The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/5 Shakespeare's inn-yard theatres take off in Southwark's taverns, against stiff competition
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
A short reflection and prayer with Bishop Donal McKeown.
Farmers are receiving food handouts as rural poverty is on the rise.
Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Festive cheer was in short supply at the last Prime Minister's Questions of the year.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the South Sea Bubble of the early 18th century.
Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by Rev Prof David Wilkinson.
Margaret Evison; Romeo Beckham and child models; Moomins author Tove Jansson.
4/5 Dinah has still not found the treasure, and Delicata's patience is running out.
Paul Henley meets the migrants heading to Poland, attracted by its thriving economy.
Neil Tennant recalls his stint, from Christmas 1982, on pop's most successful magazine.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
A record rise in legal highs, returning Christmas presents and books for collectors.
The latest weather forecast.
Martha Kearney presents national and international news.
4/10 Marina identifies real people and places believed to have inspired the Grimms' collection.
Lilian faces an awkward encounter.
A drama that imagines the events of two of Joe Strummer's 'missing days' in Paris in 1982.
Helen Mark is in Norfolk where preparations for Christmas are well underway.
Katy Hill presents the Radio 4 Appeal for children's charity Lively Minds.
Barbara Kingsolver on her new book Flight Behaviour; David Baddiel on David Foster Wallace
Movie news with Francine Stock, Ang Lee on Life of Pi and Ewan McGregor on The Impossible.
Unintelligent IQ tests, frozen Lakes, human life on Mars, and Santa stuck in a chimney.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/6 Malcolm is distracted by a breast feeding mother during a birth registration. (R)
Jazzer makes Lynda blush.
The Impossible reviewed; comedian Simon Amstell; Ed Vaizey and Tom Morris on arts funding.
Simon Cox investigates concerns about the number of Roma children being taken into care.
What is the Co-op's place in the retail world of the 21st century? Peter Day investigates.
16/24 Brett Westwood takes a look at the relationship between wildlife conservation and art.
National and international news and analysis with Philippa Thomas.
4/5 A mix-up at the shop upsets Stephen's plans for Christmas lunch. Read by Jenny Agutter.
3/6 1990s eco-warrior Dave Angel performs and a confused delivery man arrives. (R)
Sean Curran with the day's top news stories from Westminster.
4/5 The age of the stagecoach changes the face of British pubs.
Nearly half of EU member states will be producing illegal pork from the start of January.
Friday 21 December 2012