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The home of the best science programmes from BBC Radio 4 introduced by Dr. Alex Lathbridge.

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science thats changing our world.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

Seriously is home to the world’s best audio documentaries and podcast recommendations, and host Vanessa Kisuule brings you two fascinating new episodes every week.

Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.

Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4

Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4

The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.

Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them

Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.

Womens voices and womens lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Series focusing on foreign affairs issues

The history podcast for people who dont like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective

Series exploring the place and nature of faith in todays world

Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.

A weekly reflection on a topical issue.

Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.

A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.

Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice.

Series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldnt. Released every Friday.

New research on how society works

An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music.

Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the weeks news stories. #moralmaze

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4s Today programme

This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles

Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels

The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world

Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

Radio 4s Saturday morning show brings you extraordinary stories and remarkable people.

Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.

Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.

Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits that might change the way we think about food, cooking and eating. An expert panel answers audience questions.

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What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?One day youre the most powerful person in the country, the next youre irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking What do I do now?Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britains shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he mana…

For over 1000 years, the College of Cardinals has been responsible for electing the Pope. The Papal Conclave is always conducted in private and very little was known about how its members actually make their final choice for the role of Pontiff. But in recent years, the secrets of the Conclave have begun to leak out and public interest in its inner…

Russell Davies asks the questions in heat seven of the general knowledge tournament.By BBC Radio 4

We get the latest on Afghanistan with BBC journalist Sana Safi and talk to Seema Malhotra MP whose constituency in West London has a large Afghan community. She explains the help thats being provided to refugees.We go live to BBC Sports Correspondent Katie Smith in Tokyo who talks about female success at the Paralympics in Tokyo. We hear a live pe…

The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, and British diplomats will be taking part in a series of international meetings focusing on the future relationship with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Stress will be put on the militants’ need to stand by their assurances to allow foreign nationals and Afghan citizens with proper documentation to leave the country…

Stand-up comedian Darren Harriott examines why hes in his thirties and has never been in love, and the perils of modern dating.Having previously examined gangs, family and being a bouncer, Darren realised that he is in his early thirties and hes never been in love. But why can that be? Is it him, or is there more to it?In this episode, Darren loo…

Boris Johnson says Taliban must continue to let more people leave their country - or risk being denied billions of pounds in aidBy BBC Radio 4

Johny Pitts explores the 20s with Alison MacLeod, Bill Goldstein, James Clammer & Jo HamyaBy BBC Radio 4

Can you have your cake and eat it? Do you have bigger fish to fry?Are you seduced by food imagery in literature, and lured into rash purchases by the purple prose of food packaging?This, then, is the programme for you!Sheila Dillon is joined by author, poet and presenter of Radio 4s Word of Mouth, Michael Rosen, to discuss the origins and impact…

Sue Lawley talks to the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died at the age of 80 on 24 August 2021. The programme was first broadcast in 2001.By BBC Radio 4

With the fall of Kabul and the Taliban back in power in Afghanistan, this week Mark Coles profiles the man who’s become the public face of the strict Islamist movement - its political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Baradar was one of those who founded the Taliban almost thirty years ago. Now, after spending eight years in a Pakistani jail, many…

A small number of civilians may still make it onto military flights this weekendBy BBC Radio 4

Highlights from the Womans Hour weekBy BBC Radio 4

Covid has been an economic crisis as well as a health emergency.In this four-part series Felicity Hannah meets families, businesses & local councils whose lives and fortunes have been changed completely by the pandemic.This week, in the final programme, she chairs a discussion looking at what Covid will cost the nation’s economy with panellists Dr …

The Great Pretender by The Platters & Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Luciano PavarottiBy BBC Radio 4

The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has serious implications for global security. Western governments are concerned about the prospect of more attacks on their own turf. But there’s also particular worry that jihadist movements in Africa and Asia could gain ground. Might the news from Kabul attract new recruits to their ranks – especially in those …

Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles are joined by Bananarama – Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward - who tell us about surviving forty years in the music industry with hits including Venus, Robert De Niro’s Waiting and Cool Summer.James Ketchell has circum-navigated the world by gyrocopter, as well as single-handedly rowing the Atlantic, climbing Everest, and …

Writer Julia Galef talks to Tim Harford about the role of numbers in helping us think more rationally, and what Star Trek’s Mr Spock can teach us about making predictions. Julia is author of The Scout Mindset, a book about how our attempts to be rational are often clouded or derailed by our human impulses, and the ways we can avoid these traps. Pro…

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspectiveBy BBC Radio 4

I dont want to find an eight-part drama more interesting than my life, writes Zoe Strimpel.Zoe reflects on the power of TV as a coping mechanism at the height of the COVID pandemic.But she argues that the creep of the on-screen narrative must now be slowed down in order for us to fully re-engage with our lives.Producer: Adele Armstrong…

Paula Hawkins’s novel The Girl on the Train sold 23 million copies and was made into a film starring Emily Blunt. Now she has written A Slow Fire Burning, a who-and-why-dunnit about damaged people trying to move on with their lives, set along the Regent’s Canal in London. She talks to Front Row about starting with character, creating suspense, and …

The government has confirmed that two British nationals, and the child of another, were among the victims of yesterdays bomb attack at Kabul AirportBy BBC Radio 4

Fi and Jane congratulate each other on winning Funniest Show at the ARIA radio awards! They’re joined by comedian and presenter London Hughes who shares stories about a nightmare date, her amazing dancing grandma, and overturning racial stereotypes.By BBC Radio 4

Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts chaired by Kathy Clugston. Matthew Pottage, Pippa Greenwood and Matt Biggs answer questions sent in from listeners from across the country.This week, the panellists discuss how plants know when it is raining (no-one mention Wyndham). They also tackle the controversial subject of what to…

Two explosions hit Kabul airport yesterday, killing some 90 people and at least 150 people were also wounded in the attack. The UK government has just announced the final stages of the evacuation... which means the processing centre at the airport has been closed and no further people will be called forward. So what is the situation on the ground f…

The Ministry of Defence has said UK armed forces have now entered the final stages of the evacuation operation in Kabul and processing facilities had now closed. More than 13,000 people have been flown by British planes in the past fortnight.Martha Kearney speaks to an employee of the previous Afghan Government, who says she does not feel safe, and…

Greg Jenner and his guests uncover the gruesome truths behind some of our most-loved fairy tales that have kept children and adults enchanted for centuries. In comedy corner, we have the wickedly funny “evil queen of comedy” Sally Phillips, who we all know as a comedian, sketch-writer and for her appearances in shows like Miranda, Green Wing, Veep …

Theres a backlog of pigs, a shortage of chicken, and a distinct lack of people in meat processing across the board, thats according to representatives from the pig industry and meat processing industry. They tell Charlotte Smith that employing prisoners may be part of the solution but that changes to immigration policies may also be necessary. An…

Colin Shindler’s new drama about German filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl. Leni’s star is riding high in Europe following the success of her film, Olympia, and she turns her attention to conquering Hollywood.Leni Riefenstahl ….. Elinor ColemanMarlene Dietrich ….. Gwendoline ChristieErnst Jaeger ….. Shaun MasonGoebbels/Walt Disney ….. Simon LuddersWalter …

BBC journalist Nga Pham asks why irregular Vietnamese migration is the second highest into the UK (Albanian nationals are the first), and why the numbers are rising every year.Even the tragedy of the Essex lorry disaster in 2019, when 39 Vietnamese people were suffocated in a container lorry as they came over the Channel, is not enough to put them …

Podcast Radio Hour presents postcards from producers, presenters, comedians and friends recommending some great listens for the Summer.FEATURING:Alan Cumming on Youre Wrong About and The History of LiteratureMoy McGowan on Shrine of DutyChrystal Genesis on From Root To VineScott Bryan on Pieces of BritneyAthena Kugblenu on Cane WarriorsIain Lee on…

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspectiveBy BBC Radio 4

HS2, a high-speed railway linking up London, the Midlands and the North of England has been in development for more than a decade. It was described by Boris Johnson as the ‘spine’ of a new network to deal with the ‘great musculoskeletal problem of UK transport’. The ‘spine’ is costing an arm and a leg. In 2012 the project was priced at £32.7bn. Tha…

Jason deCaires Taylor has been working in underwater art for 15 years. Today, he joins us to discuss his new museum Musan, built in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Cyprus.The Answer Me This podcast began in 2007. Presenters Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann have been answering questions from listeners about anything and everything over the subseq…

The explosions happened near the Abbey Gate, where British and US forces were processing people on to evacuation flights. Some of the casualties were American soldiersBy BBC Radio 4

Virologist Marion Koopmans is one of the independent researchers appointed by the World Health Organisation to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The team visited China in January this year as a first step to answer how, when and where SARS-Cov-2 first infected humans. Professor Koopmans tells Victoria Gill that time is beginning …

In the final edition of Moving Image, Francine Stock talks to Hossein Amini about the film that has obsessed him since the first time he saw it in 1995. Heat was the first film to bring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together in the same scene and its had an influence on the writer of Drive, The Wings Of A Dove and McMafia ever since.…

Parental Alienation is the unjustified rejection of a parent by a child, encouraged by the other parent. We hear from one woman who hasnt seen or spoken to her daughter in six years. Dr Amy Baker, Parental Alienation expert, and Louise Barretto, a divorce and family solicitor, join Emma to discuss the impact on children, and the belief that a chil…

Spain has a history of squatting. After the property crash of 2008 many families were forced to occupy homes that did not belong to them because they could not pay their mortgages. Now a darker side to ‘okupacion’ has emerged. Organised crime has seen an opportunity. Some flats in Barcelona have become ‘narcopisos’ - properties used to process or s…

The UK, UK and Australian governments are warning their citizens not to travel to Kabul airport because of fears of attacks. Martha Kearney speaks to UK Armed Forces Minister James Heappey about the evacuation effort, while Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeen Yusuf tells Mishal Husain his country does not have a “magic wand” to influence the…

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1691 peace treaty that ended the Williamite War in Ireland, between supporters of the deposed King James II and the forces of William III and his allies. It followed the battles at Aughrim and the Boyne and sieges at Limerick, and led to the disbanding of the Jacobite army in Ireland, with troops free to follow J…

It started simply enough - Yesterday, Tony Tyler from World Horse Welfare told us that Ragwort is a potential problem to the health of horses and should be removed. But not everyone agreed.Listeners got in touch to point out that the humble Ragwort is an important species for biodiversity.So today Charlotte Smith speaks to Dr Lynn Dicks, an ecologi…

In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspectiveBy BBC Radio 4

Following the announcement of the death of the musician Charlie Watts, tonight’s Front Row is an archive edition featuring John Wilson in conversation with the band he was a member of - The Rolling Stones. The programme was recorded in 2012 to mark 50 years since the band’s first performance. In it, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and R…

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