Among Andrew Marr 's guests is Madeleine Albright , the first woman to become US Secretary of State. She talks about international diplomacy and about hertimeatthe White House.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Throughout decades of Irish-English conflict, even when extreme positions were taken on both sides, a little-noticed career choice of thousands of Irish men and women was challenging the simple view of history. Presented by Kevin Connolly. Producer Simon Binns
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. 3: The mysterious visitor has been found dead in his hotel room.
But who had the motive to murder him - and why?
Director/Producer Enyd Williams
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This full-cast dramatisation is available on audio cassette and CD from 3 November at all good retail outlets or fromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
By Steve Hennessy. Rhodri supplements his income by working as a medium, channelling messages from those who have "crossed over". When Sian decides to ask for his help the outcome has unexpected consequences for several people close to Rhodri.
Producer Gilly Adams
Set in the 1960s near Newcastle, a collection of semiautobiographical stories by award-winning writer
David Almond. 1: Counting the Stars. A small boy revels in testing the advice of the old Irish priest, until his father falls seriously ill. Read by Alun Armstrong. Producer Lu Kemp
In Simon Singh 's investigation into the history and merits of some of the special numbers in maths he begins with the number four, which has dominated one of geometry's most perplexing problems - how many hues does it take to make a map so that no two regions with identical colours ever meet? The route to proving that 4 is the magic number has had Surprising pay-offs. Producer Adrian Washbourne (R)
Malt. Andrew Jefford looks at the simple ingredient that provides the life and soul of every great beer and all malt whiskies, and which adds a comforting sweet tang to breads, cakes and hot drinks -malt. Extended repeat of yesterday
Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Annie Caulfield , Brough Scott , Matthew D'Ancona and John Sergeant. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of highlights from over 21 years of this panel game is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
Michael Butt 's ten-part dramatisation of the life of the exotic dancer and glamorous First World War spy who stayed too long at the fin-de-siecle feast.
6: Mata Hari triumphs on the international stage but her personal life is in turmoil.
Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am
In the postwar years a series of unexplained sightings in the skies over Britain helped fuel a growing fixation with aliens and UFOs. Officially, Whitehall denied interest, but Gerry Northam reveals details of the secret investigations carried out by a government terrified of the Russians. Producer David Lewis (R)
" Her voice cl imbs like a celestial staircase and makes you aware of doors high up in the silence. An evocative musical portrait of the Irish singer Noirin ni Riain, with a look at her exploration of "theosony" - the sound of God. Producer Norman Winter
By the Light of the Moon Mark Carwardine investigates the influence the moon has had on evolution and discovers that without it life itself may not have evolved. Producer Simon Roberts Repeated tomorrow at 11am
Among Andrew Marr 's guests is Madeleine Albright , the first woman to become US Secretary of State. She talks about international diplomacy and about her time at the White House. Shortened repeat of 9am
By Peter Carey , abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion. 1: Sarah's encounter with an old man in a bicycle repair shop in the back streets of Kuala Lumpur offers a hint of the mystery to come. Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Di Speirs
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