Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
As Liverpool's Everyman Theatre prepares to reopen, hear from those who worked there.
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Robert Orchard traces the Welsh roots of those who brought down Margaret Thatcher.
Alexandra Harris takes four walks that inspired Woolf and that tell her story
Battle of Britain fighter pilots recall the summer of 1940. Presented by Misha Glenny.
David Almond argues that more European children's books should be translated into English.
On the 80th birthday of Alcoholics Anonymous, AL Kennedy tells its story and how it works.
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
Matthew Syed explores the puzzling but powerful phenomenon of home advantage in sport.
Lyse Doucet visits Kabul to hear about the lives of Afghan women as the troops depart.
A former British commander in Afghanistan examines what has been achieved by the campaign.
Bola Masuro follows four African students as they begin courses at British universities.
Dr John Wright, one of the first NHS volunteers in Sierra Leone, returns to the country.
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
Linda Colley reflects on the future wider repercussions of the Scottish referendum result.
AL Kennedy explores something uniquely intimate and comforting that begins in childhood.
When a person sees their life going the other way on the back of a lorry, what do they do?
Lewis Carroll's roots in the north east of England are uncovered by Simon Farnaby.
Siouxsie Sioux celebrates Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on the 150th anniversary.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Historian and writer Ben Macintyre presents a series on bluff and guile in battle
Midge Ure explains how technical innovation has always stimulated musical creativity.
Jane Little explores why thousands suffer reactions to common man-made chemicals.
Classical soprano Catherine Bott explores the world of the backing singer.
When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
Can we use the Amazon for the wealth of resources it contains, but still keep it alive?
The story of the children fathered by American servicemen during the Vietnam War.
Rajini Vaidyanathan explores the current bitter controversy over voting rights in the US.
The Daughters of the American Revolution at 125 and still flying the flag for the USA.
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Photographer Andrew Heptinstall's quest to represent sound within a photograph.
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Bettany Hughes follows the Egnatian Way, the ancient Roman road to Istanbul.
Former soldiers turn to Shakespeare to fight stress and take Henry V to the London stage.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
Lenny Henry unveils the mysterious contents of Andy Warhol's Time Capsules.