The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 By Andrea Stuart. Exploring the painful contradictions of race, money and class.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
A spiritual comment and prayer with the Rt Rev Chris Edmondson, Bishop of Bolton.
Sarah Swadling discovers why it's just too wet for waders.
Debating Aviva, underwear bomb plot and the coalition, with Ken Livingstone and Mike Leigh
James Lovelock on elocution lessons, defrosting hamsters and Gaia.
Fi Glover talks to the founders of the new tech companies in Silicon Roundabout, Hackney.
2/5 By Gary Younge. Despite having only spent four days there, 'home' was Barbados for Gary.
Gok Wan cooks Chinese food; Sapphire's new novel; taste gurus. Presented by Jane Garvey.
2/5 Naively, Maddie hopes for the quick conviction of her attacker.
Dr Kevin Fong looks at the birth of modern plastic surgery during World War II.
The extraordinary story of how classic Irish folk songs were saved from extinction.
Julian Worricker looks at cancer care - attitudes, treatments and cost affects care.
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news with Martha Kearney.
17/20 Early 17th-century proclamations reveal the impact of the 1603 plague outbreak.
There's a homecoming in the village. Meanwhile Alan offers some comfort.
The son of a renowned Nazi hunter attempts to retrieve a stolen Matisse painting.
Tom Holland presents the popular history magazine programme.
Coal is the dirtiest fuel, but consumption is rising. Tom Heap investigates.
Michael Rosen tackles the language of chuggers and street vendors. Which words work best?
6/8 Eric Pickles chooses the great Hollywood director John Ford.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news with Eddie Mair.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
6/6 Stan decides to cash in on the Olympics, leaving Ed to look for a new home.
David hears of a development and Pip gets an offer.
With Mark Lawson. Mel Gibson on screen; pianist Mitsuko Uchida; actress Maxine Peake.
Tom Mangold investigates a murder in Kentucky that local police couldn't or wouldn't solve
Peter talks to the blind Chineese dissident Chen Guangcheng in a Beijing hospital
Claudia visits HMP Grendon, the only prison in Europe that runs as a therapeutic community
National and international news and analysis with Carolyn Quinn.
2/10 Aaron Woolcott reveals how a freak accident claimed the life of his wife Dorothy.
2/3 The Anemone and the Goby Fish reveal the truth about life between the tides.
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire. (R)
Anna Hill meets a family forced to sell their pedigree herd because of milk price cuts.
Wednesday 9 May 2012