Andrew Hussey goes beyond the cliches to discover the true face of 21st-century France
BBC Radio 4
Ziauddin Sardar investigates philosophical and practical links between science and Islam.
Two elderly ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship, conducted by correspondence
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Rhona Cameron celebrates the bi-centenary of the earliest known women's golf competition.
The surprising and touching story of how Richard Strauss' marriage inspired his music.
Lady Gaga banned, but Cannibal Corpse approved. Islam and pop contradictions in Jakarta.
An evocative sound portrait of Britain's largest lake, home to wildlife and myth.
With Nick Dow. We've got the blues, so you don't have to.
BBC Radio Lancashire
Alex Bellos visits Japan to discover why Asian cultures seem so much better at maths.
Why are scientists and designers are deliberately planning for failure?
Lemn Sissay explores the increasing amount of poetry in Britain's outdoors.
The story of a Canadian school music recording that inspired the film School of Rock.
An investigation into why the MOD still uses a drug that can cause serious side effects.
Join Larry Budd and Paul Dunphy on BBC Radio Leeds.
BBC Radio Leeds
Aleks Krotoski embarks on a happenstantial journey in search of a happy accident.
How can science can stop an upsurge in the slaughter of African elephants for their ivory?
Documentary series exploring people's last days at work.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
Hardeep Singh Kohli finds out if Maharaja Duleep Singh's remains should go back to India.
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
A varied mix of music, ranging from the ancient to the contemporary
BBC Radio 3
Pete Paphides tells the story of the M1's 1960s music meeting place - Blue Boar services.
Late night big band, jazz and irresistible sounds.
BBC Local Radio
Big celebrity interviews with late night fun and music for the region.
Cherrie McIlwaine brings you the best in chilled out music
BBC Radio Ulster
Late night radio for grown ups, presented by Vic Morgan.
Lively late night radio. Cheeky chat that will keep you up until the early hours.
Claire Bolderson asks if Latinos are the key to a reborn USA.
Documentary exploring the increasing popularity of coffee shops as places to work from.
What does laughing reveal? Famous folk explain, over Nicola Green's music.
Music and chat with Lauren Laverne.
BBC Radio 6 Music
How each age 'invents' the countryside to chime with the preoccupations of the day
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen tells the story of dandyism and male peacockery through the ages
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen presents a history of colour
The lunchtime phone-in. Call in on 01872 222 222 [national rate].
BBC Radio Cornwall
Long-running legal magazine programme, featuring reports and discussion
Helena Kennedy talks to eminent lawyers and judges who stand out from the legal crowd.
Geoff Dyer explores DH Lawrence's life-changing experiences in New Mexico in the 1920s.
Improvised sketch show with a live studio audience, with Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney
Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live discussion about the top stories of the moment
John Tusa explores the state of leadership in large UK organisations today.
Geoff Watts explores the world of science and the people, passions and policies behind it
Tom Price and guests review the week's biggest stories, from around Wales and the world.
BBC Radio Wales
Dominic Sandbrook explores how the first generation of radio listeners learned to listen.
Nikki Fox learns to walk for first time in many years, using a new exoskeleton.
BBC Radio 5 live
Sarfraz Manzoor talks to people who have decided to leave Islam and become ex-Muslims.
20 years on John McCarthy returns to Lebanon, in search of signs of the Arab spring.
Classical music critic Norman Lebrecht talks to major figures in the field
The story of the session recordings Led Zeppelin made for the BBC.
Join Lee Blakeman on BBC Radio Stoke.
BBC Radio Stoke
Lee Stone reflects on the day's events and holds Wiltshire's decision-makers to account.
Have your say about Leicester City - call 0116 251 1049 [standard rate].
BBC Radio Leicester
All you need to know about the Leicester Tigers.
Why did the steely Russian revolutionary reputedly visit the first English garden city?
Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with John Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.
Six people reflect on the story of Jesus' ministry and Passion from their own perspectives
Art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston, explores the mysterious world of art attribution.
All about Suffolk - from farming, food, gardening, local history and a sofa guest.
BBC Radio Suffolk
Aasmah Mir on the outspoken head teacher who caused a national controversy.
Drama activities for children aged 5 to 7.
Join Cat Sandion for the movement and dance series for children aged 4 - 6.
Cuid de na bha anns na naidheachdan air a' Ghàidhealtachd bho chionn 50 bliadhna
BBC Radio Nan Gàidheal
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004.
Paddy O'Connell asks his guests if they would retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Personal reflections on the challenges facing Europe after events in France and elsewhere.
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
Looking at people who have written letters to themselves to be opened in years to come.
Five writers consider the momentous events that are reshaping the Arab world
Five writers reflect on the recent momentous events in the Middle East and North Africa.
A story of Austrian siblings told in their wartime letters to and from the Russian front.
Paul Allen meets authors to discuss releasing their best-loved characters.
Master gemstone cutters reveal how they let the light out of stones, and what this means.
Leabhraichean air BBC Radio nan Gaidheal. BBC Radio nan Gaidheal's monthly book programme
Join Liam Bradford on BBC Radio Manchester.
BBC Radio Manchester
Series of three tales recorded at the Liars' League short story events.
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
Peter White visits Argentina to hear about the work of blind fabulist Jorge Luis Borges.
Jonathan Glancey argues that amid closures, the public library is also being reinvented.
Robert McCrum journeys into his own brain to understand more about stroke.
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the scientific life with fellow scientists
Whatever happened to the dream of living under the sea? Helen Scales investigates.
Series about scientific specialists
Domestic sitcom following an American family in 1960s London
Mark Murphy starts the build-up to kick off with Kevin Beattie, Phil Ham and Tractorboy.
Trevor Cox explores how our voice and our hearing develop and change through our lives.
Stephen K Amos and comedy stand-ups attempt to unravel the knotty problems of modern life
Horatio Clare joins the crews of lifeboats based on the river Thames
A journey through the UK defence economy telling the story of a bullet from factory to war
What happens when you switch on a light? Toby Jones discovers it is a question without end
An insight into the life of Linard Davies, a baggage attendant at San Francisco airport.
Farming community news, issues and prices. Also the five-day weather forecast.
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Late night conversation and a sprinkling of music.
BBC Radio Merseyside
Mark Doyle investigates the new threat from Africa's Islamist militants.
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.