1/2 Geoff Watts explores the origins and the science behind our love and loathing of gossip.
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.
News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music.
Dawn O'Porter and Graham Fellows, aka John Shuttleworth, discuss their favourite books. (R)
5/6 A look back at radio comedy in the late 1990s, with Paul Schlesinger and Meera Syal.
Clive Anderson presents an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
William Gibson, Marco Polo, Chimera, Conflict Time Photography, Concerning Violence.
Heartfelt poem by Stanley Cook about a girl's murder and a bruised and beautiful landscape (R)
Mariella Frostrup talks to Mal Peet about his latest book The Murdstone Trilogy.
1/4 Paul Farley listens to old and new poetry of extinction.