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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Shaykh Michael Mumisa, Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations in Cambridge.
Farmers will be tracking their cows by satellite when the animals are reintroduced to Lakeland fells. Natural England hopes the cattle will help improve biodiversity. Show more
The latest weather forecast for farmers.
David Attenborough nominates the 17th-century inventor, Robert Hooke. With Lisa Jardine and Matthew Parris. From August 2008. Show more
How did the MOD lose track of over 5bn pounds worth of military equipment? Adrian Goldberg asks why the system is in disarray and asks what's the risk to frontline troops. Show more
With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague. Including Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Peter explores his bete noire of going slowly. He meets Nick Hancock on the riverbank, but is not persuaded about fishing. He also meets Steve Cunningham and then runs on a beach. Show more
The story of three generations of a corner shop in Derbyshire; and the newly-restored garden at Wrest Park. Presented by Jenni Murray. Show more
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The Kiwi is New Zealand’s last remaining flightless bird. Sir David explains exactly why it's so peculiar. From 2011. Show more
Another visit to the Grassington Festival for regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with Jeremy Hardy also on the panel and Jack Dee in the chair. Show more
With John Wilson. Poet Daljit Nagra, who won the 2007 Forward Poetry Prize for the best first collection and how artist Atkinson Grimshaw made his name painting moonlight. Show more
4 Extra Debut. During World War One, American ambulance driver for the Italian army, Frederic, meets British nurse, Catherine. Stars Patrick Kennedy. Show more
Mike Thomson explores Britain's role in thwarting attempts on the lives of Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe in the run-up to Zimbabwean independence in 1980. Show more
Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul on the dangerous trade of the people brokers, smuggling the desperate out of North Korea to the safety of the South. Show more
Quentin hears how scientists are closing in on the Higgs particle, if culling badgers is scientific, how diamonds reveal the first continental drift and how neurons inspire music. Show more
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From backbench novice MP to the challenger for the party leadership against Margaret Thatcher, Michael Heseltine - now Lord Heseltine - relives his career through the BBC Archives. Show more
Pereira goes to a clinic in Parede where he has time to reflect on his past and to discuss with his doctor the importance of the soul. Derek Jacobi reads. Show more
What's in a name? Chris Ledgard looks at where our surnames come from and what they mean to us. Show more
How will Dr Jeremy and the two Dr Thornton brothers cope with buying the NHS Walk-In Centre? Comic satire on the NHS starring Nigel Planer and Celia Imrie. From June 2011. Show more
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China turns communist and the US and USSR clash in Korea. At home Stalin faces insubordination in the annexed states, but dies before he can carry out his next round of purges. Show more
Lynn Knight's memoir tells how three generations of her family came to be adopted in three distinct ways. Today, her great-grandfather's beginnings. The reader is Barbara Flynn. Show more
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