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Why I love the Six
On Air Now Start Time 18:00 - End Time 18:30
Dide's son Pierre siphons off her money and steals his illegitimate sibling's inheritance.
Blood, Sex and Money by Emile ZolaBlood, Animals
Elvis Costello returns to the Hammersmith Palais, his father's old stomping ground.
Book of the WeekUnfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, Don't Start Me Talking
Why would anyone plant a garden in Zaatari Refugee Camp?
15 Minute DramaWelcome to Zaatari, Episode 1
Clare's husband goes missing, leaving her alone with their young son and a big black dog.
For a few minutes, twice a day, a receptionist and a security guard meet to share a desk.
John Finnemore's Double ActsHot Desk
In Neil Gaiman's story, a dwarf seeks a guide to a certain cave on the Misty Isle.
Book at BedtimeThe Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, Episode 1
Radio 4 in Four’s most popular clips
Woman's Hour presenter Jane Garvey goes to a beauty salon in Liverpool for a makeover.
Does a makeover make you feel better?
Jim Al-Khalili explores whether there is a link between age and great works of genius.
Can you be too old to have a brilliant idea?
British accents are losing their identity, some more than others.
How Glaswegians are retaining their accent
The impressive numerical abilities of Alex the African grey parrot.
Can you teach a parrot to count?
Some top tips on how to pretend you're busier than you really are.
Are you working as hard as you think you are?
The home of quirky, curious and seriously interesting documentaries.
Jim Al-Khalili investigates whether there is a link between age and scientific creativity.
Too Old to Be a Genius
Lucy Kellaway asks if we really need managers.
The Joy of 9 to 525/11/2015
Mat Fraser meets the former showgirls coming out of retirement and getting back on stage.
What can animals tell us about the origins of our numerical abilities?
Numbers by Nature
Anna McNamee explores atomic science as poetic inspiration.
Particle Poets and Molecular Metaphors
Humorous perspectives on life from the plants and animals in the series.
Comedy with David Schneider: Lonely male whale seeks female with good sense of humour.
The World According to Whale
COMEDY: Welcome to Boutique Bubos, a bijou plague service run by an industrious flea.
The World According to Flea
COMEDY: An Australian cockroach struggles to arrange a family reunion for 4500 relatives.
The World According to Cockroach
COMEDY: A beetle writes a letter to her son and reveals a dark secret about his father...
The World According to Beetle
COMEDY: Look out! There's a strict oak tree headmistress channelling Joyce Grenfell.
The World According to Oak
The power of La Marseillaise explained in a hand drawn animation.
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains is this week's Book at Bedtime and we're inviting you to draw it.
Get ready for a new dramatisation of Zola's epic works plus features on Glenda Jackson's return to acting and Zola's reputation as literature's greatest whistle-blower.