Christopher Gabbitas explores the effects on singers of changing the pitch of their voice.
Tom Fort travels from the white cliffs of Dover to Land's End in search of maritime tales.
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.
Twenty years after Trainspotting's release, the real-life addicts who inspired the actors.
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.
Bridget Kendall presents an oral history of the early Cold War.
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.
How Western classical music underpinned the golden age of the Hollywood film score.
Trevor Cox asks whether compression can detract from our enjoyment of recorded music.
Hannah Fry reveals the UK's lead role in developing computer technologies we rely on today
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?
Why are orchids so popular? Jim Endersby offers a new scientific history of their allure.
Tha Gilleasbuig MacDhòmhnaill a' cluinntinn sgeulachdan mu thatùan dhaoine
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.
Contemporary community dance in Oxford, from the cradle to the grave.