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1/5 Asian opium poppies arrived in Mexico with Chinese labourers in the 1860s.
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 on Radio 4. With the Rev Dr Stephen Wigley.
Commentary on the First Test between Pakistan and England in Dubai.
Susan Hulme with the latest news from Westminster and beyond.
Christian worship with a bible reading, prayer and music, led by Monsignor Tony Rogers.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Caroline faces some communication difficulties.
3/4 Birkett defends a doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid.
2/4 Stories of separation - political, personal and playful.
Stewart Henderson looks into why the swallow sometimes flies high and sometimes low. (R)
Michael Rosen explores the new wave of public-speaking events including Ignite and TED.
7/9 Actress Emma Kennedy chooses the life of the American comedienne Gracie Allen.
Eddie Mair presents the day's top stories.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
After Will and Annabelle's disastrous first anniversary, they're off for marriage guidance (R)
Ambridge shows its Blitz spirit.
William Boyd on David Hockney's landscape paintings; Steven Soderbergh's film Haywire.
2/5 Zeena goes away to visit a Doctor, and Ethan and Mattie are left alone together.
Gary Younge talks to three generations of the same family who have been to jail.
The Lords debate on postponing the replacement for Disability Living Allowance.
Dr Mark Porter demystifies the health issues that perplex us.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the Stephen Lawrence case.
National and international news and analysis with Robin Lustig.
2/10 Riley Purefoy returns to the front line. In London, Nadine decides to become a nurse.
3/6 Taffgoon's appointment with Dr Berry to cure a fear of heights takes a strange path.
3/6 It's late, the schedules have gone barmy and our Radio 4 announcer has marital woes. (R)
Susan Hulme with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
2/5 Mexican Chinese traffickers cash in on America's illegal opium market.
News from BBC Radio 4
Wednesday 18 January 2012