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
Anne McElvoy meets leading figures from the new generation at the top of British politics
Dramatic adaptations of the American author's classic crime novels
Scientists analyse a small jawbone found in Kent's Cavern in Torquay over 80 years ago.
Hannah Rothschild tells the story of her eccentric great aunt Pannonica Rothschild.
Ruth Cowen marks the 150th anniversary of the act which allowed Jews to sit in parliament
Liz Barclay meets job seekers whose search for employment is aided by business mentors
Lesley Riddoch compares benefits offered to members of British Parliaments and Assemblies.
Barry Cryer explores the history of the joke book, from the fourth century to the present.
Josephine Hart explores the work of great poets at live events at the British Library
Alan Bennell of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh praises the humble mushroom.
Steve Jones asks if people can be 'born bad"'- as was said of the infamous Jukes family.
Nick Hennessey explores the mythical world of Finland's national poem, The Kalevala.
Alan Dein uncovers the history of the Keskidee, the first black arts centre in Britain.
Stephen Evans examines how soldiers are taught to kill and asks what it does to them.
The late Humphrey Lyttelton profiles singer and trumpeter Louis Prima.
Rowan Pelling visits Vienna to explore the enduring appeal of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits.
Ziauddin Sardar investigates philosophical and practical links between science and Islam.
The creator of the New York antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind
Series of comedy sketches by Emily Watson Howes set in a ladies' public toilet
The surprising and touching story of how Richard Strauss' marriage inspired his music.
An evocative sound portrait of Britain's largest lake, Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland.
Poet Paul Farley celebrates the work of John Clare through his landmark poem.
Jackie Kay remembers the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel in 1917.
Why are scientists and designers are deliberately planning for failure?
Jenny Cuffe reports on the UK's first family, drug and alcohol court.
Andrew Luck-Baker ventures into Australia's Daintree rainforest canopy
Alan Yentob investigates a 2,600-year-old community in Iraq, now almost disappeared.
Jonathan Charles profiles Efraim Zuroff, chief Nazi hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre.
Julian Fellowes meets an original member of a theatre group supported by Thomas Hardy.
Mark Stephen explores the effects of changes in the Post Office network
We go inside refuges for men who experience domestic violence from their female partners.
Hardeep Singh Kohli finds out if Maharaja Duleep Singh's remains should go back to India.
Improvised sketch show with a live studio audience, with Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney
John Tusa explores the state of leadership in large UK organisations today.
The League of Gentlemen reunite for an evening in one of Britain's most haunted houses.
The definitive guide to learning, with practical advice, features and listeners' views
The tragic story of the African migrants who fled fighting in Libya on an inflatable boat.
Author Erica Wagner explores the legacy of the abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Wonga, money and morality - how will Newcastle United fans wear an online lender?
Alexei Sayle finds out why so many people pay homage to John Lennon at his childhood home.
Art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston, explores the mysterious world of art attribution.
Jonathan Glancey argues that amid closures, the public library is also being reinvented.
As Methodism fades in Britain, its huge influence on national and global history remains.
Chris Bowlby looks back at the life of Czech playwright and politician Vaclav Havel.
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the scientific life with fellow scientists
A journey through the UK defence economy telling the story of a bullet from factory to war
What happens when you switch on a light? Toby Jones discovers it is a question without end
Jonathan Miller explores the complex questions that arise from trying to define death
Professional listeners reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing
Series about people whose professional lives revolve around listening.
Capturing the nation in conversation, curated and archived by the British Library.
A powerful political allegory uncovered in a famous 1968 Iranian children's book.
Mike Greenwood unlocks the secrets of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic novella.
Joshua Levine charts the life of the 1-Cent Magenta, the most expensive stamp in the world
Robert Macfarlane undertakes an immersive poetic pilgrimage to the Cairngorms.
Natural history programme
Why were tens of thousands of people lobotomised in the 1940s and 50s in the UK and US?
Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London
Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah explores how London became the vibrant world city of today
Hardeep Singh Kohli introduces a tragi-comic look at the isolated role of the goalkeeper.