The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/5 Kathleen Jamie recalls how a simple cup shaped her future. Read by Maureen Beattie.
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 Jeremy Morris.
England's Farm Minister admits conservation schemes needed improving.
Including Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
4/5 Scottish poet and travel writer Kathleen Jamie introduces us to the world of gannets.
Jo Hawes on a career as a children's casting director.
4/5 Jackie Hartwell is faced with giving Sue and Carl some frustrating news.
Angus Crawford joins Bangladeshis working to halt the illegal practice of child brides.
2/2 Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee visit locations that inspired the Alain-Fournier novel.
M&S tackles textiles ending up in landfill, and the failure of NHS diabetes care.
The latest weather forecast.
Analysis of current affairs reports, presented by Martha Kearney.
9/20 A disc of black obsidian from Mexico reflects the Elizabethan fascination with astrology.
Usha makes an unfortunate discovery.
Peter Souter's romantic comedy is about a divorced couple dividing up their wordly goods.
Helen Mark takes a trip along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in its 200th year.
Diane Louise Jordan presents an appeal on behalf of the charity Toybox.
Mariella Frostrup talks to award-winning writer Timothy Mo about his new book Pure.
Tom Hiddleston on his love of superheroes, and Janet McTeer on playing a man.
Science magazine programme.
Full coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
4/4 Alex Horne and his band try interactive cookery, and Kevin Eldon joins them for a song.
Adam takes matters into his own hands.
Mark Lawson meets the Brodsky Quartet and talks to playwright Edward Bond.
Will we find out why police shot Mark Duggan, whose death sparked last summer's riots?
Peter Day finds out how the Lancashire textile industry struggles to survive.
4/8 Hedgehogs are in decline. Paul Evans separates the science from the sentimentality.
National and international news and analysis.
9/10 Antigone tells Maud about her experiences with the Greek Communist partisans after the war
4/4 Jarvis Cocker invites listeners on a curb crawl around the seamy side of town.
Pressure on the culture secretary, plans for dangerous dogs, and a tax break for churches.
Farming Minister Jim Paice explains plans which could cut UK farm subsidies by 20 per cent
Friday 27 April 2012