Marc Riley replays interviews with Boy George and Tom Waits.
BBC Radio 6 Music
5/8 The team tackle the shortages faced by British farmers in 1942. (R)
BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Wales
Toronto painter Phil Richards attempts to create a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. (R)
2/3 Stacey Dooley meets young gay American men going through 'gay conversion therapy'. (R)
5/8 The team tackle the shortages faced by British farmers in 1942.
BBC One Scotland
3/3 A look at how suburban London has been captured on film over time. (R)
4/7 Becky and Chelsea's fun in Corfu is secretly monitored by Becky's strict father Chris. (R)
4/6 Housing officer Cat Towl finds that a tenant has died and his body lain undiscovered. (R)
Alastair Sooke reveals how the Devil's image was created by artists of the Middle Ages. (R)
6/10 In the Home Counties, Jules Hudson looks at the organisation known as Churchill's Toyshop. (R)
Courtney shocks her mum with lurid confessions of unprotected encounters in the park. (R)
Allen Ginsberg first read his poem Howl, in San Francisco in October 1955.
BBC World Service Online
2/2 Joni Mitchell talks to Amanda Ghost about her life and career in music.
2/2 Prof Michael Sandel discusses the philosophy of welfare benefits with a Boston audience.
BBC Radio 4
2/2 What can China's leaders learn from the country's tales of power, honour and violence?
2/5 A look at special offers that are not what they seem and 'helpful' nutritional labelling.
It is 95 years since the October Revolution which led to the creation of the Soviet Union.
9/24 Brett Westwood explores the growing phenomenon of citizen science.
17/20 Thieves loot a family's home but leave behind a vital clue.
2/4 Story of the last album to feature full contributions from Richey James Edwards.
7/15 Leonardo Sciascia created crime stories to depict the power of the Mafia in Sicily.
17/20 Early 17th-century proclamations reveal the impact of the 1603 plague outbreak.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
1/14 Billy Bragg talks to John Wilson about his album 'Talking with the Taxman about Poetry'.
23/26 The nature and wildlife of Britain and Ireland. Looking at life on the hedge. (R)
1/4 Timothy and Shane visit Aberystwyth and find a lovely cove at Porthdinllaen. (R)
Alice Roberts uncovers the story behind the rise and fall of the seaside landlady. (R)
BBC Two Scotland
2/3 How Yellowstone's Indian tribes were displaced to create this great American wilderness. (R)
A woman waits for a lifesaving lung transplant while trying to plan for her wedding. (R)
Ahead of elections for police commissioners, do we need so many separate police forces?
1/4 News on how the wettest summer in 100 years has affected the UK's wildlife.
Actor and writer Mark Gatiss embarks on a chilling voyage through European horror cinema.
1/20 Rona was evacuated in 1922, but the island is now undergoing a steady renaissance. (R)
3/6 A simple task leads to a meltdown, and a late night exercise reduces everyone to tears. (R)
BBC Two Northern Ireland
Revealing how thousands of Britons in 2012 are being forced to turn to charity for food.
Tim Rogers investigates the problem of asbestos in schools.
BBC One Wales
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Wales only
2/2 A look at the golden age of grammar schools in the 1950s and 60s and their sudden demise. (R)
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only
Actor and writer Mark Gatiss embarks on a chilling voyage through European horror cinema. (R)
New York's Brill Building and the Scots connection with Texas, hosted by David Stenhouse.
BBC Radio Scotland
5/6 Officer David Wright is caught between 42-year-old Anne and her upstairs neighbour Jimmy. (R)
1/2 Mickey Dolenz tells the story of Laurel Canyon, home to a diverse range of music stars.
7/10 In London, Jules Hudson meets a volunteer who was a teenage firefighter in the Blitz. (R)
Wednesday 31 October 2012