1/5 Born 1918, in a village in the Transkei, Nelson Mandela tells the story of his early life. (R)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
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The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Anna Hill.
Chris Packham presents the gadwall.
Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.
1/4 Tarek Osman traces the characters and ideas that have shaped the modern Arab world.
2/5 Working in Johannesburg and doing a degree, Mandela becomes interested in politics.
An advent treat from Mary Beard and businesswoman Harriet Green.
What is the effect of increasing numbers of tourists visiting wildlife hotspots?
Why do we have more overweight children in the UK than elsewhere in Western Europe?
How the Franciscans used the carol to make the birth of Jesus a focus for the church.
6/7 Jay Rayner and the team are in Dover for this episode of the culinary panel programme.
Timandra Harkness explores the benefits and challenges from huge amounts of recorded data.
1/8 Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue champions songwriter Hank Williams. Matthew Parris presents.
Mark Lawson reviews the latest instalment of the Hobbit film franchise.
Simon Jack tells the surprising story of the US Federal Reserve.
Peter White with news and information for blind and partially sighted people.
How do you change teenagers negative body images? Claudia Hammond reports on a new study.
1/4 Tarek Osman traces the characters and ideas that have shaped the modern Arab world. (R)
4/6 Brian and Robin explore mathematics, infinity and the role of numbers in everyday life.
2/5 Working in Johannesburg and doing a degree, Mandela becomes interested in politics. (R)