The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/5 Anna Maxwell Martin reads a new biography of groundbreaking politican Nancy Astor.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
A reading and a reflection to start the day on Radio 4 with George Craig.
MPs are to debate the English badger culling pilot.
Savile inquiries, plus Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel and the US presidential debate.
Libby Purves meets Michael Palin and Kathy Reichs.
3/5 By Adrian Fort. New biography of groundbreaking and inspirational politician Nancy Astor.
Fiona Shaw; Martha Wainwright; The trial of Beatrice Pace. Presented by Jenni Murray.
3/5 Katharina is the subject of ever more lurid tabloid headlines.
3/4 Alan Dein meets the men for whom pigeon flying is more than just a way of life.
4/6 Mrs Birkett locks horns with Lovely Sue, while Alok and Sanjay find a new cool friend.
Bills, broadband and a stolen dog. With Winifred Robinson.
The latest weather forecast.
News, analysis and comment from the UK and around the world with Martha Kearney.
8/10 Class war in 11th century China: the rise and fall of a brilliant bureaucrat.
Ed searches for a way out.
By Christopher Reason. A primary school head teacher is suspicious of an Ofsted inspection
Income tax, VAT, CGT: Vincent Duggleby and a panel of experts answer your tax questions.
The science behind this week's leap from the edge of space - how the human body copes.
Security systems - their pitfalls. Also, a sociological take on the financial crisis.
The latest on the Savile row. Plus 'Seen but not heard: How women make front page news'.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/6 The showbiz legend decides to get some legal advice, but will he take it or give it? (R)
Susan wants to help.
Hollywood costumes from Oz to Avatar; rock documentaries; Damien Hirst's harbour sculpture
Has Jimmy Savile's charity work been morally contaminated by revelations of child abuse?
Rabina Khan calls for a new definition of multiculturalism which avoids simplistic labels.
Geoff Watts explores the cultural and scientific story of hallucination.
Presented by Ritula Shah. Unemployment falls by 50,000.
3/10 Violet has taken Grace home to Silkhampton, and Violet receives an unwelcome visitor.
3/6 Rufus Hound is joined by Jo Caulfield who revisits her time in a terrible rockabilly band. (R)
Sean Curran with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Sainsbury's is dropping the Food Quality Red Tractor logo. It's 'simpler' for consumers.
Thursday 18 October 2012