4/5 While the Chinese peasants starved, the county cadres focused on grain procurement quotas.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Scientists say feeding turnips to sheep can help reduce E.coli in the livestock.
Sean Curran with the latest news from Westminster and beyond.
Hilary Devey, businesswoman and TV star, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.
5/5 Mao's support of the system of communal kitchens exacerbates China's famine disaster.
Team sports v Solo Sport, Karen Edwards and The Power List. Presented by Jenni Murray.
Nihal Arthanayake on fathers and daughters in the South Asian Community.
Consumer group demands protection for basic bank account, and what is a breakfast biscuit?
Beth's birth mother was an alcoholic, and Beth has struggled with major health problems.
10/15 Andrea Camilleri's crimes stories depict corruption, politics and power in Italy.
Eric Robson chairs the third episode of GQT's North of England tour, recorded in Humshaugh
John Wilson on Hans Werner Henze, Emanuel Steward, Jacques Barzun and Yash Chopra.
Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.
Former soldier Paul tried to take his own life. Lorraine was there for him.
Kirsty Lang on The Shining, Lucy Kirkwood, Colm Toibin and Some Girls.
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the political discussion and debate programme from Cardiff.
How can the undemocratic Chinese state enjoy authority in the eyes of its population?
2/3 The mafia in Italy, UK policing and Spanish politics are investigated by Mark Lawson.
John Finnemore and Peter Hitchens discuss books by Michael Frayn and Josephine Tey.
Northern Ireland secretary's briefing to MPs on the shooting of prison officer David Black
Peter talks to his son Ross about the impact psychosis has had on their relationship.
Saturday 3 November 2012