African-American crime writer Attica Locke talks about her latest novel The Cutting Season
BBC World Service
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the biology and origins of the cell.
BBC Radio 4
Uncovering the life and work of a pioneering and under-appreciated British painter.
4/5 Donald Macleod explores some of Coleridge-Taylor's lesser-known music.
BBC Radio 3
News, views, issues, culture and sport from across the north west.
BBC Radio Foyle
Janice Forsyth talks to actor Ray Winstone about The Sweeney.
BBC Radio Scotland
4/10 Juliet Gardiner looks at the most famous futurologist of them all, Nostradamus.
2/7 Poet and novelist Michael Rosen tells Stuart Cosgrove about five favourite books.
Noreen gets money-saving tips on student insurance from Huma Qureshi.
BBC Asian Network
Zadie Smith talks to Mariella Frostrup about her much-anticipated new novel, NW.
Vieux Farka Toure and Idan Raichel have a sumptious album out.
Francine Stock reports from the Toronto Film Festival with Terence Stamp and Roger Michell
With live music from Cuban band Son Yambu, The Catherine Wheel, plus Dame Fanny Waterman.
Uchafbwyntiau gweithgareddau'r Babell Lên yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Bro Morgannwg.
BBC Radio Cymru
Marie-Louise Muir covers film, television, music, books and the visual arts.
BBC Radio Ulster
Downton Abbey returns; Sheridan Smith stars as Hedda Gabler; David Byrne's musical rules.
News, music and entertainment in Hindi/Urdu with Sanjay Sharma.
4/6 Trouble is brewing between Benny and his drummer Gene Krupa and within weeks, he is gone. (R)
BBC Radio 2
In a programme exploring 'the good life', economist Amartya Sen talks to Philip Dodd.
4/5 Julian Jackson focuses on France's involvement in Indo-China - Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. (R)
Clare English celebrates great cultural buildings including the home of the BBC SSO.
Friday 14 September 2012