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Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
 
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Sindhu Vee.
 
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Witness
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History as told by the people who were there.
 
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
 
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The Science Hour
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Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
 
BBC Radio 5 live’s technology and gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture. Plus your questions answered in 5 live's tech phone-in.
 
Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.
 
For those about to rock, we salute you. If you aren’t about to rock and don’t really know much about it this is the place to find out.
 
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An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
 
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
 
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
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The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
 
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The latest football news, analysis and big name guests with Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates and the BBC Radio 5 live team. Get in touch with us @5liveSport on social media.
 
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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.
 
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Outlook
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
 
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Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice, with the help of regular contributor GP Margaret McCartney
 
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The Financial Times banking team discusses the biggest banking stories of the week, bringing you global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning this sector. To take part in the show or to comment please email audio@ft.com
 
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
 
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
 
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Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar.Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
 
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News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
 
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
 
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Zoe and the team pick their highlights of the week including the biggest showbiz guests!
 
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An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
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Jo and Simon hear listeners' shameful secrets, including ones that were too shocking for radio! Plus more from the Parish Notice Board and another Confessions From The Crypt.
 
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Pawel Adamowicz was fatally stabbed at a charity event last weekend. He’d been the mayor of Gdansk for 20 years. A day of mourning is underway in Poland today as his funeral service takes place in St Mary’s Church. We’ll hear from someone who knew him.Also in the programme: the DRC’s Constitutional Court is due to rule on a challenge to the off ...…
 
Ward Thomas on the inspiration behind their new album and The Cinelli Brothers play live
 
Try this Scottish Dessert of Raspberry Cranachan with Cheesecake Cream & Butter Shortcake
 
Tom Service talks to the German super-star soprano Diana Damrau, as she takes a residency at the Barbican Centre in London, singing mainly the music of Richard Strauss. Damrau's amazing coloratura and remarkable stage presence make her one of the most admired and sought after singers in today's opera world, but she's equally good at intimate so ...…
 
In this edition of the BBC Essex Gardening Hour, Dave Gillam joins Ken Crowther to answer your gardening questions on everything from Jersey Lilies, Winter Beauties and Cherry Trees.There’s also exclusive podcast-only tips for things you can be getting on with in the garden over the next 7 days plus the plant of the week.…
 
New rules are set to change access to pension credit. At the moment the benefit can be claimed to top up income when the older partner in a couple reaches the qualifying state pension age. From May 15th it will switch to when the younger person in the relationship qualifies. Pensioners with younger partners who are already on pension credit or ...…
 
Canadian sports broadcaster Greg Brady, comedian Chloe Petts, sports commentator John Rawling and comedian Eddie Kadi join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry & humour.Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for utter nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.In the final round, the top two points sco ...…
 
“As I approached the Dusit there was a strange smell in the air; a combination of smoke, petrol, and explosives. I’d smelt it before - the last time was in Northern Syria.” Joe Inwood reflects on the Al Shabaab terror attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya.Kate Adie introduces this and other stories from correspondents around the wo ...…
 
A recent edition of Tech Tent came from the world's biggest technology showcase in Las Vegas. Host Rory Cellan-Jones joins us in the studio to take your questions.Plus the BBC World Service’s range of music programmes. Should they be showcasing pop trivia and the charts - or serious music documentaries? The debate begins. Presenter: Rajan Datar ...…
 
An out of sorts capercaillie, red squirrels in Aberdeen and waste busting in Morayshire
 
She has chosen Sweet Jamaica by Clancy Eccles and What’s Goin’ On by Marvin Gaye
 
Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun asks what now for Brexit after the Prime Minister's deal is thrown out by MPs. He talks to three senior backbenchers and a former Clerk of the Commons. Can Parliament find a way forward?Editor: Peter Mulligan
 
Danny Baker chats to Nick Hancock about Stoke City and his new stage comedy. Rally driver Catie Munnings stars in the Sausage Sandwich Game. Plus your stories. Text 85058 (charged at your standard message rate). Email lord.reith@bbc.co.uk
 
Missing cheques, childcare costs, and have you filed your tax return? With only nine working days until the deadline we hear the best excuses for late filing last year. Also as the weather turns colder we ask why the Warm Home Scheme in GB does not apply here but some help is available.
 
Armagh First Presbyterian Church organ was installed in 1905 and is now being dismantled for restoration. Anne Marie visits the church to see what is happening below the pipes.
 
In Gardeners' Corner this week David Maxwell gets up close and personal with snowdrops and hellebores. He also goes looking for plants with wonderful scent and soft colours and finds out that shady areas can be the perfect spot for a wide variety of plants. Also in the programme Helen Mark and Brendan Little talk about reinventing the patio are ...…
 
It was the biggest British government defeat in parliament in modern history. Now Mrs May has to think of something new. Also in this edition: protests in Zimbabwe as the economy continues to tank; how an arrest in Venezuela may have invigorated the opposition; and why President Macron is trying to hold a conversation with the whole of France.( ...…
 
"Just get on with it". That, we're told, is the cry coming from the electorate as they curse politicians for proving unable or unwilling to find a way through the maze that Brexit has become. To discover if that really is what people are thinking Today's Nick Robinson joined a group of voters in Milton Keynes for a Friday night curry. They were ...…
 
Kari has invented a board game but is making up all the rules and Barry has to do forfeits like being made to quack like a duck and waddle up and down a hill. Eventually she sees the error of her ways and they create a game together where they both create the rules.
 
On the latest edition of the world football phone-in Legendinho Tim Vickery and Northern Seoul Johnny Duerden answer your questions about South American and Asian football.
 
Ada Hegerberg is a professional football player from Norway. In December Hergerberg won the first Ballon d'Or for women, one of football's most prestigious awards. Hergerberg sees this moment as an opportunity to encourage young girls all over the world. Also we’ll hear from Japanese student Kazuna Yamamoto about her petition that forced a tabl ...…
 
Electric carmaker Tesla has said it will cut its workforce by 7% after the "most challenging" year in its history. In an email to staff on the firm's website, founder Elon Musk said that growth had been strong. But he added it was difficult to make Teslas with their new and developing technology as cheaply as conventional cars, and the firm's c ...…
 
President Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to hold a second summit; White House categorically denies claims that the president instructed his former lawyer to lie to Congress; we report from Bangalore on why beer sales in India are growing.
 
Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster as the Lords debate private members' bills. And he looks at what could happen next in the parliamentary battle over Brexit.
 
Electric carmaker Tesla has said it will cut its workforce by 7% after the "most challenging" year in its history. But in an email to staff, founder Elon Musk said that growth had been strong. We hear from Caroline O'Donovan, Tesla reporter for the Buzzfeed. Plus Scott Nations runs us through the days trading on Wall Street.…
 
New York in the 1970s, a city literally on fire, and at the same time the artistic heart of the planet. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb spent much of the decade driving a taxi cab through the carnage while looking for work as an actor. In his popular earlier series for The Essay, Trip Sheets, Goldfarb recounted his cab driving tales. No ...…
 
The White House has dismissed a report that Donald Trump instructed his former lawyer to lie to Congress. But one Democratic congressman tells us the original report is 'a bombshell'. Also: with reports that some Conservative associations have been put on election footing - we ask how the two main parties would fight a campaign.(Photo: Donald T ...…
 
Could Emma Hayes be the first female to coach in the men’s professional game in England? That’s just one of the questions put to the Chelsea Women boss by Jermaine Jenas and Darren Fletcher as they preview the weekend’s football. Former Premier League midfielder Steve Sidwell is also on hand as the discussion about Arsenal gets pretty heated - ...…
 
Thousands of people in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, have turned out for the funeral of a man shot late on Thursday during clashes with the security forces. We speak to a protester and get the latest on the dramatic events in the city.Also on the programme, we hear the first hand account of North Korea victims of Chinese sex trafficking in th ...…
 
The Verb celebrates the centenary of the poet W.S. Graham - exploring his language and his relationship with Cornwall. Ian McMillan presents new poetry inspired by Graham from Rachael Boast and Penelope Shuttle, songs inspired by the Cornish landscape from Gwenno, specially commissioned work from Gerry Diver ('The Speech Project') and a collabo ...…
 
In June 2017 more than 70 children arrived at a university campus in Indiana, USA. They were there to take part in a nutrition study that examined the effects of diet and sodium reduction on blood pressure and cholesterol in adolescents. But the experiment swiftly came to a halt when a video was posted online of what was going on at the Camp. A ...…
 
Linda Colley reflects on an historic week in British politics. She turns to Lawrence Stone's famous book, "The Causes of the English Revolution", to cast light on the present turmoil. And she asks if the bitter fractures over Brexit could eventually turn out to be the modernizing force the UK needs.Producer: Adele Armstrong…
 
Reaction as Cowdenbeath v Rangers is postponed, Scottish Cup preview and all the latest Scottish football news including transfers and VAR.
 
Continuing Annie's exciting artists for 2019, it's Essential Mix of the Year winner HAAi.
 
The Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright MP, who today gave his ‘Value of Culture’ speech, in which he set out the government’s plans for a multi-million-pound investment in the arts and culture in the UK, discusses his plans to ‘unleash creativity across the nation’.This week the BBC radio schedules saw sweeping change with new presenters at the he ...…
 
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Liam Fox says UK dependent on other countries to ensure EU trade deals apply after Brexit
 
A legal challenge to be allowed against Rwanda's new penal code - which includes making adultery illegalBuying land made easier in Sierra LeoneAnd our resident presidents weigh in on the election results in the DRC
 
The News Quiz team on progress with Brexit, how razor brand Gillette hurt a lot of men's feelings, and a mental image of Piers Morgan that even Marie Kondo can't tidy up.Miles Jupp hosts, with guests Andy Hamilton, Katie Perrior, Danielle Ward and Phil Wang. Diana Speed reads the news. Miles' script is written by Madeleine Brettingham, Robin Mo ...…
 
Tim Harford asks whether 1.7% of people are intersex, and examines false claims about MPs
 
Ali & Ace give us all the week’s movie and TV news alongside Ali’s review of Mary Queen Of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie and M Night Shyamalan’s follow-up to both Split and Unbreakable, Glass.
 
Jeremy chats about series 3 of The Grand Tour and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
 
iPM listener Robert describes the six months he's spent without his wife while they wait for her visa to settle in the UK, and find out if they'll be reunited soon. We have news on the iPM Outside Broadcast "OB" not a competition chance to host a whole iPM programme. And Sara Cox takes a break from her new Radio 2 Drivetime show to read our "Yo ...…
 
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie talk to Simon about Mary Queen Of Scots. Plus the UK Box Office Top 10 and Mark reviews the week's new films including Mary Queen Of Scots, Beautiful Boy and Glass. Download the Kermode and Mayo podcast from the BBC Sounds app.Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Text: 85058 (charged at your standard network rate) Twitter: @wit ...…
 
Pictured: Joe Casely-HayfordMatthew Bannister onJoe Casely-Hayford, the fashion designer whose creations ranged from punk to Savile Row tailoring. His children, who followed him into fashion, pay tribute.Nicholas Crichton, the judge who pioneered specialist family drug and alcohol courts in the UK.Professor Sophie Oluwole, who was a powerful ad ...…
 
Sudanese police opened fire as the mourners threw rocks, calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. Also: Zimbabwe cuts internet amid crackdown and swimming with a great white shark.
 
Nearly 140 million people around the world are now signed up to Netflix and it's spending more money than ever on its own TV shows and films. But is the battle for consumers' eyeballs only just getting started? Tony Gunnarsson, senior analyst at Ovum, discusses. Plus we look at how governments in countries like Zimbabwe are shutting down the in ...…
 
Germany considers a block on Huawei as a mobile network technology supplier. Emily Taylor is a cybersecurity expert from the Chatham House think tank in London, and explains why a ban on Huawei's 5G mobile technology is being considered. Also in the programme, Europe's Ryanair airline has just issued a profit warning. Sally Gethin of the Gethin ...…
 
Eric Robson and the panel are in Uppingham, Rutland. Matthew Wilson, Christine Walkden and James Wong answer the questions. This week, the panellists discuss plants they don't like, dealing with a plot covered in bindweed, and preparing an allotment to attract bees.They also diagnose an ailing Horse Chestnut tree, discuss the success of straigh ...…
 
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