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20181222

The programme that starts with its listeners. Presented by Luke Jones.

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

20181229

iPM listeners take the programme around the country - in 2018 we’ve been wild swimming in Cumbria, up tower blocks in Manchester, in to outer space, and over the seas to remote islands. We’ve also delved into divorce proceedings, surrogate pregnancies, online dating and into all manner of family secrets, surprises and upsets.

Here are just a handful of some of the best from the year.

And Stephen Fry returns to read our Your News bulletin. Email your sentence of news to iPM@bbc.co.uk

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

The programme that starts with its listeners. Presented by Luke Jones.

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

20190126

The programme that starts with its listeners. Presented by Luke Jones.

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

20190202

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

'A civilised life'20190330

iPM's second programme from Islay, after listener Chris suggested the Hebridean island for an outside broadcast.

What's it like for the younger residents of the island? What makes non-Ileachs choose to move there? And what about the families who've been there for generations?

Plus, a bumper edition of our Your News bulletin, read by iPM favourites Martha Kearney, Paddy O'Connell, Jane Garvey and Simon Mayo.

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

Part two of iPM's visit to Islay

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

Carrying my friend's baby.20181208

How one woman became a surrogate for her childhood friend

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

'Everybody here is important'20190323

The first of two programmes from Islay, after iPM listener Chris suggested the Hebredian island for an outside broadcast.

Who lives there? What makes them tick? And how do they keep local traditions alive? We also hear from Ileachs - the residents there - about the booming whiskey industry, the impact its growth is having on Islay's infrastructure and how it attracts huge numbers of tourists to the island each year.

iPM is the programme that starts with your story - iPM@bbc.co.uk

And Newsnight's Kirsty Wark reads our Your News bulletin.

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

iPM visits Islay and finds out what makes the island community tick

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

From Crime to Coffee20190316

iPM listener, Aiden, shows us round the business he set up in a prison, roasting and packaging coffee at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, South West London. He wants to give the young men working with him experience and skills they can use when they're released, and the prison governor tells iPM it's schemes like this that help cut re-offending rates.

Also - Jonathan Dimbleby reads our Your News bulletin.

iPM is the programme that starts with your story - email iPM@bbc.co.uk

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

A listener on cutting re-offending rates of young prisoners

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

'I didn't want to die wondering if I could'20190105

iPM listener, Nicola on why a cancer diagnosis gave her the impetus to try something new.

Dame Esther Rantzen reads our Your News Bulletin. IPM@bbc.co.uk

Another listener shares a letter she found from her grandfather, written on the front line in World War One.

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

A listener on how a diagnosis inspired her to reinvent her career. ipm@bbc.co.uk

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

Pained at being apart20190119

iPM listener Robert describes the six months he's spent without his wife while they wait for her visa to settle in the UK, and find out if they'll be reunited soon.

We have news on the iPM Outside Broadcast "OB" not a competition chance to host a whole iPM programme.

And Sara Cox takes a break from her new Radio 2 Drivetime show to read our "Your News" bulletin.

iPM is the show that starts with your story. ipm@bbc.co.uk is how to get in touch.

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth

A listener on the six months he spent without his wife while they waited for a visa

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

The Generation Game20181201

Retirees and teenagers who meet once a fortnight for a chat. iPM@bbc.co.uk

Evan Davis reads our Your News bulletin.

And we have an update from the iPM listener who hadn't yet fulfilled the deathbed promise she'd made to her stepmother - has she done it now?

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

Retirees and teenagers who meet once a fortnight for a chat. iPM@bbc.co.uk

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

Why Won't Anyone Rent To Our Daughter?20190112

"In the same way that they were saying 'no pets, no smokers', they were saying 'no LHA'."

Listeners Graham and Sara tell how difficult it was to find their daughter - who has cerebral palsy and learning difficulties - a flat because landlords wouldn't accept tenants who received housing benefits.

We find out why landlords are saying no to tenants who get Local Housing Allowance (LHA), the impact this has on vulnerable people like our listeners' daughter and how they found her a home in the end.

Jeremy Vine reads our Your News bulletin - email your sentence of news to iPM@bbc.co.uk

Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

Two listeners on how landlords turned them away

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.

'You will do it naked, won't you?'20181215

A listener on the deathbed promise she made, and whether she fulfilled it.

Another listener describes finding parents halfway around the world and overcoming the guilt she's felt about it all her life.

Plus Stephen Fry reads our Your News. Send us your news: ipm@bbc.co.uk

Presented by Luke Jones.
Produced by Cat Farnsworth.

A listener on fulfilling the deathbed promise she made

iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners.