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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with the Rt Rev Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport. Show more
The latest epidemiological report from DEFRA points to cattle movement as a significant cause of the transfer of Bovine TB. Plus contraceptive darts for wild boar and milk vodka. Show more
Interview series in which broadcasters follow their personal passions. Miranda Rae meets Gill Sargent to explore the challenges of being a single mum with a child of dual heritage. Show more
Brett Westwood joins Richard Mabey inside an old yew tree in a churchyard to unravel the fascinating history of our relationship with these ancient trees. Show more
Thabiso Mohare explores the music of Soweto, a group of townships to the south west of Johannesburg, and how it came to represent black South African culture to the outside world. Show more
In October 1942, French conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp helped put on the first major surrealist exhibition in New York. Hear from Carroll Janis who played a small part. Show more
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Psychology writer Oliver Burkeman looks at when hopefulness can be counter-productive to action, and how negativity can be deployed as a tool to achieve positive results. Show more
Two-part thriller set in California. A group of eco-terrorist planning to blow up a dam becomes suspicious of their latest recruit, the mysterious Anna. Show more
Antonia Quirke uses Richard Burton's voice to illustrate how cinematic voices have changed, and she meets with leading dialect coach Penny Dyer to deconstruct it. Show more
New president elect of the USA Donald Trump is a climate change denier, and so what does his rise to power mean for the environment? Show more
Being able to say what we like is at the heart of national life. But should there be limits? Melanie Phillips explores the boundaries of free speech. Show more
Journalist and biographer Charles Moore and writer Nadifa Mohamed discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Books on the table include Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Show more
Downing Street insists there's no vacancy to be Britain's top US diplomat
Adam Driver on Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson; the announcement of the Costa Book Awards category shortlists; the return of Gilmore Girls. Show more
Documentary. DJ Nihal Arthanayake explores what is stopping members of the ethnic minorities from playing a key part in Britain's intelligence services. Show more
News of a mobile phone answering service which could help blind people make and receive calls. BBC Political Correspondent Gary O'Donoghue has updates from Washington. Show more
Why can mental health problems develop during adolescence? Claudia Hammond examines new evidence for a biological explanation that could help guide clinical treatment. Show more
Donald Trump says he will pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); will China benefit? Should the EU freeze accession talks with Turkey? And Havana gets a facelift. Show more
By Naomi Alderman. While Mother Eve visits the republic of women in Bessapara, Roxy makes a devastating discovery about her family. Show more
Alexei on growing up in a communist household, his drug-dealer career and his physical attraction to Boris Johnson. From 2016. Show more
Susan Hulme reports from Westminster, where the foreign secretary rejects the idea of appointing Nigel Farage ambassador to the US. Show more
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