From the church of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.
News round-up and analysis.
To Hate Oneself. Considering the tortured path than can lead people to a place of self-loathing, Fergal Keane asks whether this might, on occasion, be a creative force. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm
New series 1/7. Meeting people who live the Country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton
Religious and ethical news, with Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox
Writer Benjamin Zephaniah appeals on behalf of Inquest Charitable Trust, which gives free legal advice to bereaved people about the inquest system.
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Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm
Advent Promise. In the first of several special programmes for Advent, the Very Rev Prof Alan Main offers some words of promise to prepare for the birth of the Saviour. Reading: Luke 1, w26-35. From King's s College Chapel in the University of Aberdeen, led by the chaplain, the Rev Easter Smart, with the chapel choir directed by Roger Williams. Producer mo McCuiiough
Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon
The artist Tracey Emin , who specialises in autobiographical art, such as Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-95 and My Bed, talks to Sue Lawley about how she would survive on the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle (Shortened)
9/10. Philippa Gregory , Alain de Botton , Philip Henser and Robin Oakley exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes at the British Library, London. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Chris Emmett. Rptd from Mon
Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Sheila Dillon reveal the winners of this year's BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
Producer Margaret Collins Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Presented by James Cox. Editor coiin Hancock
1/3. Another chance to hear this series in which sheep farmer and countryman Johnny Scott meets British farming families who have relocated abroad and discovers how they're coping. First, a couple who exchanged a small dairy farm in Lancashire for one in the heart of France. Producer Clare Csonka
Answering horticultural queries in Devon are Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithinbank , Eric Robson is in the chair.
And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
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2/5. This week Ian McMillan 's in Greenwich, London, at Goddard's Pie House, where he's initiated into the culinary mastery of pie, mash and liquor, and discovers that there are secrets about this traditional London fare thatjust Can't be revealed. Producer Julian May
Anna Sewell's 1877 classic, which attempted to change careless attitudes towards horses in 19th-century England. A well-bred horse starts out in a good stable, with friends Ginger and Merrylegs, but gradually comes down in the world, his health failing because of overwork and his spirit almost broken. Dramatised by Katie Hims.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)
Black Beauty in harness was one of the images Anna Sewell hoped would improve the way we treat horses
Black Beauty 3.00pm R4
Somehow over the years and the many TV and film versions of this story, Black Beauty has been turned into a kind of equestrian Lassie: "What's that, Beauty? The children are stuck in the disused mine?" But this new dramatisation by Katie Hims goes back to the source and deliciously proves to be a little nastier than you might have expected. Told by Adam Godley as the horse himself, it's faithful to Anna Sewell's book, which she wrote specifically to alter the way we saw horses and so change how we treated them. As Douglas Adams once wrote, "It's difficult to be sat on all day by some other creature without forming an opinion of them." William Gallagher
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SAS-man turned bestselling author Andy McNab , whose new novel is set in war-torn Baghdad, joins Mariella Frostrup. Producer Erin Riley Rptd Thursday 4pm
How did we get from the finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th centuries, which warned girls and boys against being naughty, to the zany nonsense of the last century? And has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much? Poet/presenter Nigel Forde takes a look at a huge range of writers, including sisters Anne and Jane Taylor , whose anthology of 1804 gave this programme its title. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
8/10. The Prime Minister's big idea for secondary education is the replacement of failing schools in deprived areas with independent academies. But will the millions of pounds being invested benefit the pupils most in need? With reporter Gerry Northam. Rptd from Tue
3/3. A Good Deed and a Hot Bath. With the help of philosopher AC Grayling and listeners' own accounts of selfishness, Michael Rosen ponders whether the truly selfish person is really a self-regarding loner or the best-equipped individual to survive in modern society. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am
Graeme Garden presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
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Barney Harwood gets behind a potter's wheel and creates some Scottish pottery. Producer Jane Chambers
2/5. A selection of JB Priestley's Postscripts - short talks originally broadcast in 1940 - read by Patrick Stewart. Today: a wartime outing to Margate. Abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Emma Harding
10/11. Listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy, with Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday
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Another chance to hear Chris Neill's tribute to Round the Horne star Betty Marsden, who died six years ago.
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
3/8. Where Have All the Liberals Gone? Right and left seem to agree that when it comes to law and order we need more sticks and fewer carrots. Historian
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks whether the liberal consensus has vanished for ever. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Week According to
Michael Brown presents a humorous look back at the political events of the week.
Editor Terry Dignan The Week According to repeated on Wed at 8.45pm
9/10. With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday
1/3. Following two students as they train at the country's foremost drama school, founded in 1904. With Adrian Lester. Producer Merilyn Harris
Two Sides of the Moon, by David Scott and Alexei Leonov (1/5)