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We discuss the myths surrounding the morning after pill, and we hear from the economists leading their profession to better recognise the value of care work. Show more
Hazel loves her job. It’s invigorating and work is her identity but there’s pressure on her to leave. Normally a great decision maker, this choice is proving impossible to make. Show more
Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Emily Maitlis, Frank Skinner, Paul Charles and Jeff Kinney for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more
Why is a fund to help flat owners replace risky cladding has yet to pay out and many of this year's high street stores Christmas grottoes may have sold out but are they any good?
The latest weather forecast
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
Adam Buxton explores the world of work. Follow your passions, land that dream job, and you'll never work a day in your life! So we're told. Sound advice, or idealistic nonsense? Show more
By Phil Davies. Bilal and his family feel helpless as their family restaurant is being closed as part of a lucrative mill development. Then a character from Bilal's past turns up. Show more
Paul Gambaccini hosts the general knowledge music quiz, with contestants from all over the UK competing to become Radio 4's musical mastermind for 2019. Show more
Dan Saladino explains why tensions are running high over animal vs plant based diets. Author Jonathan Safran Foer, farmer Simon Fairlie and academic Frederic Leroy offer insights. Show more
Adam Buxton uncovers the strange tale of the world’s weirdest scat singer, Shooby Taylor – The Human Horn. With the help of Louis Theroux, Joe Cornish and Irwin Chusid. Show more
It's becoming harder to hide from facial recognition technology but what does this means for people, who protest against political systems, in places controlled by surveillance? Show more
Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping
UN says global warming is continuing unabated
Uber loses London licence
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke find themselves amidst the Victorian splendour of Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal with Jack Dee in the chair. Show more
Wretch 32 discusses his new memoir Rapthology; Hamlet performed by the local theatre company in the Faroe Islands; the weekend's Blue Story controversy Show more
Writer and broadcaster Philip Ball charts the forgotten story of exhaustion - from desert monks to today’s world of work - to discover if we're really more tired now than ever. Show more
Hundreds of Russian women are killed by their partners every year. Lucy Ash talks to the activists who are pushing for legal reforms and fighting back against domestic abuse. Show more
Sally Marlow examines the worrying rise in self-harm and discovers that the reasons behind it are as varied as the people who do it. Show more
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Gillian Tindall’s thought-provoking reflection on family and social history and the changing meanings of the objects that survive the passing of time. Read by Anastasia Hille. Show more
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.