Claudia Hammond investigates the science of face recognition.
Joan Bakewell asks what she might expect, and how she should prepare, if she had dementia.
Stuart Maconie looks at four final albums by major artists and tells their stories
Chocolate, swimming and sport: life working at the Cadbury factory in Bournville.
Sue Broom explores new scientific research on female promiscuity across the animal kingdom
Islington-born Sylvie Simmons talks to Nick Barraclough about her life as a rock writer.
Terence Blacker explores politically incorrect music over the last century
Artist Tacita Dean travels to Unesco in Paris on a mission to save photochemical film.
Lyse Doucet asks diplomats and politicians how we should engage with brutal regimes.
Francine Stock explores our use of mind-altering substances and Aldous Huxley's influence.
Jeremy Bowen hears first-hand accounts of the revolution which started in Tunisia
Christine Finn explores how authors' archive is kept, now they write on screens not paper.
Anne-Marie Duff narrates stories of life and death on the UK's ring roads.
Series that tracks down the stories behind the scores of well-known pieces of music
How Tarzan has enjoyed a hundred years swinging through the jungle of popular culture.
Can the Indian group which owns Jaguar Land Rover maintain its ethical reputation?
Michael Robinson shows how tax avoidance powers the spread of aggressive global companies.
No longer just for the rich, tutoring is booming in Britain. But is it worth the money?
Assessing 70 years of conflict and consensus since secondary education became free to all.
Aditya Chakrabortty reports on the student fight to reform their economics education.
Tracey Logan explores the world of colour, from biology to fashion
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by riveting speakers on the TED stage.
A journey into the triumphs and struggles of the Iranian diaspora in Los Angeles.
Howard Stableford meets the Ten Rare Men, the experts who rule on rare bird sightings.
How terrorists need the oxygen of publicity, and the battle to starve them of it.
Fergal Keane uncovers the roots of modern terrorism
Keith Joseph's impact as the trailblazer for Thatcherism is assessed by James Landale.
Ian McMillan goes in search of one of Britain's strangest linguistic features.
William Crawley tells the story of Northern Ireland's so-called 'Gay Cake' row.
A poetic meditation on the element uniting Nagasaki, Argyll and a mutant bounty hunter.
Paul Morley on the 7-inch single's grand relative - the 12-inch - and its peak in the 80s.
Tim Robbins, star of The Shawshank Redemption, leads acting classes in LA's Norco Prison.
David Lomax reports on the story of the Kamchatka crabs brought to the Arctic by Stalin.
How has the world has changed for women? Inspiring women in their 70s and 80s look back
Richard Dawkins decodes the discoveries and mysteries of the human genome sequence
Andrew Collins tells the story of Alan Smithee, prolific film director who never existed.
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Bob Dickinson visits a new festival of contemporary art in a nuclear bunker in Bosnia.
Richard Coles on the inspiration to artists of darkness and the Northern lights in Norway.
Author Rosie Dastgir explores how home and roots shape an artist's work and creativity.
Will Gompertz examines objects in the Royal Collection that define the British monarchy.
Peter Day salutes the graphic artists whose canvas was Radio Times, 90 years old this week
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the digital remastering of music.
Guy Garvey on the challenge of turning a collection of songs into a single piece of art.
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff, asks what makes a great foreign minister.
Composer Matthew Herbert takes a critical look at looping and sampling in modern music.
Ben Schott examines the graphic and gastronomic tricks of the menu.
Will Gompertz investigates the artworks kept in our homes.
Midge Ure investigates water's role as a constantly flowing source of musical inspiration.