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Spiritual reflection and prayer to start the day with healthcare chaplain, the Rev Duncan MacLaren. Show more
The latest on food, farming and the countryside. Steffan Messenger asks if 'feedlot' beef farms have come to the UK. Plus a look at a series of police checks on gun owners. Show more
Ever since childhood, Helen Moncrieff, Shetland Manager for RSPB Scotland has been fascinated by the ways in which Shetland starlings mimic not only other birds but other sounds. Show more
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Shirley Manson from the band Garbage. We hear about Enid Bagnold, the woman who wrote National Velvet, plus how Scottish women on low incomes will get free sanitary products soon. Show more
On the campaign trail in Mexico, plus Zimbabwe without Mugabe - what has changed? Kate Adie introduces stories, wit and analysis from correspondents around the world. Show more
New Yorker Huey Morgan returns home to examine the life, work and enduring appeal of blind musician Moondog, who became a popular figure on the city's streets in the 1950s and 60s. Show more
'How do I win the lottery?' asks listener Vince Scott. Drs Rutherford and Fry investigate games of probability and chance. Show more
A plan to build luxury cabins in the forest faces opposition. Plus new rules for lenders of high cost credit, and the investors moving into the market for fertility treatment. Show more
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Edward Stourton and guests examine how the deep sectarian divide in Syria has now become entrenched across the Middle East region as the major faultline. Show more
Inspired by the writer’s own experience of going to university and an unusual pact she made with her Dad. Stars Georgia Groome. Show more
Clare Balding goes for a hike in Little Switzerland, aka Church Stretton, in Shropshire. She is with Mark and Debbie, who met after their spouses died of cancer. Show more
Literary magazine programme. Dame Fiona Kidman talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book, All Day at the Movies, a family saga that opens in 1950s New Zealand. Show more
Looking at the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Cult director JA Bayona tells Francine Stock why he took on the dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Show more
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Mitch's birthday is coming and he is trying to avoid any fuss, not least as he is not drinking. Stars Angus Deayton. From 2018. Show more
Tom Dyckhoff assesses the £23m Weston Tower and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey. Plus the appeal of the countryside to writers and poet Gillian Allnutt. Show more
Britain's armed forces are short of personnel; the army is smaller now than at any time since the Napoleonic Wars. How does this affect Britain's defence capability? Show more
The next generation of mobile technology 5G will be rolled out from 2019. What will it mean for consumers and how might it change our lives? Show more
A tale of unrequited love, a potential dramatic death yet a realisation their beloved wouldn't care. Read by Hattie Morahan. Show more
Twice a day, a receptionist and a security guard briefly meet to share a desk. Stars Mathew Baynton and Jenny Bede. From 2015. Show more
Alan Dein connects with random strangers around the world. Through extraordinary stories of tolerance, he hears what people endure in their political, religious and love lives. Show more
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