BBC Radio 4's schedule today and one week ahead

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00:00 - Midnight News
16/05/2022
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:15 - Thinking Allowed
11/05/2022
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works.
00:45 - Bells on Sunday
The Swan Bell Tower in Perth in Western Australia.
Bells on Sunday comes from the Swan Bell Tower in Perth in Western Australia.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
16/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
16/05/2022
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
16/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
16/05/2022
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Prayer for the Day
16/05/2022
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Dr Steve Taylor.
05:45 - Farming Today
16/05/2022
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
05:56 - Weather
16/05/2022
The latest weather forecast for farmers.
05:58 - Tweet of the Day
Asian Koel
Michael Palin presents the Asian koel's arrival to an Indian orchard.
06:00 - Today
16/05/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - Start the Week
The body clock and sleep
Tom Sutcliffe with Russell Foster, Sonja Linden and Ros Holmes.
09:45 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 1 - A Good Name
1/10 The story of the Sackler family's role in America's devastating opioid crisis.
10:00 - Woman's Hour
16/05/2022
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
11:00 - The Untold
Island Warden Wanted
The warden of a tiny island in the Bristol Channel is moving on. Who will take over?
11:30 - Don't Log Off
Series 13, Roads Less Travelled
Alan Dein shares online conversations with people from across the world.
12:00 - News Summary
16/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - You and Yours
16/05/2022
News and discussion of consumer affairs
12:57 - Weather
16/05/2022
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - World at One
16/05/2022
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
13:45 - The Future Will Be Synthesised
Private pain - deepfake image abuse
Henry Ajder examines our synthetic future - starting with deepfake origins in pornography
14:00 - The Archers
15/05/2022
Has Pip found a perfect solution?
14:15 - The Reckoning
3. The Price of Silence
3/3 True crime. Charles Nicholl investigates the death of playwright Christopher Marlowe.
15:00 - Round Britain Quiz
Programme 8, 2022
Kirsty Lang chairs the fiendish cryptic quiz.
15:30 - The Food Programme
15/05/2022
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat.
16:00 - A Life in Miniatures

Max Porter explores why model villages hold such fascination and inspiration for him.
16:30 - Beyond Belief
16/05/2022
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world.
17:00 - PM
16/05/2022
Afternoon news and current affairs programme
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
16/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
18:30 - Just a Minute
Series 89, Nosey Neighbours, Tap Dancing and Charlie Chaplin
1/8 Sue Perkins hosts Radio 4's longest-running panel show, Just a Minu ... More >>te.
16/05/2022
Alice feels out of her depth.
19:15 - Front Row
16/05/2022
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
20:00 - London on the Line

Ten years after the 2012 Olympics why is London in crisis and what can be done about it?
20:30 - Crossing Continents
12/05/2022
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
21:00 - The Long View
Cancel Culture
Jonathan Freedland takes the Long View of cancel culture.
21:30 - Start the Week
The body clock and sleep
Tom Sutcliffe with Russell Foster, Sonja Linden and Ros Holmes.
22:00 - The World Tonight
16/05/2022
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.
22:45 - Love Marriage by Monica Ali
1: First impressions
1/10 Meera Syal reads Monica Ali's big-hearted and hilarious new novel - her first in a decade.
23:00 - Word of Mouth
What is language actually good for?
Nick Enfield and Michael Rosen on language being good for lawyers but bad for scientists.
23:30 - Today in Parliament
16/05/2022
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.
00:00 - Midnight News
17/05/2022
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:30 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 1 - A Good Name
1/10 The story of the Sackler family's role in America's devastating opioid crisis.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
17/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
17/05/2022
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
17/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
17/05/2022
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Prayer for the Day
17/05/2022
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Dr Steve Taylor.
05:45 - Farming Today
17/05/2022
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
05:58 - Tweet of the Day
Northern Wheatear
Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the northern wheatear.
06:00 - Today
17/05/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - The Long View
17/05/2022
Jonathan Freedland sheds light on current events through stories from the past.
09:30 - One Direction
West
5/5 Author Jerry Brotton looks at the four cardinal points of the compass.
09:45 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
2. A Revolutionary Medicine
2/10 The second generation Sackler have ambitions for the family's pharmaceutical business.
10:00 - Woman's Hour
17/05/2022
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
11:00 - Putin
Episode 10: Preying on Hopes and Fears
In 2021 Putin retreats to his bunker as the Covid 19 pandemic spreads through Russia.
11:30 - Mary Portas: On Style
Staying In and Going Out
Jenny Packham, Collagerie and Dieter Rams at 90.
12:00 - News Summary
17/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - You and Yours
17/05/2022
News and discussion of consumer affairs
12:57 - Weather
17/05/2022
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - World at One
17/05/2022
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
13:45 - The Future Will Be Synthesised
Deepfakes for disinformation
Henry Ajder examines examples of political deepfakes, including a fake Zelensky video
14:00 - The Archers
16/05/2022
Alice feels out of her depth.
14:15 - Drama
An Accident that Wasn't Your Fault
by Margaret Perry - a sweet romance about taking control of destiny.
15:00 - The Kitchen Cabinet
Series 36, Home Economics: Episode 57
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits.
15:30 - Costing the Earth
Sustainable Sport for the Future
Can world sporting tournaments really be sustainable? Qasa Alom finds out.
16:00 - Bound to the Mast

Can ‘no’ mean ‘yes’ in mental health?
16:30 - Great Lives
Rob Newman on Franklin D Roosevelt
Comedian Rob Newman nominates one of his heroes, President Franklin D Roosevelt.
17:00 - PM
17/05/2022
Afternoon news and current affairs programme
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
17/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
18:30 - Daphne Sounds Expensive
Series 2, Black Country
1/4 Sketch trio Daphne present peculiar characters, wacky scenarios and curious observations.
19:00 - The Archers
17/05/2022
Jakob’s keen to keep things professional.
19:15 - Front Row
17/05/2022
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
20:00 - File on 4
Ukraine: Taking in the Trauma
Is the UK’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme fit for purpose?
20:40 - In Touch
17/05/2022
News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted
21:00 - All in the Mind
17/05/2022
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind.
21:30 - The Long View
17/05/2022
Jonathan Freedland sheds light on current events through stories from the past.
22:00 - The World Tonight
17/05/2022
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.
22:45 - Love Marriage by Monica Ali
2: Revelations
2/10 Meera Syal reads Monica Ali’s big-hearted and hilarious new novel - her first for 10 years
23:00 - Fortunately... with Fi and Jane
13/05/2022
Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.
23:30 - Today in Parliament
17/05/2022
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.
00:00 - Midnight News
18/05/2022
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:30 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
2. A Revolutionary Medicine
2/10 The second generation Sackler have ambitions for the family's pharmaceutical business.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
18/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
18/05/2022
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
18/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
18/05/2022
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Prayer for the Day
18/05/2022
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Dr Steve Taylor.
05:45 - Farming Today
18/05/2022
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
05:58 - Tweet of the Day
David Lindo on the Osprey
David Lindo the Urban Birder on seeing an osprey next to Wormwood Scrubs in London.
06:00 - Today
18/05/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - Life Changing
18/05/2022
Jane Garvey talks to ordinary people about an extraordinary turning point in their life.
09:30 - Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley
Dance
Why busting a move can enhance your fitness, your mood and the size of your brain.
09:45 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 3. The Business of Pain
3/10 New thinking on pain treatment presents a business opportunity to the Sackler company.
10:00 - Woman's Hour
18/05/2022
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
11:00 - London on the Line

Ten years after the 2012 Olympics why is London in crisis and what can be done about it?
11:30 - Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley
Grace Marks
Lucy Worsley asks if a 16-year-old Irish immigrant was forced into a murder plot.
12:00 - News Summary
18/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - You and Yours
18/05/2022
News and discussion of consumer affairs
12:57 - Weather
18/05/2022
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - World at One
18/05/2022
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
13:45 - The Future Will Be Synthesised
Threat to democracy?
Who can you trust in the synthetic future - and can deepfakes make you laugh?
14:00 - The Archers
17/05/2022
Jakob’s keen to keep things professional.
14:15 - Drama
Red Lines
Inside story of how David Cameron and Barack Obama failed to bring Putin to heel in Syria.
15:00 - Money Box
18/05/2022
A panel of experts answer calls on personal finance.
15:30 - All in the Mind
17/05/2022
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind.
16:00 - Thinking Allowed
18/05/2022
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works.
16:30 - The Media Show
18/05/2022
Topical programme about the fast-changing media world
17:00 - PM
18/05/2022
Afternoon news and current affairs programme
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
18/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
18:30 - The Confessional
Series 1, The Confession of Alastair Campbell
10/10 Writer and strategist Alastair Campbell makes his confession to Stephen Mangan.
19:00 - The Archers
18/05/2022
Roy feels rather uncomfortable.
19:15 - Front Row
18/05/2022
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
20:00 - Generation Change
Poverty Then & Poverty Now
Campaigners young and old reflect on why and how they tried to change the world.
20:45 - Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley
Dance
Why busting a move can enhance your fitness, your mood and the size of your brain.
21:00 - Costing the Earth
Sustainable Sport for the Future
Can world sporting tournaments really be sustainable? Qasa Alom finds out.
21:30 - The Media Show
18/05/2022
Topical programme about the fast-changing media world
22:00 - The World Tonight
18/05/2022
In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective.
22:45 - Love Marriage by Monica Ali
3: Reckless decisions
3/10 Meera Syal reads Monica Ali’s hilarious and bighearted new novel - her first for a decade.
23:00 - Sunil Patel: An Idiot's Guide to Cryptocurrency
How to Get Rich off Crypto Alone
Comedian and broadcaster Sunil Patel attempts to live off cryptocurrency alone.
23:15 - The Skewer
Series 6, Episode 7
7/8 Jon Holmes's The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs.
23:30 - Today in Parliament
18/05/2022
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.
00:00 - Midnight News
19/05/2022
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:30 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 3. The Business of Pain
3/10 New thinking on pain treatment presents a business opportunity to the Sackler company.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
19/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
19/05/2022
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
19/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
19/05/2022
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Prayer for the Day
19/05/2022
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Dr Steve Taylor.
05:45 - Farming Today
19/05/2022
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
05:58 - Tweet of the Day
Red-Eyed Vireo
Michael Palin presents the red-eyed vireo from North America.
06:00 - Today
19/05/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - In Our Time
Comenius
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 17th-century Czech educator committed to toleration.
09:45 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 4 - Sell, Sell, Sell
4/10 OxyContin is launched, and a phalanx of trained sales reps spread out across the US.
10:00 - Woman's Hour
19/05/2022
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
11:00 - Crossing Continents
19/05/2022
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
11:30 - Youth Unites

Story of messages sent for a century from the youth of Wales to the youth of the world.
12:00 - News Summary
19/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - You and Yours
19/05/2022
News and discussion of consumer affairs
12:32 - Sliced Bread
19/05/2022
Are the latest ad-hyped products and trends really 'the best thing since sliced bread'?
12:57 - Weather
19/05/2022
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - World at One
19/05/2022
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
13:45 - The Future Will Be Synthesised
Art and business
Who owns the art that AI produces? Henry Ajder unpicks the creative and legal implications
14:00 - The Archers
18/05/2022
Roy feels rather uncomfortable.
14:15 - Our Friends in the North
Episode 7: 1984
7/10 Peter Flannery's adaptation of his highly acclaimed TV series for BBC Radio 4.
15:00 - Ramblings
Bloody Bridge
Clare Balding heads up to Chimney Rock in the Mourne Mountains.
15:27 - Radio 4 Appeal
Chance to Shine
Cricket commentator Mark Nicholas makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Chance to Shine.
15:30 - Open Book
Neuro Diversity
Johny Pitts and guests discuss Neuro Diversity in literature.
16:00 - Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket
Baby X
4/5 Silicon Valley loves science fiction of bold men and their tech: what's the alternative?
16:30 - BBC Inside Science
19/05/2022
A weekly programme looking at the science that's changing our world.
17:00 - PM
19/05/2022
Afternoon news and current affairs programme
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
19/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
18:30 - Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones!
Series 5, Hair Today, Goal Tomorrow
1/6 Milton invents a hair tonic and the local football team can't wait to see the highlights.
19:00 - The Archers
19/05/2022
Brian is looking out for his family.
19:15 - Front Row
19/05/2022
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
20:00 - The Briefing Room
19/05/2022
David Aaronovitch presents in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
20:30 - Life Changing
18/05/2022
Jane Garvey talks to ordinary people about an extraordinary turning point in their life.
21:00 - BBC Inside Science
19/05/2022
A weekly programme looking at the science that's changing our world.
21:30 - In Our Time
Comenius
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 17th-century Czech educator committed to toleration.
22:00 - The World Tonight
19/05/2022
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective
22:45 - Love Marriage by Monica Ali
4: Passion
4/10 Meera Syal reads Ali's new novel following two families brought together by marriage.
23:00 - Gaslit, Groomed and Ghosted
19/05/2022
Luisa Omelan investigates badass women who've been left out or written out of history.
23:30 - Today in Parliament
19/05/2022
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.
00:00 - Midnight News
20/05/2022
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:30 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 4 - Sell, Sell, Sell
4/10 OxyContin is launched, and a phalanx of trained sales reps spread out across the US.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
20/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
20/05/2022
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
20/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
20/05/2022
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Prayer for the Day
20/05/2022
A spiritual comment and prayer to begin the day with Dr Steve Taylor.
05:45 - Farming Today
20/05/2022
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
05:58 - Tweet of the Day
Hobby
Brett Westwood presents the story and sound of the hobby.
06:00 - Today
20/05/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - Desert Island Discs
Bradley Walsh, presenter and actor
Bradley Walsh, presenter and actor, shares the soundtrack of his life with Lauren Laverne.
09:45 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 5 - OxyContin & Drug Abuse
5/10 OxyContin drug abuse makes disturbing headlines, and the Sacklers response is unexpected.
10:00 - Woman's Hour
20/05/2022
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
11:00 - Sketches: Stories of Art and People
Tribute
True stories of life-changing encounters with art in all its forms.
11:30 - Believe It!
Series 6, Stuff
2/4 Richard Wilson decides it's time to declutter his life.
12:00 - News Summary
20/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - A Brief History of Progress

American satirist Joe Queenan asks what is progress and has it run out?
12:57 - Weather
20/05/2022
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - World at One
20/05/2022
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Jonny Dymond.
13:45 - The Future Will Be Synthesised
Communication and relationships
Henry Ajder explores positive future applications of synthetic media.
14:00 - The Archers
19/05/2022
Brian is looking out for his family.
14:15 - Lusus
3. Rituals
Magnus discovers it’s not always easy to change your habits and stay on the right path.
14:45 - Living with the Gods
Mother and Child
Neil MacGregor focuses on the protection of the newly-born and their mothers.
15:00 - Gardeners' Question Time
Wellcome Collection, London
Kathy Clugston and the panel are at the Wellcome Collection, London.
15:45 - Short Works
Mother
By Heidi Amsinck. A man takes a job in a very unusual bakery in Copenhagen.
16:00 - Last Word
20/05/2022
Matthew Bannister tells the life stories of people who have recently died.
16:30 - Feedback
20/05/2022
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations
17:00 - PM
20/05/2022
Afternoon news and current affairs programme
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
20/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
18:30 - The News Quiz
Series 108, Episode 5
5/8 Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.
19:00 - Past Forward: A Century of Sound
Get Out of My Pub
Greg Jenner explores the evolution of the pub across the last half century.
19:15 - Screenshot
20/05/2022
Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode take a look at the kaleidoscopic world of the moving image
20:00 - Any Questions?
Nancy Fielder
Chris Mason presents political debate and discussion from Sheffield Hallam University.
20:50 - A Point of View
20/05/2022
A weekly reflection on a topical issue from a range of contributors.
21:00 - Archive on 4
We're All Living in OK Computer Now...
An examination of the prophetic qualities of Radiohead's OK Computer, 25 years on.
22:00 - The World Tonight
20/05/2022
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective
22:45 - Love Marriage by Monica Ali
5: New Horizons
5/10 Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature
23:00 - Great Lives
Rob Newman on Franklin D Roosevelt
Comedian Rob Newman nominates one of his heroes, President Franklin D Roosevelt.
23:30 - Today in Parliament
20/05/2022
All the news from today's sitting at Westminster.
00:00 - Midnight News
21/05/2022
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:30 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Ep 5 - OxyContin & Drug Abuse
5/10 OxyContin drug abuse makes disturbing headlines, and the Sacklers response is unexpected.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
21/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
21/05/2022
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
21/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
21/05/2022
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Prayer for the Day
21/05/2022
A reflection and prayer to start the day with the Rt Revd Mary Stallard.
05:45 - Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley
Dance
Why busting a move can enhance your fitness, your mood and the size of your brain.
06:00 - News and Papers
21/05/2022
The latest news headlines. Including the weather and a look at the papers.
06:07 - Ramblings
Bloody Bridge
Clare Balding heads up to Chimney Rock in the Mourne Mountains.
06:30 - Farming Today
21/05/2022
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.
06:57 - Weather
21/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecast
07:00 - Today
21/05/2022
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - Saturday Live
21/05/2022
Radio 4's Saturday morning show brings you extraordinary stories and remarkable people.
10:30 - Soul Music
Purple Rain
Stories of Prince's epic ballad, from the first jam in 1983 to the global hit it is today.
11:00 - The Week in Westminster
21/05/2022
Top commentators review the political week.
11:30 - From Our Own Correspondent
21/05/2022
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents from around the world.
12:00 - News Summary
21/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - Money Box
21/05/2022
The latest news from the world of personal finance.
12:30 - The News Quiz
Series 108, Episode 5
5/8 Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.
12:57 - Weather
21/05/2022
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - News and Weather
21/05/2022
The latest national and international news and weather reports from BBC Radio 4
13:10 - Any Questions?
Nancy Fielder
Chris Mason presents political debate and discussion from Sheffield Hallam University.
14:00 - Any Answers?
21/05/2022
Have your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions?
14:45 - 39 Ways to Save the Planet
Bog-tastic!
There's a lot of carbon locked up in our peatlands. Can we keep it there?
15:00 - Drama
Cocktail Sticks
Alan Bennett's autobiographical play. With strong language.
16:00 - Woman's Hour
21/05/2022
Highlights from the Woman's Hour week.
17:00 - PM
21/05/2022
Full coverage of the day's news
17:30 - Political Thinking with Nick Robinson
21/05/2022
Nick Robinson talks to people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.
17:54 - Shipping Forecast
21/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
17:57 - Weather
21/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecast
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
21/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
18:15 - Loose Ends
Katherine Parkinson, Jess Phillips, Raven Smith, SOAK, Leyla McCalla, YolanDa Brown, Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson and YolanDa Brown with an eclect ... More >>ic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
19:00 - Profile
21/05/2022
An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines
19:15 - This Cultural Life
21/05/2022
John Wilson talks to a leading cultural figure about their life, work and creative process
20:00 - A Brief History of Progress

American satirist Joe Queenan asks what is progress and has it run out?
21:00 - GF Newman's The Corrupted
Series 2, Episode 9
9/10 The second series of the criminal family saga, from 1961-70, based on GF Newman's novel.
21:45 - The Skewer
Series 6, Episode 7
7/8 Jon Holmes's The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs.
22:00 - News
21/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
22:15 - Generation Change
Poverty Then & Poverty Now
Campaigners young and old reflect on why and how they tried to change the world.
23:00 - Round Britain Quiz
Programme 8, 2022
Kirsty Lang chairs the fiendish cryptic quiz.
23:30 - Poetry Please
Hannah Hodgson
Hannah Hodgson selects poems reflecting on disability and by disabled poets.
00:00 - Midnight News
22/05/2022
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:15 - Witness
The Battle for Mount Longdon
An Argentine soldier and a British soldier tell their stories of the Falklands War.
00:30 - Short Works
Mother
By Heidi Amsinck. A man takes a job in a very unusual bakery in Copenhagen.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
22/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
22/05/2022
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
22/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
22/05/2022
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Bells on Sunday
The parish church of St Nicholas Halewood in Merseyside.
Bells on Sunday comes from the parish church of St Nicholas Halewood in Merseyside.
05:45 - Profile
21/05/2022
An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines
06:00 - News Summary
22/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
06:05 - Something Understood
When the Chips Are Down
Mark Tully asks what gives us courage to do what we ought to when things go badly wrong.
06:35 - On Your Farm
Seaweed on Skye
Richard Baynes visits a budding seaweed farm off Skye on Scotland’s north west coast.
06:57 - Weather
22/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecast
07:00 - News and Papers
22/05/2022
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.
07:10 - Sunday
22/05/2022
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
07:54 - Radio 4 Appeal
Live Music Now
Broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Live Music Now.
07:57 - Weather
22/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecast
08:00 - News and Papers
22/05/2022
The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.
08:10 - Sunday Worship
"My delight to learn or to teach or to write..."
Commemorating the greatest of all Anglo-Saxon scholars, the Venerable Bede.
08:48 - A Point of View
20/05/2022
A weekly reflection on a topical issue from a range of contributors.
08:58 - Tweet of the Day
Fyfe Dangerfield on the Guillemot
Musician Fyfe Dangerfield tells the story of the seabird that inspired his band name.
09:00 - Broadcasting House
22/05/2022
The Sunday morning news magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell
10:00 - The Archers Omnibus
22/05/2022
Mia needs to clear the air, and Brian’s looking out for his family.
11:00 - Desert Island Discs
Ellie Simmonds, swimmer
Ellie Simmonds, swimmer, shares the soundtrack of her life with Lauren Laverne.
11:45 - Living with the Gods
Mother and Child
Neil MacGregor focuses on the protection of the newly-born and their mothers.
12:00 - News Summary
22/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - Just a Minute
Series 89, Nosey Neighbours, Tap Dancing and Charlie Chaplin
1/8 Sue Perkins hosts Radio 4's longest-running panel show, Just a Minu ... More >>te.
12:32 - The Food Programme
Consider the Axe: Food, farming and the wonders of Stonehenge.
Dan Saladino and blacksmith Alex Pole explain how our food has been influenced by me ... More >>tals.
12:57 - Weather
22/05/2022
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - The World This Weekend
22/05/2022
Radio 4's look at the week's big stories from both home and around the world
13:30 - The Listening Project
22/05/2022
Outside the Box - Special Events & Seasons
14:00 - Gardeners' Question Time
Wellcome Collection, London
Kathy Clugston and the panel are at the Wellcome Collection, London.
14:45 - 1922: The Birth of Now
Einstein, relativity, time, and indigenous Australian modernism
Einstein's ideas about time and parallels with the indigenous Australian conception ... More >> of it.
15:00 - Drama
In Diamond Square
A woman’s story of love and resistance in the Spanish Civil War. Starring Maxine Peake.
16:00 - Open Book
22/05/2022
Programme looking at new fiction and non-fiction books
16:30 - Poetry Please
Colm Tóibín
The writer Colm Tóibín joins Roger McGough to share some favourite poems.
17:00 - File on 4
Ukraine: Taking in the Trauma
Is the UK’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme fit for purpose?
17:40 - Profile
21/05/2022
An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines
17:54 - Shipping Forecast
22/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
17:57 - Weather
22/05/2022
The latest weather reports and forecast
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
22/05/2022
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
18:15 - Pick of the Week
Christian Fraser
A selection of highlights from the past week on BBC radio
19:00 - The Archers
22/05/2022
Alice shares an uncomfortable truth.
19:15 - Stand-Up Specials
Don Biswas: Neurotopical
Don Biswas on how mental health conditions have shaped his outlook on life and politics.
19:45 - How One Becomes Lonely
Episode 3
3/5 As Archie's letter to lost love Nadine takes shape, he remembers the end of their romance.
20:00 - Feedback
20/05/2022
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations
20:30 - Last Word
20/05/2022
Matthew Bannister tells the life stories of people who have recently died.
21:00 - Money Box
21/05/2022
The latest news from the world of personal finance.
21:25 - Radio 4 Appeal
Live Music Now
Broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Live Music Now.
21:30 - The Digital Human
Series 22, Treasure
Aleks Krotoski hunts for treasure in the digital world.
22:00 - Westminster Hour
22/05/2022
Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.
23:00 - Loose Ends
Katherine Parkinson, Jess Phillips, Raven Smith, SOAK, Leyla McCalla, YolanDa Brown, Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson and YolanDa Brown with an eclect ... More >>ic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
23:30 - Something Understood
When the Chips Are Down
Mark Tully asks what gives us courage to do what we ought to when things go badly wrong.