Roger Law visits Yi Wu in China, fast becoming the biggest market place in the world.
Scientist and arts lover Dr Mark Lythgoe looks at the divide between the disciplines
Why is there such an increasing demand for Danish sperm donors? Kate Brian investigates.
Comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman covering the news in the world of nursery rhymes
Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories
Sandi Toksvig chairs the topical comedy quiz.
Sandi Toksvig chairs the satirical panel game.
John Osborne tells of his adventures when he started replying to newsagent window adverts.
Can we predict the next deadly pandemic? Alok Jha investigates.
Chris Bowlby looks at the role of doctors over the sixty-year history of the NHS
A series of debates examining funding dilemmas as the NHS marks its sixtieth anniversary
Director, author and performer Neil Bartlett explores the myth and song of the nightingale
Tim van Eyken investigates songs of seduction and ghosts - the night visiting songs.
Edward Stourton explores the impact of the famous river on the people of Egypt
Ian McMillan fights the cause of 'sodcasters', perpetrators of tinny mobile phone music.
Short stories by Norwegian writers
Comedy sketches and satirical comments from Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests
Alexander McCall Smith's project to open an opera house in a disused garage in Botswana.
What should be in a Hippocratic Oath for scientists?
Sketch show looking at the pains and irritations of modern
Roger Bolton tells the story of the Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest bible.
How Handel became, through his oratorios, a favourite of the working and middle classes.
Simon Cox talks to those charged with turning round poor-performing organisations.
Writer and journalist Alkarim Jivani asks why we value originality.
Paul Jackson celebrates the prolific writing partnership of Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Former Loaded editor James Brown examines Hugh Hefner and his Playboy magazine.
How history and landscape have shaped political allegiances in remote parts of Britain
Chris Mullin explores what working life is like for some outsourced workers.
David Baddiel investigates the events which led to the foundation of Cambridge University.
James Cracknell recalls the extraordinary events leading up to the 1987 Boat Race.
A look at one of the most deceptively simple jobs in music.
Vivienne Parry explores the similarities between emotional and physical pain.
Rob Brydon explores the complex character of Kenneth Williams
As the Glasgow Games begin, Dr Joya Chatterji explores the history of the Commonwealth.
Public figures revisit their paper round route and reveal how it influenced their lives
Kirsty Lang visits Paris to tell the story of its riverside booksellers, les bouqinistes.
Mike Berlin tells the story of an influential left-wing London coffee house set up in 1958
Topical sitcom by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis
Can the US Republican Party stop tearing itself apart and start to retake the country?
Sara Parker reports from the wealthy borough of Clapham.
Five stories by F Scott Fitzgerald about Hollywood hack Pat Hobby
As antibiotic resistance increases, Dr Stuart Flanagan investigates what the future holds.
Bobby Friction talks to adults who are learning English from scratch in the UK.
The life and legacy of Donald Bennett, one of Britain's least celebrated heroes.
Bridget Kendall evaluates America's 'missionaries of democracy' in the Peace Corps.
The image of the humanities academic, past and present, in the public imagination.
Robin Denselow meets the remaining members of the eclectic Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck give their take on Victorian comedy
Children's Laureate Michael Rosen explores life in the playground today
Libby Purves follows the way Britain prepared for the assault on Normandy in June 1944.
Documentary series looking at modern life in Britain's cathedrals
Harry Enfield explores the history of the Royal Festival Hall through music and anecdotes.
Jolyon Jenkins investigates the current boom in statues and public art.
Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office
Omnibus edition. Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office
Andrew Neil offers a portrait of Margaret Thatcher via the voices of those she governed.
Charlie Luxton celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of architect Andrea Palladio.
Hayden Lorimer explores the double life of Walter Poucher, photographer and perfumer.
Paul Farley seeks out the famous visitor who interrupted Coleridge's writing of Kubla Khan
Comedy quiz which sees a new guest host present a unique show each week
Matthew Sweet examines philosophical problems with a live audience in a pub
A series of late night thrillers, each connected by a mysterious mobile phone
Trevor Cox on the physics behind the way orchestral instruments make their unique sound.
Retired English master Dr Henry Pickerskill recalls his most memorable detentions
By Andrew McGibbon. English master Dr Henry Pickerskill looks back on his favourite pupils
David Tennant stars in Robert Browning's poem about the vengeful rat-catcher.
Garry Richardson recalls an unusual sporting exchange in 1971 betwen the US and China.
David Owen Norris and guests compile playlists for famous historical figures
Louise Batchelor investigates the reasons for the declining number of bumblebees.
Shamshad Khan explores what is arguably the most recited poem in the Muslim world.
Jenny Uglow presents a profile of Wiliam Blake.
Young poet Tom Chivers reclaims the reputation of counter-cultural poet Barry MacSweeney.
Steve Punt explores the spleen, both as a medical organ and as a poetic metaphor.
Award-winning poet Daljit Nagra explores the story of Indian poetry in English.
Daljit Nagra visits the Aran Islands to explore their rich imaginative and poetic life.
Series examining historical events through the poetry they inspired
Simon Warner celebrates British beat poet, performer and provocateur Michael Horovitz.
Are Britain's political parties are getting state funding through the back door?
Peter Snow examines the forces that influence the type of people who seek election as MPs.
Michael Dobbs explores the relationship between The Archers and real-life politics
Jonathan Glancey investigates the forces that shape the design of our everyday buildings
Mukul Devichand explores Qigong, breathing exercises designed to harness the inner energy.
Martha Reeves uncovers the politics of the disco movement, beginning in New York.
As the world watches the pandas in Edinburgh zoo, Philip Dodd investigates their allure.
Mark Dowd explores how British Catholicism has changed since the last Papal visit in 1982.
Highlights of the Beatification of Cardinal Newman.
Edward Stourton commentates on the service, in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI.
Stories from the Poppy Factory in Surrey, where poppies are made for Remembrance Sunday.
Reverend Richard Coles explores the science of sacred sounds.
Exploring the show trial of dissident writer Vaclav Havel and others.