Bola Masuro follows four African students as they begin courses at British universities.
Dr John Wright, one of the first NHS volunteers in Sierra Leone, returns to the country.
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
Linda Colley reflects on the future wider repercussions of the Scottish referendum result.
Engaging news, sport and conversation
Discussion programme that gives listeners a new way to understand controversial issues.
AL Kennedy explores something uniquely intimate and comforting that begins in childhood.
Lewis Carroll's roots in the north east of England are uncovered by Simon Farnaby.
Siouxsie Sioux celebrates Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on the 150th anniversary.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
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
Traumatic events can change our biology. Can we pass on this altered biology to children?
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 examines some of the underlying issues that America has with race.
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
Singer Gráinne Holland speaks to traditional musicians in the Oriel area
Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
Each year disadvantaged pupils get the opportunity to enter the hallowed corridors of Eton
Professor Judith Buchanan shares her love of silent Shakespeare on early film.
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
Can a long-lost design classic be rediscovered at the bottom of the Thames?
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
Tom Dyckhoff explores the way we design and build for animals.