Billy Kay celebrates the Scots drouth for ale, whisky and the great wines of Europe
BBC Radio 4 Extra
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
John le Carre's George Smiley novels, adapted for radio.
Ian Marchant meets five 'completists' driven by the need to tick off the entire collection
BBC Radio 4
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.
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.
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.
Join Connie Fisher for great music, entertaining chat and news from across Wales
BBC Radio Wales
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?
A pupil and a bright young head are thrown together and we follow them into the future.
Phil Cornwell brings six new, edgy comic characters to life
Series of bitterwsweet comic monologues
Historian Tristram Hunt delves into the biggest money counterfeiting operation in history.
Men who sing in falsetto: Bidisha on the countertenor voice, from Purcell to Plan B.
Aditya Chakrabortty imagines a future Britain in which London has become independent.
Radio 2 celebrates the biggest night in the country music calendar: The CMA Awards
BBC Radio 2
Tom Russell heads out in search of the story of the Cowboy and his music
Louise Welsh becomes a computer hacker for the day at Abertay University in Dundee.
The best in funk and soul, featuring classic tracks, new releases, sessions and interviews
Two worlds collide after an accident on a quiet country road.
City veteran John McLaren visits the Square Mile to meet some of the people who work there
Alvin Hall meets the local community around Wall Street.
Why did the proposal for a takeover of HBOS cause so much anger and concern in Scotland?
Evan Davis presents a live debate, featuring BBC Business Editor Robert Peston.
An examination of the causes of the dramatic fall in crime over the last 20 years.
Programme investigating crime in Britain over the last 60 years
Joshua Rozenberg examines new medical insights into the criminal mind.
Louis Edmondson examines the cultural identity of Ulster-Scots in Northern Ireland.
BBC Radio Ulster
Geoff Watts investigates why we cry and why emotional tears are a uniquely human trait.
Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A fascinating insight into one of Nature's greatest cheats.
Kidnapping is a growing worldwide phenomenon. Frank Gardner investigates.
Mark Lawson and guests debate what now shapes our cultural choices - critics or clicks?
Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music and art.
Janice Forsyth tunes into what's happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.
Sketch comedy with Will Ing, Dan Gaster, Ben Silburn
Novelist Jeanette Winterson considers the Pendle witch trials, 400 years on.
Matthew Wells tells the story of the tragedy of a 20th-century comic masterpiece.
Julia Langdon explores why, in British politics, the deputy hardly ever gains the top job
The Dali Christ is Scotland's favourite painting. Louise Welsh finds out why.
An original mix of Saturday morning sports entertainment featuring fans and special guests
BBC Radio 5 live
The 2012 Sony Award for Speech Radio Personality of the Year presents a live special.
A parable play on the ancient theme of the Quest. Featuring music by Benjamin Britten.
Series of Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross
Following artist Tanya Kovats as she decorates the ceiling of the Natural History Museum.
An in-depth look at the life and work of one of Britain's most important stars
David Jacobs presents a relaxed programme of easy-listening music and anecdotes
Ray Davies of The Kinks takes a personal look back at music and events from his life.
Looking back on York City's trip to Wembley in the FA Trophy final earlier this month.
BBC Radio York
Heather Suttie speaks to people about the changes they have made to their lives.
Recollections and reflections from people who have met Nelson Mandela.
People whose lives were touched by Sir Bobby Robson reflect on what he meant to them.
The famous and not so famous recall the impact meeting The Queen has had on their lives.
A recreation of the moment when John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met in 1957.
Bob Harris recreates the fateful day when John Lennon met Paul McCartney.
Patrick Humphries revisits 'The Day of the Jackal' on its 40th anniversary.
Jeremy Vine marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Melanie Doel revisits the turbulent period in the 1930s when Merthyr's future was in doubt
John Hurt tells the story of the day Andy Murray won the men's singles at Wimbledon.
What happened to the government's ambitious transport plans of 10 years ago?
Amy Manson stars in a tale set in Glasgow, 1984 about a rookie reporter
BBC Radio 7
Hermione Cockburn takes a lively look at the creation of the laser, 50 years old this year
John Masters dramatisation with David Collings
Pallab Ghosh investigates the potential effects of anti-sleep drugs on society.
Zoe Ball looks at the story of UK dance music, as told by the biggest names on the scene
Stephen Evans tells the story of daring East German defector Ernst Degner.
Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career.
Hear the untold story of a Bristol barber who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel.
BBC Radio Bristol
Sir Henry loves his cakes, but could they be his downfall? With Stephen Fry.
Matthew Hill asks what is happening to Britain's public services.
Exploring the Queen's family beliefs. With Wendy Hiller
Architectural writer Shumi Bose presents a series that examines where design meets life
Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston reads a series of stories with a sting in the tail
George Bernard Shaw's biting satire on puritanism, set during the American Revolution.
Ian Marchant drives across the mid-West to learn how barbed wire privatised America.
A live debate on the health and status of the Shetland dialect, chaired by Jane Moncrieff.
A roundtable debate on the health and status of the Shetland dialect.
Classic hits and one-off collaborations from artists like Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones.
BBC World Service
Rob Broomby and Ros Atkins report live from The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
Service of Thanksgiving to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Bittersweet comedy about an elderly lady looking back on a lifetime's secrets.
Stories and insights into the secret world of ordinary diary-writers.
Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of the seventeenth-century diaries. With Kris Marshall.
Peter Reed discovers how the BBC's mammoth tape archive arrives on Radio 7.
Benjamin Zephaniah tells the story of the 17th-century language game The Dozens.
Andrew Martin explores the stories of Northern Ireland's 'Disappeared'.