His home's Bronze Age legacy and nearby Jodrell Bank inspire author Alan Garner to write.
BBC Radio 4
Julia Blackburn meets writers whose private papers reside in Leeds University Library.
Katie Grant visits a summer camp aimed at mixed-race families.
Steve Richards tells the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister
Classic BBC radio sketch comedy
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Lord Digby Jones explores the relationship between business, government and society.
Laura Maciver investigates the value of the Ryder Cup to the Scottish economy.
BBC Radio Scotland
Amanda Roocroft explores the impact of Madame Butterfly in performance and popular culture
Dominic Arkwright talks to people who have taken or made life-changing phone calls
Zubeida Malik meets young British Arabs who took part in the Arab uprisings.
Jason Mohammad presents coverage of Wales's biggest road race.
BBC Radio Wales
Pete Best celebrates the venue where the Beatles enjoyed residency before the Cavern Club.
BBC Radio 6 Music
Five illustrated talks by different writers exploring the cave as a theme
The crime writer Val McDermid on how boarding school novels inspired her to be a writer.
Following the barristers, clerks and staff of one of London's leading law chambers
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
BBC Radio Gloucestershire brings you all the big names, sights and sounds of the festival.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
How chemist Fritz Haber saved billions from starvation - and pioneered gas warfare too.
Dr Graham Easton explores how the brain deals with drugs and who might become an addict
Li Cunxin, Madame Mao's favourite dancer, tells Darcey Bussell about his amazing journey.
Series featuring people who have made life-altering decisions
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores all things choral, with performances and special features.
BBC Radio 3
Get lively every morning with the breakfast show
BBC Radio 2
Polly Toynbee explores how possible it is to move up through British society
Exploring a key question in the story of action on climate change: what's stopping us?
BBC World Service
Sitcom by Danny Robins about a London stand-up comic living in Sweden.
The Comedy Club brings you the best in contemporary radio comedy
Angus Roxburgh explores the years when the Soviet Union ruled space.
Simon Singh witnesses the first man versus machine poker championship in Vancouver.
Jonathan Glancey finds out about the architects who revolutionised church design.
Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings
Men who sing in falsetto: Bidisha on the countertenor voice, from Purcell to Plan B.
The best in funk and soul, featuring classic tracks, new releases, sessions and interviews
An examination of the causes of the dramatic fall in crime over the last 20 years.
Joshua Rozenberg examines new medical insights into the criminal mind.
Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A fascinating insight into one of Nature's greatest cheats.
Mark Lawson and guests debate what now shapes our cultural choices - critics or clicks?
Janice Forsyth tunes into what's happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.
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
A parable play on the ancient theme of the Quest. Featuring music by Benjamin Britten.
Pallab Ghosh investigates the potential effects of anti-sleep drugs on society.
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.
Matthew Hill asks what is happening to Britain's public services.
Architectural writer Shumi Bose presents a series that examines where design meets life
Ian Marchant drives across the mid-West to learn how barbed wire privatised America.
Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of the seventeenth-century diaries. With Kris Marshall.
As Doctor Who returns, Jon Culshaw looks at the man who changed it forever - Douglas Adams
Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
Tucker the sniffer dog takes a boat trip to save the whales.
Join Dotty McLeod on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Trevor Cox goes behind the scenes at a multi-million pound science funding event.
With Phil Brown. Great folk music firmly rooted in Lancashire.
BBC Radio Lancashire
A six-part series exploring the influence of war and conflict on music.
Folk and roots show.
BBC Radio Leeds
Has the drug Ecstasy bred a generation of depressed and forgetful forty-somethings?
An exploration of early developments in the musical world
BBC WM 95.6 brings you music, travel and weather info to get you started on your day.
BBC WM 95.6
Gordon Sparks presents music and chat to get your day off to the best possible start.
BBC Radio Devon
Sarah Montague interviews the people whose ideas are challenging the future of education.
Professor David Livingstone argues for a revision of how we view the climate
Comedy with the dear ladies of a musical bent, Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket
Geoff Watts asks why the source of new medical drugs is drying up.
Top business people discuss the effect that their traumatic childhood had on them.
A radio outing for the comedy duo
Series of arts programmes
Help Graham, Liana and Mike solve the three cryptic clues to mystery locations in Essex.
Should Britain stay in the European Union? Former diplomat Sir Stephen Wall puts the case.
Series exploring spectacular years in the history of science
Series of comic horror tales, told in a strange club
The final say on all that's happened on the London football scene.
BBC London 94.9
A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
Dr Mark Porter on whether adult health is determined by the first thousand days of life
1903 Sheffield's on-location Daring Daylight Burglary inspired every action movie since.
The extraordinary story of how classic Irish folk songs were saved from extinction.
Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.
In the port of Astoria, Oregon, Katrina Porteous reports on the Fisher Poets Gathering.
Michael Bird explores the tiny beautiful flower fields of west Cornwall and the Scillies.
Peter Curran celebrates the humble foghorn's powerful role in music, literature and film.
Mark Radcliffe explores the wide range of folk and acoustic music from around the world
Series of monologues exploring the link between food and memory.
BBC Radio Cumbria takes your calls on sport's hot issues.
BBC Radio Cumbria
Sarfraz Manzoor goes in search of America's black cowboys.
Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions
Bridget Kendall chairs The Forum, a place where guests discuss and challenge big ideas.
Edward Stourton walks the most dangerous WWII escape route over the Pyrenees
Lucy Ash explores London's new French community, as it spreads beyond South Kensington.
Women bishops? Will the Church of England approve them and can it cope with the fallout?
How will the workforce of the future be changed by advanced technologies?
Paul Gambaccini looks back on his 40 years as a broadcaster in Britain
Thordis Fridriksson and her panel of local gardening experts take your calls.
BBC Radio Norfolk
A portrait of life in Gaza through the eyes of a group of young Palestinian surfers.
Amanda Foreman examines the formative years of British politics.