David Mamet delivers this year's lecture on the subject of language.
Justin Webb introduces eight of Alistair Cooke's seasonal Letters from America
A look back at the 20th century through the eyes of broadcaster Alistair Cooke.
Olga Betko finds the people who have returned to live in a nuclear 'dead zone'.
Following a year in the lives of two groups of British Jews who have emigrated to Israel.
Comedy drama offering a glimpse into the disastrous life of Luke Walsall. By Tim Key
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
Laurence Llewelyn Bowen honours the first workers' resort on the centenary of the Lights.
Mathew Hill reports on the rapid increase of allergy in the UK and how to combat it.
Ben Schott traces the history of a pocketbook that rivalled the Bible as a bestseller.
A look at the NATO alphabet.
Misha Glenny presents a history of Europe as shaped by the Alps
Reverend Richard Coles on the buried and forgotten alternative Christmas recordings.
Comedy from Josie Long, Danielle Ward, Isy Suttie, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Zoe Gardner.
Martin Ellis explores the rise, fall and rebirth of Pugin's Gothic masterpiece.
Comedian Alun Cochrane takes listeners on a room-by-room stand-up tour of his house
Alvin Hall compares the New York of Tom Wolfe's scathing 1980s satire with that of today
Series in which Alvin Hall debunks the myths of the art world
Financial guru Alvin Hall helps four different generations plan for an uncertain future
Financial guru Alvin Hall explores where investors put money during a credit crunch
Series exploring how doctors decide what is normal and what is not
When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
Historian Amanda Vickery reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years
Amanda Vickery explores the history of masculinity through six male archetypes
Can we use the Amazon for the wealth of resources it contains, but still keep it alive?
Maureen Freely retraces the steps of a journey made by Arthur Miller and Harold Pinter.
James Naughtie and Bridget Kendall host coverage of the US presidential election.
Coverage of the US mid-term elections.
Justin Webb presents a debate to launch Radio 4's new American history series.
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
Omnibus edition of the series charting the history of America
Series exploring the unease pre-occupying America in a presidential election year
Americans are facing a new threat from Islamic extremists inside their own country.
An insider's guide to the stories and people shaping the USA today
Martin Amis explores his father's obsessive interest in James Bond.
John Tusa asks if Amnesty can survive current controversies with its reputation intact.
Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
Alistair Sooke traces the history of the ampersand, the character representing 'and'.
Vishva Samani explores the post-expulsion relationship between British Asians and Ugandans
Ed Reardon comes before an audience to present extracts from his favourite literature.
How common is simultaneous discovery in science and is it a case of convergent evolution?
The story of Bernard, an 86-year-old gay man who lost his partner in 2005.
The intimate story of a hospital consultant's struggle with alcoholism.
Stand-up comedian Tom Wrigglesworth recounts his tale of taking on the jobsworths.
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Kenneth Steven traces the forced journey of Lady Grange, abducted & imprisoned on St Kilda
Vivienne Parry on why it takes 17 years for medical discoveries to come into wide use.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad
Stories from those who have suffered and inflicted the pain of betrayal.
The story of a fatal car crash in Cornwall, told by those whose lives it changed.
Series dissecting often-neglected everyday dramas that change ordinary lives forever
Tibor Fischer explores the ancient novels of Greek and Latin writers.
Former soldiers turn to Shakespeare to fight stress and take Henry V to the London stage.
Kenneth Steven explores WB Yeats's celebrated poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Eddie Mair tells of the SOS Message Service, which ran for more than 70 years on BBC Radio
Paul Gambaccini traces the history of the Oscars and tells the story behind winning films
A collection of anecdotes from 1977 by some ordinary people who met the Queen.
Comic explanation of human development via stand-up, song and sketch
Stand-up Andrew Maxwell digs behind the lazy assumptions about threats to British society
Andrew McGibbon charts his on-off percussive relationship with The Smiths' former frontman
Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
Andy Zaltzman presents a decade-by-decade comic analysis of the third millennium
Adam Hart-Davis explores the history of the glass armonica.
Gene Wilder presents a tribute to his friend Marty Feldman.
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Journalist John F Jungclaussen explores the German love of all things British.
Rebecca Stott discovers how seemingly repellent animals can aid modern science
Dylan Winter traces the history of the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the VC
Series in which Mark Stephen uncovers Scotland's lost archaeological history
Ann Widdecombe explores the supernatural lore and legend of Dartmoor.
Three stories by Nick Walker, featuring Oslo murder squad detective Annika Strandhed
Britain's funniest Milton returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes
Mark Whitaker reports on the US army's embedding of anthropologists with combat brigades.
Listeners respond to the issues raised in the preceding edition of Any Questions?
Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' responses to this week's Any Questions?
Mark Mardell looks at the work of the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities
Comedy series exploring the fascinating subject of human evolution
Prof Steve Jones takes a sceptical look at the new science of evolutionary psychology