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A short reflection and prayer with Canon Simon Doogan.
A deadly threat to horses or a vital moth habitat? A new survey maps the ragwort plant. Vending machine sales of raw milk could be allowed in the future, in English shops. Show more
How Allen Lane brought paperback books to the mass market. Robert McCrum's stories of great British publishers. From October 2013. Show more
How to talk to children about their weight, the Arabic radio drama Worth 100 Men, Endurance - a new play inspired by athletes and performed by women from Glasgow, Doris Lessing. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Amanda Foreman examines how the Georgian political elite transformed politics in the shadow of revolution. From 2014. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Divorcee Mimi tackles her daughter's only talent - deluded self-esteem. Stars Mark Bonnar and Sarah Alexander. From July 2012. Show more
John Waite investigates claims by leading figures in the charity sector that they are being silenced by gagging clauses, threats of closure and fear of losing funding. Show more
Edward Stourton presents national and international news.
Professor Kathy Willis examines the vital significance of Kew's 19th-century herbarium collection of pressed plants. From 2014. Show more
An unexpected family secret is unearthed when Beth's elderly father Patrick claims never to have been born. Stars Eiry Thomas. Show more
Ghost payments - the listeners who find themselves in the red when online retailers reserve extra money. Plus, overdraft charges and stocks and shares transfer problems. Show more
Dr Mark Porter counters reports of Crohn's disease and junk food, why teachers' voices need a rest and evidence for cholesterol-lowering spreads. Is cooking with olive oil harmful? Show more
Elevators: A cultural history. Laurie Taylor explores the origins and meaning of 'the lift' as an urban fact of life. Also, political militants who enter the electoral mainstream. Show more
The challenges of covering MH17 and Gaza, Sue Turton on her jailed Al Jazeera English colleagues and Rupert Murdoch's quest to buy Time Warner. Show more
Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia. Historian Margaret Macmillan looks back through contemporary accounts of the events leading up to the First World War. Show more
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Ex-copper Alfie Moore asks his audience to be police officers – how would they deal with a drunk driving tip off? From 2014. Show more
John Wilson discusses the Man Booker Prize longlist with two of the judges and playwright Lee Hall talks about his stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love. Show more
Michael Buerk presents combative, provocative and engaging debate. How do you fight a just war when civilians are in the firing line? Show more
Technology writer Rupert Goodwins asks what has gone wrong with discussion on the internet and how it can be made better. Show more
The deep ocean contains an extraordinary oasis of life forms, found nowhere else on the planet. Those same habitats are rich in valuable minerals. Could we and should we mine them? Show more
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The unlooked-for package unnerves Nella, but she can not help but be seduced by the intricate craftsmanship. Read by Emilia Fox. Show more
Fresh from the games opening ceremony, the country music legend gives Glasgow her own unique take on the Commonwealth. From 2014. Show more
Sean Curran reports from Westminster.
Fi Glover introduces a conversation between the manager of an animal rescue centre and a volunteer about what animals can do for us, and what we must do for them. From July 2014. Show more
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James Nestor investigates the world of freediving, meeting the women diving in Japan's seas for thousands of years. From 2014. Show more
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