3/5 Shakespeare's inn-yard theatres take off in Southwark's taverns, against stiff competition
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Farmers are receiving food handouts as rural poverty is on the rise.
Festive cheer was in short supply at the last Prime Minister's Questions of the year.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the South Sea Bubble of the early 18th century.
4/5 The age of the stagecoach changes the face of British pubs.
Margaret Evison; Romeo Beckham and child models; Moomins author Tove Jansson.
Paul Henley meets the migrants heading to Poland, attracted by its thriving economy.
Neil Tennant recalls his stint, from Christmas 1982, on pop's most successful magazine.
A record rise in legal highs, returning Christmas presents and books for collectors.
4/10 Marina identifies real people and places believed to have inspired the Grimms' collection.
Helen Mark is in Norfolk where preparations for Christmas are well underway.
Katy Hill presents the Radio 4 Appeal for children's charity Lively Minds.
Barbara Kingsolver on her new book Flight Behaviour; David Baddiel on David Foster Wallace
Movie news with Francine Stock, Ang Lee on Life of Pi and Ewan McGregor on The Impossible.
Unintelligent IQ tests, frozen Lakes, human life on Mars, and Santa stuck in a chimney.
The Impossible reviewed; comedian Simon Amstell; Ed Vaizey and Tom Morris on arts funding.
Simon Cox investigates concerns about the number of Roma children being taken into care.
What is the Co-op's place in the retail world of the 21st century? Peter Day investigates.
16/24 Brett Westwood takes a look at the relationship between wildlife conservation and art.
Sean Curran with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Friday 21 December 2012