Observers from the Arab League are assembling in Syria amid fresh reports of bloodshed we hear from a photographer who has spent the year documenting the violence in the country.
A man's been stabbed to death on London's Oxford Street at the height of the crush for the Boxing Day sales.
The writer James Wolcott takes us on a tour of New York to highlight how the once seedy chic areas are being overtaken by suburban stores.
We hear from Kempton racecourse as Kauto Star makes a new entry in the record books.
Alexander McCall Smith and Ruth Gledhill discuss what to do with unwanted Christmas gifts.
PM's three political veterans - Lord Steel, Lord Parkinson and Lady Prosser - indulge in the Radio Four parlour game, wrapping up the year and casting ahead.
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