Factual A to Z
- Music Matters
Radio 3's flagship classical music magazine programme.
- Musical Migrants
Portraits of people who relocated to other lands, influenced by music
- My Empire of Dust
Wolfgang Stoecker is on a mission to explore the meaning of dust.
- My London Archive
A series of interviews offering an intimate view of a city people have made their home.
- Naked Scientists
Answering questions from everyday chemistry to quantum physics.
- Natural Genius
Carmen Pryce investigates the inner world of the young child.
Natural history programme offering a unique insight into the natural world
- New Conversation
Olivia O'Leary follows historian Theodore Zeldin in the quest to reform conversation.
- News from Nowhere: How the Papers Got Their Stories
Jon Manel uncovers new evidence of methods used by some newspapers to get their stories.
- News Review of the Year
A look back at the stories that hit the headlines in the past year
The pick of the big stories from Good Morning Ulster, Talkback and Evening Extra.
- Nia Roberts
Busnesu a sgwrsio, chwerthin a chrio.
- Nick Coffer's Weekend Kitchen
A weekly celebration of food and drink.
- Nick Conrad
Nick Conrad presents the programme which gets the county talking.
- Nigerian Crossroads
Mark Doyle asks if Nigeria will become a full democracy or be torn apart by violence.
- Night Rescue: Saving the Manx Shearwater
Sarah Moore meets bird rescuer Jean Hains, who helps young Manx Shearwaters.
- Night Visions
Poet Paul Farley flies over London in a police helicopter and reflects on the city below.
- Night Waves
Flagship arts and ideas programme, featuring discussions between academics and artists
Discussion and debate on the big issues.
- No Triumph, No Tragedy
Peter White talks to disabled people who have achieved outstanding success in their field
- North and South: Across the Great Divide
Ian Marchant takes a trip along the line dividing the North of England from the South
- Northern Ireland: Who Are We Now?
As Derry-Londonderry becomes the UK City of Culture, William Crawley considers identity.
- Not Just Funny Animal Voices
The life of Johnny Morris, told by his friend and former co-presenter Terry Nutkins.
- Number One Forensic Detective Agency
The story of how Botswana has become Africa's leading exponent of crime investigation.
- O'r Bae
Helynt yr wythnos wleidyddol. A look at the week's political ups and downs
- Obama: Professor President
Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates president-elect Obama's academic career.
- Oceans: What Lies Beneath
Gabrielle Walker explores why we know so little about the planet's oceans
- Old Photographs Fever - The Search for China's Pictured Past
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
- On the French Fringe
Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash present cultural snapshots off the beaten track in France
- On the Money
Declan Curry with lively analysis of the big business stories making the headlines
- On the Ropes
Exploring the lives of successful people who have weathered storms in their careers
- On the Trail of the American Honeybee
How honeybees and their keepers travel vast distances pollinating America's crops.
- On Your Behalf
Linda McAuley champions the cause of consumers in Northern Ireland
- On Your Farm
Getting to the heart of country life with a look at individual farming endeavours
- One in a Million
One million books given away for free - how did it affect those involved?
- One Man's War
Katie Derham delves into the fascinating world of musical life during the Second World War
- One to One
Interview series. Broadcasters talk to the people whose stories interest them most
- Online Damage: Porn in the 21st Century
Penny Marshall examines the effects of the rapid expansion of online porn on UK society.
- Open Air
Series of audio interventions by artists, to mark the launch of the Open arts initiative
- Open Book
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
- Open Country
Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of Britain
- Open Sesame: Science in the Desert
David Shukman travels to Jordan to find out if science can bring peace in the Middle East.
- Open Source
Paul Bennun finds out how Free and Open Source software is making its impact felt.
- Opening the Boxes: A Soprano's Secrets
Michael White uncovers the life of the soprano singer Jennifer Vyvyan.
- Oscar and Al Pacino
An exclusive interview with Al Pacino about his passion for Oscar Wilde.
- Our Language in Your Hands
Linguist Mark Turin explores the fate of the world's endangered languages
- Out of Doors
Exploring the great Scottish outdoors
- Out of the Ordinary
Jolyon Jenkins presents a documentary series uncovering stories from the left field
- Outdoor Conditions
Scotland's forecast for outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Extraordinary personal stories from around the world with Matthew Bannister.
- Over the Boundary
Cricket was almost wiped out in Ireland. Kevin Connolly tells the story of its revival.
- Over To You
Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.
- Paddling with Peter Duck
John McCarthy explores the life of Arthur Ransome through the boats he once owned.
- Page to Performance
Tracing the histories of some of the most passionate pieces of music ever written
- Parting Shots
Matthew Parris marks the passing of the valedictory despatch from British ambassadors
- Peer Review in the Dock
Mark Whitaker investigates the tarnished image of a flawed scientific process.
- Pension Off the Old Lady!
Kamal Ahmed asks how far the Bank of England will need to change under its new governor.
- Pentrefi Coll
Taith nôl mewn hanes i glywed unwaith eto am rai o bentrefi coll Cymru.
- Percy Edwards Showdown
David Attenborough hosts a celebration of bird impersonator Percy Edwards.
- Peston and the Money Men
Robert Peston talks to four key individuals about the global financial meltdown
- Pete Wilson
Sunday afternoon listening featuring the towns, villages and local characters.
Laverne Antrobus tells the story of the Phelophepa Health Train in rural South Africa.
- Physics Rocks
Brian Cox meets some celebrity physics enthusiasts, including Alan Alda and Eddie Izzard.
- Pick of the Week
A selection of highlights from the past week on BBC radio.
- Picking Round Apples
Steve Carver lives the life of a seasonal apple picker on a farm in Herefordshire.
- Picture Power: Portraits of Five Leading Press Photographers
Miles Warde presents an insight into the work of professional photographers
- Picturing Britain
Adil Ray looks at life through the lens of contemporary photographers
- Pienaar's Politics
John Pienaar with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster.
Ben Goldacre investigates the latest research on the placebo effect
- Planet Earth Under Threat
Gabrielle Walker finds out how global warming is changing the natural world
- Pleistocene Park
Adam Fowler investigates an extraordinary scientific experiment in Siberia.
- Poetry Please
Selections of poetry on various themes chosen by listeners and presented by Roger McGough.
- Poor Reporting
Nick Fraser asks what it takes to get the rich world interested in the poor world.
- Poorer Than Their Parents
Financial guru Alvin Hall helps young people plan ahead for an uncertain future
- Pop-Up Economics
Tim Harford tells an audience stories about fascinating people and ideas in economics
- Post Hackgate: Journalism at the Crossroads
John Lloyd of the FT on the future of journalism after the phone hacking scandal.
- Post Mortem
Professor Lucas performs a 'consented' post mortem, defending its contribution to medicine
- Power Failure? The Story of the Battery
Mark Miodownik explores the prospect of a new generation of highly poweful batteries.
- Power to Persuade: The Story of NLP
The 'science of success'? William Little explores the history and techniques of NLP.
- Prisoners' Women
Women talk about how they cope with life on the outside when men go to prison.
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
- Punt PI
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that amuse and beguile
- Putin, the Patriarch and Pussy Riot
After Pussy Riot, Lucy Ash explores the power of the Orthodox Church in Putin's Russia.
- Putting the Black Country on the Map
Adrian Goldberg tries to work out what the Black Country is - and where it is.
- Quarter Life Crisis
Katharine Whitehorn, 84, tackles the twentysomethings facing tough life choices.
- Quest for a Cure
Peter Day visits Washington DC to see whether the regulators will licence an HIV-Aids drug
- Question Time Extra Time
Stephen Nolan and John Pienaar introduce coverage of Question Time
- Questions, Questions
Problem-solving programme addressing listeners' questions
- Radio 4 Appeal
Highlighting a charity and appealing for donations. Presenters give their time freely.
- Radio 4 Christmas Appeal
The St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal. Give on 0800 082 82 84 or Radio 4 website.
- Radio Wales Arts Show
Reviews, reports and analysis in a weekly round-up of Wales's thriving arts scene
Programme joining notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside
- Random Edition
History series investigating stories taken from archive newspapers
- Reader's Digest: Trouble in Pleasantville
John Waite asks why one of the world's most successful publishers has hit hard times.
- Reading between the Lines
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
Spies investigated, through records and conversations with those knew and worked with them