Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Sam Cooke, aka the King of Soul.
Original news and exclusive interviews from across the UK
The story of Owen Davis, who fought alongside a local police force in Afghanistan.
Alana MacInnes finds out about someone's life by looking through their phone
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
Beti George yn sgwrsio gyda phobl diddorol. Interviews with interesting people.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
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
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
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
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
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
Matthew Parris presents the biographical series
Hywel Gwynfryn yn hel atgofion am bumdeg mlynedd o ddarlledu.
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 of interviews analysing great artists from the perspective of someone who knew them
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes
Guests on songs inherited from their parents and songs they'd pass on to their children
Stories about the lives of everyday people
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
Johnnie Walker talks to music legends about their long and fascinating careers
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
Old friends help Mark Paytress delve into the life of a true radio pioneer.
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
Dave Brailsford cycles 50 miles with friends and family in the Snowdonia mountains.
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
Pianist Lucy Parham explores the composer's web of romantic relationships.
Documentary series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today
Simon Townley tells the story of the great Victorian Organ Builder 'Father' Henry Willis.
Sean Street tells the story of the German wildlife sound recordist Ludwig Koch.
Series exploring ordinary people's links with the past
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