2/5 The George enters literary history with the publication of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Warnings that Schmallenberg disease could be more widespread than expected.
Susan Hulme reports on events at Westminster and beyond.
Libby Purves meets actor Simon Callow and folk singer Maddy Prior.
3/5 Shakespeare's inn-yard theatres take off in Southwark's taverns, against stiff competition
Designer Caroline Charles meets Jenni Murray, and Cook the Perfect chocolate truffle.
Jumping on freight trains in America - danger, thrills and desperation in the USA today.
Winifred Robinson investigates the hidden costs of online shopping in Scotland.
3/10 Marina Warner enters the magical worlds of the fairy tale.
Child benefit rules are changing. Are you entitled and will you have to pay a tax charge?
Claudia Hammond investigates how reading a baby's mind helps its development.
Laurie Taylor on our multinational armed forces, and Deborah Butler on female jockeys.
Pollard Review analysis and reaction with Steve Hewlett.
Barry Norman reviews Dustin Hoffman's Quartet; singer Katy Carr; pick of comedy DVDs.
Clive Anderson and guests discuss controversial proposed changes in employment law.
Georgie Fienberg argues that charities doing development work should want to close.
Science writer Chris Riley examines the enduring legacy of the Apollo moon missions.
Rachel Byrne with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Thursday 20 December 2012