To mark the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, a behind-the-scenes look at their 2012 reunion. (R)
A look at how having acne impacts on thousands of young people in the UK. (R)
Gyles Brandreth explores the creative connections between five Victorian authors.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
In November 1975, an incredible mutiny took place aboard a Soviet warship in the Baltic.
BBC World Service Online
1/2 Documentary exploring the science behind the most popular beauty and cosmetic treatments. (R)
Paulo Cabral reports from Sao Paolo on the rise of if Evangelical Christianity in Brazil.
10/11 Stuart Grundy continues the story of the incomparable Motown label.
BBC Radio 6 Music
In December 1984 thousands of people in the Indian city were killed by a chemical leak.
1/3 Linguist Mark Turin goes in search of Nepal's endangered languages.
BBC Radio 4
2/35 Neil Oliver finds out why the Isle of Man is home to the world's largest water wheel. (R)
1/5 Business students from the UK and Mexico compare notes.
Golwg ar fyd y seiri rhyddion yng Nghymru.
BBC Radio Cymru
6/12 How the rural landscape came to be seen as a place of healing for First World War veterans
1/10 Max and Jade have some news that will shock the whole school. (R)
BBC One except South
Cerys Matthews visits Alabama to uncover a sacred choral tradition.
3/6 Simon Singh and Dave Gorman join Brian and Robin to discuss Bletchley Park.
1/2 Sreath air eachdraidh fìon. Documentary about the history of wine. (R)
6/20 Michael Portillo learns about the temperance movement in Preston and visits Blackpool. (R)
Celebrating the warmth, wit and grit of the Scots language from 'fankle' to 'stramash'.
BBC One Scotland
5/13 Steve Backshall reveals the secret to the existence of the world's largest inland delta. (R)
Welcome to the world of Miss BBW, a thriving competition in the US now heading to Britain. (R)
John Simpson returns to Kurdistan, 25 years after a devastating chemical weapons attack.
3/5 Samantha waits to go in for her caesarean and a first-time mum is tested for diabetes. (R)
In Masterpieces week, Scott Mills takes a fun look at some disastrous follow-up albums!
BBC Radio 1 N. Ireland
BBC Radio 1 Scotland
BBC Radio 1 Wales
5/18 The history behind landmark monuments commemorating key land struggle events on Lewis.
David Attenborough recounts his personal experiences with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. (R)
1/3 Claridge's housekeeping staff prepare the hotel's entire third floor for foreign royalty.
Brian Cox learns the origins and history of modern-day opium addiction.
BBC Two England
BBC Radio 1
Brian Mullen discovers the history, relevance and meaning of iconic Ulster songs.
BBC Two Northern Ireland
2/4 Moira Stuart on the lives and careers of male jazz artists, continuing with Chet Baker.
BBC Radio 2
Angus Peter Campbell discusses his life and work in a frank interview with Colin MacInnes. (R)
2/4 Eilish's IVF treatment results in the birth of twins.
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only
Marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Basque refugees fleeing Spain's Civil War.
BBC One Wales
10/14 The audience asks Ray Davies questions about two of the Kinks' albums.
A minute-by-minute forensic analysis of the devastation wreaked by superstorm Sandy. (R)
BBC Two Scotland
1/3 Marc Almond delivers a personal exploration of the life and works of Jacques Brel.
2/3 Richard discovers how the Cape vulture has inspired a flying submarine. (R)
BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Wales
11/11 Stuart Grundy concludes his look back at the incomparable record label.
Tuesday 4 December 2012