1/3 Richard Miles explores how archaeology began by trying to prove a biblical truth. (R)
Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Richard Bacon MP about his book Conundrum.
Michael Waterhouse discusses his book on Sir Edward Grey, Edwardian Requiem.
5/5 Do we keep cats, or do they keep us? The myths and the mysteries of felis catus explored. (R)
BBC Radio 4
3/5 Lloyd Bradley charts the arrival of Afro-rock, a genuine London sound with African roots.
BBC Radio 4 FM
3/3 Paul Farley follows the path of a heart valve from its Milan manufacturers to a UK patient
News, views, issues, culture and sport from across the north west.
BBC Radio Foyle
Janice Forsyth is in Edinburgh with Eilish O'Connell from Mrs Brown's Boys and Bo Burnham.
BBC Radio Scotland
14/15 How does Jo Nesbo's Norwegian detective reflect changes in Scandinavian society?
BBC Radio 4 Extra
3/5 Novelist Kate Mosse talks about the five books that have been pivotal in her life.
Steve Hewlett talks to Nick Pollard about the appointment of James Harding to BBC News.
Mark D'Arcy talks to Jesse Norman about his book on the political philosopher Edmund Burke
Kate Crockett a'i gwesteion yn adolygu llyfrau'r haf. (R)
BBC Radio Cymru
Kim Lenaghan presents cultural banter, with a session from Belfast troubadour Foy Vance.
BBC Radio Ulster
Nicola Heywood Thomas learns about opera at Edinburgh, Shakespeare and the Polestar Club.
BBC Radio Wales
7/13 Robert Webb reveals his favourite bits from the hit movies of recent times - the mistakes. (R)
The announcement of the winner of the One Show Art competition; Ronnie Wood is head judge.
Peter Doig, crime writer Chris Brookmyre, Under the Dome, Riz Ahmed on Street Fighter II.
5/6 Eilidh MacLeod explores the breadth and richness of the Gaelic language. (R)
1/4 David Baddiel presents the best of the series which mixes new ideas and personal stories.
Jad Adams thinks we are dealing with homelessness less well than in the 1930s.
How a prime minister's art collection is returning to its original home in Norfolk.
4/4 Celebrated author Philip Pullman talks of the importance of his upbringing in North Wales. (R)
BBC Two Wales
Art critic Alastair Sooke heads to the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Edinburgh.
BBC Two except Wales
1/3 Discover plans for a glass transport loop around Victorian London and a 1950s glass city. (R)
Documentary about 'punk poet', comedian and recording artist John Cooper Clarke. (R)
Mark D'Arcy in discussion with David Goodhart about his new book 'The British Dream'.
3/5 Lloyd Bradley charts the arrival of Afro-rock, a genuine London sound with African roots. (R)
How a prime minister's art collection is returning to its original home in Norfolk. (R)
Mark D'Arcy talks to Lord Adonis about his book on the 2010 coalition negotiations.
Thursday 15 August 2013