Factual: Arts, Culture & the Media A to Z
- 78 Revolutions
Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
- A Family Business: The Chaplin Legacy
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
- A Good Read
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
- A History of the World Special
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
- A Hundred Years of Mervyn Peake
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
- A Kist o Wurds
A Kist o Wurds is Radio Ulster's weekly Ulster-Scots magazine show.
- A Last Excuse Me Dance
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
- A Letter to Alistair, from his producer, 2004
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
- A Menace to Society
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
- After I Was Gorgeous
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
- Am I Tone Deaf?
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
- And No Birds Sing: Rachel Carson and Silent Spring
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
- Angels in the North
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
- Arts Extra
- Australian Rap
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
- Ayckbourn in Action
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
- Bach's Choir
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
- Back Row
Film programme featuring interviews with on and off screen stars
- Baroque in Britain
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
- Bàrr a' Bhaile
Linda MacLeod presents unpublished songs from her own community
- BBC Radio 1's Stories
Music, culture and life.
- BBC Radio 1Xtra's Stories
Music, culture and life.
- Behind the Fairytale
Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.
- Between the Ears
Innovative and thought-provoking features on a wide variety of subjects
- Bleep Bleep Bloop: Music and Video Games
Paul Bennun explores the world of music composed for video games.
- Blowing in the Wind: Dylan's Spiritual Journey
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
- Born in Bradford
Winifred Robinson tracks researchers on one of the world's largest child health studies.
- Boston Calling
How the world looks through American eyes
- Brain Culture: Neuroscience and Society
Matthew Taylor explores the coming 'Brain Culture'
- Britain in a Box
Series exploring the stories behind programmes which have become part of TV history
- Cat Women of the Moon
Sarah Hall explores the popular sci-fi motif of an all-women society surviving without men
- Change of Art
Artist Andrew Shoben explores a controversial idea to 'rotate or retire' public artworks.
- Classics Illustrated: The Comic Book Unbound
Bill Paterson marks the 70th anniversary of the Classics Illustrated comic book series.
- Curb your Judaism
David Schneider looks back at the history of British Jewish comedy.
- David Pownall at 75
Dramas and a documentary to celebrate the birthday of the British playwright and author
- David Vaughan: The Artist Who Fell from Grace
The amazing life story of a 1960s pop artist who fell from grace, told by Wayne Hemingway.
- Deborah Bull's Dance Nation
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
- Does Happiness Write White?
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
- Domesday Reloaded - Me and My Square
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
- Domesday Reloaded: How Britain Has Changed
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
- Dòmhnall Aonghais Bhàin
Josie Burgess a' toirt iomradh air Bàrd Taobh a Deas Loch Baghasdail.
- Dream Builders
Razia Iqbal in conversation with some of the world's greatest architects.
- Erich Honecker's Rock and Roll Years
Henning Wehn investigates 'Ostrock' - the East German rock and pop music scene.
- Famed for Its Knitting
The life and changing times of Woman's Weekly as it celebrates its centenary.
- Fela Kuti Comes Home
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
- Folk Song, Art Song
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire.
- For One Night Only
Series looking back at classic live albumss
- Four Thought
Series of thought-provoking talks with a personal dimension
- Frankenstein's Moon
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
- Free Thinking Festival
Radio 3's Festival of Ideas.
- Front Row
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
- Goodnight John Boy
Frank Cottrell Boyce celebrates one of the great TV families, the Waltons.
- Hearing the Past
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how the sounds of our past still influence us today.
- Hemingway Days
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
- Here We Come
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Jane Smiley goes horse racing in California. Why is it such fertile ground for a novelist?
- How Dolly Got Rotherham Reading
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
- Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul
Dr Kate O'Brien explores Ibiza's subtle influence over British youth culture and nightlife
- In Doubt We Trust
Mark Vernon examines how desire for certainty has affected people's ability to doubt
- In for the Kill
Mike Phillips investigates the coming of age of black British crime fiction.
- In His Element
Sir Ken Robinson, creativity guru, is in Derry-Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture.
- In Pursuit of Spring
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
- In Search of Barney Bubbles
The hunt for the truth about the most influential and enigmatic of graphic designers.
- In the Lounge with Rich Morton
Comedian and musician Rich Morton explores the laid-back world of lounge music.
- Inside the Academie Francaise
Agnes Poirier explores the role of the body which protects the French language.
- It's Fun, But Is It Theatre?
Punchdrunk, YouMeBumBumTrain, and other immersive theatre companies under the microscope.
- Just So Science
Vivienne Parry presents the science behind some of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
- Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
- La France Maintenant
Andrew Hussey goes beyond the cliches to discover the true face of 21st-century France
- Letter from America by Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004.
- Letters from Germany
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
- Liberty, Fraternity, Anarchy - Le Punk Francais
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
- Loose Ends
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
- Lord Gnome Aged 49 and Three Quarters
As Private Eye nears 50, Michael Crick traces its ups and downs and assesses its impact.
- Lunchtime with Mark Patterson, including News at One
Grassroots news, views, issues and culture from across the north west community
- Make Me a National Treasure
Gyles Brandreth discovers what it takes to become a national treasure.
- Mastering the Art of the Kimono
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
- Merzman: The Art of Kurt Schwitters
How a leading German modern artist's greatest work was rediscovered in a barn in Cumbria.
Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests
- Music Matters
Radio 3's flagship classical music magazine programme.
- My Empire of Dust
Wolfgang Stoecker is on a mission to explore the meaning of dust.
- New Conversation
Olivia O'Leary follows historian Theodore Zeldin in the quest to reform conversation.
- Night Visions
Poet Paul Farley flies over London in a police helicopter and reflects on the city below.
- Night Waves
Flagship arts and ideas programme, featuring discussions between academics and artists
- Old Photographs Fever - The Search for China's Pictured Past
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
- On the French Fringe
Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash present cultural snapshots off the beaten track in France
- One in a Million
One million books given away for free - how did it affect those involved?
- One Man's War
Katie Derham delves into the fascinating world of musical life during the Second World War
- Online Damage: Porn in the 21st Century
Penny Marshall examines the effects of the rapid expansion of online porn on UK society.
- Open Air
Series of audio interventions by artists, to mark the launch of the Open arts initiative
- Open Book
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
- Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets
Michael White uncovers the life of the soprano singer Jennifer Vyvyan.
- Oscar and Al Pacino
An exclusive interview with Al Pacino about his passion for Oscar Wilde.
- Our Language in Your Hands
Linguist Mark Turin explores the fate of the world's endangered languages
- Paddling with Peter Duck
John McCarthy explores the life of Arthur Ransome through the boats he once owned.