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Farming and countryside news with Anna Hill. Could drought in New Zealand turn out to be good news for UK dairy farmers? Plus a new report on the rural housing affordability gap. Show more
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Ukrainian hunger striker Nadiya Savchenko, the impact of disability and chronic illness on relationships, the women labourers who built Waterloo Bridge and UKIP's women candidates. Show more
As she approaches her 80th year, Penelope Simpson decides to paint her own coffin. She uses flowers from her garden as inspiration and invites friends and relatives to join in. Show more
Sir Lucien’s team must design, build and sell homes on Hackney Marshes. What can go wrong? Stars Geoffrey Whitehead. From 2015. Show more
Winifred Robinson interviews the UK boss of Maximus, the company that is taking over testing for disabled people on benefits. Plus why touring exhibitions help hard-up museums. Show more
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Andrew Dilnot charts the history of the British state through its numbers: the development of social security. From 2015. Show more
By Matthew Wilkie. Aldershot is now ten per cent Nepali, but unemployed Suitboy has never spoken to one, until he meets ex-Gurkha Gurung at the job centre. Show more
Competitors from Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Cheshire join Russell Davies for the ninth heat in the 2015 series of the general knowledge quiz. Show more
Sheila Dillon goes behind bars to visit the most popular restaurant in Cardiff, which is run by prisoners. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Soprano and whistler Catherine Bott explores the art of whistling, from being bad luck to becoming a language. From 2015. Show more
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Lee Mack, author Simon Singh and chemist Andrea Sella to look at how some of the serendipitous scientific discoveries came about. Show more
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Just how hard can it be to talk for 60 seconds with no hesitation, repetition or deviation? Gyles Brandreth, Marcus Brigstocke, Jenny Eclair and Shappi Khorsandi try their best. Show more
Arts news with John Wilson, including 2015 Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, Ed Miliband on Labour's plans for the arts, and two Pinter screenplays being performed for the first time. Show more
Giles Fraser explores the tricky personal moral dilemmas involved in responding to the fact that some other people are poorer than you are. Show more
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has joined Stephen Hawking in warning that AI could spell the end of the human race. Helena Merriman examines the risks of super-intelligent machines. Show more
Geoff Watts explores the strange phenomenon of 'nocebo', the opposite of the placebo effect, and its implications for patients and medical practice. Show more
Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind secretly filmed apparently offering influence for cash
The bleakness of unrequited and of married love. Post war tale of love and freedom set in Sydney. Read by Pennie Downie. Show more
Luke and Bridget are getting closer and think they know who the murderer is, but will anyone believe them? Stars Patrick Baladi. Show more
The chancellor and shadow chancellor clash following revelations of tax avoidance schemes at HSBC. Susan Hulme reports from Westminster. Show more
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4 Extra Debut. Life in a large Irish family in a small Watford semi in the 1970s - Mary Portas recalls misbehaviour at communion and school. Show more
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