The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 Nina Myskow in conversation with David Sedaris about how his family affected his eating. (R)
1/5 Nina is faced with the problem of an eight foot Christmas tree too big for the house. (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 Dr Jo Bailey Wells.
2013 has been a tricky year for British hop growers, but does a brighter future lie ahead?
David Attenborough presents the dipper.
Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
3/4 Tarek Osman examines the rise of Islamism from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Readings, prayer and carols, live from King's College Chapel, Cambridge, led by the Dean.
Jane Garvey takes your calls to share your favourite Christmas traditions.
2/5 Five of the famous and timeless tales are celebrated for Christmas.
Monty Don presents a special edition recorded before a live audience at Bristol University
5/5 The story of the melancholic song, first performed by Judy Garland in 1944.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
Winifred Robinson and guests discuss the impact of giving things away.
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news.
Frank talks to Deborah Impiazzi, who lost her sight and with it, her job and her husband. (R)
Helen has high hopes. (R)
Modern life seen as a dash through an airport. A real-time comedy drama by Daniel Davies. (R)
Christmas carols and readings from the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
3/8 Novelist Meg Rosoff explores the life of the Victorian travel writer Isabella Bird.
Coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/6 Simon Cowell contemplates ending his career, when his guardian angel Susan Boyle appears.
1/2 Satan decides to ban Christmas in hell, in Andy Hamilton's devilish sitcom. (R)
There's Christmas joy at Ambridge View.
Mark Lawson meets the people who have made headlines in arts, culture and entertainment.
2/5 Five of the famous and timeless tales are celebrated for Christmas. (R)
2/4 People who have saved a life talk about the experience and how it affects them afterwards.
Peter White meets Dan and Michael Smith, identical twins who talk about their blindness.
How the brain responds to music could lead to exciting new therapies. With Claudia Hammond
3/4 Tarek Osman examines the rise of Islamism from the 1970s to the 1990s. (R)
Was 2013 the year of feminism? A special edition with Sheila Dillon and guests.
2/10 Allan and new friend Julius receive an unwelcome visitor at the station house in Byringe.
6/6 A witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world of science communication.
The first Mass of Christmas, live from St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham.
Caz Graham revisits hill farmer Gareth Wyn Jones, who was badly hit by snow in March.
David Attenborough presents the robin.
Wednesday 25 December 2013