Leading scientists address letters to Charles Darwin
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
Supporters of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, including Alan Bennett, tell its history.
Rod Liddle examines our differing responses to related animal species
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
Audrey Carville meets two women whose stories highlight Northern Ireland's abortion debate
Elinor Goodman investigates how government ministers take decisions in the 21st century.
A look at how controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall
Dr Janina Ramirez presents a series that examines three masterworks in minute detail
John Simpson returns to Kurdistan, 25 years after a devastating chemical weapons attack.
Did the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison mean to die at the Epsom Derby of 1913?
Radicalism and adolescence in Tessa Hadley's story, read by Harriet Walter.
Geoff Watts finds out how deep brain stimulation is treating Parkinson's and depression.
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
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
Jolyon Jenkins investigates why healthy people go online pretending to be terminally ill.
Cerddoriaeth a sgwrs gyda Dewi Llwyd. Music and chat with Dewi Llwyd
Did Douglas Adams predict the future in the year 2000? Mitch Benn finds out.
Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world
For Stalin, privacy was key. So how would he feel about his secrets being revealed?
How the Natural History Museum packed its collections off to country houses during WWII.
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Nikki Fox investigates the treatment of disabled people in British prisons.
Julie Fernandez considers whether to have children at risk of inheriting her disability.
Explorations in the world of science.
Jonathan Bate explores how Elizabethan culture has shaped our image of England.
Kate Mosse celebrates the magical voice of Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Emma Barnett asks what rights we have to our online life and if deleting is desirable.
James Reason explores how patient safety can be improved by doctors admitting mistakes
Historical investigation programme, taking a document as a starting point
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Could an independent Scotland align itself with the Nordic Pact? Allan Little investigates
Geoff Watts explores the value of public engagement in research
In-game betting is becoming hugely popular, but does it threaten the integrity of sport?
Martin Reeve follows the fortunes of street theatre in Britain over the last 40 years.
Deborah Meaden uncovers the business secrets of booming Milton Keynes.
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
Join Dominic Cotter on BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
Shark biologist Gareth Fraser explores Jaws, 40 years after Peter Benchley created it.
Alan Dein takes nocturnal excursions via Facebook and Skype, discovering real-life dramas
Gerald Scarfe explores the activity of the Walt Disney Studio during World War Two.
Extraordinary stories, great music and topical discussion
Talking about London's diverse communities and the issues affecting them.
60 years after James Dean's death, Dotun Adebayo explores his teenage obsession with him.
Kat Arney reports on how what happened to your grandparents may affect your own health.
Gardening roadshow with self confessed gardening novice, Dave Andrews.
One of Britain's longest-running radio series which started in 1946 and ran for decades