Factual: Life Stories A to Z
- An Aghaidh an t-Sruth
The life and work of the Rev Thomas Murchison. With Professor Donald Meek
- Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story
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 Jackson
Ben brings you surprising stories from Leicestershire and Rutland after 5pm.
- Beti a'i Phobol
Beti George yn sgwrsio gyda phobl diddorol. Interviews with interesting people.
- Children of the Olympic Bid
Series following the youngsters who went to Singapore in support of London's Olympic bid
- China: As History Is My Witness
Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history
- City Limits
Two-part series looking at the fringes where suburbia meets the countryside
- Desert Island Discs
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
- Desert Island Discs Revisited
Kirsty Young introduces gems from the Desert Island Discs archive
- Don't Log Off
Alan Dein takes nocturnal excursions via Facebook and Skype, discovering real-life dramas
- Einstein's Fiddle
Physicist Brian Foster explores the role of music in the life of Albert Einstein.
- Father of the Big Bang
The story of the Catholic priest behind the most important scientific theory of our time.
- For Nature, Not Humans
Alan Leith tells the story of the eccentric recluse who purchased Brownsea Island in 1927.
- Forbidden Families
Bettany Hughes tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history
- Frances McNeil - With a Little Help From My Friends
The story of Brian Epstein during his hectic, turbulent years of managing The Beatles.
- Good King George
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
- Great Lives
Matthew Parris presents the biographical series
Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.
- 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.
- How Tickled Am I?
Mark Radcliffe presents profiles of the comedians who have made us laugh over the years
- I Don't Know What to Say
Nick Clarke's widow Barbara Want investigates how we as a society deal with bereavement.
- In Pursuit of Spring
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
- It's My Story
Stories about the lives of everyday people
- Jim Cathcart
Life in the Bailiwick. What Guernsey is up to and and who's doing it.
- Journey of a Lifetime
Following the past winners of the BBC/Royal Geographical Society's travellers' competition
- Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats
Former chancellor Ken Clarke profiles great jazz musicians of the 20th century
- Knowing Nelson Mandela
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
- Last Word
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
- Linnaeus and the Immorality of Bluebells
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
- Liszt and His Women
Pianist Lucy Parham explores the composer's web of romantic relationships.
- Lives in a Landscape
Documentary series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today
- Loud Organs His Glory
Simon Townley tells the story of the great Victorian Organ Builder 'Father' Henry Willis.
- Ludwig Koch and the Music of Nature
Sean Street tells the story of the German wildlife sound recordist Ludwig Koch.
- Making History
Series exploring ordinary people's links with the past
- Margaret Thatcher: Potency and Paradox
Peter Riddell explores the background to the many extraordinary moments of her premiership
- Musical Migrants
Portraits of people who relocated to other lands, influenced by music
- My London Archive
A series of interviews offering an intimate view of a city people have made their home.
- Nia Roberts
Busnesu a sgwrsio, chwerthin a chrio.
- No Triumph, No Tragedy
Peter White talks to disabled people who have achieved outstanding success in their field
- Not Just Funny Animal Voices
The life of Johnny Morris, told by his friend and former co-presenter Terry Nutkins.
- Obama: Professor President
Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates president-elect Obama's academic career.
- 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 Ropes
Exploring the lives of successful people who have weathered storms in their careers
Extraordinary personal stories from around the world with Matthew Bannister.
- Percy Edwards Showdown
David Attenborough hosts a celebration of bird impersonator Percy Edwards.
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
- Remembering Alistair Cooke, 2008
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
- Saturday Live
Extraordinary stories and remarkable people. With Sian Williams and Richard Coles
- Slums 101
Paul Mason visits Manila to assess the benefits of life in the world's poorest slums.
- Sporting Witness Archive
The inside and personal story of key moments from sporting history.
- Stephen Nolan
Fierce topical debate, direct from Manchester
- Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick
Islington-born Sylvie Simmons talks to Nick Barraclough about her life as a rock writer.
- Taking a Stand
Interview series with Fergal Keane in which he talks to individuals who have taken a stand
- Talking Books
Razia Iqbal talks to a series of well-known authors from Britain and around the world.
- The Age Of Reason
How has the world has changed for women? Six inspiring octogenarians look back.
- The Big B at 70
A look at the life and work of Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest star in Bollywood.
- The Call
Dominic Arkwright talks to people who have taken or made life-changing phone calls
- The Chambers
Following the barristers, clerks and staff of one of London's leading law chambers
- The Choice
Series featuring people who have made life-altering decisions
- The Entrepreneur's Wound
Top business people discuss the effect that their traumatic childhood had on them.
- The First Time With...
Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.
- The History Hour
From World War II to the Arab Spring, history told by the people who were there
- The House I Grew Up In
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
- The John Tusa Interviews
John Tusa discusses the creative process with major practitioners in the arts.
- The Listening Project
Capturing the nation in conversation, curated and archived by the British Library.
- The London Chronicles
The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people
- The Long Walk
Tim Whewell explores truth and myth in one of the great tales of adventure and endurance.
- The Movie That Changed My Life
Well-known figures review their favourite movie with the assistance of expert contributors
- The New Elizabethans
James Naughtie profiles 60 public figures nominated to mark the diamond jubilee
- The Paper Round
Public figures revisit their paper round route and reveal how it influenced their lives
- The People's Thatcher
Andrew Neil offers a portrait of Margaret Thatcher via the voices of those she governed.
- The Prime Ministers
Nick Robinson explores the history of Britain's prime ministers
- The Radio Ballads
Featuring the voices of rarely-heard communities, brought to life through song
- The Rattigan Versions
Memories of playwright Terence Rattigan from people who had a close connection to him
- The Reunion
Series which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history
- The Swedish Invasion
Comedian Danny Robins explores the global Swedish cultural explosion conquering the world.
- The Tudor Tarantino
Dominic Arkwright charts the life of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama.
- Top of the Class
John Wilson meets leading figures and takes them back to the places they left behind
- Twin Sisters, Two Faiths
Identical twin sisters talk about their different choices to follow Islam and Christianity
- Victoria Derbyshire
Phone-in and debate on the day's big stories
- What Thatcher Did Next
Elinor Goodman explores Margaret Thatcher's life after she ceased to be prime minister.
- Wireless Nights
Jarvis Cocker explores the human condition after dark, with stories of night people
The stories of our times told by the people who were there.
- Words to Wine
Walter Love talks to Alan Brady, Ulster journalist turned acclaimed New Zealand winemaker.
- World Book Club
World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel.