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Navid Akhtar examines the career of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman.
US satirist Joe Queenan presents a series on people with highly unusual occupations
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
Programme that talks to artists, scientists and thinkers about what they believe and why
Ben brings you surprising stories from Leicestershire and Rutland with the news after 3pm
Sgyrsiau gyda phobl diddorol. Interviews with interesting people
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Dan Rebellato explores the life and work of playwright Sarah Kane.
Hardeep Singh Kohli walks in the footsteps of the famous tightrope walker Blondin.
5 live's Bump Club follows families through their experience of pregnancy and birth
Series following the youngsters who went to Singapore in support of London's Olympic bid
Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history
Two-part series looking at the fringes where suburbia meets the countryside
Rachel Johnson talks to women, now in their 90s, who visted Germany in the 1930s.
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
How did Indian bandit queen Phoolan Devi become a heroine and earn worldwide notoriety?
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
Kirsty Young introduces gems from the Desert Island Discs archive
Alan Dein takes nocturnal excursions via Facebook and Skype, discovering real-life dramas
A personal pilgrimage to the countries and people who make porcelain. First stop China.
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
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
Rebecca Stott profiles three women whose fossil collections led to new discoveries
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels the UK cooking Sunday lunch for people with remarkable stories
Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Nick Clarke's widow Barbara Want investigates how we as a society deal with bereavement.
Series analysing great artists from the perspective of someone who knew them
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
Guests on songs inherited from their parents and songs they'd pass on to their children
Stories about the lives of everyday people
The story of James Dean's last ten weeks told through essays and pictures by Sanford Roth.
The adopted son of Hollywood bombshell Jane Russell explores his roots in Northern Ireland
Finance guru Alvin Hall charts the rise of rap music entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Life in the Bailiwick. What Guernsey is up to and and who's doing it.
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading talks to leading guitarists about their music
Sarfraz Manzoor explores Johnny Cash's interest in Scotland after tracing his Fife roots.
Former chancellor Ken Clarke profiles great jazz musicians of the 20th century
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
Charting Claire Prosser's first year without her teenage son, Tom, who died suddenly.
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
Pianist Lucy Parham explores the composer's web of romantic relationships.
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