Factual A to Z
- 2010: Space Odyssey to Europa
Astronomer Paul Murdin asks if Jupiter's moon, Europa, might sustain biological life.
- 2012: The End of Time
As the Mayan prophecy of doom approaches, enjoy this light-hearted guide to the apocalypse
- 5 live Investigates
Adrian Goldberg presents cutting edge investigative journalism
- 78 Revolutions
Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
- A Baby Asbo
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
- A Brief History of Mathematics
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
- A Child to Sponsor
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
- A Family Business: The Chaplin Legacy
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
- A Good Read
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
- A Guide to Farmland Birds
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
- A Guide to Mountain and Moorland Birds
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
- A History of the Brain
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
- A History of the World in 100 Objects
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
- A History of the World in 100 Objects Omnibus
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
- A History of the World Special
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
- A Hundred Years of Mervyn Peake
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
- A Kist o Wurds
A Kist o Wurds is Radio Ulster's weekly Ulster-Scots magazine show.
- A Last Excuse Me Dance
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
- A Letter to Alistair, from his producer, 2004
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
- A Life With ...
Series about scientific specialists
- A Menace to Society
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
- A Natural History of Me!
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
- A Point of View
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
- A Room for a View: The Artist's Studio
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
- A Scottish Hotel in the Holy Land
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
- A Straight Question
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
- A Student Voice
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
- A Tale of Two Villages
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
- A Trip Around Mars with Kevin Fong
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
- A View Through a Lens
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
- A Voyage on Livingstone's Lake
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
- ADHD and Me
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
- Advantage Home
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
- After I Was Gorgeous
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
- After Saddam
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
- After the Flood
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
- Alice's Restaurant
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
- Alistair Cooke’s Century, 1999
A look back at the 20th century through the eyes of broadcaster Alistair Cooke.
- All in the Mind
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
- Am I Normal?
Series exploring how doctors decide what is normal and what is not
- Am I Really Free?
When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?
- Am I Tone Deaf?
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
- Amazonia - Keeping It Alive
Can we use the Amazon for the wealth of resources it contains, but still keep it alive?
- America, Empire of Liberty
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
An insider's guide to the stories and people shaping the USA today
- Among the Managers
Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
- An Aghaidh an t-Sruth
The life and work of the Rev Thomas Murchison. With Professor Donald Meek
- An Litir Bheag
Letter for those at an early stage in learning Gaelic.
- An Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
- Analysing the Child Sex Offender
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad
- And Calm of Mind
Former soldiers turn to Shakespeare to fight stress and take Henry V to the London stage.
- And No Birds Sing: Rachel Carson and Silent Spring
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
- Andy Cave's Expedition Underground
Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
- Angels in the North
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
- Any Answers?
Listeners respond to the issues raised in the preceding edition of Any Questions?
- Any Questions?
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities
- Aping Evolution
Prof Steve Jones takes a sceptical look at the new science of evolutionary psychology
- Archive on 4
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
- Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story
Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
- Arthur Cravan Memorial Society
Arthur Smith pieces together an unreliable portrait of Arthur Cravan, the Dada James Dean.
- Arts Extra
- Asian Network Reports Special
Monthly documentaries throwing a spotlight on British Asian issues
- Australian Rap
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
- Ayckbourn in Action
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
- Bach's Choir
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
- Back Row
Film programme featuring interviews with on and off screen stars
- Baroque in Britain
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
- Bàrr a' Bhaile
Linda MacLeod presents unpublished songs from her own community
- Batman and the Barbies
Felicity Finch joins conservationist Tim Dixon in search of the very rare Barbestelle bats
- Battle for the Airwaves
Nick Robinson presents a series on the relationship between broadcasters and politicians
- BBC Correspondents Look Ahead
BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.
- BBC Radio 1's Stories
Music, culture and life.
- BBC Radio 1Xtra's Stories
Music, culture and life.
- BBC WM Documentary
Hear BBC WM's documentaries covering different people, groups, events and more.
Community radio offering a voice to local groups and individuals.
- Behind the Fairytale
Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.
Programme that talks to artists, scientists and thinkers about what they believe and why
- Bellydancing and the Blues
Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
- Ben Goldacre's Bad Evidence
Ben Goldacre explores the idea of evidence-based policy.
- 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.
- Between the Ears
Innovative and thought-provoking features on a wide variety of subjects
- Between the Tides
An exciting and revelatory soundscape following life between the tides on a sandy coast.
- Beyond Westminster
Series looking at politics beyond and outside the Westminster parliament
- Big Bang Day: Engineering Solutions
Adam Hart-Davis follows the construction of the Large Hadron Collider atom smasher at CERN
- Big Bang Day: Five Particles
Simon Singh examines the significance of subatomic particles
- Big Bang Day: The Making of CERN
Quentin Cooper explores the history of CERN, the European particle physics laboratory
- Big Game, Little Game
Mark Stephen charts a job swap between gamekeepers from the Kalahari and the Angus Glens
- Bill Buckley
Your gardening problems solved, plus the best food and drink in Oxfordshire.
- Biomimicry: Inspired by Nature
Scientist and broadcaster Prof Trevor Cox explores a new wave of biomimicry.
- Bitten by the Bug
Brett Westwood explores the UK's natural history societies
- Blackout Ballet
Ismene Brown uncovers the story of Mona Inglesby and International Ballet.
- Blair's Faith Foundation
Can Tony Blair's Faith Foundation succeed in promoting religion as a force for progress?
Stories, debate, reviews and guests on Radio Ulster's Irish language magazine show