Opera singer Andrea Baker explores the impact of Frederick Douglass's time in Scotland.
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Composer Emily Levy on a poignant legacy - the mix-tapes made by her late brother Gus.
Baroness Helena Kennedy designs a Magna Carta for the 21st century.
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
A tapestry of stories about the place of the sewing needle in our lives.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Programme following portrait artist Fiona Graham-Mackay as she paints poet Andrew Motion.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
The stories of British Ukrainians, whose family histories mirror that of their homeland.
Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
As Liverpool's Everyman Theatre prepares to reopen, hear from those who worked there.
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Robert Orchard traces the Welsh roots of those who brought down Margaret Thatcher.
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
Tony and Beatrix Porter's restoration of a Devon hotel to its former Art Deco glory.
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Alexandra Harris takes four walks that inspired Woolf and that tell her story
Battle of Britain fighter pilots recall the summer of 1940. Presented by Misha Glenny.
David Almond argues that more European children's books should be translated into English.
On the 80th birthday of Alcoholics Anonymous, AL Kennedy tells its story and how it works.
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
Beth Angell yn gwneud sblash yng nghwmni pedair merch sy'n chwilio am adrenalin yn y dŵr.
Matthew Syed explores the puzzling but powerful phenomenon of home advantage in sport.
Lyse Doucet visits Kabul to hear about the lives of Afghan women as the troops depart.
A former British commander in Afghanistan examines what has been achieved by the campaign.
Hugh Levinson asks whether science and technology can end under-development in Africa
Bola Masuro follows four African students as they begin courses at British universities.
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
Linda Colley reflects on the future wider repercussions of the Scottish referendum result.
Engaging news, sport and conversation
Matthew Taylor presents a different kind of discussion programme.
AL Kennedy explores something uniquely intimate and comforting that begins in childhood.
Lewis Carroll's roots in the north east of England are uncovered by Simon Farnaby.
Siouxsie Sioux celebrates Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on the 150th anniversary.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Exploring the legacy of the American Civil War and its impact on race relations in America