Professional listeners reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing
Series about people whose professional lives revolve around listening.
Robert Macfarlane undertakes an immersive poetic pilgrimage to the Cairngorms.
Why were tens of thousands of people lobotomised in the 1940s and 50s in the UK and US?
Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London
Every year more people try to swim the English Channel. Jolyon Jenkins joins the dreamers.
Edward Stourton retraces the route of Mao's Long March, to mark its 80th anniversary
Ruth Barnes explores the life, loves and music of the singer-songwriter Judee Sill.
Shining a light on the earliest female jazz pioneers, who were erased from music history.
The songs inspired by the Luddites and their uprisings - which began 200 years ago.
Ayisha Yahya tells the story of the 600-mile railway line from the Kenyan coast to Uganda
Narrative history series exploring over 2,000 years of western medicine
Tarek Osman traces characters and ideas that have shaped the modern Arab world
Rob Walker investigates the mystery of a man found dead on a west London street.
Peter Day explores the wayward genius of Irish writer Flann O'Brien on his centenary.
Exploring the Manhattan grid as city matrix, psychic space and a bold political ideal.
John Lloyd celebrates 30 years of The Meaning of Liff with Matt Lucas and Helen Fielding.
Tom Mangold investigates a tale of dirty tricks and industrial espionage.
Security Correspondent Gordon Corera reveals the story behind Israel's secret service.
Radio 4 has been granted access to track work with some of the UK most troubled families.
Quentin Cooper tells the story of a British scientist hailed as a god in Japan.
Under a full moon and the Northern Lights, Richard Coles hears the Ice Music of Norway.
Midge Ure goes in search of the real Freddie Mercury.
Who cut down Glastonbury's 'holy thorn' tree? And why did it matter to so many people?
Sue Broom investigates why 26 dolphins were stranded and died in Falmouth Harbour in 2008.
Frances Fyfield explores the manuscript of Dickens's last and unfinished novel.
Sue Broom cracks the code of the cryptic names that are given to genes by scientists.
Dramas, documentaries and interviews marking the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre
Martin Wolf, of the Financial Times, examines the global financial situation
Could a strange dog from remote New Guinea have been man's first best friend?
Navdip Dhariwal investigates the rise of Hindu fundamentalism in Britain.
Roger Law visits Yi Wu in China, fast becoming the biggest market place in the world.
Scientist and arts lover Dr Mark Lythgoe looks at the divide between the disciplines
Why is there such an increasing demand for Danish sperm donors? Kate Brian investigates.
Can we predict the next deadly pandemic? Alok Jha investigates.
Tim van Eyken investigates songs of seduction and ghosts - the night visiting songs.
Edward Stourton explores the impact of the famous river on the people of Egypt
Ian McMillan fights the cause of 'sodcasters', perpetrators of tinny mobile phone music.
Roger Bolton tells the story of the Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest bible.
Chris Mullin explores what working life is like for some outsourced workers.
As the Glasgow Games begin, Dr Joya Chatterji explores the history of the Commonwealth.
Public figures revisit their paper round route and reveal how it influenced their lives
As antibiotic resistance increases, Dr Stuart Flanagan investigates what the future holds.
Bridget Kendall evaluates America's 'missionaries of democracy' in the Peace Corps.
The image of the humanities academic, past and present, in the public imagination.
Libby Purves follows the way Britain prepared for the assault on Normandy in June 1944.
Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office
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.