BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Georgie Fienberg argues that charities doing development work should want to close.
Exploring the importance of primestock shows in the farming Christmas calendar.
Richard Wilson presents an appeal on behalf of Contact the Elderly.
Will Self warns against the false prophets of the new priesthood of economics.
News and conversation about the big stories of the week with Paddy O'Connell.
Kirsty Young talks to comedian, actress and writer Dawn French.
Sheila Dillon hears from leading chefs and writers on their necessary Christmas pleasures.
5/6 Hardeep Singh Kohli visits a family who fled the Congo to set up home in Bradford.
Eric Robson hosts a special Christmas edition of GQT from Muncaster Castle.
Fi Glover presents conversations about babies, Christmas and loved ones remembered.
Colin Firth shares his five of the best books.
Roger McGough presents a warm but slush-free selection of Christmas poetry requests.
Allan Little looks at the changing dynamic of the European Union, as power heads east.
The debate on gun control in the US, as examined by Alistair Cooke in 1993. (R)
Gerry Northam makes his selection from the past seven days of BBC Radio.
Tim Harford investigates US gun crime statistics and the average age of first-time buyers.
Matthew Bannister on Sir Lawrie Barratt, Galina Vishnevskaya, Jack Hart and Tommy Roberts.
Packaged accounts, carbon discredits, the taxman cometh not, and cooling off.
What is the Co-op's place in the retail world of the 21st century? Peter Day investigates.
Weekly political discussion and analysis with MPs, experts and commentators.
Leading journalists analyse how the newspapers are covering the biggest stories.
Movie news with Francine Stock, Ang Lee on Life of Pi and Ewan McGregor on The Impossible.
Laurie Taylor on our multinational armed forces, and Deborah Butler on female jockeys.
Monday 24 December 2012