2/5 When Yang Jishen's father died of starvation, he thought it was just a personal tragedy.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
The government's Environment Research Agency sets out plans for containing ash dieback.
Business secretary Vince Cable has some trouble remembering which meetings he has attended
Libby Purves meets Gina Campbell, daughter of Donald, and Rod Davis of the Quarrymen.
3/5 Xinyang was a lush grain-producing region and yet the Chinese famine hit hardest there.
The appeal of the vampire, plus Julia Bradbury, and powerful women. With Jenni Murray.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
Winifred Robinson reports on new rules for teeth whitening.
8/15 Manuel Vazquez Montalban's Pepe Carvalho novels dramatise tensions in post-Franco Spain.
Paul Lewis and a panel of guests answer listeners' calls about energy bills.
Claudia Hammond reports on 60 years of the Anna Freud Centre and how it uses neuroscience.
The strip industry - why is it growing? Also, the cultural meaning of 'blue jeans'.
Former BBC executive Will Wyatt on Savile, plus another plan to save local papers.
Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone, Aerosmith interviewed, and The First Cut.
Anna Minton argues that higher security creates a sense of fear rather than safety.
Chris Vallance explores the long-term results of the hacking of climate scientists' emails
Sean Curran reports on Prime Minister's Questions and the day's events at Westminster.
Thursday 1 November 2012