Why do we make maps, and what do they say about us?
BBC World Service
2/7 John Peel with a look at the era of skiffle and trad jazz, beatniks and beehive hairdos.
BBC Radio 6 Music
Nancy Lublin argues that the web has transformed social activism for the better.
BBC Radio 4 FM only
William Crawley and guests debate the week's religious and ethical news. Including News.
BBC Radio Foyle
BBC Radio Ulster
Mark Wringe a' toirt sùil air an leabhar Saoghal An Treubhaiche le Aonghas MacIllFhialain. (R)
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Film critic Owen Gleiberman on Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins
Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.
2/5 Sùil air an òran An Dubh Ghleannach a rinneadh le Alasdair MacFhionghain à Mòrar. (R)
William Crawley talks to former Irish Times editor Walter Ellis about his new novel.
5/6 Phil Rickman talks to novelist Frances Fyfield about her new novel Gold Digger.
BBC Radio Wales
Ffilm neu gyfrol newydd, arddangosfa neu albym. I wybod mwy, ewch i'r Stiwdio. (R)
BBC Radio Cymru
Join Clare English for a round up of the hottest Christmas titles for your stockings. (R)
BBC Radio Scotland except BBC Radio Orkney, BBC Radio Shetland
Janice Forsyth previews The Hobbit with film critics Wendy Lloyd and Alistair Harkness. (R)
BBC Radio Scotland
Barbara Kingsolver on her new book Flight Behaviour; David Baddiel on David Foster Wallace
BBC Radio 4
A special Yuletide Kist from north Antrim with poetry, rhymes, reminiscences and cake.
Annie Freud explores the work of the all-American poet, William Carlos Williams.
5/6 Mary Ann Kennedy explores the character of New York through its classical music. (R)
5/6 How the impact of AIDS on the Broadway community directly affected Hamlisch's career. (R)
BBC Radio 2
Trevor Nelson looks at how teenagers are challenging football's anti-racism policies.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Francine Stock talks to Sir Peter Jackson about his new film The Hobbit.
Why do we find the beat of the drum so intoxicating?
Davie Scott selects an episode of For the Record, recalling a Kenneth McKellar recording.
3/7 John Peel continues with Merseybeat, mods and rockers, and Swinging London.
Monday 17 December 2012