The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
A reflection on the meaning of Christmas, with author and columnist Peter Hitchens.
3/5 Alan Bennett's handyman skills come to the rescue. (R)
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 the Rev Dr Jo Bailey Wells.
Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Ward recalls his part in founding Forage Aid.
David Attenborough presents the red kite.
Creator of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee guest-edits the programme.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Medici family, rulers of Renaissance Florence.
4/5 Nina starts college, has an uncomfortable theatre trip and frets about a romance.
Jenni Murray presents highlights from the new Woman's Hour online archive.
4/5 Five of the famous and timeless tales are celebrated for Christmas.
Linda Pressly goes on the road with Brazil's anti-slavery hit squads.
2/2 Christopher Frayling with informal tapes of Orson Welles, giving new insight into the man.
Could this be the year you fulfil that dream of setting time aside to improve yourself?
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news.
Ritula Shah talks to Mark Boyle, who lived without money for almost three years. (R)
Tom reveals his surprise gift. (R)
2/2 Young Velvet wins a horse for a shilling and decides to ride him in the Grand National.
Helen Mark visits Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire, where festivities include a shoot.
Stephen Fry presents an appeal for Mind. (R)
Sally Gardner, Sarah Hall and Lennie Goodings discuss the 'Year of the Women Writers'. (R)
Francine Stock explores the spirit of the teenager on film through the decades.
Bacteriophages as a tool to fight infections; bees and their electric sensing for nectar
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/6 Nigel Farage goes to Europe via Question Time with a Britpop soundtrack.
5/6 William Hague is caught in a snowstorm and contemplates his mortality.
Susan is looking for someone to blame.
Naomi Alderman explores the creative legacy of the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4/5 Five of the famous and timeless tales are celebrated for Christmas. (R)
Do ageing bank IT systems pose a risk to financial stability? Melanie Abbott investigates.
Peter Day traces the story of how mobile phones kick-started Kenya's tech economy.
Bacteriophages as a tool to fight infections; bees and their electric sensing for nectar (R)
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Medici family, rulers of Renaissance Florence. (R)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
4/10 With pursuers after them, Allan, Julius and their new chauffeur Benny head south.
3/4 The Wunderlanders' thoughts turn to the future, and all that it could bring.
2/6 To learn who killed Door's family, Richard visits a venerable resident of London Below. (R)
2/5 Chips, cabbage and chocolate? Yoko Ono discusses her life in food with Nina Myskow. (R)
4/5 Nina starts college, has an uncomfortable theatre trip and frets about a romance. (R)
Caz Graham meets the 23-year-old who won the chance to run a farm in Wales.
David Attenborough presents the knot.
Friday 27 December 2013