeway
Will ..... Rick Warden
Ian ..... Michael Jibson
Chloe ..... Mabel Cresswell
Faye ..... Jaimi Barbakoff
Paramedic ..... Jonathan Forbes
Ryan ..... Matthew Durkan
Leah ..... Katie Redford
Dan ..... Lloyd Thomas
Technician ..... Alexandra Hannant
Paul ..... Colin Ryan
Suz ..... Tracy Wiles

Directed by Sally Avens


TUE 15:00 Short Cuts (m0018nth)
Series 31

Action!

An AI writes a Nicolas Cage film, a Matt Damon lookalike causes havoc and a story has it's climax removed - Josie Long presents short action-driven documentaries and audio adventures.

Matt Damon
Produced by Jesse Lawson and Arlie Adlington
Originally created for KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race

Nic O Las
Produced by Suzie McCarthy

The Juicy Part
Produced by Jess Shane

Sweat
Feat. Laura Barton

Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 15:30 A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand (p0c98qw1)
Series 1: Addicted to Food

5. Building an ultra-processed mind

Chris and Xand are doctors, scientists and identical twins. Well, not quite identical. Xand is 20kg heavier, clinically obese, and has a Covid induced heart condition.

Chris believes that the reason Xand is overweight is the same reason that most of us in the UK are overweight - Ultra Processed Food or UPF. It’s the main thing that we now eat and feed to our children, but most of us have never heard of it. It’s addictive, highly profitable and the main cause of the global obesity pandemic. It’s destroying our bodies, our brains and the environment.

In this series, recorded during the first coronavirus lockdown of 2020, Chris wants to help his brother quit UPF and get his health back. So, he has a plan. In an attempt to turn Xand's life around, Chris persuades his brother to eat a diet comprising 80% Ultra-processed food while learning about every aspect of it. By doing this, Chris tests two theories - that Xand is addicted to UPF, and that eating more of the stuff while learning about it, will help him quit.

Chris believes that the science shows UPF is addictive and harmful to the body, not least by driving excess consumption and weight gain. By speaking with the world’s leading experts on obesity and nutrition, Xand will learn what UPF is made of, how it’s produced, whether it’s addictive, what it does to the human brain and body and how it is the number one force driving global obesity.

In episode five - Building an ultra-processed mind - Xand continues the experiment eating 80% UPF, becoming more aware of what he is eating, and how it is effecting his mind and body. Xand also speaks to Dr Nicole Avena, a food addiction neurologist, about how our brains are affected by UPF in relation to other addictive behaviour. Both Chris and Xand go on to speak to sensory expert, Professor Barry Smith from the University of London, about how all of our senses are targeted by companies when we consume their UPF products.

Presented by Drs Chris and Xand Van Tulleken
Produced by Hester Cant
Executive Producers Philly Beaumont and Jo Rowntree
A Loftus Media and van Tulleken Brothers Ltd production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 16:00 Law in Action (m0018ntn)
Human Rights: Reforming the Law

Can the proposed British Bill of Rights be compatible with international law? Joshua Rozenberg speaks to Mark Elliott, professor of public law and chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge.

How can law firms become more welcoming to disabilities? Law in Action's Octavia Woodward tests the wheelchair access at Barristers' Chambers 7 Bedford Row. Plus barristers Holly Girven and Disability's Not a Bar co-host Haleemah Sadia Farooq share their experiences of disability and the law.

Do we need a change in the law to bring more cases of corporate fraud to court? The director of public prosecutions sets out his plans.

Also what makes a good judge? "If the party that loses pays you a compliment, then I feel that's a job well done." Lady Rose of Colmworth, justice of the UK Supreme Court talks about balancing fairness and empathy.

Presenter: Joshua Rozenberg
Reporter: Octavia Woodward
Producer: Diane Richardson
Production Coordinators: Maria Ogundele and Helena Warwick-Cross
Editor: Hugh Levinson


TUE 16:30 A Good Read (m0018nts)
Dr Alex George and Ella Al Shamahi

The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle is a guide to spiritual englightenment and preaches the importance of being in the moment. Alex George has found it an invaluable guide when he has suffered periods of anxiety and poor mental health. Ella Al Shamahi chooses a first hand account of being imprisoned in Yemen by Abdelkader Al-Guneid a medical doctor taken from his home and locked up for over a year for posting his political views about the conflict in Yemen on social media. She says Prison Time in Sana'a is a testament to inner strength as well as a guide to understanding a very complex if forgotten war.
Harriett's choice is the Mermaid of Black Conch - a novel about the capture of a sea woman by white fishermen on a fictional Caribbean island. Little Mermaid it is not. Monique Roffey's mermaid has bad teeth and is full of sea lice.

Producer: Maggie Ayre


TUE 17:00 PM (m0018ntx)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines


TUE 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0018nv1)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


TUE 18:30 Damned Andrew (m0018nv5)
Series 1

And So It Begins Again

Comedy drama by Andrew O'Neill and Tom DeVille, narrated by Alan Moore.


TUE 19:00 The Archers (m0018nv9)
Lily wants to let hair down, and Ben feels aggrieved.


TUE 19:15 Front Row (m0018nvf)
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music


TUE 20:00 File on 4 (m0018nvk)
Children’s Homes: Profits Before Care?

Last month an independent children’s social care review concluded that providing care for children in residential homes 'should not be based on profit'. The government response was that they have no any objection to profit being made as long as standards of care are properly regulated.

But is there a difference in the standard of care between ‘for profit’ and ‘not-for-profit’ children’s homes? With exclusive access to new data from the regulator Ofsted, reporter Tom Wall investigates the companies that are making huge profits from the children’s homes to ask whether there is shortfall in care and whether the reforms suggested are necessary.

Tom also talks to care leavers and children who have experienced life in homes where profit is a priority.


TUE 20:40 In Touch (m0018nvp)
News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted


TUE 21:00 All in the Mind (m0018nvv)
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind.


TUE 21:30 The Life Scientific (m0018ns0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


TUE 22:00 The World Tonight (m0018nvz)
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective


TUE 22:45 Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale (m0018nw3)
Episode 2

Charles's father died when he was seven, leaving his mother Laura to bring the boy up on her own. Charles was different from his classmates at his Cornish primary school: short-sighted, shy, old for his years and fascinated by language, he found it difficult to fit in, and his closest bond was with his mother. In adolescence, he began to look elsewhere for the love he craved, only gradually realising that it was not the kind of love society looked kindly on.

When war broke out, Charles joined the Navy with the newly-established rank of coder. His escape from the narrow confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war saw him face not only the possibility of a brutal death, but the constant danger of a love that was as clandestine as his work. Always intensely private, Causley kept his most intense feelings to himself all his life, but Patrick Gale has found in his poetry and journals the clues that have allowed him to recreate imaginatively the making of one of our best-loved poets.

2/10: The Sunday School Picnic. Charles has an unexpected swilling lesson.

Writer: This is Patrick Gale's seventeenth novel. He lives in the far west of Cornwall on a farm near Land's End. As a patron of the Charles Causley Trust he was already passionate about Causley’s poetry, but it was only when he started to look more closely into the poet’s life that he hit on the idea of basing a novel on him.

Reader: Tristan Sturrock was born and raised in Cornwall, and was lucky enough to know Charles Causley. He has worked for many years with the theatre company Kneehigh, has played leading roles in the National Theatre and the West End, and is known for his TV roles in Doc Martin and Poldark

Abridger/Producer: Sara Davies


TUE 23:00 Fortunately... with Fi and Jane (m0018nw7)
239. Broom Tests and Talking Peppers, with Nick Grimshaw

This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane are joined by the TV and radio presenter Nick Grimshaw. Nick joins them from his house, the hottest in Britain, to tell them about his new podcast Dish with chef Angela Hartnett. They also discuss his experience growing up in Oldham and writing about it for his upcoming book Soft Lad. Before Grimmy's arrival Fi has an idea for a brand new A Level, Jane campaigns for humans and things are getting foxy.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 23:30 Today in Parliament (m0018nwb)
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.



WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2022

WED 00:00 Midnight News (m0018nwh)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


WED 00:30 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018ns4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Tuesday]


WED 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0018nwp)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


WED 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0018nwx)
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.


WED 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0018nx3)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


WED 05:30 News Briefing (m0018nx9)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


WED 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0018nxh)
Spiritual reflection to start the day with the Rev Lezley Stewart of the Church of Scotland.


WED 05:45 Farming Today (m0018nxn)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside


WED 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b0378xkr)
Honey Buzzard

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

Michaela Strachan presents the honey buzzard. The Honey Buzzard is more closely related to the Kite than it is to our common Buzzard. It gets its name for its fondness, not for honey, but for the grubs of bees and wasps. The bird locates their nests by watching where the insects go from a branch. It then digs out the honeycomb with its powerful feet and breaks into the cells.


WED 06:00 Today (m0018p45)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


WED 09:00 More or Less (m0018p49)
Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life.


WED 09:30 Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley (m0018p32)
Take a Break

In this episode, Michael reveals why adding regular breaks to your day can benefit your body, your mind and even your productivity. What’s more, if you allow your mind to wander freely during your breaks - no social media! - the benefits are even greater. Michael speaks to cognitive neuroscientist Professor Moshe Bar from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv to find out exactly what goes on in our brains when we allow our minds to wander, and why it could be a good thing for mood, problem solving and creativity.


WED 09:45 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018p5d)
Episode 3

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world.

This book welcomes us into previously unfathomable dimensions - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals.

Author of "I Contain Multitudes" and acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of vibrations, and pulses of pressure that surround us. Because in order to understand our world we don't need to travel to other place, we need to see through other eyes.

He also examines the ‘unwanted sense’ pain and how different animals experience harmful stimuli. Throughout, he draws on new research and field experiments conducted by scientists across the globe.

Written by Ed Yong
Read by Daniel Weyman
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


WED 10:00 Woman's Hour (m0018p4f)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


WED 11:00 Typical! (m0018npy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Monday]


WED 11:30 The Blue Woman (m0018p5v)
We follow composer Dr Laura Bowler, librettist Laura Lomas, and director Katie Mitchell as they prepare a radical new work on the theme of sexual violence, The Blue Woman, at the Royal Opera House.

The opera canon has a cruel history of sexual violence towards women - from Don Giovanni to the Rape of Lucretia. Either as part of the opera as written, or in contemporary stagings where it’s added in after the fact by the director.

For musicologist Dr Margaret Cormier, sexual violence or the threat of sexual violence is omnipresent in the canon as a plot device, although often in a veiled way. Today the beauty of the music can sometimes be used to excuse more problematic elements of these historical works, but when rape or sexual assault is staged flippantly or uncritically, productions can perpetuate harmful rape myths or seem to condone the mysogeny of the composer’s era. But calling it out and drawing it to the surface is also fraught with risks.

New opera works by women, however, are addressing the theme of sexual violence very differently, with a focus on the survivor’s experience and the aftermath of trauma. Ellen Reid is an LA-based composer and sound artist who most recently created a public soundwalk in Regent’s Park for the Wellcome Trust. Her opera P R I S M won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2019. She describes her approach to a story about the impact of sexual assault through sound.

Thumbprint is a 2014 chamber opera composed by Kamala Sankaram based on the story of Mukhtār Mā'ī. In 2002, Mukhtār was gang-raped in Pakistan by a local clan as a form of “honour revenge” but took her attackers to court, and is now a human rights activist. Kamala explains how they chose to portray but not to musicalise the attack.

Producer: Victoria Ferran
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4


WED 12:00 News Summary (m0018p5x)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


WED 12:04 You and Yours (m0018p5z)
News and discussion of consumer affairs


WED 12:57 Weather (m0018p61)
The latest weather forecast


WED 13:00 World at One (m0018p63)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.


WED 13:45 Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline (m0018p65)
Salimata Badji Knight is a survivor of FGM, female genital mutilation, which is the cultural practice of removing part of the genitals of a girl or woman for non-medical reasons. Salimata was raised in a Muslim community in Senegal and later in Paris. Her story is about forgiving her parents and indeed her whole culture for the violence that was done to her when she was just four years old. For a long time, she was filled with rage and blamed all the people who had allowed her to be cut. But out of rage came compassion, and the realisation that this was not her mother’s fault, nor the fault of the women who had carried it out.

“I was able to talk to my father. I explained the physical and mental damage caused by FGM. He cried, and said that no woman had ever explained the suffering to him. Then he apologised and asked for forgiveness. The next day he called my relatives in Senegal and, as a result, dozens of girls were saved from FGM.”

Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning journalist who became interested in forgiveness when she was covering the Iraq War. A common theme running through these stories is that forgiveness is difficult, messy, and complex, but it brings with it the power to transform lives.

Producer: Kim Normanton
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Burke
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4


WED 14:00 The Archers (m0018nv9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Tuesday]


WED 14:15 Drama (m000pqdc)
Lanny

by Max Porter
adapted by Oliver Emanuel

Adapted from Max Porter's extraordinary, mythical novel.
Ten year old boy, Lanny, and his mum and dad have recently moved to a village outside London. They are not fully accepted and the locals are suspicious of outsiders.
The village is also the realm of Dead Papa Toothwort, a local mythical figure, who listens to the sounds and talk of the village. And to Lanny in particular.

Then one day Lanny disappears.

DEAD PAPA TOOTHWORT ..... RON COOK
LANNY ..... JASON SPARROW
JOLIE ..... LUCIANNE MCEVOY
ROBERT/DETECTIVE ..... ROBIN LAING
PETE ..... MICHAEL NARDONE
VILLAGER/LAURA. ..... CECILIA APPIAH
VILLAGER/DETECTIVE ..... CHARLOTTE EAST
VILLAGER 3/HACK ..... ROGER RINGROSE
VILLAGER/MRS LARTON ..... JANE WHITTENSHAW
VILLAGER /PUBLISHER ..... STEFAN ADEGBOLA

Sound design and music by Jon Nicholls

A BBC Scotland production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane


WED 15:00 Money Box (m0018p67)
A panel of experts answer calls on personal finance.


WED 15:30 All in the Mind (m0018nvv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 21:00 on Tuesday]


WED 16:00 The Caretakers (m0016872)
Episode 2: Rebuild

In every museum and gallery, behind the scenes teams look after our national collections. They have an intimate knowledge of the buildings and collections they look after, yet their opinions are rarely sought.

Artist Eloise Moody has been working closely with nine people across the United Kingdom tasked with keeping their respective museums, galleries and collections clean. Every sound you hear in this programme - from brushes sweeping to each word and sigh - was collected and recorded by the Caretakers themselves. This series offers a rare chance to perch invisibly on the shoulders of these exceptional guides, noticing what they stop to consider as they go about their work.

In renowned sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s former house and garden in St Ives, now cared for and run by Tate, we join Deborah Cane, Conservation Manager. Having dedicated herself to the restoration of Hepworth's summer house, she reflects on the balance between representing and preserving what was once a home and workshop.

Working as a cleaner at the William Morris Gallery- a museum dedicated to the Arts and Crafts designer and socialist - we meet Liliana. Having rebuilt her life in London after fleeing Columbia twenty years ago, she finds her mind traveling back to her native country as she considers the artefacts that surround her. Haunted by a past exhibit, she considers what makes a home.

Lisa cleans at St.Fagans, a living museum in Wales where historical buildings are relocated and re-constructed brick by brick. As she goes about her shift, she shares some of the more unusual tasks that connect her to past generations.

Producer: Eloise Moody
Producer and Editor: Emma Barnaby
Executive Producer: Anishka Sharma

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4


WED 16:30 The Media Show (m0018p4y)
Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media.


WED 17:00 PM (m0018p69)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines


WED 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0018p6c)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


WED 18:30 Heresy (m0018p6f)
Series 12

Episode 6

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy. This week with Jo Bunting, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Horne.

Written, presented and produced by Victoria Coren Mitchell
with additional material from Dan Gaster and Charlie Skelton
Series created by David Baddiel

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4


WED 19:00 The Archers (m0018ntr)
Adil gets a very warm welcome, and elsewhere the atmosphere is cooler.


WED 19:15 Front Row (m0018p4t)
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music


WED 20:00 Moral Maze (m0018p4w)
Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. #moralmaze


WED 20:45 Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley (m0018p32)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 21:00 A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand (p0c98qw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Tuesday]


WED 21:30 The Media Show (m0018p4y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 today]


WED 22:00 The World Tonight (m0018p50)
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective


WED 22:45 Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale (m0018p52)
Episode 3

Charles's father died when he was seven, leaving his mother Laura to bring the boy up on her own. Charles was different from his classmates at his Cornish primary school: short-sighted, shy, old for his years and fascinated by language, he found it difficult to fit in, and his closest bond was with his mother. In adolescence, he began to look elsewhere for the love he craved, only gradually realising that it was not the kind of love society looked kindly on.

When war broke out, Charles joined the Navy with the newly-established rank of coder. His escape from the narrow confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war saw him face not only the possibility of a brutal death, but the constant danger of a love that was as clandestine as his work. Always intensely private, Causley kept his most intense feelings to himself all his life, but Patrick Gale has found in his poetry and journals the clues that have allowed him to recreate imaginatively the making of one of our best-loved poets.

3/10: A Poetry Prize. Schoolboy Charles discovers the secret power of poetry.

Writer: This is Patrick Gale's seventeenth novel. He lives in the far west of Cornwall on a farm near Land's End with his husband. As a patron of the Charles Causley Trust he was already passionate about Causley’s poetry, but it was only when he started to look more closely into the poet’s life that he hit on the idea of basing a novel on him.

Reader: Tristan Sturrock was born and raised in Cornwall, and was lucky enough to know Charles Causley before the poet's death. He has worked for thirty years with the theatre company Kneehigh, has played leading roles in the National Theatre and the West End, and is known for his TV roles in Doc Martin and Poldark

Abridger/Producer: Sara Davies


WED 23:00 No-Platformed (m0018p54)
Series 1

Episode 3

Comedy that drives a train through sitcom-land via a platform crowded with silly jokes.


WED 23:15 Welcome to the Neighbourhood (m0018p56)
Jayde Adams and guests dive into the feisty world of community apps and messageboards, sifting through the angry neighbourhood bins to find disgruntled comedy gold.

From biggest beefs to weirdest news, Jayde discovers a hotbed of (largely unintentional) hilarity with graffiti-daubed wheelie bins, stray cats, e-scooters and more.

Jayde and the production team would like to hear about what's riling up the neighbours around Britain. Are your groups kicking off? Listeners can submit screenshots of the funniest and freakiest posts and threads to welcometotheneighbourhood@bbc.co.uk.

Presenter: Jayde Adams
Producer: Cornelius Mendez

An unusual production for BBC Radio 4


WED 23:30 Today in Parliament (m0018p58)
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.



THURSDAY 30 JUNE 2022

THU 00:00 Midnight News (m0018p5b)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


THU 00:30 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018p5d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Wednesday]


THU 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0018p5g)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


THU 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0018p5j)
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.


THU 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0018p5l)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


THU 05:30 News Briefing (m0018p5n)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


THU 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0018p5q)
Spiritual reflection to start the day with the Rev Lezley Stewart of the Church of Scotland.


THU 05:45 Farming Today (m0018p5s)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside


THU 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b0378t34)
Ringed Plover

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

Michaela Strachen presents the ringed plover. Camouflage is crucial to ringed plovers because they lay their eggs among the pebbles and shingle of the open beach. To protect her young from a predator, the Ringed Plover will stumble away from the nest while dragging one wing on the ground.


THU 06:00 Today (m0018ns8)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


THU 09:00 In Our Time (m0018nsd)
John Bull

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origin of this personification of the English everyman and his development as both British and Britain in the following centuries. He first appeared along with Lewis Baboon (French) and Nicholas Frog (Dutch) in 1712 in a pamphlet that satirised the funding of the War of the Spanish Succession. The author was John Arbuthnot, a Scottish doctor and satirist who was part of the circle of Swift and Pope, and his John Bull was the English voter, overwhelmed by taxes that went not so much into the war itself but into the pockets of its financiers. For the next two centuries, Arbuthnot’s John Bull was a gift for cartoonists and satirists, especially when they wanted to ridicule British governments for taking advantage of the people’s patriotism.

The image above is by William Charles, a Scottish engraver who emigrated to the United States, and dates from 1814 during the Anglo-American War of 1812.

With

Judith Hawley
Professor of 18th Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London

Miles Taylor
Professor of British History and Society at Humboldt, University of Berlin

And

Mark Knights
Professor of History at the University of Warwick

Producer: Simon Tillotson


THU 09:45 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018nsj)
Episode 4

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world.

This book welcomes us into previously unfathomable dimensions - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals.

Author of "I Contain Multitudes" and acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of vibrations, and pulses of pressure that surround us. Because in order to understand our world we don't need to travel to other place, we need to see through other eyes.

He also examines the ‘unwanted sense’ pain and how different animals experience harmful stimuli. Throughout, he draws on new research and field experiments conducted by scientists across the globe.

Written by Ed Yong
Read by Daniel Weyman
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


THU 10:00 Woman's Hour (m0018nsn)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


THU 11:00 From Our Own Correspondent (m0018nss)
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world


THU 11:30 Fairy Meadow (p0bhv9kw)
I Was Never There

Nearly half a century after 3 year old Cheryl Grimmer goes missing from an Australian beach, the police make an arrest. Meanwhile, Ricki heads to the other side of the world.
BBC News Correspondent Jon Kay meets him in Bristol, where he visits his old family home and catches up with his British relatives as the trial looms.

Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Chris Ledgard
Music: Elizabeth Purnell
Studio Engineer: Jacques Sweeney
Editor: James Cook


THU 12:00 News Summary (m0018nsy)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


THU 12:04 You and Yours (m0018nt2)
News and discussion of consumer affairs


THU 12:32 Sliced Bread (m0018nt6)
The latest ad-hyped products and trending fads promise to make us healthier, happier and greener, but are they really 'the best thing since sliced bread'? Greg Foot finds out.


THU 12:57 Weather (m0018ntb)
The latest weather forecast


THU 13:00 World at One (m0018ntg)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.


THU 13:45 Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline (m0018ntm)
Father Michael Lapsley was living in exile in Zimbabwe when in April 1990 he was sent a letter bomb in the post. He was targeted because he’s been an anti-apartheid campaigner in South Africa, and a chaplain for the African National Congress. In the blast he lost both of his hands and one eye, and his ear drums were ruptured.

“Quite early on after the bomb, I realised that if I was filled with hatred and desire for revenge, I’d be a victim forever. That is not to say that I will not always grieve what I’ve lost, because I will permanently bear the marks of disfigurement. Yet I believe I’ve gained through this experience. I realise that I can be more of a priest with no hands than with two hands.”

Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning journalist who became interested in forgiveness when she was covering the Iraq War. A common theme running through these stories is that forgiveness is difficult, messy, and complex, but it brings with it the power to transform lives.

Producer: Kim Normanton
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Burke
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4


THU 14:00 The Archers (m0018ntr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Wednesday]


THU 14:15 Drama (m0018ntw)
Bad Ark

New comedy drama from Matt Hartley.

Billionaire businessman Mr Green has taken his guests to the North Pole on his new superyacht, The Final Frontier. That's the moment when the last of the ice shelves calve, the wave hits and the great flood happens. With most of the passengers overboard and most of the world underwater, 4 fairly clueless survivors try to work out what to do next: the heiress, her bodyguard, a guy from the engine room and a washed up reality star. Is there really no one else left? How much caviar do they have on board? And what is going on with the seagull?

Cast:
Manny - Juan Wilken
Gary - Steffan Rhodri
Jasmine - Freya Mavor
Kika -Joanna Simpkins
Stevie G - Sion Pritchard
The Man - David Menkin

Tagalog translation: Sam Dapanas

Sound by Nigel Lewis
Produced by John Norton

A BBC Audio Wales Production


THU 15:00 Open Country (m0018nv0)
The Book, the Fish and the Dove

It's fast approaching 400 years since The Compleat Angler, arguably the most famous fishing manual ever to have been written, was first published. Often referred to as the “bible” of the angler, it has sold more copies than the St John’s Bible and only been out of print once. Its author, Sir Izaak Walton, was a fisherman, writer and philosopher. Open Country celebrates the life, writing and legacy of Walton by visiting the cottage in Shallowford which he bought and is now a museum, and joining a group of fishermen on the River Dove where Walton loved to fish with his great friend Charles Cotton, to learn about "The Art of Angling" and the legacy of Walton.

Presenter Helen Mark. Producer Sarah Blunt.


THU 15:27 Radio 4 Appeal (m0018nh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 on Sunday]


THU 15:30 Open Book (m0018nk2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


THU 16:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (m0018ngb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:15 on Saturday]


THU 16:30 BBC Inside Science (m0018nv6)
A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.


THU 17:00 PM (m0018nvb)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines


THU 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0018nvg)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


THU 18:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00092xg)
Ashley Blaker's Goyish Guide to Judaism - 2

Ashley Blaker, Britain's only ultra-Orthodox stand up comedian, returns with an insider's view of his religion. Following the success of his first guide, this is another a whistle-stop tour of Jewish life and, in particular, a very rare glimpse into the normally inaccessible world of strict Orthodox Judaism.

Ashley is already a well-known name in the Jewish community, having undertaken a number of critically acclaimed UK tours as well as performing sell-out shows in Israel, South Africa, Canada and very recently in New York. The Jewish press has described him as "the haredi Michael McIntyre".

As well as being a popular and experienced live performer, Ashley is also a comedy writer and producer for radio and TV. He was responsible for unleashing Little Britain on an unsuspecting nation on Radio 4. But, being a strict orthodox Jew, he is surely the only person who works in TV without actually owning one.

The Jerusalem Post recently described Ashley as "a walking contradiction".

The Times of Israel pointed out the astonishment his appearance can provoke: "The astonishment, of course, is that with Blaker, what you see is what you get: a skinny bearded man wearing a black suit and kippah, and sporting peyot and tzitzit of the strictly Orthodox community to which he now belongs. But this is not a uniform which he dons only for his interfaces with Jewish audiences. No, he wears this in his day job too."

Written and Presented by Ashley Blaker
Special appearance: Jon Culshaw as Jeremy Corbyn
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4


THU 19:00 The Archers (m0018nvl)
Elizabeth looks out for her family, and Chris makes plans for Martha.


THU 19:15 Front Row (m0018nvq)
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music


THU 20:00 Law in Action (m0018ntn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


THU 20:30 The Bottom Line (m0018nvt)
Evan Davis chairs a round table discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.


THU 21:00 BBC Inside Science (m0018nv6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 today]


THU 21:30 In Our Time (m0018nsd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 22:00 The World Tonight (m0018nw0)
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective


THU 22:45 Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale (m0018nw4)
Episode 4

Charles's father died when he was seven, leaving his mother Laura to bring the boy up on her own. Charles was different from his classmates at his Cornish primary school: short-sighted, shy, old for his years and fascinated by language, he found it difficult to fit in, and his closest bond was with his mother. In adolescence, he began to look elsewhere for the love he craved, only gradually realising that it was not the kind of love society looked kindly on.

When war broke out, Charles joined the Navy with the newly-established rank of coder. His escape from the narrow confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war saw him face not only the possibility of a brutal death, but the constant danger of a love that was as clandestine as his work. Always intensely private, Causley kept his most intense feelings to himself all his life, but Patrick Gale has found in his poetry and journals the clues that have allowed him to recreate imaginatively the making of one of our best-loved poets.

4/10: Plymouth Lido. Charles has an eye-opening experience on a trip to the Lido

Writer: This is Patrick Gale's seventeenth novel. He lives in the far west of Cornwall on a farm near Land's End with his husband. As a patron of the Charles Causley Trust he was already passionate about Causley’s poetry, but it was only when he started to look more closely into the poet’s life that he hit on the idea of basing a novel on him.

Reader: Tristan Sturrock was born and raised in Cornwall, and was lucky enough to know Charles Causley before the poet's death. He has worked for thirty years with the theatre company Kneehigh, has played leading roles in the National Theatre and the West End, and is known for his TV roles in Doc Martin and Poldark

Abridger/Producer: Sara Davies


THU 23:00 Bridget Christie's Utopia (b09snwmw)
Series 1

Money

Award-winning stand-up comedian Bridget Christie returns to BBC Radio 4 with her brand new comedy series, Bridget Christie's Utopia.

As Bridget Christie struggles to come to terms with current world events - Kim Jong-un, the melting polar ice caps, the Brexit negotiations and Nick Knowles singing a cover of The Beatles "Here Comes The Sun", she embarks on a comic quest for her Utopia - a way of living that will make her less anxious and enable her to have her first happy wee since the Brexit vote in 2016.

EPISODE 4 : Money : In the final episode of the series, Bridget explores money and being super rich - to see if that will make her happier. Will auditioning for a lucrative TK Maxx commercial and playing a Capitalists vs Marxists Board game with former Labour leader Ed Miliband enlighten Bridget over the happiness that lots of money could bring her? Could being super rich be the answer to all Bridget's problems and bring her inner calm? Or will life still be completely rubbish?

Stand-up show recorded in front of a studio audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Written by and Starring: Bridget Christie.
Producers: Simon Nicholls and Alison Vernon-Smith.
A BBC Studios Production.


THU 23:30 Today in Parliament (m0018nw9)
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.



FRIDAY 01 JULY 2022

FRI 00:00 Midnight News (m0018nwf)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


FRI 00:30 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018nsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:45 on Thursday]


FRI 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0018nwm)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


FRI 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0018nws)
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.


FRI 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0018nwz)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.


FRI 05:30 News Briefing (m0018nx5)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


FRI 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0018nxc)
Spiritual reflection to start the day with the Rev Lezley Stewart of the Church of Scotland.


FRI 05:45 Farming Today (m0018nxk)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside


FRI 05:58 Tweet of the Day (b0378t4y)
Great Black-backed Gull

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

Michaela Strachan presents the great black-backed gull. These gulls are the largest in the world. They are quite common around our coasts and you can see them in summer perched on a crag watching for any signs of danger or potential prey. Although they are scavengers Great Black-Backs will attack and kill other birds.


FRI 06:00 Today (m0018p14)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


FRI 09:00 Desert Island Discs (m0018njm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Sunday]


FRI 09:45 An Immense World by Ed Yong (m0018p2k)
Episode 5

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world.

This book welcomes us into previously unfathomable dimensions - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals.

Author of "I Contain Multitudes" and acclaimed science journalist Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of vibrations, and pulses of pressure that surround us. Because in order to understand our world we don't need to travel to other place, we need to see through other eyes.

He also examines the ‘unwanted sense’ pain and how different animals experience harmful stimuli. Throughout, he draws on new research and field experiments conducted by scientists across the globe.

Written by Ed Yong
Read by Daniel Weyman
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 10:00 Woman's Hour (m0018p81)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


FRI 11:00 In Dark Corners (m0018p83)
Aberlour & Gordonstoun

Alex Renton attended three traditional private schools. When he was eight he left home and boarded at Ashdown House, a prep school in East Sussex; a feeder school to Eton College.

Within weeks of his arrival he was sexually abused by a teacher. The teacher was never charged or even sacked. He died in 2011, a free man.

The assault, compounded by the physical and emotional abuse so often a feature of boarding school life, has stayed with Alex. And like a great number of the million Britons alive today who attended these institutions, he spent the subsequent years trying to forget what had happened to him there.

Then, in 2014, Alex finally decided he had to face his demons. He wrote a book, Stiff Upper Lip, about public schools and about the experiences he and others had within them. That’s when the emails and letters started pouring in. Former pupils, men and women, from all around the country, shared with him their stories of sexual and physical abuse. The scale was breathtaking.

Now, years later, Alex Renton has unfinished business with Britain’s elite schooling system.

In the last episode of this three series Alex heads north to Aberlour and Gordonstoun. Aberlour is a feeder school for Gordonstoun, where many of the Royal family were educated. The novelist William Boyd, a contemporary of Prince Charles called it 'a type of penal servitude'.

Alex tells the story of two former pupils; both sexually assaulted by different teachers in the early nineties, and follows their struggle for peace and recompense.

Producer: Caitlin Smith
Sound Design: Jon Nicholls
Editors: Gail Champion and Heather Kane-Darling

Photo: Alex at eight


FRI 11:30 The Break (m0018p85)
Series 4

A Fun Day Out

Jeff (Philip Jackson) leads a sceptical Andy (Tom Palmer) on a bicycle tour of the countryside surrounding Flamford.

En route, they meet old friends Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton) and Joyce Rickles (Alison Steadman), visit the unfriendliest pub in England, a village fete to remember, and Tittlehume's very own Space Museum.

By the end of the day, Jeff and Andy learn that it’s sometimes better to travel in hope than to arrive.

Starring:
Philip Jackson
Tom Palmer
Alison Steadman
Mark Benton
Shobna Gulati
Rasmus Hardiker

Created and Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
Studio Engineered and Edited by Leon Chambers
Production Manager Sarah Tombling
Produced and Directed by Gordon Kennedy

Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios, London

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 12:00 News Summary (m0018p87)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


FRI 12:04 AntiSocial (m0018p89)
Peace talks for the culture wars.


FRI 12:57 Weather (m0018p8c)
The latest weather forecast


FRI 13:00 World at One (m0018p8f)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Jonny Dymond.


FRI 13:45 Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline (m0018p8h)
Ivan Humble is a single father from East Anglia and a former organiser for the English Defence League who once recruited people to the far-right cause. He’s now working to prevent radicalisation. He wrestles with forgiving himself.

“I hated Muslims. I thought they were all terrorists. I know now that hate is just fear of the unknown.” In a surprising about-turn, he’s now friends with many Muslims, including Manwar Ali, a former jihadist from Ipswich who supported Ivan when his father died. We hear from both men about their friendship and how they are making amends for the past.

Marina Cantacuzino is an award-winning journalist who became interested in forgiveness when she was covering the Iraq War. A common theme running through these stories is that forgiveness is difficult, messy, and complex, but it brings with it the power to transform lives.

Producer: Kim Normanton
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Burke
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 14:00 The Archers (m0018nvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Thursday]


FRI 14:15 Limelight (p0ccgl48)
The System - Series 2

The System - Step 4: Light the Blue Touch Paper and Run Like Hell

Or How to Save the World in 5 Easy Steps

Step 4: Light the Blue Touch Paper and Run Like Hell

Ben Lewis’s award-winning thriller returns for a second season.

Why are so many people siding with the kidnappers?
And what is the true intent of The System?
We’re about to find out.

Cast:
Jake … Alex Austin
Maya… Siena Kelly
Coyote … Divian Ladwa
Jess … Chloe Pirrie
Liv … Jemima Rooper
Richard…Pips Torrens
Matt … Rhashan Stone

Original music and sound design by Danny Krass
A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams


FRI 14:45 Living with the Gods (b09czn7x)
Holy Killing

Neil MacGregor continues his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time, and focuses on sacrifice..

Displayed in the British Museum is a finely-crafted Aztec knife, dating from around 1500, with a richly-decorated handle. It had a brutal purpose - human sacrifice.

In ancient Greece, animal sacrifice was a vital ritual for connection with the deities: the grounds of a Greek temple were in part a sacred public slaughter-house.

Producer Paul Kobrak

Produced in partnership with the British Museum
Photograph (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.


FRI 15:00 Gardeners' Question Time (m0018p8l)
Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth Estate: Postbag Edition

Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts. Kathy Clugston and experts Matt Biggs, Christine Walkden and Ashley Edwards answer questions from the GQT postbag.

Producer: Daniel Cocker
Assistant Producer: Bethany Hocken

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 15:45 From Fact to Fiction (m0018p8n)
A new story from Kerry Hudson, inspired by this week's news.


FRI 16:00 Last Word (m0018p8q)
Matthew Bannister tells the life stories of people who have recently died, from the rich and famous to the unsung but significant.


FRI 16:30 More or Less (m0018p49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


FRI 17:00 PM (m0018p8s)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines


FRI 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0018p8v)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


FRI 18:30 Dead Ringers (m0018p1n)
Series 22

Episode 3

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.


FRI 19:00 The Archers (m0018p1q)
Writer, Naylah Ahmed
Director, Peter Leslie Wild
Editor, Jeremy Howe

David Archer …… Timothy Bentinck
Ben Archer ….. Ben Norris
Josh Archer ….. Angus Imrie
Helen Archer ….. Louiza Patikas
Tom Archer ….. William Troughton
Alice Carter ….. Hollie Chapman
Chris Carter ….. Wilf Scolding
Beth Casey ….. Rebecca Fuller
Steph Casey ….. Kerry Gooderson
Vince Casey ….. Tony Turner
Chelsea Horrobin ….. Madeleine Leslay
Russ Jones ….. Andonis James Anthony
Kirsty Miller ….. Annabelle Dowler
Elizabeth Pargetter ….. Alison Dowling
Lily Pargetter ….. Katie Redford
Adil Shah ….. Ronny Jhutti
Roy Tucker ….. Ian Pepperell
Sol ….. Luke Nunn


FRI 19:15 Add to Playlist (m0018p1s)
Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye create a playlist no computer could.


FRI 20:00 Any Questions? (m0018p1v)
Seb Payne, Professor Katy Shaw

Edward Stourton presents political debate and discussion from Washington Academy, Tyne and Wear with a panel which includes the Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times Seb Payne and Professor of Contemporary Writing at Northumbria University Katy Shaw.
Producer: Camellia Sinclair
Lead broadcast engineer: Owain Williams


FRI 20:50 A Point of View (m0018p1x)
A weekly reflection on a topical issue from a range of contributors.


FRI 21:00 Archive on 4 (b05nk3r0)
Lern Yerself Scouse

Writer Paul Farley cooks a pot of Scouse for a party of eminent Liverpudlians to explore the complex flavours and disputed origins of the Scouse accent.

In the company of Willy Russell, Gillian Reynolds, Michael Angelis and Roger McGough, Paul explores a rich archive of Scouse voices, charting some of the recent mutations in the accent.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


FRI 22:00 The World Tonight (m0018p21)
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective


FRI 22:45 Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale (m0018p25)
Episode 5

Charles's father died when he was seven, leaving his mother Laura to bring the boy up on her own. Charles was different from his classmates at his Cornish primary school: short-sighted, shy, old for his years and fascinated by language, he found it difficult to fit in, and his closest bond was with his mother. In adolescence, he began to look elsewhere for the love he craved, only gradually realising that it was not the kind of love society looked kindly on.

When war broke out, Charles joined the Navy with the newly-established rank of coder. His escape from the narrow confines of Launceston to the colour and violence of war saw him face not only the possibility of a brutal death, but the constant danger of a love that was as clandestine as his work. Always intensely private, Causley kept his most intense feelings to himself all his life, but Patrick Gale has found in his poetry and journals the clues that have allowed him to recreate imaginatively the making of one of our best-loved poets.

5/10: War. Laura takes in an evacuee and Charles is called up for his medical.

Writer: This is Patrick Gale's seventeenth novel. He lives in the far west of Cornwall on a farm near Land's End with his husband. As a patron of the Charles Causley Trust he was already passionate about Causley’s poetry, but it was only when he started to look more closely into the poet’s life that he hit on the idea of basing a novel on him.

Reader: Tristan Sturrock was born and raised in Cornwall, and was lucky enough to know Charles Causley before the poet's death. He has worked for thirty years with the theatre company Kneehigh, has played leading roles in the National Theatre and the West End, and is known for his TV roles in Doc Martin and Poldark

Abridger/Producer: Sara Davies


FRI 23:00 A Good Read (m0018nts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


FRI 23:30 Today in Parliament (m0018p29)
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
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39 Ways to Save the Planet 14:45 SAT (m000vh54)

A Good Read 16:30 TUE (m0018nts)

A Good Read 23:00 FRI (m0018nts)

A Point of View 08:48 SUN (m0018h22)

A Point of View 20:50 FRI (m0018p1x)

A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand 15:30 TUE (p0c98qw1)

A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand 21:00 WED (p0c98qw1)

Accidents and Emergencies 19:45 SUN (m0018nhy)

Add to Playlist 19:15 FRI (m0018p1s)

All About Yves 16:00 MON (m0018gqz)

All in the Mind 21:00 TUE (m0018nvv)

All in the Mind 15:30 WED (m0018nvv)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 09:45 MON (m0018nnt)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 00:30 TUE (m0018nnt)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 09:45 TUE (m0018ns4)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 00:30 WED (m0018ns4)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 09:45 WED (m0018p5d)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 00:30 THU (m0018p5d)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 09:45 THU (m0018nsj)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 00:30 FRI (m0018nsj)

An Immense World by Ed Yong 09:45 FRI (m0018p2k)

Analysis 21:30 SUN (m0018g6f)

Analysis 20:30 MON (m0018nq0)

AntiSocial 12:04 FRI (m0018p89)

Any Answers? 14:00 SAT (m0018nfr)

Any Questions? 13:10 SAT (m0018h20)

Any Questions? 20:00 FRI (m0018p1v)

Archive on 4 20:00 SAT (m0018ngf)

Archive on 4 21:00 FRI (b05nk3r0)

BBC Inside Science 16:30 THU (m0018nv6)

BBC Inside Science 21:00 THU (m0018nv6)

Bells on Sunday 05:43 SUN (m0018ngw)

Bells on Sunday 00:45 MON (m0018ngw)

Bridget Christie's Utopia 23:00 THU (b09snwmw)

Broadcasting House 09:00 SUN (m0018nhh)

DMs Are Open 23:00 MON (m0018hjg)

Damned Andrew 18:30 TUE (m0018nv5)

Dead Ringers 12:30 SAT (m0018h1t)

Dead Ringers 18:30 FRI (m0018p1n)

Desert Island Discs 11:15 SUN (m0018njm)

Desert Island Discs 09:00 FRI (m0018njm)

Drama 15:00 SUN (m0018nk0)

Drama 14:15 WED (m000pqdc)

Drama 14:15 THU (m0018ntw)

Fairy Meadow 11:30 THU (p0bhv9kw)

Farming Today 06:30 SAT (m0018nf1)

Farming Today 05:45 MON (m0018njh)

Farming Today 05:45 TUE (m0018nqq)

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File on 4 17:00 SUN (m0018g8k)

File on 4 20:00 TUE (m0018nvk)

Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline 13:45 MON (m0018np9)

Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline 13:45 TUE (m0018nt7)

Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline 13:45 WED (m0018p65)

Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline 13:45 THU (m0018ntm)

Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline 13:45 FRI (m0018p8h)

Fortunately... with Fi and Jane 23:00 TUE (m0018nw7)

From Fact to Fiction 00:30 SUN (m0018h1k)

From Fact to Fiction 15:45 FRI (m0018p8n)

From Our Own Correspondent 11:30 SAT (m0018nff)

From Our Own Correspondent 11:00 THU (m0018nss)

Front Row 19:15 MON (m0018npw)

Front Row 19:15 TUE (m0018nvf)

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Gardeners' Question Time 14:00 SUN (m0018h1h)

Gardeners' Question Time 15:00 FRI (m0018p8l)

Heresy 18:30 WED (m0018p6f)

In Dark Corners 11:00 FRI (m0018p83)

In Our Time 09:00 THU (m0018nsd)

In Our Time 21:30 THU (m0018nsd)

In Touch 20:40 TUE (m0018nvp)

Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley 05:45 SAT (m0018gqq)

Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley 09:30 WED (m0018p32)

Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley 20:45 WED (m0018p32)

Just a Minute 12:04 SUN (m0018g65)

Just a Minute 18:30 MON (m0018npr)

Last Word 20:30 SUN (m0018h1m)

Last Word 16:00 FRI (m0018p8q)

Law in Action 16:00 TUE (m0018ntn)

Law in Action 20:00 THU (m0018ntn)

Life Lines 14:15 MON (m0018npd)

Life Lines 14:15 TUE (m0018ntc)

Limelight 14:15 FRI (p0ccgl48)

Lives in Care 21:00 MON (m0018g7h)

Living with the Gods 14:45 FRI (b09czn7x)

Loose Ends 18:15 SAT (m0018ng6)

Loose Ends 23:00 SUN (m0018ng6)

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Money Box 12:04 SAT (m0018nfk)

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Money Box 15:00 WED (m0018p67)

Moral Maze 22:15 SAT (m0018gs1)

Moral Maze 20:00 WED (m0018p4w)

More or Less 20:00 SUN (m0018gql)

More or Less 09:00 WED (m0018p49)

More or Less 16:30 FRI (m0018p49)

Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale 22:45 MON (m0018nq5)

Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale 22:45 TUE (m0018nw3)

Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale 22:45 WED (m0018p52)

Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale 22:45 THU (m0018nw4)

Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale 22:45 FRI (m0018p25)

Natural Histories 06:35 SUN (b07j4kc9)

News Briefing 05:30 SAT (m0018h2m)

News Briefing 05:30 SUN (m0018ngt)

News Briefing 05:30 MON (m0018njc)

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News Summary 12:00 SAT (m0018nfh)

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News and Papers 06:00 SAT (m0018ndz)

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News and Weather 13:00 SAT (m0018nfp)

News 22:00 SAT (m0018ngh)

No-Platformed 23:00 WED (m0018p54)

One to One 09:30 TUE (m0018ns2)

Open Book 16:00 SUN (m0018nk2)

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Open Country 06:07 SAT (m0018hk0)

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Past Forward: A Century of Sound 00:15 SUN (m0015vfc)

Past Forward: A Century of Sound 14:45 SUN (m0015vfc)

Pick of the Week 18:15 SUN (m0018nkd)

Plant Based Promises 11:00 TUE (m0018nsc)

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson 17:30 SAT (m0018nfy)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 SAT (m0018h2p)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 MON (m0018njf)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 TUE (m0018nqn)

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Prayer for the Day 05:43 FRI (m0018nxc)

Profile 19:00 SAT (m0018ng8)

Profile 05:45 SUN (m0018ng8)

Profile 17:40 SUN (m0018ng8)

Rabbit at Rest 21:45 SAT (m00027z3)

Radio 4 Appeal 07:54 SUN (m0018nh7)

Radio 4 Appeal 21:25 SUN (m0018nh7)

Radio 4 Appeal 15:27 THU (m0018nh7)

Rewinder 10:30 SAT (m0018nf9)

Rewinder 00:15 MON (m0018nf9)

Saturday Live 09:00 SAT (m0018nf7)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SAT (m0018h2h)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SUN (m0018ngp)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 MON (m0018nj7)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 TUE (m0018nqg)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 WED (m0018nwx)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 THU (m0018p5j)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 FRI (m0018nws)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SAT (m0018h2f)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 SAT (m0018h2k)

Shipping Forecast 17:54 SAT (m0018ng0)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SUN (m0018ngm)

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Shipping Forecast 17:54 SUN (m0018nk6)

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Shipping Forecast 00:48 WED (m0018nwp)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 WED (m0018nx3)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 THU (m0018p5g)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 THU (m0018p5l)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 FRI (m0018nwm)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 FRI (m0018nwz)

Short Cuts 15:00 TUE (m0018nth)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SAT (m0018ng4)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SUN (m0018nkb)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 MON (m0018npp)

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Six O'Clock News 18:00 THU (m0018nvg)

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Sliced Bread 12:32 THU (m0018nt6)

Something Understood 06:05 SUN (b037s0zr)

Something Understood 23:30 SUN (b037s0zr)

Stand-Up Specials 19:15 SUN (m0018nhw)

Stand-Up Specials 18:30 THU (m00092xg)

Start the Week 09:00 MON (m0018nnr)

Start the Week 21:30 MON (m0018nnr)

Sunday Worship 08:10 SUN (m0018nhf)

Sunday 07:10 SUN (m0018nh5)

The 3rd Degree 23:00 SAT (m0018g5r)

The 3rd Degree 15:00 MON (m0018npg)

The Archers Omnibus 10:00 SUN (m0018nhk)

The Archers 19:00 SUN (m0018nht)

The Archers 14:00 MON (m0018nht)

The Archers 19:00 MON (m0018npt)

The Archers 14:00 TUE (m0018npt)

The Archers 19:00 TUE (m0018nv9)

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The Archers 19:00 WED (m0018ntr)

The Archers 14:00 THU (m0018ntr)

The Archers 19:00 THU (m0018nvl)

The Archers 14:00 FRI (m0018nvl)

The Archers 19:00 FRI (m0018p1q)

The Blue Woman 11:30 WED (m0018p5v)

The Bottom Line 11:30 MON (m0018hdk)

The Bottom Line 20:30 THU (m0018nvt)

The Break 11:30 FRI (m0018p85)

The Caretakers 16:00 WED (m0016872)

The Digital Human 16:30 MON (m0018npk)

The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland 00:30 SAT (m0018jzz)

The Food Programme 12:32 SUN (m0018njr)

The Food Programme 15:30 MON (m0018njr)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:15 SAT (m0018ngb)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 16:00 THU (m0018ngb)

The Life Scientific 09:00 TUE (m0018ns0)

The Life Scientific 21:30 TUE (m0018ns0)

The Listening Project 13:30 SUN (m0018njy)

The Media Show 16:30 WED (m0018p4y)

The Media Show 21:30 WED (m0018p4y)

The Price of Oil 15:00 SAT (b06cvjv0)

The Secrets of Storytelling 11:30 TUE (m0018nsl)

The Untold 11:00 MON (m0018nnz)

The Week in Westminster 11:00 SAT (m0018nfc)

The World This Weekend 13:00 SUN (m0018njw)

The World Tonight 22:00 MON (m0018nq3)

The World Tonight 22:00 TUE (m0018nvz)

The World Tonight 22:00 WED (m0018p50)

The World Tonight 22:00 THU (m0018nw0)

The World Tonight 22:00 FRI (m0018p21)

Today in Parliament 23:30 MON (m0018nq8)

Today in Parliament 23:30 TUE (m0018nwb)

Today in Parliament 23:30 WED (m0018p58)

Today in Parliament 23:30 THU (m0018nw9)

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Today 07:00 SAT (m0018nf5)

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Tumanbay 21:00 SAT (m000jvrh)

Tweet of the Day 08:58 SUN (b0378xcd)

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Typical! 20:00 MON (m0018npy)

Typical! 11:00 WED (m0018npy)

Uncanny 23:30 SAT (m0018fsb)

Uncanny 16:30 SUN (m0018nk4)

Weather 06:57 SAT (m0018nf3)

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood 23:15 WED (m0018p56)

Westminster Hour 22:00 SUN (m0018nj0)

Woman's Hour 16:00 SAT (m0018nft)

Woman's Hour 10:00 MON (m0018nnx)

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World at One 13:00 MON (m0018np7)

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You and Yours 12:04 MON (m0018np3)

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