Factual A to Z
- Reading between the Lines
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
- Recycled Radio
Old BBC programmes chopped up and recycled into something new.
- Remembering Alistair Cooke, 2008
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
- Remembering James Bulger
Winifred Robinson returns to the Bulger family, 20 years after the murder of their son.
- Remembrance of Smells Past
Ian Peacock discovers why certain smells can transport us back to our childhood.
- Repainting Giverny
Irma Kurtz travels to Monet's Giverny garden to hear how losing his sight changed his work
- Requiem for a Moth
Martin Wainwright looks at our national night time obsession - with the beauty of moths.
- Return to Japan
The BBC Philharmonic returns to Japan for an emotional tour for the first time since 2011.
- Return to Vukovar
Martin Bell returns 20 years on to the Siege of Vukovar in Croatia.
- Rhymes of Passion
Laura Barton tells the true story behind By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.
- Richard Wagner - Power, Sex and Revolution
Paul Mason takes a fresh look at the man whose music has always gripped him
- Robert Elms
Everything you need to know about London from architecture to accents and great music.
- Robots that Care
Jon Stewart charts the increasing interaction between humans and robots
- Rock 'n' Roll in Four Movements
Stuart Maconie on rock musicians who combined symphony and pop music in the 60s and 70s.
- Roger Law and the Chinese Curiosities
Roger Law takes a tour of the new world of Chinese museums
- Roger's Rabbits
Roger Law takes a look at the 'fancy': the wonderful world of show rabbits.
- Roger, the Eagle Has Landed
Mark Radcliffe recalls the influential life of cult DJ and club promoter Roger Eagle.
- Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2013
Andrew McGregor presents coverage of the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.
- Royal Racers and Fascinators
Hardeep Singh Kohli visits Royal Ascot on the 300th anniversary of the racecourse.
- Rupert Bear and Me
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
- Russia: The Wild East
A history of Russia, written and presented by Martin Sixsmith
- Sacred Election: Lessons from the Biggest Democracy in the World
Dr Mukulika Banerjee learns about the processes involved in an Indian general election.
- Saturday Edition
Chris Warburton presents the day's news, the best of the web and the latest tech news
- Saturday Live
Extraordinary stories and remarkable people. With Sian Williams and Richard Coles
- Saturday Magazine
John Toal looks at health, relationships, hobbies & family alongside great music & chat.
- Saturday Review
Sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events, with Tom Sutcliffe and guests
- Saturday Surgery
Join Dr Phil Hammond for the most entertaining local show on the dial.
- Saving Species
Examining the world of nature and the challenges of wildlife conservation
- Science Africa: What If... Africa was the new hub of global science?
BBC World Service hosts an international science festival from the heart of Africa.
- Science Betrayed
Dr Adam Rutherford investigates topical science stories
- Science Cafe
Exploring science and technology stories and the latest in Welsh scientific research
- Science In Action
Jon Stewart reports on the best of the week's scientific stories from around the world
- Science in the Making
Stephen Webster examines the way scientists work and asks why we should believe them
- Science: From Cradle to Grave
Dr Ben Goldacre explores what happens when science takes the long view.
- Scientists Advise, Ministers Decide
Former government chief scientist, Lord May, looks at the role of politics in science.
- Scientists Go To Hollywood
Adam Rutherford talks to the scientific advisors behind some well-known films and TV shows
- Scientists of the Subprime
Ehsan Masood examines how science could help prevent future banking crises.
- Scott's Legacy
Amundsen may have beaten Scott to the South Pole but Science was the real winner.
- Secret Britain
Series examining the role of state secrecy in Britain
- Secret Museum
Secret Mueum looks at the explicit erotic, sexual and pornographic art of Pompeii.
- Secret Science
Vivienne Parry meets the scientists whose work remains unknown to the general public
- Secrets of the Super Old
How the oldest people on the planet are helping scientists to unlock the secrets of ageing
- Securing the Games
Behind the scenes of the security operation at the Olympic Games.
- Sexual Nature: A Brief Natural History of Sex
Adam Rutherford explores the deep history of sex
- Sgeulachd Beatha
- Shakespeare's London
Writer Iain Sinclair seeks out echoes of Shakespeare's city in the London of today.
- Shakespeare's Restless World
Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.
- Shane O'Connor
Join Shane O'Connor on BBC WM.
- Shelagh Fogarty
News from around the UK with Shelagh Fogarty. Including sport, politics, and money news
- Shrink Wrapped
Dr Chetna Kang and Toby Friedner focus on disability and mental health.
- Signing Up at 16
Penny Marshall presents a series that follows 16-year-olds through a year of army training
- Simon Hoban
A mix of news, music and travel to take you home.
- Simon Singh's Numbers
Simon Singh takes a quirky look at some of the most important numbers in mathematics.
- Simpson in Afghanistan
John Simpson reports from Afghanistan and asks how things have gone wrong.
- Slums 101
Paul Mason visits Manila to assess the benefits of life in the world's poorest slums.
Kate Williams explores the history and development of the modern winning smile.
- Sniffing Out Danger
Amber Marks explores the science of olfactory detection.
- So You Want To Be an Exorcist
The exorcism business is booming - Jolyon Jenkins asks if and why demonism is on the rise.
- Soft Power Hard News
How the power of the news media is used as a global government tool for influence
- Solar Max
Astronomer Lucie Green looks at the dangers a solar superstorm could pose to us on Earth.
- Songs for Madame Vasnier
Richard Langham Smith on the songs Debussy wrote for his muse Madame Vasnier.
- Songs for Tahrir
Reem Kelani explores the role of music in the Egyptian revolution of early 2011.
- Sore Fingers
Bluegrass in the Cotswolds at the Sore Fingers Summer School.
- Sound Architecture: The Spaces That Speak
Science broadcaster Professor Trevor Cox explores the science of aural architecture.
- South Africa Spits Back
Roger Law, co-creator of Spitting Image, discovers South Africa's satirical puppets.
- Speculating the Emerald Isle
An oil bonanza could be on the cards for Ireland, but who will benefit?
- Spellbound: Siouxsie and the Banshees
Miranda Sawyer looks at one of music's most distinctive artists Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Chemist Andrea Sella investigates things that go flash in the dark.
- Sport and the British
Clare Balding charts how sport has shaped the British and how Britain has shaped sport
- Sporting Witness Archive
The inside and personal story of key moments from sporting history.
- Squeezing Victoria's Curves
Ayisha Yahya investigates the cause of the falling water levels in Lake Victoria.
- Stage to Screen
Series exploring how stage works have been adapted for the cinema
- Stark Talk
Edi Stark with revealing, thought-provoking interviews
- Start the Week
Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday
- State of Mind
Claudia Hammond tells the story of mental health care in the UK from the 1950s to today
- State of Play
Can computer games help to solve the problems of the world? Alex Butterworth investigates.
Stephanie Flanders presents a series on the economics of our times
- Stephanomics Archive
Stephanie Flanders discusses the global financial crisis with top economic thinkers
- Stephen Lowe
The great outdoors, Lancashire gardening, countryside issues and farming.
- Stephen Nolan
Fierce topical debate, direct from Manchester
- Steptoe and Son... and Sons
Paul Jackson and a team of scriptwriters assess the legacy of Steptoe and Son, 50 years on
Celfyddyd a thrafodaeth. Arts discussion programme
- Stories from the Squeezed Middle
Rosie Millard meets middle-income people for whom the Recession has meant tough choices.
- Straeon Bob Lliw
Cyfres ddogfen yn adrodd hanes penodol bob wythnos. A series of different features.
- Strand Extra
A look at the role of music in shaping American culture and politics.
- Street Science
Five eminent scientists discuss controversial areas of science with members of the public
- Stuart: A Face Backwards
Mark Burman strips away the layers of Stuart Freeborn's remarkable life in movie make-up.
- Sugaring the Pill
The NHS is paying people to be healthy. But does it really work? Claudia Hammond reports.
- Summit Fever
What really happens in intergovernmental summits? Jonathan Powell investigates.
- Sun, Spoor and Spots: Counting Namibia's Cheetahs
Frauke Jensen reports on a research project set up to count Namibia's cheetah population.
- Sunday Feature
Programme showcasing feature reports and discussions on any number of cultural subjects
- Sunday Gardening
Andy Garland, Steve Bradley and Jean Griffin solve your gardening problems.
- Sunday Supplement
A review of the week's political news and the Sunday papers
- Super Recognisers
Claudia Hammond investigates the science of face recognition.
- Supersize Surgeries
Penny Marshall asks if new super-sized polyclinics will mean the end of the family GP.
- Swimming Through Chocolate
Chocolate, swimming and sport: life working at the Cadbury factory in Bournville.