Historian Justin Champion on 17th-century polymath Francis Bacon.
BBC Radio 4
1/3 Anne-Marie Duff narrates stories of survival and resilience on Coventry's ring road.
Billy Kay explores the strong links between espionage and diplomacy in Scottish history.
BBC Radio Scotland
1/4 John Sessions unpicks some medieval myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
2/6 Neneh Cherry looks at Billie Holiday's musicianship.
BBC Radio 6 Music
1/4 One of the stars of Goodness Gracious Me attempts to bring stand-up to his homeland.
24/52 Alan Freeman explores the relationship between musicians and drugs.
2/6 Brian Cox and Robin Ince tackle (verbally!) the most dangerous creatures on the planet.
Danny Howard tells the story of the world's youngest superstar DJ - Martin Garrix.
BBC Radio 1
3/3 Nick Robinson asks if Parliament itself might be the obstacle to improving our democracy.