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.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Jeremy Summerly traces the origins and traditions of the Christmas carol in Britain
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens.
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
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.
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.
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.
David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories
BBC Radio 4 Extra
A portrait of Martinique's most famous son, poet and politician Aime Cesaire.
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?
Join us for the mystery of John 'Babbacombe' Lee. Did he murder his Torquay employer?
BBC Radio Devon
The vampire genre in all its dark glory
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 spins Latin America soul with special guest, world music dj maestro Martin Morales.
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.
Comedy by Martin Davies about a football crazy priest
Marie-Louise Muir and Mark Patterson relive highlights of Derry-Londonderry 2013.
Traditional Gaelic music and song.
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
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.
Adam and Vicki with entertainment, music and all the day's news.
BBC Radio Shropshire
Adam brings you the essential news, travel, weather and sport to start the day.
BBC Radio York
Adam has the latest news and music from new bands on the Welsh scene.
Fresh music, gossip 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.
A unique chance to hear material from the archives of Adrian Stewart.
BBC Radio Scotland
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 1300 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.
Local, national and international news in Gaelic.
Local, national and international news.
Music and celebrities with a South Asian flavour - with Ajmal Hussain.
BBC Radio Stoke
Alan Clifford's look at life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always good and never bad.
BBC Radio Nottingham
Alan Simpson hosts the afternoon show packed with top music, entertainment and lively chat
Alan Thompson presents classic tracks and live sessions from new and established artists.
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
When a person sees their life going the other way on the back of a lorry, what do they do?
Duncan Macmillan's drama, based on Alexander Pushkin's famous poem.
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.
The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th century legends - in a Miami gym in 1964.
Andrew Collins tells the story of Alan Smithee, prolific film director who never existed.
Short stories by Alice Munro, set in the small towns and domestic surroundings of Canada
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Comedy sketch show written and performed by Alice Lowe
Alison Steadman on why so many birds in Britain are aliens from elsewhere
Alina Jenkins is up with the larks for the early programme and a gentle wake up call.
Join Alison Butterworth on BBC Radio Lancashire.
BBC Radio Lancashire
A look back at the 20th century through the eyes of broadcaster Alistair Cooke.