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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
Comedy of the Week
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
Witness History
History as told by the people who were there.
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
The Science Hour
Science news and highlights of the week
Thought for the Day
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
In Our Time
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.
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
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.
The History Hour
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
BBC Inside Science
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
Beyond Belief
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Money Box
The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
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.
Football Daily
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.
Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
FT Life of a Song
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.
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.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
Inside Health
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
Explorations in the world of science.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Test Match Special
Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.
Short Cuts
Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
FT Banking Weekly
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
A lively and unpretentious look at the latest films, plays, dance events, books and exhibitions, alongside an eclectic selection of music.
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.
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
Business Daily
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
Science in Action
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
6 Minute Grammar
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.
FT News in Focus
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.
A weekly podcast from BBC Radio 5 live featuring the latest rugby news, analysis and interview. With contributions from Dave Woods, Stuart Pyke, coaches and players.
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.
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
Zoe and the team pick their highlights of the week including the biggest showbiz guests!
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
FT Big Read
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.
The Life Scientific
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
World Football
BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.
Thinking Allowed
New research on how society works
All of Scott’s show, without the music! Innuendo Bingo, prank calls, Chris’s stories, listeners’ dilemmas, Real Or No Real, stupid games: it’s all here for you, five days a week.
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Why vaping is dividing public health experts causing a polarised split; prehabilitation before cancer surgery and the benefits of preparing for an operation; plus can hospital safety be compared to lessons learnt from the aviation industry?
In the autumn of 2016 the authorities in France closed down a large migrant camp in Calais known as The Jungle. At its height more than 9,000 people from around the world lived in the camp while attempting to make it across to the UK, often hiding in the back of lorries or packed into small boats. It was hoped the camp's closure would stem the ...…
70 years ago, with the passing of the National Theatre Act, Parliament authorised the Treasury to contribute up to £1 million to the building and equipment of a national theatre. In 1963 the UK’s first national theatre opened. Now, as devolution has risen up the political agenda, the UK has four national theatre companies and all four artistic ...…
Mark Chapman is joined by former Premier League midfielders Don Hutchinson and Nigel Reo-Coker to preview the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. BBC football correspondent John Murray brings the latest news from the England camp, we hear from Harry Kane and the panel discuss the call-ups for Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Plus we ask how Scotl ...…
Guess what? We still don’t know what Brexit means…Editor: Dino Sofos
Kenyans hit out at their government over drought and food shortages, following 10 reported deaths in the north-western Turkana region.Appeals for urgent help are being sent for the people affected by flood waters caused by Cyclone Idai which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi last week.And Nigeria's minister of education has warned that parent ...…
Preview of Kazakhstan v Scotland's + Championship talk with Partick Thistle boss Gary Caldwell, Dunfermline coach Callum Davidson & Glasgow City & Scotland player Leanne Crichton
There's a change in the air for Jill, and Alice stands firm
The Prime Minister is writing to the European Union to ask for Brexit to be postponed for three months - or possibly longer
David Crow and guests discuss what the ECB thinks of the creation of national banking champions, the prospective merger between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, Fidelity National Information Services's $43bn acquisition of Worldpay, and the attempt by Goldman Sachs to boost the number of women in its senior ranks. With special guest Andrea Enria, ...…
John Newman gets a vocal coaching lesson from Scott, we have another round of Funny Business and more of your Great Escapes, including an amazing confession from an airline cabin crew member.
Francis has a new album and autobiography and Sherrie & Janine are on the Benidorm tour.
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with the comedian and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika and the cartoonist-author Martin Rowson. Ayesha chooses a novel from Italy: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Martin picks Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady, and Harriett's choice is In The Skin of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje.Producer: Eliza Lomas…
There are demonstrations across France as unions lead a wave of protests. Sophie Pedder is Paris correspondent for The Economist, and explains how this action contrasts with the yellow vest protests occurring in France every weekend. Also in the programme, Cyclone Idai has left a trail of destruction across Mozambique, Malawi and parts of Zimba ...…
The Belfast boxer was fighting on St. Patricks night in New York's Madison Square Garden
UN says storm may be worst weather-related disaster ever to hit southern hemisphere. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have all been affected.
Dan catches up with Hannah all about her brand new book 'Dazzling Travis'.
One question – Where are you going? – reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world. In this new series, with Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Cardiff. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really ...…
Clean air - the fightback: Tom Heap investigates the problems caused by air pollution, and asks how it affects children's health. He visits schools in Manchester and London and finds out about new initiatives which hope to try to reduce pollution around school sites.Produced by Emma Campbell
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about translation, interpretation and ideas that resonate in the gap between words - from the connection between one man and his translator, through Benjamin Clementine's interpretation of Satie, to the work of an ASL/English interpreter.In TranslationFeaturing Miwako Ozawa and Hiromi ...…
UN officials say the storm that hit southern Africa late last week may be the southern hemisphere's worst weather-related disaster. We hear from aid agencies and our correspondent on the ground. Also on the prog: Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigns after three decades in office; and New Zealand is considering changing its gun laws f ...…
YouTube Music, Google’s new music subscription service, has launched in India less than a month after Spotify entered the market. Jyotsna Singh discusses the appeal of this rapidly expanding music streaming audience with Stephanie Findlay and Snigda Poonam. Music clips: Guzarish from the film Ghajini featuring Aamir Khan (TSeries Publishing), a ...…
Let Man Loose and Jade Cuttle in session plus Alan's Track of the Week from Mint
Tsering Deki is 20-years-old and Nima Gurung is 18. They've endured gruelling physical and emotional journeys, born in different villages in Nepal, they attended the same school in the far away capital, Kathmandu. The school's called Snowland Ranag Light of Education and is a non-profit organisation which takes kids from remote parts of the Him ...…
We tried to get a bit further with the goat investigation this morning, and got a few theories about what could’ve happened to Trammy. Plus, a dentist has been filmed using Gun Lean to teach students in a school assembly how to brush their teeth and (as it’s the first day of Spring tomorrow) Greg decided the show needs a spring clean of the bit ...…
Every month Woman's Hour is joined by top chefs and cooks about how to perfect well loved dishes. Mary Berry takes the lead this week and tells us how to make a limoncello trifle.According to the latest government crime survey for England and Wales, ketamine, a powerful horse tranquilizer and anaesthetic is an increasingly popular drug of choic ...…
With just days to go until the UK is set to leave the EU, the Speaker of the House of Commons warns he could rule out another vote on Theresa May's unchanged Brexit deal. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay accuses some MPs of not "respecting the referendum result". He says "there is a growing risk of no Brexit”. Vice President of European Parliamen ...…
The threat of far-right extremism is on the rise, warned security minister Ben Wallace earlier this week. But what can be done to curb it? EU counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove says "we should deprive them from any sort of publicity." We also speak to an imam in Christchurch and an author who says we should challenge extremist ide ...…
Mary Berry shares her quick and sophisticated recipe for Limoncello Trifle.
Aeham Ahmad found global fame after videos of him dragging his piano into the war torn streets of Syria went viral online. Known as the 'Pianist of Yarmouk', he witnessed unimaginable suffering after his home was bombed by President Assad's forces, then captured by the IS terrorist group. He speaks to Martha Kearney about what he saw and his es ...…
Are office romances ever a good idea? Are grandparents the glue for the modern family?
Belfast data analytics firm Diaceutics to list on AIM this week + Applegreen profits rise
Live music, chat and tracks from the Introducing Uploader.
What I wish I'd known when I was 25 with local broadcasting legend Linda McAuley.
菲菲和 Neil 在录节目,Neil 夸菲菲戴的羊毛帽子既暖和又有型,这可让菲菲高兴坏了。但是 Neil 为什么又让她 “把帽沿拽下来,遮住眼睛 to pull the wool over her eyes” 呢?他说这个动作正可以用来介绍一个和 “羊毛 wool” 有关的英语表达。听对话,学习一个表示 “骗人” 的英语说法。
To follow the world's headlines these days - from fake news to murderous terror attacks, from disease pandemics to global warming - you might be forgiven for thinking the world is becoming a pretty scary place. But is it really? Harvard University cognitive psychologist and author Steven Pinker tells us that is measurably not the case. As he ar ...…
Euella Jackson meets Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis to hear about the structured approach to mourning offered in Judaism which aims to guide the mourners through their loss and ease them back into the world beyond grief. Having a Jamaican heritage, and a tradition of mourning called Nine Nights, Euella is keen to find out what we can learn from ot ...…
On March 26th 1989, Soviet citizens were given their first chance to vote for non-communists in parliamentary elections. Democrats led by Boris Yeltsin won seats across the country. Dina Newman spoke to Sergei Stankevich who was one of the successful candidates.This programme was first broadcast in 2014.(Photo: Boris Yeltsin on the campaign tra ...…
Throughout the history of planet Earth, the element carbon has cycled between the atmosphere, the oceans and the biosphere. This natural cycle has maintained the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and has allowed life to exist for billions of years. Corinne Le Quéré is a climate scientist who keeps track of where the carbon comes from a ...…
Callum and Catherine discuss two different ways of talking about the future.
Electronic payments are big business. British giant Worldpay has just been bought for £32bn. But is the future for the established players secure? (Photo: Getty Images)
Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper weigh up the impact Brexit is having on the tourism and hospitality sector with a visit to a hotel in York.
Bitz & Bob send George and Flossy to the St Bride Foundation in London to learn about the invention of the printing press! They join expert Charlie in finding out all about the history, before trying some pressing for themselves with printer Mick! #CBeebiesRadio
It's well known that pigs are intelligent and expressive animals. They are social and pig farmers are used to assessing their herds, by sight and sound. But now scientists say they could develop a facial recognition system to show how pigs are feeling, even if their mood is not so evident. We hear from Dr Emma Baxter from Scotland's Rural Colle ...…
Folk singer Sam Lee, along with William Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust, lead eleven pilgrims on a journey across Sussex tracing the origins of the iconic folk song The Turtle Dove.Over a hundred years ago, the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams travelled through Rusper, Sussex, collecting the stories and songs of the locals he encountered ...…
Sam Loveridge, GamesRadar's new editor joins Adam to look at the 2019 Games BAFTAs nominations and to give The Division 2's bumps a feel. No Kirk McKeands were harmed in the making of this podcast.
Could Russia and China launch planes to compete with Boeing in the aircraft market? Following the Ethiopian Airlines accident last week when a Boeing 737 Max crashed just after take-off, aviation analyst Sally Gethin tells us how other market players could soon become major competitors. As Brazil's President Bolsonaro travels to Washington this ...…
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