Kate Silverton with guests and comment on the week's big stories
Former chancellor Ken Clarke profiles great jazz musicians of the 20th century
With expert gardening advice and great music.
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
Paul Mason chairs a debate between followers of two contrasting liberal economists.
The enduring appeal of the King James Bible, 400 years after its original publication.
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
As Iraq falls deeper into chaos, John McCarthy asks a key question - who are the Kurds?
Andrew Hussey goes beyond the cliches to discover the true face of 21st-century France
Rhona Cameron celebrates the bi-centenary of the earliest known women's golf competition.
Lady Gaga banned, but Cannibal Corpse approved. Islam and pop contradictions in Jakarta.
Alex Bellos visits Japan to discover why Asian cultures seem so much better at maths.
Aleks Krotoski embarks on a happenstantial journey in search of a happy accident.
How can science can stop an upsurge in the slaughter of African elephants for their ivory?
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
Pete Paphides tells the story of the M1's 1960s music meeting place - Blue Boar services.
Claire Bolderson asks if Latinos are the key to a reborn USA.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen tells the story of dandyism and male peacockery through the ages
Long-running legal magazine programme, featuring reports and discussion
Geoff Dyer explores DH Lawrence's life-changing experiences in New Mexico in the 1920s.
Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live discussion about the top stories of the moment
Geoff Watts explores the world of science and the people, passions and policies behind it
Sarfraz Manzoor talks to people who have decided to leave Islam and become ex-Muslims.
20 years on John McCarthy returns to Lebanon, in search of signs of the Arab spring.
Why did the steely Russian revolutionary reputedly visit the first English garden city?
Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with John Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.
All about Suffolk - from farming, food, gardening, local history and a sofa guest.
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004.
Paddy O'Connell asks his guests if they would retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack.
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
Five writers consider the momentous events that are reshaping the Arab world
Five writers reflect on the recent momentous events in the Middle East and North Africa.
A story of Austrian siblings told in their wartime letters to and from the Russian front.
Master gemstone cutters reveal how they let the light out of stones, and what this means.
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
Peter White visits Argentina to hear about the work of blind fabulist Jorge Luis Borges.
Trevor Cox explores how our voice and our hearing develop and change through our lives.
An insight into the life of Linard Davies, a baggage attendant at San Francisco airport.
Farming community news, issues and prices. Also the five-day weather forecast.
Mark Doyle investigates the new threat from Africa's Islamist militants.
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
Pianist Lucy Parham explores the composer's web of romantic relationships.
The story of Kazakhstan's Chechens: exiled by Stalin, sustained by faith and memory.
Documentary series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
Charles Moore reflects on the process of writing Lady Thatcher's authorised biography.
Robert and Isabelle Tombs present the story of the battle between two cities
Kate Cook explore what hope there is for a cure for her chronic tinnitus.
As Private Eye nears 50, Michael Crick traces its ups and downs and assesses its impact.
Simon Townley tells the story of the great Victorian Organ Builder 'Father' Henry Willis.
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