The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/5 Philip recalls his early London years, a place full of watery stories, past and present. (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, presented by the Rev Scott McKenna.
The UK pig industry calls on retailers not to import illegally produced pork.
Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the great black-backed gull.
Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
3/4 Quentin Letts examines the British love affair with lawns.
4/5 Rhinos and horses have much in common. John Hutchinson studies both. (R)
Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music. Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker.
Women's cricket, a sex education wish-list, and when grandparents have favourites.
3/5 1667. Samuel goes to the barber to buy a new wig but finds it's full of nits.
2/3 Paul Farley takes the listener on an unexpected journey into the cash industry.
6/10 A lingering scent of perfume may give a vital clue to the latest murder.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Regulation for companies that quick-sell houses. Consumer news with Aasmah Mir.
Is too much prosecuting undermining the RSPCA's animal welfare mission?
The latest weather forecast.
Interest rates to remain low until unemployment falls, says new Bank of England governor.
3/5 Hardeep meets Phil Howard, one of the few remaining clog-makers in Great Britain.
Lilian has some disturbing news. (R)
By Ed Hime. Fictional documentary investigating a 1970s cult, 32 of whom disappeared.
1/4 David Grossman investigates the ways that savers, investors and consumers pay for the City
1/7 Lisa Jardine explores the birth of modern science in Restoration England. (R)
US activists in search of illegal immigrants. Also, lay witnesses in court.
The media plurality review, the battle for press freedom in Turkey, and the Leveson twist.
Coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
A special edition devoted to a reunion of the classic sketch group Absolutely.
It's Brian to the rescue.
Naomi Alderman reports on the art of translating fiction, with Ian McEwan and AS Byatt.
3/5 1667. Samuel goes to the barber to buy a new wig but finds it's full of nits. (R)
Combative debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Andrew Graystone argues that we are using the wrong language to talk about cancer.
Alex Bellos visits Japan to discover why Asian cultures seem so much better at maths. (R)
3/4 Quentin Letts examines the British love affair with lawns. (R)
Diplomacy breaks down in Egypt and President Obama cancels a meeting with Vladimir Putin.
8/10 Morley is still determined to know who sent the bullet in the post to the vicar.
4/4 Lach remembers his time in North Beach, San Francisco, hanging out with the beatniks.
4/4 Strap in as Clever Peter bring you a death plunge, a leap across a ravine & a sexy clown. (R)
4/6 Josie Long presents stories of last words, lost love and lights being knocked out. (R)
3/5 Philip recalls exotic Sri Lanka, which is brimming with maritime life and stories. (R)
The prime minister defends the government's decision to cull badgers.
Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the oystercatcher.
Thursday 8 August 2013