Essex born and bred, writer Ian Sansom goes back to the county that made him who he is.
Connie St Louis investigates ethnic marketing in the pharmaceutical industry.
Allan Little looks at the changing dynamic of the European Union, as power heads east.
Allan Little looks at key moments and issues that brought the EU to the current crisis
Lucy Ash profiles five controversial characters from different corners of the continent
Chris Bowlby looks at how the far right is influencing mainstream European politics
Art critic Louisa Buck lifts the lid on Painting By Number kits.
Most published science papers are untrue, but few ever get tested. Jolyon Jenkins reports.
Juliet Gardiner compares experiments in communal living today with those after WWII.
Adam Rutherford presents a three-part series on extinction
Travelling with the extreme commuters; a modern phenomenon.
John Andrew returns to Paris where he lost his heart to 60s icon Francoise Hardy.
Nick Ross investigates the health impact of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
The life and changing times of Woman's Weekly as it celebrates its centenary.
Can Harry Potter fans change the world? Jolyon Jenkins looks at the growth of fan activism
Rainer Hersch explores the dazzling technique of today's musical virtuosos.
Two Falklands veterans with mixed feelings about having sons in the military.
Aasmah Mir asks if Scottish society has been split in two by the independence referendum.
Across Britain, cremation ashes remain uncollected. Amanda Mitchinson investigates why.
David Loyn investigates why US food aid policy isn't working, and how it could be reformed
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
David Stafford celebrates the Fender Stratocaster with the help of some key players.
David Goldblatt tells the turbulent story of FIFA, international football's governing body
Kat Arney investigates why little girls are addicted to the colour pink, and if it matters
Andy Martin asks what influence loyalists retain on the politics of Northern Ireland.
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Quentin Cooper looks at the weaknesses in GPS and the future of navigation.
Helen Keen explores selective mutism, a condition often described as a phobia of speaking.
Claudia Hammond asks how much we can trust fingerprint evidence.
Anne McElvoy and John Harris host a series of debates on institutions under pressure.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.
Writers talk about their favourite characters.
Michael Robinson examines what went wrong with Britain's banks
Spain's current economic crisis is seeing the return of flamenco as a form of protest.
Murray Lachlan Young and guests to explore sounds and ideas in unexpected ways
Why are youths in Northern Ireland using social networking sites to spread sectarianism?
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire.
Shaun Ley follows the changing views of some floating voters.
Ruby Tandoh on the fascinating, evolving role played by food in art over the centuries.
Comic and broadcaster Ian Stone on the revolution in the way we run children's football.
Ian Stone asks what makes a football fan travel the country to watch their team play.
Paul Jackson reports on TV in China, and the British producers hoping to succeed there.
Alan Leith tells the story of the eccentric recluse who purchased Brownsea Island in 1927.
Bettany Hughes tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history
Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels reflect a country's history and political system.
Tim Marlow encourages us not to forget the novelist Lawrence Durrell.
Julian Jackson on the issue at the heart of the forthcoming French presidential election.
Investigating the concentration camps set up in France to hold Spanish Civil War refugees.
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.