How British political parties construct history, and children's experiences in hospital.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
As winter lambing begins, cases of Schmallenberg disease reach nearly 1,000.
Andrew Marr talks to Dr Peter Wothers about modern day alchemy.
1/5 The pub's early incarnation as a lawless Southwark drinking den.
Cate Blanchett on those ears, hobbit feet and power. Presented by Jane Garvey.
3/3 Mark Turin meets the linguists who track and preserve the languages of the Big Apple.
Post-adoption support, theatre dress codes and one of the UK's remotest postal routes.
1/10 Marina Warner introduces the Grimm brothers and examines the story of The Frog King.
The nationwide general knowledge quiz, chaired by Russell Davies.
Sheila Dillon discovers surprising stories behind humble British vegetables.
Actress Rachael Stirling reveals strange tales and secrets from theatre's back doorstep.
5/6 Comedian Ed Byrne joins Robin and Brian to talk about science's quest to create life.
Mark Lawson with Toby Jones, David O Russell and a review of the Life of Pi film.
As the Mayan prophecy of doom approaches, enjoy this light-hearted guide to the apocalypse
Justin Marozzi examines if Libya can come together again as one country.
Science cash prizes, science in The Hobbit, and solving an archaeological hoax.
Susan Hulme with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Tuesday 18 December 2012