Laurie Taylor on a new book exploring gay male identity. Also, work identity in crisis.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Britain's waterways are the worst in Europe. Can a new EU water blueprint help?
Andrew Marr on Scottishness with Ian Rankin, Alasdair Gray, Joyce McMillan and TM Devine.
1/5 A journey through Southern Africa in search of Mary, the stoical wife of David Livingstone
Have online sites replaced agony aunts, and are Xmas adverts sexist? Jane Garvey presents.
2/3 Anthropologist and linguist Dr Mark Turin explores South Africa's 11 official languages.
Missing museum artefacts, Aggie Mackenzie helps hoarders, and Twitter vs Instagram.
1/5 Religious Leaders from the UK and Turkey compare notes.
The ever-popular nationwide general knowledge quiz, chaired by Russell Davies.
Sheila Dillon looks at the role food plays in different faiths.
Ismene Brown uncovers the story of Mona Inglesby and International Ballet.
4/6 Jo Brand joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince for witty, irreverent science chat.
Danny Boyle switches on his Front Row neon artwork; TV drama thirtysomething remembered.
Gary Younge explores the future of affirmative action in the United States.
Linda Pressly looks at the disturbing story of rape and sexual abuse in America's prisons.
How science can save boring climate talks and an interview with DNA pioneer James Watson.
Sean Curran with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Tuesday 11 December 2012