Sunday 4 'til 8 for Sunday 2 October 2011
4:07 The Sunday Feature: The BBC Reith Lectures: Securing Freedom
During 4 ‘til 8 with Katrina Batten
This year’s annual BBC Radio’s Reith Lectures resume in our Sunday Feature slot this week. To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the former Director-General of the British security service MI5, Baroness Manningham-Buller offers a unique perspective on the event, its impact on the world and the repercussions from it. She considers the role of security intelligence, and reflects more broadly on the threats to freedom and the means of countering them.
Eliza Manningham-Buller was Director General of MI5, the British Security Service, from October 2002 until her retirement in April 2007. She led the organisation through substantial change in the wake of 9/11 and the growing threat from Al-Qaeda.
Under her leadership MI5 doubled in size and altered its approach to the professional development of staff with the establishment of a training academy.
See the BBC website to find out more about this programme.
5:12 Spiritual Outlook
Our regular catch up with the world of religion, spirituality, faith and ethics – presented by Justin Gregory, Mike Gourley and Sonia Yee, alternating with a series from the BBC's World Service programme, Heart and Soul.
Eru Rerekura showcases Māori artists and music (RNZ)
6:06 Te Ahi Kaa
Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)
7:06 One in Five
The issues and experience of disability (RNZ)
7:35 The Strand
A glimpse into the world of art, writing and books (BBC)