Amanda Foreman examines the formative years of British politics.
BBC Radio 4
Zareer Masani on why Indians worship English as a goddess who can free them from poverty.
Alan Dein meets figurehead of the Northern Irish punk scene, Terri Hooley.
A weekly radio golf magazine show with live guests, big name interviews, news and features
BBC Radio Scotland
Gardeners Question Hour from 12.
BBC Radio Solent
Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats
BBC Radio 4 Extra
The story of a momentous day during Jeff Buckley's first solo tour of the UK in March 1994
Ben Miller explores the workings of the new LHC atom smasher at CERN in Switzerland
Adam Fowler visits Northern Canada to discover some potential benefits of global warming.
The weekly gardening phone-in with Blair Jacobs and Doug Stewart
BBC Radio Humberside
Jolyon Jenkins speaks to the unsung enthusiasts on a mission to protect us from asteroids.
Michael Portillo explores the intellectual battleground of World War One.
Ayisha Yahya explores warnings that some deserts could turn greener in the future
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
Series of three stories inspired by the unique music of Tom Waits
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
From World War II to the Arab Spring, history told by the people who were there
BBC World Service
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?
What happens when a songwriter accidentally copies someone else's song?
Paul Farley explores and exploits the creative possibilities offered by hotel stop-overs.
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Huey Morgan from the Fun Lovin' Criminals brings his own brand of music to the station
BBC Radio 6 Music
Exploring the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species - us
Gordon Corera tells the story of the search for the world's most wanted terrorist
Can animals be gay? Hermione Cockburn investigates the biologists who say they can.
Who wrote 'Clare Middleton I Love You Will You Marry Me' on a Sheffield bridge? Did she?
Martha Lane Fox tells the story of the early women pioneers of British computing.
Danny Shaw tells the story of Sir Ian Blair's tenure as Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Haunted by the sinking of RMS Titanic, this is the story of an iceberg journeying south.
Ruth Evans follows two Kenyan snow sculptors as they try to reach the Winter Olympics.
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
Comedy from Manchester starring Smug Roberts, Kate Ward, Robin Ince and Helen Moon
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
The Rev Richard Coles picks from this year's crop of Saturday Live's Inheritance Tracks.
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the people trying to get rich online without actually working.
The world’s leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC
Misha Glenny presents a history of Brazil
Misha Glenny presents a three part history of Germany before the world wars
Misha Glenny presents a history of Italy, from 1494 to the end of the First World War
Misha Glenny presents a history of Spain
Iraqi interpreters were offered a new life in the UK for their help. What did they get?
Sheppey, landscape of cars, caravans and morose marshland - the place they call The Island
A rare visit to Palmerston, the South Pacific island, where all are descended from one man
Haunting sound portrait of Orford Ness in Suffolk, Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit
A round-up of the day's local, national and international news.
BBC Radio Guernsey
Edward Stourton presents the story of the biggest mass POW breakout in history
Dramatic adaptations of the American author's classic crime novels
Scientists analyse a small jawbone found in Kent's Cavern in Torquay over 80 years ago.
The latest national and international jazz releases, plus live music and guests
Cambridgeshire people and places, including the school-gate debate and great music.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
John Tusa discusses the creative process with major practitioners in the arts.
BBC Radio 3
In conversation with some of music's most compelling artists.
Steve Jones asks if people can be 'born bad"'- as was said of the infamous Jukes family.
The big phone-in, your stories and the team fight for your consumer rights. 08459 455 555
BBC Three Counties Radio
Stephen Evans examines how soldiers are taught to kill and asks what it does to them.
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits.
Celebrating the sheer joy of growing and cooking your own fruits, herbs and vegetables.
Ziauddin Sardar investigates philosophical and practical links between science and Islam.
The surprising and touching story of how Richard Strauss' marriage inspired his music.
Why are scientists and designers are deliberately planning for failure?
Hardeep Singh Kohli finds out if Maharaja Duleep Singh's remains should go back to India.
Late night big band, jazz and irresistible sounds.
BBC Radio Norfolk
Late night radio for grown ups, presented by Vic Morgan.
BBC Radio Devon
Lively late night radio. Cheeky chat that will keep you up until the early hours.
Cherrie McIlwaine brings you the best in chilled out music
BBC Radio Ulster
Eamon presents an educated and easy-going guide to the popular music spectrum
Stuart Bailie introduces an eclectic mix of sounds from funkadelic grooves to classic rock
John Tusa explores the state of leadership in large UK organisations today.
Tom Price and guests review the week's biggest stories, from around Wales and the world.
BBC Radio Wales
Classical music critic Norman Lebrecht talks to major figures in the field
Art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston, explores the mysterious world of art attribution.
Aasmah Mir on the outspoken head teacher who caused a national controversy.
Jonathan Glancey argues that amid closures, the public library is also being reinvented.
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the scientific life with fellow scientists
Whatever happened to the dream of living under the sea? Helen Scales investigates.
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
Professional listeners reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing
Series about people whose professional lives revolve around listening.
Capturing the nation in conversation, curated and archived by the British Library.
Robert Macfarlane undertakes an immersive poetic pilgrimage to the Cairngorms.
Natural history programme
Why were tens of thousands of people lobotomised in the 1940s and 50s in the UK and US?
The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people
Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London
Author Howard Sounes reveals the true story behind the noted Bob Dylan song.
Every year more people try to swim the English Channel. Jolyon Jenkins joins the dreamers.
Edward Stourton retraces the route of Mao's Long March, to mark its 80th anniversary
Jonathan Freedland presents the series that looks for the past behind the present.
Tim Whewell explores truth and myth in one of the great tales of adventure and endurance.
Ruth Barnes explores the life, loves and music of the singer-songwriter Judee Sill.
Shining a light on the earliest female jazz pioneers, who were erased from music history.