The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/5 The military are quick to see the potential of balloons for aerial reconnaissance. (R)
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 the Rev Mary Stallard.
The worrying rate of loss of our wildlife - 60% of species have declined in recent decades
David Attenborough presents the sounds and story of the tawny owl.
Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk and Thought for the Day.
Libby Purves meets comedian Hugh Dennis and David Watson, a chorister at the Coronation.
3/5 Stories of the first balloon aeronauts and mankind's timeless yearning to be airborne.
Powerlister Jan Hall, cot death risks, and Preeya Kalidas as Bollywood Carmen.
3/10 With Cody at college and Ezra drafted, Jenny is left to deal with the unpredictable Pearl.
3/4 Alan Dein hears a moving story of widowhood from 60-year-old Jennie in the Australian bush
1/6 After a nasty tax bill, it seems the only sensible decision is for Matt and Vicky to marry
London borough has six entries in bottom 10 of a food hygiene poll. With Winifred Robinson
John Waite investigates the 'threat' of a skills shortage in the oil and gas industry.
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news.
3/5 Mexican scholar of children's literature, Evelyn Arizpe, lives and works in Glasgow.
Nic has a good idea. (R)
by Dermot Bolger. A couple risk everything to afford the house of their dreams.
Thinking about Equity Release? To find out how it works, call Vincent Duggleby.
Europe and the USA are spending millions mapping the brain but will this approach pay off? (R)
Laurie Taylor explores a social history of live music from 1950 to 1967.
Radio 1 chief Ben Cooper - does drive for a younger audience mean losing loyal listeners?
Coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/4 Spoof phone-in show from the creators of The Fast Show.
Helen takes it on the chin.
Novelist Khaled Hosseini, Michael Landy's recycled saints and AS Byatt's Cultural Exchange
3/10 With Cody at college and Ezra drafted, Jenny is left to deal with the unpredictable Pearl. (R)
Clive Anderson and guests expose the 'myth' of the concept of common-law marriage.
Henry Stewart argues that we should choose our own bosses.
Tom Heap investigates the latest developments in GM technology. (R)
Libby Purves meets comedian Hugh Dennis and David Watson, a chorister at the Coronation. (R)
Man thought to be soldier is murdered yards from London army barracks. With Carolyn Quinn.
8/10 As Toby puts together his case, he knows he is increasingly at risk.
4/6 Nathan Caton is unsympathetic when his parents are sick, as he has an important gig.
4/6 David Quantick's sketch show where no sketch features more than one voice. (R)
Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.
3/5 Stories of the first balloon aeronauts and mankind's timeless yearning to be airborne. (R)
Dutch mink farmers are calling for compensation following a ban on fur farming.
David Attenborough presents the sounds and story of the garganey.
Thursday 23 May 2013