The daughter of a former Chernobyl engineer returns to her father's workplace
First bus company run a writing competition for their drivers. Hop on board...
Is Britain wasting billions through bad defence procurement? Francis Tusa investigates.
Adam Smith travels through California to discover why being a paradise is so much trouble.
Camels remain at the heart of Arabic culture. Tessa McGregor joins an Omani caravan.
Trevor Cox asks whether computers can ever be truly creative.
Nick Robinson explores democracy, questioning senior politicians, activists and the public
Paul Lewis looks at the colourful history of tax avoidance and asks what we can learn.
Journalist Nichi Hodgson asks whether there's scope for an ethical code for producing porn
Keir Starmer explores relationships between justice, retribution and the passage of time.
David Cowling examines the role of opinion polling in British politics
How did subliminal advertising begin, and does it work? David Aaronovitch investigates.
Anita Anand investigates a new system designed to work out who is and isn't fit for work.
Michael Portillo weighs up the costs and benefits of global capitalism
Peter White explores the story of the 1,700 applicants for 8 jobs at a branch of Costa
The story of the English schoolchildren who were captured by pirates off the China coast.
Christina Patterson explores why nursing sometimes goes wrong and what can put it right.
Dave Howard finds out what it is like to be a young adult carer.
Benjamin Zephaniah uncovers the passion, mind games and intrigue of competitive dominoes.
Julie Fernandez explores the complex relationship between disabled child and parent carer.
Andrew Hussey explores the cultural renaissance affecting Morocco's largest city.
Sarah Hall explores the popular sci-fi motif of an all-women society surviving without men
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.
Roger Harrabin examines the science, politics and solutions of climate.
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.
Sharmini Selvarajah meets interfaith families facing the 'December dilemma'.
William Crawley travels to Winston Churchill's grave in the Oxfordshire village of Bladon.
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.
Fresh revelations about the Cambridge spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean.
How surfing is shaping Ireland's coastal communities, north and south of the border.
Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases the best of the BBC archive
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.