Miranda Sawyer on the impact of cheap European train travel on generations of Britons
An exploration of the strange (and strangely familiar) sound world of 'Library Music'.
John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran
Ruth McDonald investigates the crisis in the Irish Catholic church.
Surgery is a craft and historically has not been subject to scientific scrutiny until now.
Ehsan Masood explores the status of science in the modern Islamic world
Punchdrunk, YouMeBumBumTrain, and other immersive theatre companies under the microscope.
Stories about the lives of everyday people
Are close ties to industry distorting priorities of scientific research in universities?
James Aldred encounters one of the world's most powerful birds of prey, the harpy eagle.
Professional tree climber James Aldred climbs one of Britain's tallest trees.
What does the response to last year's tsunami and meltdown tell us about modern Japan?
Chandy Nath visits India to explore the extraordinary Jatropha plant.
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.
Have your say on the day's top stories and get your problems solved.
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading talks to leading guitarists about their music
Rhaglen danllyd a phrofoclyd, gyda chwestiynau mawr am Gymru, y Cymry a'r byd Cymreig.
Sarfraz Manzoor explores Johnny Cash's interest in Scotland after tracing his Fife roots.
Jonathan Edwards presents a series exploring how science shapes and explains our world
Following the travels of the winners of the annual BBC/RGS's dream journey competition
Immigrants to Britain share their stories with Mike Berlin
Vivienne Parry presents the science behind some of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
A long-running arts review magazine programme which ran from 1973 to 1998.
Join Kat Orman on BBC Oxford.
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.
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.
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