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BBC Inside Science
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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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Science Stories
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Surprising stories from the history of science told by Naomi Alderman and Philip Ball.
 
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
 
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
 
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Seriously…
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
 
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and Lobby Land.
 
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.
 
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Intrigue
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Tunnel 29: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards.
 
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The Life Scientific
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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.
 
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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Analysis
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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
 
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Short Cuts
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
 
Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests for this comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each week they discuss topics "all 21 first century feminists agree on" while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an E ...
 
A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t. Released every Friday.
 
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In Our Time
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
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Money Box
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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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Woman's Hour
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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world
 
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Radio 4 Quiz
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Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
 
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GrownUpLand
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If GrownUpLand is a place, then we got a bit lost along the way.
 
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Best of Today
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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme
 
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
 
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Thinking Allowed
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New research on how society works
 
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
 
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Thought for the Day
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Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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Beyond Today
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One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
 
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Inside Health
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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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A Point of View
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A weekly reflection on a topical issue.
 
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Great Lives
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Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
 
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Costing the Earth
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Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet
 
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Drama of the Week
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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.
 
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Moral Maze
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Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. #moralmaze
 
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The Briefing Room
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David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
 
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Front Row
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Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
 
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
 
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Flip
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Box set comedy from BBC Radio 4 featuring the funniest people around. The series will flip about once a month. For rights reasons, episodes will be available for 30 days.
 
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File on 4
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Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
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The World of Business
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Insights into the business world - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.
 
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World at One
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Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
Extended version of the topical panel show, featuring extra content you won't have heard in The News Quiz
 
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Short Story
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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.
 
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Only Artists
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Only Artists from BBC Radio 4 brings two artists together to talk about their creative work. The agenda is theirs, the conversation is free-flowing, and there is no presenter.
 
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Crossing Continents
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Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
 
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Guest host Phil Wang is joined by Andrew Maxwell, Suzi Ruffell, Ayesha Hazarika and Ivo Graham.A week of politicking, protests and mutiny on the Fjords!Writing team: Pierre Novellie, Benjamin Partridge, Robin Morgan, Rob Oldham and Kat Sadler.Producer: Richard MorrisA BBC Studios ProductionBy BBC Radio 4.
 
Aisling Bea, writer and star of the recent hit Channel 4 comedy This Way Up, on her new Netflix drama Living with Yourself, in which she plays the wife of a man who undergoes a mysterious treatment only to discover that he has been cloned and replaced by a better version of himself.With the surprise announcement last night that the Booker Prize ...…
 
President Trump’s order to pull US troops out of northern Syria last week was a little like pushing over a domino: it meant that Turkey could start an offensive against the Syrian Kurds who live in that region and who they see as a terrorist threat; it meant that the Kurds, who have been a crucial ally of the West in the fight against the Islam ...…
 
President Trump’s order to pull US troops out of northern Syria last week was a little like pushing over a domino: it meant that Turkey could start an offensive against the Syrian Kurds who live in that region and who they see as a terrorist threat; it meant that the Kurds, who have been a crucial ally of the West in the fight against the Islam ...…
 
Today contestants from Scotland & the North of England compete, hosted by Paul GambacciniBy BBC Radio 4.
 
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.By BBC Radio 4.
 
The Queen’s speech yesterday contained mention of 26 new or returning Bills and more than a dozen areas where the government plans action. We look at how Boris Johnson’s legislative programme might address the concerns of women and the charge from critics that this is a pre-election manifesto. We had such a huge response to yesterday’s item on ...…
 
Could viruses improve our health where antibiotics have failed? As a child, Martha Clokie spent a lot of time collecting seaweed on Scottish beaches. She loves plants and studied botany for many years. But mid-career, she learnt about all the viruses that exist in nature. We tend to focus on the viruses that make us ill but there are trillions ...…
 
As the UK tries to agree a deal with Brussels by Thursday, many businesses here are already feeling the pain(Image: production line at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland. Credit: Press Association)By BBC Radio 4.
 
The comedian Russell Kane traces his success back to the day his Dad bought his council house in Enfield in the 80s. Now, in 2019, he wrestles with the impact of the Thatcher policy which allowed that to happen – Right to Buy.Russell’s family lived in an end of terrace, which meant a bigger garden, and the potential for an extension. His Dad bu ...…
 
Guest host Phil Wang is joined by Andrew Maxwell, Suzi Ruffell, Ayesha Hazarika and Ivo Graham.A week of politicking, protests, mutiny on the Fjords and a pizza worrying news.Writing team: Pierre Novellie, Benjamin Partridge, Robin Morgan, Rob Oldham and Kat Sadler.Producer: Richard MorrisA BBC Studios Production…
 
How should museums deal with contentious legacies? Two years since the French President, Emmanuel Macron, called for the restitution of objects taken at the height of Europe’s empires, some French and Dutch museums have started the process to hand back some artefacts. However, most of the UK’s main institutions remain reluctant. Should we empty ...…
 
Ahead of the announcement of the 2019 Booker Prize winner tonight, it's the final Front Row Booker Prize Book Group with shortlisted author Margaret Atwood, in which she meets a group of readers to discuss The Testaments, her long awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Last year, Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford sold a single work for $12m, the ...…
 
The Queen opened parliament today and set out the government’s main priority: to leave the EU by October 31st. Boris Johnson has set up his whole premiership on this very message, and one reason why is Nigel Farage. Now leader of the Brexit Party, Farage has always campaigned to get us out of the EU. Boris Johnson and the Conservative party are ...…
 
The Queen opened parliament today and set out the government’s main priority: to leave the EU by October 31st. Boris Johnson has set up his whole premiership on this very message, and one reason why is Nigel Farage. Now leader of the Brexit Party, Farage has always campaigned to get us out of the EU. Boris Johnson and the Conservative party are ...…
 
Brits in Space!Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by astronaut and author of "The Astronaut Selection Test Book", Tim Peake, first British astronaut Helen Sharman and comedian Mark Steel for a Brits in Space Special. Tim and Helen talk about their different experiences of training to be an astronaut and the challenges of life in space. They al ...…
 
Brits in Space!Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by astronaut and author of "The Astronaut Selection Test Book", Tim Peake, first British astronaut Helen Sharman and comedian Mark Steel for a Brits in Space Special. Tim and Helen talk about their different experiences of training to be an astronaut and the challenges of life in space. They al ...…
 
News with Sarah Montague. The government announces its plans in the Queen's Speech - but can any of them be delivered? Plus Catalonian politicians jailed for sedition in Spain.By BBC Radio 4.
 
Picture: Ophelia by John Everett Millais, 1865-66. Private CollectionThe Scottish National Party brings the autumn political conference season to a close this week. The leader of the SNP has made her party’s position clear – she wants the Conservative government out, a Brexit extension secured and a General Election as soon as possible. Last we ...…
 
The Guilty Feminist Presented by Deborah Frances-White and Susan Wokoma Episode 171: Fresh Starts with special guests Sabrina Mahfouz, Chris Whitehead and Reem Othman Recorded 7 September 2019 at Kings Place in London. Released 14 October 2019. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Photo by Kobi Omenaka. More abo ...…
 
Baroness Arminka Helić is credited with persuading William Hague, the former foreign secretary, and the actor and director Angelina Jolie to launch the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) to campaign against rape as a weapon of war.Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Arminka fled her home country as violence escalated in the former ...…
 
What now for Facebook's cryptocurrency project Libra after major partners drop out?(Image: representations of virtual currency and Libra logo illustration picture. Credit: ReutersBy BBC Radio 4.
 
John Le Carré, known for writing espionage novels including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Night Manager, speaks to Today's James Naughtie about his 24th novel Agent Running in the Field. He also discusses Brexit, nostalgia and nationalism.(Image: John Le Carré, credit: BBC)By BBC Radio 4.
 
Award-winning author-comedian Sofie Hagen examines society’s relationship with fat people and, with her infectious wit, sets a funny and impassioned agenda for moving beyond mere body positivity to a better world for everyone - fat or not.Fatphobia is one of the last acceptable prejudices in a world that should really know better. Society conti ...…
 
When Joe Wicks, the personal trainer, started making Instagram videos in his kitchen in 2014, he couldn't have imagined he'd become author of the second biggest selling UK cookbook of all time. Today he is a phenomenon. He's built a social media brand with millions of followers, nay disciples, on Instagram and YouTube who come for the quick hea ...…
 
Chanel Miller, who was sexually assaulted while she lay unconscious on the grounds of Stanford University campus, talks about reclaiming her identity.Annalie Riches who's the Winner of the RIBA Sterling Prize for Architecture 2019, tells us about the eco-friendly council estate in Norwich she co-designed. She discusses women’s role in architect ...…
 
In this programme we go undercover into the world of the mule, discovering how children as young as 13 are being groomed to hand over their bank account details to criminals. We reveal that some of the recruiters, known as herders, are also teenagers. The accounts are then used to launder the proceeds of crime.Latest figures show that the numbe ...…
 
President Trump and his supporters remain defiant in the face of the impeachment inquiry against him. But many of Mr Trump's political allies are troubled by another issue: the withdrawal of American troops from Syria, which has allowed Turkey to attack Kurdish targets in Syria. Jon Sopel says Syria may turn into Mr Trump's bigger problem.The K ...…
 
President Trump and his supporters remain defiant in the face of the impeachment inquiry against him. But many of Mr Trump's political allies are troubled by another issue: the withdrawal of American troops from Syria, which has allowed Turkey to attack Kurdish targets in Syria. Jon Sopel says Syria may turn into Mr Trump's bigger problem.The K ...…
 
A victim of the “resource curse”, Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world, in spite of being rich in natural resources. Rubber is one of the country’s biggest exports but few Liberians have benefitted from this multimillion dollar business. In this Global Business, Josephine Casserly meets a retired Californian policeman, James Coo ...…
 
A victim of the “resource curse”, Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world, in spite of being rich in natural resources. Rubber is one of the country’s biggest exports but few Liberians have benefitted from this multimillion dollar business. In this Global Business, Josephine Casserly meets a retired Californian policeman, James Coo ...…
 
Margaret Heffernan argues that, in the world of technology, there's nothing inevitable about the future. "I'm not saying that automation isn't a big trend or that driverless cars aren't a possibility", she writes, "but there is nothing about them that is inevitable". She believes all these assertions of inevitability have agendas. "If we let Si ...…
 
Sienna Miller discusses her latest role as a mother whose daughter goes missing, in her new film American Woman, directed by Jake Scott. Our latest Front Row Booker Prize Book Group puts its questions to shortlisted author Elif Shafak about her novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World which tells the story of Leila, a woman whose body ...…
 
News with Mark Mardell including the latest from the Brussels Brexit talks and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.By BBC Radio 4.
 
Tech and the way it is shaping our future is a theme we cover a lot on Beyond Today. We’ve looked at facial recognition, sex bots, and the new tech cold war. Underpinning all these are rapid advances in artificial intelligence which are changing the power dynamics between states and citizens, companies and consumers.In this special live episode ...…
 
Tech and the way it is shaping our future is a theme we cover a lot on Beyond Today. We’ve looked at facial recognition, sex bots, and the new tech cold war. Underpinning all these are rapid advances in artificial intelligence which are changing the power dynamics between states and citizens, companies and consumers.In this special live episode ...…
 
Dr Andrew Manson and his wife Christine are expecting a big event.Return of the medical drama set in the 1920s before the NHS. MANSON....... George BlagdenDENNY...... Julian Lewis JonesCHRISTINE.... Catrin StewartANGHARAD... Jeanette PercivalOmnibus written by Christopher Reason. Based on the novel by A J Cronin.Director: Gary BrownProducers: P ...…
 
Dr Andrew Manson and his wife Christine are expecting a big event.Return of the medical drama set in the 1920s before the NHS. MANSON....... George BlagdenDENNY...... Julian Lewis JonesCHRISTINE.... Catrin StewartANGHARAD... Jeanette PercivalOmnibus written by Christopher Reason. Based on the novel by A J Cronin.Director: Gary BrownProducers: P ...…
 
Mary Beard meets the acclaimed Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood. As her sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale – The Testaments – is published, in a wide-ranging encounter Mary talks to her about how Gilead has changed almost 35 years on from the original book; how the cloak which features in the TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale has become a symbol ...…
 
This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane welcome Emma Barnett. Emma talks about her 5Live show, being a fellow presenter on Woman's Hour and her new book aimed at busting the taboos around periods. All that and there's also time for living off grid, etymology chat and some interesting listener correspondence.…
 
It is 30 years since the tumultuous events of 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, the Iron Curtain lifted and the Soviet Empire began to crumble. Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been looking at how Russia is trying to restore its influence, in a special series of reports.(Image: Russian march, credit: BBC)…
 
We explore the numbers behind the new minimum wage announcements, whether drinking is going up or down in Scotland, the truth about squeezing people onto the Isle of Wight and how long one identical twin lives after the other twin dies. You’ll want to hear our special extra episode.By BBC Radio 4.
 
We explore the numbers behind the new minimum wage announcements, whether drinking is going up or down in Scotland, the truth about squeezing people onto the Isle of Wight and how long one identical twin lives after the other twin dies. You’ll want to hear our special extra episode.By BBC Radio 4.
 
Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague.By BBC Radio 4.
 
16 years ago a woman in her twenties, who was a translator at GCHQ, leaked an official and confidential email. It instructed Katharine Gun and her colleagues to share any information they might come across concerning a clutch of nations belonging to the UN Security Council. The information could then be used to persuade them to vote for the inv ...…
 
The attacks by Turkish troops on northern Syria have hit some prisons holding fighters from ISIS and two high profile British ISIS militants have been taken into US custody after fears they could escape. But should they be tried in the UK? The man responsible for reviewing UK terrorism law - Jonathan Hall QC - believes so, but gathering evidenc ...…
 
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