The life and work of the prolific journalist, historian, polemicist and educator.
Series exploring how technology is changing the arts.
Richard Harrington reads Dannie Abse's account of growing up under the shadow of war.
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
Barbara Windsor celebrates the lives of the biggest names in popular entertainment
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
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.
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.
Mark Stephen charts a job swap between gamekeepers from the Kalahari and the Angus Glens
Stephen Fry presents a tribute to Viv Stanshall, lead singer of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies
Scientist and broadcaster Prof Trevor Cox explores a new wave of biomimicry.
Brett Westwood explores the UK's natural history societies
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Ismene Brown uncovers the story of Mona Inglesby and International Ballet.
Christine Finn visits the house that was the poet Wilfred Owen's final refuge in France.
Paul Bennun explores the world of music composed for video games.
Communism vies with the Catholic church in Italy's postwar comic creation, Don Camillo.
Peter White explores the experience of travel from a blind person's perspective
Peter White explores some of the things that annoy him about blindness
Why are black and Asian people in Britain reluctant to act as blood and organ donors?
Grace Dent examines the work and life of writer, scholar and critic Lorna Sage.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
How Scandinavia became home to a generation of African-American jazz and blues musicians.
Robbie Vincent talks to soul singer Bobby Womack.