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Most UK shoppers buy large size eggs, but egg producers say they want people to buy eggs of all sizes, which they say will also save consumers money. Show more
In the second of five recollections about his encounters with birds in Antarctica, wildlife cameraman Doug Allan recalls the snow petrels with mixed feelings. Show more
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Jane Garvey speaks to Jill Soloway, creator of drama series Transparent, plus a look at 'body positivity' - its history, meaning and whether the movement has lost its way. Show more
Why recruiting more female peacekeepers is key to defeating jihadists groups in Mali. Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the world. Show more
Amica Dall and Giles Smith use the contemporary craft movement to look at our changing relationship with labour, value and the material world. Show more
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On this day in 1918, details of a scheme for an Empire War Memorial were published, and in Folkestone, Adeline has a day to remember. Show more
The chickens that grow so fast they can barely stand labelled as higher welfare meat in some supermarkets. Show more
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Dr Helen Ash discovers she’s pregnant, but she hasn’t had sex for a year and half. The return of the conspiracy thriller, starring Hattie Morahan. Written by Matthew Broughton. Show more
Helen Mark tells the story of the ‘Windermere Boys’, 300 child holocaust survivors who found rehabilitation and a new life in the Lake District nearly 70 years ago. Show more
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his debut short story collection Friday Black, and Minette Walters explains why she's abandoned crime fiction in favour of historical novels. Show more
Utoya director Erik Poppe talks about his one-shot re-enactment of the right-wing terrorist attack in Norway in 2011, and Some Like It Hot returns to cinemas. With Antonia Quirke. Show more
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Starring Nigel Havers, Mathew Baynton, and Josie Lawrence. Hardacre’s son Elgin (James Northcote) joins the ad agency as a copywriter, and reveals some strange beliefs. Show more
Best-selling Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern discusses her new short story collection, Roar, which features 30 stories about 30 different women. Show more
Should a serious criminal charge be tried by a judge alone? And do female lawyers in the US face prejudice in court? Show more
Would we rather now splash out on creating memories than buy material stuff? What does the growth of the experience economy mean for business? Show more
By Sarah Perry. Helen has a fearful experience at the opera and discovers that she cannot leave the past behind as easily as she thought. Show more
A sleepover, a stray dog and an impending house move – can the team still manage to party? Stars Hilary Maclean. From 2015. Show more
A minister resigns over the handling of new restrictions on gambling machines.
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Award-winning writer Colm Tóibín reads from his insightful book on literary fathers. Today, Tóibín's gaze turns to John B Yeats, father of literary giant WB Yeats. Show more
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