6 Music takes a look at the albums on the 2010 Mercury Music Prize shortlist.
BBC Radio 6 Music
6 Music offers you the ultimate guide to the year's Mercury Prize-nominated albums.
Series of five plays based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith
BBC Radio 4 Extra
John le Carre's George Smiley novels, adapted for radio.
Linda Smith discovers how the bang, joke, hat and gift in Christmas crackers came to be
Ian Marchant meets five 'completists' driven by the need to tick off the entire collection
BBC Radio 4
Debbie Wiseman tells the fascinating story of the composer of Captain Noah and Rumpole.
Series exploring the lives and works of composers
BBC Radio 3
Scottish composer James MacMillan gives a masterclass to young composers.
Focusing on the music of BBC Radio 3's Composers of the Year 2009
How Western classical music underpinned the golden age of the Hollywood film score.
Tarik O'Regan offers a portrait of New York, siren city for composers from the Old World.
Jolyon Jenkins finds out about the state school boys who won scholarships to Eton.
A wartime shipwreck brings salvation to Hebridean islanders in a whisky drought.
Series of three short stories about computers finding their voice
Twenty years on we review the accuracy of JigCal, the 80s computerised career search.
BBC Radio Scotland
Simon Singh witnesses the first man versus machine poker championship in Vancouver.
Hannah Fry reveals the UK's lead role in developing computer technologies we rely on today
Ivor Gaber recounts the history of the British Communist Party.
Billy Bragg meets the surviving members of a unique group of war conscientious objectors.
Jonathan Glancey finds out about the architects who revolutionised church design.
Comic sketch show featuring Robert Webb, Beth Chalmers and friends
Phoenix: David Aaronovitch checks out some Arizona real estate.
A wry look back at the two-term rollercoaster that was the presidency of George W Bush.
Adam Long takes a speedy look at the history of our political parties
Ten years of Tony Blair squeezed into 15 frenetic minutes of songs and sketches.
Sophie Grigson celebrates the unsung heroes of the feast
Highlights from the party conferences
Steve Carver explores the complex world of the window cleaner.
Nick McCarty's crime drama
BBC Radio 7
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Iain MacLean talks about consumer issues in Scotland
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
Series exploring how technological developments have been used to solve problems
News and analysis of issues impacting on West Yorkshire communities.
BBC Radio Leeds
Asian news from Yorkshire and around the world.
Join Connie Fisher and friends for New Year music, chat and revelry.
BBC Radio Wales
Join Connie Fisher for great music, entertaining chat and news from across Wales
Connie Fisher presents her favourite Christmas music and chats to guests.
Peter Oborne investigates the meaning of Conservatism
A tribute to the life and work of American poet Anne Sexton.
Sally Marlow investigates the addictive nature of overeating and how we should treat it.
Giles Fraser travels to Bethlehem to reveal the true origin of Christmas.
Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings
A lorry with asylum seekers heads for Scotland. Will any make a new life for themselves?
Sitcom by Hugh Rycroft about a Radio 4 continuity announcer and his late-night broodings
Winifred Robinson investigates changes to border controls in the wake of election results.
Comedy about a man with Asperger's and his over-anxious grown-up son. Starring Andy Gray.
Sue MacGregor interviews broadcaster and foreign correspondent Alistair Cooke.
The novelist Jung Chang talks to Sue MacGregor about her life and work in China and beyond
Conversation and discussion
Two women from two cultures share the passions that have shaped their lives
BBC World Service
Prepare for your Eurovision party with fun music and our cook along recipes guides.
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
What was it like to serve in the 1930s? Adrian Bell takes Flo Wadlow back to Norfolk.
Swindon manager Mark Cooper joins Shaun Hodgetts to discuss all things Rio 2014 related.
Three stories by Heidi Amsinck set in Copenhagen and its surrounds
Three stories by Heidi Amsinck set in Copenhagen antique shops, places full of curiosity.
Côr yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol llynedd yn Sir Ddinbych.
BBC Radio Cymru
A pupil and a bright young head are thrown together and we follow them into the future.
Live coverage of the Cornbury Music Festival.
BBC Radio Oxford
Coverage of the Cornbury Music Festival.
The story of a ground-breaking record, its impact and its legacy.
Chris Hawkins asks if Cornershop's 1997 album was a breakthrough for multi-cultural rock?
BBC Radio Cornwall brings you local music, interviews and features.
BBC Radio Cornwall
Phil Cornwell brings six new, edgy comic characters to life
Her Majesty the Queen attends a service to mark the 60th anniversary of her coronation.
Global radio reports celebrating HM the Queen's coronation. From June 1953.
John Jungclaussen looks at what we can learn from LindenStrasse, Germany's Coronation St.
Jolyon Jenkins investigates yoga. As it goes mainstream, what's happened to spirituality?
Series of bitterwsweet comic monologues
BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead
Cerys Matthews takes a tour through the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.
BBC Radio 2
Former Washington Ambassador Christopher Meyer compares The West Wing and Yes Minister.
Cerys Matthews takes a historical tour through the BBC Maida Vale studios.
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Heather Couper presents an omnibus edition of her major new narrative history of astronomy
Programme looking at man's effect on the environment and how the environment reacts
Can we maintain the NHS much as we know it or do we need to envisage really big changes?
Live coverage of the Cotswold Olimpicks near Chipping Campden.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
Following schools in Denbighshire as they fight to overcome their shortcomings.
Robert Booth summons famous comics to his study for a quiet word
Former Muslim radical Shiraz Maher questions the death penalty for apostasy.
Could an atrocity on the scale of the Harold Shipman case happen again?
The life of Count Arthur Strong, one time variety star and expert in absolutely everything
The emotive story of D-Day preparations in Devon - remembered by some who were there.
BBC Radio Devon
All the build-up and interviews ahead of today's matches featuring our local teams.
BBC Three Counties Radio
Historian Tristram Hunt delves into the biggest money counterfeiting operation in history.
Quiz in which members of the public compete to become Radio 4's musical mastermind.
Edward Seckerson hosts the quiz on every aspect of music from Mozart to Madonna.
Edward Seckerson is in the chair for the eighth heat of the quiz on music of all kinds.
Edward Seckerson is in the chair for the last heat of the quiz on music of all kinds.
Edward Seckerson chairs the second semi-final of the quiz on music of all kinds.
Edward Seckerson chairs the first semi-final of the quiz on music of all kinds.