His home's Bronze Age legacy and nearby Jodrell Bank inspire author Alan Garner to write.
Julia Blackburn meets writers whose private papers reside in Leeds University Library.
Katie Grant visits a summer camp aimed at mixed-race families.
Steve Richards tells the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister
Lord Digby Jones explores the relationship between business, government and society.
Film critic Mark Kermode reveals the economic realities behind the film industry.
Dominic Arkwright talks to people who have taken or made life-changing phone calls
Zubeida Malik meets young British Arabs who took part in the Arab uprisings.
Five illustrated talks by different writers exploring the cave as a theme
The crime writer Val McDermid on how boarding school novels inspired her to be a writer.
Following the barristers, clerks and staff of one of London's leading law chambers
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
How chemist Fritz Haber saved billions from starvation - and pioneered gas warfare too.
Li Cunxin, Madame Mao's favourite dancer, tells Darcey Bussell about his amazing journey.
Psychoanalyst Mary Bradbury investigates mental health in the pressured financial sector.
Polly Toynbee explores how possible it is to move up through British society
Four contributors present illustrated essays on the theme of cliffs.
Exploring a key question in the story of action on climate change: what's stopping us?
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.
Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
Tucker the sniffer dog takes a boat trip to save the whales.
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?