Readings based on the autobiography and journals of Kathleen Scott, widow of Captain Scott
The annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge
The poet Lavinia Greenlaw revels in Ezra Pound's manifesto, A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste.
Children's author Anne Fine examines the enduring appeal of the stories of Enid Blyton.
Three daring short stories by Nadine Gordimer, set in apartheid South Africa
Paul Farley explores the American poet Elizabeth Bishop's extraordinary years in Brazil.
Nicky Taylor delves into the murky world of extra marital affairs.
BBC correspondent Roland Buerk investigates Japan's growing "rent a friend" service sector
Julian Clary pays tribute to the wit and ingenuity of comedy musical acts.
Marcus Brigstocke assesses the performances of our elected representatives.
Simon Singh investigates the history of the most special numbers in maths
Stephen Evans reports on a memorial garden for the British people who died on 9/11.
Short stories by James Hopkin, inspired by his travels in Georgia in autumn 2008
Chris Bowlby reports on Hollywood's long search for anti-Nazi heroes.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
Anne McElvoy analyses what makes a good school.
Jo, diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29, walked the Great Wall of China for charity.
Brett Westwood presents a guide to Britain's coastal birds
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
An entertaining guide to birds found in the garden
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
Brett Westwood presents a series of guides to identifying freshwater birds
Brett Westwood presents a series to help listeners identify different species
Rory McGrath explores the first gothic castle in English fiction.
Andrew Dilnot investigates the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Omninus edition of Prof Amanda Vickery's series revealing the hidden history of home
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
150 years after the first shot was fired, how poetry reflected the American Civil War.
Susan Marling looks at work architects are doing to enhance healthcare buildings.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
A service celebrating Ascension Day from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.
Jason Manford celebrates the life of entertainer Jimmy Jewel.
Rowan Pelling investigates the magic of the kiss in all its delightful glory.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
Navid Akhtar examines the career of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
An exploration of the history,controversies and anomalies surrounding the Paralympic games
Neil Innes tells the story of Peter Handford, Britain's greatest sound recordist.
Series about scientific specialists
Travel writer Ian Marchant explores the hidden infrastructure of rubbish
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Vivienne Parry investigates why we know so little about premature birth.
Four comedies written for the many voices of June Whitfield
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
Lenny Henry experiences South Africa through its music
Vivienne Parry explores the deaths and immune systems of heroines of English literature.
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories
George Melly recalls performing, partying and other nocturnal pleasures.
A portrait of Martinique's most famous son, poet and politician Aime Cesaire.
Moving insight into the experience of teenagers arriving alone to seek asylum in Britain.
Irma Kurtz looks at painter Henri Matisse's creative relationship with poetry and words.
An exploration of the differences between poetry and song.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Sound recordist Chris Watson investigates man-made noise pollution and its effects.
20 years after Iraq invaded Kuwait, Kirsty Norman tells her story of being taken hostage
Sarfraz Manzoor talks to US students who have opted for a racially segregated education.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Edward Stourton explores the River Jordan
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
Writer Ian Sansom explores his own and others' enduring obsession with notebooks.
Writers, artists and entertainers take a new look at the 2008 European Capital of Culture
Sketch show from the deranged mind of comedian Miriam Elia
A service of celebration in Westminster Abbey, introduced by Nicholas Witchell.
The Queen, the Royal Family and senior government figures gather in Westminster Abbey.
Comedy. Robert Purcell QC applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life
Liz Barclay meets the owners of the small businesses which keep the UK economy running
Laurie Taylor explores the world of the travelling salesman.
Reporter Andrew Bomford examines the grammar school selection system in parts of England
Comedian Stewart Lee explores the early pioneers and rumblings of electronic music.
David Conn examines the real legacy of the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002.
Nina Perry sheds light on the musicality, rituals and personal stories of the spring clean
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
eden ahbez is known for just one song, but it was a song that became world famous.
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
Caroline Holmes discovers how Australians are adapting to the reality of climate change
Jenny Clayton visits Dubai and Abu Dhabi to see how they are coping with the credit crisis
On the 40th anniversary of Britain joining Europe, Edward Stourton reunites key players.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
Writer, broadcaster and comedian Simon Fanshawe examines the art of creating comedy.
How an 18th century giant is helping his descendants avoid growing to his extreme height.
Amanda Burton and Bronagh Gallagher star in a play exploring Derry-Londonderry.
Robin Denselow meets the remaining members of the eclectic Penguin Cafe Orchestra.