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Wed May 22
The Law Show

Today 14:00 - 14:30

The Law Show is your guide to the law and the legal decisions that have a bearing on everyone in the UK.

Behind the Crime

Today 14:30 - 15:00

Sally Tilt and Dr Kerensa Hocken, two forensic psychologists working in prisons, interview people who have committed offences to understand their lives and the causes of crime.

The Media Show

Today 15:00 - 15:55

Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

PM

Today 15:55 - 17:00

General Election rumours are rife. PM will bring the latest from Downing Street with political and public reaction.

Six O'Clock News

Today 17:00 - 17:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Tudur Owen: United Nations of...

Today 17:30 - 18:00

...Anglesey. 2/2. Tudur Owen tells a story from his childhood about the time when his Anglesey world went international.

The Archers

Today 18:00 - 18:15

Harrison has the rug pulled from under him, and Ben launches a surprise.

Front Row

Today 18:15 - 19:00

Vicky McClure on her new tv thriller Insomnia, novelist Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hoffman on winning the International Booker Prize, Lowry and the sea discussed.

Antisocial

Today 19:00 - 19:45

The debate about protestors calling for their universities to cut ties with Israel.

Uncharted with Hannah Fry

Today 19:45 - 20:00

How do you age with grace? Hannah Fry follows a researcher whose search takes him to the most unlikely of places: a convent.

Being Roman

Today 20:00 - 20:30

Mary Beard meets the young Roman soldier who spends more time shopping than fighting. Could he ruin the image of the Roman army as a ruthlessly efficient machine of conquest?

All in the Mind

Today 20:30 - 21:00

Exercise is good for your mental health, but do we know why? And does it work for everyone? Claudia Hammond laces up her running shoes for a jog through the latest research.

The World Tonight

Today 21:00 - 22:00

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

Gary Little: At Large

Today 22:00 - 22:15

Turning 60, ex-con and stand-up comedian Gary has turned his attention to heirlooms, send-offs for prison pals, and trying not to take his Dad's final, shocking words to heart.

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

Today 22:15 - 22:30

3/4. Comedian Tom Mayhew is joined by his mate Sian Davies to talk about cheap dates, love and relationships as Tom's stand up explores sexuality and feelings among the working class.

Today in Parliament

Today 22:30 - 23:00

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament.

Midnight News

Today 23:00 - 23:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

A Body Made of Glass by...

Today 23:30 - 23:48

...Caroline Crampton. 3/5. Caroline Crampton explores the history of hypochondria, drawing together cultural history and moving personal memoir. Read by Tuppence Middleton.

Shipping Forecast

Today 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Thu May 23
World Service

Tomorrow 00:00 - 04:20

BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Tomorrow 04:20 - 04:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Tomorrow 04:30 - 04:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Tomorrow 04:43 - 04:45

A reflection and prayer to start the day with George Craig, a Methodist local preacher in Cardiff.

Farming Today

Tomorrow 04:45 - 05:00

What kind of issues will affect the way rural communities vote come the general election on 4 July?

Today

Tomorrow 05:00 - 08:00

News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

In Our Time

Tomorrow 08:00 - 08:45

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the woman who arrived at the Chinese court as a concubine only to become its most powerful figure for the final 50 years of Qing imperial rule.

Just One Thing - with Michael...

Tomorrow 08:45 - 09:00

...Mosley. Why practising yoga isn't such a stretch! Michael learns how just 25 minutes a day can lower your stress, boost your brain and even reverse signs of ageing at the cellular level.

Woman's Hour

Tomorrow 09:00 - 10:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

This Cultural Life

Tomorrow 10:00 - 10:45

Singer-songwriter and actor Lily Allen talks to John Wilson about her formative cultural influences.

A Body Made of Glass by...

Tomorrow 10:45 - 11:00

...Caroline Crampton. 4/5. Caroline Crampton explores the history of hypochondria, drawing together cultural history and moving personal memoir. Read by Tuppence Middleton.

News Summary

Tomorrow 11:00 - 11:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

You and Yours

Tomorrow 11:04 - 11:32

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

Sliced Bread

Tomorrow 11:32 - 11:57

Listener Sam wants to know how the eco credentials of all the different types of period products stack up.

Weather Forecast

Tomorrow 11:57 - 12:00

The latest weather forecast.

World at One

Tomorrow 12:00 - 12:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.

Shadow War: China and the West

Tomorrow 12:45 - 13:00

Control of technology is a key battleground. China and the West are in a race to control the world's future technology. Electric vehicles and genetic data are the new front.

The Archers

Tomorrow 13:00 - 13:15

Harrison has the rug pulled from under him, and Ben launches a surprise.

Camberwell Green

Tomorrow 13:15 - 14:00

With her husband held hostage, bus controller Marilyn must engineer traffic chaos to save his life. Conclusion of two-part thriller set in a network control centre.

Open Country

Tomorrow 14:00 - 14:27

Which creatures emerge after we've gone to bed? Martha Kearney joins a night-time bat safari by punt, to find out about nocturnal wildlife.

The Radio 4 Appeal

Tomorrow 14:27 - 14:30

Evanna Lynch, ambassador for Lumos Foundation, makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity.

Word of Mouth

Tomorrow 14:30 - 15:00

What the Irish language tells us about the world.

The Briefing Room

Tomorrow 15:00 - 15:30

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

BBC Inside Science

Tomorrow 15:30 - 16:00

A weekly programme looking at the science that's changing our world.

PM

Tomorrow 16:00 - 17:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Tomorrow 17:00 - 17:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Unspeakable

Tomorrow 17:30 - 18:00

Phil Wang and Susie Dent challenge guests to invent new words to help create the new ultimate Unspeakable dictionary. With special guests Stephen Fry, Laura Smyth and Maisie Adam.

The Archers

Tomorrow 18:00 - 18:15

Emotions run high for Tom, and Vince finds himself cornered.

Front Row

Tomorrow 18:15 - 19:00

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

The Media Show

Tomorrow 19:00 - 20:00

Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

Loose Ends

Tomorrow 20:00 - 20:45

Stuart Maconie and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Why Do We Do That?

Tomorrow 20:45 - 21:00

For millenia, large portions of the planet have smeared, smudged and blended makeup across their faces. But why - is it purely cultural, or is there something else going on?

The World Tonight

Tomorrow 21:00 - 21:45

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

Making Amends

Tomorrow 21:45 - 22:00

4/5. By Nick Walker. Alyssa combines a trip to Athens with making her peace with her ex-partner, Bruce.

The Today Podcast

Tomorrow 22:00 - 22:30

Amol and Nick's take on the biggest stories of the week.

Today in Parliament

Tomorrow 22:30 - 23:00

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament.

Midnight News

Tomorrow 23:00 - 23:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

A Body Made of Glass by...

Tomorrow 23:30 - 23:48

...Caroline Crampton. 4/5. Caroline Crampton explores the history of hypochondria, drawing together cultural history and moving personal memoir. Read by Tuppence Middleton.

Shipping Forecast

Tomorrow 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Fri May 24
World Service

Friday 00:00 - 04:20

BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Friday 04:20 - 04:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Friday 04:30 - 04:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Friday 04:43 - 04:45

A reflection and prayer to start the day with George Craig, a Methodist local preacher in Cardiff.

Farming Today

Friday 04:45 - 05:00

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Today

Friday 05:00 - 08:00

News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Desert Island Discs

Friday 08:00 - 09:00

Dame Sarah Storey, athlete, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury item she would take with her if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

Woman's Hour

Friday 09:00 - 10:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

The Food Programme

Friday 10:00 - 10:45

Sheila Dillon hears stories of how headteachers are transforming food in their schools, and how universal free primary school meals in Scotland and London are playing out so far.

A Body Made of Glass by...

Friday 10:45 - 11:00

...Caroline Crampton. 5/5. Caroline Crampton explores the history of hypochondria, drawing together cultural history and moving personal memoir. Read by Tuppence Middleton.

News Summary

Friday 11:00 - 11:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Antisocial

Friday 11:04 - 11:57

Adam Fleming helps you work out what the culture war arguments are really about.

Weather Forecast

Friday 11:57 - 12:00

The latest weather forecast.

World at One

Friday 12:00 - 12:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.

Shadow War: China and the West

Friday 12:45 - 13:00

Could friction lead to conflict? Might competition, misunderstanding and the struggle for control between China and the West lead not just to collision but to war?

The Archers

Friday 13:00 - 13:15

Emotions run high for Tom, and Vince finds himself cornered.

Money Gone

Friday 13:15 - 13:45

5/5. By Ed Sellek. Grace gets some help from an unexpected source. The prime minister works with MI5 in a final race to solve the financial chaos, but there are unintended consequences.

Child

Friday 13:45 - 14:00

Attachment conjures up images of love, security, but also a focus and intensity that has encircled modern parenting. India Rakusen explores its significance for today's babies.

Gardeners' Question Time

Friday 14:00 - 14:45

Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts.

Short Works

Friday 14:45 - 15:00

An original short story by Catrin Kean. A middle-aged woman is late for her father's funeral.

Last Word

Friday 15:00 - 15:30

Weekly obituary programme telling the life stories of those who have died recently.

More or Less

Friday 15:30 - 16:00

Will it take 685 years to clear the NHS waiting list? Are 10% of MPs under investigation for sexual misconduct? How does gold effect export figures?

PM

Friday 16:00 - 17:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Friday 17:00 - 17:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Dead Ringers

Friday 17:30 - 18:00

5/6. Mordant topical satire from the usual team with voices by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Jess Robinson.

The Archers

Friday 18:00 - 18:15

Fallon reaches the end of her tether, and there's a shock for Joy.

Add to Playlist

Friday 18:15 - 19:00

Jeffrey Boakye and Anna Phoebe launch a brand new series, along with composer Neil Brand and jazz singer Natalie Duncan.

Any Questions?

Friday 19:00 - 19:50

Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities.

A Point of View

Friday 19:50 - 20:00

Weekly reflections on topical issues from a range of contributors.

Free Thinking

Friday 20:00 - 21:00

Margaret MacMillan, David Aaronovitch, Philip Blond and Gisela Stuart join Matthew Sweet.

The World Tonight

Friday 21:00 - 21:45

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

Making Amends

Friday 21:45 - 22:00

5/5. By Nick Walker. Still troubled by something he said to Jo when they were both 8 years old, Bruce goes back to his hometown.

Americast

Friday 22:00 - 22:30

Join the Americast team for insights from across the US.

Today in Parliament

Friday 22:30 - 23:00

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament.

Midnight News

Friday 23:00 - 23:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

A Body Made of Glass by...

Friday 23:30 - 23:48

...Caroline Crampton. 5/5. Caroline Crampton explores the history of hypochondria, drawing together cultural history and moving personal memoir. Read by Tuppence Middleton.

Shipping Forecast

Friday 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Sat May 25
World Service

Saturday 00:00 - 04:20

BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Saturday 04:20 - 04:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Saturday 04:30 - 04:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Saturday 04:43 - 04:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to start the day with Haydon Spenceley.

Just One Thing - with Michael...

Saturday 04:45 - 05:00

...Mosley. Why practising yoga isn't such a stretch! Michael learns how just 25 minutes a day can lower your stress, boost your brain and even reverse signs of ageing at the cellular level.

News, Weather and Papers

Saturday 05:00 - 05:07

The latest news headlines. Including the weather and a look at the papers.

Open Country

Saturday 05:07 - 05:30

Which creatures emerge after we've gone to bed? Martha Kearney joins a night-time bat safari by punt, to find out about nocturnal wildlife.

Farming Today This Week

Saturday 05:30 - 05:57

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Weather Forecast

Saturday 05:57 - 06:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

Today

Saturday 06:00 - 08:00

Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Saturday Live

Saturday 08:00 - 09:00

Huw Stephens and Kiri Pritchard-McLean bring Radio 4's Saturday morning show LIVE to Hay.

Your Place or Mine

Saturday 09:00 - 09:30

Siobhán loved the feeling of freedom on the Camino de Santiago. Will Shaun throw caution to the wind and join her?

The Kitchen Cabinet

Saturday 09:30 - 10:00

3/7. Investigating every aspect of the food we eat.

The Week in Westminster

Saturday 10:00 - 10:30

Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster.

From Our Own Correspondent

Saturday 10:30 - 11:00

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world.

News Summary

Saturday 11:00 - 11:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Money Box

Saturday 11:04 - 11:30

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.

Dead Ringers

Saturday 11:30 - 11:57

5/6. Mordant topical satire from the usual team with voices by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Jess Robinson.

Weather Forecast

Saturday 11:57 - 12:00

The latest weather forecast.

News Bulletin

Saturday 12:00 - 12:10

The latest national and international news and weather reports from BBC Radio 4.

Any Questions?

Saturday 12:10 - 13:00

Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities.

Any Answers?

Saturday 13:00 - 13:45

Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities.

The Archers

Saturday 13:45 - 14:00

Fallon reaches the end of her tether, and there's a shock for Joy.

Clash

Saturday 14:00 - 15:00

Ellen Wilkinson's political romance, set during the General Strike, looking at the clash between North and South, work and life, tradition and emerging roles. Starring Kate O'Flynn.

Weekend Woman's Hour

Saturday 15:00 - 16:00

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week.

Saturday PM

Saturday 16:00 - 16:30

Full coverage of the day's news.

Political Thinking with Nick...

Saturday 16:30 - 16:54

...Robinson. Nick Robinson has a conversation with, not an interrogation of, the people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.

Shipping Forecast

Saturday 16:54 - 16:57

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Weather Forecast

Saturday 16:57 - 17:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

Six O'Clock News

Saturday 17:00 - 17:15

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Loose Ends

Saturday 17:15 - 18:00

Clive Anderson hosts from The Hay Festival with sparkling chat from Nish Kumar and Jan Ravens and great music from The Will Barnes Quartet and Aleighcia Scott.

Profile

Saturday 18:00 - 18:15

An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines.

This Cultural Life

Saturday 18:15 - 19:00

Singer-songwriter and actor Lily Allen talks to John Wilson about her formative cultural influences.

Watching Us, Watching You

Saturday 19:00 - 20:00

Ellen E Jones reassesses the Community Programme Unit - the BBC's public access TV project established in 1972, which produced programmes like Open Door and Video Nation.

Shadow War: China and the West

Saturday 20:00 - 21:00

2/2. The rise of China is the defining challenge of our times - how far to co-operate, compete or confront. But has the west been slow to wake up?

News Bulletin

Saturday 21:00 - 21:15

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

The Food Programme

Saturday 21:15 - 22:00

Sheila Dillon hears stories of how headteachers are transforming food in their schools, and how universal free primary school meals in Scotland and London are playing out so far.

Michael Spicer: No Room

Saturday 22:00 - 22:15

The Tims consider foodbanks. Ways to sack people.

Michael Spicer: No Room

Saturday 22:15 - 22:30

Problematic train station names and other things that provoke us. Sketches from Michael Spicer.

Round Britain Quiz

Saturday 22:30 - 23:00

Kirsty Lang is in the chair for the penultimate contest in the current series, featuring the teams from the Midlands and the South of England.

Midnight News

Saturday 23:00 - 23:15

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

Open Book

Saturday 23:15 - 23:48

Sarah Perry talks to Shahidha Bari about her new book, Enlightenment. Plus authors Rosie Andrews and Bridget Collins on combining history, myth and imagination in their novels.

Shipping Forecast

Saturday 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Sun May 26
World Service

Sunday 00:00 - 04:20

BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Sunday 04:20 - 04:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Sunday 04:30 - 04:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Bells on Sunday

Sunday 04:43 - 04:45

Bells on Sunday comes from the Parish Church of St Matthew in Blackmoor Hampshire.

In Touch

Sunday 04:45 - 05:00

Victoria Harrison is the UK's first blind overseas ambassador. She tells Peter about how she got into the diplomatic service and about her new role as ambassador to Slovenia.

News Summary

Sunday 05:00 - 05:05

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Thinking Allowed

Sunday 05:05 - 05:35

Richard Sennett: Laurie Taylor talks to a leading cultural and social thinker about his latest work on the power of performance, from music and politics to everyday life.

On Your Farm

Sunday 05:35 - 05:57

From the Caribbean to the west coast of Scotland: Ruth Sanderson finds out about one woman's surprising adventure in growing gourmet mushrooms.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 05:57 - 06:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

News and Sunday Papers

Sunday 06:00 - 06:10

The latest news headlines. Including a look at the papers.

Sunday

Sunday 06:10 - 06:54

A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week.

The Radio 4 Appeal

Sunday 06:54 - 06:57

Lorin LaFave makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Breck Foundation.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 06:57 - 07:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

News and Sunday Papers

Sunday 07:00 - 07:10

The latest news headlines. Including a look at the Sunday papers.

Sunday Worship

Sunday 07:10 - 07:48

For Trinity Sunday the Rev Dominic de Souza and the Rev Catherine de Souza, pastors at City Church Cardiff, explore the ways in which the Trinity reveals the nature of God.

A Point of View

Sunday 07:48 - 07:58

Weekly reflections on topical issues from a range of contributors.

Tweet of the Day

Sunday 07:58 - 08:00

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Broadcasting House

Sunday 08:00 - 09:00

The Sunday morning news magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.

Desert Island Discs

Sunday 09:00 - 10:00

John Boyne, writer, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury item he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

The Archers Omnibus

Sunday 10:00 - 11:15

Tensions rise at the cricket, and Fallon reaches the end of her tether.

Profile

Sunday 11:15 - 11:30

An insight into the character of an influential person making the news headlines.

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Sunday 11:30 - 11:57

2/6. Jack Dee hosts a recording of Radio 4's antidote to panel games from the New Theatre in Oxford.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 11:57 - 12:00

The latest weather forecast.

The World This Weekend

Sunday 12:00 - 12:30

Radio 4's look at the week's big stories from both home and around the world.

Stoppage Time for Scunthorpe

Sunday 12:30 - 13:00

The inside story of a football club on the brink of extinction.

Gardeners' Question Time

Sunday 13:00 - 13:45

Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts.

Opening Lines

Sunday 13:45 - 14:00

The series that takes a look at books, plays and stories and how they work. John Yorke explores S R Crockett's forgotten bestseller, a swashbuckling Scottish adventure story.

The Raiders

Sunday 14:00 - 15:00

1/2. By SR Crockett. adapted for radio by Clara Glynn. A lost classic of Scottish literature full of kidnap, love and breathless adventure set in the wild country of Galloway.

Open Book

Sunday 15:00 - 15:30

Octavia Bright talks to Maggie Nelson about Like Love, a collection of essays which explore ideas of art, love, friendship and criticism.

Round Britain Quiz

Sunday 15:30 - 16:00

Kirsty Lang chairs the last contest of the current series, in which the North of England and Scotland face the trademark cryptic questions.

Witness History

Sunday 16:00 - 16:10

In 1937, the Hindenburg airship burst into flames during its mooring in New Jersey, in the US, killing 35 of the 97 passengers and crew.

The Tourist Trap

Sunday 16:10 - 16:54

The travel industry is booming with millions more people holidaying abroad each year. How can we stop overtourism and protect the planet from its impact on the environment?

Shipping Forecast

Sunday 16:54 - 16:57

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Weather Forecast

Sunday 16:57 - 17:00

The latest weather reports and forecast.

Six O'Clock News

Sunday 17:00 - 17:15

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Pick of the Week

Sunday 17:15 - 18:00

Mike Sweeney chooses audio highlights from the past week.

The Archers

Sunday 18:00 - 18:15

Harrison has some making up to do, and Chelsea learns a few new tricks.

The Beauty of Everyday Things

Sunday 18:15 - 18:45

Poet Ian McMillan explores the beauty of everyday things, places and encounters and discovers different ways of thinking and feeling that can make the ordinary extraordinary .

Why Do We Do That?

Sunday 18:45 - 19:00

For millenia, large portions of the planet have smeared, smudged and blended makeup across their faces. But why - is it purely cultural, or is there something else going on?

Word of Mouth

Sunday 19:00 - 19:30

What the Irish language tells us about the world.

Last Word

Sunday 19:30 - 20:00

Weekly obituary programme telling the life stories of those who have died recently.

Money Box

Sunday 20:00 - 20:25

Paul Lewis presents the latest news from the world of personal finance.

The Radio 4 Appeal

Sunday 20:25 - 20:30

Lorin LaFave makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Breck Foundation.

From Our Own Correspondent

Sunday 20:30 - 21:00

Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world.

The Westminster Hour

Sunday 21:00 - 22:00

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.

In Our Time

Sunday 22:00 - 22:45

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the woman who arrived at the Chinese court as a concubine only to become its most powerful figure for the final 50 years of Qing imperial rule.

Short Works

Sunday 22:45 - 23:00

An original short story by Catrin Kean. A middle-aged woman is late for her father's funeral.

Midnight News

Sunday 23:00 - 23:15

The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.

Crossing Continents

Sunday 23:15 - 23:45

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent travels to Kazakhstan to find out why the Caspian Sea is shrinking and what it means for the region.

Bells on Sunday

Sunday 23:45 - 23:48

Bells on Sunday comes from the Parish Church of St Matthew in Blackmoor Hampshire.

Shipping Forecast

Sunday 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Mon May 27
World Service

Monday 00:00 - 04:20

BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Monday 04:20 - 04:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Monday 04:30 - 04:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Monday 04:43 - 04:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to start the day with Haydon Spenceley.

Farming Today

Monday 04:45 - 04:57

As plans are finalised for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, Vernon Harwood investigates the D-Day farms.

Weather for Farmers

Monday 04:57 - 05:00

Weather reports and forecasts for farmers.

Today

Monday 05:00 - 08:00

News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Start the Week

Monday 08:00 - 08:45

The writers Marilynne Robinson and Naomi Alderman, and the poet Malika Booker explore the power of the Bible, with Kirsty Wark.

Café Hope

Monday 08:45 - 09:00

Café Hope is our virtual Radio 4 coffee shop, where guests pop in for a brew and a chat with Rachel Burden. You can contact us on cafehope@bbc.co.uk.

Woman's Hour

Monday 09:00 - 10:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

The Tourist Trap

Monday 10:00 - 10:45

The travel industry is booming with millions more people holidaying abroad each year. How can we stop overtourism and protect the planet from its impact on the environment?

D-Day: The Last Voices

Monday 10:45 - 11:00

One of the biggest invasions in history begins in secret, as the Allies prepare for D-Day. Paddy O'Connell hears from survivors and witnesses, recounting what it was like.

News Summary

Monday 11:00 - 11:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

You and Yours

Monday 11:04 - 11:57

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

Weather Forecast

Monday 11:57 - 12:00

The latest weather forecast.

World at One

Monday 12:00 - 12:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.

Thief at the British Museum

Monday 12:45 - 13:00

People have called Dr Ittai Gradel a kind of Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were Danish and obsessed with gems. He's an antiquities dealer with an eye for stolen goods.

The Archers

Monday 13:00 - 13:15

Harrison has some making up to do, and Chelsea learns a few new tricks.

John Finnemore's Souvenir...

Monday 13:15 - 14:00

...Programme. John Finnemore returns for another annual one-off of his multi-award-winning sketch show, with this year's show being all about the village he's moved into since last year's show.

Great Lives

Monday 14:00 - 14:30

Retail consultant Mary Portas chooses Dame Anita Roddick, another Queen of Shops, as her Great Life.

History's Secret Heroes

Monday 14:30 - 15:00

Emily Anderson led a double life. This shy musicologist from Galway was also a top codebreaker for the British, whose work would play a crucial role in Allied victory.

Stoppage Time for Scunthrope

Monday 15:00 - 15:30

The inside story of a football club on the brink of extinction.

The Kitchen Cabinet

Monday 15:30 - 16:00

3/7. Investigating every aspect of the food we eat.

PM

Monday 16:00 - 17:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Monday 17:00 - 17:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Monday 17:30 - 18:00

3/6. Marcus Brigstocke, Tony Hawks, Vicki Pepperdine and Henning Wehn are the panellists in this recording from the King George's Hall in Blackburn, with Jack Dee in the chair.

The Archers

Monday 18:00 - 18:15

There's a crisis at Casey Meats, and Lilian treads carefully.

Front Row

Monday 18:15 - 19:00

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

The Briefing Room

Monday 19:00 - 19:30

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

BBC Inside Science

Monday 19:30 - 20:00

A weekly programme looking at the science that's changing our world.

Start the Week

Monday 20:00 - 20:45

The writers Marilynne Robinson and Naomi Alderman, and the poet Malika Booker explore the power of the Bible, with Kirsty Wark.

Café Hope

Monday 20:45 - 21:00

Café Hope is our virtual Radio 4 coffee shop, where guests pop in for a brew and a chat with Rachel Burden. You can contact us on cafehope@bbc.co.uk.

The World Tonight

Monday 21:00 - 21:45

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

Long Island by Colm Toibin

Monday 21:45 - 22:00

1/10. Twenty years on from Brooklyn, Eilis and Tony are happily married in Long Island - until a stranger knocks on their door, and everything changes. Niamh Cusack reads.

Harland

Monday 22:00 - 22:30

2/5. The investigation into the disappearance of Evie Bennett continues, only now her home has been swallowed by a large sink hole. Lucy Catherine's supernatural thriller.

Lights Out

Monday 22:30 - 23:00

Over a single day, a documentary-maker hosts an open-call audition for subjects to star in her next project. A dive into the ethics of buying and selling true stories.

Midnight News

Monday 23:00 - 23:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

D-Day: The Last Voices

Monday 23:30 - 23:48

One of the biggest invasions in history begins in secret, as the Allies prepare for D-Day. Paddy O'Connell hears from survivors and witnesses, recounting what it was like.

Shipping Forecast

Monday 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Tue May 28
World Service

Tuesday 00:00 - 04:20

BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Tuesday 04:20 - 04:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Tuesday 04:30 - 04:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Tuesday 04:43 - 04:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to start the day with Haydon Spenceley.

Farming Today

Tuesday 04:45 - 05:00

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Today

Tuesday 05:00 - 08:00

News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Being Roman

Tuesday 08:00 - 08:30

Join Mary Beard for a Roman bar crawl through the streets of Pompeii. With all but the wealthiest urban Romans unable to cook at home it was the bars where life really went on.

All in the Mind

Tuesday 08:30 - 09:00

We look at how keeping objects from deceased loved ones can help with grief, we hear from a listener with summer seasonal affective disorder and talk about anxiety in older people.

Woman's Hour

Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Add to Playlist

Tuesday 10:00 - 10:45

Jeffrey Boakye and Anna Phoebe launch a brand new series, along with composer Neil Brand and jazz singer Natalie Duncan.

D-Day: The Last Voices

Tuesday 10:45 - 11:00

In darkness, 18,000 men in parachutes and gliders take flight across the Channel to Normandy. Paddy O'Connell hears from those who were there how the beginning of D-Day unfolded.

News Summary

Tuesday 11:00 - 11:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Call You and Yours

Tuesday 11:04 - 11:57

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

Weather Forecast

Tuesday 11:57 - 12:00

The latest weather forecast.

World At One

Tuesday 12:00 - 12:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.

Thief at the British Museum

Tuesday 12:45 - 13:00

Ittai Gradel starts buying from a mysterious seller with a seemingly endless supply of ancient, precious gemstones at bargain prices. But soon his suspicions start to grow.

The Archers

Tuesday 13:00 - 13:15

There's a crisis at Casey Meats, and Lilian treads carefully.

Flixborough 74

Tuesday 13:15 - 14:00

By Helen Cross. An explosion of 'warlike dimensions' silences the town of Scunthorpe. Real-life stories and drama combine to mark 50 years since the Nypro disaster.

Short Cuts

Tuesday 14:00 - 14:30

Evaporating answers, mysterious music and disappearing dialects - Josie Long presents short documentaries about things in danger of becoming lost.

Thinking Allowed

Tuesday 14:30 - 15:00

Garden Utopias: Laurie Taylor peers behind the privet hedge to discover the dreams which inspired suburban greenery. Also, the promise of allotments and guerrilla gardening.

Michael Sheen Gets Into Character

Tuesday 15:00 - 15:30

Michael Sheen explores the strange art of acting, from Stanislavski to today.

When It Hits the Fan

Tuesday 15:30 - 16:00

Who's in the news for all the wrong reasons? With David Yelland and Simon Lewis.

PM

Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Tuesday 17:00 - 17:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Joe Lycett's Obsessions

Tuesday 17:30 - 18:00

1/4. Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood shares her cat obsession and presenter Clara Amfo reveals her love of trainers. From 2020.

The Archers

Tuesday 18:00 - 18:15

Jakob has bad news to impart, and Lynda launches her latest scheme.

Front Row

Tuesday 18:15 - 19:00

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

File on 4

Tuesday 19:00 - 19:40

The most senior family court judge has described the growing use of a court order that detains vulnerable children and restricts their freedom as his single most worrying issue.

In Touch

Tuesday 19:40 - 20:00

News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.

The Law Show

Tuesday 20:00 - 20:30

Your guide to the law and the legal decisions that have a bearing on everyone in the UK. This week: protest law, building on greenbelt, and needing a "lasting power of attorney".

The Bottom Line: The Decisions...

Tuesday 20:30 - 21:00

...That Made Me a Leader. 3/6. Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show, with insight from the people at the top.

The World Tonight

Tuesday 21:00 - 21:45

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

Long Island by Colm Toibin

Tuesday 21:45 - 22:00

2/10. In the next episode in the long-awaited sequel to Brooklyn, Eilis feels herself pulled back to Ireland, when her mother-in-law's plans to adopt Tony's baby slowly emerge...

Uncanny USA

Tuesday 22:00 - 22:30

5/10. Danny Robins turns his supernatural gaze to the other side of the Atlantic.

Lights Out

Tuesday 22:30 - 23:00

Protest and prison. The women who 'embraced the base' at RAF Greenham Common 40 years ago put themselves on the line for their cause - but at what price?

Midnight News

Tuesday 23:00 - 23:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

D-Day: The Last Voices

Tuesday 23:30 - 23:48

In darkness, 18,000 men in parachutes and gliders take flight across the Channel to Normandy. Paddy O'Connell hears from those who were there how the beginning of D-Day unfolded.

Shipping Forecast

Tuesday 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

Wed May 29
World Service

Wednesday 00:00 - 04:20

BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.

Shipping Forecast

Wednesday 04:20 - 04:30

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.

News Briefing

Wednesday 04:30 - 04:43

The latest news from BBC Radio 4.

Prayer for the Day

Wednesday 04:43 - 04:45

A spiritual comment and prayer to start the day with Haydon Spenceley.

Farming Today

Wednesday 04:45 - 05:00

The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.

Today

Wednesday 05:00 - 08:00

News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

More or Less

Wednesday 08:00 - 08:30

Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life.

To Catch a Scorpion

Wednesday 08:30 - 09:00

It's already late when the BBC team get a tip off that Scorpion's network of complicit lorry drivers might be operating from a new pick-up point. They stay hidden as events unfold.

Woman's Hour

Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

File on 4

Wednesday 10:00 - 10:45

Around two million people in the UK have long Covid. Rachel Schraer investigates a controversial programme that claims to retrain patients' brains to stop their symptoms.

D-Day: The Last Voices

Wednesday 10:45 - 11:00

The landings begin. Paddy O'Connell explores what it was like for those in landing craft approaching the shore, fighting for survival as they were targeted by enemy fire.

News Summary

Wednesday 11:00 - 11:04

The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.

You and Yours

Wednesday 11:04 - 11:57

News and discussion of consumer affairs.

Weather Forecast

Wednesday 11:57 - 12:00

The latest weather forecast.

World at One

Wednesday 12:00 - 12:45

Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment.

Thief at the British Museum

Wednesday 12:45 - 13:00

For Ittai, the clues finally fall into place. Has he identified the thief?

The Archers

Wednesday 13:00 - 13:15

Jakob has bad news to impart, and Lynda launches her latest scheme.

The Interrogation

Wednesday 13:15 - 14:00

3/5. D.I. Matthews and D.S. Armitage pride themselves on their confounding interrogation technique, but nothing has prepared them for Evie. Roy Williams' contemporary crime drama.

The Law Show

Wednesday 14:00 - 14:30

The Law Show is your guide to the law and the legal decisions that have a bearing on everyone in the UK.

The Artificial Human

Wednesday 14:30 - 15:00

Artificial Intelligence is in our homes, schools and workplaces. How will this change our lives? This week, Aleks Krotoski and Kevin Fong ask: Can AI look after me in old age?

The Media Show

Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00

Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

PM

Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00

Afternoon news and current affairs programme, reporting on breaking stories and summing up the day's headlines.

Six O'Clock News

Wednesday 17:00 - 17:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

Robin Ince's Reality Tunnel

Wednesday 17:30 - 18:00

Writer, broadcaster, and comedian Robin Ince is back with his acclaimed series. This time he's talking about love, books, and his love of books.

The Archers

Wednesday 18:00 - 18:15

Ben struggles to say no, and Jolene makes an interesting discovery.

Front Row

Wednesday 18:15 - 19:00

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

Antisocial

Wednesday 19:00 - 19:45

Adam Fleming helps you work out what the culture war arguments are really about.

Uncharted with Hannah Fry

Wednesday 19:45 - 20:00

A young researcher gains access to a secretive data set and discovers something shocking. What happens when a system designed to help people harms them instead?

Being Roman

Wednesday 20:00 - 20:30

Join Mary Beard for a Roman bar crawl through the streets of Pompeii. With all but the wealthiest urban Romans unable to cook at home it was the bars where life really went on.

All in the Mind

Wednesday 20:30 - 21:00

We look at how keeping objects from deceased loved ones can help with grief, we hear from a listener with summer seasonal affective disorder and talk about anxiety in older people.

The World Tonight

Wednesday 21:00 - 21:45

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

Long Island by Colm Toibin

Wednesday 21:45 - 22:00

3/10. Niamh Cusack continues Colm Toibin's heartrending sequel to Brooklyn. Today: Eilis returns to Ireland - to the shock of her best friend Nancy, and her old love Jim.

Athena's Cancel Culture

Wednesday 22:00 - 22:15

1/4. 4 Extra Debut. Comedienne Athena Kugblenu looks at the cultural phenomenon of cancelling the famous. With James McNicholas. From 2021.

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

Wednesday 22:15 - 22:30

4/4. Comedian Tom Mayhew and his tiny Mum explore jobs, life and ambition. What does it mean to have a successful life and is it even possible when there's a cost of living crisis?

Lights Out

Wednesday 22:30 - 23:00

A man, a Mouse and a morse key: the story of a radio amateur in Kyiv, sending and receiving signals during the blackout as the Russian invasion unfolds.

Midnight News

Wednesday 23:00 - 23:30

National and international news from BBC Radio 4.

D-Day: The Last Voices

Wednesday 23:30 - 23:48

The landings begin. Paddy O'Connell explores what it was like for those in landing craft approaching the shore, fighting for survival as they were targeted by enemy fire.

Shipping Forecast

Wednesday 23:48 - 00:00

The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.