Fifty years ago, Halas and Batchelor released Animal Farm, Britain's first full-length animated feature film.
To celebrate this anniversary, Phill Jupitus has been finding out what makes our animators tick. Among the industry titans on display are Bob Godfrey, the inspiring force behind Roobarb and Custard and Britain's first Oscar winner in 1975; Aardman's co-founder Peter Lord who, with collaborator David Sproxton, began experimenting with plasticine on the kitchen table; and the Clangers-creator Oliver Postgate, who reveals the nifty Meccano motor that powers his all-conquering Bolex camera.
4/10. Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme that helps to provide some answers to hose intriguing conundrums and puzzles from everyday life.
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4/5. The Adventures of Rosie Applecheeks
Afrustrated authorfinds unexpected success as a writerofchildren'sbooks. But the books obstnate young heroine threatens to take over Meg Marshall 's s life Read by Irene MacDougall. Fordetails see Monday
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Allan Beswick talks to historian Michael Kennedy about the drama, intrigue and final ultimatum that led to the Anglo-
Irish agreement andthe events that took place at this address in October 1921. For details see Monday
Will Self discusses his novel How the Dead Live, the extraordinary story of a 65-year-old woman at the end of her life (and the beginning of her next). It features Self's trademark satirical humour, baroque wordplay and big ideas. James Naughtie presents.
November's Bookclub: Regeneration by Pat Barker
For 40 years oceanographers in the United States have been exploring the deep oceans in Alvin -the first manned deep-sea submersible vehicle. After a long career Alvin is to retire and be replaced. Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Bob Detrick and by Dr Bramley Murton to talk about the discoveries made in Alvin and to look to the future of Deep Submergence Vehicles. producer Pamela Rutherford
New series 1/4. Comedian and long-time Graham Norton collaborator Jo Caulfield gets beneath the surface of life's little irritations with a brand new mix of stand-up and sketches. This week Jo receives a wedding invitation from a friend - an event that strikes horror into the heart of her husband, Stuart. With Dave Mounfield , Vicki Pepperdine and Simon Greenall. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Helen Williams
Ted is a feisty 87-year-old who is worried about the way society treats elderly people. He moved into a home to experience life in residential care at first hand and kept a secret audio diary of what happened to him there. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite
5/9. MsBoss. Foryears.womentryingtoclimbthe corporate ladder have been banging their head on the invisible "glass ceiling" that seems to stop them from getting to the top. Now Norway is about to use legislation to get women on company boards.
Peter Day asks whether it ought to happen here. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
6/10. Every so often, geologically speaking, the polarity of the Earth's magnetic field reverses. The timing of these reversals is unpredictable but recent dramatic dips in the Earth's magnetism could signal the beginning of another switch - an event not seen on this planet for nearly a million years. This and more news and views from the scientific world with Geoff Watts.
Producer Anna Buckley
To mark National Poetry Day, another chance to hear this poem, featuring the sounds of Dunstanburgh Castle recorded by poet Katrina Porteous , and drawing on local myth and memories of Scottish raids and the ideal of good lordship. Performed by Trevor Fox and the children of Seahouses First School. Producer Julian May
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