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.
Toby Young asks why his father was trying to establish a Martian colony on the South Bank.
Grace Dent explores the modern idea of grace.
Can computer games help to solve the problems of the world? Alex Butterworth investigates.
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.
Radio Ulster brings together radio documentaries from UK and Irish broadcasters
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Mark Burman strips away the layers of Stuart Freeborn's remarkable life in movie make-up.
What really happens in intergovernmental summits? Jonathan Powell investigates.
Frauke Jensen reports on a research project set up to count Namibia's cheetah population.
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.
The Alice in Wonderland world of the Anglo-Indians, focusing on a remarkable 92-year-old.
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 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.
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.