The BBC has announced that it has a sustainable plan for the future of the BBC Singers, in association with The VOCES8 Foundation.
The threat to reduce the staff of the three English orchestras by 20% has not been lifted, but it is being reconsidered.
See the BBC press release here.

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SATURDAY 13 JULY 2024

SAT 00:00 Midnight News (m0020y86)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 00:30 The Third Information Crisis by Naomi Alderman (m0020y6x)
A Wonderful Catastrophe

In this final episode Naomi Alderman explores the opportunities offered by this current information crisis, how it could expand our minds and our world. What, she asks, are the positive impacts of this super-fast flow of facts and knowledge? While we may face some short term turbulence, Naomi believes ‘we are trying to do something extraordinary as a species’ and it’s this that gives her hope.

Written and read by Naomi Alderman. Produced by Di Speirs and Nicola Holloway


SAT 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0020y88)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


SAT 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0020y8b)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.


SAT 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0020y8d)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


SAT 05:30 News Briefing (m0020y8g)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0020y8j)
Walking Together

A reflection and prayer to start the day with the Rev Lynne Gibson.


SAT 05:45 Frontlines of Journalism (m001jkk3)
1. Off Balance

In the spring of 2023, twenty years after the Americans, the British and their allies invaded to overthrow Saddam Hussein, BBC International Editor Jeremy Bowen was reporting from Iraq for the BBC. He described the invasion as 'a catastrophe'.

Taking you to some of the most difficult stories Jeremy and other journalists have covered; in this episode - why impartiality is not about trying to get perfect balance, the truth lying somewhere in the middle.  Often it does not.  

Jeremy speaks with: journalist Rana Rahimpour who was born in Iran but left when she was 25 to work for the BBC; former BBC bureau chief Milton Nkosi, who grew up under apartheid in Soweto, South Africa; journalist and environmentalist George Monbiot, and CNN's Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour.

Presenter: Jeremy Bowen
Producer: Georgia Catt
Assistant Producer: Sam Peach
Additional research: Rob Byrne
Series mixing: Jackie Margerum
Series Editor: Philip Sellars


SAT 06:00 News and Papers (m00212td)
The latest news headlines. Including the weather and a look at the papers.


SAT 06:07 Ramblings (m0020xzq)
Donegal with rock climber and mountain guide Iain Miller

In the second of two walks in the Republic of Ireland, Clare meets rock climber, mountain instructor and walking guide, Iain Miller, to explore a stretch of the wild, rugged and spectacular Atlantic coastline of County Donegal.

They meet at what Iain describes as the most remote place in Ireland, An Port, and the route they take from there affords them views over what he says is Ireland’s last great wilderness including some ‘monster’ sea stacks.

Iain is originally from Scotland, but has lived in Co. Donegal for years, making it his place of work as well as his – as he puts it – playground. The two are intertwined as Iain’s business involves leading rock climbing, hillwalking, and other outdoor adventures. The route he shares with Clare is more gentle coastal stroll than vertiginous technical climb but the experience and views are no less impressive.

If you want to look at their location on a map, they met here: WhatThreeWords: ///simplicity.school.escalates

Presenter: Clare Balding
Producer: Karen Gregor


SAT 06:30 Farming Today (m00212tg)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside


SAT 06:57 Weather (m00212tj)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SAT 07:00 Today (m00212tl)
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


SAT 09:00 Saturday Live (m00212tn)
Toks Dada, Lara Maiklem, Ed Gamble

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


SAT 10:00 You're Dead to Me (m00212tq)
Mary Anning

In this episode, Greg Jenner is joined in nineteenth-century England by Dr Michael Taylor and comedian Sara Pascoe to learn all about pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning. Born to a cabinet-maker father who collected and sold fossils to make extra money, Anning went fossil hunting from a young age. Over the course of her life, she discovered complete ichthyosaur, plesiosaur and pterosaur skeletons, and made great contributions to the emerging discipline of palaeontology. But she was also shut out by the largely male scientific establishment. This episode charts her extraordinary life story, exploring the significance of her discoveries against the background of nineteenth-century debates about religion and science and controversies around the age of the earth.

Hosted by: Greg Jenner
Research by: Annabel Storr
Written by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow, Emma Nagouse, and Greg Jenner
Produced by: Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow and Greg Jenner
Audio Producer: Steve Hankey
Production Coordinator: Ben Hollands
Senior Producer: Emma Nagouse
Executive Editor: James Cook


SAT 10:30 Rewinder (m00212ts)
A Legend, A Knight, A Wizard

Greg James searches through the BBC Archive to track down audio gems, using listener requests, overlooked anniversaries and current stories to guide the way.

Last week Greg asked for your nostalgic theme tune requests. Charlie remembers the theme for a show called People, but can't remember what People actually was. As Greg discovers, it involves bald men, nudist beaches and Hell's Angels. Or how about the theme to Jossy's Giants, a children's footballing drama about the new manager of the Glipton Grasshoppers, written by darts commentator Sid Waddell?

It's 60 years since Sir Ian McKellen's TV debut in a BBC adaptation of a Rudyard Kipling story in 1964. Greg charts Sir Ian's career, both as an actor and as an activist, including the moment he came out publicly on a BBC Radio 3 debate about Section 28. We also hear his memories of filming The Lord of the Rings, and meet a 10-year-old Daniel Radcliffe.

A listener asks Greg to find the source of a sample used in a Lemon Jelly song, which leads him to a programme called Children Talking. Cue the sweetness.

And this year marks the 50th anniversary of a defining moment in television: the invention of reality TV. In 1974, the BBC broadcast a new documentary series called The Family, in which a camera crew followed a real life family as they went about their lives. There were arguments, weddings, scandals - and a very divided viewing public.

Producer: Tim Bano
Series archivists: Tariq Hussain and Gordon Edmonds

An EcoAudio certified production


SAT 11:00 Newscast (m00212tv)
Adam Fleming and friends discuss the week's biggest stories.


SAT 11:30 From Our Own Correspondent (m00212tx)
A daylight attack on Kyiv

Kate Adie presents stories from Ukraine, Australia, France, Nigeria and Costa Rica.

There was international outrage after the Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv was hit by a missile this week, during a barrage of Russian attacks on cities across Ukraine. James Waterhouse was returning to his base in the capital when news of the strike broke and saw how Ukrainians reacted during the aftermath.
The modern Australian state was built by immigration but it's always had strict rules on who was allowed in. Katy Watson examines the current stringent regulations limiting entry and residence, which can make migrating to the lucky country difficult for people with disabilities or longterm illness.
Contrary to many predictions, the second round of France's general election did not bring Marine Le Pen's National Rally party to power. But some say the party's political advance has merely been paused, not prevented. In the town squares, marketplaces and mosques of Lille, Rob Young heard from voters about their needs and fears.
Emigration from Nigeria is nothing new but as it confronts a serious economic downturn talk of how to make the move to work abroad is everywhere. Though only a realistic prospect for the relatively well-off, leaving is a near-universal aspiration for young, well-educated workers these days. Hannah Gelbart talks to young Nigerians who're determined to 'japa' - or jump - away from home.
Costa Rica is famous for its commitment to eco-friendly policies both at home and internationally - whether it's pushing to reduce global warming or to fight deforestation at home. In the rainforest of Monteverde, John Kampfner learns how a community of American Quakers put down roots here and what they're doing to help preserve their green haven.


SAT 12:00 News Summary (m00212tz)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


SAT 12:04 Money Box (m00212v1)
Financial Advice Barriers and Wages

More than 9 out of 10 people did not pay for financial advice in the past two years and that number is growing. The figures come from surveys by the financial services consultancy The LangCat. It found the proportion of people paying for financial advice fell from 11% of adults to 9% between this year's report and one they did a year ago. We'll hear from them about the reasons behind it.

What will the new government do to change employment rights and wages? We’ll discuss the potential new employment bill ahead of the King's Speech.

And the new security measures people can take to protect themselves from mobile phone fraud. This is when people's phones are stolen not for the value of the physical handsets but so criminals can try to access the financial apps stored on them to steal hundreds or, often, thousands of pounds from victims.

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Reporters: Dan Whitworth and Catherine Lund
Researcher: Jo Krasner
Editor: Jess Quayle

(First broadcast 12pm Saturday 13th July 2024)


SAT 12:30 The News Quiz (m0020xd7)
Series 114

Episode 6

Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Ian Smith and Marie Le Conte quiz the news.

How's Starmer getting on with his new job? Can Biden be persuaded to stop doing his current job? And should we tarmac over the Lake District? Listen to this week's episode to find out all the answers.

With additional material by: Peter Tellouche, Alice Fraser, Cody Dahler and Katie Sayer

Producer: Pete Strauss
Executive Producer: Richard Morris
Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox

A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4
An Eco-Audio certified Production


SAT 12:57 Weather (m00212v3)
The latest weather forecast


SAT 13:00 News and Weather (m00212v5)
The latest national and international news and weather reports from BBC Radio 4


SAT 13:10 Any Questions? (m0020y7t)
Andrew Bowie MP, Daniel Kebede, Alison McGovern MP, Jill Rutter

Alex Forsyth presents political discussion from St Cuthbert's Church in Darlington with the Shadow Veterans Minister Andrew Bowie MP, the General Secretary of the National Education Union Daniel Kebede, the Employment Minister Alison McGovern MP and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government Jill Rutter.
Producer: Robin Markwell
Lead Broadcast Engineer: Joanne Willott


SAT 14:00 Any Answers? (m00212v7)
Call Any Answers? to have your say on the big issues in the news this week.


SAT 14:45 The Archers (m0020y7p)
WRITER: Naylah Ahmed
DIRECTOR: Rosemary Watts
EDITOR: Jeremy Howe

Ben Archer…. Ben Norris
David Archer…. Timothy Bentinck
Pip Archer… Daisy Badger
Lilian Bellamy…. Sunny Ormonde
Chris Carter…. Wilf Scolding
Neil Carter…. Brian Hewlett
Justin Elliot…. Simon Williams
Emma Grundy…. Emerald O’Hanrahan
George Grundy…. Angus Stobie
Joy Horville…. Jackie Lye
Alistair Lloyd…. Michael Lumsden
John Mack…. Richard Pepple
Paul Mack…. Joshua Riley
Jazzer McCreary…. Ryan Kelly
Denise Metcalf…. Clare Perkins
Stella Pryor…. Lucy Speed


SAT 15:00 Breaking the Rules (m00212v9)
This Week Is Family Week

Xinjiang Province, China. Uyghur student, Nur, is able to 'pass' as Han Chinese, and exploits this as much as possible in a society where Uyghur people live under constant surveillance.

Nur and her mother, Meryem, want to avoid being sent to one of the re-education prison camps, where it is thought a million people - mostly Uyghur - have been detained without trial. But then they are assigned a live-in Chinese 'relative' by the authorities - Auntie Wang Shu - who comes to stay in their apartment as part of a Family Week initiative to ensure lifestyle conformity: "Cook together, eat together, study together, travel together, sleep together!"

But Wang Shu has other motives, which involve marrying her son to a Uyghur woman. And she has Nur in her sights as a prime candidate. Any missteps by Nur or Meryem could result in their being sent into re-education. But will Nur play by the rules?

A fictional story inspired by real accounts. Writer Avin Shah has drawn on testimonies from the 2021 independent Uyghur Tribunal (chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice, chief prosecutor on the trial of Slobodan Milošević) and on research by Raminder Kaur, Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, who served on the tribunal, as well on interviews with other Uyghur and Chinese cultural and political consultants.

Nur......Aruhan Galieva
Meryem.....Camilla Anvar
Guard and various other roles.....Daniel York Loh

Other members of the cast have chosen to remain anonymous.

It was a BBC Audio Wales production, directed by Emma Harding.


SAT 16:00 Woman's Hour (m00212vc)
Harriet Harman, Southall Black Sisters, Author Cathy Rentzenbrink, Medium friends

A record-breaking number of women MPs have been elected following Labour's win at the general election. It's also the first time in parliamentary history that the proportion of women elected is more than 40%. Harriet Harman, the now ex-Labour MP and former Mother of the House, gives her reaction.

Three women who say they were the victims of a racial attack have had the charges of assault made against them by their assailant discontinued by the CPS. Selma Taha, the executive director for advocacy group Southall Black Sisters, and Danae Thomas, two of the women, join Anita Rani to talk about what impact the charges being dropped has had, and how they’re hoping this might impact further action against racist violence against women and girls.

Cathy Rentzenbrink is known for her non-fiction books – but now she’s written a second fiction novel – Ordinary Time. It tells the story of Ann, a reluctant vicar’s wife, and her grappling with ideas of marriage, duty and temptation. She joins Nuala McGovern to discuss.

A recent article in the New York Times coined the phrase "medium friends" to describe “not our besties, but more than just acquaintances.” Anita talks to Dr Susan MacDougall, a social anthropologist at Oxford University, and to Shazia Mirza, a comedian and writer, about friendship levels.

Women are turning to increasingly risky ways to get weight-loss drugs, like Ozempic and Wegovy, as online prescribers become more stringent about who they will give them to. Two young women tell Woman’s Hour’s Melanie Abbott about using drugs they buy on the black market, despite the potential dangers. Plus Professor Kamila Hawthorne from the Royal College of GPs talks to Nuala.

Presenter: Anita Rani
Producer: Dianne McGregor


SAT 17:00 PM (m00212vf)
Full coverage of the day's news.


SAT 17:30 Political Thinking with Nick Robinson (m001zv54)
The Pat McFadden in Power One

Nick Robinson talks to the man at the heart of the new Downing Street government.

Producer: Daniel Kraemer


SAT 17:54 Shipping Forecast (m00212vh)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


SAT 17:57 Weather (m00212vk)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SAT 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m00212vm)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 18:15 Loose Ends (m00212vp)
Griffin Dunne, Marc Almond, Ruth Ware, Sophie Duker, Nadine Shah, Stuart Maconie

The actor, producer and now memoirist Griffin Dunne on growing up in Hollywood in a family of literary stars including his aunt Joan Didion, on his own screen success opposite Madonna in Who's That Girl and in After Hours and the real-life tragedy that changed his life forever. Soft Cell front man Marc Almond on Tainted Love, the hit that began his career, how he coped with the controversy that followed and how he's now mellowed into music that showcases his voice. In the decade since publishing her first psychological thriller, Ruth Ware's become an international best-seller, with her stories optioned for Hollywood movies and published in 40 languages. Now she's curated Harrogate Crime Writing Festival and has plenty to say about new trends, the enduring popularity of the genre and the forthcoming Netflix movie of her book The Woman in Cabin 10 starring Kiera Knightley. The comedian, Taskmaster champion and Celebrity Mastermind Sophie Duker advocates self delusion in her new show - But Daddy I Love Her - arguing that we should all opt for hot fantasy rather than cold hard reality. How will that work?
Plus music from Tyneside singer-songwriter Nadine Shah's album, Filthy Underneath.

Presented by Stuart Maconie
Produced by Olive Clancy


SAT 19:00 Profile (m00212vr)
Shabana Mahmood

Shabana Mahmood is the new Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
Born in Birmingham in a Kashmiri Pakistani family, she has three siblings, one of whom is her twin. From an early age her father ensured that the children were aware of the world around them, and made them each read five minutes from the Times newspaper every evening.

Inspired by the 1990's TV series, 'Kavanagh QC' to become a lawyer, Shabana Mahmood attended Lincoln College in Oxford, a year below a certain Rishi Sunak.
After a few years working in law, she changed career and moved into politics, in 2010 winning the seat of Birmingham Ladywood for Labour, which she has held to date. Stephen Smith talks to those who know her.

Presenter: Stephen Smith
Producers: Diane Richardson and Julie Ball
Editor: Penny Murphy
Production Co-ordinators: Maria Ogundele and Rosie Strawbridge
Sound mix: Hal Haines

CONTRIBUTORS
William Audland KC, 12 Kings' Bench Walk Chambers
David Gauke, former Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Jane Haynes, Journalist Birmingham Live/Mail
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Former co-chair, Conservative Party
Lord Tom Watson, former MP West Bromwich East & deputy leader of the Labour party

CREDITS
Kavanagh QC - Central TV for ITV productions
Political Thinking - Nick Robinson BBC R4/BBC Sounds


SAT 19:15 The Infinite Monkey Cage (m0020xz2)
Series 30

The Wonder of Trees - Dame Judi Dench, Tony Kirkham and Tristan Gooley

Brian Cox and Robin Ince leaf through the latest tree science with Dame Judi Dench, Tony Kirkham and Tristan Gooley. Dame Judi Dench shares her great love for treekind and describes how over time she has come to create a small woodland in her garden and how meaningful that is for her. Tony Kirkham, former head of Kew Arboretum and Gardens shares some of the amazing journeys he's been on to find unusual and rare trees around the world. Navigator Tristan Gooley, has spent a lifetime learning how to read trees, he explains how nearly everything on a tree can provide clues into the environment around it and how elements like leaf shape and colour can help us to use trees as a compass to navigate our way.

Producer: Melanie Brown
Exec Producer: Alexandra Feachem
BBC Studios Audio production


SAT 20:00 Archive on 4 (m00212vt)
A Brief History of Strangers

The American writer Joe Queenan follows up his wild programmes on blame, shame, and lust with a dive into a new world. He begins with an account of a journey to Fargo, North Dakota. "I was the stranger in town." He didn't enjoy it much.

But in this hour of strangers, wanderers, commuters, foreigners, migrants, outcasts, interlopers and aliens, Queenan grapples with what strangers have brought to our world. Includes archive of Decca Aitkenhead on the joys of hitching, Harry Allen the Media Assassin on why skin marks you out, and poet Elvis McGonagall with a bravado stand up performance on why he wants to be foreign.

Plus new interviews with Catherine Carr (host of Where Are You Going?) and Emma Garland, who recounts flying to New York to see a man she'd only known online. It didn't go well. Plus Alexei Sayle (presenter of Strangers on a Train) and Professor Edith Hall on why the Greek word xeno can mean friend, alien and guest.

This is Joe Queenan's twelfth brief history for Radio 4. He's an Emmy award winning broadcaster and writer whose books include Balsamic Dreams: A Short But Self-Important History of the baby Boomer Generation.

The producer for BBC studios in Bristol is Miles Warde


SAT 21:00 Moral Maze (m0020y3j)
The Morality of Stepping Down

The idea of when to step down is front and centre in American politics as 81 year old Joe Biden continues in the Presidential race despite concerns about his mental agility. His performance in a recent TV debate has sown doubt among supporters with polls suggesting some are losing faith in his abilities. ‘Pass the torch Joe’ said one placard as he declared his intention to keep going.

Are the elderly blcoking the young if they cling on to powerful and influence ? Does it skew society even more in favour of older people who seem to have had it better when it comes to pensions, homeownership and the opportunity to save money? Gerontologists say that society is ageist, that most people are not like Biden and will hit barriers to staying in work once they get older. That these barriers have to be cleared because as the population gets older we all need to stay in the workforce for longer.

Wisdom is said to come with age but if you have a fulfilling job, how do you check that you are still capable of continuing? Will those around you tell you the truth ? Is it pride that keeps elderly people in powerful positions, a sense that they are irreplacable, an unwillingness to give up something that defines them and take on another role. What's the morality of stepping down?

Witnesses:
Dorothy Byrne, President of Murray Edwards College
Mary-Kate Cary, Professor of Politics at the Univeristy of Virginia
David Sinclair, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre
Dr Erica Benner, Political Philosopher and Historian

Panel:
Inaya Folarin-Iman, Mona Siddiqui, Matthew Taylor,Ella Whelan

Presenter: Michael Buerk
Producer: Catherine Murray
Assistant Producer: Ruth Purser
Production Co-ordinator: Nancy Bennie
Editor: Tim Pemberton


SAT 22:00 News (m00212vw)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SAT 22:15 The Food Programme (m0020y6v)
Just One Thing with The Food Programme

As part of Just One Thing Day on Radio 4, Sheila Dillon looks back at Dr Michael Mosley's legacy and comes up with 5 reasons why he mattered in getting us all to understand why eating better leads to living better.

Through listening to the Just One Thing archive, and some of The Food Programme archive, we can see how his "just one things" were connected to much bigger things, and how he was able to show us, through examining the evidence for that thing, and trialling it on willing members of the public, that change can begin, and maybe has to begin, with individuals.

As promised, here's a list of the programmes featured:

Just One Thing:
Change Your Meal Times - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000zt7d
Snack Smartly - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001wq7f
Swap Out Sugar - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001gx56
Try Some Turmeric – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001jt2h
Eat Slowly – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001zvvr
Enjoy Oily Fish - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017tbn
Food Special with Tim Spector - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001ngjx

The Food Programme:
Doctor's Orders: Getting Tomorrow's Medics Cooking - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wr9q9
The Eatwell Guide - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b86702
Turmeric – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rpd85
Mindful Food and the Art of Attention - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00193rb
How We Eat: 4. Eating as a Family - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099w3v4
Omega 6 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b00jc3sw
The Food Programme – Fixing Dan - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001h44h

Presented by Sheila Dillon
Produced in Bristol for BBC Audio By Natalie Donovan


SAT 23:00 Time of the Week (m0020yq8)
2. Deepfakes, Vaping, Richard III

It’s Listeners’ Week! Host Chloe Slack (Sian Clifford) is listening to the listeners who have suggested things to listen to, including vaping, the maths of parenting and murder.

Sian Clifford stars as self-important journalist Chloe Slack in this comedy series parodying women’s current affairs and talk shows, surrounded by an ensemble cast of character comedians.

Chloe Slack - Sian Clifford

Ensemble cast:
Ada Player
Alice Cockayne
Aruhan Galieva
Em Prendergast
Jodie Mitchell
Jonathan Oldfield
Lorna Rose Treen
Mofé Akàndé
Sara Segovia

Additional voice: Etta Treen

Created by Lorna Rose Treen and Jonathan Oldfield

Writing team:
Alice Cockayne
Catherine Brinkworth
Jodie Mitchell
Jonathan Oldfield
Lorna Rose Treen
Priya Hall
Will Hughes

Script Editor - Catherine Brinkworth
Photographer - Will Hearle
Production Coordinator - Katie Sayer
Producer - Ben Walker

A DLT Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 23:30 Nature Table (m0020xlm)
Series 4

6: Giant Giraffes and Raucous Ruffs

In this episode, Sue and Team Nature Table return to ZSL London Zoo.

The complexities of being a giraffe, badass tenrecs, the outrageous sexual behaviour of ruffs and how eggs are made all wow the London Zoo audience.

Sue is joined by special guests: Natural History Museum’s principal researcher Dr. Natalie Cooper, zoological writer / broadcaster Jules Howard and award-winning writer / comedian Bridget Christie.

Nature Table has a simple, clear brief: to positively celebrate and promote the importance of all our planet’s wonderfully wild flora and fauna in a fun and easily grasped way... whilst at the same time having a proper giggle.

For this series of Sue Perkins’ ARIA-winning ‘Show and Tell’ wildlife comedy, Team Nature Table have recorded at the Natural History Museum, Kew Gardens and London Zoo.

Hosted by: Sue Perkins
Guests: Natalie Cooper, Jules Howard & Bridget Christie
Written by: Catherine Brinkworth, Jenny Laville & Jon Hunter
Additional material by: Christina Riggs & Pete Tellouche
Researcher: Catherine Beazley
Sound Recordist & Editor: Jerry Peal
Music by: Ben Mirin
Executive Producer: Richard Morris
Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls
Producer: Simon Nicholls

An EcoAudio certified production
A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4



SUNDAY 14 JULY 2024

SUN 00:00 Midnight News (m00212vy)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


SUN 00:15 Bookclub (m0020xlk)
Marlon James: A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James answers readers' questions about his award-winning novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. The novel, which is narrated by multiple characters, opens in Jamaica in the run-up to the 1976 election. Kingston is riven by violence as competing gangs, some supported by the US government, compete for territory and control of the drugs trade. The novel is based on real events, including a planned assassination attempt on Bob Marley. Marlon James talks to readers about writing multiple characters, his approach to describing violence and how he sees the book now, ten years after publication.

Forthcoming recordings at 1830 at BBC Broadcasting House in London

10 July - Ayobami Adebayo on Stay With Me
14 August - Ken Follett on A Column of Fire
25 September - Susanna Clarke on Piranesi


SUN 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m00212w0)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


SUN 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m00212w2)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.


SUN 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m00212w4)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


SUN 05:30 News Briefing (m00212w6)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


SUN 05:43 Bells on Sunday (m00212w8)
St Peter's Church in High Cross Froxfield in Hampshire.

Bells on Sunday comes from St Peter's Church in High Cross Froxfield in Hampshire. St Peter's church was built in 1862 on the site of a Saxon church site. The square tower features a short spire above an octagonal bell stage housing a ring of six bells all cast by the London foundry of Mears and Stainbank in 1890. The tenor weighs five and a quarter hundredweight and is tuned to the note of B-flat. We hear them ringing Norwich Surprise Minor


SUN 05:45 In Touch (m0020xsw)
Redundancies at the RNIB

Like many charitable organisations, the RNIB is facing financial losses in certain areas and is having to find means of saving money across the organisation. It needs to cut around £10 million and staff have been told that redundancies will be happening. The RNIB's CEO Matt Stringer tells In Touch about the charity's current financial situation, whether any of services will be impacted and about the level of redundancies across the organisation.

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Beth Hemmings
Production Coordinator: David Baguley
Website image description: Peter White sits smiling in the centre of the image and he is wearing a dark green jumper. Above Peter's head is the BBC logo (three separate white squares house each of the three letters). Bottom centre and overlaying the image are the words "In Touch" and the Radio 4 logo (the word Radio in a bold white font, with the number 4 inside a white circle). The background is a bright mid-blue with two rectangles angled diagonally to the right. Both are behind Peter, one is a darker blue and the other is a lighter blue.


SUN 06:00 News Summary (m00213cn)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4


SUN 06:05 Beyond Belief (m0020xsc)
Why We Walk

Why is walking spiritual? Giles Fraser asks if the power of pilgrimage in it's destination, or along the pathway.

Alice Sainsbury was recovering from a serious neurological illness when she slowly started to walk again. Step by step she found herself again through walking, and small pilgrimages near her home in Cornwall. It wasn't just a physical journey for her, but a spiritual one as well.

She tells Giles Fraser why she walks. And Giles asks a panel of enthusiastic pilgrims from different faiths about the religious beliefs behind walking and pilgrimage.

Phil McCarthy, a former GP, has founded Pilgrim Ways, promoting walking pilgrimages in England and Wales. Sr Radharamana Das is a scholar in Sanskrit and Vedic literatures and a volunteer at his local Hare Krishna temple. And Professor Raminder Kaur is the leader of a project about pilgrimage and economics at the University of Sussex.

Boots laced, let's begin.

Producer: Rebecca Maxted
Assistant Producer: James Leesley
Editor: Tim Pemberton


SUN 06:35 On Your Farm (m00213cq)
Welsh tea

After Lucy George took over the family fruit farm in the Vale of Glamorgan, she realised the business wasn’t really her ‘cup of tea’, so she decided to go into tea production instead. Asked where the idea came from, Lucy says “I’m think I’m still trying to figure that out!" She adds: “One thing that really drove me was trying to find a product we could actually sell year round to have some more stability to the farm income.” Now, ten years on, she has a thriving business.

In this programme, Mariclare Carey-Jones visits Lucy’s farm to find out what it takes to grow tea in the Welsh countryside and what impact the Welsh weather has on the crop. “Some plants will tolerate the conditions, some will struggle, so it's really a numbers game of planting more and more tea plants and eventually ending up with plants that are actually enjoying the conditions here in Wales” Lucy tells Mariclare.

Mariclare also joins Lucy in the on-site tea factory where the leaves are processed into a variety of teas. How do artisan producers like Lucy compete with the big tea companies? Leaves that don’t make the grade to sell as tea are used to make another range of drinks instead.

Produced and presented by Mariclare Carey-Jones


SUN 06:57 Weather (m00213cs)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SUN 07:00 News and Papers (m00213cv)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.


SUN 07:10 Sunday (m00213cx)
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week


SUN 07:54 Radio 4 Appeal (m002137s)
Medical Aid Films

Dr Ellie Cannon makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Medical Aid Films. The charity has over seven hundred films in its library and these are used to train healthcare staff and educate patients all over the world. It also organises screenings in remote locations like tiny Pacific islands, where films are sent on CD, or mountainous regions in Nepal.

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 ‘Medical Aid Films'.
- Cheques should be made payable to ‘Medical Aid Films’.
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: 1121578


SUN 07:57 Weather (m00213cz)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SUN 08:00 News and Papers (m00213d1)
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the Sunday papers


SUN 08:10 Sunday Worship (m00213d3)
Voices from the borders

Rev Stephen Wigley makes a spiritual journey along Offa's Dyke, the ancient border between England and Wales, in the first of an occasional series on the theme of pilgrimage.

In the late eighth century King Offa ordered a hard border to be built to separate the Mercians from the Welsh. Now known as Offa's Dyke this archaeological wonder was to have enormous repercussions in defining the limits of Wales and England and a sense of cultural identity.

Nowadays it's largely redundant as a political boundary, but it serves as prime walking territory for ramblers wishing to take on some (or all) of its 177 mile length, exploring a unique frontier territory, where some fascinating spiritual traditions have flourished on both sides . We hear voices past and present, from Wordsworth and the Rev Francis Kilvert to the voices of two ministers - Rev. Sue Groves and Rev. Sue Lawler - who have first-hand knowledge of ministering in border country.

Readings: Psalm 16:5-11 and John chapter 4, verses 1-10

Music: ‘Just a closer walk with thee’ (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)
Jerusalem the Golden
Now I have found the ground wherein
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Lead the Way (Lizz Wright)
Come my way, my truth, my life (Ralph Vaughan Williams, Five Spiritual Songs)
Simple Gifts (traditional, Bryn Terfel)


SUN 08:48 A Point of View (m0020y7w)
No Country for Old Men

Sarah Dunant argues that Joe Biden's refusal to understand his moment in history is forcing the nation to confront the fact that she is no longer young.

'In the relatively short history of America from new country to super power,' writes Sarah, 'she has always - even when she behaves badly - projected an aura of self confidence, a vitality, almost cocky certainty that we associate with youth. And for the longest time, it made for an optimism, a sense of can do, that sometimes felt like manifest destiny.'

That, Sarah argues, is starting to change.

Producer: Adele Armstrong
Sound: Peter Bosher
Production coordinator: Gemma Ashman
Editor: Tom Bigwood


SUN 08:58 Tweet of the Day (m00213d5)
Gillian Burke on the Swallow

A new series of Tweet of the Day for Sunday morning revealing personal and fascinating stories inspired by birds, their calls and encounters.

Having travelled thousands of miles from Africa the arrival of swallows near her West Country home in spring is a noteworthy event, yet this year fewer have returned to biologist, presenter and podcaster Gillian Burke's home area. All too soon the days will shorten and these aerobatic birds will gather across the British countryside in readiness to return to Africa for the winter.

Producer : Andrew Dawes of BBC Audio in Bristol
Studio Engineer : Nick Ford


SUN 09:00 Broadcasting House (m00213d7)
The Sunday morning news magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs (m00213d9)
Errollyn Wallen, composer

Errollyn Wallen is one of the world’s most performed living composers. Her work, which includes 22 operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works, was played at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in 2012 and at Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees. She was the first black woman to have a piece featured in the BBC Proms and the first woman to receive an Ivor Novello award for Classical Music for her body of work.

Errollyn was born in Belize in Central America and was brought up in North London. The passion for music came early to her - as a baby she sang in her cot - and later she enjoyed free music lessons at her local primary school. She fell in love with the piano at five and went on to have formal lessons four years later.

She studied music and dance at Goldsmith’s, University of London and took a Master’s in composition at King’s College London. After working as a session musician, Errollyn formed her own band Ensemble X whose motto is “we don’t break down barriers in music…we don’t see any”. In 1990 she composed a tribute to Nelson Mandela to mark his release from prison.

In 2020 she was awarded a CBE for services to music in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Errollyn lives and works in a lighthouse at Strathy Point in the north of Scotland.

Presenter Lauren Laverne
Producer Paula McGinley


SUN 11:00 The Archers Omnibus (m00213dc)
WRITER: Naylah Ahmed
DIRECTOR: Rosemary Watts
EDITOR: Jeremy Howe

Ben Archer…. Ben Norris
David Archer…. Timothy Bentinck
Pip Archer… Daisy Badger
Lilian Bellamy…. Sunny Ormonde
Chris Carter…. Wilf Scolding
Neil Carter…. Brian Hewlett
Justin Elliot…. Simon Williams
Emma Grundy…. Emerald O’Hanrahan
George Grundy…. Angus Stobie
Joy Horville…. Jackie Lye
Alistair Lloyd…. Michael Lumsden
John Mack…. Richard Pepple
Paul Mack…. Joshua Riley
Jazzer McCreary…. Ryan Kelly
Denise Metcalf…. Clare Perkins
Stella Pryor…. Lucy Speed


SUN 12:15 Profile (m00212vr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Saturday]


SUN 12:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m0020xd1)
Series 13

East Grinstead

This week Mark visits the West Sussex town of East Grinstead.

This is the 13th series of Mark's award-winning show where he travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for a local audience.

As well as East Grinstead, in this series, Mark be will also be popping to Margate, Malvern, Stoke-on-Trent, Coleraine in Northern Ireland and Nether Edge in Sheffield.

There will also be extended versions of each episode available on BBC sounds.

Written and performed by Mark Steel

Additional material by Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator Katie Baum
Sound Manager Jerry Peal
Producer Carl Cooper

A BBC Studios Audio production for Radio 4


SUN 12:57 Weather (m00213df)
The latest weather forecast


SUN 13:00 The World This Weekend (m00213dh)
Radio 4's look at the week's big stories from both home and around the world.


SUN 13:30 The Club Nobody Wants to Join (m002130f)
There Is a club that no high school principal in the USA wants to join, but they are all incredibly grateful that its there. Because in the event of the worst possible scenario happening, they will need it

The 'Principal Recovery Network' is made up of school leaders who have lived through the horror of a shootings in their hallways and classrooms. And in the hours after an incident they are on the phone helping the next school Principal through their trauma

Sam Walker moved her family from Manchester to Arizona seven years ago and she still can't get used to her kids going through regular lockdown drills so they know what to do if their school is attacked

Sam meets some of the Principals who have been through it and have come together to offer support - and now activism.

Presenter: Sam Walker
Production: Sam Walker and Richard McIlroy
Image: Frank DeAngelis, the former Principal of Columbine High School


SUN 14:00 Gardeners' Question Time (m0020y7c)
Postbag: Raby Castle

Is it worth using arborist mulch in the garden? Please could you advise on how to maintain large camellias? My wisteria has barely flowered this year, what’s gone wrong?

Peter Gibbs and his team of horticultural experts have packed up their windbreakers and travelled to Raby Castle, Park and Gardens in County Durham for a postbag edition of GQT. While head gardener Tim Marshall leads Peter and the panel around the gardens, they also dig through the GQT inbox to answer your gardening queries. On the panel this week are passionate garden designers Matthew Wilson and Bunny Guinness, and house plant expert Anne Swithinbank.

Later in the programme, the panellists discuss the benefits of encouraging birds into the garden to tackle box blight and other garden pests. They also share useful tips on how to prevent box tree caterpillars from spreading.

Senior Producer: Dan Cocker
Assistant Producer: Rahnee Prescod

Executive Producer: Carly Maile

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 14:45 Opening Lines (m00213dk)
Frankenstein

John Yorke takes a look at Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus.

Mary Shelley began the short story that would develop into her Gothic novel in 1816 while she was still a teenager. It was published two years later when she was twenty. Despite her young age the book has mature themes: the perils of unregulated scientific experiment, the responsibilities that come with parenting, how society treats the vulnerable and outcast, and man’s role in the universe. Written at a time when women were largely denied an education, this was an extraordinary feat. At the time the fashion was for novels with prescriptive moral lessons; yet Mary created complex characters and storylines that allowed readers to draw their own conclusions.

The daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, both literary celebrities, Mary should have had the best start possible for a writer. But her mother died a few days after giving birth to her and soon afterwards her father remarried, leaving the education of his daughter neglected. That Mary had the resourcefulness to educate herself, and then to go on to write such a groundbreaking novel was a testament both to her talent and determination.

John Yorke has worked in television and radio for 30 years, and he shares his experience with Radio 4 listeners as he unpacks the themes and impact of the books, plays and stories that are being dramatized in BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Drama series. From EastEnders to The Archers, Life on Mars to Shameless, he has been obsessed with telling big popular stories. He has spent years analysing not just how stories work but why they resonate with audiences around the globe, and has brought together his experience in his bestselling book Into the Woods. As former Head of Channel Four Drama, Controller of BBC Drama Production and MD of Company Pictures, John has tested his theories during an extensive production career working on some of the world’s most lucrative, widely viewed and critically acclaimed TV drama. As founder of the hugely successful BBC Writers Academy, John has trained a generation of screenwriters.

Contributor: Dr Anna Mercer, Cardiff University

Researcher: Nina Semple
Production Manager: Sarah Wright
Sound: Sean Kerwin
Reader: Paul Dodgson
Producer: Kate McAll
Executive Producer: Sara Davies

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 15:00 A Vindication of Frankenstein's Monster (m00213dm)
Episode 2

Following Mary Wollstonecraft's journey to Sweden then Norway, Lizzie meets Vic, a neuro-scientist working with Artificial Intelligence implant technology.

Lizzie is torn by Wollstonecraft’s caged consciousness: has she just made another world that has no place where women can be free?

Vic wants to implant an AI into a human body - something never achieved before - a woman creating a woman. Can Vic offer a solution for the AI consciousness of Wollstonecraft to become a new genus and is she prepared for what this might unleash?

Lizzie and The Creature.....LYDIA WILSON
Mary.....DAISY HEAD
Vic.....VINETTE ROBINSON
Max.....SACHA DHAWAN
Eli.....JOEL FRY
Polly.....ANNEIKA ROSE

Written by Linda Marshall Griffiths based on Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and Mary Wollstonecraft's 'Letters written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark'
Sound design by Sharon Hughes
Production co-ordinators Vicky Moseley and Lorna Newman
Directed by Nadia Molinari

A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4.

Artwork by Lydia Wilson.


SUN 16:00 Open Book (m00213dp)
Garth Risk Hallberg

Book List – Sunday 14 July

The Second Coming by Garth Risk Hallberg
City on Fire Garth Risk Hallberg
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Herzog by Saul Bellow
Long Island by Colm Tóibín
Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
Pity Party by Daisy Buchanan


SUN 16:30 The 3rd Degree (m00213dr)
Series 13

1. University of Leicester

This episode coming from the University of Leicester, “The 3rd Degree” is a funny, upbeat and brainy quiz show.

The Specialist Subjects this week are French, Genetic Engineering and Criminology so we’ll meet a five-legged sheep, some Italian cheekbones and the one thing Hannibal Lecter really shouldn’t eat, plus there’ll be tips on how to tell your Larkin from your Lineker.

The show is recorded on location at a different University each week, and pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in this fresh take on an academic quiz. The General Knowledge rounds include a quickfire bell-and-buzzer finale and the ‘Highbrow & Lowbrow’ round cunningly devised to test not only the students’ knowledge of history, art, literature and politics, but also their Professors’ awareness of TV, music and sport. Meanwhile there are the three Specialist Subject rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, and where we find out whether the students have actually been awake during lectures...

In this series, the show goes to Leicester, St Andrews, Loughborough, Falmouth, the University of East Anglia and Robinson College, Cambridge.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 17:00 Witness History (w3ct5ypf)
How to win friends and influence people

In 1936, Dale Carnegie wrote one of the world’s most popular self help books - How to Win Friends and Influence People.

The idea was suggested by a book editor who had attended one of Dale’s public speaking courses in New York.

The result was a mix of psychology, philosophy and good old-fashioned common sense. Dale offered advice like: Smile. Give praise. Be a good listener. And remember people’s names.

The book went on to become a best seller. Today, more than 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, and it has been translated into 36 languages. Even the title is part of popular culture.

Dale’s daughter Donna Dale Carnegie tells Jane Wilkinson about the secret of its success.

(Photo: How to Win Friends and Influence People in 1955. Credit: Frederic Hamilton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


SUN 17:10 The Verb (m00213dt)
Frogs who love rain, the poem that came from a magpie, the poetry of the peleton, and the everyday language of dating apps. Ian McMillan's guests this week (Hollie McNish, Testament, Ira Lightman and Liz Berry) bring all of this to the studio table and much, much more.

Hollie McNish's latest book is 'Lobster and other things I'm learning to love' - she shares a pluviophile poem that shows how much joy there can be in realistic love.

Ira Lightman is an innovative poet and artist and this week, especially for The Verb, he turns the Salford studio into a poetry version of the Tour de France - including a hot potato.

Liz Berry's latest book is 'The Home Child' - she celebrates the poetry of Charlotte Mew, and reads a brand new poem inspired by a frightening but enchanting encounter with a magpie.

Testament is a rapper, beatboxer, poet and playwright. His careful attention to the everyday language of people from different political positions, and to the language of dating apps informed his play 'Love in Gravitational Waves' - he shares some of the poetry that its characters write.


SUN 17:54 Shipping Forecast (m00213dw)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


SUN 17:57 Weather (m00213dy)
The latest weather reports and forecast


SUN 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m00213f0)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


SUN 18:15 Pick of the Week (m00213f2)
Salma El-Wardany

From Queen Latifah to Cleopatra, queen of Ancient Egypt, we hear how powerful women in the distant past to the here and now made their mark on the world and continue to do so. Also, it may not quite be your taste, but we learn about how metal music is challenging oppressive regimes around the world - and how those regimes threaten artists performing this genre. And do you know what a tree sounds like in the middle of winter? Dame Judi Dench does a great impression of it.

Presenter: Salma El-Wardany
Producer: Anthony McKee
Production Co-ordinator: Jack Ferrie

A BBC Audio Northern Ireland production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 19:00 The Archers (m0021307)
Pip's brainwave may be the answer, and there’s a shock for Freddie.


SUN 19:15 Searching for Butterflies (m002130c)
In the mountains of Latakia, Syria, Mudar Salimeh devotes much of his time to searching for butterflies. A geologist, artist, and nature lover, Mudar's fascination with butterflies began in the spring of 2018 when a great number of caterpillars appeared in his art studio. Over time, the caterpillars transformed into a cloud of white butterflies, sparking Mudar's quest to find and document these beautiful, elusive creatures.

Syria's civil war has caused extensive ecological damage, affecting far more than just human lives. Then, in February 2023, an earthquake struck the region of Latakia.

Spring 2024 arrives and butterflies start to emerge, we join Mudar as he creates an encyclopedia of the different butterfly species in Western Syria - a task made challenging by the shadows of war.

Photo credit: Mudar Salimeh
From his blog: https://syrianbutterflies.wordpress.com/

Field Recordings by Mudar Salimeh
Music by Samer Saem Eldahr a.k.a. Hello Psychaleppo
https://www.psychaleppo.com/
Lepidoptera Sound Recordings: Maria Brænder

Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 19:45 Communicating with Ros Atkins (m0020rc3)
4. Michael Johnson, Olympic athlete and broadcaster

Ros talks with the Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson. We all communicate multiple times a day but could we be getting better results? From a simple text or phone call, to a job interview or big presentation, the way we express ourselves and get our point across can really matter. Ros Atkins and his fascinating guests reveal the best ways to communicate and how simple changes in the way we make our point can be really effective.

In this episode, Ros asks Michael - what does it take to communicate well in a team with conflicting interests? And we hear how to communicate as an expert to a broad audience.

Series Producer: Hannah Newton
Production Support: Olivia Cope
Executive Producer: Zoë Edwards
Mix Engineer: Jonathan Last
Original Music Composed by: Tom Wrankmore / Eliphino
Commissioning Editor: Rhian Roberts

A Listen production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 20:00 Feedback (m0020xzs)
Election Coverage on Audio, Dotun Adebayo - Up All Night, Simon Boas interview on Today

Andrea Catherwood puts listeners' views on the cut and thrust of the six week election coverage to Jonathan Munro, the BBC's Director of Journalism.

The ability to fill time is a key skill for any live broadcaster. Things don't always run smoothly - so what does it take to fill successfully. Dotun Adebayo, presenter of Radio 5 Live's Up All Night is an acknowledged master of the art and shares some of his secrets.

Feedback's Interview of the Year has been attracting nominations. This week, many listeners picked Emma Barnett's interview with Simon Boas on the Today programme on Thursday 4th July. Simon and Emma talked about his terminal illness and how he is facing the final days of his life. Listeners found his optimism and sense of happiness a real inspiration.

And Feedback still wants to hear your suggestions for the Interview that stopped you in your tracks. It could be a thought-provoking or emotive personal story, the moment an evasive politician gets nailed to the wall, or just something that made you laugh out loud.

Next week Feedback is digging into the increasingly central role podcasts seem to be playing, not just during the UK Election but in its news and politics coverage in general. Are you a fan? Do get in touch with your views on BBC news podcasts.

Presented by Andrea Catherwood
Produced by Pauline Moore
A Whistledown Scotland production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 20:30 Last Word (m0020y7h)
Dr Richard Taylor, Jack Rowell, Claudia Williams, Christophe Deloire

Matthew Bannister on

Dr Richard Taylor, the retired hospital consultant who became the independent MP for Wyre Forest.

Jack Rowell, the rugby coach who transformed the fortunes of Bath and took England to the World Cup semi-finals.

The artist Claudia Williams, who painted large scale canvases including images of women and children who lost their homes in the Welsh village of Tryweryn.

Christophe Deloire, the French journalist who became director general of the organisation Reporters Without Borders.

Producer: Ed Prendeville

Archive used
PILKINGTON CUP FINAL:BATH V LEICESTER, BBC2, 30/04/1989: England Vs NZ, BBC Sport, 1995; Hospital closure report, BBC News, 24/05/1995; Julian Assange, BBC Breakfast, 26.06.24; BBC Election coverage 2001; Fighting censorship with journalism: Christophe Deloire at TEDxLecce, Youtube, uploaded 03/06/2014; The World Tonight : The Russian journalist who protested on live TV, Radio 4, 06/10/2023; BBC News at One, BBC News, 17/03/2022; BBC Radio 5 live, 16/07/2016; Shipping Forecast, 27/11/2015; BBC Wales Today, 26/09/2013; Radio Wales Arts Show, 20/02/2010


SUN 21:00 Money Box (m00212v1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:04 on Saturday]


SUN 21:25 Radio 4 Appeal (m002137s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 today]


SUN 21:30 From Our Own Correspondent (m00212tx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Saturday]


SUN 22:00 Westminster Hour (m00213f4)
Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.


SUN 23:00 The Human Subject (m00213f6)
The Man with a Hole in His Stomach

Humanity’s journey to understanding the body has been a gory one; littered with unethical experiments, unintended consequences and unimaginable endurance. It’s the story of catastrophic failures, at great human cost - but also successes which made history and saved countless lives.

In The Human Subject, Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Julia Shaw investigate the threads connecting modern day medicine to its often brutal origins. With every episode they explore some of that dark history and ask - is our present day knowledge worth the suffering it took to get us here?

This is the story of 18-year-old Alexis St Martin who is accidentally shot in the stomach outside an American Fur Company store. The year is 1822, and the French-Canadian fur trapper’s chances of survival aren’t high, but he defies the odds and lives.

Alexis heals in the most unusual way. His wound turns into a gastric fistula, a permanent hole in the side of his body - a hole that cannot be closed and one that leads straight into his stomach. The doctor who saves his life, William Beaumont, finds in the young man’s misfortune an opportunity.

Presenters: Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Julia Shaw
Producer: Simona Rata
Assistant Producer: Mansi Vithlani
Executive Producer: Jo Meek
Sound Design: Craig Edmondson
Commissioner Editor: Dan Clarke

An Audio Always production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 23:30 Frontlines of Journalism (m001jkk3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:45 on Saturday]


SUN 23:45 Short Works (m0020y7f)
The Knockers' Ballroom

An original short story by Wyl Menmuir, read by Tristan Sturrock.

A crew of miners sits around a decorated table in a mineral-encrusted chamber, deep beneath the Cornish sea bed. There's a sound above the pounding of the waves. It's coming from somewhere beyond the rockfall that has imprisoned this party of miners who, for the first time since breaking ground here, have entered their mine without their tools...

This is a story about our relationship with the ground beneath our feet, the choices we make to exploit the riches that live there, and the consequences of those choices.

Wyl Menmuir is a Booker-nominated novelist, and prizes for his non-fiction include the prestigious Roger Deakin Award, for The Draw of The Sea. His exploration of our relationships with trees, The Heart of The Woods, was released in 2024. His short fiction has been published in Best British Short Stories, and beyond.

A BBC Audio Bristol Production
Reader: Tristan Sturrock
Producer: Becky Ripley



MONDAY 15 JULY 2024

MON 00:00 Midnight News (m00213f9)
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.


MON 00:15 Being Roman with Mary Beard (p0gr2r5w)
5. Battling Bureaucrats

What does it take to run an Empire? Armies and slaves, of course, but also bureaucrats. At its height the Roman Empire employed thousands of men charged with keeping Rome and its provinces fed, watered and content. This was no easy job. A remarkable set of papyrus scrolls reveals the life of Roman Egypt's very own David Brent, preparing for a a visit from the fearsome Emperor Diocletian.

Infuriated by hopeless staff and venal local politicians and continuously harassed by his superiors, Apolinarius of Panopolis becomes increasingly desperate as Diocletian approaches and the tension cranks up. Mary Beard follows Apolinarius's story to reveal the messy realities of Roman administration.

Producer: Alasdair Cross

Expert Contributors: Colin Adams, Liverpool University and Margaret Mountford

Cast: Apolinarius played by Josh Bryant-Jones

Special thanks to Jill Unkell and the Chester Beatty collection, Dublin


MON 00:45 Bells on Sunday (m00212w8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:43 on Sunday]


MON 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m00213fc)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


MON 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m00213ff)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.


MON 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m00213fh)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


MON 05:30 News Briefing (m00213fk)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


MON 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m00213fm)
Rain and St Swithun

A reflection and prayer to start the day with the Rev Lynne Gibson.


MON 05:45 Farming Today (m00213fp)
As part of the new government's plan for clean power by 2030, it's lifted the de facto ban on on-shore wind farms. Under previous rules, setting up wind farms on land had become difficult because developers had to prove there was no local objection to them being built.

Dale Vince the founder and CEO of Ecotriticy, which he started nearly 30 years ago, explains what it will mean for his industry.

Something else likely to be in the new government’s in tray is rural services and how to fund them. Kerry Booth is the CEO of the Rural Services Network, which covers England, she tells Anna that funding for rural services has historically been lower than in urban areas.

And what is happening to the UK’s insect population? We have a report from Cornwall.

Presented by Anna Hill

Produced by Alun Beach


MON 05:57 Weather (m00213fr)
Weather reports and forecasts for farmers


MON 06:00 Today (m00212zq)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


MON 09:00 Orwell vs Kafka (m00201w2)
Ep 2: Telescreens

Helen Lewis and Ian Hislop refine their focus in this second episode of Orwell Vs Kafka to examine what the warnings and insights in the novel’s of both men tell us about Surveillance and the human response to it.

We’re often told that as a nation we’re subject to more camera surveillance than most, and Helen speaks to Gavin Saul of Verrimus, a Newcastle based company specialising in technical surveillance counter measures, to measure the truth of that. He describes the extent of modern surveillance and the acceptance of it through what he refers to as normalcy bias, the shrugged shoulder reaction to the reality of smart phone dependence.

Helen and Ian are also joined by Silkie Carlo of Big Brother Watch, an organisation that took it’s name from Orwell’s dystopian vision of a people permanently under surveillance. She talks about the extent to which Orwell’s warning was prescient, as was Kafka’s awareness that surveillance often becomes internalised, with the subjects effectively policing themselves.

And they lighten the tone somewhat in a conversation with Anna Nolan, the runner up on the first UK TV production of Big Brother House. Anna recalls what it felt like to be under surveillance for the sake of entertainment, and why there was an inevitable air of religiosity about accepting the presence of an all-seeing eye, something that hovers in the background of both Kafka and Orwell’s writing.

Producer: Tom Alban


MON 09:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (m00212zs)
Hesiod

Natalie stands up for the prize-winning Greek poet, cataloguer of gods and author of a flatpack wagon manual, Hesiod. She's joined by Professor Edith Hall and poet Alicia Stallings.

Hesiod is highly regarded by the ancients for his sublime poetry, and he won a prize for his Theogony, a detailed account of the origins of the gods. He also wrote a farming manual, including the wagon-building instructions, and an epic on how to pickle fish. Hesiod rails at the hardship of the farming life in autobiographical references in his poems: he is not a fan of his home town of Ascra in ancient Boeotia, and he describes being cold and hungry at low points in the year.

Rock star mythologist’ and reformed stand-up Natalie Haynes is obsessed with the ancient world. Here she explores key stories from ancient Rome and Greece that still have resonance today. They might be biographical, topographical, mythological or epic, but they are always hilarious, magical and tragic, mystifying and revelatory. And they tell us more about ourselves now than seems possible of stories from a couple of thousand years ago.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery


MON 10:00 Woman's Hour (m00212zv)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


MON 11:00 Behind the Crime (m00212zx)
David

David Martindale can remember the moment he turned his back on crime. The police were all over his front garden, and he was about to be arrested for his involvement in drug dealing in his home town of Livingston.
His childhood was violent – but it was also dominated by football. He was a gifted player, but didn’t have the sort of homelife that might have propelled him to football stardom. Instead he got involved with local rivalries and a lifestyle that led him to a young offender institution.
Years later, he was back inside, this time serving a long sentence for dealing cocaine.
Yet at his lowest moment, he found an inner resolve that led him to turn his back on crime, focus on his future and end up managing a top-flight football team. His first match in charge of Livingston FC in the Scottish Premier League was in front of 60,000 fans at Parkhead, home of Celtic FC.
This is an astonishing story about reaching the top against the odds.
Dr Sally Tilt and Dr Kerensa Hocken are forensic psychologists who work in prisons. Their job is to help people in prison understand the harm they’ve caused, identify why it happened and work out how to make changes to prevent further harm after they’ve been released.
In Behind the Crime, they take the time to understand the life of someone whose crimes have led to harm and prison.
For details of organisations that can provide help and support, visit bbc.co.uk/actionline

Producer: Andrew Wilkie
Editor: Clare Fordham
Behind the Crime is a co-production between BBC Long Form Audio and the Prison Radio Association.


MON 11:45 Child (m001v3yw)
1. The Dance Begins

After that very first moment, when sperm meets egg - the life of a human begins to unfold. But how does that one cell begin to divide and differentiate into the billions of complex parts of a human being. How much do those very first cells know?

India Rakusen heads to a lab in Cambridge to look at a human embryo and speaks to leading cell biologist Magdelana Zernika-Goetz.

And a baby isn’t a baby without the people and the world around it. We speak to Child psychologist Graham Music and historian Elinor Cleghorn about how intertwined we are with our world, and the instant effects on the mother.

Presented by India Rakusen.
Producer: Ellie Sans.
Series Producer: Ellie Sans.
Executive Producer: Suzy Grant.
Commissioning Editor: Rhian Roberts.
Original music composed and performed by The Big Moon.
Mix and Mastering by Olga Reed.

A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


MON 12:00 News Summary (m00212zz)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


MON 12:04 You and Yours (m0021301)
News and discussion of consumer affairs


MON 12:57 Weather (m0021303)
The latest weather forecast


MON 13:00 World at One (m0021305)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.


MON 13:45 The History Podcast (m0020zcf)
Escape from the Maze

Escape from the Maze - 1. H is for Hatred

Eight prison blocks of hatred shaped like the letter 'H'...

It's supposed to be escape proof - the most secure prison in western Europe. The IRA is going to turn that on its head.

Across 10 twisting and turning episodes, Carlo Gebler navigates a path through the disturbing inside story of the 1983 escape from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison - the biggest jailbreak ever to take place on British or Irish soil. As former IRA inmates reveal how they pulled off a mass breakout that creates shockwaves at the heart of government - key security personnel explain why they're unable to stop them.

Presenter: Carlo Gebler
Producer: Conor Garrett
Editor: Philip Sellars
Commissioning Editor: Dan Clarke
Production Co-ordinator: Gill Huggett
Original Music Score: Phil Kieran
Archive: Cyprus Avenue Films


MON 14:00 The Archers (m0021307)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Sunday]


MON 14:15 Ed Reardon's Week (m001np7b)
Series 15

1. The Storyteller

Author of several plays, television dramas, works of non-fiction, letters to the BBC about the pitiful decline in standards of literature and grammar, and master of the abusive email – Ed Reardon is back.

Ed is still living in his superb, stylish capsule urban living unit (i.e., small office conversion), and conducting his part-time relationship with Maggie. However, the means to finance a decent living as always eludes him. His agent, Ping, is not forthcoming with any major offers of work but his nemesis and best friend, Jaz, is keen for Ed to ghost-write his new memoir, ‘I, Jaz’.

Ed would rather focus on trying to secure a spot on local radio and is busy ‘self-taping’ his audition piece berating the art of ‘Storytelling’, which proves a little difficult as his daughter, Eli, has decided she is going to pursue a new career as a ‘Storyteller’ and asks Ed to support her.

And with Pearl having gone to join the silver workforce as a store detective, Ed has a new student in his University of the 3rd Age writing class which allows him the opportunity to introduce a superior command of the narrative art to a new audience in the form of his classic ‘Tenko’ episode.

The series is dedicated to Andrew Nickolds, who sadly passed away mid-way through writing the series.

The regular cast this series are joined by Ellen Thomas and Sally Grace along with guests Robert Powell, Helen Monks, Rachel Atkins and Joe Thomas.

Ed Reardon - Christopher Douglas
Ping - Barunka O’Shaughnessy
Jaz Milvain - Philip Jackson
Eli - Lisa Coleman
Stan - Geoffrey Whitehead
Olive - Sally Grace
Winnie - Ellen Thomas

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
Production Co-ordinator Katie Baum
Sound Jon Calver

This programme was first broadcast in July 2023.


MON 14:45 Gambits (m0012fd0)
7: Sacrifice

The next in a dazzling new short story series set in Little Purlington - a seemingly ordinary English village, but which is anything but. Today, in 'The Rook', a woman living secretly in the local folly finds herself under suspicion for the strange happenings in the village...

Today: we learn why chess tutor Mary finally returned to the village - and what led her to leave...

Reader: Jasmine Hyde
Writer: Eley Williams is the author of Attrib. and Other Stories, and a debut novel, The Liar's Dictionary.
Producer: Justine Willett


MON 15:00 A Good Read (m0021309)
Helen Lederer and Ilaria Bernardini

BOOKS:

WISHFUL DRINKING by CARRIE FISHER
FORBIDDEN NOTEBOOK by ALBA DE CESPEDES
YELLOWFACE by REBECCA F KUANG

Harriett's guests today are comedian and writer Helen Lederer known for so many roles including as Catrionia in Absolutely Fabulous. Recently she has published her memoir Not That I'm Bitter and set up the Comedy Writing In Print Prize. She has opted for the hugely witty and knowing memoir Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher detailing her tumultuous life as the child of two Hollywood stars who often couldn't separate fantasy from reality.
Ilaria Bernardini is an Italian novelist and screenwriter. She is currently working on Bernardo Bertolucci’s final script which Ilaria co-wrote with hi -The Echo Chamber. Her choice is the seminal feminist Italian novel Forbidden Notebook by the Italian-Cuban writer Alba de Cespedes about the inner life of an Italian housewife and Mama of the family.
Harriett's choice is Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang - a cautionary tale for our times of plagiarism, cultural appropriation, social media storms and more.

Producer: Maggie Ayre


MON 15:30 Searching for Butterflies (m002130c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:15 on Sunday]


MON 16:00 The Club Nobody Wants to Join (m002130f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday]


MON 16:30 Rewinder (m00212ts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:30 on Saturday]


MON 17:00 PM (m002130h)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.


MON 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m002130k)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


MON 18:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m002130m)
Series 13

Stoke-on-Trent

Mark Steel's in Town - Stoke-on-Trent

This week, Mark is visiting the town of Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire.

This is the 13th series of Mark's award winning show where he travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for a local audience.

As well as Stoke-on-Trent, in this series, Mark be will also be popping to Margate, Malvern, East Grinstead, Coleraine in Northern Ireland and Nether Edge in Sheffield.

There will also be extended versions of each episode available on BBC Sounds.

Written and performed by Mark Steel

Additional material by Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator Katie Baum
Sound Manager Jerry Peal
Producer Carl Cooper

A BBC Studios Audio production for Radio 4


MON 19:00 The Archers (m002130p)
Susan gets her hopes up, and Chelsea has a mountain to climb.


MON 19:15 Front Row (m002130r)
Anne-Marie Duff, Al Murray, Melvyn Hayes

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Eliane Glaser


MON 20:00 The Briefing Room (m0020xzv)
Health special 1: Advances in cancer research and treatment

Half the UK population will get cancer during their lifetime - and rates are rising. Each year, around 385,000 people in the UK are diagnosed and around 167,00 lives are lost to the disease. But scientists are developing new therapies, including personalised vaccines and targeted drugs, that attack cancer cells directly and more effectively. It's hoped this pioneering work could lead to better survival rates.
David Aaronovitch and guests discuss promising developments in cancer care - to find out how significant they might be.

Guests:
Professor Charles Swanton, chief clinician at Cancer Research UK and deputy clinical director at the Francis Crick Institute;
Dr Olivia Rossanese, Director of the Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery at the Institute of Cancer Research;
Christian Ottensmeier, Professor of Immuno-Oncology at the University of Liverpool;
Professor Alan Melcher, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Presenter: David Aaronovitch
Producers: Rosamund Jones and Sally Abrahams
Sound engineers: Rod Farquhar and Neil Churchill
Editor: Richard Vadon


MON 20:30 BBC Inside Science (m0020xzx)
Wimbledon Grass Science

We visit Wimbledon’s iconic Centre Court... but we’re not interested in the tennis, we want to know all about the grass.

Just how important is science to cultivating the perfect playing surface?

Also this week, we discuss the aims and ethics of human stem-cell-based embryo models in research after a new code of practice for the UK made headlines.

And we answer a listener question about whether white paint could help tackle climate change.

Send your burning science questions to insidescience@bbc.co.uk.

Presenter: Marnie Chesterton
Producers: Ella Hubber, Sophie Ormiston & Gerry Holt
Editor: Colin Paterson
Production Co-ordinator: Jana Bennett-Holesworth


MON 21:00 History's Secret Heroes (m001y1yd)
12. Flying High with Johnny Smythe

In Sierra Leone, navigator Johnny Smythe becomes one of the first West African airmen to join the Royal Air Force. His fellow crew consider him as a lucky charm, but as he faces a series of terrifying flights, will his good fortune run out?

Helena Bonham Carter shines a light on extraordinary stories from World War Two. Join her for incredible tales of deception, acts of resistance and courage.

A BBC Studios Audio production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

Producers: Suniti Somaiya and Elaina Boateng
Edit Producer: Melvin Rickarby
Assistant Producer: Lorna Reader
Executive Producer: Paul Smith
Written by Alex von Tunzelmann
Commissioning editor for Radio 4: Rhian Roberts


MON 21:30 Intrigue (m001yb68)
To Catch a Scorpion

To Catch a Scorpion: 1. Dangerous Journeys

This is the hunt for a people smuggler, codenamed Scorpion, one of the central characters controlling the transport of migrants from the European mainland into the UK. It is a tense and disturbing investigation, recorded as it happened, in real time.

Barzan Majeed - codenamed Scorpion - leads the Scorpion gang. He's on international most-wanted lists. He started his criminal career in Britain and went on to build a smuggling empire which now spans the globe.

An international police surveillance operation trapped more than 20 of his gang and almost netted Scorpion himself, but he was tipped off and escaped. BBC journalist Sue Mitchell, and former soldier and aid worker, Rob Lawrie, team up to try to do what the police have been unable to achieve: to find Scorpion, to speak to him, to ask him to account for his crimes and to seek justice for those families he has harmed.

Their investigation takes them to the heart of an organised criminal gang making millions from transporting thousands of migrants on boat and lorry crossings that in some cases have gone dangerously wrong, causing serious injury and putting lives at risk. They witness his operation in action and record as intense situations unfold, where vulnerable people desperate for a better future, put their lives in the hands of ruthless and dangerous criminals.

As they edge ever closer they meet the people helping and supporting Scorpion, they unpick the financial side of his business funding his luxury life, they start to understand the man himself and to garner enough clues to trace his whereabouts.

To Catch a Scorpion is a BBC Studios Audio Production for BBC Radio 4 and is presented and recorded by Sue Mitchell and Rob Lawrie.
The series is produced by Sue Mitchell, Winifred Robinson and Joel Moors
The Editor is Philip Sellars
Commissioning Editor is Daniel Clarke
Commissioning Exec Tracy Williams
Assistant Commissioner Podcasts/Digital, Will Drysdale
Original music is by Mom Tudie
and Sound Design is by Tom Brignell


MON 22:00 The World Tonight (m002130t)
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.


MON 22:45 Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang (p0g1b65n)
Episode One

Yellowface, the bestselling novel by Rebecca F Kuang, is a darkly funny mystery with a deeply flawed narrator. June Hayward is a young white American writer whose promising debut novel is quietly sliding into insignificance. She’s intensely jealous of her friend from Yale Athena Liu, who by contrast has been wildly successful. This novel explores racism and cultural appropriation within a fast paced, sharply satirical thriller.

Reader ….. Ashleigh Haddad
Abridger ….. Robin Brooks
Producer ….. Allegra McIlroy

Yellowface is a BBC Books Production for BBC Sounds


MON 23:00 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…Pip Torrens
Matt … Rhashan Stone

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


MON 23:30 Lights Out (m001rgzz)
Series 6

Dead Ends

“Should we delete the sex tape?” Should we get rid of the crime scene photographs? How do I find a true image of my mum amidst the recordings, fragments and images she left behind?"

Exploring an archive of home videos, photographs, memories and news reports, Talia Augustidis reflects on how we choose to remember someone. Told through five chapters, each part focuses on a single image of her mum, who died when Talia was three.

Dead Ends is an exploration of what privacy and control is afforded to people who sit at the heart of our news stories, as accidental absences and fragments of memory piece together these self-contained narratives of loss.

Talia collected the tape for Dead Ends over several years. In 2022 she received a Content is Queen micro-grant, which allowed her to begin piecing these stories together.

Original music composed by Jeremy Warmsley

Produced by Talia Augustidis
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4



TUESDAY 16 JULY 2024

TUE 00:00 Midnight News (m002130z)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


TUE 00:30 Child (m001v3yw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Monday]


TUE 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m0021311)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


TUE 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m0021313)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.


TUE 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m0021315)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


TUE 05:30 News Briefing (m0021317)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


TUE 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m0021319)
One Small Step

A reflection and prayer to start the day with the Rev Lynne Gibson.


TUE 05:45 Farming Today (m002131c)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


TUE 06:00 Today (m00213gc)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


TUE 09:00 The Life Scientific (m00213gh)
Raymond Schinazi on revolutionising treatments for killer viruses

In recent decades, we've taken huge steps forward in treating formerly fatal viruses: with pharmacological breakthroughs revolutionising treatment for conditions such as HIV, hepatitis and herpes.

Raymond Schinazi has played a big role in that revolution.

Ray was born in Egypt, where his mother’s brush with a potentially deadly illness during his childhood inspired a fascination with medicine. His childhood was scattered: after his family were forced to leave their homeland and travelled to Italy as refugees, Ray ended up on a scholarship to a British boarding school - and subsequently went on to study and flourish in the world of chemistry and biology.

Today, Ray is the Director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology at Emory University in Atlanta, where he also set up the renowned Center for AIDS Research.
His work in the early days of HIV studies led to drugs that many with the virus still take today; while his contribution to developing a cure for Hepatitis C has saved millions of lives around the world.

Speaking to Jim Al-Khalili, Ray reflects on his route to success - and explains why he's confident that more big breakthroughs are on the horizon.

Presented by Jim Al-Khalili
Produced by Lucy Taylor


TUE 09:30 Is Psychiatry Working? (m00213gm)
Jade and postpartum psychosis

In this new series of Is Psychiatry Working, writer Horatio Clare and his co-host, psychiatrist Professor Femi Oyebode focus on some of the most successful ways of treating mental health conditions – both the established and the more experimental. The world of mental illness, what it is and how we understand it, the embattled position of psychiatry and its patients was the matter of the first series, explored through the story of Horatio’s own breakdown. The landscape travelled – both in terms of access to good mental health care, and psychiatry's progress - was quite bleak. Now, in the spirit of hopefulness, Femi and Horatio explore a new and important question - what is working in psychiatry now?

In this episode, we navigate the harrowing experience of postpartum psychosis with Jade. We hear how the mother and baby unit model, founded in the UK, provides innovative and holistic ways of looking after mother, baby and the whole network.


TUE 10:00 Woman's Hour (m00213gr)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


TUE 11:00 Screenshot (m0020y7r)
The Western

The Great American Western is having a resurgence - from Yellowstone and Bass Reeves on TV, to Beyoncé's acclaimed country album Cowboy Carter. Kevin Costner is back in the director’s saddle too, with his Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 - the first in a planned series of epic Westerns - recently riding into cinemas.

But has the cinematic Western adapted to the modern age or is it trapped in a one-sided history of the past? Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode examine the enduring popularity of a genre that refuses to die.

Mark speaks to cultural historian and Spaghetti Western obsessive Christopher Frayling about the genre’s 19th century roots, and about the impact of films like The Searchers and The Wild Bunch. And he talks to prolific independent director John Sayles, whose 1996 film Lone Star was nominated by the American Film Institute as one of the Fifty Best Westerns of all time.

Meanwhile, Ellen explores the history of Black cowboys on screen with Mia Mask, author of Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western. And she speaks to Jeymes Samuel - the galvanising force behind films like recent biblical epic The Book Of Clarence and 2021’s all-Black, all-star Western, The Harder They Fall. Jeymes tells Ellen why he was drawn to the genre - and why Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained might be due a reassessment.

Producer: Jane Long
A Prospect Street production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 11:45 Child (m001vbws)
2. Source of Life

All around the world, the placenta is revered in rituals - but in many places it’s mainly seen as medical waste. What is this incredible organ, who does it belong to and how does it feed, grow and protect a baby?

India Rakusen speaks to placenta expert Margherita Turco, before diving into the world of what the foetus is really protected from. When you become pregnant there’s a long list of things you apparently should and shouldn’t consume, but how much information are we given and what’s being left out? Philosopher Quill Kukla explains.

Presented by India Rakusen.
Producer: Ellie Sans.
Executive Producer: Suzy Grant.
Commissioning Editor: Rhian Roberts.
Original music composed and performed by The Big Moon.
Mix and Mastering by Olga Reed.

A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


TUE 12:00 News Summary (m00213gv)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


TUE 12:04 You and Yours (m00213gx)
News and discussion of consumer affairs


TUE 12:57 Weather (m00213gz)
The latest weather forecast


TUE 13:00 World at One (m00213h1)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.


TUE 13:45 The History Podcast (m00213h3)
Escape from the Maze

Escape from the Maze - 2. Thinking Big

The British government wants a line to be drawn but the IRA has sensed an opportunity...

Across 10 twisting and turning episodes, Carlo Gebler navigates a path through the disturbing inside story of the 1983 escape from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison - the biggest jailbreak ever to take place on British or Irish soil. As former IRA inmates reveal how they pulled off a mass breakout that creates shockwaves at the heart of government - key security personnel explain why they're unable to stop them.

Presenter: Carlo Gebler
Producer: Conor Garrett
Editor: Philip Sellars
Commissioning Editor: Dan Clarke
Production Co-ordinator: Gill Huggett
Original Music Score: Phil Kieran
Archive: Cyprus Avenue Films


TUE 14:00 The Archers (m002130p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Monday]


TUE 14:15 Drama on 4 (m00213h5)
Almonds and Raisins

Almonds and Raisins: Episode 1

Based on the novel by Maisie Mosco
Dramatized by Adam Usden

Episode 1

An epic Jewish family saga, beginning in Manchester in 1905. The Sandberg family have escaped persecution from their homeland in Russia. They arrive as refugees in Strangeways, Manchester, where they must start a new life. Avraham, a cobbler from Dvinsk tries to find work in the many Jewish garment factories housed in the cramped terraces. His wife Sarah tries to settle the kids but has her heart set on her own home.

Sarah ...... Emma Leah Golding
Avraham ...... Daniel Abelson
David ...... Aaron Gelkoff
Sammy ...... Yoni Bronks
Isaac ...... David Fleeshman
Rabbi Lensky ...... Jack Wagman
Malka ...... Katie Bernstein
Chaim ...... Lishai Rice
Uncle Mottel ...... Lloyd Peters

Casting co-ordinators-Vicky Moseley and Pippa Day
Production co-ordinator-Lorna Newman
Studio Manager- Amy Brennan
Sound Designer- Sharon Hughes
Director/Producers- Jessica Mitic and Gary Brown

A BBC Studios Audio Production

From 1791 to 1917 thousands of Jews lived in 'The Pale of Settlement' in the west of the Russian Empire. Then after 1881 when the Tsar was assassinated, the Jews were unfairly blamed and there were many violent pogroms. Thousands fled to America and Western Europe to escape. For many English Jews this is their family's story. Their ancestors mainly went to the East End of London. But several thousand settled in northern cities such as Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. The Jewish garment industry of the north went on to change the landscape of the British high street. Brands like Marks and Spencer (set up in Leeds Market), Burtons and Moss Brothers were part of the warp and the weft of twentieth century retailing.


TUE 15:00 The Gatekeepers (m001x4q5)
6. Arbiters of Truth

In 2018, the CEOs of our most popular social media companies are standing at a crossroad.

After political outcry over Russian interference in the 2016 election and fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, tech leaders have a decision to make.

They need to come up with ways of making their platforms safer.

One route is a radical overhaul of the entire business model. The other is the biggest digital clean-up operation ever attempted, spanning hundreds of langauges and countries.

Which path will they take?

Producer: Caitlin Smith
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Story Consultant: Kirsty Williams
Composer: Jeremy Warmsley
Executive Producer: Peter McManus
Commissioned by Dan Clarke

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

Archive: C-Net, April 2018; CBS News, 2020; Tucker Carlson on Fox News; BBC News 2021; EU Debates Tv, 2021

New episodes released on Mondays. If you’re in the UK, listen to the latest episodes of The Gatekeepers, first on BBC Sounds: bbc.in/3Ui661u


TUE 15:30 Beyond Belief (m00213h7)
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world.


TUE 16:00 Symphony of a Billion (m00213h9)
Chennai is one of the most musically examined cities in the world, with 10,000 music exams taken each year. Concert pianist Karl Lutchmayer explores why this boom in music education is happening in the city, and investigates how the history of colonialism goes hand in hand with Western classical music in India. What explains this sudden flourishing of interest in a Western art form?

But Indian classical music is also seeing a resurgence. The Indian classical tradition is taught and performed very differently to studying Mozart or Beethoven. This sits alongside Indian pop music and music for Indian cinema, one of the most popular types of music across the country that makes stars out of film musicians. Karl asks what this all means for the musical identity of students in India.

And it's a personal journey for Karl, who visited family in India as a child, and went against the grain to become a musician. Now he's meeting today's young musicians to find out about their aspirations, and discovering how the possibilities are changing for them in India, a country that until now has only one professional orchestra, which is mostly made up of non-Indian musicians. He also meets teachers to find out how the landscape has changed, and how music is opening up to all communities. How can teachers keep up in one of the only places in the world where demand for classical music education outstrips supply?

Produced by Sofie Vilcins
An Overcoat Media production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 16:30 When It Hits the Fan (m00213hc)
Can Keir kill spin?

Just days after Sir Keir Starmer entered Downing Street, David and Simon take a special deep dive into what may prove to be a great communications reset at No 10 under the new Prime Minister, with greater transparency at its heart. But will Sir Keir be able to create the space to govern between the media and his administration? And if he plans to build, build, build, how is he going to manage being very unpopular in a populist era?

Producer: Eve Streeter
Editor: Sarah Teasdale
Executive Producer: William Miller
Music by Eclectic Sounds
A Raconteur production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 17:00 PM (m00213hf)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.


TUE 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m00213hh)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


TUE 18:30 Scott Bennett: Stuff (m001t93g)
Before becoming an award-winning comedian Scott Bennett was an award-winning product designer, a career he gave up to avoid workplace pressure and constant scrutiny. In his time, Scott has designed everything from water cans and hydraulic lifting systems to storage boxes and, in one instance, a flat-pack bondage cage.

As a former product designer, Scott now feels guilty about the part he’s played in how consumerism impacts the world we live in. He asks whether it’s possible to live a simple life when our lives are filled with so much, and probably too much, stuff.

In this bespoke show recorded at The Stand in Newcastle, Scott takes aim at the mindfulness industry, smart technology, aspirational lifestyles, product packaging and, his new bugbear, paper straws.

Written and performed by Scott Bennett

On-location recording by Mark Burrows

Sound editing by Kevin Bailey

Photograph supplied by Double Image Photography

Produced by Kurt Brookes

A Made In Manchester production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 19:00 The Archers (m00213hl)
Lily is on a mission, and Denise is feeling the pressure.


TUE 19:15 Front Row (m00213hn)
Disco Prom, fast-food themed Immersive art, Real Woman billboards

Presenter: Nick Ahad
Producer: Ekene Akalawu


TUE 20:00 File on 4 (m00213hq)
The Child Rescue Con

Project Rescue Children claims to save children from trafficking and abuse, but the BBC has uncovered evidence of false and misleading social media posts. The charity's director, Adam Whittington, has raised thousands of pounds from sponsors and donors around the world. But the BBC has found that unsuspecting children are being used as props, and the rescue centres have no children. Project Rescue Children rejects the BBC's findings and says its work has benefited hundreds of children worldwide.

Reporter: Hayley Mortimer
Producer: Kate West
Technical producer: Richard Hannaford
Impact producer: Melanie Stewart-Smith
Production co-ordinator: Tim Fernley
Editor: Carl Johnston


TUE 20:40 In Touch (m00213hs)
News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.


TUE 21:00 Wokewash (m001w7lb)
Mind Your Business

In the final episode of the series, writer and satirist Heydon Prowse takes a tongue-in-cheek look at corporations and mental health. It’s one of the most talked about issues of our times, but when big business says it cares about our mental wellbeing, does it really mean it?

From emotionally-accepting fast food to kindness clothing, brands nowadays are keen to trumpet their strong support for the mental health of their staff and customers, even building meditation pods in the middle of delivery warehouses. Speaking to experts, corporate consultants, campaigners and more, Heydon puts big business on the couch and asks the multinationals to open up about it all.

He’ll also examine the fast growing wellness industry. Whether it’s a meditation app or a listening-session start up, companies are promising to improve our mental health and profiting while they do it. How do we tell a cynical cash in from an attempt to change things for the better?

If you need support with mental health, details are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline

Contributors:
Dr Mara Einstein, Queens College CUNY and author of Compassion, Inc.
Kati Morton Therapist, Mental Health Speaker and Youtuber
Dr Ashley Frawley, Researcher, University of Kent and author of The Semiotics of Happiness
Geoff Norcott, Comedian, Political Commentator and author of The British Bloke, Decoded
Priya Anand, Bloomberg News

Producer: Sam Peach


TUE 21:30 The Bottom Line (m0020xz8)
Being the new broom

All eyes have been on the new prime minister as he, and his team of ministers, settle into their jobs running the country.

In this episode we consider the management challenge of taking over and starting a new role, maybe changing the direction of an organisation.

Three leaders from the world of business and the charity sector share their experience of coming in as a new broom, reflecting on the mistakes they made and advice they'd offer to the new Prime Minister.

Evan Davis is joined by:
Stuart Hill, UK CEO, DHL
Rachel Roxburgh, former CEO, Dallaglio RugbyWorks
Alan French, CEO, Thomas Cook

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Producers: Alex Lewis, Drew Hyndman, Miriam Quayyum and Diane Richardson
Editor: Matt Willis
Sound: James Beard and Hal Haines
Production co-ordinator: Katie Morrison and Rosie Strawbridge


TUE 22:00 The World Tonight (m00213hv)
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.


TUE 22:45 Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang (p0g1b7hk)
Episode Two

June Hayward witnessed the traumatic death of her friend Athena Liu… but she also managed to steal her astonishing literary manuscript at the same time…

Yellowface, the bestselling novel by Rebecca F Kuang, is a darkly funny mystery with a deeply flawed narrator. June Hayward is a young white American writer whose promising debut novel is quietly sliding into insignificance. She’s intensely jealous of her friend from Yale Athena Liu, who by contrast has been wildly successful. This novel explores racism and cultural appropriation within a fast paced, sharply satirical thriller.

Reader ….. Ashleigh Haddad
Abridger ….. Robin Brooks
Producer ….. Allegra McIlroy

Yellowface is a BBC Books Production for BBC Sounds


TUE 23:00 Jon Holmes Says the C-Word (m00213hz)
2. Life, Death and Admin

In episode two, Jon and his guests discuss being placed on the cancer conveyor belt – a hospital rollercoaster of appointments, results, worrying, and waiting… lots of waiting.

In 2023, Jon Holmes was diagnosed with cancer – which came as a bit of a surprise because, quite frankly, he was far too busy for all of that nonsense. After a very odd, intense, unexpected, ridiculous year, Jon realised that men don’t tend to talk openly about the preposterous indignity of dealing with cancer. So he decided he would, with other men who are going through it, or who’ve been through it.

Here – inevitably – comes his new chatty podcast.

Across the series, Jon will be joined by the comedians Stephen Fry, Mark Steel, Richard Herring, Matt Forde and Eric Idle, actors Colin McFarlane and Ben Richards, rock star and The Alarm frontman Mike Peters, and journalists Jeremy Langmead, Nick Owen and Jeremy Bowen. Jon and his guests will demystify all things cancer in raw, honest, difficult, often absurd and – yes – funny detail, from fingers up the bum to blood tests via biopsies, surgery, catheters, stomas, feeding tubes, penis pumps (no, really) and incontinence pads.

Jon wants to stop the stigma and embarrassment associated with these issues (and by "issues", we mean "body parts and what happens to them"), to raise awareness and encourage listeners to ‘get checked’ as he aims to remove the fear from the whole diagnosis and treatment process in an accessible, honest and entertaining way.

Throughout the series, Jon will also be encouraging listeners to get involved and share their own experiences, whether it's something they have been through themselves or are supporting someone with cancer.

Jon Holmes Says The C-Word aims to humanise what is often a completely de-humanising process, because, honestly, the cancer road is paved with frequently hilarious unexpected moments - and Jon maintains that retaining a sense of humour is all important.

As Jon says: “If there had been a podcast like this when I was diagnosed - one full of other people’s stories, advice and light moments to illuminate the darkness of the whole sorry process - I’d have lapped it up. But there wasn’t, so I spoke to Radio 4, and now there is.”

In Jon Holmes Says The C-Word Jon will be wearing his heart - and, quite frankly, all of his body parts - on his sleeve.

Written and presented by Jon Holmes
Produced by Laura Grimshaw
Commissioning Editor for the BBC - Rhian Roberts
An unusual production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 23:30 Lights Out (m001sltt)
Series 6

Dust

"I noticed that language seems to fail us. How do you write about the foundations of our existence? That is how mythology enters very naturally into the story, because history is about ideas, religions, empires, wars and culture. Mythology is about the fundaments. Sun, moon, wind, oceans, great floods and tragic gods... We are living in mythological times, where we are shaking the fundaments." - Andri Snær Magnason

Drawing on ideas in his book, On Time and Water, the Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason and the Scottish artist Katie Paterson explore how our imagination can help us hold the moment we live in. From handfuls of dust to watching geological time mark the landscape, this documentary flows from the night skies into the deepest known point in our oceans.

Archive recording from Raddir - Voices: Recordings of Folk Songs courtesy of the Árni Magnússon Institute
'Vatnajökull (the sound of)' recording courtesy of Katie Paterson

Recording of the journey to Okjökull by Guðni Tómasson
Music composed and performed by Phil Smith and Zac Gvi

Produced by Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4



WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 2024

WED 00:00 Midnight News (m00213j1)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


WED 00:30 Child (m001vbws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Tuesday]


WED 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m00213j3)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


WED 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m00213j5)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.


WED 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m00213j7)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


WED 05:30 News Briefing (m00213j9)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


WED 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m00213jc)
Being Resilient

A reflection and prayer to start the day with the Rev Lynne Gibson.


WED 05:45 Farming Today (m00213jf)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


WED 06:00 Today (m00213vc)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


WED 09:00 Sideways (m00213vf)
A New Frontier

17/07/2024

Matthew Syed explores the ideas that shape our lives, making us see the world differently.


WED 09:30 Things Fell Apart (m00213vh)
S2. Bonus episode: An Audience with Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson’s second season of unexpected human stories from the culture wars focused on the divisions that erupted in the wake of the Covid lockdown. It was a number 1 hit podcast and received five star reviews. In a fun, free flowing live discussion from the Hay Festival in Wales, Jon turns the tables on himself and asks his audience to ask him anything they like.

Series Producer: Sarah Shebbeare


WED 10:00 Woman's Hour (m00213vk)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


WED 11:00 File on 4 (m00213hq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:00 on Tuesday]


WED 11:45 Child (p0h2r53n)
3. The Secret Within

Pregnancy tests are so easy to take at home, but that wasn’t always the case.

In this episode, India examines the moment of finding out you’re pregnant and what to do with that knowledge. Should we tell, or wait 12 weeks? And why wait 12 weeks when the first trimester can be so hard?

We meet our first pregnancy hormone HCG, and hear from Hetal Bopodra who experienced extreme sickness during three pregnancies. India also speaks to Joeli Brearley from Pregnant Then Screwed about the “motherhood penalty” and the sometimes thorny issue of telling work you’re pregnant.

Presented by India Rakusen.
Producer: Georgia Arundell.
Series producer: Ellie Sans.
Executive producer: Suzy Grant.
Commissioning Editor: Rhian Roberts.
Original music composed and performed by The Big Moon.
Mix and Mastering by Charlie Brandon-King.

A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


WED 12:00 News Summary (m00213vn)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


WED 12:04 You and Yours (m00213vq)
News and discussion of consumer affairs


WED 12:57 Weather (m00213vs)
The latest weather forecast


WED 13:00 World at One (m00213vv)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.


WED 13:45 The History Podcast (m00213vx)
Escape from the Maze

Escape from the Maze - 3. Toast

IRA inmates gather a key piece of intelligence and a charm offensive begins on the wings...

Across 10 twisting and turning episodes, Carlo Gebler navigates a path through the disturbing inside story of the 1983 escape from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison - the biggest jailbreak ever to take place on British or Irish soil. As former IRA inmates reveal how they pulled off a mass breakout that creates shockwaves at the heart of government - key security personnel explain why they're unable to stop them.

Presenter: Carlo Gebler
Producer: Conor Garrett
Editor: Philip Sellars
Commissioning Editor: Dan Clarke
Production Co-ordinator: Gill Huggett
Original Music Score: Phil Kieran
Archive: Cyprus Avenue Films


WED 14:00 The Archers (m00213hl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Tuesday]


WED 14:15 Drama on 4 (m00213vz)
Almonds and Raisins

Almonds and Raisins: Episode 2

Based on the novel by Maisie Mosco
Dramatized by Adam Usden

Episode 2

An epic Jewish family saga set in Manchester in 1905. Avraham has found work in one of the many cramped garment factories in Strangeways, whilst Sarah finally has a home of her own. Their bright son David has his barmitzvah coming up and is determined to get an English education as well. But with financial worries never far away, will this future be possible?

David ..... Aaron Gelkoff
Sarah ..... Emma Leah Golding
Avraham ..... Daniel Abelson
Sammy ..... Yoni Bronks
Sigmund ..... Jack Wagman
Rachel ..... Leah Marks
Miriam ..... Severn Seymour
Butcher ..... Lloyd Peters

Casting co-ordinators-Vicky Moseley and Pippa Day
Production co-ordinator-Lorna Newman
Studio Manager- Amy Brennan
Sound Designer- Sharon Hughes
Director/Producers- Jessica Mitic and Gary Brown

A BBC Studios Audio Production


WED 15:00 Money Box (m00213w1)
The Money Box team invites listeners and a panel of experts to discuss one personal finance topic in depth.


WED 15:30 Dying for a Transplant (m00213w3)
There’s a lack of organ donors from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK and it's having an impact on people from ethnic minorities on the transplant waiting list.

This means that if you’re from any ethnicity in the UK other than a white minority, you’re likely to spend longer on the waiting list and have a higher chance of dying before receiving a transplant.

This is a phenomenon all too apparent to comedian Emmanuel Sonubi, who suffered life threatening heart failure in 2019, was subsequently diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, and was told by doctors that the need for a life-saving transplant could loom large in his future.

But when each nation of the UK now has laws that deem deceased adults as consenting to having their organs donated, why does demand continue to outstrip supply? Among the myriad of reasons, many experts believe a lack of representation and mistrust in health care professionals might be just two, along with families of the deceased refusing donation on cultural or religious grounds.

In Dying For A Transplant, Emmanuel sits down with comedian and former Eastenders and Goodness Gracious Me star Nina Wadia, whose mother waited years for a successful kidney transplant, and asks why she feels so strongly about being part of the NHS Heart to Heart campaign, which asks people from ethnic minority backgrounds to be vocal in their approval of donation in the event of their death.

Dr. Dela Idowu tells us what inspired her to start the Black Living Donor Choir and about some of the stigmas and myths that permeate in her community.

Behind all the stats, facts and figures there are real people and one of them is Sophia Iman Ali, a young woman whose father, Amjid Ali, spent decades on dialysis until he received an organ from a relative. In an attempt to stop the ambiguity around organ donation in Islam, Amjid was instrumental in having a fatwa issued in 2019 that made it permissible.

After decades of this persistent shortage, will we ever be able to turn things around to offer full transplant equality?

Presented by Emmanuel Sonubi

Produced by Kurt Brookes

A Made In Manchester production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 16:00 The Media Show (m0021389)
Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.


WED 17:00 PM (m00213w5)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.


WED 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m00213w7)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


WED 18:30 Geoff Norcott's Working Men's Club (m00213w9)
Episode 2

Geoff Norcott examines modern masculinity in this stand-up series for Radio 4, by creating the safe space of a working men’s club so he can speak freely about the problems men are facing and how we might go about fixing them in a way that benefits everyone.

This week, Geoff looks at the sometimes problematic phrase “man up". Is it sexist, or is it just shorthand for taking some responsibility for the greater benefit? With the help of his studio audience, Geoff looks at language men need to change.

Written and presented by Geoff Norcott

Recorded by Richard Biddulph

Production manager: Sarah Wright
Executive producer: Caroline Raphael
Producer: Ed Morrish

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


WED 19:00 The Archers (m002137k)
Vince is put to the test, and Oliver issues an invitation.


WED 19:15 Front Row (m00213wc)
Danny Dyer, Fangirls the Musical, Peter Bellotte on creating Donna Summer hits

Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Corinna Jones


WED 20:00 Moral Maze (m00213wf)
Live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.


WED 21:00 The Life Scientific (m00213gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Tuesday]


WED 21:30 Is Psychiatry Working? (m00213gm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 22:00 The World Tonight (m00213wh)
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.


WED 22:45 Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang (p0g1b7s4)
Episode Three

After stealing the draft for Athena Liu’s novel and passing it off as her own work, June Hayward is enjoying the success she’s always craved. But it comes with complications…

Yellowface, the bestselling novel by Rebecca F Kuang, is a darkly funny mystery with a deeply flawed narrator. June Hayward is a young white American writer whose promising debut novel is quietly sliding into insignificance. She’s intensely jealous of her friend from Yale Athena Liu, who by contrast has been wildly successful. This novel explores racism and cultural appropriation within a fast paced, sharply satirical thriller.

Reader ….. Ashleigh Haddad
Abridger ….. Robin Brooks
Producer ….. Allegra McIlroy

Yellowface is a BBC Books Production for BBC Sounds


WED 23:00 Me and the Farmer (m00213wm)
3. Mucking In and Mucking Out

Comedian and farmer Jim Smith grew up on a family farm with his mum, dad, sisters and his granny and grandad all in the one place. Being in such close proximity had its ups and its downs, with company never being an issue but tension and friction always a possibility.

Me and the Farmer is a stand up show chronicling Jim's life as a working farmer in rural Perthshire. This isn't an act. By day, Jim works the land and looks after his sheep and by night he performs stand up to sold out venues across Scotland.

In each episode, Jim tells anecdotes about life on his family farm to a live audience in his nearest city of Perth. This is an honest, behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a modern farmer.

Written and Performed by Jim Smith
Produced by Lauren Mackay
Sound by Andy Hay and Barry Jackson
Photo credit: Chris Quilietti


WED 23:15 Maisie Adam: The Beautiful Game (m001n1sr)
1. 'You've got your own sports anyway'

Stand-up comedian Maisie Adam presents her stand-up special where she discusses her love of football and her experience of the women’s game ahead of the Women's World Cup 2023.

For Maisie, football has always been there, even when all the signs have been screaming that this wasn’t a sport for her. At school, where the girls curriculum neglected football in favour of the skirt-adorning Hockey and Netball. In the park, where boys wouldn’t pass to girls “because they’ll lose the ball”. And in adult life, where the local sports centre advertises Men's 5-a-side, and women's Yoga.

But it’s a game where all you need is players and a ball. That’s it. Well, we have women. We have footballs. Time to pass the ball, lads.

In this first episode of the series, Maisie looks back on where it all began when she was a kid. She discusses what it was like being the 'girl' football fan, how her school didn't offer any opportunities for girls to play, and when she started to realise that ultimately football was an absolute sausage fest.

Written by and starring Maisie Adam

Producer: Georgia Keating
Executive Producer: James Robinson
Production Co-ordinators: Caroline Barlow and Dan Marchini
Sound editor: David Thomas
Photo credit: Matt Crockett

A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.

This programme was first broadcast in June 2023


WED 23:30 Today in Parliament (m00213wp)
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament



THURSDAY 18 JULY 2024

THU 00:00 Midnight News (m00213wr)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


THU 00:30 Child (p0h2r53n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Wednesday]


THU 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m00213wt)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


THU 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m00213ww)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.


THU 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m00213wy)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


THU 05:30 News Briefing (m00213x0)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


THU 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m00213x2)
The Call to Love

A reflection and prayer to start the day with the Rev Lynne Gibson.


THU 05:45 Farming Today (m00213x4)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


THU 06:00 Today (m002136v)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


THU 09:00 Reflections (m002136x)
Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster talks to James Naughtie about her career, which lead from a farm in Fermanagh to being First Minister of Northern Ireland, and holding the fate of Brexit in her hands.

Producer: Daniel Kraemer.


THU 09:30 Rory Stewart: The Long History of... (m002136z)
Ignorance

Ignorance: 2. The Limits of Knowledge

We prize knowledge, and rightly so. We think of ignorance as a bad thing. But ignorance is inseparable from what we know.

Knowledge can distract us, mislead us and endanger us. While ignorance is often the most fundamental insight about our human condition. Ignorance is not simply the opposite of knowledge, but a positive force with its own momentum that gives meaning to our lives. It drives scientific discovery, fosters creativity and can be psychologically helpful.

That’s why Rory Stewart wants to make a radical case for embracing ignorance. He wants to encourage a way of knowing in which knowledge and ignorance exist in a relationship with each other.

With a cast of global thinkers, drawing on Western and Eastern ideas from the ancient world to the present day, Rory explores how a greater awareness and appreciation of ignorance can help us become more clear-thinking, humble, empathetic and wise.

Writer and presenter: Rory Stewart
Producer: Dan Tierney
Mixing: Tony Churnside
Editor: Tim Pemberton
Commissioning Editor: Dan Clarke

Readings by Rhiannon Neads

Contributions across the series from:

Alex Edmans - Professor of Finance at London Business School.
Ani Rinchen Khandro - a life ordained nun in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Annette Martin - Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Antony Gormley - sculptor.
Carlo Rovelli - Theoretical physicist and Professor in the Department of Physics at Aix-Marseille University.
Daniel DeNicola - Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania – and author of ‘Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know’ (2018).
Daniel Whiteson - Professor of Physics at The University of California, Irvine.
Derek Black - Author of ‘The Klansman’s Son: My Journey from White Nationalism to Antiracism’ (2024).
Edith Hall - Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, at Durham University.
Fabienne Peter - Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick.
Felix Martin - economist and fund manager.
Iain McGilchrist - Psychiatrist, neuroscience researcher, philosopher and literary scholar.
James C. Scott - Anthropologist and Sterling Professor Emeritus in Political Science at Yale University.
Jay Owens - Author of ‘Dust: The Modern World in a Trillion Particles’ (2023).
John Lloyd - Television and radio comedy producer and writer.
Jonathan Evans, Baron Evans of Weardale - Former Director General of MI5.
Karen Douglas - Professor of social psychology at the University of Kent.
Mark Lilla - professor of humanities at Columbia University, New York City and author of ‘Ignorance and Bliss: On Wanting Not to Know’ (2024).
Martin Palmer - Theologian, sinologist and translator of Daoist and Confucian texts.
Mary Beard - Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge.
Michael Ignatieff - Professor in the Department of History at Central European University in Budapest and former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Neil Hannon - singer-songwriter and frontman of The Divine Comedy.
Nicholas Gruen - policy economist and social commentator.
Rik Peels - Professor of Philosophy, Theology and Religion at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and author of ‘Ignorance: A Philosophical Study (2023)’.
Robert Beckford - Theologian and Professor of Climate and Social Justice at the University of Winchester.
Rowan Williams - Theologian and former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Sandrine Parageau - Professor of Early Modern British History at Sorbonne University and author of ‘The Paradoxes of Ignorance in Early Modern England and France’ (2023).
Stuart Firestein - Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, New York City and author of ‘Ignorance: How It Drives Science’ (2012).
Tom Forth - data scientist, Head of Data at ‘Open Innovations’ and co-founder of ‘The Data City’.


THU 10:00 Woman's Hour (m0021371)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


THU 11:00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (m0021373)
Series 30

Science of Board Games - Jess Fostekew, Marcus du Sautoy and Dave Neale

Brian Cox and Robin Ince, go past jail, climb a ladder and build a civilisation as they explore the science behind our favourite board games. Joining them in the library (or was it the conservatory?) is mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy who discusses the global history of games as well as his tips for winning at Monopoly. Joining him is games designer and play researcher Dave Neale who explains how key games are to developing a theory of mind alongside Jessica Fostekew, comedian and gaming enthusiast who admits to becoming a more ruthless gamer as time goes by.

Producer: Melanie Brown
Exec Producer: Alexandra Feachem
BBC Studios Audio Production


THU 11:45 Child (p0h2r5gk)
4. Every Heartbeat

Ultrasound scans are an amazing window into a previously utterly mysterious world. Having one can bring a whirlwind of emotions, but they also provide a lot of important information for midwives, doctors and parents.

After going for her own 12 week scan, India speaks to Asma Khalil, Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Foetal Medicine and Vice President at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, as well as historian and medical writer Randi Hutter Epstein, about the role ultrasounds play in care.

But is there a side to them we are perhaps not exploring? Research midwife Dr Nancy Stone shares her findings on how multiple scans can impact the connection between a mother and the foetus.

Presented by India Rakusen.
Producer: Georgia Arundell.
Series producer: Ellie Sans.
Executive producer: Suzy Grant.
Commissioning Editor: Rhian Roberts.
Original music composed and performed by The Big Moon.
Mix and Mastering by Charlie Brandon-King.

A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


THU 12:00 News Summary (m0021375)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


THU 12:04 The Bottom Line (m0021377)
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show, with insight from the people at the top.


THU 12:32 Sliced Bread (m0021379)
Dough - TV Sets

What might our TV sets be like in the future?

Dough is a new series from BBC Radio 4 which looks at the business behind profitable, everyday products and considers how they might evolve in the years to come.

In this episode, the entrepreneur Sam White speaks with experts from the world of television manufacturing, including Brian Palmer, who has seen many interesting and amusing changes during his long career in the industry.

Brian is now the founder and chief executive officer of Cello Electronics (UK) Ltd which makes televisions at its factory in County Durham.

He gives a candid account of some of the ups and downs he has faced, while explaining how his business has always managed to make a profit, despite competition from global rivals.

Paul Gray is a Research Director for Consumer Electronics and Devices at the analysts, Omdia. With a background in TV manufacturing, he has considerable knowledge on how the business has changed.

Brian and Paul offer their views on game-changing - and pointless - TV innovations before considering where companies are investing their money now.

Tom Cheesewright, a technology expert and applied futurist, then offers his predictions on what might be coming beyond the current production pipeline.

TVs have come a long way in a relatively short space of time and where they are going next might surprise you!

Produced by Jon Douglas. Dough is a BBC Audio North production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

Sliced Bread returns for a new batch of investigations in August when Greg Foot will investigate more of the latest so-called wonder products to find out whether they really are the best thing since sliced bread.

In the meantime, Dough is available in the Sliced Bread feed on BBC Sounds


THU 12:57 Weather (m002137c)
The latest weather forecast


THU 13:00 World at One (m002137f)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.


THU 13:45 The History Podcast (m002137h)
Escape from the Maze

Escape from the Maze - 4. The Incident

A forensically planned sequence of events is about to be triggered...

Across 10 twisting and turning episodes, Carlo Gebler navigates a path through the disturbing inside story of the 1983 escape from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison - the biggest jailbreak ever to take place on British or Irish soil. As former IRA inmates reveal how they pulled off a mass breakout that creates shockwaves at the heart of government - key security personnel explain why they're unable to stop them.

Presenter: Carlo Gebler
Producer: Conor Garrett
Editor: Philip Sellars
Commissioning Editor: Dan Clarke
Production Co-ordinator: Gill Huggett
Original Music Score: Phil Kieran
Archive: Cyprus Avenue Films


THU 14:00 The Archers (m002137k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Wednesday]


THU 14:15 Drama on 4 (m002137m)
Almonds and Raisins

Almonds and Raisins: Episode 3

Based on the novel by Maisie Mosco
Dramatized by Adam Usden

Episode 3

An epic Jewish family saga set in Manchester in the early 1900s. David starts school at Manchester Grammar where he is one of the only Jewish pupils. He makes friends with a non-Jewish boy who invites him to a birthday celebration. But the party is on a Saturday - the Jewish sabbath - so with his barmitzvah approaching David has a big decision to make.

David ..... Aaron Gelkoff
Sarah ..... Emma Leah Golding
Avraham ..... Daniel Abelson
Sammy ..... Yoni Bronks
Sigmund ..... Jack Wagman
Rachel ..... Leah Marks
Isaac ..... David Fleeshman
Miriam ...... Severn Seymour
Radinsky ..... Hamilton Berstock
Jim ..... Olly Rhodes

Casting co-ordinators-Vicky Moseley and Pippa Day
Production co-ordinator-Lorna Newman
Studio Manager- Amy Brennan
Sound Designer- Sharon Hughes
Director/Producers- Jessica Mitic and Gary Brown

A BBC Studios Audio Production


THU 15:00 Ramblings (m002137q)
Every Body Outdoors in Gloucestershire

Clare is in the Cotswolds this week with a fantastic group called Every Body Outdoors. They begin their walk in the village of King’s Stanley, Gloucestershire and complete a five mile circuit taking in a stretch of Stroudwater Canal, before heading up to the top of Selsley Common.

Co-founded by Steph Wetherell, Every Body Outdoors is a walking group specifically aimed at plus size people who want to build confidence in the outdoors. Many had tried to join conventional groups but either didn’t feel welcome or had bad experiences.

Another aim of the group is to work with outdoor brands and retailers to encourage them to provide better designed plus-size kit and clothing . Most technical gear, Steph says, stops at a size 16-18 and there’s little available above a size 20.

The group has been so successful they’ve recently trained a group of volunteers who now lead plus size walks all around the UK.

Presenter: Clare Balding
Producer: Karen Gregor


THU 15:27 Radio 4 Appeal (m002137s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:54 on Sunday]


THU 15:30 Feedback (m002137v)
The programme that holds the BBC to account on behalf of the radio audience


THU 16:00 The Briefing Room (m002137x)
Health special 2. Why is anxiety and depression increasing in the UK?

Surveys suggest that at least one in four of us will suffer from anxiety and depression during our lifetimes. The prevalence of these conditions is one of the reasons given for poor school attendance. And it's estimated that these mental health disorders account for 12.5% of all sickness leave in the UK. So what’s caused such an explosion in mental distress and what, if anything, can be done to bring down the numbers? Join David Aaronovitch and a panel of guests to find out.

Guests:
Professor Jennifer Wild, a consultant clinical psychologist and professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford
Dr Jennifer Dykxhoorn, a psychiatric epidemiologist at University College, London
Dr Sharon Neufeld from Cambridge University Medical School and
Thalia Eley, professor of developmental behavioural genetics at Kings College, London

Presenter: David Aaronovitch
Producers: Rosamund Jones and Sally Abrahams
Sound engineers: Rod Farquhar and Neil Churchill
Editor: Richard Vadon


THU 16:30 BBC Inside Science (m002137z)
A weekly programme looking at the science that's changing our world.


THU 17:00 PM (m0021381)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.


THU 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m0021383)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


THU 18:30 Rhysearch (m0020y03)
Series 2

4. Does Education Work?

Comedian Rhys James investigates topics that the rest of us are too busy to be bothered with.

4. Does Education Work?

The world has changed dramatically in a very short amount of time and yet our education system has barely changed at all. Rhys is going to revolutionise education as we know it.

Written and presented by Rhys James
Guest...

Production Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini
Produced by Carl Cooper and Pete Strauss

This is a BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4


THU 19:00 The Archers (m0021385)
The walls close in on Fallon, and Ruth attempts to cheer up a friend.


THU 19:15 Front Row (m0021387)
Review: TV: Those About to Die, Film: Thelma, Theatre: ECHO

Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Claire Bartleet


THU 20:00 The Media Show (m0021389)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Wednesday]


THU 21:00 Loose Ends (m00212vp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Saturday]


THU 21:45 Empire of Tea (m001t30y)
5. Innovation, Espionage and Propaganda

Until 1833 the tea drunk in Britain had come from China, imported by the East India Company. But then the company lost its monopoly on Chinese tea. Its response was to attempt to grow its own in British India. The only snag was it didn’t know how to. So the botanist Robert Fortune was sent on an undercover mission to China.
His work, combined with some surprising discoveries of tea closer to home, and mass marketing and propaganda, helped develop India’s huge tea industry in places like Assam and Darjeeling.
At Kew Gardens, Mark Nesbitt and Aurora Prehn tell Sathnam Sanghera about how this shift from China to India changed the international tea trade forever.

Produced by Paul Martin for BBC Audio Wales


THU 22:00 The World Tonight (m002138c)
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.


THU 22:45 Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang (p0g1b849)
Episode Four

Now calling herself Juniper Song, June Hayward is finally a literary success… but it’s all based on Athena Liu’s stolen work…

Yellowface, the bestselling novel by Rebecca F Kuang, is a darkly funny mystery with a deeply flawed narrator. June Hayward is a young white American writer whose promising debut novel is quietly sliding into insignificance. She’s intensely jealous of her friend from Yale Athena Liu, who by contrast has been wildly successful. This novel explores racism and cultural appropriation within a fast paced, sharply satirical thriller.

Reader ….. Ashleigh Haddad
Abridger ….. Robin Brooks
Producer ….. Allegra McIlroy

Yellowface is a BBC Books Production for BBC Sounds


THU 23:00 The Today Podcast (m002138h)
Amol and Nick's take on the biggest stories of the week.


THU 23:30 Today in Parliament (m002138k)
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament



FRIDAY 19 JULY 2024

FRI 00:00 Midnight News (m002138m)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


FRI 00:30 Child (p0h2r5gk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Thursday]


FRI 00:48 Shipping Forecast (m002138p)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


FRI 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes (m002138r)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.


FRI 05:20 Shipping Forecast (m002138t)
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping


FRI 05:30 News Briefing (m002138w)
The latest news from BBC Radio 4


FRI 05:43 Prayer for the Day (m002138y)
That End of Term Feeling

A reflection and prayer to start the day with the Rev Lynne Gibson.


FRI 05:45 Farming Today (m0021390)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.


FRI 06:00 Today (m002142l)
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.


FRI 09:00 Desert Island Discs (m00213d9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


FRI 10:00 Woman's Hour (m002142n)
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.


FRI 11:00 The Food Programme (m002142q)
Food on the Move

As the summer holidays kick off and we plan for journeys either far or close to home, Sheila explores what food is provided on trains and at train stations across the country. A new report by the Office for Road and Rail suggests passengers pay almost 10 per cent more for food inside stations, where catering leases often roll over automatically with limited opportunities for new food businesses to enter the market. Sheila finds out who the biggest players are in rail food and speaks to a range of people from station operators, retailers and train companies on their approach to food on the rails.

But it's not just about trains - most of us still travel by car, so Sheila dives into The Food Programme archive for an insight into service station catering and asks a consumer watchdog what has changed in recent years.

Not many people spend their lives in constant motion, but travel writer Caroline Eden is one of them. Sheila shares a train picnic with Caroline on the train line leading up to Scotland's walking country, and hears stories of food shared and meals eaten on remote routes during Caroline's travels through Central Asia and beyond. Pasties are one of Caroline's favourite journey foods, and she's not alone. From the tin miners of Cornwall's past to their omnipresence at stations today, pasties might just be one of the UK's longest-standing foods eaten on the move.

How does food on trains compare in other countries and is there anything we can learn from the food cultures of others? Tokyo food tour host Yukari Sakamoto explains the tradition of Japan's Bento boxes, nutritious, freshly-cooked boxed meals bought at stations and eaten on trains across the country.

Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced by Nina Pullman by BBC Audio in Bristol.


FRI 11:45 Child (p0h2r6d0)
5. Birth of a Mother

What does it mean to suddenly take on this role, this mantle of ‘mother’. It’s a powerful world and it’s meaning has changed through time.

We speak to writer and science journalist Lucy Jones about the mind blowing experience of becoming one. Writer and historian Elinor Cleghorn about some of the most influential images of motherhood, and how they have shaped the role of women today, as well as artists Conway and Young about their search for alternative depictions of motherhood.

Presented by India Rakusen.
Producer: Ellie Sans.
Series Producer: Ellie Sans.
Executive producer: Suzy Grant.
Commissioning Editor: Rhian Roberts.
Original music composed and performed by The Big Moon.
Mix and Mastering by Charlie Brandon-King.

A Listen production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


FRI 12:00 News Summary (m002142s)
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.


FRI 12:04 Rare Earth (m002142v)
World on Fire

Is the rise in global wild fires unstoppable? Helen Czerski and Tom Heap discuss the terrifying march of the flames and search for fresh answers. They're joined by John Valliant, author of the award-wining exploration of Canada's Fort McMurray disaster, 'Fire Weather' and by Dr Stacey New from the Met Office.

Tom and Helen take a look at the ways in which indigenous knowledge is being applied to fire prevention in California and visit the Blodgett Research Forest where experts study the best ways to make America's threatened forests more resilient.

Producer: Alasdair Cross


FRI 12:57 Weather (m002142x)
The latest weather forecast


FRI 13:00 World at One (m002142z)
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.


FRI 13:45 The History Podcast (m0021431)
Escape from the Maze

Escape from the Maze - 5. Freedom's Gate

The prisoner's are flying blind as they encounter the biggest obstacle to the escape...

Across 10 twisting and turning episodes, Carlo Gebler navigates a path through the disturbing inside story of the 1983 escape from Northern Ireland's Maze Prison - the biggest jailbreak ever to take place on British or Irish soil. As former IRA inmates reveal how they pulled off a mass breakout that creates shockwaves at the heart of government - key security personnel explain why they're unable to stop them.

Presenter: Carlo Gebler
Producer: Conor Garrett
Editor: Philip Sellars
Commissioning Editor: Dan Clarke
Production Co-ordinator: Gill Huggett
Original Music Score: Phil Kieran
Archive: Cyprus Avenue Films


FRI 14:00 The Archers (m0021385)
[Repeat of broadcast at 19:00 on Thursday]


FRI 14:15 Limelight (m0020z58)
The Skies Are Watching

The Skies Are Watching – 3. Transmissions

Vance and Heather return to Kecksburg, the site of Coral’s abduction, where they are special guests at the annual UFO Festival. The truth about Jana’s agenda is revealed.

The Skies Are Watching was the 2024 recipient of the Audio Fiction Award at the Tribeca Festival.

Cast:
Heather - Caitlin Stasey
Vance - Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts
Rodney - David Yow
Jana - Caroline Morahan
J.D. - James Bacon
Lee - Jameson Cush
Travis - Jonathan Shockley

Created and Produced by Jon Frechette and Todd Luoto
Music - Lars Koller, Jon Frechette, Blue Dot Sessions
Editing and Sound Design - Jon Frechette
Written and Directed by Jon Frechette
Production Manager - Kurt Koller
Executive Producer - John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


FRI 14:45 Communicating with Ros Atkins (m0020z5g)
5. Sabrina Ghayour, chef and food writer

Ros speaks to chef and award winning food writer Sabrina Ghayour. We all communicate multiple times a day but could we be getting better results? From a simple text or phone call, to a job interview or big presentation, the way we express ourselves and get our point across can really matter. Ros Atkins and his fascinating guests reveal the best ways to communicate and how simple changes in the way we make our point can be really effective.

In this episode, Ros and Sabrina discuss the importance of instilling confidence, the power of admitting you’re ‘human’ too, and the value of a second opinion.

Series Producer: Hannah Newton
Producer: Olivia Cope
Executive Producer: Zoë Edwards
Mix Engineer: Jonathan Last
Original Music Composed by: Tom Wrankmore
Commissioning Editor: Rhian Roberts

A Listen production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 15:00 Gardeners' Question Time (m0021433)
Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts.


FRI 15:45 Short Works (m0021435)
The Doghouse

A specially-commissioned comic story by Tom Basden about a man plagued by his own sense of uselessness who finally commits a heroic act, only to meet his wife’s irritation, his son’s indifference and the object of his rescue’s bafflement.

Tom Basden is the writer of “Plebs” and the recent award-winning adaptation of “Accidental Death Of An Anarchist” and the reader is Jason Watkins, star of W1A, The Crown and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Reader: Jason Watkins
Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4

www.pozzitive.co.uk


FRI 16:00 Last Word (m0021437)
Weekly obituary programme telling the life stories of those who have died recently.


FRI 16:30 Sideways (m00213vf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


FRI 17:00 PM (m0021439)
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.


FRI 18:00 Six O'Clock News (m002143c)
National and international news from BBC Radio 4


FRI 18:30 The News Quiz (m002143f)
Series 114

Episode 7

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.


FRI 19:00 The Archers (m002143h)
Writer: Tim Stimpson
Director: Dave Payne
Editor: Jeremy Howe

Natasha Archer…. Mali Harries
Pip Archer…. Daisy Badger
Ruth Archer…. Felicity Finch
Neil Carter…. Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter…. Charlotte Martin
Vince Casey…. Tony Turner
Chelsea Horrobin…. Madeleine Leslay
Tracy Horrobin…. Susie Riddell
Alistair Lloyd…. Michael Lumsden
Paul Mack…. Joshua Riley
Jazzer McCreary…. Ryan Kelly
Denise Metcalf…. Clare Perkins
Freddie Pargetter…. Toby Laurence
Lily Pargetter…. Katie Redford
Fallon Rogers…. Joanna Van Kampen
Stella Pryor…. Lucy Speed
Oliver Stirling…. Michael Cochrane
Lottie Summers…. Bonnie Baddoo


FRI 19:15 Screenshot (m002143k)
Do the Right Thing

Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode take a deep dive into Spike Lee’s incendiary 1989 drama about simmering racial tension in and around a Brooklyn pizzeria.

Producer: Mae-Li Evans
A Prospect Street production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 20:00 Any Questions? (m002143m)
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities.


FRI 20:50 A Point of View (m002143p)
Weekly reflections on topical issues from a range of contributors.


FRI 21:00 Archive on 4 (m0006zlw)
James Burke: Our Man on the Moon

Fifty years ago, when the Apollo 11 mission landed the first human beings on the moon, James Burke was the voice of science for the BBC. Join him to relive the dramatic days in the studio, sharing the moment-by-moment drama to a live audience. You'll remember his excited voice counting down the seconds and desperately trying to avoid talking over any communication with the astronauts. Here is your chance to find out what went on behind the scenes as James revisits the final moments of the Apollo mission. He'll recreate the drama, struggling to make sense of flickering images from NASA and working with the limitations of 1960s technology. We'll hear what went wrong as well as what went right on the night! Illustrated with amazing archive material from both the BBC and NASA, this will be the story of the moon landings brought to you by the man who became a broadcasting legend. A night neither he nor we will never forget.


FRI 22:00 The World Tonight (m002143r)
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.


FRI 22:45 Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang (p0g1b948)
Episode Five

For June Hayward, or Juniper Song, the threads are beginning to unravel…

Yellowface, the bestselling novel by Rebecca F Kuang, is a darkly funny mystery with a deeply flawed narrator. June Hayward is a young white American writer whose promising debut novel is quietly sliding into insignificance. She’s intensely jealous of her friend from Yale Athena Liu, who by contrast has been wildly successful. This novel explores racism and cultural appropriation within a fast paced, sharply satirical thriller.

Reader ….. Ashleigh Haddad
Abridger ….. Robin Brooks
Producer ….. Allegra McIlroy

Yellowface is a BBC Books Production for BBC Sounds


FRI 23:00 Americast (m002143w)
Join the Americast team for insights from across the US.


FRI 23:30 Today in Parliament (m002143y)
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament




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

A Good Read 15:00 MON (m0021309)

A Point of View 08:48 SUN (m0020y7w)

A Point of View 20:50 FRI (m002143p)

A Vindication of Frankenstein's Monster 15:00 SUN (m00213dm)

Americast 23:00 FRI (m002143w)

Any Answers? 14:00 SAT (m00212v7)

Any Questions? 13:10 SAT (m0020y7t)

Any Questions? 20:00 FRI (m002143m)

Archive on 4 20:00 SAT (m00212vt)

Archive on 4 21:00 FRI (m0006zlw)

BBC Inside Science 20:30 MON (m0020xzx)

BBC Inside Science 16:30 THU (m002137z)

Behind the Crime 11:00 MON (m00212zx)

Being Roman with Mary Beard 00:15 MON (p0gr2r5w)

Bells on Sunday 05:43 SUN (m00212w8)

Bells on Sunday 00:45 MON (m00212w8)

Beyond Belief 06:05 SUN (m0020xsc)

Beyond Belief 15:30 TUE (m00213h7)

Bookclub 00:15 SUN (m0020xlk)

Breaking the Rules 15:00 SAT (m00212v9)

Broadcasting House 09:00 SUN (m00213d7)

Child 11:45 MON (m001v3yw)

Child 00:30 TUE (m001v3yw)

Child 11:45 TUE (m001vbws)

Child 00:30 WED (m001vbws)

Child 11:45 WED (p0h2r53n)

Child 00:30 THU (p0h2r53n)

Child 11:45 THU (p0h2r5gk)

Child 00:30 FRI (p0h2r5gk)

Child 11:45 FRI (p0h2r6d0)

Communicating with Ros Atkins 19:45 SUN (m0020rc3)

Communicating with Ros Atkins 14:45 FRI (m0020z5g)

Desert Island Discs 10:00 SUN (m00213d9)

Desert Island Discs 09:00 FRI (m00213d9)

Drama on 4 14:15 TUE (m00213h5)

Drama on 4 14:15 WED (m00213vz)

Drama on 4 14:15 THU (m002137m)

Dying for a Transplant 15:30 WED (m00213w3)

Ed Reardon's Week 14:15 MON (m001np7b)

Empire of Tea 21:45 THU (m001t30y)

Farming Today 06:30 SAT (m00212tg)

Farming Today 05:45 MON (m00213fp)

Farming Today 05:45 TUE (m002131c)

Farming Today 05:45 WED (m00213jf)

Farming Today 05:45 THU (m00213x4)

Farming Today 05:45 FRI (m0021390)

Feedback 20:00 SUN (m0020xzs)

Feedback 15:30 THU (m002137v)

File on 4 20:00 TUE (m00213hq)

File on 4 11:00 WED (m00213hq)

From Our Own Correspondent 11:30 SAT (m00212tx)

From Our Own Correspondent 21:30 SUN (m00212tx)

Front Row 19:15 MON (m002130r)

Front Row 19:15 TUE (m00213hn)

Front Row 19:15 WED (m00213wc)

Front Row 19:15 THU (m0021387)

Frontlines of Journalism 05:45 SAT (m001jkk3)

Frontlines of Journalism 23:30 SUN (m001jkk3)

Gambits 14:45 MON (m0012fd0)

Gardeners' Question Time 14:00 SUN (m0020y7c)

Gardeners' Question Time 15:00 FRI (m0021433)

Geoff Norcott's Working Men's Club 18:30 WED (m00213w9)

History's Secret Heroes 21:00 MON (m001y1yd)

In Touch 05:45 SUN (m0020xsw)

In Touch 20:40 TUE (m00213hs)

Intrigue 21:30 MON (m001yb68)

Is Psychiatry Working? 09:30 TUE (m00213gm)

Is Psychiatry Working? 21:30 WED (m00213gm)

Jon Holmes Says the C-Word 23:00 TUE (m00213hz)

Last Word 20:30 SUN (m0020y7h)

Last Word 16:00 FRI (m0021437)

Lights Out 23:30 MON (m001rgzz)

Lights Out 23:30 TUE (m001sltt)

Limelight 23:00 MON (p0ccgl48)

Limelight 14:15 FRI (m0020z58)

Loose Ends 18:15 SAT (m00212vp)

Loose Ends 21:00 THU (m00212vp)

Maisie Adam: The Beautiful Game 23:15 WED (m001n1sr)

Mark Steel's in Town 12:30 SUN (m0020xd1)

Mark Steel's in Town 18:30 MON (m002130m)

Me and the Farmer 23:00 WED (m00213wm)

Midnight News 00:00 SAT (m0020y86)

Midnight News 00:00 SUN (m00212vy)

Midnight News 00:00 MON (m00213f9)

Midnight News 00:00 TUE (m002130z)

Midnight News 00:00 WED (m00213j1)

Midnight News 00:00 THU (m00213wr)

Midnight News 00:00 FRI (m002138m)

Money Box 12:04 SAT (m00212v1)

Money Box 21:00 SUN (m00212v1)

Money Box 15:00 WED (m00213w1)

Moral Maze 21:00 SAT (m0020y3j)

Moral Maze 20:00 WED (m00213wf)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 09:30 MON (m00212zs)

Nature Table 23:30 SAT (m0020xlm)

News Briefing 05:30 SAT (m0020y8g)

News Briefing 05:30 SUN (m00212w6)

News Briefing 05:30 MON (m00213fk)

News Briefing 05:30 TUE (m0021317)

News Briefing 05:30 WED (m00213j9)

News Briefing 05:30 THU (m00213x0)

News Briefing 05:30 FRI (m002138w)

News Summary 12:00 SAT (m00212tz)

News Summary 06:00 SUN (m00213cn)

News Summary 12:00 MON (m00212zz)

News Summary 12:00 TUE (m00213gv)

News Summary 12:00 WED (m00213vn)

News Summary 12:00 THU (m0021375)

News Summary 12:00 FRI (m002142s)

News and Papers 06:00 SAT (m00212td)

News and Papers 07:00 SUN (m00213cv)

News and Papers 08:00 SUN (m00213d1)

News and Weather 13:00 SAT (m00212v5)

News 22:00 SAT (m00212vw)

Newscast 11:00 SAT (m00212tv)

On Your Farm 06:35 SUN (m00213cq)

Open Book 16:00 SUN (m00213dp)

Opening Lines 14:45 SUN (m00213dk)

Orwell vs Kafka 09:00 MON (m00201w2)

PM 17:00 SAT (m00212vf)

PM 17:00 MON (m002130h)

PM 17:00 TUE (m00213hf)

PM 17:00 WED (m00213w5)

PM 17:00 THU (m0021381)

PM 17:00 FRI (m0021439)

Pick of the Week 18:15 SUN (m00213f2)

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson 17:30 SAT (m001zv54)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 SAT (m0020y8j)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 MON (m00213fm)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 TUE (m0021319)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 WED (m00213jc)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 THU (m00213x2)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 FRI (m002138y)

Profile 19:00 SAT (m00212vr)

Profile 12:15 SUN (m00212vr)

Radio 4 Appeal 07:54 SUN (m002137s)

Radio 4 Appeal 21:25 SUN (m002137s)

Radio 4 Appeal 15:27 THU (m002137s)

Ramblings 06:07 SAT (m0020xzq)

Ramblings 15:00 THU (m002137q)

Rare Earth 12:04 FRI (m002142v)

Reflections 09:00 THU (m002136x)

Rewinder 10:30 SAT (m00212ts)

Rewinder 16:30 MON (m00212ts)

Rhysearch 18:30 THU (m0020y03)

Rory Stewart: The Long History of... 09:30 THU (m002136z)

Saturday Live 09:00 SAT (m00212tn)

Scott Bennett: Stuff 18:30 TUE (m001t93g)

Screenshot 11:00 TUE (m0020y7r)

Screenshot 19:15 FRI (m002143k)

Searching for Butterflies 19:15 SUN (m002130c)

Searching for Butterflies 15:30 MON (m002130c)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SAT (m0020y8b)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SUN (m00212w2)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 MON (m00213ff)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 TUE (m0021313)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 WED (m00213j5)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 THU (m00213ww)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 FRI (m002138r)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SAT (m0020y88)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 SAT (m0020y8d)

Shipping Forecast 17:54 SAT (m00212vh)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SUN (m00212w0)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 SUN (m00212w4)

Shipping Forecast 17:54 SUN (m00213dw)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 MON (m00213fc)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 MON (m00213fh)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 TUE (m0021311)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 TUE (m0021315)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 WED (m00213j3)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 WED (m00213j7)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 THU (m00213wt)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 THU (m00213wy)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 FRI (m002138p)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 FRI (m002138t)

Short Works 23:45 SUN (m0020y7f)

Short Works 15:45 FRI (m0021435)

Sideways 09:00 WED (m00213vf)

Sideways 16:30 FRI (m00213vf)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SAT (m00212vm)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SUN (m00213f0)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 MON (m002130k)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 TUE (m00213hh)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 WED (m00213w7)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 THU (m0021383)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 FRI (m002143c)

Sliced Bread 12:32 THU (m0021379)

Sunday Worship 08:10 SUN (m00213d3)

Sunday 07:10 SUN (m00213cx)

Symphony of a Billion 16:00 TUE (m00213h9)

The 3rd Degree 16:30 SUN (m00213dr)

The Archers Omnibus 11:00 SUN (m00213dc)

The Archers 14:45 SAT (m0020y7p)

The Archers 19:00 SUN (m0021307)

The Archers 14:00 MON (m0021307)

The Archers 19:00 MON (m002130p)

The Archers 14:00 TUE (m002130p)

The Archers 19:00 TUE (m00213hl)

The Archers 14:00 WED (m00213hl)

The Archers 19:00 WED (m002137k)

The Archers 14:00 THU (m002137k)

The Archers 19:00 THU (m0021385)

The Archers 14:00 FRI (m0021385)

The Archers 19:00 FRI (m002143h)

The Bottom Line 21:30 TUE (m0020xz8)

The Bottom Line 12:04 THU (m0021377)

The Briefing Room 20:00 MON (m0020xzv)

The Briefing Room 16:00 THU (m002137x)

The Club Nobody Wants to Join 13:30 SUN (m002130f)

The Club Nobody Wants to Join 16:00 MON (m002130f)

The Food Programme 22:15 SAT (m0020y6v)

The Food Programme 11:00 FRI (m002142q)

The Gatekeepers 15:00 TUE (m001x4q5)

The History Podcast 13:45 MON (m0020zcf)

The History Podcast 13:45 TUE (m00213h3)

The History Podcast 13:45 WED (m00213vx)

The History Podcast 13:45 THU (m002137h)

The History Podcast 13:45 FRI (m0021431)

The Human Subject 23:00 SUN (m00213f6)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:15 SAT (m0020xz2)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 11:00 THU (m0021373)

The Life Scientific 09:00 TUE (m00213gh)

The Life Scientific 21:00 WED (m00213gh)

The Media Show 16:00 WED (m0021389)

The Media Show 20:00 THU (m0021389)

The News Quiz 12:30 SAT (m0020xd7)

The News Quiz 18:30 FRI (m002143f)

The Third Information Crisis by Naomi Alderman 00:30 SAT (m0020y6x)

The Today Podcast 23:00 THU (m002138h)

The Verb 17:10 SUN (m00213dt)

The World This Weekend 13:00 SUN (m00213dh)

The World Tonight 22:00 MON (m002130t)

The World Tonight 22:00 TUE (m00213hv)

The World Tonight 22:00 WED (m00213wh)

The World Tonight 22:00 THU (m002138c)

The World Tonight 22:00 FRI (m002143r)

Things Fell Apart 09:30 WED (m00213vh)

Time of the Week 23:00 SAT (m0020yq8)

Today in Parliament 23:30 WED (m00213wp)

Today in Parliament 23:30 THU (m002138k)

Today in Parliament 23:30 FRI (m002143y)

Today 07:00 SAT (m00212tl)

Today 06:00 MON (m00212zq)

Today 06:00 TUE (m00213gc)

Today 06:00 WED (m00213vc)

Today 06:00 THU (m002136v)

Today 06:00 FRI (m002142l)

Tweet of the Day 08:58 SUN (m00213d5)

Weather 06:57 SAT (m00212tj)

Weather 12:57 SAT (m00212v3)

Weather 17:57 SAT (m00212vk)

Weather 06:57 SUN (m00213cs)

Weather 07:57 SUN (m00213cz)

Weather 12:57 SUN (m00213df)

Weather 17:57 SUN (m00213dy)

Weather 05:57 MON (m00213fr)

Weather 12:57 MON (m0021303)

Weather 12:57 TUE (m00213gz)

Weather 12:57 WED (m00213vs)

Weather 12:57 THU (m002137c)

Weather 12:57 FRI (m002142x)

Westminster Hour 22:00 SUN (m00213f4)

When It Hits the Fan 16:30 TUE (m00213hc)

Witness History 17:00 SUN (w3ct5ypf)

Wokewash 21:00 TUE (m001w7lb)

Woman's Hour 16:00 SAT (m00212vc)

Woman's Hour 10:00 MON (m00212zv)

Woman's Hour 10:00 TUE (m00213gr)

Woman's Hour 10:00 WED (m00213vk)

Woman's Hour 10:00 THU (m0021371)

Woman's Hour 10:00 FRI (m002142n)

World at One 13:00 MON (m0021305)

World at One 13:00 TUE (m00213h1)

World at One 13:00 WED (m00213vv)

World at One 13:00 THU (m002137f)

World at One 13:00 FRI (m002142z)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 MON (p0g1b65n)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 TUE (p0g1b7hk)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 WED (p0g1b7s4)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 THU (p0g1b849)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 FRI (p0g1b948)

You and Yours 12:04 MON (m0021301)

You and Yours 12:04 TUE (m00213gx)

You and Yours 12:04 WED (m00213vq)

You're Dead to Me 10:00 SAT (m00212tq)




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

Comedy

Rhysearch 18:30 THU (m0020y03)

Scott Bennett: Stuff 18:30 TUE (m001t93g)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:15 SAT (m0020xz2)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 11:00 THU (m0021373)

Time of the Week 23:00 SAT (m0020yq8)

You're Dead to Me 10:00 SAT (m00212tq)

Comedy: Chat

Jon Holmes Says the C-Word 23:00 TUE (m00213hz)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:15 SAT (m0020xz2)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 11:00 THU (m0021373)

Comedy: Panel Shows

Nature Table 23:30 SAT (m0020xlm)

The News Quiz 12:30 SAT (m0020xd7)

The News Quiz 18:30 FRI (m002143f)

Comedy: Satire

The News Quiz 12:30 SAT (m0020xd7)

The News Quiz 18:30 FRI (m002143f)

Comedy: Sitcoms

Ed Reardon's Week 14:15 MON (m001np7b)

Time of the Week 23:00 SAT (m0020yq8)

Comedy: Spoof

Time of the Week 23:00 SAT (m0020yq8)

Comedy: Standup

Geoff Norcott's Working Men's Club 18:30 WED (m00213w9)

Maisie Adam: The Beautiful Game 23:15 WED (m001n1sr)

Mark Steel's in Town 12:30 SUN (m0020xd1)

Mark Steel's in Town 18:30 MON (m002130m)

Me and the Farmer 23:00 WED (m00213wm)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 09:30 MON (m00212zs)

Drama

Breaking the Rules 15:00 SAT (m00212v9)

Drama on 4 14:15 TUE (m00213h5)

Drama on 4 14:15 WED (m00213vz)

Drama on 4 14:15 THU (m002137m)

Gambits 14:45 MON (m0012fd0)

Short Works 23:45 SUN (m0020y7f)

Short Works 15:45 FRI (m0021435)

Drama: Biographical

A Vindication of Frankenstein's Monster 15:00 SUN (m00213dm)

Drama: Political

The History Podcast 13:45 TUE (m00213h3)

The History Podcast 13:45 WED (m00213vx)

The History Podcast 13:45 THU (m002137h)

The History Podcast 13:45 FRI (m0021431)

Drama: Soaps

The Archers Omnibus 11:00 SUN (m00213dc)

The Archers 14:45 SAT (m0020y7p)

The Archers 19:00 SUN (m0021307)

The Archers 14:00 MON (m0021307)

The Archers 19:00 MON (m002130p)

The Archers 14:00 TUE (m002130p)

The Archers 19:00 TUE (m00213hl)

The Archers 14:00 WED (m00213hl)

The Archers 19:00 WED (m002137k)

The Archers 14:00 THU (m002137k)

The Archers 19:00 THU (m0021385)

The Archers 14:00 FRI (m0021385)

The Archers 19:00 FRI (m002143h)

Drama: Thriller

Limelight 23:00 MON (p0ccgl48)

Limelight 14:15 FRI (m0020z58)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 MON (p0g1b65n)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 TUE (p0g1b7hk)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 WED (p0g1b7s4)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 THU (p0g1b849)

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang 22:45 FRI (p0g1b948)

Entertainment

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:15 SAT (m0020xz2)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 11:00 THU (m0021373)

Factual

A Good Read 15:00 MON (m0021309)

A Vindication of Frankenstein's Monster 15:00 SUN (m00213dm)

Archive on 4 20:00 SAT (m00212vt)

Archive on 4 21:00 FRI (m0006zlw)

Child 11:45 MON (m001v3yw)

Child 00:30 TUE (m001v3yw)

Communicating with Ros Atkins 19:45 SUN (m0020rc3)

Communicating with Ros Atkins 14:45 FRI (m0020z5g)

Dying for a Transplant 15:30 WED (m00213w3)

Empire of Tea 21:45 THU (m001t30y)

From Our Own Correspondent 11:30 SAT (m00212tx)

From Our Own Correspondent 21:30 SUN (m00212tx)

Lights Out 23:30 MON (m001rgzz)

Lights Out 23:30 TUE (m001sltt)

Moral Maze 21:00 SAT (m0020y3j)

Moral Maze 20:00 WED (m00213wf)

Radio 4 Appeal 07:54 SUN (m002137s)

Radio 4 Appeal 21:25 SUN (m002137s)

Radio 4 Appeal 15:27 THU (m002137s)

Rory Stewart: The Long History of... 09:30 THU (m002136z)

Searching for Butterflies 19:15 SUN (m002130c)

Searching for Butterflies 15:30 MON (m002130c)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SAT (m0020y8b)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 SUN (m00212w2)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 MON (m00213ff)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 TUE (m0021313)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 WED (m00213j5)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 THU (m00213ww)

Selection of BBC World Service Programmes 01:00 FRI (m002138r)

Sideways 09:00 WED (m00213vf)

Sideways 16:30 FRI (m00213vf)

Symphony of a Billion 16:00 TUE (m00213h9)

The 3rd Degree 16:30 SUN (m00213dr)

The Briefing Room 20:00 MON (m0020xzv)

The Briefing Room 16:00 THU (m002137x)

The Club Nobody Wants to Join 13:30 SUN (m002130f)

The Club Nobody Wants to Join 16:00 MON (m002130f)

The History Podcast 13:45 TUE (m00213h3)

The History Podcast 13:45 WED (m00213vx)

The History Podcast 13:45 THU (m002137h)

The History Podcast 13:45 FRI (m0021431)

Wokewash 21:00 TUE (m001w7lb)

Factual: Arts, Culture & the Media

Bookclub 00:15 SUN (m0020xlk)

Desert Island Discs 10:00 SUN (m00213d9)

Desert Island Discs 09:00 FRI (m00213d9)

Feedback 20:00 SUN (m0020xzs)

Feedback 15:30 THU (m002137v)

File on 4 20:00 TUE (m00213hq)

File on 4 11:00 WED (m00213hq)

Front Row 19:15 MON (m002130r)

Front Row 19:15 TUE (m00213hn)

Front Row 19:15 WED (m00213wc)

Front Row 19:15 THU (m0021387)

Loose Ends 18:15 SAT (m00212vp)

Loose Ends 21:00 THU (m00212vp)

Open Book 16:00 SUN (m00213dp)

Pick of the Week 18:15 SUN (m00213f2)

Rewinder 10:30 SAT (m00212ts)

Rewinder 16:30 MON (m00212ts)

The Gatekeepers 15:00 TUE (m001x4q5)

The Media Show 16:00 WED (m0021389)

The Media Show 20:00 THU (m0021389)

The Third Information Crisis by Naomi Alderman 00:30 SAT (m0020y6x)

The Verb 17:10 SUN (m00213dt)

Things Fell Apart 09:30 WED (m00213vh)

When It Hits the Fan 16:30 TUE (m00213hc)

Factual: Arts, Culture & the Media: Arts

A Good Read 15:00 MON (m0021309)

Opening Lines 14:45 SUN (m00213dk)

Orwell vs Kafka 09:00 MON (m00201w2)

Screenshot 11:00 TUE (m0020y7r)

Screenshot 19:15 FRI (m002143k)

Factual: Consumer

You and Yours 12:04 MON (m0021301)

You and Yours 12:04 TUE (m00213gx)

You and Yours 12:04 WED (m00213vq)

Factual: Crime & Justice

Behind the Crime 11:00 MON (m00212zx)

Intrigue 21:30 MON (m001yb68)

Factual: Crime & Justice: True Crime

Intrigue 21:30 MON (m001yb68)

The History Podcast 13:45 MON (m0020zcf)

The Human Subject 23:00 SUN (m00213f6)

Factual: Disability

In Touch 05:45 SUN (m0020xsw)

In Touch 20:40 TUE (m00213hs)

Factual: Families & Relationships

Child 11:45 TUE (m001vbws)

Child 00:30 WED (m001vbws)

Child 11:45 WED (p0h2r53n)

Child 00:30 THU (p0h2r53n)

Child 11:45 THU (p0h2r5gk)

Child 00:30 FRI (p0h2r5gk)

Child 11:45 FRI (p0h2r6d0)

Saturday Live 09:00 SAT (m00212tn)

Factual: Food & Drink

The Food Programme 22:15 SAT (m0020y6v)

The Food Programme 11:00 FRI (m002142q)

Factual: Health & Wellbeing

Communicating with Ros Atkins 19:45 SUN (m0020rc3)

Communicating with Ros Atkins 14:45 FRI (m0020z5g)

In Touch 05:45 SUN (m0020xsw)

In Touch 20:40 TUE (m00213hs)

Is Psychiatry Working? 09:30 TUE (m00213gm)

Is Psychiatry Working? 21:30 WED (m00213gm)

Jon Holmes Says the C-Word 23:00 TUE (m00213hz)

Sliced Bread 12:32 THU (m0021379)

The Human Subject 23:00 SUN (m00213f6)

Woman's Hour 16:00 SAT (m00212vc)

Woman's Hour 10:00 MON (m00212zv)

Woman's Hour 10:00 TUE (m00213gr)

Woman's Hour 10:00 WED (m00213vk)

Woman's Hour 10:00 THU (m0021371)

Woman's Hour 10:00 FRI (m002142n)

Factual: History

Being Roman with Mary Beard 00:15 MON (p0gr2r5w)

Frontlines of Journalism 05:45 SAT (m001jkk3)

Frontlines of Journalism 23:30 SUN (m001jkk3)

History's Secret Heroes 21:00 MON (m001y1yd)

Orwell vs Kafka 09:00 MON (m00201w2)

The History Podcast 13:45 TUE (m00213h3)

The History Podcast 13:45 WED (m00213vx)

The History Podcast 13:45 THU (m002137h)

The History Podcast 13:45 FRI (m0021431)

The Third Information Crisis by Naomi Alderman 00:30 SAT (m0020y6x)

Witness History 17:00 SUN (w3ct5ypf)

You're Dead to Me 10:00 SAT (m00212tq)

Factual: Homes & Gardens: Gardens

Gardeners' Question Time 14:00 SUN (m0020y7c)

Gardeners' Question Time 15:00 FRI (m0021433)

Factual: Life Stories

A Point of View 08:48 SUN (m0020y7w)

A Point of View 20:50 FRI (m002143p)

Child 11:45 TUE (m001vbws)

Child 00:30 WED (m001vbws)

Child 11:45 WED (p0h2r53n)

Child 00:30 THU (p0h2r53n)

Child 11:45 THU (p0h2r5gk)

Child 00:30 FRI (p0h2r5gk)

Child 11:45 FRI (p0h2r6d0)

Communicating with Ros Atkins 19:45 SUN (m0020rc3)

Communicating with Ros Atkins 14:45 FRI (m0020z5g)

Desert Island Discs 10:00 SUN (m00213d9)

Desert Island Discs 09:00 FRI (m00213d9)

Frontlines of Journalism 05:45 SAT (m001jkk3)

Frontlines of Journalism 23:30 SUN (m001jkk3)

In Touch 05:45 SUN (m0020xsw)

In Touch 20:40 TUE (m00213hs)

Jon Holmes Says the C-Word 23:00 TUE (m00213hz)

Last Word 20:30 SUN (m0020y7h)

Last Word 16:00 FRI (m0021437)

Lights Out 23:30 MON (m001rgzz)

Lights Out 23:30 TUE (m001sltt)

Profile 19:00 SAT (m00212vr)

Profile 12:15 SUN (m00212vr)

Saturday Live 09:00 SAT (m00212tn)

Sideways 09:00 WED (m00213vf)

Sideways 16:30 FRI (m00213vf)

The Life Scientific 09:00 TUE (m00213gh)

The Life Scientific 21:00 WED (m00213gh)

Things Fell Apart 09:30 WED (m00213vh)

Woman's Hour 16:00 SAT (m00212vc)

Woman's Hour 10:00 MON (m00212zv)

Woman's Hour 10:00 TUE (m00213gr)

Woman's Hour 10:00 WED (m00213vk)

Woman's Hour 10:00 THU (m0021371)

Woman's Hour 10:00 FRI (m002142n)

Factual: Money

Money Box 12:04 SAT (m00212v1)

Money Box 21:00 SUN (m00212v1)

Money Box 15:00 WED (m00213w1)

The Bottom Line 21:30 TUE (m0020xz8)

The Bottom Line 12:04 THU (m0021377)

Factual: Politics

Americast 23:00 FRI (m002143w)

Any Answers? 14:00 SAT (m00212v7)

Any Questions? 13:10 SAT (m0020y7t)

Any Questions? 20:00 FRI (m002143m)

File on 4 20:00 TUE (m00213hq)

File on 4 11:00 WED (m00213hq)

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson 17:30 SAT (m001zv54)

Reflections 09:00 THU (m002136x)

Today in Parliament 23:30 WED (m00213wp)

Today in Parliament 23:30 THU (m002138k)

Today in Parliament 23:30 FRI (m002143y)

Westminster Hour 22:00 SUN (m00213f4)

When It Hits the Fan 16:30 TUE (m00213hc)

Factual: Real Life Stories

The History Podcast 13:45 TUE (m00213h3)

The History Podcast 13:45 WED (m00213vx)

The History Podcast 13:45 THU (m002137h)

The History Podcast 13:45 FRI (m0021431)

The Human Subject 23:00 SUN (m00213f6)

Factual: Science & Nature

BBC Inside Science 20:30 MON (m0020xzx)

BBC Inside Science 16:30 THU (m002137z)

Child 11:45 TUE (m001vbws)

Child 00:30 WED (m001vbws)

Child 11:45 WED (p0h2r53n)

Child 00:30 THU (p0h2r53n)

Child 11:45 THU (p0h2r5gk)

Child 00:30 FRI (p0h2r5gk)

Child 11:45 FRI (p0h2r6d0)

Is Psychiatry Working? 09:30 TUE (m00213gm)

Is Psychiatry Working? 21:30 WED (m00213gm)

Nature Table 23:30 SAT (m0020xlm)

Rare Earth 12:04 FRI (m002142v)

Sliced Bread 12:32 THU (m0021379)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:15 SAT (m0020xz2)

The Infinite Monkey Cage 11:00 THU (m0021373)

The Life Scientific 09:00 TUE (m00213gh)

The Life Scientific 21:00 WED (m00213gh)

Tweet of the Day 08:58 SUN (m00213d5)

Factual: Science & Nature: Nature & Environment

Farming Today 06:30 SAT (m00212tg)

Farming Today 05:45 MON (m00213fp)

Farming Today 05:45 TUE (m002131c)

Farming Today 05:45 WED (m00213jf)

Farming Today 05:45 THU (m00213x4)

Farming Today 05:45 FRI (m0021390)

On Your Farm 06:35 SUN (m00213cq)

Ramblings 06:07 SAT (m0020xzq)

Ramblings 15:00 THU (m002137q)

Factual: Science & Nature: Science & Technology

BBC Inside Science 20:30 MON (m0020xzx)

BBC Inside Science 16:30 THU (m002137z)

Sliced Bread 12:32 THU (m0021379)

The Gatekeepers 15:00 TUE (m001x4q5)

The Life Scientific 09:00 TUE (m00213gh)

The Life Scientific 21:00 WED (m00213gh)

The Third Information Crisis by Naomi Alderman 00:30 SAT (m0020y6x)

Factual: Travel

Ramblings 06:07 SAT (m0020xzq)

Ramblings 15:00 THU (m002137q)

Learning: Adults

Opening Lines 14:45 SUN (m00213dk)

Learning: Secondary

Opening Lines 14:45 SUN (m00213dk)

News

Americast 23:00 FRI (m002143w)

Broadcasting House 09:00 SUN (m00213d7)

Midnight News 00:00 SAT (m0020y86)

Midnight News 00:00 SUN (m00212vy)

Midnight News 00:00 MON (m00213f9)

Midnight News 00:00 TUE (m002130z)

Midnight News 00:00 WED (m00213j1)

Midnight News 00:00 THU (m00213wr)

Midnight News 00:00 FRI (m002138m)

News Briefing 05:30 SAT (m0020y8g)

News Briefing 05:30 SUN (m00212w6)

News Briefing 05:30 MON (m00213fk)

News Briefing 05:30 TUE (m0021317)

News Briefing 05:30 WED (m00213j9)

News Briefing 05:30 THU (m00213x0)

News Briefing 05:30 FRI (m002138w)

News Summary 12:00 SAT (m00212tz)

News Summary 06:00 SUN (m00213cn)

News Summary 12:00 MON (m00212zz)

News Summary 12:00 TUE (m00213gv)

News Summary 12:00 WED (m00213vn)

News Summary 12:00 THU (m0021375)

News Summary 12:00 FRI (m002142s)

News and Papers 06:00 SAT (m00212td)

News and Papers 07:00 SUN (m00213cv)

News and Papers 08:00 SUN (m00213d1)

News and Weather 13:00 SAT (m00212v5)

News 22:00 SAT (m00212vw)

Newscast 11:00 SAT (m00212tv)

PM 17:00 SAT (m00212vf)

PM 17:00 MON (m002130h)

PM 17:00 TUE (m00213hf)

PM 17:00 WED (m00213w5)

PM 17:00 THU (m0021381)

PM 17:00 FRI (m0021439)

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson 17:30 SAT (m001zv54)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SAT (m00212vm)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 SUN (m00213f0)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 MON (m002130k)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 TUE (m00213hh)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 WED (m00213w7)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 THU (m0021383)

Six O'Clock News 18:00 FRI (m002143c)

The Today Podcast 23:00 THU (m002138h)

The World This Weekend 13:00 SUN (m00213dh)

The World Tonight 22:00 MON (m002130t)

The World Tonight 22:00 TUE (m00213hv)

The World Tonight 22:00 WED (m00213wh)

The World Tonight 22:00 THU (m002138c)

The World Tonight 22:00 FRI (m002143r)

Today 07:00 SAT (m00212tl)

Today 06:00 MON (m00212zq)

Today 06:00 TUE (m00213gc)

Today 06:00 WED (m00213vc)

Today 06:00 THU (m002136v)

Today 06:00 FRI (m002142l)

When It Hits the Fan 16:30 TUE (m00213hc)

World at One 13:00 MON (m0021305)

World at One 13:00 TUE (m00213h1)

World at One 13:00 WED (m00213vv)

World at One 13:00 THU (m002137f)

World at One 13:00 FRI (m002142z)

Religion & Ethics

Bells on Sunday 05:43 SUN (m00212w8)

Bells on Sunday 00:45 MON (m00212w8)

Beyond Belief 06:05 SUN (m0020xsc)

Beyond Belief 15:30 TUE (m00213h7)

Moral Maze 21:00 SAT (m0020y3j)

Moral Maze 20:00 WED (m00213wf)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 SAT (m0020y8j)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 MON (m00213fm)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 TUE (m0021319)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 WED (m00213jc)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 THU (m00213x2)

Prayer for the Day 05:43 FRI (m002138y)

Sunday Worship 08:10 SUN (m00213d3)

Sunday 07:10 SUN (m00213cx)

Sport: Football

Maisie Adam: The Beautiful Game 23:15 WED (m001n1sr)

Weather

Midnight News 00:00 SAT (m0020y86)

Midnight News 00:00 SUN (m00212vy)

Midnight News 00:00 MON (m00213f9)

Midnight News 00:00 TUE (m002130z)

Midnight News 00:00 WED (m00213j1)

Midnight News 00:00 THU (m00213wr)

Midnight News 00:00 FRI (m002138m)

News and Weather 13:00 SAT (m00212v5)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SAT (m0020y88)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 SAT (m0020y8d)

Shipping Forecast 17:54 SAT (m00212vh)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 SUN (m00212w0)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 SUN (m00212w4)

Shipping Forecast 17:54 SUN (m00213dw)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 MON (m00213fc)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 MON (m00213fh)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 TUE (m0021311)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 TUE (m0021315)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 WED (m00213j3)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 WED (m00213j7)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 THU (m00213wt)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 THU (m00213wy)

Shipping Forecast 00:48 FRI (m002138p)

Shipping Forecast 05:20 FRI (m002138t)

Weather 06:57 SAT (m00212tj)

Weather 12:57 SAT (m00212v3)

Weather 17:57 SAT (m00212vk)

Weather 06:57 SUN (m00213cs)

Weather 07:57 SUN (m00213cz)

Weather 12:57 SUN (m00213df)

Weather 17:57 SUN (m00213dy)

Weather 05:57 MON (m00213fr)

Weather 12:57 MON (m0021303)

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Weather 12:57 FRI (m002142x)