A traditional Christimas Eve service of readings and carols from King's College, Cambridge
BBC World Service
The poet Lavinia Greenlaw revels in Ezra Pound's manifesto, A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste.
BBC Radio 4
Children's author Anne Fine examines the enduring appeal of the stories of Enid Blyton.
A drama by Audrey Gillan exploring the links between football and domestic abuse.
BBC Radio Scotland
From the novel by Booker Prize winner Bernice Rubens. With Sheila Reid and Kenneth Cranham
BBC Radio 7
Three daring short stories by Nadine Gordimer, set in apartheid South Africa
Four soldiers hide out in rural France in August 1914. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill
Paul Farley explores the American poet Elizabeth Bishop's extraordinary years in Brazil.
Nicky Taylor delves into the murky world of extra marital affairs.
The tale of farmer Ken Wild's 18th-century farmhouse, marooned in the middle of the M62.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC correspondent Roland Buerk investigates Japan's growing "rent a friend" service sector
Alaska: The Helmericks endured Artic winters, but now Jim and Teena face a greater threat.
Julian Clary pays tribute to the wit and ingenuity of comedy musical acts.
Marcus Brigstocke assesses the performances of our elected representatives.
Simon Singh investigates the history of the most special numbers in maths
The marital problems of two couples unravel on a golf course in Alan Ayckbourn's play.
Stephen Evans reports on a memorial garden for the British people who died on 9/11.
Robert McLernon tells the story of the Ulster Group Theatre.
Short stories by James Hopkin, inspired by his travels in Georgia in autumn 2008
Writer and psychogeographer Iain Sinclair goes in search of WG Sebald.
Chris Bowlby reports on Hollywood's long search for anti-Nazi heroes.
A Christmas visit to their Uncle proves to be a haunting experience for two children
Karen Dunbar explores 100 years of girl guiding in Scotland.
A story of remarkable bravery from the Rwandan genocide of twenty years ago.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
Anne McElvoy analyses what makes a good school.
The story of Roget's Thesaurus, the retirement project of an eminent Victorian.
Novelist Louise Welsh explores the dark shadows that lie at the heart of Gothic fiction.
A special concert recorded at The Grand Theatre in Clitheroe for Children in Need 2009.
BBC Radio Lancashire
Jo, diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29, walked the Great Wall of China for charity.
Jane Garvey's world of knitting - full of rebels, musicians, jailbirds and reality TV.
Brett Westwood presents a guide to Britain's coastal birds
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
An entertaining guide to birds found in the garden
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
Brett Westwood presents a series of guides to identifying freshwater birds
Brett Westwood presents a series to help listeners identify different species
Rory McGrath explores the first gothic castle in English fiction.
Andrew Dilnot investigates the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Omninus edition of Prof Amanda Vickery's series revealing the hidden history of home
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
We examine the 10 items that tell the story of Guernsey's unique place in the world.
BBC Radio Guernsey
Special programme featuring historical items.
BBC Radio Suffolk
Objects that helped define Lincolnshire's history.
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
A series by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, exploring world history
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.
Food-themed history programme
150 years after the first shot was fired, how poetry reflected the American Civil War.
Susan Marling looks at work architects are doing to enhance healthcare buildings.
Marcia Warren stars in a tale of a woman who notes signs of life in a derelict house
Series featuring house histories and tips on turning property detective
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
A service celebrating Ascension Day from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.
David Quantick takes listeners through 100 years of jazz, with The Jazz Repertory Company.
BBC Radio 2
Jason Manford celebrates the life of entertainer Jimmy Jewel.
John Warnett talks to the people in Kent making Christmas special.
BBC Radio Kent
Rowan Pelling investigates the magic of the kiss in all its delightful glory.
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.
Paul Richardson goes on a culinary tour of Spain, giving his verdict on the local delights
Two-part documentary in which Nicholas Parsons meets cruise ship entertainers
Helena Kennedy talks to eminent lawyers and judges who stand out from the legal crowd.
Stephen Walker remembers Sean Lester, the last secretary general of the League of Nations.
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.
Poet Kenneth Steven, bullied as a child, writes a letter to his teenage self.
An exploration of the history,controversies and anomalies surrounding the Paralympic games
Ricky Ross hears personal stories from offenders who have left behind lives of crime.
Clare English speaks to people diagnosed with a form of autism in adulthood.
Neil Innes tells the story of Peter Handford, Britain's greatest sound recordist.
Clare English talks to people who have placed their futures on hold
Clare English hears from people with learning disabilities.
Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.
Dramatisation of Irene Nemirovsky's biography with Andrew Scott.
Series about scientific specialists
Five darkly comic tales by the master of the bizarre: Roald Dahl. Starring Charles Dance.