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.
Actor Matthew Rhys reads Dylan Thomas's magical tale.
BBC Radio Wales
The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens.
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
Arthur Marshall plays the ever-efficient Nurse Dugdale, battling against hospital chaos.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
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.
The annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge
BBC Radio 3
A traditional Christimas Eve service of readings and carols from King's College, Cambridge
BBC World Service
Julia Sutherland presents stand-up comedy and music poking fun at the festive season.
BBC Radio Scotland
Writer and psychogeographer Iain Sinclair goes in search of WG Sebald.
A story of remarkable bravery from the Rwandan genocide of twenty years ago.
Programme inviting guests to discuss 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
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
Billy Kay celebrates Scottish literature and its importance to national identity.
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.
Sarah Brett hears remarkable stories from people talking about isolation and loneliness.
BBC Radio 5 live
Clare English hears from people with learning disabilities.
Series about scientific specialists
Recorded in 1993, a comedic 'look back' at the decade that was yet to happen
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.
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
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?
Two short stories about Scottish shepherd George Donald and his sheep in 1920s London
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
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.
The story of Owen Davis, who fought alongside a local police force in Afghanistan.
Program de cheol an t-sluaigh. Folk music programme
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Your weekly wrap-up.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Scott Mills takes you back to the Brighton Dome in 1974 when ABBA brought us Waterloo.
BBC Radio 2
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Anything could happen!
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
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 Dowling on BBC Radio Kent.
BBC Radio Kent
Join Adam for great guests and your choice of music on a Sunday afternoon.
Adam and Vicki with entertainment, music and all the day's news.
BBC Radio Shropshire
Join Adam Tomlinson on BBC Radio York.
BBC Radio York
Culture, cuisine, the arts and what’s on in North Yorkshire.
Adam has the latest news and music from new bands on the Welsh scene.
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.
Join Ady Dayman on BBC Radio Leicester.
BBC Radio Leicester
Aesop's best-known fables retold for a young audience.
Lyse Doucet visits Kabul to hear about the lives of Afghan women as the troops depart.
A former British commander in Afghanistan examines what has been achieved by the campaign.
Hugh Levinson asks whether science and technology can end under-development in Africa
Will it be Toure, Aubameyang, Brahimi, Enyeama or Gervinho?
Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales
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
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.
Linda Colley reflects on the future wider repercussions of the Scottish referendum result.
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
Engaging news, sport and conversation