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
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?
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.
Sarfraz Manzoor explores a fascinating period of jazz music history in India.
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Literary series which ran from 1978-1993, in which writers discuss their work and ideas.
Jolyon Jenkins returns to Hull to report on an innovative yacht scheme for young NEETs.
Declan Curry visits two companies in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Winifred Robinson tracks researchers on one of the world's largest child health studies.
Thousands of Bradford babies are being followed in the biggest health survey of its kind.
Winifred Robinson follows health research into the lives of thousands of Bradford babies.
Edward Stourton explores the life and history of the Bosphorus
How the world looks through American eyes
How does the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, which created Bangladesh, still resonate today?
Melvyn Bragg tells the story of the Nobel-winning physicists William and Lawrence Bragg.
Matthew Taylor explores the coming 'Brain Culture'
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Rory Bremner in conversation with his friend and collaborator the late John Fortune.
Razia Iqbal visits the women architects of the Gulf.
Mukti Jain Campion asks why India's people have virtually no access to medical morphine.
Michael Dobbs explores the political legacy of the Brighton hotel bombing.
Green, gardening and the great outdoors - with tips, advice and local guests.
Mariella Frostrup hosts a debate about parenting with families, experts and policy-makers
Aasmah Mir meets the families in which grandparents are bringing up their grandchildren.
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