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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with the Rev Rose Hudson Wilkin
Sheep farmers in New Zealand challenge post-Brexit changes to lamb quotas; Asian farm vet stands up to racism; eel fishing licences under threat. Show more
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When Kirsty's youngest son goes to university, she decides to go in search of adventure - she buys an old plasterer's van, and moves into it. Show more
Comedian, writer and actor Tim Vine chats to comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd in the talk tag show. From March 2017. Show more
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The Care Quality Commission's chief inspector on what she has achieved.
Protecting plant life from disease.
Getting kinship carers the same help as adoptive and foster parents. Show more
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Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
World-renowned iconographer Aidan Hart paints an icon of the angel Gabriel revealing to Mary that she will give birth to Jesus. Show more
Part of Radio 4's celebration of Oscar Wilde, Marcy Kahan's play about the young Oscar, his tour of America and the making of a modern celebrity. Max Bennett and Dervla Kirwan star Show more
Manchester and Cambridge go head-to-head in this special Women's Institute quiz hosted by Jo Brand. Will contain some fiendish general knowledge and some cake. Show more
Charlotte Smith puts down her beloved Kit Kat to explore how small producers and big manufacturers are adapting to demands for less sugar and less dairy but hopefully not less fun. Show more
Cutting words into stone is a difficult, deliberate and significant business. Lida Kindersley, letter cutter, reveals the art and the thinking behind marking time in this way. Show more
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the spiritual meaning of the colour purple and its use in religion. Show more
PM at 5pm: interviews, context and analysis.
The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is tabling a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister, after she set a new date for a vote on her Brexit plan.
A return visit to Venue Cymru in Llandudno for Tim Brooke-Taylor, Susan Calman, Richard Osman and Rob Brydon with Jack Dee in the chair. Show more
Carole Boyd - Lynda Snell - on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, performed by the cast of The Archers. A new television version of Watership Down and Gremlins, alternative festive film. Show more
What is required to create a society based on a shared sense of belonging? Douglas Alexander explores the power of stories and asks why we have run out of tales that bind. Show more
The BBC gains rare access to a region of China where Uighur Muslims are being held without trial. Show more
Talking frankly to men and their partners, psychologist Dr. Petra Boynton explores the reality of erectile dysfunction. Show more
Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong talk to John Wilson about the album that gave this modern-day 'supergroup' its name - 'The Good, The Bad & The Queen'. Show more
Sean Curran with all the news from Westminster as Theresa May says MPs will vote on her Brexit deal in mid January as Labour tables a motion of no confidence in the prime minister. Show more
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Carl Honoré charts a major shift in our approach to ageing as he meets the revolutionaries who are inspiring us to make the most of our longer lives.
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