Radio 4 Listings for 29 September – 5 October 2018SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018SAT 00:00 Midnight News (b0bkpjvp)The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.Followed by Weather.SAT 00:30 Book of the Week (b0bkv4dz)The Spy and the TraitorEpisode 5Ben Macintyre's thrilling account of a KGB double agentoperating at the height of the Cold War concludes with a breathtaking sequence of events that entail ingenuity, duplicity andfearlessness. Tim McInnerny reads.Abridged by Richard HamiltonProduced by Elizabeth Allard.SAT 00:48 Shipping Forecast (b0bkpjvr)The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.SAT 01:00 Selection of BBC World Service Programmes(b0bkpjvt)SAT 05:20 Shipping Forecast (b0bkpjvw)The latest shipping forecast.SAT 05:30 News Briefing (b0bkpjvy)The latest news from BBC Radio 4.SAT 05:43 Prayer for the Day (b0bkv650)A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with CanonPatrick Thomas, vicar of Christ Church in Carmarthen.Page 1 of 13spanning 5 decades and her return to the Theatre Royal DruryLane where it all began aged 7.Producer: Richard MorrisA BBC Studios ProductionAged 15 George Green was a talented footballer and signed byEverton. Money and success at such a young age led him todrug and alcohol abuse, and 4 years later he was let go. He joinsus to tell his story of pulling himself back from the brink.SAT 12:57 Weather (b0bkpjwg)The latest weather forecast.Previous Shed of the year winner Joel Bird extolls the virtues ofcarpentry for mindfulness.SAT 13:00 News (b0bkpjwj)The latest news from BBC Radio 4.Karen Gibson shot to worldwide fame after she appearedconducting The Kingdom Choir at this year's Royal Wedding ofHarry and Meghan. She joins us to talk about career highlightswhich also include singing for Nelson Mandela.Farmer and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson chooses TheStrangler’s Golden Brown and Live on Mars by David Bowieand we have a listener's Thank you.Producer: Corinna JonesEditor: Eleanor GarlandSAT 10:30 The Kitchen Cabinet (b0bl6n8v)Series 22Welwyn Garden CityJay Rayner and the panel are in Welwyn Garden City. AndiOliver, Tim Anderson, Sophie Wright and Dr Annie Grayanswer the culinary questions.The panel discuss the food of garden cities, bacon sandwichesand how to celebrate Michaelmas.Produced by Miranda HinkleyAssistant Producer: Hester CantSAT 13:10 Any Questions? (b0bkv5rd)Sian Berry, Iain Dale, Margot James MP, Chris Williamson MPJonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from BrooklandsCollege in Weybridge, Surrey with a panel including the new coleader of the Green Party for England & Wales Sian Berry, thecommentator and LBC radio presenter Iain Dale, the Digitaland Creative Industries Minister Margot James MP and theLabour MP and Corbyn ally Chris Williamson MP.Producer: Lisa JenkinsonSAT 14:00 Any Answers? (b0bkpjwn)Listeners have their say on the issues discussed on AnyQuestions?SAT 14:30 Drama (b0bl6s2v)Pearl: Two Fathers, Two DaughtersPearlReflections on loss and consolation.A programme about the special relationship between father'sand daughters , weaving together two voices of grief, one fromsix hundred years ago and one very much of the present day.A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.SAT 05:45 iPM (b0bkpjw0)Married, divorced, marriedA couple on why their divorce was almost too amicable.Plus iPM listener Charlotte on why childcare meant she couldn'tgo back to work and how that impacted her life.Mariella Frostrup reads our bulletin of your news. [email protected] by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.SAT 06:00 News and Papers (b0bkpjw2)The latest news headlines. Including the weather and a look atthe papers.SAT 06:07 Ramblings (b0bkv1v6)Series 40Centurion Way, ChichesterClare Balding hears the uplifting story of how walking helped ayoung man recover from a brain injury.At the age of 23, Matt Masson fell off a roof during a night out.He was in a coma for six weeks and, when he awoke, couldn'twalk, talk or sit-up. When his voice returned, so did adetermination to return to his previously active life. Walkingformed a central part of his rehab; his first goal was to walk just300 metres but by 2014 Matt had walked the AmsterdamMarathon which took 9 hours and 37 minutes.In this edition of Ramblings, Matt and his mother, Anne, walk astretch of the Centurion Way in Chichester and recall his manyendeavours. The Centurion Way is a route between Chichesterand West Dean which follows the line of part of the disusedChichester to Midhurst Railway.SAT 11:00 The Forum (b0bl6n8x)The Tales of TimbuktuThe fabled city of Timbuktu is a curiosity. To 16th centuryMuslim scholars, it was the cosmopolitan hub of Islamiclearning in West Africa, to European explorers 300 years later,it was a place of mystery whose name remains synonymous withbeing at the end of the earth. Most recently in 2013, Timbuktuwas at the centre of the world’s attention again after Islamistmilitants threatened thousands of valuable historic manuscriptsstored in the city’s famous libraries. Believed to be the richestperson in history, it was Mansa Musa - the emperor of the vastMali Empire - who first developed the desert settlement into aplace of intellectual debate in the 1300s. The Golden Age ofIslamic learning he began, still survives today.Joining Bridget Kendall to discuss the importance of Timbuktuin Islamic history are Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford, Director of theSmithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington,D.C. who has recently published a Ladybird Expert book aboutthe city; Dr. Susana Molins-Lliteras, a researcher at theTombouctou Manuscripts Project and postdoctoral fellow at theDepartment of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town;and Dr. Lansiné Kaba, Professor of History and Thomas M.Kerr Distinguished Career Professor at Carnegie MellonUniversity in Qatar.Photo: Sankore Mosque in Timbuktu, Mali (Getty Images)SAT 11:30 From Our Own Correspondent (b0bkpjwb)The 'Tropical Trump' topping the polls in BrazilReports from writers and journalists around the world.Presented by Kate Adie.SAT 12:00 News Summary (b0bkpjwd)The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.In the heart-breaking medieval poem Pearl a father laments theloss of his daughter, who returns to him in a dream to help himcome to terms with her absence. The poem frames the first indepth interview with Gerry McCann whose daughter Madeleinedisappeared from an Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007.In honest, personal and sometimes painful terms, Gerry reflectson the special bond between fathers and daughters, thedifficulties men have in articulating sorrow, and his absolutedetermination to keep looking for Madeleine. The anonymousPearl poet confirms to us that grief for loved ones is the hardestgrief of all as he seeks consolation in the idea of heaven thepower of prayer."As a family we'd worked with Simon Armitage before andknow what a sensitive, thoughtful writer he is. When I read thePearl poem, I could see echoes in it with Madeleine's situationand our loss. I decided it was a good opportunity to saysomething about the special bond between fathers anddaughters, thinking that speaking openly might help other menin similar positions. It feels like the right time." Gerry McCann.Pearl is translated and adapted for radio by the poet SimonArmitage and read by Iain Glen and Grace Doherty .Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts.SAT 15:30 Sound Lines (b0bkrcs2)Series 133 Degrees NorthMusic broadcaster Verity Sharp listens to the world in adifferent way. We eavesdrop with her along latitudinal lines,hearing local stories that are having a direct impact on musicand musicians. Could there be echoes along these sound lines?Might different music that's created thousands of miles apart,but on the same latitude, share common ground? And couldlistening in this way allow us to glimpse the effect of the vastand often immeasurable forces that are sweeping change acrossour planet?Producer: Karen Gregor.SAT 06:30 Farming Today (b0bkpjw4)Farming Today This Week: Young People and the CountrysideThe latest news about food, farming and the countryside.SAT 06:57 Weather (b0bkpjw6)The latest weather forecast.SAT 07:00 Today (b0bl6n8s)News and current affairs including Sports Desk, Weather andThought for the Day.SAT 09:00 Saturday Live (b0bkpjw8)Bonnie LangfordShe can dance, she can sing, she can ice skate and act in grittyLondon based soap EastEnders: all round showbiz star BonnieLangford joins us to talk about her show business careerSAT 12:04 Money Box (b0bl6n8z)Reforming leasehold law - the Scottish wayPaul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personalfinance.SAT 12:30 The News Quiz (b0bkv5r8)Series 97Episode 5A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by guest hostBridget Christie.On the panel this week, Mark Steel, Daliso Chaponda, DanielleWard and Deborah Frances-White.This week the Labour Party's party in Liverpool and 32different types of ambulance.Written by Max Davis, Jessica Fostekew and Robin Morganwith additional material by Laura Major.Supported by bbc.co.uk/programmes/This third episode circumnavigates the globe along the 33rdparallel. Halfway between the Equator and the Arctic Circle,this latitude falls within a narrow, densely populated band inwhich a quarter of the world's humans live. It's here that theFertile Crescent, a region between the Nile, Euphrates andTigris rivers, gave rise to some of the earth's earliestcivilisations - and the latitude runs close to several of theplanet's major cities, including Atlanta, Casablanca, Beirut,Baghdad and Shanghai.Around the circle, we hear three stories.Journalist and sometime musician Zeina Shahla shares herexperiences living through the Syrian conflict in Damascus, andits effect on music-making there. We also meet Bernar who,amid the shelling, has resolutely continued to put on live musicin his cafe in the old part of the city.Sound artist Kate Carr listens to the sounds of the US-Mexicanborder fence in Tijuana. And she meets electronic musicianHaydée Jiménez, aka Hidhawk, who aims to use sound as a way
Radio 4 Listings for 29 September – 5 October 2018of healing the effects of the "cut or bruise" that is the divisionbetween the two nations.Even in the relatively remote Ladakh region of northern India,which singer and song collector Morup Namgyal describes as "abroken moon, rooftop of the world", an explosion of touristnumbers in recent years is having an impact on the health oftraditional culture.Producer: Chris ElcombeA Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 4.SAT 16:00 Woman's Hour (b0bkpjwq)Campaigners in the music industry, Grandma's cooking, BabylossWe reveal the Woman’s Hour Powerlist 2018 acknowledgingwomen in music onstage and backstage. The judges recognisethe work of women three women who are campaigning to makethe music industry a better and more inclusive place foreverybody. Olga Fitzroy has been campaigning for sharedparental leave for freelancers and self-employed workers, Chichi Nwanoku set up Chineke! an orchestra for BME musiciansand Vanessa Reed from the PRS Foundation is working to get50/50 representation for women at festivals and events.Naz Shah the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities tellsus what the Labour party has to offer women.Elle Wright talks about her son Teddy dying at three days old.She’s written a book ‘Ask Me His Name’ and explains why it’sso important for society to speak out about baby loss.Mary Queen of Scots and the English Queen Elizabeth weregreat rivals who never met but how would the course of historyhave changed if they did? A new Hollywood film imagines justthat and historians Kate Williams and Tracy Borman discuss.Why have rape prosecutors been urged to abandon ‘weaker’cases? What effect could this have on victims access to justice?Alexandra Topping senior reporter at the Guardian and barristerLaurie-Anne Power discuss.We ask what makes grandma’s homemade cooking so special?Anastasia Miari, Iska Lupton and grandmother Shewa Hagosshare their recipe’s and stories.Why does singing make us feel good? How important is it forchildren to sing? We look at the health benefits of singing withDr Saoirse O’Sullivan Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicineand Health at Nottingham University and Fran Hannan a formermusic teacher, now managing director of Musical Futures.Highlights from the Woman's Hour week.Presented by JenniMurrayProducer: Rabeka NurmahomedEditor: Beverley PurcellSAT 17:00 PM (b0bkpjws)Saturday PMCoverage and analysis of the day's news.SAT 17:30 iPM (b0bkpjw0)[Repeat of broadcast at 05:45 today]SAT 17:54 Shipping Forecast (b0bkpjwv)The latest shipping forecast.SAT 17:57 Weather (b0bkpjwx)The latest weather forecast.SAT 18:00 Six O'Clock News (b0bkpjwz)The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.Maniac/CounterpartTwo For Joy is a British film starring Samantha Morton, BilliePiper and Daniel Mays. a study of family tensions, depressionand hopePoet In Da Corner is a play that explores how grime music (andDizzee rascal's award-winning album Boy In Da Corner inparticular) changed the life of a young Mormon girl in Essexwho transformed from Deborah Stevenson into Grime MCDebris. It's about how an album can turn your life around.Sarah Perry's 2016 novel The Essex Serpent was a runawayprize-winning success. Her latest - Melmoth - is a supernaturaltale full of dilemmas and questionsSpace Shifters is an exhibition at London's Hayward Gallerywhich intends to re-orientate visitor's perceptions of the worldaround themTwo Sci-fi TV series Maniac and Counterpart have begun onNetflix and Amazon Prime respectivelyPodcast Extra:Kamila Shamsie recommends the Canadian literary journalBrick.Barb Jungr recommends the band 10cc.Tom Dyckhoff recommends the book Inner City Pressure byDan Hancox and two exhibitions at London's Photographers'Gallery.Tom Sutcliffe recommends the radio programme Ratlines onRadio 4 and the Doris Salcedo exhibition at White Cube.Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Kamila Shamsie, Tom Dyckhoff andBarb Jungr. The producer is Oliver JonesSAT 20:00 Archive on 4 (b0bl6s3f)The Cod Wars RevisitedWhen a country unilaterally takes back control of its waters, theresults are dramatic.This isn't a prediction about Brexit. It's a statement about ourrecent history.The modern cod wars were a series of disputes (starting in thelate 1950s and ending in 1976) between Britain and Icelandover fishing rights in the waters surrounding North Atlanticisland. Each started when Iceland extended its territorial waters,claiming more and more of the seas that had been traditionallyfished by the British. The final cod war started in 1975 whenIceland extended its territorial waters to two hundred miles. Itended one year later with Britain capitulating to Iceland'sdemands.Page 2 of 13Director: David Hunter.SAT 21:45 Five Green Bottles (b09cmbfw)Series 1The Rise of the Super TuscanWine has been made by most civilisations throughout history,and in every part of the world. It has inspired artists, thinkers,writers, theologians and poets through the ages, and is deeplyconnected with the story of recorded human history. In thisseries, five wine critics offer personal reflections on thepersonal, political, and historical stories of bygone bottles.In the third episode, Master of Wine Rebecca Gibb travels tothe Tuscan coast to the birthplace of Sassicaia, a wine thatstarted out as an experiment and became Italy's Wine of the20th Century. Created by a family that trained Gold Cup andArc de Triomphe-winning horses in the 1940s, the Tenuta SanGuido estate is still home to race horses, but the demise ofItalian racing and the runaway success of this Italian red meansthat Sassicaia is now the thoroughbred of this stable.The story of Sassicaia is also the story of the transformation ofthe Italian wine scene. Sassicaia and a group of othernonconformist wineries nicknamed Super Tuscans shunned thetraditional grape of Tuscany - Sangiovese - in favour ofBordeaux-style blends. Operating outside of the local rulesmeant that some of the finest wines in Italy were labelled assimple table wines. Rebecca visits this famous family to heartheir story of fast horses and fine wine, and meet those whohave witnessed Sassicaia's rise from homemade wine to Italy'smost revered red.An SPG production for BBC Radio 4.SAT 22:00 News and Weather (b0bkpjx9)The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4,followed by weather.SAT 22:15 Decision Time (b0bktltl)The Next Financial MeltdownOne decade on since the great crash, Nick Robinson askswhether we can handle a crisis in our financial system of asimilar magnitude. Have politicians and officials, centralbankers and the leaders of our major financial institutionslearned the lessons of 2008?Producer: Peter Snowdon.While they lasted, the cod wars were nightly news. Britishfishing boats and Icelandic coast guards clashed at sea. TheRoyal Navy were called in to protect the fishing fleet and takethe brunt of the Icelandic aggression. Fishing lines were cut,sending vast trawler nets to the bottom of the North Sea. Theircrews' fortunes sank with them. There were shots fired andarrests made.At the time, Hull and Grimsby on England's east coast were twoof the biggest fishing ports in Europe. The local families whosent their men to sea went back generations. It was a way of lifethat formed the heart of a whole community. The cod wars putan end to all of it.Successive governments did try to negotiate with Iceland and inthe mid 70s, Prime Minister Harold Wilson sent in the RoyalNavy to protect the trawlers. But at the same time internationaltreaties were being pushed that gave all countries the right toclaim the amount of water Iceland wanted. By contrast theIcelandic government was prepared to do anything to assert itsrights. In the end, Britain succumbed to international pressureand the tide of history and allowed Iceland all that it was asking.In this programme, Julia Langdon brings this history to lifethrough archive and new interviews with key figures from bothsides. The sounds of the trawlermen on their way to the fishinggrounds mingles with debate from the time. In Hull andGrimsby, Julia hears from trawlermen and their families aboutwhat life was like when cod was king.SAT 23:00 Counterpoint (b0bkqv3v)Series 32Heat 8, 2018(8/13)The long-established music quiz comes from the BBC's MaidaVale studios this week, with the contestants facing PaulGambaccini's questions on everything from Prokofiev andTchaikovsky to Michael Jackson and prog-rock. A semi-finalplace awaits the winner, and a chance to compete in the Final atthe BBC Proms for the 32nd Counterpoint title.Taking part are:Ralph Barnes, a civil servant from CheltenhamGordon Ridout, an actor from LondonMichael Rixon, a technology consultant from Hampton Wick inLondon.Producer: Paul Bajoria.SAT 23:30 Moondog: Sound of New York (b0b48wq9)New Yorker Huey Morgan examines the life, work andenduring appeal of a musician known as Moondog who livedand worked on the city's streets in the 1950s and 60s.SAT 18:15 Loose Ends (b0bkpjx1)Fay Weldon, Mark Kermode, Clare Perkins, Ekow Eshun,Sarathy Korwar, Her's, Nikki Bedi, Clive AndersonClive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Fay Weldon,Clare Perkins, Mark Kermode and Ekow Eshun for an eclecticmix of conversation, music and comedy. With music fromSarathy Korwar and Her's.The Cod Wars Revisited is a Made in Manchester Productionfor BBC Radio 4.Born Louis Thomas Hardin in Kansas in May 1916, he playedmusical instruments from an early age and lost his sight in anaccident when he was 16. He went on to teach himself musicand composition by ear, as well as music theory through booksin braille.SAT 21:00 Tommies (b08v8c82)21 June 1917By Nick WarburtonIn 1943, Moondog moved to New York where he soon becameacquainted with Leonard Bernstein and Arturo Toscanini aswell as jazz performers and composers like Charlie Parker andBenny Goodman.Producer: Debbie Kilbride.Summoned to Nieuport on the Belgian
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. SAT 12:04 Money Box (b0bl6n8z) Reforming leasehold law - the Scottish way Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance. SAT 12:30 The News Quiz (b0bkv5r8) Series 97 Episode 5 A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by guest host Bridget Christie.