Ian McMillan goes in search of one of Britain's strangest linguistic features.
BBC Radio 4
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
Lord Nelson's passionate affair with vulgar Emma Hamilton sparks family conflict.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Zareer Masani on the new love for, and controversy over, Western classical music in India.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
The archbishop of Canterbury is the preacher at a service celebrating Ascension Day.
Greg Proops looks back at the life of Bob Hope, whose career spanned the 20th century.
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens.
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
Patients and doctors in a Lake District village fight to save their GP surgery.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
The stories of three women in a touching exploration of what it means to be childless.
Readings based on the autobiography and journals of Kathleen Scott, widow of Captain Scott
A story of remarkable bravery from the Rwandan genocide of twenty years ago.
Books worth reading.
Jane Garvey's world of knitting - full of rebels, musicians, jailbirds and reality TV.
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
Andrew Dilnot investigates the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
A Kist o Wurds is Radio Ulster's weekly Ulster-Scots magazine show.
BBC Radio Ulster
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
Helena Kennedy talks to eminent lawyers and judges who stand out from the legal crowd.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Series about scientific specialists
Courtney Pine explores John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, fifty years after its release.
A pre-gig show before Manic Street Preachers perform The Holy Bible at Cardiff Castle.
BBC Radio Wales
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Composer Emily Levy on a poignant legacy - the mix-tapes made by her late brother Gus.
Baroness Helena Kennedy designs a Magna Carta for the 21st century.
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
A tapestry of stories about the place of the sewing needle in our lives.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Programme following portrait artist Fiona Graham-Mackay as she paints poet Andrew Motion.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
Special guests join Anne Marie McAleese for a few fun holes of golf and a chat
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
The stories of British Ukrainians, whose family histories mirror that of their homeland.
Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
Jackie Hartwell continues her criminal investigations in the West Midlands.
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
As Liverpool's Everyman Theatre prepares to reopen, hear from those who worked there.
Devon brings you soul music from 1960s Motown right through to the artists of today.
BBC Local Radio
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Battle of Britain fighter pilots recall the summer of 1940. Presented by Misha Glenny.
David Almond argues that more European children's books should be translated into English.
Program de cheol an t-sluaigh. Folk music programme
BBC Radio Nan Gàidheal
Your weekly wrap-up.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
On the 80th birthday of Alcoholics Anonymous, AL Kennedy tells its story and how it works.
Short stories on the theme of age and ageing.
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird
Anything could happen!
Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.
Rigsy brings you great new music from Northern Ireland.
An act of worship and music
Tim Robbins, star of The Shawshank Redemption, leads acting classes in LA's Norco Prison.
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Join Adam for great guests and your choice of music on a Sunday afternoon.
BBC Radio Kent
Adam and Vicki with entertainment, music and all the day's news.
BBC Radio Shropshire
Join Adam Powell on BBC Radio Cumbria.
BBC Radio Cumbria
Culture, cuisine, the arts and what’s on in North Yorkshire.
BBC Radio York
Walton brings friendly chat, interviews on the arts and science, and the Welsh music scene
Fresh music, chat and entertainment.
BBC Radio 1
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
Join Adrian Goldberg on BBC WM 95.6.
BBC WM 95.6
David Lomax reports on the story of the Kamchatka crabs brought to the Arctic by Stalin.
Matthew Syed explores the puzzling but powerful phenomenon of home advantage in sport.
Fluffy McTuffy wants to rule the world and the only one who can stop her is Super Numtum!
Aesop's best-known fables retold for a young audience.
Lesley Curwen investigates the ways councils negotiate affordable housing with developers.
Lyse Doucet visits Kabul to hear about the lives of Afghan women as the troops depart.
A former British commander in Afghanistan examines what has been achieved by the campaign.
Hugh Levinson asks whether science and technology can end under-development in Africa
Bola Masuro follows four African students as they begin courses at British universities.
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Music and chat with Janice Long, Mondays to Thursdays, and Alex Lester, Fridays to Sundays
BBC Radio 2
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
Linda Colley reflects on the future wider repercussions of the Scottish referendum result.