2/3 Marc Almond looks at the darker side of French singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.
BBC Radio 6 Music
11/12 Using archive to discover the unwritten rules that have governed how we drink in Britain. (R)
1/3 Claridge's housekeeping staff prepare the hotel's entire third floor for foreign royalty. (R)
BBC Two England only
BBC Two Northern Ireland only
11/11 Darryl Grimason joins a volunteer dive in the waters of Dundrum Bay. (R)
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only
4/4 Julia visits Telford's mighty aqueduct that stretches across the Vale of Llangollen. (R)
Travel inside the bodies of young Britons on a personal quest to transform their bodies. (R)
5/10 A look at the advances in technology during the 1960s, from washing machines to computers. (R)
2/3 Neil Oliver visits Russia, Turkey and Ireland to trace a vast trading empire. (R)
BBC One except Wales
2/4 Waldemar Januszczak looks at the art produced by the Huns, Vandals and Goths. (R)
John Simpson returns to Halabja, the site of a chemical weapons attack in 1988.
BBC World Service
Documentary following the rapid expansion of two family-run pound shop chains. (R)
Jimmie MacGregor revisits his journey along the West Highland Way.
BBC Radio Scotland
1/6 Kris Kristofferson presents the story of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
3/5 Children's documentary series about how polar bears, caribou and wild dogs grow up. (R)
An audio diary from Londoner Amy and her family as they journey back to their Jewish roots
BBC Radio 4
3/5 Green politicians from the UK and Mexico compare notes.
Edi Stark explores the thrills of roller derby - the world's fastest-growing female sport.
7/12 How gardens became more than just lawns and borders.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
3/10 Everyone supports Tyler as he heads off for the toughest audition of his life. (R)
1/2 Sreath air eachdraidh fìon. Documentary about the history of wine. (R)
8/20 Michael takes a Lake Windermere steamboat tour and visits Wordsworth's home town. (R)
Archaeologist Cheryl Ward sets out in search of the mythical land of Punt. (R)
3/3 Dallas Campbell examines what it takes to keep seven billion humans alive.
34/35 Afghan girls living as boys to enable them to have the same freedom as boys.
1/3 Simon Sebag Montefiore investigates how the Romans worshipped and sacrificed to the gods.
Documentary using cycle helmet camera footage to give an insight into Britain's roads.
5/6 Little-known and unusual stories from Scotland's history. (R)
Another chance to hear a celebration of Little Richard's 80th birthday.
BBC Radio 2
8/8 Film looking at Chinese education through the lives of a tutor, a student and a jobseeker.
1/3 Documentary series charting the lives of those with ongoing and chronic mental illness.
BBC One Wales only
3/3 Marc Almond looks at how Brel sensationally quit singing at the height of his career.
Michael Portillo makes a spectacular ascent by train to Europe's highest station. (R)
BBC Two England, Wales only
Brian Cox learns the origins and history of modern-day opium addiction. (R)
BBC Two Scotland only
2/3 Richard discovers how the Cape vulture has inspired a flying submarine. (R)
3/3 Ian Hislop takes a look at the ups and downs of the stiff upper lip since World War I. (R)
BBC One except Scotland
1/3 Simon Sebag Montefiore investigates how the Romans worshipped and sacrificed to the gods. (R)
2/6 Kris Kristofferson presents the story of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
Thursday 6 December 2012