The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/5 Simon investigates why America was named after a man who got there a year after Columbus.
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.
Concern for Scottish farmers as Schmallenberg disease found on farms in north of England.
Should 16-year-olds vote? Plus care homes' accountability and Tim Burton on his new film.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the remarkable Carthaginian general Hannibal.
4/5 Simon Garfield discovers how a map of London helped a Victorian doctor conquer cholera.
Michelle Ryan as Sally Bowles; Judy Finnigan's first novel; presented by Jenni Murray.
4/5 Bev and Shirley take their mobile salon to the police station.
Kate Adie presents reports from India, Kenya, China, Algeria and New York.
Nick Fraser makes the case for rediscovering the work of Richard Yates.
Consumer news with Winifred Robinson, featuring government plans to combat metal theft.
The latest weather forecast.
News, analysis and comment from the UK and around the world with Martha Kearney.
4/10 Carrie Gracie explores why China's children still quote two drunkards from the 8th century
Matt is on edge.
2/4 DCI Stone opens up an investigation into the death of a war veteran. (R)
4/6 Clare Balding walks with actor and passionate birdwatcher Samuel West.
Jon Snow presents an appeal on behalf of Find Your Feet.
American writer Marilynne Robinson talks to James Naughtie about her novel Gilead.
Veteran actor Martin Landau on working with Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock.
The Nobel Prizes for 2012; the science and the glory.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news with Eddie Mair.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
5/6 Some moth-based lunacy and a heart-warming tale of the days before health and safety.
There's a surprise arrival at Lynda's auditions.
Peep Show's David Mitchell, the Nobel Prize for literature and how actors learn accents.
Simon Cox investigates the battle for influence over free schools.
Evan Davis and guests discuss quality and compare notes on their relative weaknesses.
6/24 Autumn is a time when the animal world is on the move with specific threats to survival.
With Shaun Ley. Turkey intercepts plane en route to Syria.
4/5 A man sits beside a stranger on a flight to Frankfurt and tells him the story of his life.
2/4 The wisdom of crowds, the joy of deregulated advertising and Bigipedia throughout history. (R)
Sean Curran with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Reported cases of the potentially fatal livestock parasite liver fluke, are up this year.
Friday 12 October 2012