The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
How British political parties construct history, and children's experiences in hospital.
The bells of York Minster.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
A short reflection and prayer with Bishop Donal McKeown.
As winter lambing begins, cases of Schmallenberg disease reach nearly 1,000.
The latest weather forecast for farmers.
Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Andrew Marr talks to Dr Peter Wothers about modern day alchemy.
1/5 The pub's early incarnation as a lawless Southwark drinking den.
Cate Blanchett on those ears, hobbit feet and power. Presented by Jane Garvey.
1/5 Modesty takes on public school villain Simon Delicata in a deadly Sahara showdown.
3/3 Mark Turin meets the linguists who track and preserve the languages of the Big Apple.
2/2 Martin Jarvis's 2010 Cheltenham Festival performance of Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest. (R)
Post-adoption support, theatre dress codes and one of the UK's remotest postal routes.
The latest weather forecast.
Martha Kearney presents national and international news.
1/10 Marina Warner introduces the Grimm brothers and examines the story of The Frog King.
Lynda has a directing dilemma.
4/4 McLevy is kidnapped by a grieving father who seeks vengeance for the death of his son.
The nationwide general knowledge quiz, chaired by Russell Davies.
Sheila Dillon discovers surprising stories behind humble British vegetables.
Actress Rachael Stirling reveals strange tales and secrets from theatre's back doorstep.
5/6 Comedian Ed Byrne joins Robin and Brian to talk about science's quest to create life.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
6/6 Fifty-eighth series of the multi-award award-winning comedy panel game chaired by Jack Dee
Will doesn't hold back.
Mark Lawson with Toby Jones, David O Russell and a review of the Life of Pi film.
As the Mayan prophecy of doom approaches, enjoy this light-hearted guide to the apocalypse
Justin Marozzi examines if Libya can come together again as one country.
Science cash prizes, science in The Hobbit, and solving an archaeological hoax.
President Obama promises action on mass shootings, but what does that mean?
1/5 Dolly's perfect parents have always made her feel inferior - until her 16th birthday.
14/14 Rod Argent, Chris White and Colin Blunstone are quizzed about Zombies' Odessey and Oracle.
Susan Hulme with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
A reading and a reflection to start the day with Bishop Donal McKeown.
As a group is fined for illegal hunting, supporters say the law is pointless and confusing
Tuesday 18 December 2012