Exploring the legacy of the American Civil War and its impact on race relations in America
A look back at the 20th century through the eyes of broadcaster Alistair Cooke.
Historian and writer Ben Macintyre presents a series on bluff and guile in battle
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
Midge Ure explains how technical innovation has always stimulated musical creativity.
Jane Little explores why thousands suffer reactions to common man-made chemicals.
Classical soprano Catherine Bott explores the world of the backing singer.
Series exploring how doctors decide what is normal and what is not
When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
Can we use the Amazon for the wealth of resources it contains, but still keep it alive?
The story of the children fathered by American servicemen during the Vietnam War.
Rajini Vaidyanathan explores the current bitter controversy over voting rights in the US.
The Daughters of the American Revolution at 125 and still flying the flag for the USA.
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
An insider's guide to the stories and people shaping the USA today
Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
Photographer Andrew Heptinstall's quest to represent sound within a photograph.
Litirichean do luchd-ionnsachaidh ura. Letters in Gaelic for beginners
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad
Bettany Hughes follows the Egnatian Way, the ancient Roman road to Istanbul.
Former soldiers turn to Shakespeare to fight stress and take Henry V to the London stage.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Paul Gambaccini traces the history of the Oscars and tells the story behind winning films
A collection of anecdotes from 1977 by some ordinary people who met the Queen.
Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
Lenny Henry unveils the mysterious contents of Andy Warhol's Time Capsules.
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Journalist John F Jungclaussen explores the German love of all things British.
Tom Dyckhoff explores the way we design and build for animals.
Michael Rosen commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day and looks at how we choose to remember.
Sara Parker visits Antony Gormley's installation on Crosby beach on its tenth anniversary.
Miles Warde explores the life of American photographer Ansel Adams on tape.
Listeners respond to the issues raised in the preceding edition of Any Questions?
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities
Prof Steve Jones takes a sceptical look at the new science of evolutionary psychology
Charities and voluntary organisations ask for donations or people to help in their work
Saxophonist Archie Shepp on life as a black American in Paris.
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Richard Miron presents a profile of the former Israeli prime minister.
Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
Samira Ahmed explores the life and work of writer Arnold Bennett.
Arthur Smith pieces together an unreliable portrait of Arthur Cravan, the Dada James Dean.
Horatio Clare explores the landscapes - real and imagined - of horror writer Arthur Machen
Series exploring how technology is changing the arts.
Are ash trees coping with the spread of ash dieback in Britain? Adam Hart investigates.
Monthly documentaries throwing a spotlight on British Asian issues