The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
2/8 Sarah Montague asks what really makes a difference to a child's ability. (R)
The bells of Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire.
The latest shipping forecast.
BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
News from BBC Radio 4.
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day, with the Rev Mike Starkey.
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside. Presented by Sybil Ruscoe.
The latest weather forecast for farmers.
Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the meadow pipit. (R)
Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
4/4 Stephen Fry finds the subject of plain English can get complicated.
2/5 Bettany listens to a rat laughing and giggles at schoolboy jokes from Ancient Mesopotamia. (R)
1/5 Aged 17, Larkin goes up to Oxford to read English and meets a jazz-loving kindred spirit.
Jane Garvey presents the programme that offers a female perspective on the world.
1/10 Dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel, featuring lawyer detective hero Shardlake.
3/3 Michael Howard, Tony Blair and Nicholas Parsons join Gerald to ask, 'What is truth?'.
3/4 Swedish 'Midsommerafton' approaches, and Geoff is forced to be Lord of the Dance.
After the influx of refugees from Belgium, initiatives are afoot at St Jude's to help.
The latest weather forecast.
Shaun Ley presents national and international news.
1/5 Will Lucy find a solution to economic recovery in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
At Loxfest, there is good news and bad. (R)
By Phil Porter. An unlikely love affair combining voyeurism, urban solitude and healing.
With Maureen Lipman, Sanjeev Kohli, Penny Smith and Peter Kellner. Nigel Rees hosts.
Dan Saladino revisits Derek Cooper's hunt for British regional foods, 40 decades on. (R)
Shark biologist Gareth Fraser explores Jaws, 40 years after Peter Benchley created it.
A discussion on the different ways of understanding the world around us.
Carolyn Quinn presents coverage and analysis of the day's news.
National and international news from BBC Radio 4.
3/8 Hosted by the legendary Nicholas Parsons and recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.
Loxfest has celebrity headliners.
Arts news, interviews and reviews.
1/10 Dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel, featuring lawyer detective hero Shardlake. (R)
Four men explain candidly to Jo Fidgen why they pay women to sleep with them.
The struggle to keep alive the game that is the heart of Ireland's identity. (R)
3/3 Listening is about more than hearing, as we discover with four individuals. (R)
4/4 Stephen Fry finds the subject of plain English can get complicated. (R)
In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.
1/10 October 1981 in Luton, and Robert Goulding first meets his 'glimmertwin' Francis Mulvey.
The writer Graham Joyce with a personal take on the ways in which we talk about cancer. (R)
1/4 Richard Wilson charts the extraordinary effect Victor Meldrew has had on his life. (R)
1/5 Aged 17, Larkin goes up to Oxford to read English and meets a jazz-loving kindred spirit. (R)
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.
Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the green sandpiper. (R)
Tuesday 26 August 2014