1/5 Writer Matthew Hart takes a ride down the deepest mine on earth. (R)
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Big farming - bad or beautiful? Anna Hill hears from both sides of the debate.
Chris Packham presents the lesser white-fronted goose.
Reports from Westminster with Susan Hulme.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the working poor.
Anita Anand talks to world-renowned facial surgeon Prof Iain Hutchison.
2/5 The Spanish conquistadors helped flood 16th-century Europe with gold.
Jane Garvey talks to Sophie Ellis-Bextor about music and life after Strictly Come Dancing.
Monty Don discusses discovering new medicine in the natural world.
Gabriel Prokofiev asks whether 20th-century classical composers killed off their audience.
What kind of care can people with mental health conditions expect to receive?
Linda explores the acts of union required to sustain the allegiance of British emigrants.
Tom Holland and leading historians discuss the latest historical research.
2/4 Michael Blastland explores the stories we use to explain our world to ourselves.
Is gravity really like a bowling ball on a sheet? Michael Rosen on scientific metaphors.
7/8 Businessman Mark Constantine champions the life of poet Kahlil Gibran with Matthew Parris.
Josie Rourke on directing The Weir, and Julie Hesmondhalgh on leaving Coronation Street.
Predatory or prudent? Has RBS been playing fair with its business customers?
Professor Robert MacLaren on the gene therapy cure for blindness, and who it may help.
A new gastric balloon, overuse of stomach drugs, the new NHS database and vocal dysphonia.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the working poor. (R)
Susan Hulme and the BBC parliamentary team report from Westminster.
2/5 The Spanish conquistadors helped flood 16th-century Europe with gold. (R)
Wednesday 22 January 2014