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A short reflection and prayer with Canon Noel Battye
Two brothers have set up a prototype insect farm, to see if it's possible to produce insects for animal feed. Sybil Ruscoe meets their 'micro-herd' and asks if this is the future. Show more
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Tips to help you sleep, exploring family stories. A new radio drama re-imagining Little Dorrit and Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather - the story of the woman who founded the RSPB. Show more
Guy Garvey spent a decade recording his dad’s stories and now he wants you to do the same. Show more
Michael Palin asks James Peak to write him some limericks - the simplest of verse forms with only five lines and some rhyming. It should be child's play, but it isn’t! Show more
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The mortgage customers trapped on high rates; Dame Jacqueline Wilson on her latest book; and the café where you don't have to pay. Show more
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Tim Hayward asks what our guts have been trying to tell us. From goblins, demons and angry gods - to a book written by a stomach. Show more
Past, present, real and supernatural collide. The 19th century murder of Bridget Cleary in Tipperary finds echoes in this modern day changeling story. Starring Jessie Buckley. Show more
An original short work for radio by Anna Freeman, author of The Fair Fight and Five Days of Fog. Show more
Julian Worricker on art historian Sister Wendy Beckett, director Nicolas Roeg, operatic singer Inge Borkh, scientist Professor Sir Aaron Klug and sound engineer Geoff Emerick. Show more
Presenters Rick Edwards and George Lamb join Harriett Gilbert to talk favourite books, including Dave Eggers' Heroes of the Frontier and Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam. Show more
Two friends share their deep love of travelling long distances on horseback. Fi Glover presents. Show more
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Home Secretary takes control of response to rising number of crossings from France. HMV calls in the administrators. 3 men from Leicester convicted of shop blast murder.
Mike McCormack’s atmospheric story about the inhabitants of a divided village in the West of Ireland who gather for a new Christmas tradition. Read by Lucianne McEvoy. Show more
Amos Oz the late Israeli novelist remembered, a critics' look at the arts events of 2019, an appreciation of the life of Spiderman creator Stan Lee Show more
In the final programme of his series on how shared beliefs have shaped societies, Neil MacGregor looks at the co-existence of faith and politics and considers how we live together Show more
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Emma Barnett's guests are writer and comedian Viv Groskop, deputy editor of Elle magazine Kenya Hunt and author Juno Dawson.
4 Extra Debut. Author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera chooses Scottish-American adventurer, Alexander Gardner. With Matthew Parris. From 2017. Show more
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A poem selection from the Bard of Salford including To A Tikka Shirt, George, 21 Gun Salute Suit and Smooth Operetta. From 2016. Show more
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