The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/5 While the Chinese peasants starved, the county cadres focused on grain procurement quotas.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
Prayer and reflection with the Rev Neil Gardner, minister of Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.
Scientists say feeding turnips to sheep can help reduce E.coli in the livestock.
London's airports, plus GCSE marking, and the importance of novels.
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.
5/5 The coda to the detailed story so far of Jeanne de Lamare.
Nihal Arthanayake on fathers and daughters in the South Asian Community.
6/6 Vera braces herself for Henry's departure on a Foreign Office posting to Romania.
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.
The latest weather forecast.
News, analysis and comment from the UK and around the world.
10/15 Andrea Camilleri's crimes stories depict corruption, politics and power in Italy.
Will discovers the truth.
Kate returns to South Africa to meet Gracey, the woman she betrayed 25 years earlier. (R)
Eric Robson chairs the third episode of GQT's North of England tour, recorded in Humshaugh
2/4 By Evie Wyld. A group of male barflies in small-town Australia are unsettled by Mariella.
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.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
9/9 Sandi Toksvig with Jeremy Hardy, Susan Calman, Justin Edwards and Lloyd Langford.
Will and Ed go head to head.
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.
Syrian 'war crimes', the US election campaign, and the Three Gorges dam. With Ritula Shah.
5/10 Dr Deman takes Agnes to see Jean Dupere, and Professor Jones begins teaching her to read.
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.
The latest news from BBC Radio 4.
Spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with the Rev Canon Dr Sam Wells.
'Tina's been walloped a fair few times.' What it's like to work in a care home.
Saturday 3 November 2012