2/3 Steve Richards explores the speed and voracity of the modern 24-hour rolling news cycle.
BBC Radio 4
6/6 Michael Blastland uncovers the way we think, exploring our relationship with ambiguity.
Andrew Neil offers a portrait of Margaret Thatcher via the voices of those she governed.
When Mao Zedong tried to force an industrial revolution in China millions starved to death
BBC World Service
What is the state of faith in Mali one year on after the Islamist coup?
21/30 Barbara Yorke on Leoba, the 8th-century nun who became a pioneering abbess in Germany.
BBC Radio 3
Peter Riddell explores the background to the many extraordinary moments of her premiership
Jonathan Glancey finds out about the architects who revolutionised church design.
1/3 The story of the Polish political refugees who settled in Britain in the late 1940s.
In the early 1980s, thousands of civilians were killed in Zimbabwe by the security forces.