News round-up and analysis.
Discernment. Just how can we make the best decisions about our lives, actions and relationships?
Rosemary Hartill investigates. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm
6/7. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton
Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox
Toyah Willcox appeals on behalf of Inspire (Integrated Spinal Rehabilitation), which aims to improve the quality of life for people suffering from spinal injury.
Donations: [address removed], with Inspire marked on the back of the envelope Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Alpha and Omega. Choral matins from St Mary's Church in Bowdon, Cheshire. Led by the Rev Keith Hine with an address by reader Clair Jaquiss. Hymns include Love
Came Down at Christmas, Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendour, and Of the Father's Love Begotten.
Readings: Jeremiah 31, vv7-14; John 1, vv10-18.
Repeated from New Year's Eve
Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Colin Hancock
Carlos Acosta , the Cuban ballet dancer, talks to Sue Lawley.
A personal pick from Humphrey Lyttelton, with guest panellists Jeremy Hardy, Tony Hawks, Jack Dee, Linda Smith and Andy Hamilton joining regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. With Colin Sell. Repeated from Monday.
BBC AUDIO: Selections from the award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are now available on CD and audio cassette from [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed].
Sheila Dillon discovers the importance of the herring and finds out why it's such a healthy and versatile food. Producers Margaret Collins and Sarah Tempest Extended rpt tomorrow 4pm
Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock
The Mersey Tunnel is one of the most pioneering construction projects of the modern age. Among those paying tribute are Peter Sissons , George Melly and many who were there on the day the tunnel opened in 1934. With Stewart Henderson. Producer David Prest
The team, Roy Lancaster, John Cushnie, Matthew Biggs, Pippa Greenwood and Tony Russell, answer questions about gardening. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from [web address removed]. Call [number removed]
1/5. Ben Rogers tells the stories of five cookbooks that shaped cultures and still remain influential today.
Lushi Chunqiu. An ancient Chinese book that contains some of the founding principles of Chinese cookery. Producer Dave Battcock
New series 1/3. The story of a beautiful and wealthy Australian girl who marries into the English aristocracy. By Martin Boyd, dramatised by Elspeth Sandys.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
Zadie Smith talks to a group of readers about White Teeth, her debut novel addressing contemporary race issues, which she wrote when she was 26.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
February's Bookclub: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
4/9. Poetry for children, including nonsense verse, Edwin Morgan 's The Loch Ness Monster's Song, limericks by Lewis Carroll, TS Eliot on an unpredictable cat, and a cautionary verse by Hilaire Belloc. Presented by Roger McGough. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from [Web Address Removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
The last census counted a million fewer people than expected in the UK - and it was mainly young men who had vanished. Jo Glanville investigates the mysteries of the 2001 census and searches for the disappearing male population. Producer Anna Raphael
New series 1/3. The economic miracle in Japan is over, and in 2005 the nation faces the memory of several haunting anniversaries. In this series of letters from Japan, six writers reflect on these events and consider what role they play in the Japanese mindset of today, beginning with the day the atom bomb fell on Hiroshima - and the legacy of the American occupation that followed. Producer Emma Wallace Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am
A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week.
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Fallon starts to lose her patience.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
From the history of toothpaste to Eminem, the children's magazine programme covers the lot. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producer Chris Wilson
2/5. Last Train to Dogtown. An award-winning author finds himself stranded in an old Western story he never quite completed. By Joanne Harris, read by Jack Davenport. Producer Katherine Beacon
4/6. What really mattered to people in 2004 in Asia, the Far East, Europe and America? Rosie Goldsmith finds out. Repeated from New Year's Eve
4/7. Including an interview with writer and former Python Terry Jones. Etymologist Michael Ouinion and linguist Lynda Mugglestone tackle listeners' questions. With Michael Rosen. Repeated from New Year's Eve
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
8/8. Grey Goo's Sticky Mess. Does the potential of nanotechnology merit running risks with the unknown and how are those exploiting it being policed? Natasha Loder investigates. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 In the Think Tanks
New series 1/3. An exploration of the world of think tanks and faith-based policy groups.
Editor Terry Dignan In the Think Tanks repeated on Wed at 8.45pm
4/10. Journalists Michael Buerk and Tine van Houts discuss the pros and cons of three of their favourite paperbacks with Sue MacGregor. Repeated from Tuesday
1/3. One Regime Falls. An exploration of the changing styles of music from the French Revolution to the fall of Napoleon. As Louis XVI falls from power, new songs are heard on the streets of Paris and the battlefields of Europe. With contributions from Antonia Fraser ,
Tim Blanning and Laura Mason. Presented by Alyn Shipton. Producer Alan Hall
The Rigicoom by Mark Twain. A series of stories on the theme of walking (1/5)