5/5 Cixi faces her greatest challenge as ruler, when anti-Western feeling leads to violence. (R)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
2/6 Clare Balding walks with Werca's Folk, a women's choir from Warkworth in Northumberland. (R)
Charlotte Smith takes a look at British beverage making - the harvest in a bottle.
Richard Coles and Anita Anand meet chairman extraordinaire Nicholas Parsons.
1/2 Hear the world's cities through the ears of blind BBC presenter and traveller, Peter White
How different are our second attempts at something compared to the first time?
Behind the scenes at the UN, and other reporters' stories from around the world.
Personal finance news. Will the Royal Mail sell-off be a 1st or 2nd class investment?
Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate and discussion from Nottingham. (R)
The certainties of climate change, a freeze on energy bills and over-tired pilots.
Rev Richard Coles returns to his childhood musical hero, with some unexpected twists. (R)
Featuring Beverley Knight, Harriet Harman, dealing with colourism, and women in space.
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
Mary Ann Sieghart asks, is Hassan Rouhani a completely new kind of Iranian leader?
Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, and Zaha Hadid's Serpentine Sackler Galler.
Satirist Joe Queenan charts the rise and fall of the nudge nudge wink wink epidemic.
Is our legal right to challenge the power of government under threat? With Clive Anderson. (R)
Reigning champions Wales begin the defence of their title against the North of England. (R)
Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' requests for the poems of RS Thomas. (R)
Sunday 29 September 2013