The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/5 The Etymologicon takes a festive turn with the origins of turkey, punch and champagne.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
Prayer and reflection with Bishop Dr Joe Aldred.
Caz Graham hears from a farmer who thinks the rules on selling raw milk are out of date.
Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk and Thought for the Day.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Daniel Defoe's seminal novel Robinson Crusoe.
4/5 The Etymologicon looks at the link between Jack Robinson, Thomas Derrick and guillotines.
Marriage and family stability, switched-off female voters, and celebrity fashion.
4/15 Mortimer Cropper, a collector of Ash memorabilia from Harmony City, New Mexico, is in town
Who are the thousands of people discovered in mass graves in Indian Kashmir?
Radio 4 revisits the career defining book of the late Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown.
Excessive delivery charges, deep vein thrombosis targets, and christmas present or bribe?
The latest weather forecast.
Shaun Ley presents national and international news.
14/15 When a national postcode system was introduced in the 1970s, it met with fierce resistance
Lower Loxley gears up for a new arrival.
2/2 To save the King, Simon and Sophie must suffer shipwreck, wolves and a balloon escape. (R)
Assessing a 60-year-old project on the Farne Islands, home to grey seals.
Michael Buerk presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity I CAN.
Mariella Frostrup continues Open Book's celebration of funny books and funny writers.
Daniel Craig talks to Francine Stock about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
New planets, brain chips, amateur scientists, Christmas trees and sexy robins.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news with Eddie Mair.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/6 The Questers help King Baldwin the Jovial, who is being terrorised by a terrible creature.
The stags and hens hit the town.
Mark Lawson unwraps a selection of new interviews with the arts headline-makers of 2011.
Simon Cox investigates whether proposed changes to medical trials can make a difference.
Joe Pine discusses his idea of Infinite Possibility and what it means for modern business.
When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?
Robin Lustig presents national and international news and analysis.
4/10 Linda falls in love, to the dismay of her family.
3/4 By Amanda Whittington. Louisa is thrown into her past with memories she'd rather forget.
1/2 How science fiction has been used to examine relationships between the sexes. (R)
The welfare of reindeer at Christmas attractions and the evolution of Christmas dinner.
Friday 23 December 2011