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Any Answers?: Call 03700 100 444 to share your views

Any Answers?: Call 03700 100 444 to share your views

A chance for Radio 4 listeners to have their say on the issues discussed on Any Questions?

News: 30/08/2014

News: 30/08/2014

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Money Box: NISA or nastier?

Money Box: NISA or nastier?

NISA or nastier? Second chance to avoid bounced payments, and new money lessons.

Shipping Forecast: 30/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 30/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

News Summary: 30/08/2014

News Summary: 30/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

From Our Own Correspondent: The Lucky Country

From Our Own Correspondent: The Lucky Country

Australia's tough immigration policy taken to court and other reporters' stories.

The Forum: Time to Rethink What Is 'Normal'?

The Forum: Time to Rethink What Is 'Normal'?

Where is the dividing line between normal behaviour and a mental health problem?

The Kitchen Cabinet: Series 8: Smithfield, London

The Kitchen Cabinet: Series 8: Smithfield, London

Jay Rayner and the panel are in Smithfield, London.

Saturday Live: Katharine Whitehorn

Saturday Live: Katharine Whitehorn

Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by columnist Katharine Whitehorn.

Today: 30/08/2014

Today: 30/08/2014

Including Sports Desk, Thought for the Day and Weather.

Archive on 4: Ask the Fellows That Cut the Hay

Archive on 4: Ask the Fellows That Cut the Hay

Alan Dein celebrates the centenary of George Ewart Evans and his tales of Suffolk.

Farming Today: Countryside Access

Farming Today: Countryside Access

Farming Today This Week takes a look at the issue of access to the countryside.

News and Papers: 30/08/2014

News and Papers: 30/08/2014

News headlines, plus a look at the papers.

iPM: 30/08/2014

iPM: 30/08/2014

'We started thinking, are we going to be allowed to die in our house?'.

News Briefing: 30/08/2014

News Briefing: 30/08/2014

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 30/08/2014

Prayer for the Day: 30/08/2014

A short reflection and prayer with Pastor Lindsay Allen.

Shipping Forecast: 30/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 30/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 30/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 30/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 30/08/2014

Midnight News: 30/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Summer Nights: Series 2: Do we need darkness in our lives?

Summer Nights: Series 2: Do we need darkness in our lives?

Jay Rayner asks what compels us to look at horrific things?

The Listening Project: Marie-Jamila and Rachel - A Different Education

The Listening Project: Marie-Jamila and Rachel - A Different Education

Friends reflect on the racism they encountered growing up in East London in the 1980s.

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 5

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 5

Are the fortunes of the band about to change?

The World Tonight: 29/08/2014

The World Tonight: 29/08/2014

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

Home Front: Home Front - Omnibus: 25-29 August 1914

Home Front: Home Front - Omnibus: 25-29 August 1914

The locals attempt to boost morale with a fundraising event.

A Point of View: Why Orwell Is the Supreme Mediocrity

A Point of View: Why Orwell Is the Supreme Mediocrity

Will Self takes on one of the nation's best-loved figures, George Orwell.

Any Questions?: Call 03700 100 444 to share your views

Any Questions?: Call 03700 100 444 to share your views

Ritula Shah presents political debate from the Broadcasting House Radio Theatre in London.

Front Row: Alan Ayckbourn, Omid Djalili, Venice Film Festival

Front Row: Alan Ayckbourn, Omid Djalili, Venice Film Festival

Kirsty Lang talks to award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn about his 78th play Roundelay

The Archers: 29/08/2014

The Archers: 29/08/2014

Vicky has got news for Hayley.

The Brig Society: Series 2: Religion

The Brig Society: Series 2: Religion

Marcus has decided to form a religion based on peace, loving-kindness and probably war.

Six O'Clock News: 29/08/2014

Six O'Clock News: 29/08/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 29/08/2014

PM: 29/08/2014

Carolyn Quinn presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

The Listening Project: Sheila and Helen - More Than Just a Mother

The Listening Project: Sheila and Helen - More Than Just a Mother

Friends share the experience of infertility and accept that childlessness has its pluses.

More or Less: How Deadly Is Ebola?

More or Less: How Deadly Is Ebola?

Tim Harford scrutinises claims made about the outbreak. Plus guide dogs, prisons and ATOS.

Last Word: Richard Attenborough, Helen Bamber, BKS Iyengar, Sam Galbraith, Bill Kerr

Last Word: Richard Attenborough, Helen Bamber, BKS Iyengar, Sam Galbraith, Bill Kerr

Matthew Bannister on a director, a human rights campaigner, a yoga guru and a Labour MSP.

Opening Lines: Series 16: Baker, Emily and Me

Opening Lines: Series 16: Baker, Emily and Me

By Claire Fuller. In a world of constant rain, a young girl decides to steal a chicken.

Gardeners' Question Time: RHS Wisley

Gardeners' Question Time: RHS Wisley

Peter Gibbs chairs the horticultural panel programme from RHS Wisley.

Afternoon Drama: Brief Lives: Episode 3

Afternoon Drama: Brief Lives: Episode 3

A high-powered lawyer and her daughter are arrested for drug possession after a party.

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 5

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 5

Samuel's brother Tom is in love and hoping to marry, but he has exaggerated his income.

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: Cinderella

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: Cinderella

Writer Lucy Mangan turns to fairy tales in a search for literary solutions to the economy.

World at One: 29/08/2014

World at One: 29/08/2014

National and international news with Shaun Ley.

You and Yours: Discount cards, Ticket agents, Dining alone, Elves

You and Yours: Discount cards, Ticket agents, Dining alone, Elves

How can a discount card end up costing you hundreds of pounds? With Peter White.

Home Front: 29 August 1914 - Albert Wilson

Home Front: 29 August 1914 - Albert Wilson

In Folkestone, the cake sale at St Jude's is in full swing.

Afternoon Drama: Andy Walker - The Man Who Jumped From Space

Afternoon Drama: Andy Walker - The Man Who Jumped From Space

True life story of the highest altitude emegency parachute jump, made in 1960.

News Summary: 29/08/2014

News Summary: 29/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

National and international news and the shipping forecast.

My Teenage Diary: Series 5: Kate Mosse

My Teenage Diary: Series 5: Kate Mosse

Author Kate Mosse's diary tells of a rain-soaked family holiday to the Lake District.

Lives in a Landscape: Series 17: The Death Doulas

Lives in a Landscape: Series 17: The Death Doulas

Alan Dein meets doulas in Lewes, Sussex, who are companions to the dying.

Classic Serial: Janet Frame - An Angel at My Table: Episode 2

Classic Serial: Janet Frame - An Angel at My Table: Episode 2

The arrival of Janet's mother triggers a reaction that will have calamitous repercussions.

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 5

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 5

Shardlake focuses on helping Elizabeth Wentworth, accused of murdering her young cousin.

Woman's Hour: School dinners; Child brides in Yemen; Lea DeLaria

Woman's Hour: School dinners; Child brides in Yemen; Lea DeLaria

Jenni Murray talks to Lea DeLaria about her role in Orange Is the New Black.

Afternoon Drama: Keeping the Score

Afternoon Drama: Keeping the Score

Sam Kelly and David Troughton star in Martyn Wade's comedy of relationships.

Act of Worship: 29/08/2014

Act of Worship: 29/08/2014

Led by the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 5

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 5

Despite having two continuing relationships, Larkin brings another woman into his life.

Today: 29/08/2014

Today: 29/08/2014

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

Farming Today: Badger Trust conference, Coastal path, Quagga mussel

Farming Today: Badger Trust conference, Coastal path, Quagga mussel

Is farming man's biggest mistake in history? With Sybil Ruscoe.

Tweet of the Day: Great Spotted Woodpecker

Tweet of the Day: Great Spotted Woodpecker

Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the great spotted woodpecker.

News Briefing: 29/08/2014

News Briefing: 29/08/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 29/08/2014

Prayer for the Day: 29/08/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with the Rev Mike Starkey.

Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 29/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 29/08/2014

Midnight News: 29/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Believe It!: Series 2: Episode 4

Believe It!: Series 2: Episode 4

After a near-death experience, Richard decides to arrange his own fantasy funeral.

The Show What You Wrote: Series 2: Art and Literature

The Show What You Wrote: Series 2: Art and Literature

The themed sketch show made entirely from contributions sent in by the public.

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 4

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 4

An unexpected windfall for Fran prompts the band to make a go of it.

The World Tonight: 28/08/2014

The World Tonight: 28/08/2014

Ukraine claims Russian invasion, Tory MP defects to UKIP, and the ebola doctor's diary.

In Business: Take a Bow

In Business: Take a Bow

Cremona in northern Italy is a centre of violin making, but can the old industry survive?

The Report: Publishing Wars

The Report: Publishing Wars

With big publishers and Amazon at war, Adam Fleming reports on turmoil in the book world.

Front Row: Margaret Atwood, Paco Peña, Obvious Child, Folkestone Triennial

Front Row: Margaret Atwood, Paco Peña, Obvious Child, Folkestone Triennial

Margaret Atwood discusses her new short story collection Stone Mattress. With Samira Ahmed

The Archers: 28/08/2014

The Archers: 28/08/2014

Henry gets boisterous.

Great Lives: Series 26: Gracie Allen

Great Lives: Series 26: Gracie Allen

Actress Emma Kennedy chooses the life of the American comedienne Gracie Allen.

Susan Calman Is Convicted: Series 1: Death Penalty

Susan Calman Is Convicted: Series 1: Death Penalty

How working on death row convinced Susan that she was absolutely against the death penalty

Six O'Clock News: 28/08/2014

Six O'Clock News: 28/08/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 28/08/2014

PM: 28/08/2014

Carolyn Quinn presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

BBC Inside Science: Manipulating mouse memory; London pollution; Nature of knowing; Snail fur

BBC Inside Science: Manipulating mouse memory; London pollution; Nature of knowing; Snail fur

Adam Rutherford shines a light on how the mouse brain processes memory.

The Film Programme: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; Gruff Rhys; Richard Attenborough

The Film Programme: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; Gruff Rhys; Richard Attenborough

Francine Stock unlocks The Cabinet of Dr Caligari as the horror classic is re-released.

Open Country: The Needles, Isle of Wight

Open Country: The Needles, Isle of Wight

Helen Mark learns a Cold War secret amidst the Isle of Wight's chalk cliffs, The Needles.

Afternoon Drama: A Meeting with Dora

Afternoon Drama: A Meeting with Dora

Writer Don Shaw recreates a meeting he had in 1979 with 86-year-old activist Dora Russell.

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 4

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 4

Sir William Batten is having a storey added to his house, so Sam decides to do the same.

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Last Chronicle of Barset

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Last Chronicle of Barset

Lucy looks for economic solutions in Anthony Trollope's The Last Chronicle of Barset.

World at One: 28/08/2014

World at One: 28/08/2014

Eurosceptic Tory MP Carswell defects to UKIP and resigns seat. With Edward Stourton.

You and Yours: 28/08/2014

You and Yours: 28/08/2014

The company selling boiler insurance to vulnerable people who don't need it.

Home Front: 28 August 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Home Front: 28 August 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Britain is victorious in its first naval battle, and there are tears at the vicarage.

News Summary: 28/08/2014

News Summary: 28/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

National and international news and the shipping forecast.

Fantasy Festival

Fantasy Festival

Frank Cottrell Boyce curates and creates the festival of his wildest dreams.

Crossing Continents: Guatemala's Addicts Behind Bars

Crossing Continents: Guatemala's Addicts Behind Bars

How effective are the drug rehabilitation centres run by Guatemala's Pentecostal churches?

Classic Serial: Janet Frame - An Angel at My Table: Episode 1

Classic Serial: Janet Frame - An Angel at My Table: Episode 1

Janet's life is unravelling as the repercussions from her attempted suicide play out.

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 4

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 4

Shardlake and Barak's investigation leads them to the ruins of St Bartholew's monastery.

Woman's Hour: Sarah Waters; Sian Edwards

Woman's Hour: Sarah Waters; Sian Edwards

The guests include conductor Sian Edwards, novelist Sarah Waters and Seema Malhotra MP.

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 4

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 4

As middle age approaches, Larkin's private life is as complicated as ever.

Daily Service: 28/08/2014

Daily Service: 28/08/2014

Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by Father Philip Sumner.

Voices from the Old Bailey: Series 3: Shoplifting

Voices from the Old Bailey: Series 3: Shoplifting

Amanda Vickery explores a new crime for a new consumer society - shoplifting.

Today: 28/08/2014

Today: 28/08/2014

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

Susan Calman Is Convicted: Series 1: Equal Marriage

Susan Calman Is Convicted: Series 1: Equal Marriage

Susan Calman examines the topic of equal marriage, from a personal perspective.

Farming Today: Red squirrel disease, Rural broadband, Countryside access

Farming Today: Red squirrel disease, Rural broadband, Countryside access

A form of leprosy found in Scotland's red squirrels is a mystery to scientists.

Tweet of the Day: Mistle Thrush: Part One

Tweet of the Day: Mistle Thrush: Part One

Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the mistle thrush.

News Briefing: 28/08/2014

News Briefing: 28/08/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 28/08/2014

Prayer for the Day: 28/08/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with the Rev Mike Starkey.

Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 28/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 28/08/2014

Midnight News: 28/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Believe It!: Series 2: Danger Man

Believe It!: Series 2: Danger Man

Richard Wilson explains the long-lasting influence Ian McKellan has had on his life.

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair: The Viewing

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair: The Viewing

Story about a woman who compulsively views houses. Read by Annette Badlan.

Jigsaw: Series 2: Episode 1

Jigsaw: Series 2: Episode 1

Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema piece together a rapid-fire sketch show.

Elvenquest: Series 3: Episode 1

Elvenquest: Series 3: Episode 1

Sam is getting wed to Eirwen, while Lord Darkness and Kreech try for a baby.

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 3

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 3

The trio turn their attention to finding the band's 'unbeatable drummer'.

The World Tonight: 27/08/2014

The World Tonight: 27/08/2014

Rotherham child abuse, Syria war crimes, and the Assad dilemma. With Ritula Shah.

Four Thought: Series 4: In Defence of Anger

Four Thought: Series 4: In Defence of Anger

Philosopher Amia Srinivasan makes the case for anger.

Agree to Differ: Vivisection

Agree to Differ: Vivisection

Matthew Taylor presents a new discussion programme.

Front Row: Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bush, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Our Zoo

Front Row: Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bush, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Our Zoo

Arts news. Jesse Eisenberg talks to Kirsty Lang about his latest role in Night Moves.

The Archers: 27/08/2014

The Archers: 27/08/2014

Jennifer gets a surprise.

Dead Ringers: Series 12: Episode 5

Dead Ringers: Series 12: Episode 5

The impressions show that tugs on the beard of news.

Off the Page: Style

Off the Page: Style

Richard Francis, Michael Bracewell and Alice Rawsthorn debate 'style'.

Six O'Clock News: 27/08/2014

Six O'Clock News: 27/08/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 27/08/2014

PM: 27/08/2014

Carolyn Quinn presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

The Media Show: Jihadis on social media; Exploitation in S Yorkshire; TV debates

The Media Show: Jihadis on social media; Exploitation in S Yorkshire; TV debates

Steve Hewlett reports on how British jihadis are using social media.

The Educators: Tony Little

The Educators: Tony Little

The headmaster of Eton College talks to Sarah Montague about his formula for success.

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 3

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 3

Sam witnesses the unjust execution of Henry Vane and the arrival of a new Queen.

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Million Pound Bank Note

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Million Pound Bank Note

Lucy looks for economic solutions in Mark Twain's short story The Million Pound Bank Note.

World at One: 27/08/2014

World at One: 27/08/2014

South Yorks police/crime commissioner refuses to quit. News round-up with Edward Stourton.

You and Yours: Holiday rental problems; Private jets on the cheap

You and Yours: Holiday rental problems; Private jets on the cheap

Thousands of students are caught up in an alleged mobile phone fraud.

Home Front: 27 August 1914 - Gabriel Graham

Home Front: 27 August 1914 - Gabriel Graham

Gabriel struggles to write an appropriate speech for the first British war wounded.

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

News Summary: 27/08/2014

News Summary: 27/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

The Gobetweenies: Series 2: The Next Story

The Gobetweenies: Series 2: The Next Story

Lucy and Tom are not allowed a dog, but their dad is seeing an unstable pet shop owner.

Sandhurst and the Sheikhs

Sandhurst and the Sheikhs

How does training at Sandhurst Academy bolster militarised monarchies of the Arab world?

The Listening Project: Richard and Mark - Men of Metal

The Listening Project: Richard and Mark - Men of Metal

Metal detectorists Mark and Richard find history in the earth beneath their feet.

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 3

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 3

The search for the stolen Greek Fire intensifies as Shardlake questions the key suspects.

Woman's Hour: Alicia Markova; Thokozile Masipa; Erica Jong; Women's erotic writing

Woman's Hour: Alicia Markova; Thokozile Masipa; Erica Jong; Women's erotic writing

A profile of Thokozile Masipa, the ground-breaking female judge in the Pistorius trial.

Daily Service: 27/08/2014

Daily Service: 27/08/2014

Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by the Rev Dr Kirsty Thorpe.

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 3

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 3

Philip begins work as librarian at Hull University and oversees plans for expansion.

Publishing Lives: Series 2: Norah Smallwood

Publishing Lives: Series 2: Norah Smallwood

Robert McCrum on the life of Norah Smallwood, Britain's first woman publishing leader.

Today: 27/08/2014

Today: 27/08/2014

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

Reflections with Peter Hennessy: Series 2: David Steel

Reflections with Peter Hennessy: Series 2: David Steel

David Steel reflects on his role in shifting Britain away from two-party politics.

Dead Ringers: Series 12: Episode 4

Dead Ringers: Series 12: Episode 4

The impressions show that tugs on the beard of news.

Farming Today: Badger cull, Hare coursing, Grain port

Farming Today: Badger cull, Hare coursing, Grain port

The number of badgers to be shot in this year's pilot badger cull has been cut.

Tweet of the Day: Wood Sandpiper

Tweet of the Day: Wood Sandpiper

Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the wood sandpiper.

News Briefing: 27/08/2014

News Briefing: 27/08/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 27/08/2014

Prayer for the Day: 27/08/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with the Rev Mike Starkey.

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 27/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 27/08/2014

Midnight News: 27/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Believe It!: Series 2: Secrets

Believe It!: Series 2: Secrets

Richard Wilson discovers a secret relative he never knew he had.

The Guns of Adam Riches: Series 2: Episode 2

The Guns of Adam Riches: Series 2: Episode 2

The continuing story of Mastermind, a blind megalomaniac looking for love.

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 2

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 2

On Rob's 19th birthday, life is about to change when he meets Trez.

The World Tonight: 26/08/2014

The World Tonight: 26/08/2014

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

Inside Health: Conflicted Medicine: Public Health Campaigns

Inside Health: Conflicted Medicine: Public Health Campaigns

Dr Mark Porter examines how powerful lobbying groups influence what you eat and drink.

In Touch: 26/08/2014

In Touch: 26/08/2014

Peter White talks to cookery author Elaine Bastable about coping with sight loss.

Whatever Happened to Global Governance?

Whatever Happened to Global Governance?

Prof Ngaire Woods examines how international cooperation is evolving.

Front Row: Johnny Marr; Frank Auerbach at Tate; Alex Gibney on Fela Kuti

Front Row: Johnny Marr; Frank Auerbach at Tate; Alex Gibney on Fela Kuti

Johnny Marr on his new album; Frank Auerbach as collected by Lucian Freud; Alex Gibney.

The Archers: 26/08/2014

The Archers: 26/08/2014

Roy and Elizabeth are on a high.

Meet David Sedaris: Series 4: Company Man; Diary Extracts

Meet David Sedaris: Series 4: Company Man; Diary Extracts

The pros and cons of being grown up enough to have a guest room.

Six O'Clock News: 26/08/2014

Six O'Clock News: 26/08/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 26/08/2014

PM: 26/08/2014

Carolyn Quinn presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Great Lives: Series 34: Ray Mears on Rommel

Great Lives: Series 34: Ray Mears on Rommel

Ray Mears champions the life of German field marshal Erwin Rommel.

Word of Mouth: Is the Double Entendre in Rude Health?

Word of Mouth: Is the Double Entendre in Rude Health?

Arthur Bostrom examines the origins, colourful history and new era of the double entendre.

Costing the Earth: The Diesel Decade

Costing the Earth: The Diesel Decade

How the rise in diesel cars may have damaged our health. Tom Heap investigates.

The Kitchen Cabinet: Series 8: Bedford

The Kitchen Cabinet: Series 8: Bedford

Jay Rayner and the panel are in Bedford taking questions on eating and drinking.

Afternoon Drama: The Sensitive: The Sensitive - The Protector

Afternoon Drama: The Sensitive: The Sensitive - The Protector

Alastair Jessiman's psychic detective discovers a shocking secret about his own past.

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 2

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 2

Samuel is determined to go without Elizabeth on a navy jaunt to Portsmouth.

World at One: 26/08/2014

World at One: 26/08/2014

National and international news with Edward Stourton.

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Treasure Seekers

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Treasure Seekers

Writer Lucy Mangan looks at the economic theories in The Treasure Seekers by E Nesbit.

You and Yours: Call You and Yours: Should you lend money to family members?

You and Yours: Call You and Yours: Should you lend money to family members?

Lending money to relatives is at an all-time high. What does that mean for families?

Home Front: 26 August 1914 - Adam Wilson

Home Front: 26 August 1914 - Adam Wilson

In Folkestone, the German Consulate is under surveillance.

News Summary: 26/08/2014

News Summary: 26/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

National and international news and the shipping forecast.

Music of the Forest

Music of the Forest

Horatio Clare tells the story of the unconventional anthropologist Colin Turnbull.

Everything We Know Is Wrong

Everything We Know Is Wrong

Most published science papers are untrue, but few ever get tested. Jolyon Jenkins reports.

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 2

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 2

Thomas Cromwell summons Shardlake, and engages him to undertake a deadly secret mission.

Woman's Hour: Vicky Beeching; Enduring appeal of Kate Bush

Woman's Hour: Vicky Beeching; Enduring appeal of Kate Bush

Emma Barnett presents the female perspective, with Christian rock star Vicky Beeching.

Daily Service: 26/08/2014

Daily Service: 26/08/2014

Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by the Rev Clair Jaquiss.

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 2

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 2

Philip meets Monica Jones, an assistant English lecturer at Leicester University.

Witness: Jailed for Speaking his Mind in China

Witness: Jailed for Speaking his Mind in China

Harry Wu was a young student jailed for nearly 20 years in Communist China.

Today: 26/08/2014

Today: 26/08/2014

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

What's the Point of...?: Series 6: The National Trust

What's the Point of...?: Series 6: The National Trust

Protector of the landscape, pickler of our history, a job creation scheme for the retired?

Meet David Sedaris: Series 4: #2 to Go; Innocents Abroad

Meet David Sedaris: Series 4: #2 to Go; Innocents Abroad

A trip to China does not work out well for David, especially on the food front.

Farming Today: Farm fires, Ospreys, Dredging, Land access

Farming Today: Farm fires, Ospreys, Dredging, Land access

Research shows that farm fires cost the industry more than £50m in 2013.

Tweet of the Day: Green Sandpiper

Tweet of the Day: Green Sandpiper

Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the green sandpiper.

News Briefing: 26/08/2014

News Briefing: 26/08/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 26/08/2014

Prayer for the Day: 26/08/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with the Rev Mike Starkey.

Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 26/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Midnight News: 26/08/2014

Midnight News: 26/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Believe It!: Series 2: Victor

Believe It!: Series 2: Victor

Richard Wilson charts the extraordinary effect Victor Meldrew has had on his life.

Word of Mouth: Talking About Cancer

Word of Mouth: Talking About Cancer

The writer Graham Joyce with a personal take on the ways in which we talk about cancer.

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 1

Book at Bedtime: The Thrill of It All: Episode 1

October 1981 in Luton, and Robert Goulding first meets his 'glimmertwin' Francis Mulvey.

The World Tonight: 25/08/2014

The World Tonight: 25/08/2014

In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

The Listeners: Series 2: Episode 3

The Listeners: Series 2: Episode 3

Listening is about more than hearing, as we discover with four individuals.

Crossing Continents: Goodbye Ireland; Goodbye Gaelic Football

Crossing Continents: Goodbye Ireland; Goodbye Gaelic Football

The struggle to keep alive the game that is the heart of Ireland's identity.

Why Men Pay for Sex

Why Men Pay for Sex

What motivates men to pay women to sleep with them? Four men tell Jo Fidgen why they do it

Front Row: Richard Bean

Front Row: Richard Bean

One Man, Two Guvnors writer Richard Bean, with James Corden and Nicholas Hytner.

The Archers: 25/08/2014

The Archers: 25/08/2014

Loxfest has celebrity headliners.

A Good Read: Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox

A Good Read: Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox

Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox discuss books by Anne Tyler, Ben Okri and Fitzgerald.

Just a Minute: Series 70: Episode 3

Just a Minute: Series 70: Episode 3

Hosted by the venerable Nicholas Parsons and recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.

Six O'Clock News: 25/08/2014

Six O'Clock News: 25/08/2014

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

PM: 25/08/2014

PM: 25/08/2014

Carolyn Quinn presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Beyond Belief: Charity

Beyond Belief: Charity

Ernie Rea and his guests discuss the role of faith-based charities.

Don't Go In the Water!

Don't Go In the Water!

Shark biologist Gareth Fraser explores Jaws, 40 years after Peter Benchley created it.

Quote... Unquote: 25/08/2014

Quote... Unquote: 25/08/2014

With Maureen Lipman, Sanjeev Kohli, Penny Smith and Peter Kellner. Nigel Rees hosts.

Afternoon Drama: Blink

Afternoon Drama: Blink

By Phil Porter. An unlikely love affair combining voyeurism, urban solitude and healing.

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 1

15 Minute Drama: The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 3: Episode 1

1962 begins badly when Pepys accidentally elbows his wife in the eye as he wakes up.

World at One: 25/08/2014

World at One: 25/08/2014

Shaun Ley presents national and international news.

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Will Lucy find a solution to economic recovery in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

You and Yours: 25/08/2014

You and Yours: 25/08/2014

Technology in health and social care.

Home Front: 25 August 1914 - Isabel Graham

Home Front: 25 August 1914 - Isabel Graham

After the influx of refugees from Belgium, initiatives are afoot at St Jude's to help.

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

News Summary: 25/08/2014

News Summary: 25/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

The Cold Swedish Winter: Summer

The Cold Swedish Winter: Summer

Swedish 'Midsommerafton' approaches, and Geoff is forced to be Lord of the Dance.

Recycled Radio: Series 2: Truth

Recycled Radio: Series 2: Truth

Michael Howard, Tony Blair and Nicholas Parsons join Gerald to ask, 'What is truth?'.

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 1

15 Minute Drama: Dark Fire: Episode 1

Dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel, featuring lawyer detective hero Shardlake.

Woman's Hour: Friendship

Woman's Hour: Friendship

Can men and women just be friends? Jane Garvey and Tim Samuels try it out.

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 1

Book of the Week: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love: Episode 1

Aged 17, Larkin goes up to Oxford to read English and meets a jazz-loving kindred spirit.

Daily Service: 25/08/2014

Daily Service: 25/08/2014

Christian worship with a Bible reading, prayer and music, led by John Forrest.

The Ideas That Make Us: Series 2: Comedy

The Ideas That Make Us: Series 2: Comedy

Bettany listens to a rat laughing and giggles at schoolboy jokes from Ancient Mesopotamia.

Today: 25/08/2014

Today: 25/08/2014

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

Fry's English Delight: Series 7: Plain English

Fry's English Delight: Series 7: Plain English

Stephen Fry finds the subject of plain English can get complicated.

Tweet of the Day: Meadow Pipit

Tweet of the Day: Meadow Pipit

Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the meadow pipit.

Farming Today: The Farm Shop on the Motorway

Farming Today: The Farm Shop on the Motorway

Local produce on the M5 northbound. Meet the farmers supplying Gloucester Services.

News Briefing: 25/08/2014

News Briefing: 25/08/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day: 25/08/2014

Prayer for the Day: 25/08/2014

A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with the Rev Mike Starkey.

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 25/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

The Educators: John Hattie

The Educators: John Hattie

Sarah Montague asks what really makes a difference to a child's ability.

Midnight News: 25/08/2014

Midnight News: 25/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

The Film Programme: Luc Besson on Lucy; Dardenne Brothers; Kelly Reichardt boxset

The Film Programme: Luc Besson on Lucy; Dardenne Brothers; Kelly Reichardt boxset

The Dardenne brothers discuss their latest award-winning drama Two Days, One Night.

Westminster Hour: 24/08/2014

Westminster Hour: 24/08/2014

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

What the Papers Say: 24/08/2014

What the Papers Say: 24/08/2014

Sue Cameron of the Telegraph analyses how the newspapers are covering the biggest stories.

In Business: Health Technology

In Business: Health Technology

Peter Day asks if technology companies can transform healthcare and the way we live.

Bricks and Bubbles: Episode 4

Bricks and Bubbles: Episode 4

Michael Robinson explores how to fix Britain's broken housing market.

Last Word: Albert Reynolds, Ronnie Stonham, Norman Cornish, Gerry Anderson, Licia Albanese

Last Word: Albert Reynolds, Ronnie Stonham, Norman Cornish, Gerry Anderson, Licia Albanese

Remembering a former Taoiseach, a BBC vetter, a painter, a broadcaster and a soprano.

More or Less: Troubled families?

More or Less: Troubled families?

Tim Harford discusses so-called 'troubled families', CEO pay and the Gaza conflict.

Comic Fringes: Series 10: Bad Fairytale

Comic Fringes: Series 10: Bad Fairytale

Comedian Grainne Maguire reads her story in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Charles Paris Mystery: Murder in the Title: Episode 3

Charles Paris Mystery: Murder in the Title: Episode 3

Charles is in a terrible play, so bad that someone wants to kill the cast.

The Archers: 24/08/2014

The Archers: 24/08/2014

At Loxfest, there is good news and bad.

Pick of the Week: 24/08/2014

Pick of the Week: 24/08/2014

Liz Barclay chooses her highlights from the previous seven days of BBC Radio.

Six O'Clock News: 24/08/2014

Six O'Clock News: 24/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Taking the Edge Off

Taking the Edge Off

Francine Stock explores our use of mind-altering substances and Aldous Huxley's influence.

In Memoriam: Conversations on a Bench

In Memoriam: Conversations on a Bench

Anna Scott-Brown hears tales of loss and hope, turned to poetry by Michael Symmons Roberts

Open Book: Literary Scene in London

Open Book: Literary Scene in London

Writers Damian Barr, Evie Wyld and Joe Dunthorne discuss the rise of live literary events.

The Stuarts: James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World

The Stuarts: James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World

Mike Walker's epic chronicle of the Stuarts considers the ill-fated reign of James II.

The Listening Project: Sunday Omnibus

The Listening Project: Sunday Omnibus

Fi Glover pulls together excerpts from a conversation about the impact of bereavement.

Gardeners' Question Time: Cheshire

Gardeners' Question Time: Cheshire

Eric Robson chairs the horticultural panel programme from Chester.

Soul Music: Series 18: Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor

Soul Music: Series 18: Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor

Albinoni's Adagio may be wrongly attributed but it still never fails to move us.

The World This Weekend: 24/08/2014

The World This Weekend: 24/08/2014

James Robbins presents national and international news.

Food Programme: A Taste of Britain Revisited - Dorset

Food Programme: A Taste of Britain Revisited - Dorset

Dan Saladino revisits Derek Cooper's hunt for British regional foods, four decades on.

Just a Minute: Series 70: Episode 2

Just a Minute: Series 70: Episode 2

How hard can it be to talk for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation?

News Summary: 24/08/2014

News Summary: 24/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

National and international news and the shipping forecast.

The Reunion: The Sun Newspaper

The Reunion: The Sun Newspaper

Sue MacGregor looks back at the phenomenal rise of the Sun newspaper in the 1980s.

The Archers Omnibus: 24/08/2014

The Archers Omnibus: 24/08/2014

Loxfest has a PR disaster. Meanwhile David is feeling the strain.

The Reunion: The Dome

The Reunion: The Dome

Sue MacGregor reunites the key players behind the creation of the Millennium Dome.

Broadcasting House: 24/08/2014

Broadcasting House: 24/08/2014

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

Sunday Worship: The Keswick Convention

Sunday Worship: The Keswick Convention

From the Keswick Convention. With music from Stuart Townend. Preacher: Dr Ravi Zacharias.

Tweet of the Day: Golden Eagle

Tweet of the Day: Golden Eagle

Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the golden eagle.

A Point of View: What's Funny?

A Point of View: What's Funny?

Will Self reflects on comedy, asking what really makes us laugh.

News and Papers: 24/08/2014

News and Papers: 24/08/2014

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

Chain Reaction: Series 3: Jack Dee interviews Jeremy Hardy

Chain Reaction: Series 3: Jack Dee interviews Jeremy Hardy

The two comedians get chatting in the tag-team talk show.

Sunday: Archbishop of York prayer vigil; Oscar Romero; Trafficking

Sunday: Archbishop of York prayer vigil; Oscar Romero; Trafficking

The Rt Rev John Sentamu tells William Crawley why he is starting a prayer vigil for peace.

Radio 4 Appeal: Action Medical Research

Radio 4 Appeal: Action Medical Research

Dr Dawn Harper presents an appeal for Action Medical Research.

News and Papers: 24/08/2014

News and Papers: 24/08/2014

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

On Your Farm: Opium poppy harvest

On Your Farm: Opium poppy harvest

Sybil Ruscoe follows the British opium poppy harvest from field to pharmacy.

Something Understood: The Spoken Word

Something Understood: The Spoken Word

Sarah Cuddon explores the power and the magic of the spoken word and reading aloud.

News Headlines: 24/08/2014

News Headlines: 24/08/2014

The latest national and international news.

News Briefing: 24/08/2014

News Briefing: 24/08/2014

News from BBC Radio 4.

Bells on Sunday: Ripon Cathedral

Bells on Sunday: Ripon Cathedral

The bells of Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire.

Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 24/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

Sussex Scandals: Up and Down the Fire Escape

Sussex Scandals: Up and Down the Fire Escape

The son of Katie O' Shea tries to understand her affair with Charles Stewart Parnell.

Midnight News: 24/08/2014

Midnight News: 24/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Piers the Plowman Revisited

Piers the Plowman Revisited

Writer Ian Sansom attempts to adapt for radio William Langland's medieval dream poem.

Quote... Unquote: 18/08/2014

Quote... Unquote: 18/08/2014

With Philip Hensher, Dave Gorman, Libby Purves and Michael Rosen. Nigel Rees hosts.

Agree to Differ: Fracking

Agree to Differ: Fracking

Matthew Taylor aims to give listeners a new way to understand a controversial issue.

News and Weather: 23/08/2014

News and Weather: 23/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

The Stuarts: Charles II, Part Two: The Long Lease of Pleasant Days

The Stuarts: Charles II, Part Two: The Long Lease of Pleasant Days

Mike Walker's epic chronicle of the Stuarts considers Charles II after the Restoration.

Archive on 4: Vietnam and the Presidents

Archive on 4: Vietnam and the Presidents

David Taylor looks at the Vietnam War through the eyes of three presidents.

Saturday Review: Saturday Review with Tom Sutcliffe Comes From Edinburgh, Offering a Selection of the Best of the Festivals

Saturday Review: Saturday Review with Tom Sutcliffe Comes From Edinburgh, Offering a Selection of the Best of the Festivals

Tom Sutcliffe comes from Edinburgh, offering a selection of the best of the Festival.

Profile: Nicholas Macpherson

Profile: Nicholas Macpherson

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, treasury supremo and key figure in the Scots independence debate.

Loose Ends: Danny Wallace, Rodney P, Robin Hobb, Matthew Parker, Leo Leigh, Luke Sital-Singh, Bitter Ruin

Loose Ends: Danny Wallace, Rodney P, Robin Hobb, Matthew Parker, Leo Leigh, Luke Sital-Singh, Bitter Ruin

Danny Wallace and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Six O'Clock News: 23/08/2014

Six O'Clock News: 23/08/2014

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

iPM: 23/08/2014

iPM: 23/08/2014

iPM speaks to a listener who can tell us what it is like to test positive for ebola.

Shipping Forecast: 23/08/2014

Shipping Forecast: 23/08/2014

The latest shipping forecast.

PM: Saturday PM

PM: Saturday PM

Full coverage of the day's news.

Woman's Hour: Jo Pavey, Helen McCrory

Woman's Hour: Jo Pavey, Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory as Medea, and encouraging girls into vocational courses.

Key Matters: Series 3: F Minor

Key Matters: Series 3: F Minor

Ivan Hewett is joined by harpsichordist Terence Charlston to explore the key of F minor.

Saturday Drama: The Martin Beck Killings: Roseanna

Saturday Drama: The Martin Beck Killings: Roseanna

Inspector Beck investigates when the body of an unknown girl is found in a canal dredger.

Archive on 4: Open Sesame

Archive on 4: Open Sesame

Konnie Huq looks back at 40 years of Sesame Street, the experimental children's TV show.