4/5 By Paul Kildea. Biography of the composer, published in the year marking his centenary.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Charlotte Smith asks, can high-speed rail bring progress to the countryside?
Sean Curran reports as Michael Gove abandons plans to scrap GCSEs in England.
Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.
5/5 By Paul Kildea. Biography of the composer, published in the year marking his centenary.
Early jazz queens, and three generations of British Chinese women. With Jenni Murray.
1/2 Grahame Dangerfield, veteran naturalist, revisits the place he thought was Eden.
The law prevents contact lenses being sold online without a prescription.
5/5 Dominic Arkwright meets the mum who gave birth at home with a 999 operator on the line.
Eric Robson and the team visit gardeners in Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire.
3/3 Essex and his troupe are invited aboard the royal yacht to entertain King Edward VII.
Matthew Bannister on Amina Cachalia, Reg Presley, Chris Kyle, Andre Cassagnes, Richard III
The art of Whispering Bob, iPlayer queries addressed, and is Radio 4 barmy for McCartney?
Gael García Bernal in Pinochet's Chile, singer Tracey Thorn, and zom-rom-com Warm Bodies.
Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by David Davis, Norman Baker, Alan Milburn and Julie Bindel.
David Cannadine celebrates the saving of New York's century-old Grand Central station.
Miles Jupp and Barb Jungr talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.
Mark D'Arcy with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Saturday 9 February 2013