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A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Dr Jo Bailey Wells, Bishop of Dorking
From the number of farm animals kept indoors to the real impact of farm subsidies on food prices; we've had a go at answering some interesting questions sent in by listeners. Show more
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On New Year's Day four women with very different life stories explore how to be more resilient or, at the very least, cope more easily with the challenges life brings. Show more
Continuing Giuseppe Di Lampedusa's gorgeous masterpiece of European political fiction, translated by Archibald Colquhoun, abridged by Sara Davies and read by Alex Jennings. Show more
In the early hours of January 1 1919, the Iolaire, a naval yacht carrying serviceman home, ran aground in sight of Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. Today the loss is remembered. Show more
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Drs Adam Rutherford & Hannah Fry return to answer more everyday questions using the power of science. Today - they investigate how to make the perfect cup of tea. Show more
Continuing Giuseppe Di Lampedusa's masterpiece of European political fiction, translated by Archibald Colquhoun, abridged by Sara Davies and read by Alex Jennings. Show more
Monday-Thursday: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Friday: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
Jay Rayner and the panel are in Melton Mowbray. Dr Zoe Laughlin, Sophie Wright, Jordan Bourke and Tim Hayward answer the audience questions. Show more
Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence consider fascinating and multi-faceted aspects of history. Today, the Prime Meridian - the journey from Stonehenge to Jazz. Show more
The final part of Giuseppe Di Lampedusa's masterpiece of European political fiction, translated by Archibald Colquhoun, abridged by Sara Davies and read by Alex Jennings. Show more
The Great Gama, the strongest man in the world, is Nikesh Shukla’s hero; in 1910 the press suggested his strength might even inspire rebellions in India. Show more
PM at 5pm: interviews, context and analysis.
Counter terrorism officers are leading the investigation into what's been described as a "frenzied" knife attack at Manchester Victoria station.
Award-nominated comedy drama by Pete Jackson and set in Alcoholics Anonymous. Stars Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Sue Johnston, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas. Show more
From Bodyguard and The Durrells to Spooks and Tipping the Velvet, Keeley Hawes looks back on her career Show more
When Adrian Chiles first recorded with voters living near his West Midlands home he encountered a range of people with different life experiences who happily shared their thoughts. Show more
Ryan Kelly who plays Jack (Jazzer) McCreary on Radio 4’s The Archers, and performer Sally Clay offer their books for recommended listening. Show more
Forty years after the infamous 'would you go to bed with me?' experiment, what are the social repercussions of biological inequality if men have a higher sex drive than women?
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Jarvis Cocker explores the human condition after dark. He's a troubled sleeper and his New Year's resolution is to attain the perfect night's sleep. How will he get on? Show more
What is it about the idea of the doppelganger that fascinates and repels us in equal measure. Aleks Krotoski explores the uncanny world of the digital our digital doubles. Show more
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4. Followed by Weather.
Last thoughts on a range of big topics from Stephen Hawking. This time he considers our two fundamental belief systems - is it to be religion or science? Show more
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