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
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.
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.
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
With dungeons and ghosts, Rory McGrath explores the first gothic castle in English fiction
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Billy Kay celebrates Scottish literature and its importance to national identity.
BBC Radio Scotland
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
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.
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.
The Hole in the Wall Gang delivering their hilarious verdict on life in Northern Ireland
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.
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 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.
Program de cheol an t-sluaigh. Folk music programme
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Your weekly wrap-up.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
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.
BBC Radio Wales
Fresh music, chat and entertainment.
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
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.
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.
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
Engaging news, sport and conversation
BBC Radio 5 live
Afternoon broadcast, featuring music programmes and concerts
BBC Radio 3
Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers
Stories by unpublished writers
Featuring the stars... national and local, touring Bristol and Somerset.
BBC Radio Bristol
Spend your afternoon in the company of Allison with great music and good conversation.
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
Matthew Taylor presents a different kind of discussion programme.
Pop music and chat for children.
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
AL Kennedy explores something uniquely intimate and comforting that begins in childhood.
Alan Clifford's look at life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always good and never bad.
BBC Radio Nottingham
Screenwriter Alan Plater's tongue-in-cheek memories of the projects that were never made.
Alan Thompson presents classic songs and explores the stories behind them with guests.
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