Joanna Smith Rakoff explores JD Salinger's relationship with fans who wrote him letters
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Aleks Krotoski explores innovations and cultural events from the age of communication.
Sarah Butler asks, can the Bangladesh garment industry become ethical and profitable?
Short audio dramas featuring some of the key figures and events from the Victorian era.
Mark Little reads from the young travellers' bible, first published in 1971
Joe Queenan on the German Wild West novels that inspired Adolf Hitler throughout his life.
Gareth Mitchell looks at our need for speed in different areas of modern life
David Shukman examines hard choices about flood defence following Britain's worst winter.
Hardeep Singh Kohli meets British Indians who have left the UK for a new life in India
Programme answering listeners' questions about planet Earth and our impact upon it
Jane Smiley goes horse racing in California. Why is it such fertile ground for a novelist?
Stephen Sackur uncovers the history behind the upheavals in Egypt.
With a new history curriculum coming, Adam Smith explores how pupils learn about the past.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
Folk singer Martin Carthy examines the rise and fall of Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
Writer and broadcaster John Kampfner looks at the global consequences of war in Iraq.
Hugh Cunningham presents a history of philanthropic giving in Britain
Hand-digging a grave is a dying art. Cathy FitzGerald takes lessons.
Dr Kevin Fong asks why the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying is under criticism.
Anne McElvoy explores the history of governing Europe across three eras
Alex Bellos looks at the science behind learning maths and if school lessons reflect this.
A personal statement is crucial for university. What should it say, asks Imogen Stubbs?
David Grossman investigates the ways that savers, investors and consumers pay for the City
Football daft Peter White follows referee Howard Webb as he works with troubled teenagers.
Ian Hargreaves explores the fading visions of legendary Fleet Street editor Hugh Cudlipp.
Matthew Taylor tells the story of the last eight years in the life of George Price.
Vicki Butler-Henderson recalls James Hunt's epic on-track battle with Niki Lauda in 1976.
Simon Townley tells the story of the theft of the skull of composer Joseph Haydn.
Dr Kevin Fong looks at the birth of modern plastic surgery during World War II.
Paul Evans navigates a sea of stories to a phantom island where fact and fiction coexist.
Rich Morton gathers comedians' tales of their all-time nightmare stand-up shows.
Nick Clarke's widow Barbara Want investigates how we as a society deal with bereavement.
Entertainer Bernie Clifton explores the impact of Austrian tenor Richard Tauber.
On its 50th anniversary, global figures read Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' speech.
Series of interviews analysing great artists from the perspective of someone who knew them
Dòmhnall Meek an tòir air sgeul bràthair a sheanmhar a chailleadh aig Blàr Arras 1917
Dr Kate O'Brien explores Ibiza's subtle influence over British youth culture and nightlife
Edward Stourton chairs a discussion series in which guests set out their strong views
From west Africa to south Wales - a portrait of dancer and choreographer Idrissa Camara.
Dr Mark Lythgoe investigates the technology of brain scanning.
Dr Mark Lythgoe tells the untold story of medical imaging
Residents of Birmingham discuss the impact of mass migration on community life in Britain.
Simon Armitage explores deadly dolls' houses, the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
Alvin Hall revisits the insights and observations of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson retraces Benjamin Britten's composing walks.
Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers
Professor Matthew Flinders challenges political cynicism
Jolyon Jenkins investigates the psychology of climate change - why aren't we more worried?
Mark Vernon examines how desire for certainty has affected people's ability to doubt
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