The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 Noo Saro-Wiwa embarks on a journey round Nigeria in an attempt to understand her heritage.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
Prayer and reflection with the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth.
Government advisors say farmers should be paid public money to improve animal welfare.
Debating social care funding, the Iowa caucuses, faulty breast implants and Iran.
2/5 Melvyn considers the impact of the invention of the book.
2/5 Artist Molly Parkin revisits her paper round route with actor Bob Kingdom. (R)
2/5 Noo goes to Transwonderland, a bizarre, deserted amusement park.
Selection for secondary school; multigenerational living; writing about fathers.
12/15 Cropper and Fergus follow Roland and Maud to France.
1/8 Astonishing and revelatory sounds above, below and within Antarctica's landscape of ice.
Folk singer Martin Carthy examines the rise and fall of Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
Your Sport: What exercise do you do regularly and why? How affordable is it to stay fit?
The latest weather forecast.
Martha Kearney presents national and international news.
2/5 BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking.
Henry celebrates his first birthday.
1/4 A blind WWI veteran is accused of murdering his wife.
Why are there so few lapwings left in the UK?
Stewart Henderson finds out why tea and coffee pots are different shapes. (R)
Michael Rosen compares the way we bring up children and train dogs.
5/9 Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter champions the life and work of skiffle king Lonnie Donegan.
Eddie Mair presents the day's top stories.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
5/6 Comedian Mark Steel visits Bungay in Suffolk to find out what makes this town distinctive.
Brenda suspects Tom's motives.
Costa Book Awards category winners announced;Tony Marchant; Ronald Searle Tribute.
Katie Derham looks at the philanthropic organisation the Gates Foundation.
The new generation of phones and smartphones and what they offer the visually impaired.
Angela Saini explores shared space - an idea set to bring peace and harmony to our streets
David Eades presents national and international news and analysis.
2/10 Baron Hulot meets the captivating Madame Marneffe and Bette binds her young sculptor close
1/6 Karen House-Water finds that the cure for her fear of water is worse than the disease.
1/6 4 Extra Debut. The late-night broodings of a Radio 4 continuity announcer. (R)
1/4 Paul Jackson's series on classic TV programmes focuses on World in Action. (R)
Egg producers have begun legal action against DEFRA over illegal egg imports.
Wednesday 4 January 2012