What's new in the world of pop this week. With Mark Coles.
BBC World Service
Janet NicDhòmhnaill ag innse mu a beatha sa Scarp do dh' Uisdean MacIllinneinn.
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
The life and works of the poetess, introduced by Rev Donald Budge.
How did Liverpool shape the Beatles, and what did they share of the city with the world?
BBC Radio 2
Ken Bruce has a collection of BBC Beatle moments, with 60s archive sessions and interviews
A rare chance to hear the Beatles as BBC audiences would have originally encountered them.
Bill Kenwright presents Beatles songs and interviews recorded at the BBC during the 60s.
The story of the many live session recordings The Beatles made for the BBC.
BBC Radio 6 Music
Alexei Sayle explores the Beatles festive fan club recordings and Christmas concerts.
BBC Radio 4
Cilla Black presents a two-hour programme devoted to cover versions of Beatles hits.
Forty years ago, the Beatles met the Maharishi in Bangor, a life-changing event for some.
BBC Radio Wales
Edith Bowman travels back 50 years to the day The Beatles played Kirkcaldy.
BBC Radio Scotland
Brian Matthew presents a documentary about The Beatles.
A special programme about The Beatles
BBC Radio Suffolk
Hunter Davies hosts a special programme about The Beatles.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Paul Gambaccini tells the story of how the Beatles made Magical Mystery Tour in 1967.
Record producer Chris Thomas looks back on his work on the 1968 release by The Beatles.
Paul Gambaccini explores the legacy of The Beatles
Satirical series presented by Alistair Beaton
BBC Radio 7
A silent film holds the key to an infamous murder trial. Starring Honor Blackman.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
A poor man has three days to sew a cherry silk coat for the Mayor. With Miriam Margolyes.
Richard Collins reveals the links between the worlds of business and Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester restored with its original Christmas music.
Lindsay Duncan reads Linda Lear's biography of the creator of Peter Rabbit
Lindsay Duncan reveals the creator of Peter Rabbit's family history and early years.
Did a concert by U2 and Ash save the Good Friday Agreement?
BBC Radio Ulster
Nat Segnit investigates the untold stories of visionary mavericks
To preserve and improve the Antrim coast road would cost millions, but is now the time?
Dr Tiffany Jenkins explores what neuroscience knows about art.
Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
Lichfield 1707 - two rakes arrive from London in search of a fortune.
Frank Ormsby, Anne Tannahill and Cahal Dallat discuss the poet John Hewitt.
Gêm banel newydd sbon o gampau geiriol. A new comedy game show.
BBC Radio Cymru
The story alternative rock singer, musician and producer Beck.
Great music plus the late lunchers round up events in their part of Greater Manchester.
BBC Radio Manchester
Clare English gets an insight into life as a doctor in contemporary Scotland
Johnnie Walker speaks to the Bee Gees' Robin and Barry Gibb.
Gardening phone-in programme with advice and tips
BBC Three Counties Radio
Sarah O'Connell tells the story behind a mugshot - the life history that led to crime.
Adapted from a tale by the master of short stories, Somerset Maugham
Andrea Rea looks back at life before the Second World War.
BBC Radio Foyle
Comedy. Ian Leslie uncovers the first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers
Grant Gordon explores the rich history of magic on radio.
Mark Lamarr scours his record collection and brings you his beginner's guide to reggae.
Paul Jones presents a series exploring the blues.
John McCarthy sheds light on the experiences of survivors of captivity.
Series talking to the wives of prominent individuals.
An attempt to make sense of the pulses, throbs, ticks and beats measuring out life.
Marc Almond delivers a personal exploration of the life and works of Jacques Brel
Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.
Another chance to hear the story of the record producer, who died in March 2013.
Lauren Laverne profiles three women who have inspired creative genius.
Documentaries and features from the archive.
Join Paul Miller and friends from behind the scenes of Children in Need at TV Centre.
BBC Radio Jersey
Backstage gossip from behind the scenes, live from the BBC's Television Centre.
BBC London 94.9
Join Ted Robbins and Julia George live at BBC Television Centre in London.
Kenneth MacDonald talks to Professor Higgs' friends and colleagues about the Higgs boson.
Radio Scotland reveals just what it takes to keep the roads and railways moving.
The story of Joseph Black, the chemist who described carbon dioxide for the first time.
Brinsley Forde presents an intimate profile of Jamaican star Bob Marley.
Boy George looks back on the most decadent disco in history: Studio 54.
Boy George looks back on Studio 54, arguably the most decadent disco in history.
Russell Fuller presents the stories of six athletes preparing for the Beijing Olympics.
BBC Radio 5 live
The extraordinary story of dance trainer Margaret Morris, told through archive recordings.
Neil Mackay hears stories from fathers about the bonds between them and their children.
30 years after his death, Alexander Armstrong profiles the legendary Peter Sellers.
Tim Whewell examines the case of a child's battle to get a place at a state Jewish school.
Ordinary man Aldo looks and sounds exactly like the Italian dictator. Stars Omid Djalili.
Dan Snow explores the role and history of the Prince of Wales
Specially commissioned stories from five acclaimed Irish writers
Artist Bill Drummond shares his vision and memories of Belfast.
Programme that talks to artists, scientists and thinkers about what they believe and why
BBC Radio 3
Walter Love joins members of the Salvation Army as they prepare for the festive season.
Richard Wilson narrates his fictional autobiography, based on glimmers of truth
With great music, great conversation and the best of Cumbrian life this weekend.
BBC Radio Cumbria
Closet campanologist Ian McMillan spends a day at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
Brooke Magnanti, author of the Belle de Jour blog, explores anonymity through the ages
Declan Curry visits Belleek Pottery in Fermanagh, a firm where survival is the watchword.
The sound of church bells ringing on Sunday from around the country
The sound of church bells from St Mary’s Parish Church, Putney.
Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
Helen Smith takes a look at the history and restoration of this Georgian mansion.
Catch up with all the latest events in Newcastle
The story of the former prisoners who had to remain in Belsen after it was liberated.
What 2009 has in store for your favourite presenters and local personalities.
BBC Radio Leicester
Ben Goldacre explores the idea of evidence-based policy.
Ben brings you surprising stories from Leicestershire and Rutland with the news after 3pm
Join Ben Jones on BBC Three Counties Radio.
Ben Kerrigan ... weekdays from 0500 on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey ... be part of it!
Ben brings you the sounds of the 1970s.
BBC Southern Counties
Looking forward to her wedding, Karen's life unravels following the arrival of a stranger.