4/5 Crowd-pleasing entertainments and spectacular displays grew in popularity. (R)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
The humble spud becomes less humble as potato prices soar.
David Attenborough presents the sounds and story of the redshank.
Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, is interviewed by Kirsty Young. (R)
5/5 The story of Salomon Andree and his efforts to reach the North Pole by balloon in 1897.
Jenni Murray offers a female perspective, discussing women's football and more.
Chris Mullin explores what working life is like for some outsourced workers. (R)
Cut-price dental work from eastern Europe, without the need to travel. With Peter White.
Fi Glover with a conversation between both ends of a pantomime camel.
5/5 Kailash Chand grew up speaking Punjabi but worked as a GP for his whole career in the UK.
Eric Robson chairs this special edition of GQT with members of the Chelsea Fringe, London.
An encounter with a local museum curator has a profound effect on three elderly academics.
Matthew Bannister on Ray Manzarek, Jorge Videla, Zahra Shahid Hussain and Eddie Braben.
Tim Harford on the economics of Scottish independence, Ryanair's punctuality and cat years
Fi Glover with a conversation between travellers who have travelled far.
Paul Morley's new book on the North; musical instruments lost and found; news from Cannes.
Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate and discussion from West Byfleet, Surrey.
John Gray argues for another way of seeing the world, inspired by writer Arthur Machen.
8/9 Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, chooses Holocaust writer Primo Levi. (R)
Cerys Matthews visits Alabama to uncover a sacred choral tradition. (R)
Fi Glover with a conversation between friends who have differing views of the supernatural
Saturday 25 May 2013