Rana Mitter discovers the unexpected thinking behind China's welfare state.
BBC Radio 4
Anna Chen finds out what novelty toys tell us about Britain's relationship with China.
Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history
Martin Kelner asks if China is set to overtake Britain as the home of snooker.
East meets West. Updates Manchester's Chinese community.
BBC Radio Manchester
Philip Dodd boards a Chinese tour bus of Britain to explore Chinese cultural expectations.
An exploration of the early history of Chinese people in Britain. Presented by Anna Chen
Li Cunxin, Madame Mao's favourite dancer, tells Darcey Bussell about his amazing journey.
The story of a society which lives close to the rhythms and drumbeats of nature
BBC Radio 4 Extra
African novelist Chinua Achebe returns to Nigeria for the first time in many years.
Mark Stephen talks to people who have chosen to follow in the footsteps of their parents
BBC Radio Scotland
Sue Nelson investigates the humble source of the silicon chip.
Stiùireadh agus taic do sgoilearan ann a bhith a' cleachdadh an cinn ann am matamataig.
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Series featuring people who have made life-altering decisions
Ian Hislop finds out why Victorian women wrote so many famous hymns.
Programme exploring all things choral, with performances and special features
BBC Radio 3
Documentary about the fifty-strong Parsonage Choir.
Clarke Peters celebrates the life and career of Louis Jordan.
BBC Radio 6 Music
Featuring every note written by Fryderyk Chopin
Angela Hewitt (piano) plays a selection of Chopin Nocturnes.
Anna Chen exorcises the irritating Chinese musical cliches that haunted her childhood.
Long-running programme presenting live broadcasts of Evensong from around the country
One-time boy choristers recall the thrill of singing at the 1953 Coronation.
Comedy series in which Chris Addison explores the vast and rich subject of civilization
Live in Manchester to welcome in 2009.
Chris talks to the people who made a big impact on life in Norfolk through 2008.
BBC Radio Norfolk
Jools Holland profiles British jazz great Chris Barber
BBC Radio 2
Celebrity guests from the big shows. Larger than life conversation with "The Panel".
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
Special guests, great music, comedy and live coverage of the big weekend events.
BBC Radio Leicester
Join Chris Berrow on BBC Essex.
With music, local memories and brainteasers.
Join Chris Bougourd on BBC Radio Guernsey.
Join Chris Carnegy on BBC Radio Solent.
BBC Radio Solent
Chris takes a sideways look at music, sport and life
BBC Radio Wales
Chris Corcoran visits clubs in Wales and talks to members about their social significance
In conversation with BBC Wiltshire's Graham Rogers.
Chris discusses his music, life, fame and faith with plenty of musical illustration.
BBC Radio Cumbria
Chris Evans' drivetime slot, with laughter-inducing chat and music
Get lively every morning with the breakfast show
The county's brighest breakfast show, with all your news, sport, travel and weather.
Librarian Philip Larkin receives an official-looking letter which sends him in to a spin.
Chris Hawkins starts your day with new music, forgotten classics and session tracks.
Life, love and laughs... with a twist!
Forget the afternoon nap - life, love and laughs... with a twist!
Reloading BBC Manchester's finest moments.
Great company to start your weekend
Great tunes, plus the latest weather and traffic information.
With the Evening Show - music, guests and topical debate.
Join Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
The soundtrack to your Saturday night.
BBC Radio York
Sit back and relax to good music and conversation.
Scott Mills takes over the breakfast show.
BBC Radio 1
Great talking - with music in between.
Entertainment, music and chat, with Chris Needs' Friendly Garden.
Chris Ramsey brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to Radio 4.
Your gardening questions answered, plus a surreal look at the week with Chris's guests.
Readings of former Genesis drummer Chris Stewart's book about peasant farming in Spain
BBC Radio 7
A round-up of the latest news in Jersey at Four.
BBC Radio Jersey
Join Chris Stone on BBC Radio Jersey.
Great music and banter with Chris.
A runaway teenager in Skegness brings three separate partnerships closer together.
Morning music and chat with Chris.
Christian O'Connell with Saturday morning entertainment and special guests.
BBC Radio 5 live
Christian O'Connell has just one hour to put right some of the world's wrongs
A debate on the issues facing the new Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury.
Colum Sands presents a concert from the late Christie Hennessy, recorded in July 2007.
BBC Radio Ulster
Miranda Sawyer goes behind the scenes at Christie's auction house
Join Christina Ghidoni on BBC Jersey.
Christine de Pizan's allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women of virtue
Non-stop Christmas tunes across the Channel Islands.
A sack of presents from 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
A sackful of festive treats for the holiday season.
BBC Asian Network
A sackfull of festive goodies and treats
A day of concerts from around Europe to celebrate Christmas
Louise Fryer presents Radio 3's Christmas celebration, with concerts held across the EBU
Carols and readings for Christmas.
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
Behind the scenes at a small North Yorkshire village school as they prepare for Chirstmas.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Jamie MacDougall perform movie hero favourites.
Martin Ace tells the story of how a cult album came to be recorded in Swansea in 1972.
A carol concert featuring the Salvation Army.
BBC Radio Sheffield
Hardeep Singh Kohli presents top stand up comedy from some of the world's best comedians.
Poet Kenneth Steven explores the deeper meaning of Christmas.
Christmas music played by two of this country's finest brass bands. With Harry King.
Matt Woodley and the team bring you the latest county and world news this festive morning.
BBC Radio Devon
Emma Britton's in your stocking for early Christmas cheer.
BBC Radio Leeds
Recording of the BBC Radio Stoke Carol Concert.
BBC Radio Stoke
BBC Radio Merseyside's Christmas Carol Concert from Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
BBC Radio Merseyside
Hear BBC Radio Bristol's Christmas carol concert.
BBC Radio Bristol
Join BBC Newcastle for their Christmas carol concert.
The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire bring you their Christmas carol concert.
Christmas carols recorded in Gloucestershire.
Frieda Morrison hears Christmas memories from Scottish emigrants while growing up abroad.
Recorded at Gloucester Cathedral on 9th December 2008.