1/5 Daniel Tammet explores the ways in which different cultures approach and describe numbers.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
A report claims that if we relied only on UK fish, 2012's supplies would run out today.
Jim Al-Khalili goes under the Antarctic ice with glaciologist Martin Siegert.
A young French woman talks about what it means to be a Muslim in modern Europe.
2/5 Former maths tutor Daniel Tammet recounts his pupils' refreshing approach to numbers.
Julia Davis, Anna del Conte, post-natal psychosis and royal mothers. With Jane Garvey.
Martin Wainwright looks at our national night time obsession - with the beauty of moths. (R)
How Western classical music underpinned the golden age of the Hollywood film score.
Consumer phone-in with Julian Worricker. How to get value for money in higher education.
James Naughtie considers the influence of one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.
2/5 Alison Steadman tells how the Canada goose and ruddy duck became British birds.
3/4 Matthew Sweet asks: When exactly does a balding man become bald?
What fish can we expect in our seas in 2060? Tom Heap investigates climate change Britain.
Chris Ledgard endures bars, clubs and flight paths to listen to speech through noise.
4/9 Actor Bill Paterson nominates a Scottish actor little known outside Scotland.
Novelist James Meek, The Three Stooges return, and Stockhausen's epic opera Mittwoch.
Navid Akhtar investigates the huge global rise of halal products and services.
Professor Philip Rosenfeld on discovering that Avastin can treat macular disease.
Dr Mark Porter asks whether doctors can try too hard in the early detection of disease.
Wednesday 22 August 2012