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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with Ed Kessler from the Woolf Institute in Cambridge. Show more
A group of MPs is calling for a moratorium on fracking, the controversial method of extracting shale gas from rock. And Charlotte Smith takes a closer look at the dairy industry. Show more
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Will there be changes for Saudi women with a new ruler in place? Knitting and computers - what do they have in common? Ageing without children and the implications for the future. Show more
Jolyon Jenkins explores Esperanto, the language designed to bring world peace and harmony, and finds that, despite a century of misfortune, the idealism behind it still survives. Show more
Smallbone gets a job in customer service at a supermarket, but ends up leading a protest. Stars Ardal O'Hanlon. From 2015. Show more
Melvyn Bragg is joined by technologist Tom Chatfield, surgeon Gabriel Weston, historian Justin Champion and archaeologist Matt Pope. Show more
Pension liberators convince people to part with their savings by promising great returns, but should the law be changed so funds can stop people withdrawing their money? Show more
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Sir David Cannadine explores Winston Churchill's love affair with cinema and friendship with stars like Charlie Chaplin. With a scene from Churchill's forgotten screenplay. Show more
The 2015 season of the general knowledge quiz reaches the fifth heat, with Russell Davies asking the questions. Show more
Sheila Dillon uncovers what makes up the formula fed to babies and how Ireland is becoming a global power player thanks to it. Show more
Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of Goodness Gracious Me, presents his favourite pieces of writing to the audience at the Radio Theatre. His readers are Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict. Show more
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by naturalist Steve Backshall, zoologist Lucy Cooke and comedian Andy Hamilton as they discuss the most dangerous creatures on the planet. Show more
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David Mitchell asks Lloyd Langford, Josh Widdicombe, Susan Calman and David O'Doherty to hide truths in lies. From January 2015. Show more
Arts news. Samira Ahmed talks to director Matthew Vaughn and Kick Ass writer Mark Millar about the film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Plus an interview with puppeteer Basil Twist. Show more
Carole Hayman spends time locked inside a secure mental health unit with forensic psychiatrist Dr Ray Travers. Can his convicted patients ever be returned to the community? Show more
Lucy Ash explores the Russian military strategy of deception - maskirovka - from its use against invading Mongols in the 14th century to the current crisis in Ukraine. Show more
In the final programme in the series, recorded in London's Natural History Museum, four experts from different fields choose an object that symbolises our relationship with nature. Show more
Germany rules out writing off some of Greece's debts - and warned Athens that it must honour its commitments to its international creditors
4 Extra Debut. A young sailor buys an enchanted bottle that grants its owner's every wish, but soon regrets it. Read by Ian McDiarmid. Show more
Michael Rosen on the use of language analysis to judge asylum seekers' country of origin when they are applying for refugee status in the UK. With linguist Laura Wright. Show more
Susan Hulme and the BBC's parliamentary team report as a bid to suspend fracking until more research has been done into the environmental impact fails in the Commons. Show more
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4 Extra Debut. Documentary maker Peter Pomerantsev on modern Russia's journey from communism to a new form of dictatorship. From 2015. Show more
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