The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th-century legends - in a Miami gym in 1964.
Liza Tarbuck discovers how Jayne Mansfield shook up the northern club scene in 1967.
Mark Lamarr explores the life of blues woman Memphis Minnie.
How some of the earliest American literary classics were actually written in Birmingham.
How the Communist Party's money and ideas influenced British politics after its collapse.
John Hegley thinks he might be descended from French composer Rameau. Could it be true?
Hugh Thomson travels to Peru's ancient wonder to unearth the truth behind its discovery.
Richard Uridge explores the pros and cons of self-experimentation by medical researchers.
Nature detective Tom Heap investigates who, or what, is killing the common sparrow.
Mark Miodownik challenges the conventional wisdom that more scientists are essential.
Fewer and fewer of us say we are 'British'. Ritula Shah asks, 'Who's British now?'.
How children conceived through a sperm donor can make contact with their half-siblings.
Entomologist Erica McAlister takes listeners on an adventure in insect world
Barbara Myers examines the health trainers initiative.
What motivates men to pay women to sleep with them? Four men tell Jo Fidgen why they do it
Laurie Anderson profiles one of the most original writers and thinkers of the 20th century
Jarvis Cocker explores the human condition after dark, with stories of night people
How a government whip told the Queen what really went on in the House of Commons.
The story of the coalition set up following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.
Series looking at key events in history, as told by the people who were there
The story of our times told by the people who were there.
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world
Emma Barnett visits the Canadian army to explore life for women on the military frontline.
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
Nick Baker explores co-working - a new way of working and a new kind of workspace.
Irma Kurtz talks to five different agony aunts from around the world.
World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel.
The latest business and finance news from around the world.
Emily Maitlis asks if the UN's heritage police is a force for good or ill.
Series following the movement and migration of animals across the planet
Roger Law on the entrepreneurs behind some of Britain's best designs and inventions
Exploring the process of speaking and the causes of stammering.
Angela Carter's friends, colleagues and admirers remember her innovative plays for radio.
Diaspora and local communities in the UK debate issues that matter to them
Ymunwch â Wyn Davies am hanner awr o Wyn ar Wyddoniaeth.
The Welsh tenor presents a guide to everything that is happening in Wales over the weekend
Tweli Griffiths yn edrych ar hanes y Rhyfel Mawr 1914-1918 fesul blwyddyn.
Llond stiwdio o lyfrau i'w hadolygu. A studio full of books to review.
Louise White looks back on the referendum, featuring key moments from the previous day.
John Rawling relives great sporting moments
David Hepworth talks to fellow writers and bloggers about the decline of the music press.
News and discussion of consumer affairs
A series of programmes on people who have had songs written for or about them.
Young people from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales talk about life under devolution
Gary Younge examines Barack Obama's presidency
Kirsty Young presents tracks that listeners have chosen to take to a desert island
Paul Lewis and Lesley Curwen examine the money issues that matter to you.
A look at the weird and wonderful across Northern Ireland.
Robin Denselow profiles musician Youssou N'Dour as he reaches his 50th birthday.
Will Gompertz meets cultural entrepreneurs who are shaping our lives.
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