4/5 Mary Livingstone endures four lonely years in the foreign land of Victorian Britain.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Farming minister David Heath says live animal exports should come to an end.
The government gives the go-ahead to fracking for shale gas exploration.
Kirsty Young interviews the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP.
5/5 The author reaches Mary's final resting place - a grave on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Darling, sweetheart, honey, snookums... Are pet names for your love cute or cringeworthy?
3/3 Des and Chris try to fathom the sport and the rules of real tennis at the Queen's Club.
New rules on food and drink health claims and Westminster's war on rare burgers.
Fi Glover presents the series that captures the nation in conversation.
5/5 Nightclub owners from the UK and Turkey compare notes.
Peter Gibbs and the team take questions in Cranleigh in Surrey.
Matthew Bannister on Ravi Shankar, Joseph Murray, Sir Patrick Moore and Alex Moulton.
Tim Harford looks at why the estimate for Eastern Europeans coming to the UK was so wrong.
BBC Philharmonic presents The Listening Project Symphony, from MediaCityUK in Salford.
Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate and discussion from Leyland in Lancashire.
Will Self reflects on the effect of digital technology on his perception of time.
2/9 Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.
Mark D'Arcy with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Fi Glover with the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.
Saturday 15 December 2012