Radio 4

Tread carefully! Your garden is saturated with racial meaning – and so is Ikea

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Is your life saturated with racial meaning? The most common answer to this question, when I ask friends and acquaintances,…

Jonathan Dimbleby’s notebook: In defence of Chris Patten

31 May 2014 9:00 am

I usually spend most of the week at home in South Devon in front of my computer. But for the…

Nothing beats Book at Bedtime

10 May 2014 9:00 am

There I was trapped in the bathroom at 10.55 p.m., unable to leave for fear of missing anything. The time…

Ukip isn’t a national party. It’s a Tory sickness

3 May 2014 9:00 am

It can happen that something ought to feel wrong yet somehow doesn’t; and you wonder whether this means that in…

How Radio 5 Live transformed the airwaves

29 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s amazing to think that it’s 20 years since the launch of Radio 5 Live. But it was bright and…

A learned poet's mystifying mistakes

15 February 2014 9:00 am

I enjoy Poetry Please, but was shouting mildly at the wireless the other day when a northern woman poet was…

Is a new art form being born on Woman's Hour?

25 January 2014 9:00 am

In a comic-strip cartoon, beads of water apparently radiating outward from the head of one of the characters indicate embarrassment.…

Mishal Husain's diary: Sachin, women secret agents, shipbuilding .. and telling the time.

23 November 2013 9:00 am

I’ve worked for the BBC for years and have been listening to the Today programme all my adult life, but…

Come over here, Tom Stoppard

19 October 2013 9:00 am

David Blackburn talks to Gwyneth Williams,who wants to revitalise Radio 4’s coverage of the arts

Last week's all-female Today proved women make for a more uplifting show

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Boy, we’ve had to wait a long time for this. But last Thursday morning something unusual happened on Radio 4;…

Only Evan Davies can keep his guests in order

24 August 2013 9:00 am

It must have sounded like such a great idea. To gather a group of thinkers, agitators, experts, intellectuals and media…

Kirstie Allsopp’s diary: Why I’m terrified of Woman’s Hour

17 August 2013 9:00 am

If you haven’t scuffled you haven’t lived, and our local scuffle is the best of the best. A scuffle is…

Kate Chisholm connects to her inner tortoise

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Of course there’s a future for digital radio, it’s just that we’ll probably be listening to it online, or on…

Don't blame the baby boomers - they had it tough too

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Here’s a competition for you: ‘The most irritating discussion on Radio 4 in the past month.’ Answers in not more…