Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Film programme featuring interviews with on and off screen stars
As Glasgow 2014 approaches, Elaine C Smith takes a crash course in charm.
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
Felicity Finch joins conservationist Tim Dixon in search of the very rare Barbestelle bats
Nick Robinson presents a series on the relationship between broadcasters and politicians
BBC Radio Scotland broadcasts from Pacific Quay, Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
A pop-up radio station to coincide with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.
Adam Rutherford goes inside science to explore the research that is transforming our world
Music, culture and life.
Explaining the stories the world is sharing
Hear BBC WM's documentaries covering different people, groups, events and more.
BCFM bring you the best of Bristol's community radio.
Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.
Programme that talks to artists, scientists and thinkers about what they believe and why
Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year 2014 goes back to her roots, Edale in Derbyshire.
Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
Ben Goldacre explores the idea of evidence-based policy.
Ben brings you surprising stories from Leicestershire and Rutland with the news after 3pm
Beti George yn sgwrsio gyda phobl diddorol. Interviews with interesting people.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Innovative and thought-provoking features on a wide variety of subjects
An exciting and revelatory soundscape following life between the tides on a sandy coast.
Series looking at politics beyond and outside the Westminster parliament
Adam Hart-Davis follows the construction of the Large Hadron Collider atom smasher at CERN
Simon Singh examines the significance of subatomic particles
Quentin Cooper explores the history of CERN, the European particle physics laboratory
Mark Stephen charts a job swap between gamekeepers from the Kalahari and the Angus Glens
Rick Wakeman explores the life and music of the so-called Fifth Beatle.
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies
Scientist and broadcaster Prof Trevor Cox explores a new wave of biomimicry.
Brett Westwood explores the UK's natural history societies
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Ismene Brown uncovers the story of Mona Inglesby and International Ballet.
Can Tony Blair's Faith Foundation succeed in promoting religion as a force for progress?
Stories, debate, reviews and guests on Radio Ulster's Irish language magazine show
Christine Finn visits the house that was the poet Wilfred Owen's final refuge in France.
Paul Bennun explores the world of music composed for video games.
Communism vies with the Catholic church in Italy's postwar comic creation, Don Camillo.
Peter White explores the experience of travel from a blind person's perspective
Peter White explores some of the things that annoy him about blindness
Why are black and Asian people in Britain reluctant to act as blood and organ donors?
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
How Scandinavia became home to a generation of African-American jazz and blues musicians.
Soprano saxophone player Joe Cohen presents a guide to a unique Indian brass band.
Sarfraz Manzoor explores a fascinating period of jazz music history in India.
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