Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
On the ground reporting from around the world
Poet Paul Farley takes a walk across the dangerous sands of Morecambe Bay.
Jake Wallis Simons explores the murky and controversial world of private investigators.
We face a housing crisis, but is land the real issue? Chris Bowlby investigates.
David Schneider looks back at the history of British Jewish comedy.
Meeting the sons and daughters of comedians
Lina Sinjab presents a personal account of how the Syrian war has changed her home city.
Dylan Iorwerth yn gofyn y cwestiynau mawr ac yn mynd dan wyneb bynciau'r dydd.
Playwright Michael Symmons Robert explores the dystopic imagination.
Did Darwin change your mind? Hear the story and have your say with our latest radio play.
Can you apply Darwin's theory of natural selection to music and create the perfect song?
Timandra Harkness explores the benefits and challenges from huge amounts of recorded data.
Emily Buchanan meets parents who adopted children from overseas orphanages.
Steve Richards explores David Cameron's vision for the state and society
Allan Little profiles the great philosopher David Hume who was born 300 years ago.
Roger Bolton reassesses one of the world's great archaeological discoveries
Leading scientists address letters to Charles Darwin
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
Rod Liddle examines our differing responses to related animal species
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
A look at how controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall
John Simpson returns to Kurdistan, 25 years after a devastating chemical weapons attack.
Did the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison mean to die at the Epsom Derby of 1913?
Radicalism and adolescence in Tessa Hadley's story, read by Harriet Walter.
Geoff Watts finds out how deep brain stimulation is treating Parkinson's and depression.
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
Kirsty Young introduces gems from the Desert Island Discs archive
Jolyon Jenkins investigates why healthy people go online pretending to be terminally ill.
Cerddoriaeth a sgwrs gyda Dewi Llwyd. Music and chat with Dewi Llwyd
Aleks Krotoski explores living in a digital world
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Discovery explores today's most significant scientific discoveries.
Jonathan Bate explores how Elizabethan culture has shaped our image of England.
Kate Mosse celebrates the magical voice of Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Emma Barnett asks what rights we have to our online life and if deleting is desirable.
James Reason explores how patient safety can be improved by doctors admitting mistakes
Historical investigation programme, taking a document as a starting point
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Geoff Watts explores the value of public engagement in research
Martin Reeve follows the fortunes of street theatre in Britain over the last 40 years.
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
Alan Dein takes nocturnal excursions via Facebook and Skype, discovering real-life dramas
Talking about London's diverse communities and the issues affecting them.
Gardening roadshow with self confessed gardening novice, Dave Andrews.
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
Razia Iqbal in conversation with some of the world's greatest architects.
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