1/5 A journey through Southern Africa in search of Mary, the stoical wife of David Livingstone
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Leading scientists welcome the environment secretary's clear support for GM crops.
The government comes under fire from opponents of its plan to allow same-sex marriage.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Olivia O'Leary speaks to Booker Prize-winning author John Banville.
2/5 The author visits the Kalahari mission station where the Livingstones were married in 1845
Family arrangements post-divorce, and author Frances Fyfield. Presented by Jane Garvey.
15/24 Can the process of urbanisation of the British countryside be reversed through rewilding?
Reverend Richard Coles on the buried and forgotten alternative Christmas recordings.
Have we given up on giving? Are charitable donations down? Presented by Julian Worricker.
2/5 Leading Turkish businesswoman Nur Ger talks to CEO Anne Walker MBE.
2/6 Jay Rayner and the panel field culinary questions from a local audience in Neath, Wales.
Jonty Bloom takes a behind the scenes look at a retail explosion.
2/9 Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson on The Master; dramatist Jim Cartwright; the power of three.
Kamal Ahmed asks how far the Bank of England will need to change under its new governor.
Peter White looks at the new Personal Independence Payments guidelines expected this week.
Preventing PTSD by 'thinking' differently; organophosphates; archaeology and mental health
4/6 Jo Brand joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince for witty, irreverent science chat.
Labour says it will oppose a cap on welfare payment increases; Susan Hulme reports.
Wednesday 12 December 2012