Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo head to Africa in search of Leo's ancestors
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Life on the water - leisure, business and sport - with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
BBC Radio Solent
Frank Swain, aged 32, is losing his hearing. But could he create a new super sense?
BBC Radio 4
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
Kit Hesketh-Harvey follows a Birmingham-based ladies barbershop chorus, Second City Sound
Geoff Watts explores the cultural and scientific story of hallucination.
Music and song from Shetland and beyond
BBC Radio Scotland
Comedy series featuring Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden
A look behind the scenes at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre's Hamlet, with Maxine Peake.
Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson
Evelyn Glennie explores the extraordinary story of a new percussion instrument - the Hang.
Poet Hannah Lowe reads from her memoir about her Jamaican father.
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
A selection of musicians and writers talk of what Van Morrison means to them
BBC Radio Ulster
In the Solar System's outer darkness, planet Neptune has its first 'official' birthday.
Writer and comedian Stewart Lee explores the television series Children of the Stones.
Join Hardeep Singh Kohli for top stand up comedy from the world's best comedians.
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels the UK cooking Sunday lunch for people with remarkable stories
Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.
BBC World Service
Classic music and requests with Bill Rennells.
BBC Local Radio
Harper Lee's second novel revisits the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Join Harriet Scott and Tim Arthur on BBC London 94.9.
BBC London 94.9
Nostalgic music and magical memories from the golden era of entertainment.
BBC Radio Cumbria
Eddie Mair chairs a debate on the progress of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Chilling tales by a variety of authors
A doctor wants to perform the first human head transplant. Will US surgeons license him?
Robin Ince explores our timeless fascination with the self-help shelf.
Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale. Presented by Claudia Hammond.
Five experts set out their ideas for the future of public health in Britain.
Radio 3's primary contemporary music programme, featuring live performances and sessions
BBC Radio 3
Mrs Whichway travels from here to there exploring sounds at various locations.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how the sounds of our past still influence us today.
Personal approaches to religious belief and spirituality from around the world.
Series of three stories inspired by the unique music of Tom Waits
Chris Warburton looks back at how 5 live followed a real-life heart transplant.
BBC Radio 5 live
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events and conflicts
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Writer Le Ly Hayslip tells how she survived the Vietnam war and its aftermath.
The story of an octogenarian dancer teaching a twenty eight year old how to waltz.
Join Helen every weekday between 12 noon and 2pm.
BBC Radio Northampton
A war hero's children expect to inherit his millions - but there are strings attached.
Sara Kestelman reads Helen Dunmore's novel of Cold War Leningrad
Helen starts your day.
BBC Radio Merseyside
Join Helen Legh on BBC Three Counties Radio.
BBC Three Counties Radio
William Boyd uncovers the extraordinary career of bestselling spy writer Helen MacInnes.
Join Helen Randle on BBC Lancashire.
BBC Radio Lancashire
Performer Byron Vincent tries to overcome his paralysing fear of social situations.
Sketches and jokes from Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and John Junkin
Rowan Pelling searches for a cure for the problem which blights her life, procrastination.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
How the extravagance of the 5th Marquess of Anglesey led to bankruptcy and disgrace.
Classic tale of an otter's eventful life in the Devon countryside
Blues, swing, jazz, soul and rock 'n' roll with Henry Ayrton.
The sound of the Caribbean.
BBC Radio Leicester
Sketch series featuring a who's who of up-and-coming Welsh comedy talent
BBC Radio Wales
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic talk to Steve Lamacq about the heady days of Nevermind.
BBC Radio 6 Music
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Laughs and music from Bob at The Hippodrome, Hulme in 1984.
A law firm's copyist 'prefers' not to do parts of his job.
Classic seafaring tale of Captain Ahab's obsessive chase for a great white whale
Stories of sporting heroes who went to into battle during the First World War
Professor Andrew Hussey explores whether heroin use creates a particular aesthetic style.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
Joanna Smith Rakoff explores JD Salinger's relationship with fans who wrote him letters
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Aleks Krotoski explores innovations and cultural events from the age of communication.
The story of the worst volcanic eruption in human history and its continuing significance.
Sarah Butler asks, can the Bangladesh garment industry become ethical and profitable?
Bev and Shirl, the world's worst hairdressers, get an enormous tax bill.
Music journalist Jackson Allers explores Arab Spring era hip-hop as a catalyst for change.
Shelina Janmohamed explores what it means to be young, female and Muslim today.
Exploring the history of the Romans in Britain.
Short audio dramas featuring some of the key figures and events from the Victorian era.
From World War II to the Arab Spring, history told by the people who were there
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football
Andrew Dilnot investigates the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
First-hand account by Thucydides of the 5th-century BC wars between Athens and Sparta.
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Series plays by Nigel Smith that imagine conversations at key moments in recent history
Paul Gambaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967, which brought soul greats to Europe.
Joe Queenan on the German Wild West novels that inspired Adolf Hitler throughout his life.
Paul Morley explores the music people were really listening to during the Blitz.
Gareth Mitchell looks at our need for speed in different areas of modern life
The hidden history of Britain's covert programme against communism during the Cold War.
David Shukman examines hard choices about flood defence following Britain's worst winter.
Robin Ince takes listeners on a tour of a world beneath the earth's crust.
Manic Street Preachers' perform The Holy Bible recorded live at Cardiff Castle.
Hardeep Singh Kohli meets British Indians who have left the UK for a new life in India
Drama serial charting life on the home front during the First World War.
Epic drama series charting the lives of a group of characters on the home front during WWI
Programme answering listeners' questions about planet Earth and our impact upon it
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?