Chris Bowlby looks back at the life of Czech playwright and politician Vaclav Havel.
BBC Radio 4
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
Author Bernard Hare recalls a terrifying childhood experience which changed his life.
What happens when you switch on a light? Toby Jones discovers it is a question without end
Victor befriends the elderly Lily in Eoin McNamee's story of memory and loss.
300 years of a Stradivarius through the hands of geniuses, dictators, refugees and thieves
Series about people whose professional lives revolve around listening.
Chris Mason brings together listeners' contributions on election issues that concern them.
Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.
An odyssey through the musical universe, presented by Tom Service
BBC Radio 3
Drama about the rivalry between a communist mayor and a priest in a postwar Italian town
BBC Radio 4 Extra
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
BBC World Service
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
History series in which stories from the past shed light on current events
Tim Whewell explores truth and myth in one of the great tales of adventure and endurance.
Carolyne Larrington examines the enduring relevance of the creatures of British folklore
Stephen Smith embarks on a journey to rediscover the lost joys of getting lost.
Comedian and musician Richard Morton recalls the heyday of the classic TV theme.
Ruth Barnes explores the life, loves and music of the singer-songwriter Judee Sill.
Julia Kogan explores the little-known personal music of exiled composers in Los Angeles.
Shining a light on the earliest female jazz pioneers, who were erased from music history.
Documentary, featuring Angelina Jolie, exploring an extraordinary life of a US war hero.
Alan Yentob marks the centenary of TS Eliot's poem, with a reading by Jeremy Irons.
The songs inspired by the Luddites and their uprisings - which began 200 years ago.
Ayisha Yahya tells the story of the 600-mile railway line from the Kenyan coast to Uganda
Lynette presents a lively mix of music, features and interviews.
BBC Radio Ulster
Narrative history series exploring over 2,000 years of western medicine
Tarek Osman traces characters and ideas that have shaped the modern Arab world
Sitcom by David Nobbs, set in a small art museum staffed by eccentrics and obsessives
A creepy raconteur, played by Mark Gatiss, introduces spooky tales
John Humphrys visits the Greek home of travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Rob Walker investigates the mystery of a man found dead on a west London street.
James Naughtie thinks now is a timely moment for a reappraisal of Sir Walter Scott.
Peter Day explores the wayward genius of Irish writer Flann O'Brien on his centenary.
Folk singer Eliza Carthy discovers Manchester's 19th-century broadside ballads.
Exploring the Manhattan grid as city matrix, psychic space and a bold political ideal.
News, views, issues and culture from across the north west of Northern Ireland
BBC Radio Foyle
Mark uses his unique logic to propose solutions to society's problems
Martin talks to locals and finds out their perfect weekend morning, plus great music.
BBC Local Radio
The double double-act of Newman and Baddiel and Punt and Dennis
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BBC Radio 1
John Lloyd celebrates 30 years of The Meaning of Liff with Matt Lucas and Helen Fielding.
Uuganaa Ramsay searches for the true meaning of the word Mongol.
Steve Hewlett presents a topical programme about the fast-changing media world
Are we are turning normal human behaviour into medical conditions?
Comedy show with Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc
Classic comedy series about hare-brained bureaucrats
Sunday morning with Michael Ball
BBC Radio 2
There are loads of great records, and Mickey will play as many as he can in two hours
Radio 4 documentary.
Edward Stourton hosts a debate on the migration crisis and what it means for Europe.
Tom Mangold investigates a tale of dirty tricks and industrial espionage.
Jo Fidgen and readers take a fresh look at books that contain misogynistic sentiments
Five long-lost, classic Hancock dramas, newly recorded and starring Kevin McNally.
How Vladimir Putin's experience as KGB agent in Germany shaped his career and behaviour.
Security Correspondent Gordon Corera reveals the story behind Israel's secret service.
Radio 4 has been granted access to track work with some of the UK most troubled families.
True stories told live in the USA
Quentin Cooper tells the story of a British scientist hailed as a god in Japan.
Louise Elliott meets Terry O'Neill from Newport, whose story inspired Agatha Christie.
BBC Radio Wales
Rosie Millard charts the progress of people across the UK as they look for a new home.
Well-known figures review their favourite movie with the assistance of expert contributors
Panel show in which guests donate fascinating exhibits to a vast imaginary museum
Comedy sketch show built around the theme of museums, galleries, stately homes and more
Dr Phil Hammond asks each of three guests to play the track of their choice
A late-night party featuring wall-to-wall favourites.
BBC Radio Scotland
Comedy written by Richie Webb as multi-instrumentalist music teacher Nigel Penny
Under a full moon and the Northern Lights, Richard Coles hears the Ice Music of Norway.
The work of Imam Alyas Karmani, counselling those Muslims who have troubled sex lives.
Midge Ure goes in search of the real Freddie Mercury.
Who cut down Glastonbury's 'holy thorn' tree? And why did it matter to so many people?
Sue Broom investigates why 26 dolphins were stranded and died in Falmouth Harbour in 2008.
Frances Fyfield explores the manuscript of Dickens's last and unfinished novel.
Sue Broom cracks the code of the cryptic names that are given to genes by scientists.
Dramas, documentaries and interviews marking the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre
Matthew Hill explores the science behind the psychiatric disorder paedophilia.
More fun on the waves in this classic comedy
Radio 4 announcer Kathy Clugston is anosmic. She cannot smell - and wants to know why.
Internet security is vital, but increasingly fragile. Edward Lucas explores online trust.
Tim Samuels explores the sharing economy, as espoused by chancellor George Osbourne
James Naughtie profiles 60 public figures nominated to mark the diamond jubilee
Andrew Luck-Baker meets today's telescope builders and astronomers
Martin Wolf, of the Financial Times, examines the global financial situation
Could a strange dog from remote New Guinea have been man's first best friend?
Navdip Dhariwal investigates the rise of Hindu fundamentalism in Britain.
Mike Wooldridge reports on the quiet economic inroads into Africa being made by India.
Roger Law visits Yi Wu in China, fast becoming the biggest market place in the world.
Scientist and arts lover Dr Mark Lythgoe looks at the divide between the disciplines