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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with the Rev Mary Stallard, director of the St Giles RE Centre, Wrexham. Show more
Sarah Swadling visits Scilly's only dairy farm, a tiny herd of ten cows on windswept St Agnes. Show more
Guest editor David Adjaye takes charge of the programme. We talk to Uber about the changing city and explore the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Reports from around the world. Tim Whewell seeks to reunite a Syrian football team who were torn apart by civil war with only a fuzzy team photo from the 1980s as his guide. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Miles Jupp tests "Plotto" invented by prolific pulp writer William Wallace Cook. With Val McDermid and John Harvey. From 2015 . Show more
On this day 100 years ago, a man is sentenced to three months hard labour for buying a soldier a bottle of whisky, and at the Bevan Hospital, patients prepare for New Year's Eve. Show more
The British government banned cigarette advertising on TV in 1964, and there has been a raft of legislation since. From May 2016, cigarettes should be sold in plain packaging. Show more
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David Willetts argues that the controversial goal of getting 50 per cent of school leavers into university is too timid. In fact, he says, many more should go. Show more
Sheila Hancock, Penelope Wilton and Geoffrey Palmer are amongst the stars of a final outing for this comedy drama. It's New Year's Eve and one this group of friends won't forget. Show more
Helen Mark meets the artists of Balnakeil Craft Village in Sutherland. What drew them to live and work in this former nuclear warning station in north west Scotland? Show more
The best new fiction and non-fiction, talking to writers and unearthing lost classics. Mariella Frostrup presents a look back at the year in books. Show more
Francine Stock hosts a discussion about the roles of women in the film industry and whether anything is getting better in terms of jobs, pay and opportunities. Show more
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It has been a funny 12 months for Jeremy Corbyn, he has gone from backbench obscurity to leader of the opposition and now to top it all off someone has written a musical about him. Show more
Critically acclaimed comedian Carey Marx unexpectedly suffered a heart attack a few years ago. He survived and turned his experience into a stand-up show. Show more
John WIlson continues his look at those who have made the headlines in the arts in 2015, from Anthony Hopkins to Glenda Jackson, Marlon James to Benjamine Clementine. Show more
Margaret Heffernan argues that existing models of leadership have outlived their usefulness in the commercial world. But what should the leaders of the future look like? Show more
Peter Day explores the rise of craft beer and how the big breweries are fighting back by buying up the competition. Show more
Mademoiselle returns for a visit, but her picnic is blighted by rain while our Lady is very sociable. Read by Claire Skinner. Show more
Jarvis Cocker and the BBC Philharmonic turn the Royal Albert Hall into a giant diving bell. On this undersea adventure we meet a free diver, a squid hunter and two men called Roger. Show more
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Life is tough, not only for a colony of Gentoo penguins on a tiny island in Antarctica, but also for the team who are filming their lives. Show more
The lake house is now home to the Kuhne family, but the Berlin wall runs right across the bottom of the garden, cutting the house off from the lake. Show more
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