Ayisha Yahya explores warnings that some deserts could turn greener in the future
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
Evelyn Glennie explores the extraordinary story of a new percussion instrument - the Hang.
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
From World War II to the Arab Spring, history told by the people who were there
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football
The hidden history of Britain's covert programme against communism during the Cold War.
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?
What happens when a songwriter accidentally copies someone else's song?
Paul Farley explores and exploits the creative possibilities offered by hotel stop-overs.
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Exploring the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species - us
Gordon Corera tells the story of the search for the world's most wanted terrorist
Can animals be gay? Hermione Cockburn investigates the biologists who say they can.
Who wrote 'Clare Middleton I Love You Will You Marry Me' on a Sheffield bridge? Did she?
Martha Lane Fox tells the story of the early women pioneers of British computing.
Danny Shaw tells the story of Sir Ian Blair's tenure as Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Haunted by the sinking of RMS Titanic, this is the story of an iceberg journeying south.
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
Irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
The Rev Richard Coles picks from this year's crop of Saturday Live's Inheritance Tracks.
Experts analyse a pressing question from the news
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the people trying to get rich online without actually working.
The world’s leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC
Misha Glenny presents a history of Brazil
Misha Glenny presents a three part history of Germany before the world wars
Misha Glenny presents a history of Italy, from 1494 to the end of the First World War
Misha Glenny presents a history of Spain
Matthew Sweet explores why society is still so reluctant to talk about ageing.
Cathy FitzGerald presents creative writing lessons, aided by the ghosts of writers past.
Sheppey, landscape of cars, caravans and morose marshland - the place they call The Island
A rare visit to Palmerston, the South Pacific island, where all are descended from one man
Haunting sound portrait of Orford Ness in Suffolk, Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit
Edward Stourton presents the story of the biggest mass POW breakout in history
Janice Forsyth tunes into what is happening and what is buzzing in the arts world.
Scientists analyse a small jawbone found in Kent's Cavern in Torquay over 80 years ago.
6 Music presents this annual discussion on music and music-related media.
John Tusa discusses the creative process with major practitioners in the arts.
Steve Jones asks if people can be 'born bad"'- as was said of the infamous Jukes family.
Nick Hennessey explores the mythical world of Finland's national poem, The Kalevala.
In a children's home in Kampala, every child is given a musical chance for a future.
Kaye Adams gets to the heart of the stories making the news.
Alan Dein uncovers the history of the Keskidee, the first black arts centre in Britain.
Stephen Evans examines how soldiers are taught to kill and asks what it does to them.
Peggy Reynolds delves into the world of Henry VIII's poetry.
Peter Hennessy asks public figures how further devolution might change the UK constitution
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits.
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