The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 The remarkable story behind the only fragment of parchment to bear Cleopatra's signature. (R)
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with the Rev Andrew Martlew.
Both and animals and farmers are victims of wildlife crime. Can the police combat it?
Miranda Krestovnikoff presents the story and sound of the golden oriole.
George Osborne on tax, an Arctic veteran's new medal, plus what's up with our weather?
Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.
Jim Al-Khalili talks risk and uncertainty with Prof David Spiegelhalter.
Owen Bennett-Jones talks to a British soldier about the reality of war.
Christian worship with a bible reading, prayer and music, led by Judy Merry.
Beatrice Mtetwa, lawyer working in Zimbabwe. The politics of female friendships.
2/5 When Jessie's own world begins to fall apart, she realises it is time to take action.
With so many species and habitats under threat, how do we decide what to conserve?
2/3 Frances studies Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad song settings and orchestral rhapsody.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Winifred Robinson asks if we are failing a lost generation of older people.
The latest weather forecast.
Nato hands over responsibility for security to Afghan forces. Presented by Martha Kearney.
Michael Portillo explores the pre-war attitudes to poverty, both in town and country.
Eddie has a disturbed night. (R)
Astronaut Kadian Giametti returns to earth to find that the world has changed.
4/6 Josie Long presents stories of last words, lost love and lights being knocked out.
8/10 Eliza and Martin Carthy answer audience questions about her album and their work together.
Do women judge differently from men? Legal magazine with Joshua Rozenberg.
Antonia Quirke and Kerry Shale talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/6 Two mysterious visitors, one deathly pale and one deathly orange. (R)
Tom fills Brian in.
Before Midnight reviewed; playwright Conor McPherson; Rachel Whiteread's Cultural Exchange
2/5 When Jessie's own world begins to fall apart, she realises it is time to take action. (R)
Are taxpayers getting value for money when cash strapped councils sell off their assets?
Two listeners relate their experiences of navigating the legal system.
Do older people need specialist mental health services? Claudia Hammond investigates.
Jim Al-Khalili talks risk and uncertainty with Prof David Spiegelhalter. (R)
Talking to the Taliban: US and Afghan governments announce start of direct negotiations.
7/10 DDI Cooper's suspicions about Walter Frobisher increase as he pays him an unexpected visit
Lucy Beaumont returns to her home town of Hull for a very special performance.
Susan Hulme hears MPs press for a binding vote on Syria.
2/5 Peter was a bookish child, who began his only work of fiction, featuring Cleopatra, aged 9 (R)
Anna Hill hears fears that traffic light labelling will put consumers off dairy products.
Miranda Krestovnikoff presents the story and sound of the lesser whitethroat.
Wednesday 19 June 2013