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A short reflection and prayer with Jonathan Rea.
Increases in fish quotas spell good news for Scottish fishermen, following scientific advice that stocks in the North Sea are recovering. Show more
Gloria Steinem discusses her new book and the influences on her activism, her journalism and her feminism of a life spent on the road. Presented by Jenni Murray. Show more
Fi Glover with a married couple facing an impossible choice: Ahmad feels he has to leave Lebanon, even risking the sea crossing to Europe. Safa fears for his life and her future. Show more
At the peak of the Diwali seasonal shopping frenzy, Mukti Jain Campion joins a Bangalore motorbike courier on his delivery round to discover what Indians are buying online. Show more
Whodunit? Detectives combine forces with a recalcitrant guard to solve a murder on the famous train. With David Mara. From 2015. Show more
How one picture, showing three-year-old Turkish boy Aylan Kurdi dead on the beach, changed the nature of the debate about migrants in Europe. Show more
Consumer affairs programme, including a look at why disabled fans of music and theatre say they are still being discriminated against when they try to buy concert tickets. Show more
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Sir John Major appeals for the UK to remain in the EU, PMQs, should the Monetary Policy Committee raise interest rates?, and the Met Office explains the mild December weather. Show more
Anne McElvoy explores the distinctively embattled liberalism that emerged in the Cold War. Show more
Adrift at sea in a small boat, daughter of slave merchant Ibn, depends on her slave captor for her survival, while Madu swaps palace life for the army. Show more
Listeners ask questions on saving and investing, including cash, ISAs, funds and stock markets. Show more
The psychology of a human mission to Mars, why so-called Superforecasters are so good at predicting global events, the MPs guide to mental health, the South London Recovery College. Show more
Chess players: Laurie Taylor takes a look inside the committed world of chess communities. Also, the competitive culture of the self-made men. Show more
Steve Hewlett presents. Featuring a discussion on whether there will be a Leveson part two, why the BBC is extending News at Ten, and journalist David Rose on meeting Shaker Aamer. Show more
Unemployment is at its lowest level in 10 years with a record number of people in work.
A neighbourly good deed lands Tom in trouble, while his parents fully embrace evening classes. With Kate Anthony. From 2015. Show more
Come and get Eddie's finest quality mistletoe! Rob has an idea about Christmas.
Presented by Samira Ahmed. Featuring a review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, re-evaluating the poetry of Horace, must-see Christmas TV and the economics of the gallery gift shop. Show more
David Aaronovitch and guests untangle the ideological threads that make up the 'Islamic State': its opposition to the west, its Sunni sectarianism, its apocalypticism and more. Show more
Christine Nicol explores the meaty problem of eating aliens and how to choose which one. When Jake the spaceman crashes on a planet he has to eat the locals, how does he decide? Show more
The Federal Reserve raises US interest rates, what does it mean for the UK and for the global economy? Show more
Sally Timms and the university Paranormal Society are on a field trip to Slade Alley, site of several disappearances over the years. Read by Rebecca Hamilton. Show more
A dressmaker alters a dress for a young woman soon to be married – but it comes at a cost. With Tessa Peake-Jones. From 2015. Show more
Join Ian Leslie for an exercise in literary archaeology, as he unearths the early writing efforts of our best-known novelists, poets and playwrights. Show more
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Now a convert to Catholicism, Antonia is pressured to become a nun, but she wants to be a journalist in the tabloid press and become a deb. Show more
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