Broadcasting House

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The Sunday morning magazine programme with a fresh approach to the news and discussion about the big stories of the week. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.

We reflect on the events in Woolwich with a survivor of the 7/7 attacks, and look at the way society, the media and politicians have reacted. As Liverpool prepares to commemorate 70 years since the Battle of the Atlantic, one signalman reflects on...
Following the technical glitch which resulted in yodelling interrupting the last edition of BH, we go on the trail of the yodeller. The journey takes detours though the romantic life of Elvis, the assassination of JFK and Christian ventriloquism. Why...
In Pakistan's elections, former leader Nawaz Sharif looked like he was headed back for power. Owen Bennett-Jones told us all you needed to know about the man, included the size of his personal fortune. Birdsong punctuated his report - and indeed all reports from that corner of Asia. A bird …
Following UKIP's impressive performance at the local elections, we ask whether it's Nigel Farage's gift of the gab that explains his party's success. What could other leaders learn from him? We speak to a man dealing with early onset Alzheimer's about whether he'd use a GPS tracker. As a new …
As the United States struggles to comprehend events in Boston, friends and neighbours of the Tsarnaev brothers talk of their shock. The race director of the London Marathon talks about security for the event. News junkie Steve Richards goes cold turkey for 24 hours. Post-Justin Bieber, the step-sister of Anne …
On the programme today we seek mediation between two polarised opinions of the legacy of the late Prime Minister, Baroness Thatcher. Our Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenburg, sings his way through the history of the city's Metro. After the London School of Economics has called for his programme about North Korea …
We tune the dial to North Korea to find the top report on the prime time TV news there. We debate the welfare state we're in. Jonathan Aitken tells us of his correspondence with Chris Huhne in prison. We marvel at the massive murmuration of starlings in Swindon. Reviewing the …
On BH this week, farmers tell us about the death and destruction caused by the snow; Sir Harry Evans offers David Miliband advice on being an Englishman in New York; we pay tribute to the men who built the Forth Bridge before the days of health and safety; and we …
We reflect on the death of the controversial Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Two islanders share their diary of an extraordinary week for Cyprus. Are we too sentimental about soldiers? Matthew Parris and Lord Dannatt debate the line between hawkish and mawkish. Shaun Ley on growing up with Dr Who, and …
On BH this week, live reaction from Cyprus to plans to tax bank accounts there. We debated the Pope and the theatre of the Catholic Church. Paddy goes rummaging in people's boots to see if they're equipped to drive in cold weather. And Neil Bowdler reports on the invention of …
A man caught up in a historic child abuse case talks about boxing away the memories... until the police came knocking. A bishop explains why the church is taking on the government over benefit reforms. Poet Stewart Henderson ponders silence. PAUSE. And host Paul Mason picks up his guitar to …
Emily Blachere reads a loveletter to her photographer boyfriend, killed in Syria. Labour candidate John O'Farrell - fresh from his fourth place in the Eastleigh by election - reflects on the madness of campaigning. A shark attack victim relives the experience and stands up for the feared creatures. How can …
We ask how a Banksy mural from a North London wall ended up on sale in Florida. Hear from a judge who found himself sitting on a jury. The UK's oldest first-time mum explains how and why she fell pregnant in her late 50s. We read what we can of …
Sam Woodhead, the 18 year old who was lost in the Australian outback for three days tells us how he survived. With concerns over horse in processed food we're live in the kitchen with two chefs battling to win your favour with their flavours of either meat based or vegetarian …
After those text messages in the Chris Huhne case, we talk about sons who are estranged from their fathers. We hear of Sylvia Plath's last winter, as her depression and creativity increased. After Richard III turned up in one, Paddy O'Connell has been digging about in another car park. Reviewing …
On BH this week the Chairman of Surrey Heath Conservative Association tells us that dozens of his members have resigned over the issue of gay marriage. A GP, a patient and a nurse give their diagnosis of the National Health Service. Sandi Toksvig sits the Radio 4 Listenership Test and …
On BH this week, we debate what would happen if Britain did vote to leave the EU with Daniel Hannan MEP and Sir Stephen Wall. Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow where traffic jams can last for days, Mr Bennet reflects on 200 years of Pride and Prejudice and on the …
We've the Prime Minister's statement on the violent end for British hostages in Algeria and former SAS man Andy McNab is here to debate the tactics used. Also we'll hear one woman's list for living after her third cancer diagnosis in ten years
On the programme today, with 29 police officers injured in Belfast we debate the state of the nation. Emma Jane Kirby goes back on the trail of George Orwell's Down and out in Paris and London. And two history students test us on their GCSE syllabus. The sunday papers are …
On the programme today we report on renewed violence in Belfast and debate the rights and wrongs of cutting benefits. We've a good news story from Greece, and we seek your ideas for a new slogan for David Cameron on Europe. The papers are reviewed by Joan Bakewell, the Broadcasting …