Brazil: How architect Oscar Niemeyer brought his extraordinary building designs to life.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
The roots and future of the tango: 'a vertical expression of a horizontal desire'.
Alexandre Desplat discusses music in filmmaking and collaborating with great directors.
BBC World Service
Charlie Sloth takes a road trip to find the North of England's hottest rappers. (R)
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Charlie Sloth takes a look at the rap scenes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (R)
Cuba: Carlos Acosta shares musical favourites with Sue Lawley.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
2/5 Melvyn Bragg considers the importance of culture to the discipline of anthropology.
BBC Radio 4
Janice Forsyth explores the music and lyrics of one of her heroes, Leonard Cohen.
BBC Radio Scotland
Michael Rosen explores the ancient art of stenography.
Celfyddyd a thrafodaeth. Arts discussion programme. (R)
BBC Radio Cymru
Andy Serkis and Neil Young reveal how they are embracing new technology in their work.
1/3 Paul Gambaccini reveals the origins of the chart, which developed from sheet music sales.
BBC Radio 2
Audrey Brown talks to Grammy Award–winning Beninoise singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo.
Another chance to hear favourite Bond themes as played by the BBC Philharmonic. (R)
BBC Radio 5 live
1/2 A first-hand account of the sixties from Vicki Wickham, who edited Ready Steady Go!
BBC Radio 6 Music
Wednesday 2 January 2013