1/2 Meet Venezuelan Padro Carrillo, who moved to the birthplaceof opera to pursue his career.
BBC World Service
Are people like Osama Bin Laden or General Mladic inherently evil? Michael Ford explores.
2/4 Horatio Clare explores life on the Seine with one of the barge-dwellers of central Paris.
BBC Radio 4
1/2 Why does Britain's narrow and elite establishment keep stumbling from crisis to crisis?
2/2 As Obama's campaign to win a 2nd term ramps up Gary Younge assesses his performance so far
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
Kit Hesketh Harvey visits the Nailympics to understand the growing mania for manicures.
22/30 Saving Species asks if success with species conservation can ever become a problem.
Liza Tarbuck discovers how Jayne Mansfield shook up the northern club scene in 1967.
1/3 Stephanie Flanders discusses the global financial crisis with top economic thinkers.