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  1. From Inside: The Guildford Four

    Martin McNamara presents Paul Hill's letters from jail, read by Jonjo O'Neill.

    First broadcast: 04 Oct 2014

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  2. Joan Littlewood and the People's Theatre

    Sir Richard Eyre pays tribute to maverick left-wing theatre director Joan Littlewood.

    First broadcast: 27 Sep 2014

  3. Four Women Poets Today

    Poets Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland update a 1992 debate.

    First broadcast: 20 Sep 2014

  4. Media and the Middle East

    Why does the Arab-Israeli conflict attract so much media attention? With John Lloyd.

    First broadcast: 13 Sep 2014

  5. No More Heroes

    Angie Hobbs examines the changing nature of the hero, from the Iliad to the present day.

    First broadcast: 06 Sep 2014

  6. The Eccentric Entrepreneur

    Dominic Sandbrook on the magnate whose non-BBC radio station gripped Britain in the 1930s.

    First broadcast: 30 Aug 2014

  7. Vietnam and the Presidents

    David Taylor looks at the Vietnam War through the eyes of three presidents.

    First broadcast: 23 Aug 2014

  8. You Are Feeling Sleepy

    The extraordinary history and science of the use of hypnosis in medicine.

    First broadcast: 16 Aug 2014

  9. In the Dark Tower - Louis MacNeice at the BBC

    Poet Paul Muldoon recalls a fellow Belfast wordsmith who innovated radio production.

    First broadcast: 09 Aug 2014

  10. Wars, Lies and Audiotape

    Historian DD Guttenplan explores what happened in the Gulf of Tonkin on 4 August 1964.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2014

  11. The British on Top of the World

    Climber Stephen Venables recalls Sir Chris Bonington's 1975 expedition to Everest.

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2014

  12. How Britain Went to War

    Peter Hennessy examines Britain's secret war planning and preparations before August 1914.

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2014

  13. Broadcasting Freedom

    Bonnie Greer explores how black broadcasters put radio at the heart of the race debate.

    First broadcast: 26 Jul 2014

  14. Boy, Oh Boy, He's Going Down

    Sean Street examines those moments where Radio forgets itself.

    First broadcast: 19 Jul 2014

  15. The Anniversary Anniversary

    Dominic Sandbrook ponders the compelling appeal of anniversaries.

    First broadcast: 12 Jul 2014

  16. The Stranger in the Mirror

    Does the history of our ideas about autism tell us more about ourselves than about autism?

    First broadcast: 28 Jun 2014

  17. A History of the N-Word

    Ellah Allfrey looks at the evolution of the N-word.

    First broadcast: 21 Jun 2014

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  18. No Destination

    Satish Kumar walked 8,000-miles for world peace. Join him as he relives this journey.

    First broadcast: 14 Jun 2014

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  19. Imagining the Audience

    In the days before audience research, who did the early BBC think it was talking to?

    First broadcast: 07 Jun 2014

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  20. Sentimental Journey

    Gyles Brandreth surveys the history of sentimentality, wondering whether to sneer or cheer

    First broadcast: 31 May 2014

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  21. The Benjamin Broadcasts

    Michael Rosen discovers Walter Benjamin's radio works for children. Read by Henry Goodman.

    First broadcast: 24 May 2014

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  22. Rebel Rebel

    Jonathan Agnew looks back at the rebel cricket tours to South Africa between 1981-1990.

    First broadcast: 17 May 2014

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  23. Pulped Fiction

    What makes a literary reputation last? Who's 'in' and who's on the way 'out'?

    First broadcast: 10 May 2014

  24. Ray Gosling: Sum Total

    The complex life and career of maverick broadcaster Ray Gosling, who died in 2013.

    First broadcast: 03 May 2014

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  25. I'm in Charge

    Bruce Forsyth and Paul Jackson on the London Palladium, which opened on Boxing Day 1910.

    First broadcast: 03 May 2014

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  26. The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

    In 1954, at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam, French soldiers lost both a battle and an empire.

    First broadcast: 26 Apr 2014

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  27. Atlantic Crossing

    As air traffic control moves to text messaging Christine Finn toasts the voice in the dark

    First broadcast: 19 Apr 2014

  28. Dark Horse: An Alec Guinness Archive

    Alistair McGowan investigates the famously private man, on 100th anniversary of his birth.

    First broadcast: 12 Apr 2014

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  29. Listen without Mother

    Fi Glover peels the labels off motherhood, from sacred mother to slummy mummy.

    First broadcast: 05 Apr 2014

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  30. Portraying Real Lives

    Maxine Peake explores the challenges of playing factual characters.

    First broadcast: 29 Mar 2014

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