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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with Rabbi Alex Chapper, community rabbi at Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue. Show more
Veganuary's over, Februdairy has begun - and hot on the heels of the respective marketing campaigns comes Project Calf, a new vegan effort targeting dairy. Show more
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Poet Wendy Cope tells Lauren Laverne about the eight tracks, book and luxury item she would take with her to a desert island. Show more
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Lead singer of Skunk Anansie, Skin; the implications of the online tracking of Saudi women; theatre producer Tobi Kyeremateng and playwright Tanika Gupta; and chef Clodagh McKenna. Show more
Jenny Eclair's stories of six women all with secrets read by six of our leading actresses. Tessa Peake-Jones plays a dressmaker whose latest commission comes at a cost. Show more
The stories that lie behind parents labelled abusers by society, as they learn to recognise how their own pasts influence their parenting. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Current affairs parody where the UK’s favourite fruit comes under the idiot microscope. With Carrie Quinlan. From 2018. Show more
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What makes us human? Theologian Giles Fraser finds his answer in Wittgenstein and Blade Runner. Show more
An end for letting fees paid by tenants in England. Plans to stream movies to your TV on the same day they first hit the cinemas. Edinburgh's plans to bring in a tourist tax. Show more
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In a modern day retelling of Arthur Schnitzler's play of sexual morals, La Ronde, five interconnected couples paint a picture of modern love, sex and relationships. Show more
Couple Mark and Fran are caught in a trap. They can't go on. The solution? To go on a time-travelling holiday in a bid to save their relationship. Written by Tom Fowler. Show more
A woman finds herself drawn to a neighbour's child, in Kristin Valdez Quade's new short story for BBC Radio 4. Show more
Julian Worricker on comedian Jeremy Hardy, editor and writer Diana Athill, heraldic scholar Sir Conrad Swan and composer Michel Legrand. Show more
Tim Harford on whether it is true that one in 20 Britons does not believe the Holocaust happened, hyperinflation in Venezuela and dating app statistics. Show more
Friends talk about the gap between the expectation of motherhood and the reality of it. Fi Glover presents. Show more
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Mother found guilty of FGM on three-year-old daughter
Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Andy Hamilton, Ayesha Hazarika, Tim Shipman and Lucy Porter. Show more
Comedian Tiffany Haddish discusses her latest role in Lego Movie 2, Alice Clark-Platts on her new thriller novel The Flower Girls, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund at 25. Show more
From the imperial box, Emperor Domitian signals for the games to begin. Tigers are pitted against gladiators. Soon Venta and Calvin will have to meet their fate. By Hattie Naylor. Show more
Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Altwood School in Maidenhead, Berkshire with Rory Stewart MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Ian Dunt and Laura Perrins. Show more
Stella Tillyard argues that for a long time we forgot about the sea. 'Land was the thing', she writes, 'the sea just bordered it'. But that's beginning to change. Show more
Christopher Frayling explores the legacy of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi movie masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. From 2018. Show more
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It's springtime and the Angstroms have returned north to Brewer, where Harry recalls the old days while Janice decides to pursue a new career. Nelson is going from bad to worse. Show more
Emma Barnett and guests partake of a few nocturnal frank and funny conversations.
Mark D'Arcy reports on the week's developments at Westminster and today's debates in the House of Lords. Show more
A couple on how life has changed since having a baby with a serious health condition. Fi Glover presents. Show more
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