Alan Dein meets figurehead of the Northern Irish punk scene, Terri Hooley.
Sitcom by Arthur Mathews, set in the BBC during the 1930s
The writer Bernard Hare tells a moving tale of the power of human compassion.
Dominic Arkwright meets people who have lent a helping hand, with varying consequences
Comedian Ross Noble revisits the Goodies world of rampaging Dougals and funky gibbons.
Louise Welsh investigates the Glasgow vampire hunt that changed Britain's censorship law.
Two musicians travel through the Carpathian mountains, playing music in exchange for food
Charlie Connelly profiles the legendary cricket coach Alf Gover and his cricket school.
The story of a momentous day during Jeff Buckley's first solo tour of the UK in March 1994
Sarfraz Manzoor charts the experiences of graduates looking for work
John O'Farrell celebrates Kit Williams's groundbreaking picture puzzle book Masquerade.
4 Extra Debut. Kate Williams investigates the legacy of Samuel Smiles' 1859 book Self Help
Susan Marling pays tribute to architect Frank Lloyd Wright's influence on house design.
Ben Miller explores the workings of the new LHC atom smasher at CERN in Switzerland
Could climate change be diverting attention away from other environmental problems?
Writer Suzi Feay explores the power of literary estates over our cultural life.
Philip Stott looks at a project to restore over 3,000 hectares of fenland habitat.
Adam Fowler visits Northern Canada to discover some potential benefits of global warming.
Justin Rowlatt meets people who believe there are business opportunities in climate change
Joan Bakewell seeks out poetry in the UK's great libraries
Jolyon Jenkins speaks to the unsung enthusiasts on a mission to protect us from asteroids.
Michael Portillo explores the intellectual battleground of World War One.
Four advocates debate the virtues of their favourite city. Presented by Laurie Taylor.
Is greed a vital dynamic behind a successful economy? Dr Catherine Cowley investigates.
Who were the green children of Woolpit and why are peope still fascinated by them?
Comic tales inspired by poorly punctuated shop signs
Ayisha Yahya explores warnings that some deserts could turn greener in the future
Character comedy featuring fast-paced offbeat sketches and audience interaction.
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
Comedy sketch show set in a vast call centre run by a mail order catalogue company
Comedy sketch show set in a vast call centre called Smile5
Series of three stories inspired by the unique music of Tom Waits
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Clive Anderson presents a quirky, irreverent guide to the events of the election campaign
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
Geoff Adams-Spink looks at hate crimes against the disabled.
Jonathan Charles reports on attempts to locate graves at Treblinka's death camp.
Nick Haslam re-evaluates the renowned underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau.
Sue Armstrong investigates the effect on pathology of the 1999 Alder Hey scandal.
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football
Series looking at how cultures of the past viewed the possibilities of the future
Series plays by Nigel Smith that imagine conversations at key moments in recent history
Douglas Adams' cult science fiction radio series. Originally broadcast from 1978-1980.
Live on stage, Douglas Adams's enduring sci-fi characters relive some of their adventures.
The story of the first stage production of The Hobbit, at New College School in 1967.
Comic sketch show
The story of a Kosovan immigrant who has chosen to return home after nine years in the UK.
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?
What happens when a songwriter accidentally copies someone else's song?
Mike Embley follows the court case brought after the RSPCA raided a farm in Bucks in 2008.
Paul Farley explores and exploits the creative possibilities offered by hotel stop-overs.
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Michael Pennington visits the house in which Chekhov wrote his greatest works.
Paul Merton celebrates 50 years of Ronnie Scott's jazz club.
The story of the Hull Truck Theatre company and its move to new premises.
Historian Prof Peter Hennessy speaks to the people who operate Britain's nuclear deterrent
Three contemporary stories from the Horn of Africa - Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia
Exploring the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species - us
Gordon Corera tells the story of the search for the world's most wanted terrorist
Can animals be gay? Hermione Cockburn investigates the biologists who say they can.
Bill Bailey asks why low frequency noise can cause problems for both humans and whales.
Who wrote 'Clare Middleton I Love You Will You Marry Me' on a Sheffield bridge? Did she?
Martha Lane Fox tells the story of the early women pioneers of British computing.
Danny Shaw tells the story of Sir Ian Blair's tenure as Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Haunted by the sinking of RMS Titanic, this is the story of an iceberg journeying south.
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
Author Jeanette Winterson offers a series of reflective readings about the moon
Omnibus edition of the series of readings about the moon by Jeanette Winterson
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
The Rev Richard Coles picks from this year's crop of Saturday Live's Inheritance Tracks.
Composer Matthew King discovers the extraordinary abilities of musical savants.
Rory Bremner and guests offer some helpful hints on the subject.
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the people trying to get rich online without actually working.
Misha Glenny presents a history of Brazil
Misha Glenny presents a three part history of Germany before the world wars
Misha Glenny presents a history of Italy, from 1494 to the end of the First World War
Misha Glenny presents a history of Spain
David Owen Norris asks which tunes famous historical figures would have had on their iPods
BBC correspondents debate the Iraq crisis. What's going on, and how will it all unfold?
Iraqi interpreters were offered a new life in the UK for their help. What did they get?
Sheppey, landscape of cars, caravans and morose marshland - the place they call The Island
A rare visit to Palmerston, the South Pacific island, where all are descended from one man
Haunting sound portrait of Orford Ness in Suffolk, Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit
Pete Paphides tells the story of singer Ofra Haza, dubbed the Israeli Madonna.
Edward Stourton presents the story of the biggest mass POW breakout in history
Annalisa Piras assesses the state of Italy after the return to power of Silvio Berlusconi.
Anne McElvoy looks at the growing political influence of the children of the 1980s