How the most gruelling fell race is inspiring a composer to write a new piece of music.
BBC Radio 4
30/30 Brett Westwood rounds up a busy year and revisits some key stories from Saving Species.
Alexandra Harris discusses the history of fireworks at the 2011 Free Thinking Festival.
BBC Radio 3
9/15 From 1862, the Post Office Savings Bank offers savings accounts to poorer people.
Professor Lucas performs a 'consented' post mortem, defending its contribution to medicine
8/15 Dominic Sandbrook investigates the role of love letters in the history of the Post Office.
Ruth Evans reports on a unique dot.com venture providing jobs for the poor.
BBC World Service
How does the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, which created Bangladesh, still resonate today?
7/15 Thanks to cheap postage, businesses could advertise and interact with people more directly
How Scandinavia became home to a generation of African-American jazz and blues musicians.