Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.
Series exploring the complex interface between a growing human population and wildlife
David Goldblatt discovers how one snowless Yorkshire city turned out Olympic skiers.
DJ Annie Nightingale looks at how Northern Soul music has become popular in Japan.
A showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries from the UK and abroad
Peter Curran on Northern Ireland's burgeoning film industry.
Examining government plans to tackle the activities of non-violent extremists.
BBC Amateur Scientist Ruth Brooks looks at how animals navigate, from cats to pigeons.
Steph McGovern presents a two-part series on the global history of silk
Simon Singh takes a quirky look at some of the most important numbers in mathematics.
John Simpson reports from Afghanistan and asks how things have gone wrong.
Sam Lee marks the 90th anniversary of cellist Beatrice Harrison's duet with a nightingale.
The story of the glamorous woman who invented broadcast evangelism.
Dr John Wright records his work in setting up an Ebola centre to serve Moyamba junction.
As Dr Mark Porter's waistline increases, he puts his body mass index, or BMI, to the test.
Paul Mason visits Manila to assess the benefits of life in the world's poorest slums.
Kate Williams explores the history and development of the modern winning smile.
Amber Marks explores the science of olfactory detection.
Cathy FitzGerald tries to rescue the Wicked Queen from the mirror's spell.
The exorcism business is booming - Jolyon Jenkins asks if and why demonism is on the rise.
How the power of the news media is used as a global government tool for influence
Astronomer Lucie Green looks at the dangers a solar superstorm could pose to us on Earth.
Santanu Das tells the story of the Indian soldiers who served the Empire in WWI.
Richard Langham Smith on the songs Debussy wrote for his muse Madame Vasnier.
Reem Kelani explores the role of music in the Egyptian revolution of early 2011.
Bluegrass in the Cotswolds at the Sore Fingers Summer School.
Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
Science broadcaster Professor Trevor Cox explores the science of aural architecture.
Tim Marlow explores the kinds of sounds and music that influence an artist's art and work.
Exploring the links between classic albums and the cities in which they were created.
Sound designer Glenn Freemantle, who worked on Gravity, commemorates the first spacewalk.
Roger Law, co-creator of Spitting Image, discovers South Africa's satirical puppets.
Mitch Benn investigates the history of slap bass and even tries to learn the technique.
Ute Lemper explores the political and musical legacy of Mack the Knife composer Kurt Weill
Miranda Sawyer looks at one of music's most distinctive artists Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Historian Michael Scott takes a global view of familiar historical dates.
Claudia Hammond investigates sporting concussions and asks how safe our sports are.
Chemist Andrea Sella investigates things that go flash in the dark.
Clare Balding charts how sport has shaped the British and how Britain has shaped sport
Ayisha Yahya investigates the cause of the falling water levels in Lake Victoria.
Tom Robinson explores Jimi Hendrix and the guitarist's political beliefs and outlook.
Grace Dent explores the modern idea of grace.
Can computer games help to solve the problems of the world? Alex Butterworth investigates.
Piers Plowright revisits sounds from his life that resonate with him still
Paul Jackson and a team of scriptwriters assess the legacy of Steptoe and Son, 50 years on
Newspaper columnist Steve Richards goes on stage with 'pro-politics comedy'.
In the latest of his assignments for Radio 4, Steve Carver learns to be a chimney sweep.
Allan Little returns to Sarajevo to explore the role of the arts in restoring the city.
The complex history of the Notting Hill Carnival, with writer and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah
Rosie Millard meets middle-income people for whom the Recession has meant tough choices.