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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
Caz Graham shares breakfast with thousands of wintering birds at the Martin Mere Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust reserve in Lancashire. Show more
Guest editor Baroness Campbell takes charge of the programme. She takes a sceptical MP around the Lords and we investigate whether the suburbs are the true home of creativity. Show more
Jenni Murray hears from former editors, historians and the archive about how Woman's Hour first got on air in 1946, and how it stayed there. Show more
German comedian and broadcaster Henning Wehn goes on a linguistic safari. He meets just a few of the 800 million people around the world speaking Elf - English as a lingua franca. Show more
It’s baby John's first Christmas and Geoff unwisely offers to organise fun for the whole family. Stars Adam Riches. From 2016. Show more
The home secretary resigns as the first draft of the Military Service Bill is considered by the cabinet, and Hilary Pearce makes an unexpected offer. Show more
Sepp Blatter has not had the easiest of years. As he faces allegations of corruption, Richie Webb and cast look at what might have gone down. Show more
The second of two special 90th birthday conversations about a remarkable career in comedy, recorded at June Whitfield's home with friend and colleague Joanna Lumley. Show more
Analysis of news and current affairs, including the European terror threat and the Dubai fire, presented by Shaun Ley. Show more
David Willetts argues that it should be made easier for people to come back to education later in life. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Young Velvet wins a horse for a shilling, but could she ride him in the Grand National? Stars John Sessions and Alison Steadman. Show more
Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural panel programme from the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich with Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew, and Pippa Greenwood. Show more
By Kevin Maher. A middle-aged man reflects on the joy his glamorous new girlfriend has brought him since his terrible bike crash. Read by Mikel Murfi. Show more
Julian Worricker on recording engineer Eric Tomlinson, campaigner Elsie Tu, author Peter Dickinson, businesswoman Lillian Vernon, musician and Motorhead frontman Lemmy. Show more
Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a mother and daughter for whom clog-dancing forms a supportive, and unconventional, bond. Show more
Police in Germany have been giving details of the terror alert which prompted them to evacuate train stations in Munich last night.
Ed Reardon is spending Christmas without even his trusty cat, Elgar, for company. All he has for Christmas is a computer and a commission. Show more
The Dead Ringers team imagine what the first day of 2021 looks, or sounds, like. From January 2016. Show more
Samira Ahmed talks to Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper about his new film The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne. Plus a reconstruction of JS Bach's first Christmas in Leipzig. Show more
What will be making the global headlines in 2016? Owen Bennett-Jones is joined by some of the BBC's top correspondents, who try and predict what will happen next year. Show more
Howard Jacobson does not feel complimented when someone describes him as 'wise'. He would sooner have understanding, akin to that of Shakespeare. Show more
In the week that the home secretary resigns over the Compulsory Military Service Bill, the Bevan Hospital celebrates the new year. Show more
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Gun attack in Israel kills three - who is behind the shooting? How much alcohol should we be drinking in the new year? And what is the best way to give away your wealth? Show more
Our Lady and Robert return home to an unexpected guest and entourage running riot in the house. Concluded by Claire Skinner. Show more
Scientist Precious Lunga chooses the environmental activist and Nobel winner, Wangari Maathai. With Matthew Parris. From 2015. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe explores the activity of the Walt Disney Studio during the Second World War. From 2015. Show more
Fi Glover with a conversation between friends for whom burlesque has provided a confidence-building outlet for creativity and an opportunity to prove that a walrus act can be sexy. Show more
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As the young Gentoo penguins prepare to enter the water for the first time, they face another of life's challenges - leopard seals. Show more
It is 1991, and the Berlin Wall is being demolished. Things will never be quite the same for the residents of Gross Glienicke, and the future of the house by the lake is uncertain. Show more
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