Bruce Lacey, legendary artist, performer and mischief-maker, reflects on his life.
Artist Andrew Shoben explores a controversial idea to 'rotate or retire' public artworks.
Christopher Gabbitas explores the effects on singers of changing the pitch of their voice.
Richard Coles journeys in the footsteps of superstar monks.
Alexander McCall Smith explores the work of writers and their favourite characters.
Francine Stock's history of the alluring yet elusive quality that is charisma
Writer Garrett Carr reveals his unusual map of the Irish border.
Clare Jenkins tells the story of children cared for in 'scattered homes' of Sheffield.
Mike Thomson reports from Northern Iraq on the changing role of child soldiers.
Mark Mardell explores the relationship between the world's two greatest powers.
Clive Anderson visits China to find out why success at the sport has eluded the country.
Rana Mitter discovers the unexpected thinking behind China's welfare state.
Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history
Sue Nelson investigates the humble source of the silicon chip.
Alex Stevenson explores musical diplomacy, as the Parliament and Bundestag choirs sing.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
Record producer Tony Visconti looks back on some classic singles.
Bill Paterson marks the 70th anniversary of the Classics Illustrated comic book series.
Chris Vallance explores the long-term results of the hacking of climate scientists' emails
Is the middle class in decline? The divide between a rich elite and those now clinging on.
Aleks Krotoski tells the story of the languages that have been used to talk to machines.
How surfing is shaping Ireland's coastal communities, north and south of the border.
Five programmes exploring the ways in which people reveal their true selves to the world.
Inside the booming and lucrative business of multinational companies suing governments.
Debbie Wiseman tells the fascinating story of the composer of Captain Noah and Rumpole.
How Western classical music underpinned the golden age of the Hollywood film score.
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Sally Marlow investigates the addictive nature of overeating and how we should treat it.
Winifred Robinson investigates changes to border controls in the wake of election results.
Can we maintain the NHS much as we know it or do we need to envisage really big changes?
Catherine Bott on software that corrects out of tune singing but is also a creative tool.
Quirky sound composition inspired by the songs of crickets.
Hardeep Singh Kohli investigates the lack of chefs threatening Britain's curry industry.
Poet Paul Farley takes a walk across the dangerous sands of Morecambe Bay.
Jake Wallis Simons explores the murky and controversial world of private investigators.
Philip Hoare attends the necropsy of a porpoise and thinks about going inside a whale.
Cuba is one of the world's least connected countries, but that is about to change.
David Schneider looks back at the history of British Jewish comedy.
Ken Hollings examines the artistic device to create new meaning from existing recordings.
Maria Margaronis explores the divided history of Cyprus, as a new settlement awaits.
Paddy O'Connell meets D-Day veterans and asks 'what is remembrance?'.
Lina Sinjab presents a personal account of how the Syrian war has changed her home city.
Reem Kelani explores the history of the Dance of the Seven Veils.
Playwright Michael Symmons Robert explores the dystopic imagination.
Can you apply Darwin's theory of natural selection to music and create the perfect song?
Timandra Harkness explores the benefits and challenges from huge amounts of recorded data.
Emily Buchanan meets parents who adopted children from overseas orphanages.
An exclusive Radio 4 interview with David Attenborough about his life in wildlife sound.
David Baddiel sets out to make sense of some apparently puzzling topics.