The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 Jung Chang's biography of the woman who single-handedly dragged China into modernity. (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 Sister Jane Livesey CJ.
Allegations of scare tactics in the badger cull. We hear calls to stay calm.
Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the aquatic warbler.
Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Jim Al-Khalili talks to neuroscientist Sophie Scott about the science of laughter.
Carolyn Quinn speaks to Claire Derry, whose son went missing in the Australian outback.
Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by the Rev Janet Wootton.
Beverley Knight on her new role in The Bodyguard, and the status of women astronauts.
2/5 Winter 1934: Lilly guides Frank in the art of romance.
With the illegal trade in ivory on the up, what is the future for Africa's elephants?
Rev Richard Coles returns to his childhood musical hero, with some unexpected twists. (R)
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Consumer phone-in with Julian Worricker. Is Britain an ageist society?
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news.
2/5 Lucy Powell returns to the great mystical dreamers of the Middle Ages.
Kirsty enjoys some time out. (R)
1/2 A cabal inside the police conspires to unseat the government. Starring Anthony Howell.
1/6 Josie Long presents a sequence of mini documentaries about bending the truth.
2/5 By Lisa Blower. The annual holiday conjures memories of children, picnics and arguments.
Using new documents, Mike Thomson investigates a largely forgotten massacre in India.
8/9 Matthew Parris is joined by Brendan Barber, who nominates John Steinbeck as his Great Life
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/6 A sketch that is much, much too rude, and advice on how to deal with bullies.
Joe's not having a good day.
Mark Lawson on the artworks competing to occupy the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
2/5 Winter 1934: Lilly guides Frank in the art of romance. (R)
What rights do people have when they feel they've been unfairly put under surveillance?
Norman Lamb MP Minister for Care and Support talks about rehab services for blind people.
Dr Mark Porter goes on a quest to demystify the health issues that perplex us.
Jim Al-Khalili talks to neuroscientist Sophie Scott about the science of laughter. (R)
Ed Miliband announces energy price freeze. News round-up with Carolyn Quinn.
2/5 Much to his sister's dismay, Reginald is falling under Lady Susan's spell.
4/4 DS Nick Mohammed is asked to provide additional security for a major event.
1/4 Gunfight in Cairo, a nervous French woman and a Brazilian man's troubled love affair. (R)
2/5 Cixi forms an important political alliance and launches a palace coup. (R)
Restaurants are being inspected to make sure the meat they describe as Welsh actually is.
Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the melodious warbler.
Wednesday 25 September 2013