Michael Portillo challenges the notion of calm before the storm of the Great War
Astronomer Paul Murdin asks if Jupiter's moon, Europa, might sustain biological life.
As the Mayan prophecy of doom approaches, enjoy this light-hearted guide to the apocalypse
Adrian Goldberg presents cutting edge investigative journalism
Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Jeremy Summerly traces the origins and traditions of the Christmas carol in Britain
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
A Kist o Wurds is Radio Ulster's weekly Ulster-Scots magazine show.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Series about scientific specialists
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
A portrait of Martinique's most famous son, poet and politician Aime Cesaire.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
Matthew Syed explores the puzzling but powerful phenomenon of home advantage in sport.
Hugh Levinson asks whether science and technology can end under-development in Africa
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th century legends - in a Miami gym in 1964.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
A look back at the 20th century through the eyes of broadcaster Alistair Cooke.
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
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