The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 Tom Reiss's new book reveals that Alexandre Dumas' father inspired his son's novels.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
Prayer and reflection with Church of Scotland elder Alison Twaddle.
Farmers will have to change what they grow after Britain's soaking autumn takes hold.
School league tables, new BoE head assessed and why do so many UK acts sing in US accents?
Jonathan Freedland explores tree disease by charting Dutch Elm Disease from the 1920s.
4/4 Alvin travels to Washington DC to reflect on a letter about the war in Vietnam.
2/5 An opulent lifestyle is surrendered when the young gallant enlists in the French Army.
What now for the welfare state, 70 years after the Beveridge report?
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news with Edward Stourton.
2/5 German politician Marina Schuster writes of her beliefs about the country she serves.
Lilian is feeling low.
Maxine Peake's first drama about cycling champion Beryl Burton, featuring Charlie Burton.
Helen Castor and guests explore listener's links with the past.
9/14 Ray Davies talks to John Wilson about the Kinks albums Lola and Muswell Hillbillies.
Christina Patterson explores why nursing sometimes goes wrong and what can put it right.
Frances O'Grady and Ruth Richardson discuss favourite paperbacks with Harriett Gilbert.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news with Carolyn Quinn. Includes Weather.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/6 Can Pip thwart the plans of evil Mr Gently Benevolent?
There are high hopes for the Primestock Show.
A new Great Expectations; Bryan Ferry; the creators of TV shows Peep Show and Fresh Meat.
2/5 Eddie struggles to keep his business afloat, as the club comes under attack.
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
Blindness for beginners - banking and money issues faced by newly blind people.
Polygraph testing for sex offenders, birdsong and wellbeing, body image and disfigurement.
Government's welfare-to-work programme 'worse than doing nothing'. With Robin Lustig.
2/10 Howard Jacobson's hilarious tale of the coming-of-age of a wannabe ping-pong champion.
2/6 Katy Brand joins Brian and Robin to discuss some unusual avenues of scientific research.
MPs grill Lord Patten over the size of the payoff given to the former Director General.
Shoppers may have to pay more for potatoes after the worst harvest for 35 years.
Wednesday 28 November 2012