James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Science news and highlights of the week
Prof Robert Winston looks at music with a scientist's eye
Stephanie Flanders sets out on the search for growth in Britain's economy
As more of us work in open plan spaces, Claudia Hammond goes in search of the ideal office
Jonathan Glancey investigates Paris's secret underground maze of tunnels.
Rory Cellan-Jones traces its roots
Rev Richard Coles returns to his childhood musical hero, with some unexpected twists.
Ian Marchant explores whether trees really do have miraculous powers.
Chris Ledgard asks if gender testing will mean a level playing field for female athletes.
Gyles Brandreth investigates the mystery of the missing teddy bears, the first ever made.
Dotun Adebayo investigates the circumstances in which Sam Cooke was shot dead in 1964.
Documentary looking at an unusual aspect of medical training.
The search for an elusive watery wonder in the aftermath of Sri Lanka's civil war.
Robert McCrum explores the literary mores of our age
In a series mixing science with art, myth and poetry, Paul Farley explores sleep
Materials scientist Mark Miodownik asks whether we could live without cash.
A look at the myths and history surrounding the figure of the snowman.
Stephen Evans talks to producer Rick Rubin about his work with the legendary Johnny Cash.
Sean Rocks discovers how soul music and blues first gained an audience in 1960s Ireland.
Paul Gambaccini meets sound engineers James Lock and Geoff Emerick.
The name is Isaev, Maxim Maximovich Isaev. Miles Jupp uncovers the Soviet James Bond.
Matthew Parris presents memorable despatches sent home by British diplomats down the ages
Mark D'Arcy examines the controversial approach of the Commons Speaker John Bercow.
A ghostly tale inspired by the story of Alice Glaston, a child who died at the gallows.
Chris Bowlby tells the story of the attempt to rescue East Germany's Stasi secret files.
At a time of change and turmoil in the Middle East, what is happening inside Israel?
What now for the welfare state, 70 years after the Beveridge report?
Are today's 18-25s the "Never Had It" generation? #neverhadit.
Sound recordist Chris Watson captures 24 hours in the life of Newcastle Central Station.
Lucy Mangan explores our obsession with pens, paper and the paraphernalia of office life.
Breaking news and hard-hitting talk with Stephen Nolan.
Michael Blastland lays out the history of economic ideas
Naftali Brawer delves into the ancient texts of the Talmud
Harriett Gilbert and friends present global arts, culture and entertainment.
Your gardening calls answered with Jonathan Ray and our gardening expert Reg Moule.
The Surgery with Aled and Dr Radha... Here to help!
Comedian Danny Robins explores the global Swedish cultural explosion conquering the world.
The 1939 radio adaptation of T H White's novel, with music composed by Benjamin Britten
Shaun Ley tells the inside story of one extraordinary day in the House of Commons.
Edi Stark explores the taboo topic of teacher-pupil relationships.
Do assumptions about teenage pregnancy stand up to scrutiny? Miranda Sawyer investigates.
Sarfraz Manzoor looks at the life of a teetotaller in the UK.
Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Phil Manzanera and Cliff Richard on Hank Marvin.
The correspondence between James VI of Scotland and Elizabeth I.
A playful but informative look at why we do the things we do
Musical, artistic or literary personalities share which pieces thrill them, and why.
The Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, delivers the second Today Programme Lecture
Robin Aitken examines the relationship between the Conservative Party and the police.
Simon Preston visits a UK town and, with a local chef, creates a new signature dish
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