The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 By Adrian Fort. New biography of inspirational and groundbreaking politican Nancy Astor.
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 George Craig.
On World Food Day, Anna Hill looks at how we may feed the rising world population.
Decision to close the UK consulate in Basra, Gary McKinnon's extradition and EU membership
The latest events from Westminster with Susan Hulme.
Jim Al-Khalili and Prof Monica Grady weigh up the evidence for life on Mars.
Kate Silverton explores the fear of failure and how it can limit life choices.
Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by Rev Sharon Grenham Toze.
Natasha Baker, para dressage rider, on her experience of the Paralympics.
2/5 Katharina's employers are agitated by lurid tabloid headlines, but she remains defensive.
7/24 Brett Westwood asks if film-makers put anything back in terms of wildlife conservation.
Miranda Sawyer looks at one of music's most distinctive artists Siouxsie and the Banshees.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Should 16 and 17-year-olds be allowed to vote? Julian Worricker hears listeners' views.
The latest weather forecast.
News, analysis and comment from the UK and around the world with Martha Kearney.
7/10 Liu Bei, the swashbuckling adventurer from ancient China.
Jim tells a little white lie.
Tracy-Ann Oberman's new play about Hollywood, starring Frances Barber and Jonathan Hyde.
6/6 Nina Garthwaite presents tales of adventure, transgression and terror in the dark.
Should our farmland be used to grow fuel for our cars? Tom Heap reports. (R)
Joshua Rozenberg asks where next for the families of those who died at Hillsborough.
What does The Hunger Games have in common with Duras' The Lover? A desire to survive.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news with Eddie Mair.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/6 Adam enters the record shop into a competition for Best Local Business.
Ed searches for a way out.
Graham Norton on whether TV talk has been sanitised; Peter Hook on life in Joy Division.
What threat does a growing fundamentalist branch of Islam pose to Arab Spring countries?
Blind Teenagers talk about acting in a new film and Emily Davison offers fashion advice.
The science behind this week's leap from the edge of space - how the human body copes.
Rebuilding America: a special programme presented from Washington by Robin Lustig.
2/10 Violet sets off to confront her twin sister Bea about the nightmare she has had.
4/4 A team of brilliantly stupid scientists attempt to think the unthinkable.
Susan Hulme with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
2/5 Anna Maxwell Martin reads a new biography of groundbreaking politican Nancy Astor.
MPs are to debate the English badger culling pilot.
Wednesday 17 October 2012