The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 Robert Macfarlane starts off on the chalk of the Icknield Way in empty Bedfordshire.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Alison Murdoch.
Could drought in the USA increase the price of bread here?
Osborne on Diamond's resignation, children in care, and how one man defied a loan shark.
3/4 Niall Ferguson asks if different systems of law are key to economic success.
2/5 Robert takes an ancient route across the most dangerous sands in England.
Fifty Shades of Grey - a harmless love story or degrading to women?
2/10 Maria Semple's comic novel. Bernadette becomes more reliant on her virtual assistant.
Can we use the Amazon for the wealth of resources it contains, but still keep it alive?
Christopher Gabbitas explores the effects on singers of changing the pitch of their voice.
As Bob Diamond resigns, Julian Worricker asks: What's the future of banking?
James Naughtie on Barbara Windsor's very British combination of grit and naughtiness.
The latest weather forecast.
Analysis of current affairs reports, presented by Martha Kearney.
2/5 Roger continues his journey through Shanghai, visiting a bank museum and a tobacco museum.
Elizabeth comes to her own conclusions.
By Lavinia Murray. Drama imagining a day in the life of Hans Christian Andersen as a child
1/5 Jay Rayner presents the show from Bristol, ahead of the city's annual Grillstock festival.
Dominic Arkwright and guests discuss bohemians.
Jake Wallis Simons explores the murky and controversial world of private investigators.
Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite paperbacks with Helen Castor and Rob Hopkins.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/4 Humphrey Ker presents sketch groups the Noise Next Door, the Boom Jennies and Jigsaw.
Jim goes on a charm offensive.
Artist Richard Wilson re-creates The Italian Job finale, plus Mark Damazer on The Newsroom
Are stolen Arab billions still locked in British banks? Jenny Cuffe reports.
Travelling in adverse weather and London landmarks audio-described by celebrities.
Is frozen shoulder a condition that's overdiagnosed? Dr Mark Porter investigates.
3/4 Chris Ledgard revisits the final Gentlemen and Players cricket match in September 1962. (R)
National and international news and analysis.
2/10 Mabbut's ex-wife asks him to meet her new man.
3/6 Debating the advantages and disadvantages of being really huge, or extremely small.
Sean Curran with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Milk wars - the cuts to dairy farmers that affect the cost of your pint of milk.
Wednesday 4 July 2012