2/5 The author Angela Thirkell recalls her home in Kensington Square in the late 1890s.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Anna Hill is the lambing shed awaiting the arrival of around 100 pedigree lambs in Norfolk
1/3 Music, planes and trains: Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson's life from the sound archive.
Libby Purves looks back over the last decade, with guests including Sir Trevor Nunn.
3/5 The third of the Angela Thirkell's houses is the country home of Edward Burne-Jones.
Unique interviews with some of the world's wisest and remarkable women.
Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
Should we listen to government health advice? Plus, what to do with that leftover turkey.
8/10 Marina Warner explores the Grimm brothers' tales.
Lynne Truss decodes interviews and puzzles to find the secrets of this hardy mind teaser. (R)
Laurie Taylor explores the role and meaning of both alcohol and drugs in human life.
Steve Hewlett explores the dark art of festive TV scheduling, and talks to David Jason.
Neil Young, Pete Townshend, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and more on their musical roots.
Clive Anderson and guests look at how the legal world is reflected on stage and screen.
Tom Armitage says learning to write computer code means learning to think in a modern way.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Comedian Tim Key spins his own surreal tale of one of Russia's greatest short stories. (R)
David Owen Norris and guests listen to Shakespeare's favourite songs in the Swan Theatre. (R)
1/5 Stephen meets the engineers who first dreamt of creating a cellular network in the 1960s. (R)
Thursday 27 December 2012