The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/20 Talks by Sir David Attenborough on the histories of creatures and plants. (R)
1/5 An account of an execution Orwell attended while in the Indian Imperial Police.
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 Johnston McKay.
Charlotte Smith visits a 'nature friendly' farm run by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. (R)
With James Naughtie and Evan Davis. Including Sports Desk, Weather, Thought for the Day.
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Alan Watson about his quest to discover the source of cosmic rays.
1/5 Roger begins his tour of Chinese museums in Shanghai, with a visit to an opera museum. (R)
Christian worship with a bible reading, prayer and music, led by the Rev Peter Whittaker.
Fay Weldon on the Cazalets; why women in their 50s earn less than younger women.
2/15 Will the outbreak of war put an unbearable strain on Edward and Diana's affair?
1/2 Professional listeners reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing.
3/5 Sinead O'Connor and others talk about the haunting beauty of this ancient song.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
With Winifred Robinson. Should more be done to improve PE in our schools?
The latest weather forecast.
Martha Kearney presents national and international news.
2/5 A radical feminist and a Tory reformer clash over the route to equality. (R)
Alice is on a covert operation.
A young man joins Tony's boxing ring in an attempt to escape his own circle of addiction. (R)
Tom Holland and guests discuss the ideas and events that are making history.
UK landfills are full. Should we create energy from our waste? Tom Heap investigates.
Are the centuries of legal union between England and Wales coming to an end?
Harriett Gilbert is joined by Sarah Moss and Francis Spufford to discuss books they love.
Eddie Mair with interviews, context and analysis.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/6 The Questers must help a village protect itself for the evil bandit king El Maldado.
Jennifer urges caution.
Mark Lawson talks to Nicole Kidman and Margaret Forster and reviews the film Cloud Atlas.
What to do with the world's largest stockpile of civilian plutonium being kept in the UK?
Peter White explores how audio described programmes make it onto the BBC iPlayer.
Can drinking urine save your life? Heart risks of diclofenac and hospital food as medicine
Bloodshed in Syria - is it time to arms the rebels? News and analysis with Ritula Shah.
7/8 A new hospital and a new doctor - finally Esther finds someone who understands.
2/4 How working on Death Row convinced Susan that she was absolutely against the death penalty
1/4 Humphrey Ker presents sketch groups Delete the Banjax, Lady Garden and Idiots of Ants. (R)
2/5 The truth about writing reviews for a living and the oddities of the English language.
Commentary on the Second ODI from Napier between New Zealand and England.
Wednesday 20 February 2013