The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/5 Noo encounters rampant corruption and dereliction but also discovers a success story.
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.
Charlotte Smith is at the Oxford Farming Conference to talk about rising food prices.
With Deputy PM Nick Clegg's New Year interview, and discussing scrap and assisted dying.
4/5 How the written word, originally used for accountancy, gave rise to human literature.
4/5 Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters revisits her paper round route with Bob Kingdom. (R)
4/5 Noo witnesses the devastating effect of desertification on the edges of the Sahara.
Facial fillers - should women be worried? CSA charges; Saudi campaign for women's rights.
14/15 Cropper is prepared to go to any lengths to get his hands on the letters.
Justin Rowlatt investigates Brazilian successes in fighting deforestation.
1/2 Exploring the underground music of the Black Power movement of the late 60s and early 70s.
Cosmetic surgery update, Change 4 Life, illegal battery hen eggs, and killer apps.
The latest weather forecast.
Martha Kearney presents national and international news.
4/5 BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking.
Susan exercises some diplomacy.
Adaptation of Keats's sensual narrative poem. Narrated by Paterson Joseph. (R)
Helen Mark visits the Scottish Highlands to see how a river can shape a village's fortunes
Jane Garvey presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity African Initiatives.
Hunter Davies discusses his authorised biography of The Beatles, recorded at the Cavern.
Francine Stock talks to Olivia Colman about playing Carol Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Quentin asks if the world will end in 2012 and why people make apocalyptic predictions.
Eddie Mair presents the day's top stories.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
6/6 Vidar's birthday celebrations are cut short and a Quester must battle Lord Darkness.
Tracy considers her options.
Mark Lawson on two new TV comedies; director Tom Hooper on life after The King's Speech.
As metal theft reaches epidemic proportions, Andrew Hosken investigates what can be done.
All around the world, people think education is in crisis. Peter Day asks why.
1/8 Astonishing and revelatory sounds above, below and within Antarctica's landscape of ice.
Robin Lustig presents national and international news and analysis.
4/10 As Hulot's debts spiral out of control, Bette forms a new plan to destroy the family.
1/3 William Andrews and Greg McHugh's brand new sketch show mixing live and studio material.
3/4 Paul Jackson on the classic TV comedy that became indelibly associated with 'lad culture'. (R)
The Oxford Farming Conference debates the benefits of the EU.
Friday 6 January 2012