Tony Hill looks at the genesis of five inventions that define our world today
Tim Marlow talks to celebrated photographer David Bailey about his work
150 years on, James Naughtie examines the relevance of the Gettysburg Address for today.
Archaeologist Christine Finn taps her foot to ancient sounds not heard for millennia.
Richard Hollingham examines British plans for a moon mission.
Ricky Ross discovers how one Scottish company is giving back the freedom of speech.
Susan Watts investigates the second generation of genetically modified crops.
Tim Gardam investigates faith in modern China
Matthew Taylor discovers what science tells us about our need for religion
Horatio Clare walks with former soldiers to see the Welsh mountains through their eyes.
The story of hair as an artefact of remembrance.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
Bill Bailey tells the story of the remarkable electronic instrument.
Frank Cottrell Boyce celebrates one of the great TV families, the Waltons.
Grahame Dangerfield, veteran naturalist, revisits the place he thought was Eden
Writer Maria Margaronis returns home to listen to those living through the Greek disaster.
Professor Trevor Cox explores the world of sonic design applied to our outdoor spaces.
Angus Crawford asks whether the army can do its job whilst respecting the environment.
Martin Jarvis and Christopher Matthew return to their schooldays in Croydon and Surrey.
Bruce Dickinson presents a profile of blueman Howlin' Wolf, aka Chester Arthur Burnett.
Nitin Sawhney explores the work of Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Elinor Goodman examines the complex identity of England's Gypsies.
Frank Swain, aged 32, is losing his hearing. But could he create a new super sense?
Geoff Watts explores the cultural and scientific story of hallucination.
In the Solar System's outer darkness, planet Neptune has its first 'official' birthday.
Writer and comedian Stewart Lee explores the television series Children of the Stones.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how the sounds of our past still influence us today.
Personal approaches to religious belief and spirituality from around the world.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events and conflicts
Rowan Pelling searches for a cure for the problem which blights her life, procrastination.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Professor Andrew Hussey explores whether heroin use creates a particular aesthetic style.
Joanna Smith Rakoff explores JD Salinger's relationship with fans who wrote him letters
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Paul Gambaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967, which brought soul greats to Europe.
Joe Queenan on the German Wild West novels that inspired Adolf Hitler throughout his life.
Hardeep Singh Kohli meets British Indians who have left the UK for a new life in India
Jane Smiley goes horse racing in California. Why is it such fertile ground for a novelist?
With a new history curriculum coming, Adam Smith explores how pupils learn about the past.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
Folk singer Martin Carthy examines the rise and fall of Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
Writer and broadcaster John Kampfner looks at the global consequences of war in Iraq.
Hugh Cunningham presents a history of philanthropic giving in Britain
Dr Kevin Fong asks why the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying is under criticism.
Anne McElvoy explores the history of governing Europe across three eras
Alex Bellos looks at the science behind learning maths and if school lessons reflect this.
A personal statement is crucial for university. What should it say, asks Imogen Stubbs?
David Grossman investigates the ways that savers, investors and consumers pay for the City
Football daft Peter White follows referee Howard Webb as he works with troubled teenagers.