Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses a word and sees where it leads him
Michael Portillo challenges the notion of calm before the storm of the Great War
Charting how the war transformed the arts.
Astronomer Paul Murdin asks if Jupiter's moon, Europa, might sustain biological life.
As the Mayan prophecy of doom approaches, enjoy this light-hearted guide to the apocalypse
Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
Matthew Syed explores the puzzling but powerful phenomenon of home advantage in sport.
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
Can we use the Amazon for the wealth of resources it contains, but still keep it alive?
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Former soldiers turn to Shakespeare to fight stress and take Henry V to the London stage.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Georgia Catt explores the politics behind the UK's tech start-up revolution.
Prof Steve Jones takes a sceptical look at the new science of evolutionary psychology
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives