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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with the Rt Rev Dr Jo Bailey Wells, bishop of Dorking. Show more
Lucy Taylor joins the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution on a festive hamper delivery and finds out about isolation and loneliness in the rural community. Show more
Alison Steadman provides a seasonal offering from Tweet of the Day for the Christmas period. Show more
Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
Bill Browder was the biggest foreign investor in Russia, but a tragic death - and changing his mind about what truly matters to him - have made him Vladimir Putin's great enemy. Show more
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. What are the biggest challenges facing masculinity today? Show more
Well-known people explore where they grew up, how it shaped them and what they will never forget. Mary Portas takes Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester to Watford. Show more
John Finnemore presents a special edition of his award-winning Souvenir Programme, including a song about the best day of the festive season. Show more
On this day in 1917, Vladimir Lenin gave a speech proposing the nationalisation of all Russian banks, and in North Shields, Fraser has an unusual offer. Show more
Consumer affairs programme. Michelin-starred restaurants, Boxing day sales figures and the UK ivory trade ban. Show more
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Lyse Doucet's pen pal is Afghan fighter, poet and diplomat Masood Khalili, who she first met in the 1980s. In a poignant series of letters, they discuss war, poetry and cancer. Show more
Chelsea's new video game is about a doomed village in Alaska. The problem is her investor says it must be fun. A behind-the-scenes world written by an award-winning game designer. Show more
Clare Balding talks and walks with guests in the countryside. Listener's Walk's Cornwall. Clare and two listeners walk from Constantine Bay to Harlyn on the Cornish coast. Show more
Gordon Wilson's words after losing his daughter in the Enniskillen Remembrance Sunday bombing have had a lasting impact. Fi Glover presents. Show more
Lucy Cooke, zoologist and founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society, unleashes her inner sloth to discover why being lazy could actually be the ultimate evolutionary strategy. Show more
Sociological discussion programme. Laurie Taylor asks if working-class actors are an increasingly rare breed. Also, class and classical music. Show more
Topical programme about the fast-changing media world. Producers of the world's most popular shows reveal the secret to creating a hit format. Show more
Prince says he'll campaign on causes such as the military environment and mental health. PM urged to discipline Lord Heseltine. Snow and ice cause disruption in parts of the UK
The Bard of Salford performs a mixture of classic and previously unheard poems, recorded at the BBC's Radio Theatre in London. Show more
As superheroes, including Wonder Woman, take over the box office, we ask why we keep turning to comics for our heroes. With Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons. Show more
Conversation series in which two people, with very different views, are placed together in a studio and swap identities to see if they can empathise with each other. Show more
Hayden Lorimer, from the ruins of a modern architectural masterpiece, asks poets, thinkers and entropy tourists why we love fragments and scraps more than finished art works. Show more
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective. UN humanitarian coordinator for Syria says people are being used as 'bargaining chips'. Show more
Written by Matt Haig and read by Tom Hollander. It's 1599, and Tom remembers his time in Suffolk, his mother and trials for witchcraft. Show more
Jenna and Dana turn their attention to the British phenomenon that was Mr Splatt, a costumed character who dominated family entertainment television in the early 90s. Show more
After inviting his mysterious brother Spider into his home, Fat Charlie finds it much harder to get rid of him than expected. Show more
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Evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod explores some mysterious bones: unearthed mammoth bones on a Norfolk beach. From 2017. Show more
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