4/5 While the Chinese peasants starved, the county cadres focused on grain procurement quotas.
BBC Radio 4
A portrait of life in a rebel-held town in northern Syria
BBC World Service
5/5 Mao's support of the system of communal kitchens exacerbates China's famine disaster.
BBC Radio 4 FM only
Dè bh' anns na naidheachdan air a' Ghaidhealtachd o chionn 100 bliadhna?
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
10/15 Andrea Camilleri's crimes stories depict corruption, politics and power in Italy.
20/20 How Shakespeare has inspired and influenced people across the globe and through the ages.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Millions of us use this gesture but where does this everyday ritual come from?
2/3 The mafia in Italy, UK policing and Spanish politics are investigated by Mark Lawson.
Saturday 3 November 2012