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Desert Island Discs: Jacques Loussier

Desert Island Discs: Jacques Loussier

Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Jacques Loussier

Life: An Idiot's Guide: Series 3: Penny Pinching and Austerity

Life: An Idiot's Guide: Series 3: Penny Pinching and Austerity

Stephen K Amos and friends compile an idiot's guide to penny pinching and austerity.

Desert Island Discs: Sir Paul Dukes

Desert Island Discs: Sir Paul Dukes

Roy Plomley's castaway is musician and writer Sir Paul Dukes

Desert Island Discs: Anatole de Grunwald

Desert Island Discs: Anatole de Grunwald

Roy Plomley's castaway is film producer Anatole de Grunwald

Desert Island Discs: Al Read

Desert Island Discs: Al Read

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Al Read

Desert Island Discs: Rae Jenkins

Desert Island Discs: Rae Jenkins

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Rae Jenkins

Desert Island Discs: Dame Margot Fonteyn

Desert Island Discs: Dame Margot Fonteyn

Roy Plomley's castaway is prima ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn

Desert Island Discs: Annie Ross

Desert Island Discs: Annie Ross

Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz singer Annie Ross

Six O'Clock News: 22/07/2014

Six O'Clock News: 22/07/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 22/07/2014

PM: 22/07/2014

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Desert Island Discs: Professor Sir Denis Brogan

Desert Island Discs: Professor Sir Denis Brogan

Roy Plomley's castaway is academic and broadcaster Professor Sir Denis Brogan

Desert Island Discs: John Schlesinger

Desert Island Discs: John Schlesinger

Roy Plomley's castaway is film director John Schlesinger

Desert Island Discs: Very Reverend Dr W R Matthews

Desert Island Discs: Very Reverend Dr W R Matthews

Roy Plomley's castaway is the Dean of St Paul's, the Very Reverend Dr W R Matthews

Desert Island Discs: Doris Arnold

Desert Island Discs: Doris Arnold

Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster Doris Arnold

Desert Island Discs: Rolf Harris

Desert Island Discs: Rolf Harris

Roy Plomley's castaway is musician, artist and broadcaster Rolf Harris

Desert Island Discs: Ambrose

Desert Island Discs: Ambrose

Roy Plomley's castaway is bandleader Bert Ambrose

Desert Island Discs: Marie Collier

Desert Island Discs: Marie Collier

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Marie Collier

Desert Island Discs: Terry Scott

Desert Island Discs: Terry Scott

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian and actor Terry Scott

Desert Island Discs: Jack Brabham

Desert Island Discs: Jack Brabham

Roy Plomley's castaway is racing driver Jack Brabham

Desert Island Discs: Captain John Ridgway & Sargeant Chay Blyth

Desert Island Discs: Captain John Ridgway & Sargeant Chay Blyth

Roy Plomley's castaways are rowers John Ridgway & Chay Blyth

Desert Island Discs: Jimmy Shand

Desert Island Discs: Jimmy Shand

Roy Plomley's castaway is dance band leader Jimmy Shand

1914: Day by Day: 22nd July

1914: Day by Day: 22nd July

The Russian royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President.

A Good Read: Shami Chakrabarti and Monica Ali

A Good Read: Shami Chakrabarti and Monica Ali

Shami Chakrabarti and Monica Ali talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Desert Island Discs: Gale Pedrick

Desert Island Discs: Gale Pedrick

Roy Plomley's castaway is author and scriptwriter Gale Pedrick

Desert Island Discs: Sir Lewis Casson

Desert Island Discs: Sir Lewis Casson

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and director Sir Lewis Casson

Desert Island Discs: Nadia Nerina

Desert Island Discs: Nadia Nerina

Roy Plomley's castaway is prima ballerina Nadia Nerina

Desert Island Discs: Joseph Szigeti

Desert Island Discs: Joseph Szigeti

Roy Plomley's castaway is violinist Joseph Szigeti

Word of Mouth: Message in a Bottle

Word of Mouth: Message in a Bottle

Chris Ledgard uncorks the subject of messages in a bottle.

Desert Island Discs: Norman Shelley

Desert Island Discs: Norman Shelley

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Norman Shelley

Desert Island Discs: Carleton Hobbs

Desert Island Discs: Carleton Hobbs

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Carleton Hobbs

Desert Island Discs: Ken Dodd

Desert Island Discs: Ken Dodd

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Ken Dodd

Desert Island Discs: Ted Willis

Desert Island Discs: Ted Willis

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Ted Willis

Desert Island Discs: Gerry Lee

Desert Island Discs: Gerry Lee

Roy Plomley's castaway is animal impersonator Gerry Lee

Desert Island Discs: Tallulah Bankhead

Desert Island Discs: Tallulah Bankhead

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Tallulah Bankhead

Making History: 22/07/2014

Making History: 22/07/2014

Helen Castor, guests and the Radio 4 audience discuss the latest historical research.

Desert Island Discs: Frank Phillips

Desert Island Discs: Frank Phillips

Roy Plomley's castaway is newsreader Frank Phillips

Desert Island Discs: Cilla Black

Desert Island Discs: Cilla Black

Roy Plomley's castaway is singer Cilla Black

Desert Island Discs: Leslie Baily

Desert Island Discs: Leslie Baily

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and journalist Leslie Baily

Desert Island Discs: Percy Merriman

Desert Island Discs: Percy Merriman

Roy Plomley's castaway is concert performer Percy Merriman

Desert Island Discs: Lord George Sanger

Desert Island Discs: Lord George Sanger

Roy Plomley's castaway is circus proprietor Lord George Sanger

Desert Island Discs: George Mitchell

Desert Island Discs: George Mitchell

Roy Plomley's castaway is choirmaster George Mitchell

Afternoon Drama: The Sensitive: Episode 1

Afternoon Drama: The Sensitive: Episode 1

By Alistair Jessiman. Police call in a psychic to help in the search for a missing woman.

Desert Island Discs: Anna Russell

Desert Island Discs: Anna Russell

Roy Plomley's castaway is musician and comedian Anna Russell

Desert Island Discs: A G Street

Desert Island Discs: A G Street

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and farmer A G Street

Desert Island Discs: Acker Bilk

Desert Island Discs: Acker Bilk

Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk

Sport and the British: Welsh Rugby and its National Heroes

Sport and the British: Welsh Rugby and its National Heroes

Clare Balding explores the role rugby has played in shaping Welsh national identity.

Plants: From Roots to Riches: Plants to Shape Society

Plants: From Roots to Riches: Plants to Shape Society

The botanical impresario Joseph Banks' vision to build Britain's colonies through plants.

World at One: 22/07/2014

World at One: 22/07/2014

Government orders public inquiry into Litvinenko death. Presented by Edward Stourton.

You and Yours: Call You and Yours - Right to Die

You and Yours: Call You and Yours - Right to Die

Winifred Robinson answers calls on the right to die debate.

PM: Saturday PM

PM: Saturday PM

Full coverage of the day's news.

Woman's Hour: Weekend Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour: Weekend Woman's Hour

School's out - high emotion at the end of primary. Presented by Jane Garvey.

1914: Day by Day: 19th July

1914: Day by Day: 19th July

The Royal Navy fleet gathers for a review by the King.

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

National and international news and the shipping forecast.

Desert Island Discs: George Shearing

Desert Island Discs: George Shearing

Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz pianist George Shearing

Roots Reggae and Rebellion: Episode 1

Roots Reggae and Rebellion: Episode 1

British musician and poet Akala examines the culture of his Rastafarian heritage.

Desert Island Discs: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Desert Island Discs: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Desert Island Discs: Jack Warner

Desert Island Discs: Jack Warner

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Jack Warner

Saturday Drama: Red Velvet

Saturday Drama: Red Velvet

By Lolita Chakrabarti. Award-winning drama starring Adrian Lester as actor Ira Aldridge.

Shared Planet: Zoos in the Wild

Shared Planet: Zoos in the Wild

Monty Don asks if reserves fenced off for the benefit of wildlife are effective.

Afternoon Reading: Michele Roberts - Mud: Stories of Sex and Love: Tristram and Isolde

Afternoon Reading: Michele Roberts - Mud: Stories of Sex and Love: Tristram and Isolde

The famous love story of a girl and her desire for her lover is taken into new territory.

Classic Serial: Henry Fielding - Tom Jones: Episode 1

Classic Serial: Henry Fielding - Tom Jones: Episode 1

Wealthy Squire Allworthy is surprised to find an infant wrapped in his bed sheets.

15 Minute Drama: The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Episode 2

15 Minute Drama: The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Episode 2

Darleen moves to a village catering for learning disabled adults.

Woman's Hour: Girl Summit; Carolyn Forché; Tartan; Feminist marketing

Woman's Hour: Girl Summit; Carolyn Forché; Tartan; Feminist marketing

Jenni Murray with the female perspective, including Girl Summit on FGM and forced marriage

Daily Service: 22/07/2014

Daily Service: 22/07/2014

Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by the Rev Paul Mathole.

Book of the Week: Deep: Episode 2

Book of the Week: Deep: Episode 2

James Nestor meets some scientific freedivers and goes shark-tagging.

One to One: Sarah Montague talks to a mum with a son in prison

One to One: Sarah Montague talks to a mum with a son in prison

Sarah Montague talks to a mum about how she is coping with her son in prison.

Today: 22/07/2014

Today: 22/07/2014

Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.

The Life Scientific: Carol Robinson

The Life Scientific: Carol Robinson

Carol Robinson on her journey from lab technician to professor of chemistry.

Yesterday in Parliament: 22/07/2014

Yesterday in Parliament: 22/07/2014

Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.

Farming Today: Elisabeth Truss, Farmer Protest and Royal Welsh Show

Farming Today: Elisabeth Truss, Farmer Protest and Royal Welsh Show

The NFU protests against supermarkets at the Royal Welsh Show.

Tweet of the Day: Bullfinch

Tweet of the Day: Bullfinch

Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the bullfinch.

Prayer for the Day: 22/07/2014

Prayer for the Day: 22/07/2014

A short reflection and prayer with Canon Simon Doogan.

News Briefing: 22/07/2014

News Briefing: 22/07/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 22/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 22/07/2014

Midnight News: 22/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Today in Parliament: 21/07/2014

Today in Parliament: 21/07/2014

The prime minister updates the Commons on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17.

Word of Mouth: Weighing Your Words

Word of Mouth: Weighing Your Words

Chris Ledgard investigates three situations where precise use of words is crucial.

Book at Bedtime: The Miniaturist: Episode 1

Book at Bedtime: The Miniaturist: Episode 1

Amsterdam, 1686: Nella is welcomed into married life with a strange and lavish present.

The World Tonight: 21/07/2014

The World Tonight: 21/07/2014

Rebels have agreed to hand over the black box of the Malaysian jet.

Shared Planet: Urban Wildlife

Shared Planet: Urban Wildlife

Monty Don finds out how important urban areas are for the wildlife we share it with.

Analysis: Thrifty Debtors

Analysis: Thrifty Debtors

Has the downturn has made us thriftier, or are we stuck with high personal debt?

At the End of Death Row

At the End of Death Row

Rajini Vaidyanathan explores the future of the death penalty in the United States.

Front Row: Joe; David Eldridge; Clavichord; Disobedient Objects

Front Row: Joe; David Eldridge; Clavichord; Disobedient Objects

Joe starring Nicholas Cage, David Eldridge, Carole Cerasi on the Clavichord.

The Archers: 21/07/2014

The Archers: 21/07/2014

Mike has a crisis.

A Good Read: Tony Bullimore and Sophie Hannah

A Good Read: Tony Bullimore and Sophie Hannah

Tom Sutcliffe, Tony Bullimore and Sophie Hannah discuss Iris Murdoch and Primo Levi.

Six O'Clock News: 21/07/2014

Six O'Clock News: 21/07/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 21/07/2014

PM: 21/07/2014

Eddie Mair presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

1914: Day by Day: 21st July

1914: Day by Day: 21st July

The King warns of civil war in Britain over Irish Home Rule.

The Infinite Monkey Cage: Series 10: Does Science Need War?

The Infinite Monkey Cage: Series 10: Does Science Need War?

Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests ask whether science needs war to drive it.

Desert Island Discs: Lionel Tertis

Desert Island Discs: Lionel Tertis

Roy Plomley's castaway is violist Lionel Tertis

Desert Island Discs: Giovanni Martinelli

Desert Island Discs: Giovanni Martinelli

Roy Plomley's castaway is tenor Giovanni Martinelli

Desert Island Discs: Stephen Spender

Desert Island Discs: Stephen Spender

Roy Plomley's castaway is poet Stephen Spender

The Art of the Nation: Discovery

The Art of the Nation: Discovery

Will Gompertz hears about the joy of uncovering apparently lost masterpieces.

Round Britain Quiz: 21/07/2014

Round Britain Quiz: 21/07/2014

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the game of lateral thinking and cryptic connections.

Afternoon Drama: It Takes Two to Lie

Afternoon Drama: It Takes Two to Lie

When Des takes Nabil hostage during an armed robbery, he is forced to confront the truth.

Sport and the British: Cricket and the English Hero

Sport and the British: Cricket and the English Hero

Clare investigates the role our sporting heroes play in shaping national identity.

Plants: From Roots to Riches: A Rose by Any Other Name

Plants: From Roots to Riches: A Rose by Any Other Name

Carl Linnaeus and a revolutionary grammar for plants.

World at One: 21/07/2014

World at One: 21/07/2014

Edward Stourton presents national and international news.

You and Yours: Classic Cars, Care on the Continent and Calligraphy

You and Yours: Classic Cars, Care on the Continent and Calligraphy

Classic car cover, medical cover on holiday and what your handwriting says about you.

Loose Ends: Nikki Bedi, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Watson, Natalie Young, Richard Thompson, Clara Amfo, Sara Cox, Los Campesinos!

Loose Ends: Nikki Bedi, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Watson, Natalie Young, Richard Thompson, Clara Amfo, Sara Cox, Los Campesinos!

Nikki Bedi is joined by Adrian Dunbar, Mark Watson, Natalie Young and Sara Cox.

Classic Serial: The Mumbai Chuzzlewits: Episode 3

Classic Serial: The Mumbai Chuzzlewits: Episode 3

Mickey returns to India, determined to marry Mary and prove himself to Martin.

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Bad Salsa: Episode 3

Bad Salsa: Episode 3

Three women embrace Bad Salsa, where everybody knows your name, but not your prognosis.

The Paper Commonwealth

The Paper Commonwealth

As the Glasgow Games begin, Dr Joya Chatterji explores the history of the Commonwealth.

Afternoon Reading: Mud: Stories of Sex and Love: The Lay of Bee Wolf

Afternoon Reading: Mud: Stories of Sex and Love: The Lay of Bee Wolf

An unexpected and clever take on the old myth, focusing on Beowolf's wife and daughters.

15 Minute Drama: The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Episode 1

15 Minute Drama: The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Episode 1

Darleen wants to move to a village created solely for adults with learning disabilities.

Woman's Hour: Sharing holidays; Commonwealth sportswomen; Supporting mothers when children end up in care

Woman's Hour: Sharing holidays; Commonwealth sportswomen; Supporting mothers when children end up in care

The pitfalls of holidaying with another family. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Book of the Week: Deep: Episode 1

Book of the Week: Deep: Episode 1

James Nestor searches for the elusive 'doorway to the deep'.

Daily Service: 21/07/2014

Daily Service: 21/07/2014

Christian worship from St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.

World Agony: Bachi Kakaria, India

World Agony: Bachi Kakaria, India

Agony aunt Irma Kurtz talks to her Indian counterpart Bachi Kakaria about Indian agony.

Today: 21/07/2014

Today: 21/07/2014

Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.

Playing the Skyline: Port Talbot: Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock

Playing the Skyline: Port Talbot: Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock

Singer-songwriter Kizzy Crawford and pianist Gwilym Simcock play the Port Talbot skyline.

Farming Today: Farming the Four Corners of the UK

Farming Today: Farming the Four Corners of the UK

Farming Today looks at how farming is faring in the four corners of the UK.

Tweet of the Day: Common Redstart

Tweet of the Day: Common Redstart

Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the common redstart.

News Briefing: 21/07/2014

News Briefing: 21/07/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 21/07/2014

Prayer for the Day: 21/07/2014

A short reflection and prayer with Canon Simon Doogan.

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 21/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 21/07/2014

Midnight News: 21/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

1914: Day by Day: 1914: Day by Day - Omnibus: Episode 3

1914: Day by Day: 1914: Day by Day - Omnibus: Episode 3

Margaret Macmillan looks through accounts of the events leading up to the First World War.

Meet David Sedaris: Series 2: Me Talk Pretty One Day; It's Catching

Meet David Sedaris: Series 2: Me Talk Pretty One Day; It's Catching

Learning French in Paris and a friend's concern for cleanliness.

Westminster Hour: 20/07/2014

Westminster Hour: 20/07/2014

Weekly political discussion and analysis with MPs, experts and commentators.

What the Papers Say: 20/07/2014

What the Papers Say: 20/07/2014

Hugh Muir of the Guardian looks at how newspapers covered the week's big stories.

Analysis: The End of the Pay Rise?

Analysis: The End of the Pay Rise?

British wages have fallen since 2008. Paul Johnson asks if they will ever pick up.

Annika Stranded: Series 2: All Human Life

Annika Stranded: Series 2: All Human Life

Annika liked Frogner Park - until three bodies were found there.

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music: Episode 2

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music: Episode 2

As Heaven 17 settle down to play one of their songs, Joan Chitty arrives.

The Archers: 20/07/2014

The Archers: 20/07/2014

Hayley's getting worried.

Pick of the Week: 20/07/2014

Pick of the Week: 20/07/2014

Charlotte Smith chooses her highlights from the previous seven days of BBC Radio.

Six O'Clock News: 20/07/2014

Six O'Clock News: 20/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

1914: Day by Day: 20th July

1914: Day by Day: 20th July

The French President arrives on a state visit to Russia.

The Verse That Stings

The Verse That Stings

Ian Hislop celebrates the sharp barbs of Alexander Pope and the 18th-century satirists.

Open Book: Tom Campbell and Nikesh Shukla

Open Book: Tom Campbell and Nikesh Shukla

Tom Campbell and Nikesh Shukla on writing about this generation's alienated young men.

Classic Serial: By a Young Officer: Churchill on the North West Frontier

Classic Serial: By a Young Officer: Churchill on the North West Frontier

Winston Churchill's adventure in the hostile mountains of the Afghan/Pakistan border.

The Listening Project: Sunday Omnibus

The Listening Project: Sunday Omnibus

Fi Glover with three conversations about make-up, scouting and animal rescue.

The War Widows of Afghanistan

The War Widows of Afghanistan

Zarghuna Kargar hears the stories of British and Afghan women widowed by the 13-year war.

The World This Weekend: 20/07/2014

The World This Weekend: 20/07/2014

Shaun Ley presents national and international news.

Food Programme: Salad leaves

Food Programme: Salad leaves

Dan Saladino reports on the increasingly complex world of salad leaves.

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: Series 61: Episode 3

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: Series 61: Episode 3

Harry Hill joins regular panellists Tim, Graeme and Barry. Jack Dee hosts.

Desert Island Discs: Doug Allan

Desert Island Discs: Doug Allan

Kirsty Young talks to wildlife cameraman Doug Allan.

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

The Archers Omnibus: 20/07/2014

The Archers Omnibus: 20/07/2014

Tony's feeling guilty. Roy's got a challenge for Elizabeth. Helen's on tenterhooks.

Afternoon Reading: Helen Simpson - In-Flight Entertainment: Homework

Afternoon Reading: Helen Simpson - In-Flight Entertainment: Homework

A boy contemplates a parallel life after asking his mum for help with homework.

The Reunion: The Last Debutantes, 1958

The Reunion: The Last Debutantes, 1958

Sue MacGregor reunites society girls, now in their 60s and 70s.

Broadcasting House: 20/07/2014

Broadcasting House: 20/07/2014

Sunday morning magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.

Sunday Worship: 20/07/2014

Sunday Worship: 20/07/2014

For the Commonwealth Games from Gorbals Parish Church, Glasgow, led by Rev Ian Galloway.

News and Papers: 20/07/2014

News and Papers: 20/07/2014

The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

Radio 4 Appeal: Anti-Slavery International

Radio 4 Appeal: Anti-Slavery International

Hugh Quarshie presents an appeal for Anti-Slavery International.

Sunday: Catholics in World War I; Commonwealth Games; What makes a good death?

Sunday: Catholics in World War I; Commonwealth Games; What makes a good death?

Catholics in World War I, Commonwealth Games and what makes a good death?

News and Papers: 20/07/2014

News and Papers: 20/07/2014

The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

On Your Farm: Commonwealth Games Athlete

On Your Farm: Commonwealth Games Athlete

Wheelchair athlete Samantha Kinghorn trains for the Commonwealth Games on the family farm.

Something Understood: Independently Dependent

Something Understood: Independently Dependent

Felicity Finch reflects on independence and starting a relationship in later life.

News Headlines: 20/07/2014

News Headlines: 20/07/2014

The latest national and international news.

Profile: Nicky Morgan

Profile: Nicky Morgan

Mark Coles profiles the new education secretary, Nicky Morgan.

News Briefing: 20/07/2014

News Briefing: 20/07/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Bells on Sunday: St Chad's, Shrewsbury

Bells on Sunday: St Chad's, Shrewsbury

The bells of St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Saturday Drama: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Saturday Drama: Something Wicked This Way Comes

1961 Illinois: Two young boys experience evil when a 'dark circus' comes to town.

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 20/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

The Food of Love: Cake

The Food of Love: Cake

The baking of a daughter's birthday cake evokes powerful memories in Helen Simpson's story

Midnight News: 20/07/2014

Midnight News: 20/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Derek Walcott: A Fortunate Traveller

Derek Walcott: A Fortunate Traveller

Nobel Laureate poet Derek Walcott talks about his life and work at home on St Lucia.

Round Britain Quiz: 14/07/2014

Round Britain Quiz: 14/07/2014

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the contest of lateral thinking and cryptic connections.

Meeting Myself Coming Back: Series 6: Michael Howard

Meeting Myself Coming Back: Series 6: Michael Howard

Michael Howard and Jeremy Paxman meet again as Lord Howard reflects on 50 years of archive

News and Weather: 19/07/2014

News and Weather: 19/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Saturday Review: Malevich at Tate Modern, Importance of Being Earnest, Norte, Silicon Valley, Flusfeder: John the Pupil

Saturday Review: Malevich at Tate Modern, Importance of Being Earnest, Norte, Silicon Valley, Flusfeder: John the Pupil

Malevich-Tate Modern, Importance of being Earnest, Norte, Silicon Valley, David Flusfeder.

Classic Serial: The Great Scott: Redgauntlet

Classic Serial: The Great Scott: Redgauntlet

Alan Fairford's best friend Danny disappears after the arrival of Stuart Galloway. Why?

Any Answers?: Assisted Dying Bill

Any Answers?: Assisted Dying Bill

Have your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions?

In the Psychiatrist's Chair: Hanif Kureishi

In the Psychiatrist's Chair: Hanif Kureishi

The novelist tells Anthony Clare about trying to make sense of his real self.

News: 19/07/2014

News: 19/07/2014

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Money Box: Ghost payments, overdraft charges, stocks and shares transfer problems and insurance comparison sites

Money Box: Ghost payments, overdraft charges, stocks and shares transfer problems and insurance comparison sites

Ghost payments, overdraft charges, investment transfer problems and insurance comparisons.

Shipping Forecast: 19/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 19/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

From Our Own Correspondent: Whatever Happened to the War Song?

From Our Own Correspondent: Whatever Happened to the War Song?

Despatches including from Nashville: conflicts galore - but no-one's singing about them.

Week in Westminster: 19/07/2014

Week in Westminster: 19/07/2014

Isabel Hardman of the Spectator looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

Punt PI: Series 7: The Baker Street Bank Robbery

Punt PI: Series 7: The Baker Street Bank Robbery

Steve Punt examines curious rumours surrounding the 1971 Baker Street bank heist.

Saturday Live: Nick Hewer

Saturday Live: Nick Hewer

Richard Coles and Asmah Mir with Nick Hewer, plus Nancy Dell'Olio's Inheritance Tracks.

Today: 19/07/2014

Today: 19/07/2014

Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Thought for the Day and Weather.

Archive on 4: Boy, Oh Boy, He's Going Down

Archive on 4: Boy, Oh Boy, He's Going Down

Sean Street examines those moments where Radio forgets itself.

Yesterday in Parliament: 19/07/2014

Yesterday in Parliament: 19/07/2014

Mark D'Arcy reports as the House of Lords debates assisted dying.

Farming Today: Farming Today This Week: Organic optimism and a Royal visit

Farming Today: Farming Today This Week: Organic optimism and a Royal visit

Green shoots of recovery for organic farming?

News and Papers: 19/07/2014

News and Papers: 19/07/2014

News headlines, plus a look at the papers.

iPM: 19/07/2014

iPM: 19/07/2014

The programme that starts with its listeners.

News Briefing: 19/07/2014

News Briefing: 19/07/2014

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 19/07/2014

Prayer for the Day: 19/07/2014

A short reflection and prayer with Canon Simon Doogan.

Shipping Forecast: 19/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 19/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 19/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 19/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 19/07/2014

Midnight News: 19/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Today in Parliament: 18/07/2014

Today in Parliament: 18/07/2014

Mark D'Arcy reports as the House of Lords debates assisted dying.

The Listening Project: Naveed and Amjad - Scouts and Samosas

The Listening Project: Naveed and Amjad - Scouts and Samosas

Two brothers whose lives were changed by the Scout Movement share their passion for it.

A Good Read: Julian Rhind-Tutt and Steve Oram

A Good Read: Julian Rhind-Tutt and Steve Oram

Actors Julian Rhind-Tutt and Steve Oram talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 10

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 10

When the authorities come to take Rune into care, Ove and his neighbours are ready.

The World Tonight: 18/07/2014

The World Tonight: 18/07/2014

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

Saturday Drama: Calum's Road

Saturday Drama: Calum's Road

Drama based on the true story of one Raasay man's road-building feat. Ian McDiarmid stars.

A Point of View: Believing in reason is childish

A Point of View: Believing in reason is childish

John Gray argues that the belief in human reason is more 'childish' than religious faith.

Any Questions?: Hilary Benn MP, Patrick McLoughlin MP, Molly Scott Cato MEP, Maxine Aldred

Any Questions?: Hilary Benn MP, Patrick McLoughlin MP, Molly Scott Cato MEP, Maxine Aldred

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Uppingham School in Rutland.

Front Row: Rebecca Hall, Medea at the National Theatre, Long Yu, Commonwealth Games Festival

Front Row: Rebecca Hall, Medea at the National Theatre, Long Yu, Commonwealth Games Festival

Rebecca Hall, National Theatre's Medea, Long Yu and the China Philharmonic at the Proms.

The Archers: 18/07/2014

The Archers: 18/07/2014

Helen's on tenterhooks.

Fry's English Delight: Series 1: Metaphor

Fry's English Delight: Series 1: Metaphor

The sea, and the way it shapes the land, has a special metaphorical meaning.

The News Quiz: Series 84: Episode 7

The News Quiz: Series 84: Episode 7

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig.

Six O'Clock News: 18/07/2014

Six O'Clock News: 18/07/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 18/07/2014

PM: 18/07/2014

Eddie Mair presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

1914: Day by Day: 18th July

1914: Day by Day: 18th July

Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa.

Feedback: 18/07/2014

Feedback: 18/07/2014

Is BBC coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict biased? And what do news cuts mean for radio?

Last Word: Elaine Stritch, Nadine Gordimer, Michael Scudamore and Lorin Maazel

Last Word: Elaine Stritch, Nadine Gordimer, Michael Scudamore and Lorin Maazel

Matthew Bannister on an actress, a writer, a jockey and a conductor.

Stories from the Southern Cross: The Road from Austinmer Beach

Stories from the Southern Cross: The Road from Austinmer Beach

Bert Hamilton discovers more than a great meat pie when he visits Irina's cake shop.

Gardeners' Question Time: Correspondence at Sparsholt

Gardeners' Question Time: Correspondence at Sparsholt

Peter Gibbs hosts as the team tackle questions sent in by post, email and social media.

Desert Island Discs: Sidney Nolan

Desert Island Discs: Sidney Nolan

Roy Plomley's castaway is artist Sidney Nolan

Desert Island Discs: Eric Hosking

Desert Island Discs: Eric Hosking

Roy Plomley's castaway is ornithologist Eric Hosking

Desert Island Discs: Colonel A D Wintle

Desert Island Discs: Colonel A D Wintle

Roy Plomley's castaway is soldier and writer Colonel A D Wintle

Desert Island Discs: Sir John Gielgud

Desert Island Discs: Sir John Gielgud

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Sir John Gielgud

Desert Island Discs: Raymond Glendenning

Desert Island Discs: Raymond Glendenning

Roy Plomley's castaway is sports commentator Raymond Glendenning

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: The Life of Brian

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: The Life of Brian

The actor and writer recalls how the influential comedy group reconvened in 1977.

Afternoon Drama: Love Virtually

Afternoon Drama: Love Virtually

Have email, Facebook and texting created a generation of isolated young people?

Desert Island Discs: Pietro Annigoni

Desert Island Discs: Pietro Annigoni

Roy Plomley's castaway is artist Pietro Annigoni

Desert Island Discs: Julian Bream

Desert Island Discs: Julian Bream

Roy Plomley's castaway is guitarist Julian Bream

Desert Island Discs: Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall

Desert Island Discs: Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall

Roy Plomley's castaway is sailor Sir Stephen King-Hall

Desert Island Discs: Antal Dorati

Desert Island Discs: Antal Dorati

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Antal Dorati

Desert Island Discs: Rupert Davies

Desert Island Discs: Rupert Davies

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Rupert Davies

Desert Island Discs: Claudio Arrau

Desert Island Discs: Claudio Arrau

Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Claudio Arrau

Desert Island Discs: Danny Blanchflower

Desert Island Discs: Danny Blanchflower

Roy Plomley's castaway is footballer Danny Blanchflower

Desert Island Discs: Ursula Bloom

Desert Island Discs: Ursula Bloom

Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist Ursula Bloom

Desert Island Discs: Ralph Reader

Desert Island Discs: Ralph Reader

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and director Ralph Reader

Sport and the British: A Bit of a Flutter

Sport and the British: A Bit of a Flutter

Clare looks at the role gambling has played in our relationship with sport.

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 10

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 10

Mary finds solace in a robin's song and Mr Herbert finally reveals his heart.

A Guide to Garden Wildlife: Stones

A Guide to Garden Wildlife: Stones

A useful and engaging guide to the wildlife of garden walls and stones.

World at One: 18/07/2014

World at One: 18/07/2014

Ukrainian PM appeals for outside help over plane crash. Presented by Shaun Ley.

You and Yours: Timeshare Misery; Seaside Tourism Boom; Rating NHS Services

You and Yours: Timeshare Misery; Seaside Tourism Boom; Rating NHS Services

Seaside tourism is bucking the recession, expanding and providing more employment.

The Listening Project: Karen and Sheila - Make-up Matters

The Listening Project: Karen and Sheila - Make-up Matters

Two friends find that the way they look becomes more important as they lose their sight.

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse: Series 6: Meg's Tale

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse: Series 6: Meg's Tale

The real story of Tam O'Shanter's big night out from the viewpoint of Meg the horse.

Desert Island Discs: Sir Arthur Bryant

Desert Island Discs: Sir Arthur Bryant

Roy Plomley's castaway is historian Sir Arthur Bryant

Desert Island Discs: Russ Conway

Desert Island Discs: Russ Conway

Roy Plomley's castaway is pop pianist Russ Conway

Desert Island Discs: Sir Alec Guinness

Desert Island Discs: Sir Alec Guinness

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Sir Alec Guinness

Desert Island Discs: Léon Goossens

Desert Island Discs: Léon Goossens

Roy Plomley's castaway is oboist Leon Goossens

Desert Island Discs: John Paddy Carstairs

Desert Island Discs: John Paddy Carstairs

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and filmmaker John Paddy Carstairs

Desert Island Discs: Joan Sutherland

Desert Island Discs: Joan Sutherland

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Joan Sutherland

The Leadership Gap: Episode 2

The Leadership Gap: Episode 2

Sir John Tusa explores the state of leadership in large UK organisations today.

Desert Island Discs: John Snagge

Desert Island Discs: John Snagge

Roy Plomley's castaway is radio presenter John Snagge

Desert Island Discs: Robertson Hare

Desert Island Discs: Robertson Hare

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Robertson Hare

Classic Serial: The Mumbai Chuzzlewits: Episode 2

Classic Serial: The Mumbai Chuzzlewits: Episode 2

Disinherited by his grandfather, Mickey escapes India to try and make his fortune in Dubai

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 5

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 5

Michael is in England looking for Mona. Mary Ann is in San Francisco trying for a baby.

Woman's Hour: Jackie Kay, Drug Mules, Dame Maud McCarthy, Gender Pay Gap

Woman's Hour: Jackie Kay, Drug Mules, Dame Maud McCarthy, Gender Pay Gap

Poet Jackie Kay, the motivations of female drug mules and WWI nurse Dame Maud McCarthy.

Act of Worship: 18/07/2014

Act of Worship: 18/07/2014

An act of worship led by the Rev Dr Michael Ford.

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 5

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 5

In the sub-zero waters of the Southern Ocean, it's all about survival.

Desert Island Discs: Anne Reid

Desert Island Discs: Anne Reid

Kirsty Young interviews actress Anne Reid.

Today: 18/07/2014

Today: 18/07/2014

Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.

Yesterday in Parliament: 18/07/2014

Yesterday in Parliament: 18/07/2014

Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music: Episode 1

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music: Episode 1

John invites Chas and Dave to his lounge to sing one of his songs. But where's Dave?

Farming Today: EU Farming Debate, Organic Carrots, Pollinators

Farming Today: EU Farming Debate, Organic Carrots, Pollinators

Would farmers be better off in or out of the UK? Debate at the Game Fair.

Tweet of the Day: Tree Pipit

Tweet of the Day: Tree Pipit

Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the tree pipit.

News Briefing: 18/07/2014

News Briefing: 18/07/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 18/07/2014

Prayer for the Day: 18/07/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with Claire Campbell Smith.

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Desert Island Discs: Benny Hill

Desert Island Discs: Benny Hill

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Benny Hill

Desert Island Discs: Dave Brubeck

Desert Island Discs: Dave Brubeck

Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz musician Dave Brubeck

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 18/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Desert Island Discs: Alfred Hitchcock

Desert Island Discs: Alfred Hitchcock

Roy Plomley's castaway is film director Alfred Hitchcock

Midnight News: 18/07/2014

Midnight News: 18/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Today in Parliament: 17/07/2014

Today in Parliament: 17/07/2014

Sean Curran reports from Westminster, where he hears a message for 'on the runs'.

Don't Make Me Laugh: Episode 1

Don't Make Me Laugh: Episode 1

Jack Dee, Ben Miller, Aisling Bea and Miles Jupp try not to be funny.

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 9

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 9

Against Anita's wishes, the local authority plans to take Rune into care.

The World Tonight: 17/07/2014

The World Tonight: 17/07/2014

Airliner shot down over Ukraine.

Zeitgeisters: Series 2: Marina Abramovic

Zeitgeisters: Series 2: Marina Abramovic

Will Gompertz meets Marina Abramovic, self-proclaimed 'grandmother of performance art'.

The Bottom Line: Location, Disruption, Location

The Bottom Line: Location, Disruption, Location

War, political unrest and natural disasters - three business leaders tell their stories.

The Report: Internet Jihadi: Babar Ahmad

The Report: Internet Jihadi: Babar Ahmad

British jihadi Babar Ahmad's journey from Tooting to a US jail. Dominic Casciani reports.

Front Row: Gilbert and George, Jonathan Harvey, Chichester Festival Theatre

Front Row: Gilbert and George, Jonathan Harvey, Chichester Festival Theatre

Artistic duo Gilbert and George on why they want to ban religion.

Desert Island Discs: Lotte Lehmann

Desert Island Discs: Lotte Lehmann

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Lotte Lehmann

Desert Island Discs: Lupino Lane

Desert Island Discs: Lupino Lane

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Lupino Lane

Desert Island Discs: Judy Grinham

Desert Island Discs: Judy Grinham

Roy Plomley's castaway is world champion swimmer Judy Grinham

Desert Island Discs: Naomi Jacob

Desert Island Discs: Naomi Jacob

Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist and biographer Naomi Jacob

The Archers: 17/07/2014

The Archers: 17/07/2014

Brian tells Jennifer when to stop.

Great Lives: Sir Donald Wolfit

Great Lives: Sir Donald Wolfit

Humphrey Carpenter invites Ned Sherrin to discuss Sir Donald Wolfit.

Desert Island Discs: Elena Gerhardt

Desert Island Discs: Elena Gerhardt

Roy Plomley's castaway is mezzo-soprano Elena Gerhardt

Desert Island Discs: John Osborne

Desert Island Discs: John Osborne

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and playwright John Osborne

Six O'Clock News: 17/07/2014

Six O'Clock News: 17/07/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Desert Island Discs: Richard Dimbleby

Desert Island Discs: Richard Dimbleby

Roy Plomley's castaway is journalist and broadcaster Richard Dimbleby

Desert Island Discs: Elsie & Doris Waters

Desert Island Discs: Elsie & Doris Waters

Roy Plomley's castaways are comedians Elsie & Doris Waters

PM: 17/07/2014

PM: 17/07/2014

Eddie Mair presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

1914: Day by Day: 17th July

1914: Day by Day: 17th July

Lloyd George warns of civil unrest among the trade unions and in Ireland.

BBC Inside Science: A special programme on plants and their pollinators, poisons and pests

BBC Inside Science: A special programme on plants and their pollinators, poisons and pests

Adam visits Kew Gardens to root amongst the foliage and reveal the latest in plant science

Desert Island Discs: Christopher Stone

Desert Island Discs: Christopher Stone

Roy Plomley's castaway is DJ Christopher Stone

Desert Island Discs: Leopold Stokowski

Desert Island Discs: Leopold Stokowski

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Leopold Stokowski

The Film Programme: Mark Gatiss; Bob Stanley; Script supervisors; dawn of the prequel

The Film Programme: Mark Gatiss; Bob Stanley; Script supervisors; dawn of the prequel

Mark Gatiss, Bob Stanley, secrets of the script supervisors and dawn of the prequel.

Open Book: Richard Flanagan

Open Book: Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan on the long tail of evil and why he had to write about the Death Railway.

Desert Island Discs: Fred Streeter

Desert Island Discs: Fred Streeter

Roy Plomley's castaway is horticulturalist Fred Streeter

Desert Island Discs: Dennis Brain

Desert Island Discs: Dennis Brain

Roy Plomley's castaway is French horn player Dennis Brain

Gardeners' Question Time: Postbag Edition, Sparsholt College

Gardeners' Question Time: Postbag Edition, Sparsholt College

Eric Robson chairs a gardening Q&A near Winchester, Hampshire.

Open Country: Hafod, Mid Wales

Open Country: Hafod, Mid Wales

Felicity Evans visits Hafod estate near Aberystwyth, once Wales's most popular attraction.

Radio 4 Appeal: Action for Brazil's Children (ABC Trust).

Radio 4 Appeal: Action for Brazil's Children (ABC Trust).

Gary Lineker presents an appeal for Action for Brazil's Children (ABC Trust).

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: Saturday Night Live

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: Saturday Night Live

The comic actor shares his surreal experience of guest hosting a big American TV show.

Afternoon Drama: Strangers in the Night

Afternoon Drama: Strangers in the Night

Georgia Fitch's play explores English actress Carol White's friendship with Sinatra.

Sport and the British: Women Between the Wars

Sport and the British: Women Between the Wars

Clare Balding discovers how working women were finally given their sporting chance.

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 9

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 9

Mary's loyalty and love are betrayed yet again while a marriage matures.

Desert Island Discs: Tex Ritter

Desert Island Discs: Tex Ritter

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and singer Tex Ritter

A Guide to Garden Wildlife: Trees and Shrubs

A Guide to Garden Wildlife: Trees and Shrubs

A useful and engaging guide to the wildlife of garden trees and shrubs.

World at One: 17/07/2014

World at One: 17/07/2014

Martha Kearney presents national and international news.

Desert Island Discs: Jim Laker

Desert Island Discs: Jim Laker

Roy Plomley's castaway is cricketer Jim Laker

You and Yours: Wedding Dress Secrecy; Phone Theft and ITRA

You and Yours: Wedding Dress Secrecy; Phone Theft and ITRA

Top secret dresses: Why wedding shops are keeping it confidential.

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

With Great Pleasure: Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival

With Great Pleasure: Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival

Call the Midwife screenwriter Heidi Thomas chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

From Our Own Correspondent: Fasting Under Fire

From Our Own Correspondent: Fasting Under Fire

Gaza families try to cope amid fighting between the Israelis and Palestinian militants.

Classic Serial: The Mumbai Chuzzlewits: Episode 1

Classic Serial: The Mumbai Chuzzlewits: Episode 1

Orphan Thomas befriends Mickey, grandson and heir of rich old miser Martin Chuzzlewit.

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 4

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 4

Mouse is in England in pursuit of Mona. Mary Ann is trying to get pregnant.

Woman's Hour: Europe - what has the EU done for women?

Woman's Hour: Europe - what has the EU done for women?

Jenni Murray asks how women are shaping European politics.

Daily Service: 17/07/2014

Daily Service: 17/07/2014

Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by Sister Gemma Simmonds.

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 4

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 4

Even in desperate conditions, the Sudur Havid continues to fish.

Inside the Ethics Committee: Series 10: Treating Teenagers

Inside the Ethics Committee: Series 10: Treating Teenagers

A diabetic teenager who struggles to take the treatment she needs to stay well.

Today: 17/07/2014

Today: 17/07/2014

Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.

Yesterday in Parliament: 17/07/2014

Yesterday in Parliament: 17/07/2014

Sean Curran reports from Westminster.

Ed Reardon's Week: Series 8: Rosicrucian Armageddon 2

Ed Reardon's Week: Series 8: Rosicrucian Armageddon 2

Ed lends some authentic 'oldenspeak' to the modern gaming fraternity.

Farming Today: BVA, organic retail, biodiversity

Farming Today: BVA, organic retail, biodiversity

Vets criticise the government over TB testing roll out.

Tweet of the Day: Coal Tit

Tweet of the Day: Coal Tit

Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the coal tit.

News Briefing: 17/07/2014

News Briefing: 17/07/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 17/07/2014

Prayer for the Day: 17/07/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with Claire Campbell Smith.

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 17/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 17/07/2014

Midnight News: 17/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Today in Parliament: 16/07/2014

Today in Parliament: 16/07/2014

Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.

Before They Were Famous: Series 1: Episode 4

Before They Were Famous: Series 1: Episode 4

Even the most successful writers have at some point had to take day jobs to pay the bills.

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 8

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 8

After a shaky start, Ove manages to teach Parvaneh to drive.

The World Tonight: 16/07/2014

The World Tonight: 16/07/2014

Dutch liable over Srebrenica, EU to assign top jobs, Ireland investigates single mum abuse

Into the Abyss: The Hadal Zone

Into the Abyss: The Hadal Zone

Exploring the ocean's deepest realm: the hadal zone, from 6,000 to 11,000 metres down.

Four Thought: Series 4: Noreena Hertz

Four Thought: Series 4: Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz argues that it is sometimes very dangerous to put your trust in experts.

Moral Maze: Assisted Dying

Moral Maze: Assisted Dying

Michael Buerk presents combative, provocative and engaging debate.

Front Row: WWI Galleries at the Imperial War Museum, Linda Grant, John Fay, Grand Central

Front Row: WWI Galleries at the Imperial War Museum, Linda Grant, John Fay, Grand Central

WWI Galleries at the Imperial War Museum and Linda Grant on Upstairs at the Party.

The Archers: 16/07/2014

The Archers: 16/07/2014

Roy's got a challenge for Elizabeth.

Off the Page: Masculinity

Off the Page: Masculinity

Writers Nick Walker, Lindsey Davis and Neil Rollinson discuss what makes a man's man.

Six O'Clock News: 16/07/2014

Six O'Clock News: 16/07/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 16/07/2014

PM: 16/07/2014

Eddie Mair presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

The Media Show: BBC commissions up for grabs; IMPRESS regulation plans; Immigration Street

The Media Show: BBC commissions up for grabs; IMPRESS regulation plans; Immigration Street

Immigration Street, BBC commissions up for grabs, IMPRESS's regulation plans.

1914: Day by Day: 16th July

1914: Day by Day: 16th July

A meeting of Suffragettes is attacked by a mob.

Thinking Allowed: Rio, Protests and the World Cup; Dying in Prison

Thinking Allowed: Rio, Protests and the World Cup; Dying in Prison

Laurie Taylor examines the meaning of the street demonstrations taking place in Rio.

Money Box Live: Credit Reports

Money Box Live: Credit Reports

Worried about your credit score? Email your credit report queries to moneybox@bbc.co.uk.

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: My Father

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: My Father

The comic actor and travel writer reflects on his relationship with his ailing dad.

Afternoon Drama: Hatch, Match and Dispatch: A Certain Date

Afternoon Drama: Hatch, Match and Dispatch: A Certain Date

By Alan Harris. Darkly comic exploration of the meaning of death. With talking pigeons.

Sport and the British: Fighting Back

Sport and the British: Fighting Back

Clare Balding looks at the relationship between boxing and Britain's ethnic minorities.

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 8

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 8

After returning from the Riviera, Kathy's disfigurement renews her marriage.

The Archers: 15/07/2014

The Archers: 15/07/2014

Ian's not happy.

A Guide to Garden Wildlife: Hedges

A Guide to Garden Wildlife: Hedges

A useful and engaging guide to some of the commoner wildlife in a garden hedge.

World at One: 16/07/2014

World at One: 16/07/2014

Martha Kearney presents national and international news.

Face the Facts: Filling the Autism Gap

Face the Facts: Filling the Autism Gap

John Waite asks why parents of some autistic children are trying unproven therapies.

You and Yours: The in-house energy company debt collection services that aren't what they seem

You and Yours: The in-house energy company debt collection services that aren't what they seem

Peter White investigates how energy companies use in-house debt collection services.

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

National and international news and the shipping forecast.

Charles Paris Mystery: Corporate Bodies: Episode 4

Charles Paris Mystery: Corporate Bodies: Episode 4

Charles uncovers blackmail, sexual intrigue and plenty of motives for murder.

Gone to Earth: Cover from View

Gone to Earth: Cover from View

Horatio Clare explores infantry soldiers' relationship with the Brecon Beacons.

Classic Serial: Elizabeth Bowen - The Heat of the Day: Episode 2

Classic Serial: Elizabeth Bowen - The Heat of the Day: Episode 2

Caught between Robert and Harrison, Stella feels betrayed but unsure who to believe.

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 3

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 3

Following the death from Aids of his partner, Michael is in England.

Woman's Hour: Cabinet reshuffle; Britpop; Warsan Shire; Marcus Setchell

Woman's Hour: Cabinet reshuffle; Britpop; Warsan Shire; Marcus Setchell

Who's who in the cabinet reshuffle. Jenni Murray presents.

Daily Service: 16/07/2014

Daily Service: 16/07/2014

Christian worship with a bible reading, prayer and music, led by Rev Dr Mark Wakelin.

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 3

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 3

The catches prove disappointing; it's time to move on.

Publishing Lives: Publishing Lives: John Murray

Publishing Lives: Publishing Lives: John Murray

Robert McCrum tells the story of John Murray, Lord Byron's publisher.

Today: 16/07/2014

Today: 16/07/2014

Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.

The Long View: The Politics of History Textbooks

The Long View: The Politics of History Textbooks

Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of writing history books for children.

Yesterday in Parliament: 16/07/2014

Yesterday in Parliament: 16/07/2014

Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.

Farming Today: Defra's new secretary of state, Organic pigs

Farming Today: Defra's new secretary of state, Organic pigs

The farming industry reacts to the appointment of Defra's new secretary of state.

Tweet of the Day: House Martin

Tweet of the Day: House Martin

Steve Backshall presents the story and sound of the house martin.

News Briefing: 16/07/2014

News Briefing: 16/07/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 16/07/2014

Prayer for the Day: 16/07/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with Claire Campbell Smith.

Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Classic Serial: Elizabeth Bowen - The Heat of the Day: Episode 1

Classic Serial: Elizabeth Bowen - The Heat of the Day: Episode 1

Stella's wartime allegiances are tested.

Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

Shipping Forecast: 16/07/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: Branching Out

Book of the Week: Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years: Branching Out

Recalling the Python team's success in America and the start of their own solo projects.

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 2

Book of the Week: Last Man Off: Episode 2

The Sudur Havid heads to the fishing grounds in the Southern Ocean.

Midnight News: 16/07/2014

Midnight News: 16/07/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Sport and the British: Tennis and Golf in Suburbia

Sport and the British: Tennis and Golf in Suburbia

Clare discovers that tennis and golf clubs were borne of the Victorian middle classes.

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 7

Book at Bedtime: FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter: Episode 7

Mary flees Dedmayne in turmoil, while Kathy's plans to escape to a new life go awry.

Today in Parliament: 15/07/2014

Today in Parliament: 15/07/2014

Sean Curran reports from Westminster.

Bleak Expectations: Series 3: An Evil Life Sort of Explained

Bleak Expectations: Series 3: An Evil Life Sort of Explained

Pip Bin, Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent are trapped in the vast emptiness of space.

The Infinite Monkey Cage: Series 10: Are Humans Uniquely Unique?

The Infinite Monkey Cage: Series 10: Are Humans Uniquely Unique?

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Ross Noble to ask whether humans are truly unique.

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 7

Book at Bedtime: A Man Called Ove: Episode 7

After some gentle bullying by Parvaneh, Ove agrees to teach her to drive.

The World Tonight: 15/07/2014

The World Tonight: 15/07/2014

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

The Life Scientific: Jeremy Farrar

The Life Scientific: Jeremy Farrar

Jim Al-Khalili in conversation with Dr Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust.

Inside Health: Screening for Breast Cancer

Inside Health: Screening for Breast Cancer

Dr Mark Porter debates the benefits and harms of screening for breast cancer.

In Touch: 15/07/2014

In Touch: 15/07/2014

Ofcom calls for views on speaking electronic programme guides.

File on 4: Childhood Cancer

File on 4: Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer: Is red tape stopping the development of new drug treatments?

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 2

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: Babycakes: Episode 2

Jon Fielding has died from Aids. His lover Michael is bereft.

Front Row: Nigel Havers; Malevich at Tate Modern; Michael Rosen; Caine Prize for African Writing

Front Row: Nigel Havers; Malevich at Tate Modern; Michael Rosen; Caine Prize for African Writing

Nigel Havers on The Importance of Being Earnest, Caine Prize for African Writing, Malevich