Peter White finds out what the blind boarding school he attended is like today
Dr Mark Porter asks if fructose a 'toxic additive' or a healthy fruit sugar.
Bassist Danny Thompson tells the story of influential singer-songwriter Nick Drake.
Gareth Gwynn takes us on a surreal journey into Welsh independence.
Stephen Fry investigates the reality of being gay in prison.
Richard Coles asks if gay marriage is the last crusade of the campaign for gay rights.
BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera goes inside Britain's secret listening station.
Lucy Ash sees how young Europeans are facing up to a time of economic and political crisis
Declan Harvey investigates if today's under-30s are a new right-wing political generation.
Fi Glover presents the series that tracks people from two very different generations
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.
Was graffiti the great art of the 70s? Some of New York's pioneers share their stories.
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.
Robin Ince explores our timeless fascination with the self-help shelf.
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