Matthew Bannister celebrates a decade of Last Word and the purpose and panache of the obit
Journalist Lynne Truss prepares to cringe as she investigates embarrassment.
David Bowie's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.
Michael Symmons Roberts examines the book behind one of our most influential ideas: Utopia
Paul Bailey takes a journey through the BBC sound archive in celebration of London.
Does the history of our ideas about autism reveal more about ourselves than about autism?
Professor Andrew Hussey asks why we should let the toad of work squat on our lives.
Jay Rayner, self confessed greedy pig, gets serious about porkers.
In this centenary celebration, Kurt Elling reflects on the life and work of Frank Sinatra.
Richard Hollingham uncovers the forgotten history of Britons in space.
Ritula Shah explores Britain's first Race Relations Act, fifty years on.
Alan Dein tells the story of ten years of Radio 4's observational documentary series.
Simon Farquhar examines how Man Alive reflected changing TV and social values in the 1960s
Fifty years after abolition, John Tusa reviews the history of the death penalty debate.
Travelling back to the world of 21 January 1981, when the first DeLorean car was produced.
Steve Hewlett explores the troubled past behind today's debates on the future of the BBC.
Christopher Bigsby traces the life and work of Arthur Miller, mostly in Miller's own words
Acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop remembers her mentor, the great Leonard Bernstein.
The story of John Lennon's extraordinary life and career is told in his own words.
How 10,000 unaccompanied children, mostly Jewish, escaped from Nazi Europe to Britain.
Lauren Laverne talks about the origins and effects of the current trend of selfies.
Programme following a year in the life of Rory Stewart - an MP with an unusual profile.
What happens when a major past crisis slips from public memory? With David Aaronovitch.
Harry Shearer lives in New Orleans. He looks back at the last ten years in the city.
Susan Marling celebrates Richard Attenborough's legacy a year on from his death.
50 years after the Beatles played Shea Stadium, Kate Mossman plots a history of Arena rock
What impact have western media representations had on our view of Japan and its people?
The history of the NHS told through one hospital - the QEII in Welwyn Garden City.
Lucy Powell offers a quiet celebration of the rich and various virtues of silence.
Adam Fowler tracks down the survivors of the 1957 Trans-Antarctic Expedition.