Angus Roxburgh explores the years when the Soviet Union ruled space.
Simon Singh witnesses the first man versus machine poker championship in Vancouver.
Jonathan Glancey finds out about the architects who revolutionised church design.
Men who sing in falsetto: Bidisha on the countertenor voice, from Purcell to Plan B.
An examination of the causes of the dramatic fall in crime over the last 20 years.
A fascinating insight into one of Nature's greatest cheats.
The Dali Christ is Scotland's favourite painting. Louise Welsh finds out why.
Pallab Ghosh investigates the potential effects of anti-sleep drugs on society.
Stephen Evans tells the story of daring East German defector Ernst Degner.
Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career.
Matthew Hill asks what is happening to Britain's public services.
Series that looks at the world we inhabit through the lens of design.
Ian Marchant drives across the midwest to learn how barbed wire privatised America.
Steph McGovern explores proposals to devolve more powers to England's cities.
Brett Westwood reflects on how the wildlife has changed in his local patch over 40 years.
David Quantick celebrates the dying art of crafting a mix tape on cassette.
Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
Tucker the sniffer dog takes a boat trip to save the whales.
Paul Farley presents a series showcasing the best of the latest poetry
Geoff Watts asks why the source of new medical drugs is drying up.
Top business people discuss the effect that their traumatic childhood had on them.
Series exploring spectacular years in the history of science
Dr Mark Porter on whether adult health is determined by the first thousand days of life
1903 Sheffield's on-location Daring Daylight Burglary inspired every action movie since.
The extraordinary story of how classic Irish folk songs were saved from extinction.
Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.
In the port of Astoria, Oregon, Katrina Porteous reports on the Fisher Poets Gathering.
Michael Bird explores the tiny beautiful flower fields of west Cornwall and the Scillies.
Peter Curran celebrates the humble foghorn's powerful role in music, literature and film.
Sarfraz Manzoor goes in search of America's black cowboys.
Edward Stourton walks the most dangerous WWII escape route over the Pyrenees
Lucy Ash explores London's new French community, as it spreads beyond South Kensington.
Grace Dent presents a conversational history of radio comedy, from 1975 to 2005.
Women bishops? Will the Church of England approve them and can it cope with the fallout?
How will the workforce of the future be changed by advanced technologies?
A portrait of life in Gaza through the eyes of a group of young Palestinian surfers.
Amanda Foreman examines the formative years of British politics.
Zareer Masani on why Indians worship English as a goddess who can free them from poverty.
Alan Dein meets figurehead of the Northern Irish punk scene, Terri Hooley.
The story of a momentous day during Jeff Buckley's first solo tour of the UK in March 1994
Andrew Collins explores the history and future of electronic music.
Adam Fowler visits Northern Canada to discover some potential benefits of global warming.
Jolyon Jenkins speaks to the unsung enthusiasts on a mission to protect us from asteroids.
Michael Portillo explores the intellectual battleground of World War One.
Ayisha Yahya explores warnings that some deserts could turn greener in the future
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?