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.
Did a concert by U2 and Ash save the Good Friday Agreement?
BBC Radio Ulster
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
1960s post-apocalyptic alternate history, read by Nigel Lindsay.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
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.
The Martha Graham Dance Company's US State Department tour of Southeast Asia, 1974.
Patients and doctors in a Lake District village fight to save their GP surgery.
Jonathan Rigby celebrates the life and career of Valentine Dyall, horror's Man in Black.
Sue MacGregor tells the story of the battle over a perfect T-Rex skeleton.
Mary Robinson examines Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
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
Children's author Anne Fine examines the enduring appeal of the stories of Enid Blyton.
Drama about child psychologist taking the case of a boy who firebombed a neighbour's home.
BBC Radio Scotland
Julia Sutherland introduces stand-up comedy and conversation about illness and mortality.
Julian Clary pays tribute to the wit and ingenuity of comedy musical acts.
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.
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.
Navid Akhtar examines the career of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman.
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.
Opera singer Andrea Baker explores the impact of Frederick Douglass's time in Scotland.
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.
The Hole in the Wall Gang delivering their hilarious verdict on life in Northern Ireland
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Programme following portrait artist Fiona Graham-Mackay as she paints poet Andrew Motion.
Vivien Goldman and a cast of punk royalty ask if London or New York can lay claim to punk.
BBC Radio 6 Music
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?
Joe Farrell lays out the story of the fork. From December 2000.
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 Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
eden ahbez is known for just one song, but it was a song that became world famous.
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.
Tony Robinson tells the story of Thor Heyerdahl’s epic raft journey across the Pacific.
Devon brings you soul music from 1960s Motown right through to the artists of today.
BBC Local Radio
Comedy trio Peepolykus stumble into the plots of great works of fiction
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.
Dominic Dromgoole goes in search of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse, Blackfriars Theatre.
Robert Orchard traces the Welsh roots of those who brought down Margaret Thatcher.
BBC Radio Wales
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
Tony and Beatrix Porter's restoration of a Devon hotel to its former Art Deco glory.
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Alexandra Harris takes four walks that inspired Woolf and that tell her story
A tale of a man's relationship with an ancient landscape. Read by Robert Powell.
Battle of Britain fighter pilots recall the summer of 1940. Presented by Misha Glenny.
US satirist Joe Queenan presents a series on people with highly unusual occupations
David Almond argues that more European children's books should be translated into English.
Mòrag Dhòmhnallach le deagh mheasgachadh de dh'òrain traidiseanta
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
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BBC Radio 1Xtra
On the 80th birthday of Alcoholics Anonymous, AL Kennedy tells its story and how it works.
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird
Members of the cast of popular TV sketch show Absolutely reunite for a radio series
Anything could happen!
Femi Martin finds fulfilment as a writer and performer as a result of a chronic illness.
Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.
Rigsy & Stuart Bailie bring 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
'I'm the best at pretending' - a reclusive Hollywood star tells all. From April 2006.