Clemency Burton-Hill reveals the story of the black British swing musicians of the 1930s. (R)
BBC Two Scotland
Current artists recreate the session that resulted in the Beatles album Please Please Me. (R)
2/3 How music came under state control in the 1930s and serialism took over after the war. (R)
The new generation of Romanian film makers.
BBC World Service Online
3/15 An oil on canvas piece entitled 'National Anthem' goes before the hanging committee. (R)
BBC Two except Scotland
Libby Purves meets poet and playwright Owen Sheers and musical star Michael Ball.
BBC Radio 4
News, views, issues, culture and sport from across the north west.
BBC Radio Foyle
Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by actor, director and producer Danny DeVito. (R)
Does advertising junk food make kids fat? Plus, James Purnell returns to the BBC.
Looking back over thirty years of broadcasting in the isles.
BBC Radio Scotland BBC Radio Shetland
Rhaglen yn cynnwys darnau o'r archif gyda John Hardy. (R)
BBC Radio Cymru
Kim Lenaghan covers film, television, music, books and the visual arts.
BBC Radio Ulster
Nicola Heywood Thomas talks to Ann Sholem of National Dance Company Wales.
BBC Radio Wales
Birds of a Feather stars Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are in the studio.
A Chorus Line; new film Song for Marion reviewed; footballer Walter Tull's life on stage.
7/12 A trip to Pennsylvania, finding out more about the Scots-Irish settlers of the 1700s. (R)
We hear from the winners of the 2012 International Playwriting Competition.
Rana Mitter talks to futurist Ray Kurzweil.
BBC Radio 3
Mark Kermode's antidote to the Oscars with Sam Mendes, Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander.
7/15 A discussion of all things Oscar, plus reviews of Cloud Atlas and To the Wonder.
BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Wales, Wales HD
1/3 Waldemar Januszczak explores St Peter's in Rome, and details the birth of Baroque. (R)
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only
How mankind's struggle with winter has been reflected in western art throughout the ages. (R)
Thursday 21 February 2013