Phill Jupitus investigates the social importance of 2 Tone music in Britain.
Christopher Lee's history series telling the story of the growth of Britain's Empire.
Kavita Puri presents the stories of the pioneering migrants from the Indian subcontinent
Janet Ellis celebrates that most unpredictable of mythological beings, the genie.
Prof Ali Ansari presents a world history as seen through Persian eyes
Edi Stark finds out about a little-know eye condition affecting thousands of UK people.
A portrait of pre Chinese Tibet through the voices of the British who worked there.
Mukul Devichand explores the rising Asian giants, China and India
Gardening advice from the county's top gardening team.
Comedian Tim Key spins his own surreal tale of one of Russia's greatest short stories.
Tim Key presents a selection of poems that explore a different theme each week
Poet and comedian Tim Key sleuths out what makes a great literary opening line.
Ciaran Hinds introduces a series of letters written 100 years ago by people on-board
Gerry Anderson considers Titanic's complex relationship with the city of her birth.
Phil Hammond explores the consequences of human error in the medical profession.
Leah Marks, a Bristol renter who is considering buying, visits Berlin to meet its renters.
Review of the day's political events at Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
David Davis MP gives a personal exploration of Tony Benn's life and ideas.
Stephanie Calman talks to women with an intellectual mismatch in their relationships.
Robert Elms celebrates London, the city he loves, with a journey on the number 36 bus.
John Wilson meets leading figures and takes them back to the places they left behind
Series exploring the practice of researching family history
In another of his quirky assignments for Radio 4, Steve Carver works as a 'trade-plater'.
Jumping on freight trains in America - danger, thrills and desperation in the USA today.
Simon Broughton tells the story of Hungarian folk musicians Muzsikas.
Dr Kevin Fong explores the development of modern trauma medicine.
Travel programme consisting of tips and advice for travellers submitted by the public
Two decades after his death, why does Sun Ra continue to inspire an obsessive following?
An old antidepressant has unexpected anticancer properties, but no-one is developing it.
How evolutionary biology shapes policy on welfare reform, immigration and bankers' pay.
Poet Michael Symmons Roberts explores the remarkable life of Anthony Trollope.
Novelist Joanna Trollope explores the work of her favourite author, Jane Austen.
Author Glenn Patterson explores what Belfast's murals say about the city's past and future
Documentary looking at the concept of growing plants in space and even on spacecraft.
Poet and playwright Al Letson recalls the life of Tupac Shakur.
Allan Little charts the re-emergence of Turkey as a powerful global force
Yasmeen Khan reports on the Turkish community in the United Kingdom.
Discover birds through their songs and calls. 265 programmes of 90 seconds, over a year
Eclectic arts magazine programme, exploring a range of fascinating subjects
Edi Stark explores different aspects of being a twin
Identical twin sisters talk about their different choices to follow Islam and Christianity
What makes people early or late risers?
Martha Kearney and guests reveal the truth behind previously secret government files
Fionola Meredith goes in search of medieval scholar, author and poet Helen Waddell.
Mark Lawson and his guests discuss the powerful influence of James Joyce's Ulysses.
Jonathan Glancey looks at the great building projects of Britain that never made it
Roger Harrabin investigates whether the arguments over climate change can ever be won
An evocation of the musical film of Jacques Demy, director of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.
Series exploring and analysing the legal issues of the day
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