The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 In 1839, British troops invaded Afghanistan for the first time.
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 Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.
Anna Hill hears the debate over the role of the RSPCA in prosecuting animal welfare cases.
The cost of child care, plus the Sunday Times cartoon row and coughing in concerts.
Jim Al-Khalili talks to roboticist and psychologist, Noel Sharkey.
John McCarthy talks to hermit Rachel Denton about her decision to live alone.
2/5 Now re-established on the throne, Shah Shuja announces a fresh start for Afghanistan.
Changes to child care legislation, and living with a stoma. Presented by Jane Garvey.
2/5 Mrs Madrigal and Edgar indulge in some afternoon delight, and Mary Ann settles in.
22/24 Brett Westwood looks at the invasive Chinese mitten crab, plus freshwater eels.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC presents an appeal for Circles UK.
2/3 Paul Gambaccini looks back to Carnegie Hall 1955 with Pete Seeger and two other Weavers. (R)
Consumer phone-in presented by Julian Worricker. What will the HS2 do for you?
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news.
2/5 Tracey Logan explores how language changes our colour perception.
Christopher's suspicions are aroused.
Feuding screen goddesses Davis and Crawford in an iconic film - headed for disaster? (R)
Helen Castor and guests discuss the history curriculum in Britain's schools.
Can Germany produce all its power from green energy? Tom Heap investigates.
Mr Fan, Vietnamese boatperson, barber, Chinese gardener, English horseman, tells his story (R)
9/9 Gardener Carol Klein's choice is wild garden hero, William Robinson. With Matthew Parris.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
5/6 Dame Jenni Murray cooks her first healthy meal and gives her verdict to Marcus Brigstocke.
Vicky makes some introductions.
The art of light; Benjamin Britten's latest biographer; new play set in Stockport reviewed
Corporate tax: Who writes the rules? Fran Abrams investigates.
Minster for disabled people Esther McVey talks to Peter White about the impact of PIPs.
Dr Mark Porter on alcohol, caffeine shampoo, targeted cancer therapies and halitosis.
The bodies of more than 70 Syrians are found in a mass killing in Syria. With Ritula Shah.
2/10 Living in Paris with no money to his name, Orwell turns to a Russian refugee for help.
5/6 With comedian Dave Gorman and newspaper columnists Matthew Parris and Julia Hartley-Brewer (R)
Sean Curran with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
Horse DNA is found in Spanish beef burgers. Anna Hill reports.
Wednesday 30 January 2013