Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
Linguist Mark Turin tracks down some of the world's endangered languages.
The people and stories from global film and television. With Kirsty Lang.
Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash present cultural snapshots off the beaten track in France
Maddy Prior and daughter Rose Kemp discuss their totally different musical journeys
One million books given away for free - how did it affect those involved?
Katie Derham delves into the fascinating world of musical life during the Second World War
Penny Marshall examines the effects of the rapid expansion of online porn on UK society.
Series of audio interventions by artists, to mark the launch of the Open arts initiative
A collaboration between the BBC and Artangel, working with artists across the UK.
Programme looking at new fiction and non-fiction books
Billy Differ explores first nights at the theatre with Mel Brooks and Angela Lansbury.
Michael White uncovers the life of the soprano singer Jennifer Vyvyan.
An exclusive interview with Al Pacino about his passion for Oscar Wilde.
Linguist Mark Turin explores the fate of the world's endangered languages
Michael Rosen investigates the story of the library
Five BBC correspondents follow the footsteps of Graham Greene.
Tracing the histories of some of the most passionate pieces of music ever written
Best-selling author Philip Pullman talks to his former schoolteacher Enid Jones.
Jazz pianist Jamie Cullum explores the piano's place in modern life.
Miles Warde presents an insight into the work of professional photographers.
Adil Ray looks at life through the lens of contemporary photographers
Tony Lidington tells the story of the founder of a troupe of English Pierrot entertainers
Musicians look at how the land meets the air and imagine it as music.
Weekly opportunity for listeners to revisit the riches of the BBC radio poetry archive
Shahidha Bari goes in search of the biggest poetry competition in the Middle East.
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners
John Lloyd of the FT on the future of journalism after the phone hacking scandal.
Tribute to Antony Hopkins, composer and presenter of the radio series Talking About Music
Paul Vaughan discusses the back story of Paddington Bear.
Nick Barraclough delves into the world of backing vocalists.
Nicola Heywood Thomas rounds up the best of the Welsh contemporary arts scene
Lenny Henry presents a series tracing a century of black British theatre and screen
History series investigating stories taken from archive newspapers
John Waite asks why one of the world's most successful publishers has hit hard times.
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
Five European writers explore how issues in their societies are reflected by novelists.
A look inside the making of REM's pivotal Out of Time album.
Irma Kurtz travels to Monet's Giverny garden to hear how losing his sight changed his work
Roland Pease examines how an increasing number of antibiotics are failing.
What is prison for? Former home secretary Jacqui Smith examines 250 years of prison reform
Rick Wakeman looks at keyboard players past and present and keyboard-influenced music.
Roger Law explores some unexpected corners of China's rich and varied culture
Artist Roger Law explores the culture of South Korea.
British musician and poet Akala examines the culture of his Rastafarian heritage
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
Sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events, with Tom Sutcliffe and guests
Former universities minister David Willetts examines the UK's education system
Adam Rutherford talks to the scientific advisors behind some well-known films and TV shows
An ambitious exploration of the arts in Scotland.