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.
Steve Richards explores David Cameron's vision for the state and society
Allan Little profiles the great philosopher David Hume who was born 300 years ago.
Roger Bolton reassesses one of the world's great archaeological discoveries
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
Supporters of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, including Alan Bennett, tell its history.
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
Dr Janina Ramirez presents a series that examines three masterworks in minute detail
John Simpson returns to Kurdistan, 25 years after a devastating chemical weapons attack.
Did the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison mean to die at the Epsom Derby of 1913?
Radicalism and adolescence in Tessa Hadley's story, read by Harriet Walter.
Geoff Watts finds out how deep brain stimulation is treating Parkinson's and depression.
How did Indian bandit queen Phoolan Devi become a heroine and earn worldwide notoriety?
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Jolyon Jenkins investigates why healthy people go online pretending to be terminally ill.
Did Douglas Adams predict the future in the year 2000? Mitch Benn finds out.
For Stalin, privacy was key. So how would he feel about his secrets being revealed?
How the Natural History Museum packed its collections off to country houses during WWII.
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Nikki Fox investigates the treatment of disabled people in British prisons.
Julie Fernandez considers whether to have children at risk of inheriting her disability.
Emma Barnett asks what rights we have to our online life and if deleting is desirable.
Ian Lavender explores his Dad's Army colleague Arthur Lowe's radio legacy.
James Reason explores how patient safety can be improved by doctors admitting mistakes
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Could an independent Scotland align itself with the Nordic Pact? Allan Little investigates
Geoff Watts explores the value of public engagement in research
In-game betting is becoming hugely popular, but does it threaten the integrity of sport?
Martin Reeve follows the fortunes of street theatre in Britain over the last 40 years.
Deborah Meaden uncovers the business secrets of booming Milton Keynes.
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
Shark biologist Gareth Fraser explores Jaws, 40 years after Peter Benchley created it.
Gerald Scarfe explores the activity of the Walt Disney Studio during World War Two.
60 years after James Dean's death, Dotun Adebayo explores his teenage obsession with him.
Poet Lemn Sissay tells the story of Cab Calloway and his Hepster's Dictionary of jive talk
The surprising political legacy of the much-loved children's author, Dr Seuss.
Kim Normanton explores the booming British drag scene.
Charlotte Smith asks, when do you choose to stop trying with IVF?
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
How the pilotless drone aircraft is controversially transforming air warfare.
6Music DJ Shaun Keaveny meets the scientists investigating why songs get stuck in our head
As the new Ebola treatment centre opens, Dr John Wright and his team record what happens.
Gary Younge tells the story of Ebony, the magazine that redefined African-American life.