Factual A to Z
- Inside the Bonus Culture
Former City analyst Geraint Anderson examines the story behind bankers' bonuses.
- Inside the Brain of a Five-Year-Old
Claudia Hammond investigates how neursocience is heading for the classroom.
- Inside The Child Prisons
Winifred Robinson follows the fortunes of violent and damaged youngsters
- Inside the Ethics Committee
A panel of experts explore the workings of clinical ethics committees
- Inside the IMF
Is the IMF up to the job of fixing the global economy? Stephanie Flanders reports.
- Inside the Virtual Anthill: Open Source Means Business
Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate 'open source' computer software.
- Interrail Tales
Miranda Sawyer on the impact of cheap European train travel on generations of Britons
- Into the Music Library
An exploration of the strange (and strangely familiar) sound world of 'Library Music'.
- Iola Wyn
Sgwrsio, cyngor, cerddoriaeth a chwerthin yn fyw o stiwdio Caerfyrddin gyda Iola Wyn.
- Iran: A Revolutionary State
John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran
- Ireland's Troublesome Priests
Ruth McDonald investigates the crisis in the Irish Catholic church.
- Is Surgery Scientific?
Surgery is a craft and historically has not been subject to scientific scrutiny until now.
- Islam and Science
Ehsan Masood explores the status of science in the modern Islamic world
- It's a Funny Business
Popular comedians share memories of their careers in showbusiness
- It's Fun, But Is It Theatre?
Punchdrunk, YouMeBumBumTrain, and other immersive theatre companies under the microscope.
- It's My Story
Stories about the lives of everyday people
- Ivory Tower
Are close ties to industry distorting priorities of scientific research in universities?
- James and the Giant Eagle
James Aldred encounters one of the world's most powerful birds of prey, the harpy eagle.
- James and the Giant Tree
Professional tree climber James Aldred climbs one of Britain's tallest trees.
- Japan: Coping With Disaster
What does the response to last year's tsunami and meltdown tell us about modern Japan?
- Jatropha: The Wonder Plant
Chandy Nath visits India to explore the extraordinary Jatropha plant.
- Jim Cathcart
Life in the Bailiwick. What Guernsey is up to and and who's doing it.
- Jim Hawkins in the Morning
Have your say on the day's top stories and get your problems solved.
- Jonathan Edwards Looks Into...
Jonathan Edwards presents a series exploring how science shapes and explains our world
- Journey of a Lifetime
Following the past winners of the BBC/Royal Geographical Society's travellers' competition
- Journey of a Lifetime
Prizewinning traveller Jaswinder Jhalli explores the lives of the gauchos of Argentina.
- Journeys down My Street
Immigrants to Britain share their stories with Mike Berlin
- Just So Science
Vivienne Parry presents the science behind some of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
- Kat Orman
Join Kat Orman on BBC Oxford.
- Kate Silverton
Kate Silverton with guests and comment on the week's big stories
- Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats
Former chancellor Ken Clarke profiles great jazz musicians of the 20th century
- Ken Crowther
With advice on 01245 495050, green news, the best of Essex produce and music.
- Ken Snowdon
Ken presents the hits and local history from three years gone by.
- Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
- Keynes Vs. Hayek
Paul Mason chairs a debate between followers of two contrasting liberal economists.
- King James Bible
The enduring appeal of the King James Bible, 400 years after its original publication.
- Knowing Nelson Mandela
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
- La France Maintenant
Andrew Hussey goes beyond the cliches to discover the true face of 21st-century France
- Ladies of the Links
Rhona Cameron celebrates the bi-centenary of the earliest known women's golf competition.
- Lady Gaga v Heavy Metal: The Confusing World of Pop in Indonesia
Lady Gaga banned, but Cannibal Corpse approved. Islam and pop contradictions in Jakarta.
- Land of the Rising Sums
Alex Bellos visits Japan to discover why Asian cultures seem so much better at maths.
- Last Chance for Africa's Elephants?
How can science can stop an upsurge in the slaughter of African elephants for their ivory?
- Last Word
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
- Late Nights at the Blue Boar
Pete Paphides tells the story of the M1's 1960s music meeting place - Blue Boar services.
- Latinos USA
Claire Bolderson asks if Latinos are the key to a reborn USA.
- Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen tells the story of dandyism and male peacockery through the ages
- Law in Action
Long-running legal magazine programme, featuring reports and discussion
- Lawrence in New Mexico
Geoff Dyer explores DH Lawrence's life-changing experiences in New Mexico in the 1920s.
- Leader Conference
Andrew Rawnsley chairs a live discussion about the top stories of the moment
- Leading Edge
Geoff Watts explores the world of science and the people, passions and policies behind it
- Lebanon: The Next Generation
20 years on John McCarthy returns to Lebanon, in search of signs of the Arab spring.
- Lenin in Letchworth
Why did the steely Russian revolutionary reputedly visit the first English garden city?
- Lesley Dolphin
All about Suffolk - from farming, food, gardening, local history and a sofa guest.
- Letter from America by Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004.
- Letter of Last Resort: The Discussion
Paddy O'Connell asks his guests if they would retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack.
- Letters from Germany
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
- Letters to the Arab World
Five writers consider the momentous events that are reshaping the Arab world
- Letters to the Arab World Omnibus
Five writers reflect on the recent momentous events in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Letters to the Russian Front
A story of Austrian siblings told in their wartime letters to and from the Russian front.
- Liberty, Fraternity, Anarchy - Le Punk Francais
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
- Life at 24 Frames a Second
David Thomson takes a personal journey through how cinema has changed us
- Life's Soundtrack
Trevor Cox explores how our voice and our hearing develop and change through our lives.
- Lincolnshire Farming
Farming community news, issues and prices. Also the five-day weather forecast.
- Linnaeus and the Immorality of Bluebells
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
- Lions and Dragons
Tracing the history of the British and Irish Lions, from a Welsh perspective
- Liszt and His Women
Pianist Lucy Parham explores the composer's web of romantic relationships.
- Lives in a Landscape
Documentary series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today
- Living with Lady T
Charles Moore reflects on the process of writing Lady Thatcher's authorised biography.
- London's Oldest Prison: A History of Criminal Justice
History professor Jerry White tells the story of HMP Brixton
- Longing for Silence
Kate Cook explore what hope there is for a cure for her chronic tinnitus.
- Loose Ends
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
- Lord Gnome Aged 49 and Three Quarters
As Private Eye nears 50, Michael Crick traces its ups and downs and assesses its impact.
- Loud Organs His Glory
Simon Townley tells the story of the great Victorian Organ Builder 'Father' Henry Willis.
- Love Behind Bars
Series exploring the impact on families when a loved one commits a serious crime.
- Luck Be a Lady Tonight
Journalist Marverine Cole looks at the increase in female gambling in the UK.
- Ludwig Koch and the Music of Nature
Sean Street tells the story of the German wildlife sound recordist Ludwig Koch.
- Lunchtime with Mark Patterson, including News at One
Grassroots news, views, issues and culture from across the north west community
- Mabey in the Wild
Natural history series presented by Richard Mabey
- Mad Houses
Ken Arnold explores how three European countries variously tell the history of madness.
- Make Me a National Treasure
Gyles Brandreth discovers what it takes to become a national treasure.
- Making History
Series exploring ordinary people's links with the past
- Making News
Steve Richards presents a three-part series examining the news
- Making Tracks
Paul Morley charts a history of popular music through recording studios
- Malala's Diary
The blog of the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai voiced by British girls her age.
- Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town
Malmesbury in Wiltshire aims to establish itself as the country's 'Philosophy Town'.
- Mandela in His Own Words
Fergal Keane takes a journey through the private notebooks and letters of Nelson Mandela.
- Marcus du Sautoy's Five Shapes
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy finds his favourite forms in some highly unlikely places.
- Margaret Thatcher: Potency and Paradox
Peter Riddell explores the background to the many extraordinary moments of her premiership
- Marseille 2013
Philip Sweeney on music, crime and culture in Marseille, 2013 European City of Culture.
- Mastering the Art of the Kimono
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
- Material World
Gareth Mitchell sits in for Quentin Cooper finding out what's new in the world of science.
- Mel's Iron Age Holiday
Mel Giedroyc takes a British family back 2,000 years to live in a Danish Iron Age village.
- Merzman: The Art of Kurt Schwitters
How a leading German modern artist's greatest work was rediscovered in a barn in Cumbria.
- MI6: A Century in the Shadows
Gordon Corera looks inside Britain's Secret Intelligence Service
Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests
- Mind Changers
Series exploring the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century