Michael and Jonathan Freedland search for their family roots in Belarus and Lithuania.
BBC Radio 4
The hunt for the truth about the most influential and enigmatic of graphic designers.
Supermodel Erin O'Connor explores the nature of beauty.
Poet and singer Twm Morys asks why artists have been so fascinated by the story of Faust.
Rev Julie Nicholson meets people who have forgiven great wrongs.
Gwyneth Lewis on the poems of the last survivor of Edinburgh's battle against the Saxons.
BBC Radio Wales
Lorraine McIntosh unravels the mystery behind Robert Burns' doomed lover, Mary Campbell.
BBC Radio Scotland
Trevor Nelson takes a look at the life and times of singer Mariah Carey.
BBC Radio 2
Nina Conti attends the third annual London Improvathon, a 50-hour improvisation marathon.
Laura Barton tracks down the legendary lost figure of British folk music, Nic Jones.
Ian Peacock sets out to achieve the seemingly impossible, to be original.
Martin Sixsmith examines what makes us think, feel and act the way we do.
Nick Fraser makes the case for rediscovering the work of Richard Yates.
Dr Fiona Watson explores Scotland's dramatic history.
Musician Jah Wobble discovers the real Sid Vicious, 30 years after his death.
Mukul Devichand seeks to see Britain through the eyes of those who have recently arrived
Melanie Phillips explores what work means to some of the most vulnerable people in Britain
Three musicians explore the rugged terrain of Shetland in search of the quail.
Healing, prophesy and speaking in tongues. Does it happen in Nottinghamshire today?
BBC Radio Nottingham
Marc Riley, Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker search for whales off the coast of Ireland.
Didier Drogba's mission to build a hospital in his home nation of Ivory Coast.
BBC Radio 5 live
Following the resignation of Pope Benedict, Edward Stourton looks at his life and legacy.
Tony Lidington opens his 'seaside scrapbook'.
BBC Radio 7
DJ Taylor reappraises the life and significance of Allan Smethurst, The Singing Postman.
Jean Buchanan explores David Dodge's inspiration for To Catch A Thief, filmed by Hitchcock
Poet Ian McMillan explores the bawdy 17th-century comic poem The Dragon of Wantley.
Twm Morys explores the legend of Tristan and Isolde, one of the most enduring love stories
Steve Lamacq showcases artists who have performed at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.
Artist Nicola Green charts her journey to capture images of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.
Black comedy about a BBC Crime Correspondent investigating murders during the World Cup
BBC Radio 4 Extra
The Business Daily team looks behind the global business headlines.
BBC World Service
William Crawley explores the Book of Genesis - one of the most influential books ever.
BBC Radio Ulster
Holly Johnson visits Hamburg to explore the origins of the Beatles.
Comedy thriller with Michael Williams
A Gospel music celebration with Dulcie Dixon
BBC Radio Leicester
Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes
Five personalities follow in the footsteps of a figure they admire but know little about
Series exploring the connections between leading scientists of today and yesterday
Architect Robert Adam follows in the footsteps of his remarkable 18th century namesake.
Call Rony and Neil with your gardening questions.
BBC Radio Sheffield
Your chance to quiz one of Greater Manchester's movers and shakers.
BBC Radio Manchester
JLC tries to define "lounge music" and plays an all-embracing selection.
Comedian and musician Rich Morton explores the laid-back world of lounge music.
A programme paying tribute to Joe Loss, the undisputed doyen of big bandleaders.
A documentary about Edinburgh's unique LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing.
Documentary. How the Liverpool Daily Post became the best-selling newspaper in North Wales
Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare conducts in depth interviews with prominent people.
Series in which Dennis Sewell investigates the influence of political think tanks
MI5 officer Yasmin has to preserve her relationship and prevent a terrorist attack.
Michael McNamee finds out about the shy, nocturnal animal from those who study them.
Peter White with news and information for blind and partially sighted people.
News, views and an eclectic choice of live and recorded music
BBC Radio 3
War artist Xavier Pick reveals his audio diaries from his trip to Iraq in 2008/2009
Series of three short stories by Helen Simpson
Live coverage of the inauguration of the US President, from Washington DC
Dylan Jones yn edrych ar y diwydiant tatÅµs. Dylan Jones looks at the tattoo business
BBC Radio Cymru
Dr Ben Goldacre explores the parlous state of the incapacity benefits system.
Omnibus edition of the series of readings about the moon by Jeanette Winterson
Author Jeanette Winterson offers a series of reflective readings about the moon
Dinsdale Landen reads Norman Hunter's classic children's story about an eccentric boffin
Jeremy Front interviews five extraordinary and unforgettable women.
Jeremy and Rebecca Front introduce listeners to extraordinary and unforgettable women.
Dave Gray presents a live topical debate.
Live coverage of a ministerial statement regarding the white paper on independence.
Programmes to mark the 60th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan
Navdip Dhariwal talks to the winners and losers from the current economic boom in India.
Documentary looking at the effects of India's economic boom.
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels the UK to see how British and Indian cultures have integrated
News, comment and entertainment for the Asian Community with Talat-Farooq Awan.
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Three contemporary stories by Anita Sullivan set in a seaside town
Research is giving new insights into the relationship between mind and body.
Claudia Hammond investigates inflammation
Examining graffiti in Bristol and the issues surrounding it.
Join Ingrid Hagemann on BBC Newcastle.
James Maw presents a series on life-changing inheritances
Guests on books inherited from their parents and books they'd pass on to their children
The Rev Richard Coles picks from this year's crop of Saturday Live's Inheritance Tracks.
Guests on songs inherited from their parents and songs they'd pass on to their children
Alexandra Mathie reads Alice Thomas Ellis' story about a remote hotel on a Scottish island
Composer Matthew King discovers the extraordinary abilities of musical savants.
Violinist Paul Robertson searches to see if JS Bach's life are hidden in musical code.
Neil Innes ruminates wryly on the nature of civilisation
Introducing a selection of songs from Cape Breton
BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal
Scotland's second qualification match to reach the World Cup in 2010.
Comedy series in which comedian Alan Francis explores the workings of his own mind
Key figures discuss the years since the introduction of the London Mayoralty.
Katie Derham looks at the philanthropic organisation the Gates Foundation.
Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, bringing clarity to conflicting advice
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Lesley Curwen presents the series in which listeners explore financial issues
Anthony Burgess' Misadventures of Enderby: poet, drunk and centre of a world of chaos
Mark Devenport is joined by politicians and analysts to look at topical political issues