2/5 Anna Maxwell Martin reads a new biography of groundbreaking politican Nancy Astor.
BBC Radio 4
An unlikely road movie featuring an Israeli fighter pilot and a young Palestinian refugee.
BBC World Service
Libby Purves meets Michael Palin and Kathy Reichs.
3/5 By Adrian Fort. New biography of groundbreaking and inspirational politician Nancy Astor.
BBC Radio 4 FM only
News, views, issues, culture and sport from across the north west.
BBC Radio Foyle
1/2 Na guthan seinn ro bhinn a choisinn buinn òir aig Mòdan Dhùn Omhain.
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
7/8 Christopher Brookmyre speaks to comedian Marcus Brigstocke about his life and writing.
BBC Radio Scotland
8/20 The life of London's apprentices and Shakespeare's groundlings told through a woollen cap.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Desi music, Bollywood news and entertainment with Waqas Saeed sitting in for Noreen Khan.
BBC Asian Network
Fifty monologues from leading US playwrights, on what America means to them
The latest on the Savile row. Plus 'Seen but not heard: How women make front page news'.
Rhaglen yn cynnwys darnau o'r archif gyda John Hardy. (R)
BBC Radio Cymru
Marie-Louise Muir covers film, television, music, books and the visual arts.
BBC Radio Ulster
Artist Sue Williams tells Nicola Heywood Thomas about The Big Draw.
BBC Radio Wales
Hollywood costumes from Oz to Avatar; rock documentaries; Damien Hirst's harbour sculpture
The Route Back Home conference, poems from Robert Dinsmoor & Ian Burrows on the RSPBA.
Soweto Kinch explores the profound impressions Miles Davis made on his fellow artists.
BBC Radio 3
Rabina Khan calls for a new definition of multiculturalism which avoids simplistic labels.
Pete Best celebrates the venue where the Beatles enjoyed residency before the Cavern Club.
BBC Radio 2
Philip Dodd on 1922, Hollywood Costume, The End of Men, and climate change.
1/2 Na guthan seinn ro bhinn a choisinn buinn òir aig Mòdan Dhùn Omhain. (R)
3/30 Rowan Williams focuses on St Augustine, the first-ever Archbishop of Canterbury.
Thursday 18 October 2012