The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/5 Mary crossed the Kalahari desert, heavily pregnant, in the wake of her explorer husband.
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, with Canon Jenny Wigley.
Is fracking safe? Hear from the industry heads who say it is and campaigners who disagree.
Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Persian epic poem, the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi.
4/5 Mary Livingstone endures four lonely years in the foreign land of Victorian Britain.
Nadja Swarovski on the crystals business and physicist Lisa Randall. With Jenni Murray.
4/5 Bonnie shouts at everyone, after throwing Miss Lonely Heart out of her cafe.
Justin Marozzi examines if Libya can come together again as one country.
Did drink and drugs rob Britain of a literary genius? David Taylor investigates.
Winifred Robinson on how we all may soon be printing our own spare parts at home.
The latest weather forecast.
Edward Stourton presents national and international news.
4/5 Tour Guides from the UK and Turkey compare notes.
Iftikar feels out of place.
A modern love story, reaching from Afghanistan to Northumberland, based on an old ballad.
Is the crisis in the UK's ash forests a vision of the future? Tom Heap reports.
Beatrice Achieng presents an appeal on behalf of the charity Build Africa.
Mariella Frostrup talks to India Knight about her hilarious new novel 'Mutton'.
Francine Stock talks to Sir Peter Jackson about his new film The Hobbit.
Science cash prizes, science in The Hobbit, and solving an archaeological hoax.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/6 The team are horrified that the media have been invited to Malcolm's citizenship ceremony. (R)
Lynda is fuming.
Martin Freeman interviewed on The Hobbit, and musical recommendations from 2012.
Linda Pressly asks, what happened with the Church of England's vote on women bishops?
Peter Day examines the government's aim to increase internet speeds across the UK.
15/24 Can the process of urbanisation of the British countryside be reversed through rewilding?
UK pays Libya rendition compensation; Maria Miller expenses; Litvinenko hearing.
4/5 By Julian Maclaren-Ross. Richard has fallen in love with his friend's wife while he's away
1/6 Yorkshire's acclaimed poet performs at the Mallard Theatre and struggles to get a hot meal (R)
The Chancellor faces questions about his autumn mini-budget. Susan Hulme reports.
Farming minister David Heath says live animal exports should come to an end.
Friday 14 December 2012