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.
Sara Parker visits Antony Gormley's installation on Crosby beach on its tenth anniversary.
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
Saxophonist Archie Shepp on life as a black American in Paris.
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
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
Series exploring how technology is changing the arts.
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.
Gideon Coe explores Bristol's New Wave with musicians, labels and DJs who lived through it
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
Military historian Hew Strachan on 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Duncan Campbell tells the story of gangsters, looting and crime on the home front in WWII.
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
Felicity Finch joins conservationist Tim Dixon in search of the very rare Barbestelle bats
Nick Robinson presents a series on the relationship between broadcasters and politicians
Star England and Australian cricketers remember travelling by ship to play Ashes Tests.
Music, culture and life.
Anjana Ahuja examines the use of polygraphs, or lie detectors, on sex offenders.
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Series exploring gender dysphoria. Narrated by Adjoa Andoh.
David Mitchell investigates the confusing world of manners.
Rebecca Lloyd-Evans visits Beirut's house of memory.
Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year 2014 goes back to her roots, Edale in Derbyshire.
Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
Can sailor Sir Ben Ainslie lead the first British team to win the America's Cup?
Ben Goldacre explores the idea of evidence-based policy.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Innovative and thought-provoking features on a wide variety of subjects
An exciting and revelatory soundscape following life between the tides on a sandy coast.
If trophy hunting is banned in Africa, would lions be more or less at risk?
Mark Stephen charts a job swap between gamekeepers from the Kalahari and the Angus Glens
Rajan Datar follows the exodus of western bands to India and China
Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies