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.
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.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Documentary covering the career of rock 'n' roll band The Small Faces.
Midge Ure explains how technical innovation has always stimulated musical creativity.
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?
Rajini Vaidyanathan explores the current bitter controversy over voting rights in the US.
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.
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.
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Tom Dyckhoff explores the way we design and build for animals.
Michael Rosen commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day and looks at how we choose to remember.
Miles Warde explores the life of American photographer Ansel Adams on tape.
Prof Steve Jones takes a sceptical look at the new science of evolutionary psychology
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
AL Kennedy relates what befell her whilst finishing her latest novel in the USA
Samira Ahmed explores the life and work of writer Arnold Bennett.
Arthur Smith pieces together an unreliable portrait of Arthur Cravan, the Dada James Dean.
Horatio Clare explores the landscapes - real and imagined - of horror writer Arthur Machen
Are ash trees coping with the spread of ash dieback in Britain? Adam Hart investigates.
Monthly documentaries throwing a spotlight on British Asian issues
William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
Bobby Friction goes back to Delhi 30 years after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
The world's stories as told from the point of view of those most affected by them
A panel of new Britons discuss what it is like to make a home in a new land.
Radio 4 documentary.
Rajini Vaidyanathan explores the future of the death penalty in the United States.
Lenny Henry profiles Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American playwright August Wilson.
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig