3/5 Mary crossed the Kalahari desert, heavily pregnant, in the wake of her explorer husband.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Is fracking safe? Hear from the industry heads who say it is and campaigners who disagree.
Rachel Byrne reports on events at Westminster.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Persian epic poem, the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi.
4/5 Mary Livingstone endures four lonely years in the foreign land of Victorian Britain.
Nadja Swarovski on the crystals business and physicist Lisa Randall. With Jenni Murray.
Justin Marozzi examines if Libya can come together again as one country.
Did drink and drugs rob Britain of a literary genius? David Taylor investigates.
Winifred Robinson on how we all may soon be printing our own spare parts at home.
4/5 Tour Guides from the UK and Turkey compare notes.
Is the crisis in the UK's ash forests a vision of the future? Tom Heap reports.
Beatrice Achieng presents an appeal on behalf of the charity Build Africa.
Mariella Frostrup talks to India Knight about her hilarious new novel 'Mutton'.
Francine Stock talks to Sir Peter Jackson about his new film The Hobbit.
Science cash prizes, science in The Hobbit, and solving an archaeological hoax.
Martin Freeman interviewed on The Hobbit, and musical recommendations from 2012.
Linda Pressly asks, what happened with the Church of England's vote on women bishops?
Peter Day examines the government's aim to increase internet speeds across the UK.
15/24 Can the process of urbanisation of the British countryside be reversed through rewilding?
The Chancellor faces questions about his autumn mini-budget. Susan Hulme reports.
Friday 14 December 2012