1/5 The untold story of Mao's Great Famine, during which 36 million Chinese starved to death.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
A warning that the global trade in plants lays the UK wide open to new diseases.
MPs hear that 100,000 ash trees have been felled in a bid to stop the spread of a disease.
2/2 Prof Michael Sandel discusses the philosophy of welfare benefits with a Boston audience.
2/5 When Yang Jishen's father died of starvation, he thought it was just a personal tragedy.
Launch of the Woman's Hour Power List - Jenni Murray talks to judges' chair Eve Pollard.
9/24 Brett Westwood explores the growing phenomenon of citizen science.
With Julian Worricker. We're out of recession, but how does it feel for you?
7/15 Leonardo Sciascia created crime stories to depict the power of the Mafia in Sicily.
As Black History Month draws to a close, has the annual celebration served its purpose?
1/14 Billy Bragg talks to John Wilson about Talking with the Taxman about Poetry.
Joshua Rozenberg asks what it is like to represent yourself in court.
John Finnemore and Peter Hitchens discuss books by Michael Frayn and Josephine Tey.
Lionel Shriver on The Master, photography at the National Gallery; composer Thomas Adès.
Ahead of elections for police commissioners, do we need so many separate police forces?
How do charities portray visually impaired people in adverts without upsetting end users?
Claudia Hammond reports on 60 years of the Anna Freud Centre and how it uses neuroscience.
A health minister says that abuse at care homes is a 'national scandal' that 'has to end'.
Wednesday 31 October 2012