Dr Sarah Goldingay explores groundbreaking research into relieving chronic pain.
BBC Radio 4
Farrah Jarral examines how the end of empire brought a dramatic change of mindset.
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BBC Radio 6 Music
Sunil Khilnani profiles the 'Parrot of India' - warrior, poet and Sufi saint Amir Khusro.
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Zareer Masani returns to Mumbai to measure India's changing attitudes to homosexuality.
60 years after James Dean's death, Dotun Adebayo explores his teenage obsession with him.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince ask, 'What is reality?'.