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.
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
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.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
A traditional Christimas Eve service of readings and carols from King's College, Cambridge
BBC World Service
Writer and psychogeographer Iain Sinclair goes in search of WG Sebald.
A story of remarkable bravery from the Rwandan genocide of twenty years ago.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
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
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.
Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Series about scientific specialists
Recorded in the 1990s, a panel of comedians recall exciting years that were yet to come
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
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 weekly reflection on a topical issue
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?
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?
Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
Music from the golden years of entertainment - from the arrival of radio to the late 50s
BBC Radio Wales
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.
Devon brings you soul music from 1960s Motown right through to the artists of today.
BBC Radio Derby
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.
Five views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists, the Pitt Rivers Museum
Matthew MacIver examines the impact of the Great War on the Highlands and Islands
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird
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
Host Simon Mayo pits the comic generations against each other
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
Culture, cuisine, the arts and what’s on in North Yorkshire.
BBC Radio York
Adam has the latest news and music from new bands on the Welsh scene.
Fresh music, chat and entertainment.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
Have your say on the West Midlands biggest phone-in.
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.
Aesop's best-known fables retold for a young audience.
Hugh Levinson asks whether science and technology can end under-development in Africa
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
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.
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
Afternoon broadcast, featuring music programmes and concerts
BBC Radio 3
Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers
Allison Ferns ... weekdays from 1200 on BBC Sussex ... be part of it!
How has the world has changed for women? Inspiring women in their 70s and 80s look back
Richard Dawkins decodes the discoveries and mysteries of the human genome sequence
Pop music and chat for children.
Ewen MacKinnon talks to Gilleasbuig MacDonald about his life
Naidheachdan ionadail is naiseanta. Local and national news
Naidheachdan ionadail, naiseanta is eadar-naiseanta. National and international news
Music and celebrities with a South Asian flavour - with Ajmal Hussain.
BBC Radio Stoke
Join AL Kennedy for something uniquely intimate and comforting that begins in childhood.
The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s
Alan Clifford's look at life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always good and never bad.
BBC Radio Nottingham
Alan Thompson presents classic songs and explores the stories behind them with guests.
Alan Simpson journeys around the north coast of Northern Ireland.
Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.
Mark Rickards meets the author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho.
The Anglesey-born presenter in musical conversation with a special guest, Sundays at 2 PM.
A mix of lifestyle, showbiz, consumer and food and drink features, with great guests.
Join Alex Dyke on BBC Solent.
BBC Radio Solent
Weekday morning music and entertainment with Alex Lester
BBC Radio 2
Join Alfie Joey and Charlie Charlton for the brightest start to your day.
Ali presents BBC Tees Breakfast every weekday morning between 6am and 9am.
Join Ali Jones on BBC Oxford.
BBC Radio Oxford
Andrew Collins tells the story of Alan Smithee, prolific film director who never existed.