The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/5 After the brilliant theories of Alexandria, the world fell into a cartographic dark age.
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 Tina Beattie.
Farmers in Northern Ireland will get an extra 15 million on next year's support payments.
Are we facing higher food prices? Plus William Hague; Hilary Mantel on the Booker Prize.
Libby Purves meets cartoonist Steven Appleby and folk singer Sam Lee.
3/5 Simon investigates why America was named after a man who got there a year after Columbus.
Sexual harassment; Idina Menzel, star of Wicked and Glee; women at the Royal Academy.
3/5 Bev and Shirley use their mobile salon to pervert the course of justice.
2/4 The longest commute in the UK, on the longest train - Alan Dein joins the sleepers.
3/6 Local headmistress Mrs Temple tackles Ramesh over a new range of sweets.
The latest weather forecast.
News, analysis and comment from the UK and around the world with Martha Kearney.
3/10 In a society built around ancestor worship, Carrie Gracie meets the ultimate ancestor.
Alistair offers some constructive criticism.
By Nick Warburton. Poet David witnesses the dark underbelly of an East European city. (R)
Paul Lewis and a panel of guests answer calls on working part-time.
Dr Mark Porter asks if stem cell research is making a difference to patients.
The 'new' Arab man; elite club membership in the House of Lords.
BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten talks to Steve Hewlett about the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news with Eddie Mair.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/4 The aspiring politicians get their first radio interview ahead of the by-election.
Matt is on edge.
Roy Hattersley reviews Westminster drama This House; Jo Nesbo; a biography of Prince.
The 90th anniversary of the BBC. Is public service broadcasting a moral good?
Writer Mark Vernon says narcissism should be rehabilitated as a positive form of self-love
1.5 million tonnes of debris from the Japanese tsunami is heading towards North America.
National and international news and analysis with Ritula Shah.
3/5 In spite of his little infidelities, the playwright claims he loves his girlfriend.
2/6 Janet Street-Porter revisits the days when she was seeing three men at the same time. (R)
Peers discuss referendum on Scottish independence and West Coast Main Line contract.
Concern for Scottish farmers as Schmallenberg disease found on farms in north of England.
Thursday 11 October 2012