Janet Ellis talks to influential children's author Allan Ahlberg.
Join AL Kennedy for something uniquely intimate and comforting that begins in childhood.
Robert Powell explores the recordings of Salford-born comedian Al Read.
Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee visit French locations that inspired Henri Alain-Fournier
John Waite returns to his childhood home to meet his literary hero, Alan Garner.
Alan Johnson goes in search of the life he thought he nearly had: as a rock star
Mark Rickards meets the author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho.
Alex Horne and his five-piece jazz band combine comedy, improv, storytelling and music
Ali Abbas, the Iraqi boy who lost his arms and 16 members of his family, tells his story.
Deirdre Pascall remembers the impact of Muhammad Ali on black Britons in the 1970s.
Andrew Collins tells the story of Alan Smithee, prolific film director who never existed.
Short stories by Alice Munro, set in the small towns and domestic surroundings of Canada
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Comedy sketch show written and performed by Alice Lowe
Murray Lachlan Young creates, in ballad form, a series of comments on modern-day life
Alison Steadman on why so many birds in Britain are aliens from elsewhere
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.
Midge Ure explains how technical innovation has always stimulated musical creativity.
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.
Deryn Rees-Jones looks at the passionate life of Helen Thomas, wife of poet Edward Thomas.
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.