Edi Stark finds out about a little-know eye condition affecting thousands of UK people.
In tribute to CS Lewis, short stories that take listeners into unexpected worlds
A portrait of pre Chinese Tibet through the voices of the British who worked there.
Rob Gifford explores the history of Tibet and counter-claims of ownership.
Comedy drama by Mark Maier about the staff and passengers on an intercity rail service
Humorous salty tales, written and introduced by Lynne Truss
Mike Brearley examines the history and contemporary impact of India's love of cricket
Mukul Devichand explores the rising Asian giants, China and India
Ian Sansom talks to Judith Kerr, author of the children's book The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Comedian-adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates a bizarre bet originally wagered in 1753.
Comedian Tim Key spins his own surreal tale of one of Russia's greatest short stories.
Tim Key explores the strange sounds that became the Soviet soundtrack to the space race.
Tim Key presents a selection of poems that explore a different theme each week
Poet and comedian Tim Key sleuths out what makes a great literary opening line.
Miriam O'Reilly explores the viability of the controversial sustainable energy project.
Original stories by unpublished writers
Jolyon Jenkins explores the story of the last working tin mine in Cornwall.
The comic exploits of country singer and global activist Tina C
...Under: The Aborogynal Monologues. Tina C looks at the Australian love of country music
Country singer and presidential hopeful Tina C assesses her chances of becoming president.
Country music legend Tina C embarks on a six-country tour to try to solve global recession
Mark Lawson celebrates the centenary of the birth of the Belgian artist Herge.
Gerry Anderson considers Titanic's complex relationship with the city of her birth.
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Second one day international between England and West Indies at Edgbaston.
Third one day international between England and West Indies at Trent Bridge.
Friends Provident Trophy final between Durham and Hampshire at Lord's.
Ball-by-ball coverage of the Friends Provident Final between Kent and Essex at Lord's.
Phil Hammond explores the consequences of human error in the medical profession.
Two British amateur cooks take over a Paris restaurant to feed British food to the French.
Chris Ledgard meets therapists bringing Jung back to Russia after the underground years.
Burt Caesar explores the story behind E R Braithwaite's famous book.
Sara Wheeler studies the men on Captain Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova polar expedition
Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including Thought for the Day
News and current affairs with James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
News and current affairs with John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
Including Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.
Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk and Thought for the Day.
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
The Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, delivers the second Today Programme Lecture
Janet Reibstein presents a series on relationships which have survived
Novelist Helen Cross uncovers the story of the young JRR Tolkien and his forbidden love.
A one-off sitcom following the lives of the people who work on a toll bridge in Wales.
As Tom Lehrer celebrates his 85th birthday, we celebrate his witty and influential songs.
Tom Ravenscroft goes in search of the musical characters who prefer to go solo.
Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in.
Comedian Tom Wrigglesworth investigates corporate lunacy and maddening jobsworths
Toby Jones marks the 50th anniversary of notorious British horror film 'Peeping Tom'.
Drama serial following the lives of those on and behind the battlefront of World War One
Comedy about a 1960s BBC producer making a radio soap set in the futuristic world of 2008
Rory Bremner presents a topical satire show
Tony Hawks investigates how we manage to lose things we held in our hands minutes ago.
By Esther Wilson. Drama following homeless couple Tony and Roz and their families
Stephanie Calman talks to women with an intellectual mismatch in their relationships.
The personal stories and painful decisions we face when getting rid of our old books.
Comedy by Neil Warhurst about a tourist information centre
Kim Normanton talks to people from a black or Asian background and live with albinism.
Robert Robinson chairs the prestigious 'champion of champions' quiz.
Robert Elms celebrates London, the city he loves, with a journey on the number 36 bus.
Joshua Rozenberg talks to judges and politicians about the new UK Supreme Court.
John Wilson meets leading figures and takes them back to the places they left behind
William Lyons conjures the brash and brilliant music of the 500-year-old town Waits.
Sarah Pitt tells the story of the 1967 Torrey Canyon supertanker environmental disaster.
Torture still flourishes worldwide. Is it state-licensed sadism, and is it ever justified?
Jolyon Jenkins speaks to former torturers from different countries.
Des Lynam and Christopher Matthew visit sporting venues to reminisce and trade tales
Steve Carver becomes a coach holiday courier on a six-day trip to south Devon.
Adil Ray follows the inaugural campaign to correct UK architecture's ethnic imbalance.
Rosie Millard asks if skyscrapers are the best way to express pre-eminence and modernity.
Series exploring the practice of researching family history
Michael Buerk investigates the ties of key British institutions to the slave trade
In another of his quirky assignments for Radio 4, Steve Carver works as a 'trade-plater'.
Miriam O'Reilly investigates reports of the recreational use of anti-retroviral Aids drugs
Jumping on freight trains in America - danger, thrills and desperation in the USA today.
Simon Townley considers the myriad ways in which the train has inspired songwriters.
Andy Zaltzman and Rory Bremner look at the US presidential election primaries.
Chris Bowlby reports on the new political compromise in Northern Ireland.
By Patricia Duncker. To mark the transit of Venus, a story about Pilate's wife.