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Fri Sep 30
World Service

Today 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Today 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Today 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Today 05:43 - 05:45

Spiritual reflection to start the day with Fiona Stewart, a writer who runs a Christian arts charity.

Farming Today

Today 05:45 - 05:58

The Scottish Government wants to create rural visas to allow remote communities to attract people from abroad to work.

Tweet of the Day

Today 05:58 - 06:00

Val Thompson talks about the comfort of seeing pink-footed geese in Norfolk, prompting happy memories of her late husband.

Today

Today 06:00 - 09:00

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

Desert Island Discs

Today 09:00 - 09:45

Jay Blades, presenter and furniture restorer, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury item he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

The Captain's Apprentice by...

Today 09:45 - 10:00

...Caroline Davison. 5/5. Ralph Vaughan Williams reappraises The Captain's Apprentice when disaster strikes.

Woman's Hour

Today 10:00 - 11:00

Is it ever okay to take time off work after a break up? We speak to relationship expert Mel Schilling and blogger Meera Narandan.

Net Zero: A Very British Problem

Today 11:00 - 11:30

The carbon savings we've made so far have been the easy ones. Comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning looks at the changes we need to make in Britain to reach net zero.

Relativity

Today 11:30 - 12:00

4/6. Richard Herring's comedy about family. Starring Alison Steadman, Phil Davies and Richard Herring. A chaotic Snell family Zoom leads to Ken making a noble offer, to much hilarity.

News Summary

Today 12:00 - 12:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Paul Verhoeven's American Future

Today 12:04 - 12:57

Ken Hollings, in the company of director Paul Verhoeven and many of his key collaborators, explores the American futures depicted in Robocop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers.

Weather Forecast

Today 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World at One

Today 13:00 - 13:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Ben Wright.

The Scramble for Rare Earths

Today 13:45 - 14:00

5/5. Misha Glenny explores the world of rare earth metals. In the final episode he hears how Russia's interest in Ukraine might be partially motivated by its huge mineral deposits.

The Archers

Today 14:00 - 14:15

Chelsea faces the music, and Eddie pushes his luck.

One Five Seven Years

Today 14:15 - 14:45

2/5. Alternative reality drama. Extended Life Syndrome (ELS) is a rare genetic condition that makes some people live twice as long. But would you want it? Now think again. Would you?

Living With The Gods

Today 14:45 - 15:00

Neil MacGregor considers the attempts of post-revolutionary France and the USSR to exist without religion - and asks if one set of shared beliefs needs to be replaced by another.

Gardeners' Question Time

Today 15:00 - 15:45

Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts.

Short Works

Today 15:45 - 16:00

A powerful and poetic new story for radio from the highly acclaimed novelist behind the 2021 breakthrough debut, little scratch. Read by the author.

Last Word

Today 16:00 - 16:30

Matthew Bannister on author Dame Hilary Mantel, ex-offender John McVicar, classicist Joyce Reynolds and musician Paul Sartin.

More or Less

Today 16:30 - 17:00

Did 4.1 billion people really watch the Queen's funeral and how worried should we be about the steep falls in the pound?

PM

Today 17:00 - 18:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Today 18:00 - 18:30

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

The News Quiz

Today 18:30 - 19:00

3/6. Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. This week he's in Liverpool and is joined by Eleanor Tiernan, Adam Rowe, Stephen Bailey and Sonia Sodha.

The Archers

Today 19:00 - 19:15

Will Jill smell a rat, and Alan seeks divine inspiration.

Screenshot

Today 19:15 - 20:00

Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode take a look at the kaleidoscopic world of the moving image.

Any Questions?

Today 20:00 - 20:50

Jonny Dymond presents political debate and discussion from Ringwood School in Hampshire with a panel including Dame Arlene Foster of the DUP, and the SNP's Stephen Flynn MP.

A Point of View

Today 20:50 - 21:00

A weekly reflection on a topical issue from a range of contributors.

Bhopal

Today 21:00 - 22:00

The story of the journalist Rajkumar Keswani, who foretold the world's worst industrial accident in the Indian city of Bhopal in 1984. Unfortunately, nobody believed him.

The World Tonight

Today 22:00 - 22:45

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.

Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

Today 22:45 - 23:00

10/10. The new novel by the Women's Prize-shortlisted author of A Thousand Ships. Read by Susannah Fielding. Ep 10 of 10 - Perseus uses the head of Medusa to deadly effect.

The Exorcist

Today 23:00 - 00:00

1/2. A priest is called in when a 12-year-old girl appears to be possessed by an overwhelming demonic force. William Peter Blatty's horror classic. Contains strong language.

Sat Oct 01
Midnight News

Tomorrow 00:00 - 00:30

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

The Captain's Apprentice by...

Tomorrow 00:30 - 00:48

...Caroline Davison. 5/5. Ralph Vaughan Williams reappraises The Captain's Apprentice when disaster strikes.

Shipping Forecast

Tomorrow 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

World Service

Tomorrow 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Tomorrow 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Tomorrow 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Tomorrow 05:43 - 05:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Rabbi Warren Elf.

Four Thought

Tomorrow 05:45 - 06:00

Crime writer Amit Dhand offers solutions to tackle integration, especially in his home city of Bradford.

News, Weather and Papers

Tomorrow 06:00 - 06:07

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

Ramblings

Tomorrow 06:07 - 06:30

Ten years ago Zaheer Khalil started a walking group after noticing how he and his friends were starting to become overwhelmed by the stresses of work and life.

Farming Today This Week

Tomorrow 06:30 - 06:57

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Weather Forecast

Tomorrow 06:57 - 07:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

Today

Tomorrow 07:00 - 09:00

Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Saturday Live

Tomorrow 09:00 - 10:30

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

You're Dead to Me

Tomorrow 10:30 - 11:00

Greg Jenner is joined by historian Professor Tineke D'Haeseleer and comedian Evelyn Mok in medieval China to explore the Tang Dynasty.

From Our Own Correspondent

Tomorrow 11:00 - 11:30

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world.

Money Box Live

Tomorrow 11:30 - 12:30

On the day energy bills rise, we've got a special hour-long edition of Money Box focusing on the cost of living.

The News Quiz

Tomorrow 12:30 - 12:57

3/6. Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. This week he's in Liverpool and is joined by Eleanor Tiernan, Adam Rowe, Stephen Bailey and Sonia Sodha.

Weather Forecast

Tomorrow 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

News Bulletin

Tomorrow 13:00 - 13:10

The latest national and international news and weather reports from BBC Radio 4.

Any Questions?

Tomorrow 13:10 - 14:00

Jonny Dymond presents political debate and discussion from Ringwood School in Hampshire with a panel including Dame Arlene Foster of the DUP, and the SNP's Stephen Flynn MP.

Any Answers?

Tomorrow 14:00 - 14:45

Have your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions?

39 Ways to Save the Planet

Tomorrow 14:45 - 15:00

Tom Heap considers how changing the menus in schools, hospitals and the armed forces could help in the fight against climate change.

Spice

Tomorrow 15:00 - 16:00

Drama from the frontline where lab-made drugs hit the streets with devastating effects. Made in collaboration with verbatim theatre company LUNG. With strong language. Contains strong language.

Weekend Woman's Hour

Tomorrow 16:00 - 17:00

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week.

Saturday PM

Tomorrow 17:00 - 17:30

Full coverage of the day's news.

Political Thinking

Tomorrow 17:30 - 17:54

Nick Robinson has a conversation with, not an interrogation of, the people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.

Shipping Forecast

Tomorrow 17:54 - 17:57

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Weather Forecast

Tomorrow 17:57 - 18:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

Six O'Clock News

Tomorrow 18:00 - 18:15

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Loose Ends

Tomorrow 18:15 - 19:00

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Anthony Horowitz, Melissa Thompson, James Yorkston and Sh!t Theatre for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Profile

Tomorrow 19:00 - 19:15

An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines.

This Cultural Life

Tomorrow 19:15 - 20:00

Actor and former MP Glenda Jackson reveals the influences and experiences that inspired her work on stage and screen.

Kate Bush: The Power of Strange...

Tomorrow 20:00 - 21:00

...Things. Like many teenagers, music critic Ann Powers was 'saved' by Kate Bush's musical embrace of the wild and wonderful. Ann pays tribute now, at the moment of Kate's renewed fame.

The Corrupted

Tomorrow 21:00 - 21:45

8/10. Third series of the criminal family saga, based on GF Newman's novel. Joseph (Toby Jones) is recovering from a burst ulcer and is desperate to get back to work.

Joe Smith and His Waxworks

Tomorrow 21:45 - 22:00

3/3. Uncle Joe describes the execution of King Charles I and the love life of Bluff King Hal in his own inimitable way - with little regard for historical accuracy.

News Bulletin

Tomorrow 22:00 - 22:15

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Bringing Up Britain

Tomorrow 22:15 - 23:00

3/4. The week, our guest Hannah wonders how she should talk about food with her kids in the face of mixed messages about body image and obesity.

Brain Of Britain

Tomorrow 23:00 - 23:30

Russell Davies is in the chair as four more contenders take part in the prestigious general knowledge quiz.

I See You: Poetry, Porn and Me

Tomorrow 23:30 - 00:00

Poet Helen Mort reclaims her voice by reflecting on her experience of deepfake pornography and the journey to come to terms with being a victim.

Sun Oct 02
Midnight News

Sunday 00:00 - 00:15

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

Living with the Gods

Sunday 00:15 - 00:30

Neil MacGregor considers the attempts of post-revolutionary France and the USSR to exist without religion - and asks if one set of shared beliefs needs to be replaced by another.

Short Works

Sunday 00:30 - 00:48

A powerful and poetic new story for radio from the highly acclaimed novelist behind the 2021 breakthrough debut, little scratch. Read by the author.

Shipping Forecast

Sunday 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

World Service

Sunday 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Sunday 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Sunday 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Bells on Sunday

Sunday 05:43 - 05:45

Bells on Sunday comes from St Nicolas Parish Church, Witham in Essex.

Profile

Sunday 05:45 - 06:00

An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines.

News Summary

Sunday 06:00 - 06:05

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Something Understood

Sunday 06:05 - 06:35

Rabbi Julia Neuberger discusses the complexities of our relationship with food - spiritual and secular. How should we deal with the staff of life?

Natural Histories

Sunday 06:35 - 06:57

Aristotle described them as the 'intestines of the earth'. They captivated Charles Darwin. Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the earthworm. From 2017.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 06:57 - 07:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

News and Sunday Papers

Sunday 07:00 - 07:10

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

Sunday

Sunday 07:10 - 07:54

A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week.

The Radio 4 Appeal

Sunday 07:54 - 07:57

Actor Timothy Spall makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf ChildHope UK.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 07:57 - 08:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

News and Sunday Papers

Sunday 08:00 - 08:10

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

Sunday Worship

Sunday 08:10 - 08:48

A service live from Cardiff's Tabernacle Church reflecting on the Bible's message of hope in times of trouble. Led by the Revd Dr Rosa Hunt, minister of the chapel.

A Point of View

Sunday 08:48 - 08:58

A weekly reflection on a topical issue from a range of contributors.

Tweet of the Day

Sunday 08:58 - 09:00

For wildlife sound recordist Geoff Sample the strange sound of Dupont's lark is something of an enigma, as despite recording half a dozen birds he has never actually seen one.

Broadcasting House

Sunday 09:00 - 10:00

The Sunday morning news magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.

The Archers Omnibus

Sunday 10:00 - 11:15

Emotions run high for one Ambridge resident and the past returns to haunt Clarrie.

Desert Island Discs

Sunday 11:15 - 12:00

Dr Waheed Arian, radiologist and charity founder, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury item he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

News Summary

Sunday 12:00 - 12:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Mark Steel's In Town

Sunday 12:04 - 12:32

6/6. Mark Steel visits Paris in France and performs a bespoke stand-up show for a local audience. 6/6.

The Food Programme

Sunday 12:32 - 12:57

Leyla Kazim shares inspiring stories of community giving during the cost of living crisis.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World This Weekend

Sunday 13:00 - 13:30

Radio 4's look at the week's big stories from both home and around the world.

The Coming Storm

Sunday 13:30 - 14:00

4/8. The battle for reality. Gabriel Gatehouse investigates.

Gardeners' Question Time

Sunday 14:00 - 14:45

Kathy Clugston hosts the horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts.

What Really Happened in the...

Sunday 14:45 - 15:00

...Nineties?. Was Gorbachev really promised that Nato would not move one inch east in talks about Germany's re-unification in 1990?

Eleanor Rising

Sunday 15:00 - 16:00

2/2. Shaun McKenna's gripping drama about the young Eleanor of Aquitaine returns. Despite her best efforts Eleanor is still trapped in an unhappy marriage to King Louis of France.

Bookclub

Sunday 16:00 - 16:30

Curtis Sittenfeld joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to answer questions about American Wife, her novel inspired by the life of Laura Bush.

The Frost Tapes

Sunday 16:30 - 17:00

From his days as a young champion, to his political activism, to his days as an entertainer. These intimate interviews trace how a simple Kentucky kid became The Greatest.

File on 4

Sunday 17:00 - 17:40

'Isobel' tells File on 4 she is still being abused by a grooming gang - despite going to the police and Home Office for help.

Profile

Sunday 17:40 - 17:54

An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines.

Shipping Forecast

Sunday 17:54 - 17:57

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 17:57 - 18:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

Six O'Clock News

Sunday 18:00 - 18:15

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Pick of the Week

Sunday 18:15 - 19:00

A selection of highlights from the past week on BBC radio.

The Archers

Sunday 19:00 - 19:15

What on earth is Kirsty hanging on the washing line? Pip needs an urgent favour.

Now You're Asking with Marian...

Sunday 19:15 - 19:45

...Keyes and Tara Flynn. Marian and Tara are back to tackle their listeners' problems.

The Performance of My Life

Sunday 19:45 - 20:00

In Sir Henry's Last Night by Roy Apps, Hugh Ross is the 19th century actor Sir Henry Irving, who has just embarked on what is to become his final appearance on the stage.

News Summary

Sunday 20:00 - 20:02

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

More or Less

Sunday 20:02 - 20:30

Did 4.1 billion people really watch the Queen's funeral and how worried should we be about the steep falls in the pound?

Last Word

Sunday 20:30 - 21:00

Matthew Bannister on author Dame Hilary Mantel, ex-offender John McVicar, classicist Joyce Reynolds and musician Paul Sartin.

Money Box Live

Sunday 21:00 - 21:25

On the day energy bills rise, we've got a special hour-long edition of Money Box focusing on the cost of living.

The Radio 4 Appeal

Sunday 21:25 - 21:30

Actor Timothy Spall makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf ChildHope UK.

Great Lives

Sunday 21:30 - 22:00

The playwright Bonnie Greer nominates seven women from Jamaica who were executed in 1865 after the Morant Bay Rebellion, which caused an uproar in Britain.

The Westminster Hour

Sunday 22:00 - 23:00

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.

Loose Ends

Sunday 23:00 - 23:30

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Anthony Horowitz, Melissa Thompson, James Yorkston and Sh!t Theatre for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Something Understood

Sunday 23:30 - 00:00

Rabbi Julia Neuberger discusses the complexities of our relationship with food - spiritual and secular. How should we deal with the staff of life?

Mon Oct 03
Midnight News

Monday 00:00 - 00:15

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

Thinking Allowed

Monday 00:15 - 00:45

Laurie Taylor asks if we have become a more orderly, rule-bound society and explores the history of rules and regulations.

Bells on Sunday

Monday 00:45 - 00:48

Bells on Sunday comes from St Nicolas Parish Church, Witham in Essex.

Shipping Forecast

Monday 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

World Service

Monday 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Monday 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Monday 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Monday 05:43 - 05:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Rabbi Warren Elf.

Farming Today

Monday 05:45 - 05:56

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Weather for Farmers

Monday 05:56 - 05:58

The latest weather forecast for farmers.

Tweet of the Day

Monday 05:58 - 06:00

Conversational voices of those who listen to and are inspired by birds. Naturalist and environmentalist Chris Baines watches nuthatches in his garden.

Today

Monday 06:00 - 09:00

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

Start the Week

Monday 09:00 - 09:45

Adam Wagner, Isabel Hardman, Tim Bale and Annalisa Piras discuss whether Britain's parliamentary democracy is under threat and how it compares to Italy, with Kirsty Wark.

How to Steal a Trillion

Monday 09:45 - 10:00

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode, he traces its origins back to a moment of inspiration in the 1950s City.

Woman's Hour

Monday 10:00 - 11:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Room 5

Monday 11:00 - 11:30

'When I wasn't high, I felt very sad and very scared.' Twenty years on, Gavanndra is struggling to make sense of a childhood trauma.Then she meets a psychologist who has an idea.

The Bottom Line

Monday 11:30 - 12:00

When is a profit excess and if so should we impose a windfall tax to restore economic equilibrium? Can recently announced tax cuts incentivise business growth? With Evan Davis.

News Summary

Monday 12:00 - 12:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

You and Yours

Monday 12:04 - 12:57

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

Weather Forecast

Monday 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World at One

Monday 13:00 - 13:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.

The Boy in the Woods

Monday 13:45 - 14:00

The Boy in the Woods: why it took more than twenty years to track down a killer. Winifred Robinson investigates a case that's stayed with her for more than half her working life.

The Archers

Monday 14:00 - 14:15

What on earth is Kirsty hanging on the washing line? Pip needs an urgent favour.

This Cultural Life

Monday 14:15 - 15:00

Actor and former MP Glenda Jackson reveals the influences and experiences that inspired her work on stage and screen.

Brain of Britain

Monday 15:00 - 15:30

Russell Davies puts general knowledge questions to another four contenders for the title Brain of Britain 2022.

The Food Programme

Monday 15:30 - 16:00

Leyla Kazim shares inspiring stories of community giving during the cost of living crisis.

Peter Greenaway - Painting with...

Monday 16:00 - 16:30

...Film. An immersive encounter with iconic and controversial film-maker Peter Greenaway. Marking his 80th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his debut feature, The Draughtsman's Contract.

Beyond Belief

Monday 16:30 - 17:00

Beyond Belief began in January 2002, months after the 9/11 attacks. In his final programme as presenter, Ernie Rea reflects on the evolving role of faith in today's world.

PM

Monday 17:00 - 18:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Monday 18:00 - 18:30

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

It's a Fair Cop

Monday 18:30 - 19:00

1/6. Ever taken something from the workplace? highlighter, loo roll, tea? What about high end phones? Copper turned comic, Alfie Moore solves the mystery of the disappearing devices.

The Archers

Monday 19:00 - 19:15

A very happy 92nd birthday, Jill! Toby reflects on his greatest achievement.

Front Row

Monday 19:15 - 20:00

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music.

Back Seat Drivers

Monday 20:00 - 20:30

Steven Fielding explores the role of ex-prime ministers, with the help of politicians, journalists and political advisers. Can they ever come back? And if not, what should they do?

Analysis

Monday 20:30 - 21:00

Is it ever worth joining a protest march? Professor James Tilley finds out how they affect politicians and voters.

Wild Inside

Monday 21:00 - 21:30

Ben Garrod and Jess French unravel the internal secrets to success of the cheetah as it straddles a fine line between speed and stamina in the quest for survival.

Start the Week

Monday 21:30 - 22:00

Adam Wagner, Isabel Hardman, Tim Bale and Annalisa Piras discuss whether Britain's parliamentary democracy is under threat and how it compares to Italy, with Kirsty Wark.

The World Tonight

Monday 22:00 - 22:45

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.

Stories From Ukraine

Monday 22:45 - 23:00

A young couple spend their weekends discovering the quirks of their country that make it 'The' Ukraine. Written by Artem Chapeye. Translated by Zenia Tompkins.

Techno: A Social History

Monday 23:00 - 23:30

2/3. For 40 years, techno has been the beating heart of social movements all over the world. What makes it the perfect music to accompany radical ideas? DJ Ash Lauryn investigates.

Music Made in the Middle

Monday 23:30 - 00:00

2/2. Birmingham-born and raised singer Jamelia continues her two-part exploration of the music made in her native West Midlands.

Tue Oct 04
Midnight News

Tuesday 00:00 - 00:30

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

How To Steal A Trillion

Tuesday 00:30 - 00:48

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode, he traces its origins back to a moment of inspiration in the 1950s City.

Shipping Forecast

Tuesday 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

World Service

Tuesday 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Tuesday 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Tuesday 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Tuesday 05:43 - 05:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Rabbi Warren Elf.

Farming Today

Tuesday 05:45 - 05:58

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Tweet of the Day

Tuesday 05:58 - 06:00

Dave Leech from the British Trust for Ornithology describes his excitement at finding a water rail nest after three years of searching.

Today

Tuesday 06:00 - 09:00

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

The Life Scientific

Tuesday 09:00 - 09:30

Jim Al-Khalili meets Tim Lamont, a young ecologist making waves restoring coral reefs.

One to One

Tuesday 09:30 - 09:45

Can procrastination expert Dr Piers Steel help Times columnist James Marriott overcome his self-sabotaging tendency? Or at least work out what type of procrastinator he is?

How to Steal a Trillion

Tuesday 09:45 - 10:00

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode - the vital role of the remnants of Empire, and of the Crown Dependencies.

Woman's Hour

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Wild Inside

Tuesday 11:00 - 11:30

Ben Garrod and Jess French delve beneath the feathery plumage of the grey grey owl to unravel the mystery of its powerful ability to silently detect and ambush unsuspecting prey.

Icon

Tuesday 11:30 - 12:00

An exploration of celebrity culture in the last 70 years through facets of Elizabeth Taylor's life.

News Summary

Tuesday 12:00 - 12:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Call You and Yours

Tuesday 12:04 - 12:57

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

Weather Forecast

Tuesday 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World at One

Tuesday 13:00 - 13:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.

The Boy in the Woods

Tuesday 13:45 - 14:00

Police spread out across the estate and begin searching for clues about what's happened to six-year-old Rikki Neave. Stunned neighbours try and piece things together themselves.

The Archers

Tuesday 14:00 - 14:15

A very happy 92nd birthday, Jill! Toby reflects on his greatest achievement.

About a Dog

Tuesday 14:15 - 15:00

Danny looks out for his cousin Lee, but Lee doesn't make it easy, and when Danny finally has to go to the police, they don't seem very keen to help either. Set in rural Suffolk.

Short Cuts

Tuesday 15:00 - 15:30

Recurring dreams, tarot cards and a message from the universe - Josie Long presents short documentaries about symbols and signs.

Costing the Earth

Tuesday 15:30 - 16:00

Tom Heap investigates the impact pet dogs are having on wildlife, habitats and the climate.

Once Upon a Time

Tuesday 16:00 - 16:30

From Charlotte's Web to the present day, a look at how children's literature tackles loss and grief. What can we learn from children themselves?

A Good Read

Tuesday 16:30 - 17:00

Two writers, who between them cover crime, football and music, talk about their favourite books, on subjects including a disintegrating marriage and the ethics of journalism.

PM

Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Tuesday 18:00 - 18:30

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Michael Spicer: Before Next Door

Tuesday 18:30 - 19:00

4/4. A panel show run-through makes the Room Next Door Man question his potential for comedy success, just as the work-restructuring process brings surprising news.

The Archers

Tuesday 19:00 - 19:15

The Grundys look forward to new arrivals, and Helen's concerned about the neighbours.

Front Row

Tuesday 19:15 - 20:00

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music.

File on 4

Tuesday 20:00 - 20:40

Paul Kenyon investigates the UK's large-scale recruitment of foreign doctors from countries that have the greatest need to retain their medical personnel.

In Touch

Tuesday 20:40 - 21:00

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

Inside Health

Tuesday 21:00 - 21:30

What sewage tells us about human health.

The Life Scientific

Tuesday 21:30 - 22:00

Jim Al-Khalili meets Tim Lamont, a young ecologist making waves restoring coral reefs.

The World Tonight

Tuesday 22:00 - 22:45

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.

Stories From Ukraine

Tuesday 22:45 - 23:00

With cross-country adventure finding what makes 'The' Ukraine behind him, a young Ukrainian must face up to loss and how to find beauty. Written by Artem Chapeye.

Fortunately

Tuesday 23:00 - 23:30

Fi and Jane choose their favourite listener emails from the past month.

I Was Georgia O'Keeffe's Five...

Tuesday 23:30 - 00:00

...Year Companion. Andrew McGibbon talks to author Margaret Wood, who worked for the artist Georgia O'Keeffe - the Mother of American Modernism - as companion, chef and caregiver in her final years.

Wed Oct 05
Midnight News

Wednesday 00:00 - 00:30

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

How to Steal a Trillion

Wednesday 00:30 - 00:48

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode - the vital role of the remnants of Empire, and of the Crown Dependencies.

Shipping Forecast

Wednesday 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

World Service

Wednesday 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Wednesday 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Wednesday 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Wednesday 05:43 - 05:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Rabbi Warren Elf.

Farming Today

Wednesday 05:45 - 05:58

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Tweet of the Day

Wednesday 05:58 - 06:00

Wildlife cameraman Nigel Bean on the water rail for Tweet of the Day.

Today

Wednesday 06:00 - 09:00

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

More or Less

Wednesday 09:00 - 09:30

Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life.

One Dish

Wednesday 09:30 - 09:45

An unassuming savoury delight - Phil introduces Andi to his favourite classic Malaysian noodle dish.

How to Steal a Trillion

Wednesday 09:45 - 10:00

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode: the arrival of the oligarchs.

Woman's Hour

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Back Seat Drivers

Wednesday 11:00 - 11:30

Steven Fielding explores the role of ex-prime ministers, with the help of politicians, journalists and political advisers. Can they ever come back? And if not, what should they do?

Meet David Sedaris

Wednesday 11:30 - 12:00

2/6. A special series of essays and diary entries recorded at the home of the world-renowned storyteller. This week: Unbuttoned.

News Summary

Wednesday 12:00 - 12:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

You and Yours

Wednesday 12:04 - 12:57

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

Weather Forecast

Wednesday 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World at One

Wednesday 13:00 - 13:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.

The Boy in the Woods

Wednesday 13:45 - 14:00

The rumours flow thick and fast as stunned neighbours try and make sense of what's happened. Meanwhile, Rikki's grieving father appeals for public help in catching his son's killer.

The Archers

Wednesday 14:00 - 14:15

The Grundys look forward to new arrivals, and Helen's concerned about the neighbours.

Heartstrings

Wednesday 14:15 - 15:00

Kate arrives at a cottage on the Norfolk coast to finish her novel, with boyfriend in tow. Cracks widen in their relationship as reality and fiction become dangerously blurred.

Money Box Live

Wednesday 15:00 - 15:30

A panel of experts answer calls on personal finance.

Inside Health

Wednesday 15:30 - 16:00

What sewage tells us about human health.

Thinking Allowed

Wednesday 16:00 - 16:30

Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works.

The Media Show

Wednesday 16:30 - 17:00

Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media.

PM

Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Wednesday 18:00 - 18:30

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Whatever Next with Miles Jupp

Wednesday 18:30 - 19:00

2/4. A free-wheeling, whimsical sketch show slipping between the real and imagined, with Miles Jupp and special guests.

The Archers

Wednesday 19:00 - 19:15

Has Kenton been taken for a fool? Leonard is feeling fastidious.

Front Row

Wednesday 19:15 - 20:00

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music.

Bringing Up Britain

Wednesday 20:00 - 20:45

4/4. Anjula Mutanda helps one parent explore Gentle Parenting.

Four Thought

Wednesday 20:45 - 21:00

When Lizi Jackson-Barrett developed alopecia in her 40s, she learned to accept it, found a self-confidence she'd been looking all her life and now wants others to rethink beauty.

Costing the Earth

Wednesday 21:00 - 21:30

Tom Heap investigates the impact pet dogs are having on wildlife, habitats and the climate.

The Media Show

Wednesday 21:30 - 22:00

Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media.

The World Tonight

Wednesday 22:00 - 22:45

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.

Stories From Ukraine

Wednesday 22:45 - 23:00

Ukrainian reporters despair of an American photographer who treats the 2014 Odesa Clashes as the perfect photo op. Written by Kateryna Babinka.

The Hauntening

Wednesday 23:00 - 23:15

1/4. A modern ghost story where Tom Neenan discovers what horrors lurk in our apps. In this episode, a celebrity birthday message from Joanna Lumley turns into a terrifying gift for Tom.

The Skewer

Wednesday 23:15 - 23:30

4/7. Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning Skewer continues to twist itself into current affairs.

I Was Basquiat's Partner in Noise

Wednesday 23:30 - 00:00

Andrew McGibbon talks to Michael Holman, a close friend of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who asked Michael to form an art-house noise group called Gray in 1979.

Thu Oct 06
Midnight News

Thursday 00:00 - 00:30

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

How To Steal A Trillion

Thursday 00:30 - 00:48

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode: the arrival of the oligarchs.

Shipping Forecast

Thursday 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

World Service

Thursday 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Thursday 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Thursday 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Thursday 05:43 - 05:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Rabbi Warren Elf.

Farming Today

Thursday 05:45 - 05:58

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Tweet of the Day

Thursday 05:58 - 06:00

Wildlife sound recordist Gary Moore describes the elation of tracking down notoriously elusive golden pheasants and seeing one basking in sunshine posing for a mate.

Today

Thursday 06:00 - 09:00

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

In Our Time

Thursday 09:00 - 09:45

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the growth and great military and financial strength of the famous order whose knights had a mission to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land.

How to Steal a Trillion

Thursday 09:45 - 10:00

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode, Oliver explores how, in recent years, the state has struggled to stop it.

Woman's Hour

Thursday 10:00 - 11:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

From Our Own Correspondent

Thursday 11:00 - 11:30

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world.

Live in Kyiv: Comedy from a War...

Thursday 11:30 - 12:00

...Zone. How does war affect comedy? Ukrainian comedian Anton Tymoshenko explores how his job has changed since his country was invaded.

News Summary

Thursday 12:00 - 12:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

You and Yours

Thursday 12:04 - 12:32

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

All Consuming

Thursday 12:32 - 12:57

Exploring our culture of consumption through products that have changed the world.

Weather Forecast

Thursday 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World at One

Thursday 13:00 - 13:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.

The Boy in the Woods

Thursday 13:45 - 14:00

Police officers split into teams and begin interrogating their main suspect in the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave. The questions are relentless as they hone in on his home life.

The Archers

Thursday 14:00 - 14:15

Has Kenton been taken for a fool? Leonard is feeling fastidious.

In Moderation

Thursday 14:15 - 15:00

by Katie Bonna. Aisling Loftus stars as Esther who takes a job as a content moderator and finds herself in a world far darker than she imagined.

Ramblings

Thursday 15:00 - 15:27

In the last of the current series, Clare is invited to join musician and songwriter Harriet Thomas on a walk in West Sussex.

The Radio 4 Appeal

Thursday 15:27 - 15:30

Actor Timothy Spall makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf ChildHope UK.

Bookclub

Thursday 15:30 - 16:00

Curtis Sittenfeld joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to answer questions about American Wife, her novel inspired by the life of Laura Bush.

Made of Stronger Stuff

Thursday 16:00 - 16:30

Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body and find out there's much more to tears than meets the eye.

BBC Inside Science

Thursday 16:30 - 17:00

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

PM

Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Thursday 18:00 - 18:30

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out

Thursday 18:30 - 19:00

3/4. Gemma Arrowsmith has a new sketch show on Radio 4, but will she be able to host it herself? Newscast's Adam Fleming is drafted in to give some gravitas to proceedings.

The Archers

Thursday 19:00 - 19:15

Is it really time to call time at the Bull? One young person needs to talk.

Front Row

Thursday 19:15 - 20:00

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music.

The Briefing Room

Thursday 20:00 - 20:30

David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.

The Bottom Line

Thursday 20:30 - 21:00

Evan Davis chairs a round table discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.

BBC Inside Science

Thursday 21:00 - 21:30

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

In Our Time

Thursday 21:30 - 22:00

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the growth and great military and financial strength of the famous order whose knights had a mission to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land.

The World Tonight

Thursday 22:00 - 22:45

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.

Stories from Ukraine

Thursday 22:45 - 23:00

Teenager and probably genius poet Olesia is in love, but to her horror, the object of her affection doesn't fit the pop star mold. Written by Natalka Sniadanko.

Your Place or Mine

Thursday 23:00 - 23:30

Sophia shares the fairytale streets of Granada with Shaun.

I Was Sylvia Robinson's Chief...

Thursday 23:30 - 00:00

...Recording Engineer. Andrew McGibbon talks to Allan Tucker, recording engineer to rap pioneer Sylvia Robinson.

Fri Oct 07
Midnight News

Friday 00:00 - 00:30

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

How to Steal a Trillion

Friday 00:30 - 00:48

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's vital role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this episode, Oliver explores how, in recent years, the state has struggled to stop it.

Shipping Forecast

Friday 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

World Service

Friday 01:00 - 05:20

BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of news and current affairs, arts and science programmes from the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Friday 05:20 - 05:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Friday 05:30 - 05:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Friday 05:43 - 05:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Rabbi Warren Elf.

Farming Today

Friday 05:45 - 05:58

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Tweet of the Day

Friday 05:58 - 06:00

Former Stornoway band member Brian Briggs with his own story of the Manx shearwater, known as the 'devil bird'.

Today

Friday 06:00 - 09:00

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

Desert Island Discs

Friday 09:00 - 09:45

Dr Waheed Arian, radiologist and charity founder, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury item he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

How to Steal a Trillion

Friday 09:45 - 10:00

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this final episode, Oliver asks why attempts to stop this have failed, and what might work.

Woman's Hour

Friday 10:00 - 11:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Net Zero: A Very British Problem

Friday 11:00 - 11:30

The carbon savings we've made so far have been the easy ones. Comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning looks at the changes we need to make in Britain to reach net zero.

Relativity

Friday 11:30 - 12:00

5/6. Richard Herring's comedy about family. Starring Alison Steadman, Phil Davies and Richard Herring. Ian recuperates with the help of nostalgic children's television theme tunes.

News Summary

Friday 12:00 - 12:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Kate Bush: The Power of Strange...

Friday 12:04 - 12:57

...Things. Like many teenagers, music critic Ann Powers was 'saved' by Kate Bush's musical embrace of the wild and wonderful. Ann pays tribute now, at the moment of Kate's renewed fame.

Weather Forecast

Friday 12:57 - 13:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World at One

Friday 13:00 - 13:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Edward Stourton.

The Boy in the Woods

Friday 13:45 - 14:00

Rikki's murder is making headlines across the UK and even further afield and everyone seems to have a view on which way the court case will go. They all want to see justice done.

The Archers

Friday 14:00 - 14:15

Is it really time to call time at the Bull? One young person needs to talk.

One Five Seven Years

Friday 14:15 - 14:45

3/5. Alternative reality drama. Extended Life Syndrome (ELS) is a rare genetic condition that makes some people live twice as long. But would you want it? Now think again. Would you?

Living with the Gods

Friday 14:45 - 15:00

Neil MacGregor on beliefs that have been outlawed because they have been perceived as a threat to the state, including Christians in 17th-century Japan and the Huguenots in France.

Gardeners' Question Time

Friday 15:00 - 15:45

Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts.

Short Works

Friday 15:45 - 16:00

From her home on a hill, an elderly woman watches the hurling pitch where her great-nephew trains with his teammates. Written by Bernie McGill.

Last Word

Friday 16:00 - 16:30

Matthew Bannister tells the life stories of people who have recently died, from the rich and famous to the unsung but significant.

More or Less

Friday 16:30 - 17:00

Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life.

PM

Friday 17:00 - 18:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Friday 18:00 - 18:30

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

The News Quiz

Friday 18:30 - 19:00

4/6. Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Joining him this week are panellists including Susie McCabe and Glenn Moore.

The Archers

Friday 19:00 - 19:15

Pip offers some personal advice. And has the peace been shattered for Helen?

Add to Playlist

Friday 19:15 - 20:00

Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye open the new series with studio guests Songwriter Richard Stilgoe and harpist Alina Bzhezhinska as they choose the first five tracks.

Any Questions?

Friday 20:00 - 20:50

Jonny Dymond presents political debate and discussion from West Peckham Village Hall in Kent with a panel including Madeline Grant.

A Point of View

Friday 20:50 - 21:00

A weekly reflection on a topical issue from a range of contributors.

The Boy in the Woods

Friday 21:00 - 22:00

In this special omnibus edition you can join Winifred Robinson as she investigates what happened to six-year-old Rikki Neave, who went missing from his Peterborough home in 1994.

The World Tonight

Friday 22:00 - 22:45

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.

Stories From Ukraine

Friday 22:45 - 23:00

Having found herself in love with someone who looks nothing like George Michael, Olesia must take drastic action to avoid becoming a social pariah. Written by Natalka Sniadanko.

The Exorcist

Friday 23:00 - 00:00

2/2. Father Karras is increasingly convinced a 12-year old girl is being possessed and needs an exorcist. Stars Robert Glenister, Alexandra Mathie and Lydia Wilson. Contains strong language.

Sat Oct 08
Midnight News

Saturday 00:00 - 00:30

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

How To Steal A Trillion

Saturday 00:30 - 00:48

Oliver Bullough traces Britain's role in the growth of 'offshore' money laundering. In this final episode, Oliver asks why attempts to stop this have failed, and what might work.

Shipping Forecast

Saturday 00:48 - 01:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.