Debbie Wiseman delves into the world of the song lyricist with Don Black and Gary Osborne.
Mary Smeeth talks to same-sex parents about the challenges of raising their children.
An early sampler, this 1960s musical invention's fans include Paul McCartney.
How does training at Sandhurst Academy bolster militarised monarchies of the Arab world?
Sgeulachd an òrain ainmeil a rinneadh le Dòmhnall MacPhilip a chaochail bho chionn ghoirid
Alastair Sooke interviews artist Sarah Lucas as she prepares for the Venice Biennale.
Sasha Tsaliuk fights for his Moscow A Capella Jewish choir in a rapidly changing Russia.
Egyptian writer Tarek Osman examines the history of this desert kingdom.
Examining the world of nature and the challenges of wildlife conservation
Dr Adam Rutherford investigates topical science stories
Stephen Webster examines the way scientists work and asks why we should believe them
New series looking at amazing events and characters from science history.
Ehsan Masood explores whether science is becoming politicised on controversial issues.
Dr Ben Goldacre explores what happens when science takes the long view.
Adam Rutherford talks to the scientific advisors behind some well-known films and TV shows
Ehsan Masood examines how science could help prevent future banking crises.
Amundsen may have beaten Scott to the South Pole but Science was the real winner.
Gilleasbuig MacDonald with a snapshot of events from World War I
Series examining the role of state secrecy in Britain
Stella Rimington uncovers startling new evidence about the executed British heroine.
Francis Pryor reflects on the findings of a 2003 study into the Wiltshire landmark.
How the oldest people on the planet are helping scientists to unlock the secrets of ageing
Behind the scenes of the security operation at the Olympic Games.
Will Self embarks on a 50-kilometre walking tour of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Ian Marchant explores the rise of self-service. Who benefits - consumers or big business?
Seth Lakeman attends the Newport Folk Festival to explore its history and influence.
A history of science in Britain from the Restoration to the present day
Peter White meets some of the youngsters who played a key role in the 2012 Olympics.
Adam Rutherford explores the deep history of sex
Professor Julian Swann marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Louis XIV of France.
Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.
Series exploring the complex interface between a growing human population and wildlife
David Goldblatt discovers how one snowless Yorkshire city turned out Olympic skiers.
DJ Annie Nightingale looks at how Northern Soul music has become popular in Japan.
A showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries from the UK and abroad
Peter Curran on Northern Ireland's burgeoning film industry.
Examining government plans to tackle the activities of non-violent extremists.
BBC Amateur Scientist Ruth Brooks looks at how animals navigate, from cats to pigeons.
Steph McGovern presents a two-part series on the global history of silk
Simon Singh takes a quirky look at some of the most important numbers in mathematics.
John Simpson reports from Afghanistan and asks how things have gone wrong.
Sam Lee marks the 90th anniversary of cellist Beatrice Harrison's duet with a nightingale.
The story of the glamorous woman who invented broadcast evangelism.
Dr John Wright records his work in setting up an Ebola centre to serve Moyamba junction.
As Dr Mark Porter's waistline increases, he puts his body mass index, or BMI, to the test.
Paul Mason visits Manila to assess the benefits of life in the world's poorest slums.
Kate Williams explores the history and development of the modern winning smile.
Amber Marks explores the science of olfactory detection.
Cathy FitzGerald tries to rescue the Wicked Queen from the mirror's spell.
The exorcism business is booming - Jolyon Jenkins asks if and why demonism is on the rise.