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Spiritual reflection to start the day, with Bishop David Chillingworth of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Show more
Slaughterhouse regulations. Livestock movement rules in Wales. Hopes that new types of Scottish honey could help fight superbugs. Show more
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Theatre director Tara Robinson on the common tern and her grandfather's passion for birdwatching. Show more
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Oliver Burkeman asks if the solution to busyness is not to work harder and organise ourselves but to indulge in a little idleness.
Jane Garvey talks to listeners about what they think makes somewhere a great place to live for women. Show more
Rory Bremner on how voice experts helped in the conviction of Michael Stone, who murdered Lin and Megan Russell, and John Humble, the hoaxer claiming to be the Yorkshire Ripper. Show more
Alok's famous former school friend returns to Lenzie for a visit. Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary. From 2017. Show more
On this day in 1917, Lt Douglas Malcolm was acquitted of murdering his wife's Russian lover, despite having shot him, and in Folkestone, Howard's day is brighter than usual. Show more
Why pay-to-use cash machines are more likely in poorer areas. Also why food testing levels are dropping and why cheerleading is becoming so popular. Show more
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Summer-born children do worse than those born in autumn or winter. Not every one of them of course, but on average the effect is strong and clear. Michael Blastland investigates. Show more
Showcasing the best crime fiction from contemporary Australia. In Prime Cut, by Alan Carter, a headless torso gives disgraced DSC Cato Kwong one last shot at redemption. Show more
Paul Gambaccini asking the questions as three heat winners compete for a place in the 2017 final. Show more
Dan Saladino travels into the Caucasus in search of zero-compromise natural wine makers. He finds them in Georgia, thought to be the birthplace of wine and home of the qvevri. Show more
Historian Anindita Ghosh explores the impact of the printing press on India and argues that print was fundamental in shaping the nation that was born in 1947. Show more
Prophet Muhammad was married to Khadijah for 25 years, but little is known about her. Ernie Rea discusses her life and asks if she is a good role model for Muslim women today. Show more
Burmese military operation criticised; 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh
Paul Merton, Rufus Hound, Jenny Eclair and Zoe Lyons speak without deviation, hesitation or repetition. From 2017. Show more
Stephen Frears and Ali Fazal discuss Victoria and Abdul. Plus, the final edition of Pears' Cyclopaedia is released. And Jeff Pope on Cilla The Musical. Show more
BBC Ireland correspondent Chris Page examines the deal between the Conservative party and the Democratic Unionists to prop up the minority government, assessing its implications. Show more
Reports from around the world. What's it like to live in the country with the fastest-shrinking population in the world? Ruth Alexander reports. Show more
We have used snails to predict the true course of love, cure warts and smooth out our wrinkles. But our relationship with them is not always amicable, as Brett discovers. Show more
Lies, alibis and a confrontation muddy Aaron Falk’s murder investigation in drought-ravaged Australia. Read by Richard Goulding. Show more
Alternative poetry series, with Radio 4 poet-in-residence Daljit Nagra. Ocean Vuong, Andrew McMillan, Leyla Josephine, Richard Scott, Emily Berry and Kathryn Maris. Show more
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New Orleans' oppressive atmosphere stirs memories of childhood visits and an ex-lover - and stark comparisons between the south and Joan Didion's home in California. Show more
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