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.
Tom Dyckhoff explores the way we design and build for animals.
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.
Stories by Nick Walker, featuring Scandinavian 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.
Georgia Catt explores the politics behind the UK's tech start-up revolution.
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
A short story diptych written by the award-winning author Patrick Ness
Malcolm McLaren presents a profile of artist Salvador Dali.
Series about ancient British trades, presented by Clare Jenkins
A profile of Arabella Churchill, one of the founders of the Glastonbury festival.
The week's events in Ambridge
The week's events in Ambridge.
Essential drama from the heart of the country.
Ian Kelly explores the theatricality and architecture of food and feasting.
New comedy by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths set in a struggling architects' office.
Comedy series by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths, set in a struggling architectural practice
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Poet Ian McMillan looks at horoscopes and the reasons behind their endurance.
AL Kennedy relates what befell her whilst finishing her latest novel in the USA
Is prolonged sitting bad for us? Chris Bowlby gets up from his desk to find out.
Richard Miron presents a profile of the former Israeli prime minister.
Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs
Singer Joan Armatrading reports on her time spent with the current Lord Mayor of London.
A group of eclectic characters find themselves and each other in 1970's San Francisco
The traditional two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
The life of Louis Armstrong as told through his archive of tape recordings.
Samira Ahmed explores the life and work of writer Arnold Bennett.
Series investigating attacks on art works, from the earliest times to the present day
Bob Dickinson visits a new festival of contemporary art in a nuclear bunker in Bosnia.
Damien Hirst and others reflect on the forces that produced a brash, bold group of artists
The story of how one woman persuaded famous artists to donate prints to British schools.
David Snow joins an archaeolological dig in the WWI trenches in Thiepval Wood in France.
Roger Law investigates the extraordinary boom in contemporary Chinese art
Stuart Maconie recalls some classic pop albums that chronicle the end of a relationship.
The first broadcast of a newly discovered talk by Dylan Thomas.
Richard Coles on the inspiration to artists of darkness and the Northern lights in Norway.
Psychoanalyst and former cricketer Mike Brearley investigates the art of the director
Author Rosie Dastgir explores how home and roots shape an artist's work and creativity.
Nicholas Wapshott on how economist Keynes used government money to buy paintings in WWI.
John Wilson explores the reasons why some artists use rubbish in their work.
Will Gompertz examines objects in the Royal Collection that define the British monarchy.
Michael Portillo explores the Parliamentary Art Collection
Peter Day salutes the graphic artists whose canvas was Radio Times, 90 years old this week
Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the digital remastering of music.
Mark Whitaker looks at some of the lesser-known ways the arts responded to the Great War.
Guy Garvey on the challenge of turning a collection of songs into a single piece of art.
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff, asks what makes a great foreign minister.
Composer Matthew Herbert takes a critical look at looping and sampling in modern music.
Will Gompertz investigates the artworks kept in our homes.
Laurie Taylor investigates the pain and pleasure of UK public address announcements.
Author Patrick Leigh Fermor on walking through Europe in the 1930s.
Midge Ure investigates water's role as a constantly flowing source of musical inspiration.
Arthur Smith pieces together an unreliable portrait of Arthur Cravan, the Dada James Dean.
Horatio Clare explores the landscapes - real and imagined - of horror writer Arthur Machen
Ian Sansom explores the life of the prolific journalist, historian and children's educator