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Helen Moncrieff, Shetland Manager for RSPB Scotland reflects on encounters with the Black Guillemot, or Tystie as they are known locally in Shetland after their piercing whistle. Show more
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NFU president Minette Batters, Tara Westover on living in a radical survivalist Mormon family, debate on tackling teenage obesity and adjusting to a Parkinson's diagnosis aged 50. Show more
History has conspired to divide peoples according to their civilisation. But David Cannadine argues there is little evidence to support this category and the idea is dangerous. Show more
Sophie unwittingly attracts animal rights activists who are looking for somewhere to protest. Stars Lucy Beaumont. From 2018. Show more
Why does sex exist? And why aren't we all the same sex? Let's face it, life would be a lot easier. Drs Rutherford and Fry examine reproduction. Show more
The families trying to claim back £1 million in care costs. Would you pay to throw your rubbish way? And boiler breakdown cover - is it really worth the money? Show more
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Anne McElvoy traces the influence of Beatrice and Sidney Webb and the Fabian Society on British socialism. Show more
Would-be writer Mark and artist Lisa long to escape from their uncreative lives as estate agents. A chance encounter with a wealthy client offers them an unexpected ray of hope. Show more
Russell Davies launches the 2018 season of the longest-running general knowledge quiz of them all, as four keen quizzers begin their bids to become the 65th Brain of Britain. Show more
Dan Saladino meets the runners convinced low or no carbs is the way to peak performance.
Amy Gear graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art, but after eight years in London she was adamant she wanted to return to live and work on her native Shetland. Show more
Has the digital world revived a human social unit from the distant past? Aleks Krotoski considers the concept of 'tribe' in the modern world. Show more
Jeremy Corbyn says he's in favour of a customs union with the EU after Brexit.
Nicholas Parsons challenges Paul Merton, Shappi Khorsandi, Jo Caulfield and Julian Clary to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. Show more
Tom Rob Smith on The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the next American Crime Story, depictions of people in All Too Human and two sisters on the run in Mick Kitson's novel, Sal. Show more
A week used to be a long time in politics. Today, an hour can feel like an eon. Rhys Jones on where the era of superfast politics has come from and where could it be heading. Show more
A handbook on the strategies autocrats use to survive in office. James Tilley finds out how authoritarians manage to suppress opposition and remain in power. Show more
Charlotte Smith continues her investigation into the global food chains that give us what we want to eat, whenever we want it. All well and good, but how do they work financially? Show more
Jeremy Corbyn says it would ensure tariff-free trade and help avoid hard border in Northern Ireland.
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16-year-old Stephen confessed his sins, is forgiven and determined to adhere to strict Catholic practice. Read by Andrew Scott. Show more
Why do we 'sleep tight' or 'keep mum'? Who or what is a quaaltagh, or a dorbellist? Michael Rosen is joined by writer Paul Anthony Jones, creator of etymology blog Haggard Hawks. Show more
Boris Johnson says he hopes the West will 'not stand idly by' if it is proved chemical weapons have been used in Syria. Sean Curran reports and has the best of the day's debates. Show more
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