Andrew Neil offers a portrait of Margaret Thatcher via the voices of those she governed.
Hayden Lorimer explores the double life of Walter Poucher, photographer and perfumer.
Trevor Cox on the physics behind the way orchestral instruments make their unique sound.
Michael Symmons Roberts explores why so many poets choose to become opera librettists.
Martha Reeves uncovers the politics of the disco movement, beginning in New York.
As the world watches the pandas in Edinburgh zoo, Philip Dodd investigates their allure.
Stories from the Poppy Factory in Surrey, where poppies are made for Remembrance Sunday.
Reverend Richard Coles explores the science of sacred sounds.
Jonathan Freedland addresses the knotty problem of MPs' pay and conditions.
Stanley Jones, legendary print maker, in the Curwen Studio with artist Susan Aldworth.
1941. A British psychiatrist is sent to a safe house in Surrey to examine POW Rudolf Hess.
Memories of playwright Terence Rattigan from people who had a close connection to him
Jon Manel investigates the world of the apprentice.
Jolyon Jenkins tells the story of the Spanish boy chosen as a reincarnated Tibetan lama.
Tom Holland explores the continuing appeal of Homer's Odyssey. Why should that be?
The Roman Way explores aspects of everyday life in the Roman Empire, two millennia ago.
What drives extremist violence? Daniel Pick reveals the story of an attempt to find out.
Prof Murray Pittock explores the origins of Scottish nationalism
Elinor Goodman asks if Prince Charles's campaigning will bring a new style of monarchy.
James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Prof Robert Winston looks at music with a scientist's eye
Stephanie Flanders sets out on the search for growth in Britain's economy
As more of us work in open plan spaces, Claudia Hammond goes in search of the ideal office
Jonathan Glancey investigates Paris's secret underground maze of tunnels.
Rory Cellan-Jones traces its roots
Rev Richard Coles returns to his childhood musical hero, with some unexpected twists.
Ian Marchant explores whether trees really do have miraculous powers.
Chris Ledgard asks if gender testing will mean a level playing field for female athletes.
Gyles Brandreth investigates the mystery of the missing teddy bears, the first ever made.
The search for an elusive watery wonder in the aftermath of Sri Lanka's civil war.
In a series mixing science with art, myth and poetry, Paul Farley explores sleep
Materials scientist Mark Miodownik asks whether we could live without cash.
Sean Rocks discovers how soul music and blues first gained an audience in 1960s Ireland.
Paul Gambaccini meets sound engineers James Lock and Geoff Emerick.
Matthew Parris presents memorable despatches sent home by British diplomats down the ages
Mark D'Arcy examines the controversial approach of the Commons Speaker John Bercow.
Chris Bowlby tells the story of the attempt to rescue East Germany's Stasi secret files.
At a time of change and turmoil in the Middle East, what is happening inside Israel?
What now for the welfare state, 70 years after the Beveridge report?
Are today's 18-25s the "Never Had It" generation? #neverhadit.
Sound recordist Chris Watson captures 24 hours in the life of Newcastle Central Station.
Lucy Mangan explores our obsession with pens, paper and the paraphernalia of office life.
Michael Blastland lays out the history of economic ideas
Series telling the story of funk music.
Naftali Brawer delves into the ancient texts of the Talmud
Comedian Danny Robins explores the global Swedish cultural explosion conquering the world.
Do assumptions about teenage pregnancy stand up to scrutiny? Miranda Sawyer investigates.
Sarfraz Manzoor looks at the life of a teetotaller in the UK.
Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Phil Manzanera and Cliff Richard on Hank Marvin.
Robin Aitken examines the relationship between the Conservative Party and the police.