Ian McMillan goes in search of one of Britain's strangest linguistic features.
BBC Radio 4
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
Zareer Masani on the new love for, and controversy over, Western classical music in India.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens.
How London has grown in size and spread into the surrounding country. (1964)
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
People from around Northern Ireland reflect on their daily life.
BBC Radio Ulster
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
The stories of three women in a touching exploration of what it means to be childless.
A traditional Christimas Eve service of readings and carols from King's College, Cambridge
BBC World Service
Three daring short stories by Nadine Gordimer, set in apartheid South Africa
Writer and psychogeographer Iain Sinclair goes in search of WG Sebald.
A story of remarkable bravery from the Rwandan genocide of twenty years ago.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
Alphabetical journey through the BBC's song archive
A new series with Shona Henderson taking an island journey through the Gaelic alphabet
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
History series presented by Simon Schama
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
An early film by Ken Russell about the tenants of a house in Bayswater. (1960)
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
A Kist o Wurds is Radio Ulster's weekly Ulster-Scots magazine show.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
Helena Kennedy talks to eminent lawyers and judges who stand out from the legal crowd.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Clare English speaks to people diagnosed with a form of autism in adulthood.
BBC Radio Scotland
Series about scientific specialists
Archie Fisher celebrates the songs of Scotland's most famous bard, Robert Burns.
Another chance to hear Bethan Elfyn talk to James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers
BBC Radio Wales
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
John Betjeman visits various churches in the Diocese of Norwich. (1974)
The Hole in the Wall Gang delivering their hilarious verdict on life in Northern Ireland
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Sporting quiz show, with regular captains leading teams of celebrities
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
Music from the golden years of entertainment - from the arrival of radio to the late 50s
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
Food programme exploring specialities from around Britain.
As Liverpool's Everyman Theatre prepares to reopen, hear from those who worked there.
Devon brings you soul music from 1960s Motown right through to the artists of today.
BBC Radio Derby
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Diverse members of Northern Ireland's multicultural community discuss their daily lives.
Matthew MacIver examines the impact of the Great War on the Highlands and Islands
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Program de cheol an t-sluaigh. Folk music programme
Stevie Wonder biography.
Your weekly wrap-up.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Pop-up book adventures with the Abadas, Hari the hippo, Ela the fox and Seren the bat.
Pop-up book adventures with the curious Abadas
The latest news from ABC in America
BBC News Channel
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Dick and Dom learn about the geniuses who have shaped our world.
The story of abstract art in Britain through the words of some of its leading lights.
Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess
Rigsy brings you great new music from Northern Ireland.
An act of worship and music
Tim Robbins, star of The Shawshank Redemption, leads acting classes in LA's Norco Prison.
Sitcom about an aspiring actor. Starring John Gordon-Sinclair
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Join Adam for great guests and your choice of music on a Sunday afternoon.
BBC Radio Kent
Adam and Vicki with entertainment, music and all the day's news.
BBC Radio Shropshire
Culture, cuisine, the arts and what’s on in North Yorkshire.
BBC Radio York
Adam has the latest news and music from new bands on the Welsh scene.
Portread o Waldo Williams. A portrait of Waldo Williams.
Fresh music, chat and entertainment.
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
Have your say on the West Midlands biggest phone-in.
BBC WM 95.6
David Lomax reports on the story of the Kamchatka crabs brought to the Arctic by Stalin.
Matthew Syed explores the puzzling but powerful phenomenon of home advantage in sport.
Long-running travel programme
Animated adventures of two friends who live on an island in the middle of the big city.
Aesop's best-known fables retold for a young audience.
A look at business across the continent.
BBC World News
Hugh Levinson asks whether science and technology can end under-development in Africa
Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
Noted war correspondents return to the WWII battlefields from where they had reported.