The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/5 Da Vinci sets about capturing one of the Bible's most dramatic scenes in paint and plaster
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 Dr Craig Gardiner.
The UK's biggest fresh milk processor says it will change the way it decides milk prices.
The West's options on Afghanistan, plus student visas and President Hollande's love-life.
3/4 Stephen Fry celebrates the important verbal art and social tool of conversation.
3/5 We assume twins' lives will follow similar patterns, but what happens when one is gay? (R)
Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by Christopher Landau.
Are pens for women really necessary? Plus preparing a child for school, and real intimacy.
4/5 A call from Craven's mother interrupts this case of modern-day slavery.
Tessa Dunlop investigates why a plan for a massive gold mine is dividing Romania.
Audrey Niffenegger catches Hokusai's 'Great Wave' to trace his far-reaching influence.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Consumer news with Winifred Robinson. Are payday lenders doing rigorous enough checks?
James Naughtie reflects on the glamorous life and untimely death of the Princess of Wales.
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news with Martha Kearney.
4/5 Former prisoners pass on, in poetry, the result of many years of contemplation.
There's news at last for Vicky.
A painter's work is decoded by someone who seems to know his exact thought processes. (R)
Jules Hudson is in North Yorkshire discovering the fascinating history of Richmond Castle.
Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent makes an appeal on behalf of Dementia UK.
Dreda Say Mitchell presents a special on Tartan Noir and the thriving Scottish crime scene
Matthew Sweet meets actor Toby Jones about the weird world of the Berberian Sound Studio.
Piano tuners' brains, exo-planets and chimp justice. Quentin Cooper presents science news.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
6/6 Dave and the boys organise a surprise 50th birthday for Ramesh. (R)
David and Ruth make plans.
John Wilson talks to soul survivor Bobby Womack, with views from collaborator Damon Albarn
Hannah Barnes investigates the state of the forensic science industry in the UK.
Peter Day explores the impossible economics of the concert hall.
Rowan Pelling searches for a cure for the problem which blights her life, procrastination.
The latest on the South African mining crisis, and how unified is the Syrian opposition?
9/10 After the rape, Lecoeur hides in the charnels. He has a pistol.
4/4 Sketch show featuring characters from a deluded teen to a nonagenarian diva. From 2011. (R)
3/3 Sketch comedy from Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. (R)
4/5 While he was painting the Last Supper, Leonardo was living in the Corte Vecchia in Milan.
Eleventh-hour negotiations on a new fairness code between farmers and milk processors.
Friday 31 August 2012