The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 A journey through Southern Africa in search of Mary, the stoical wife of David Livingstone
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 Canon Jenny Wigley.
Leading scientists welcome the environment secretary's clear support for GM crops.
Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.
The government comes under fire from opponents of its plan to allow same-sex marriage.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Olivia O'Leary speaks to Booker Prize-winning author John Banville.
Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by the Rev Peter Whittaker.
Family arrangements post-divorce, and author Frances Fyfield. Presented by Jane Garvey.
2/5 Sissy has met her lover's wife, Fiona has a shock for Shirley, and pixies bother Bonnie.
15/24 Can the process of urbanisation of the British countryside be reversed through rewilding?
Reverend Richard Coles on the buried and forgotten alternative Christmas recordings.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Have we given up on giving? Are charitable donations down? Presented by Julian Worricker.
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news with Martha Kearney.
2/5 Leading Turkish businesswoman Nur Ger talks to CEO Anne Walker MBE.
Matt has cause for celebration.
By John Taylor. A bottle found on a Sheppey beach contains a heart-stopping message.
2/6 Jay Rayner and the panel field culinary questions from a local audience in Neath, Wales.
13/14 Rod Argent, Chris White and Colin Blunstone on the Zombies' album Odessey and Oracle.
Jonty Bloom takes a behind the scenes look at a retail explosion.
2/9 Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news with Eddie Mair. Includes Weather.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/6 Pip and Charles Dickens engage in a novel-writing showdown to find the greatest writer.
Fallon and Kirsty are scoring points.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson on The Master; dramatist Jim Cartwright; the power of three.
Kamal Ahmed asks how far the Bank of England will need to change under its new governor.
Peter White looks at the new Personal Independence Payments guidelines expected this week.
Preventing PTSD by 'thinking' differently; organophosphates; archaeology and mental health
No gay marriage for the Church of England, Cairo protests escalate, and turbulent Mali.
2/5 By Julian Maclaren-Ross. Richard begins to go about with a colleague and his wife.
4/6 Jo Brand joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince for witty, irreverent science chat.
Labour says it will oppose a cap on welfare payment increases; Susan Hulme reports.
2/5 The author visits the Kalahari mission station where the Livingstones were married in 1845
A new report says that farmers are wasting time and money with too many inspections.
Wednesday 12 December 2012