The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
1/5 Writer Matthew Hart takes a ride down the deepest mine on earth. (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 Richard Frazer.
Big farming - bad or beautiful? Anna Hill hears from both sides of the debate.
Chris Packham presents the lesser white-fronted goose.
Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Reports from Westminster with Susan Hulme.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the working poor.
Anita Anand talks to world-renowned facial surgeon Prof Iain Hutchison.
Bible reading, prayer and Christian music, led by Andrew Graystone.
Jane Garvey talks to Sophie Ellis-Bextor about music and life after Strictly Come Dancing.
2/5 A police detective investigates a murder in London's Catholic community.
Monty Don discusses discovering new medicine in the natural world.
Gabriel Prokofiev asks whether 20th-century classical composers killed off their audience.
National and international news and the shipping forecast.
What kind of care can people with mental health conditions expect to receive?
The latest weather forecast.
National and international news.
Linda explores the acts of union required to sustain the allegiance of British emigrants.
Tony analyses the situation. (R)
Shameless meets The Truman Show in a new dark comedy by Sean Grundy.
Tom Holland and leading historians discuss the latest historical research.
2/4 Michael Blastland explores the stories we use to explain our world to ourselves.
Is gravity really like a bowling ball on a sheet? Michael Rosen on scientific metaphors.
7/8 Businessman Mark Constantine champions the life of poet Kahlil Gibran with Matthew Parris.
Coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
5/6 Songwriter Neil Innes talks to comedy writer and director Graham Linehan.
Ed feels guilty.
Josie Rourke on directing The Weir, and Julie Hesmondhalgh on leaving Coronation Street.
2/5 A police detective investigates a murder in London's Catholic community. (R)
Predatory or prudent? Has RBS been playing fair with its business customers?
Professor Robert MacLaren on the gene therapy cure for blindness, and who it may help.
A new gastric balloon, overuse of stomach drugs, the new NHS database and vocal dysphonia.
Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the working poor. (R)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
2/10 Miriam plays on her parents' Communist credentials to impress her peers.
3/4 Shappi Khorsandi delves into history with guests Adam Hart-Davis and Simon Evans. (R)
Susan Hulme and the BBC parliamentary team report from Westminster.
2/5 The Spanish conquistadors helped flood 16th-century Europe with gold. (R)
As farm income in Wales falls by a third, can farmers learn to become more resilient?
Chris Packham presents the coot.
Wednesday 22 January 2014