The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
Canon Mark Oakley reflects on the meaning of Christmas.
3/3 Christopher Driver's thoughts on the evocative and bizarre language of food description. (R)
The bells from the Parish Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas, Pier Head, in Liverpool.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
Prayer and reflection with Bishop Steven Croft.
Sarah Swadling goes out with Exmoor farmer Robin Milton on his sheep feeding rounds.
The latest weather forecast for farmers.
With Justin Webb and Evan Davis. Including Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Andrew Marr visits the artist David Hockney at his studio in Bridlington.
1/5 Bart's East End childhood and early exposure to music.
Celebrating women in music. Presented by Jane Garvey.
6/15 Roland and Maud retrace the steps of Ash and LaMotte and Professor hears of the letters.
Colin Dexter and Ken Dodd are mutual fans - and they perform together for the first time.
David Tennant stars in Robert Browning's poem about the vengeful rat-catcher.
A special Christmas edition of the wide-ranging music quiz with Paul Gambaccini.
The latest weather forecast.
Shaun Ley presents national and international news.
1/5 Nina Myskow in conversation with David Sedaris about how his family affected his eating.
There's stunning news for Tom and Helen.
1/5 An encounter on the Dover Road, and a message.
Chaired by Russell Davies. With contestants from South Wales, London and the Home Counties
Tim Hayward presents a special food quiz edition recorded at the Abergavenny Food Festival
Frank Cottrell Boyce celebrates one of the great TV families, the Waltons.
6/6 Robin Ince and Brian Cox discuss Christmas with Richard Dawkins and Mark Gatiss.
Eddie Mair presents the day's top stories.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
The author and philosopher John Gray on the merits of living for the present.
1/6 With panellists Lee Mack, Jack Dee, Rufus Hound and Graeme Garden.
Recriminations fly at Bridge Farm.
The Boxing Day Quiz! Mark Lawson poses cultural brain-teasers to writers and performers.
3/3 Hugh contrasts the role of philanthropy today with that of the middle of the 20th century.
Who are the thousands of people discovered in mass graves in Indian Kashmir?
New planets, brain chips, amateur scientists, Christmas trees and sexy robins.
Ritula Shah presents national and international news and analysis.
6/10 Linda falls in love again, but finds that communists' parties are frightfully gloomy.
The language of the financial markets. Michael Rosen returns for a new series on words.
1/4 Paul Gambaccini recalls the 1960 classic album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. (R)
Rex Milton talks to Sarah Swadling about his family's herd of Exmoor ponies.
Tuesday 27 December 2011