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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
Nina Simone's daughter explores her mother's life and career.
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
The Velvet Underground singer was immortalised on Andy Warhol's influential album.
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
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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.
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.
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.
Probing interviews with some of the arts and entertainment world's most notable figures.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Manchester DJ and record collector Andy Votel explores Welsh language pop music.
Richard Wilson performs at Frinton Summer Theatre, in its 75th anniversary of weekly rep.
The stories of graduates finding work internships far afield in China.
Charles Wheeler recalls the epic of strategic success that made victory possible.
Paul Morley charts the rise of the record label and looks ahead to an uncertain future.
Robert Elms charts the history, ideology and culture of squatting.
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.
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Tom Armitage decodes digital literacy for the so-called 'second machine age'.
Gareth Gwynn takes us on a surreal journey into Welsh independence.
Satirist Gareth Gwynn has an identity crisis as he investigates Welsh-language rock.
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.