BBC Radio 4 joins the BBC World Service.
Craig Brown introduces a mixture of satire, social observation and nonsense
Satirist Craig Brown dips into the private lives of public figures
Are ash trees coping with the spread of ash dieback in Britain? Adam Hart investigates.
Yasmeen Khan explores the bling-filled world of the British Asian wedding.
Zaiba Malik on the Asian youth movements in the 1970s who fought for justice and equality.
William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
Fact-inspired short stories by Emma Donoghue about travels to, in and from North America
The experience of astronauts' wives during the Apollo space programme of the 1960s.
The parents of premature babies talk about watching their children battle for life.
Peter and Dan Snow recall Wellington's campaign in the Peninsular War against Napoleon
Peter and Dan Snow investigate the diaries of Wellington's forces in the Peninsular War
Series in which an atheist and a bishop debate their respective philosophies
The truth about the life of the urban chicken is revealed by Natalie Haynes.
Ed Reardon comes before an audience to present extracts from his favourite literature.
Pete Paphides delves into the BBC auditions process for aspiring bands of the 50s and 60s.
John Wilson explores the history of Glasgow's bitter sectarian divide.
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
Chris Ledgard explores the tradition of overseas cricketers playing for amateur UK clubs.
Charles Wheeler explores how many Austrians have faced up to their past Nazi links.
Jon Sopel explores the techniques used by politicians to avoid questions in interviews.
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
Pam Ayres presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches
Meeting musicians at the Blues du Fleuve Festival, organised by Baaba Maal in Senegal.
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
How the music of Bach has provided an incredible resource for a wide range of other genres
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Film programme featuring interviews with on and off screen stars
Channel swimmer Doon Mackichan marks 200 years since Byron's swim across the Hellespont.
Midge Ure goes backstage into the bizarre world of musicians on tour.
Nicola Heywood Thomas visits small businesses
Richard Herring explores some of the bad habits which affect us in our daily working lives
Jo Brand discovers what wildlife presenters really think of the animals they talk about.
Comedy by Hilary Lyon, set in Edinburgh
The story of Iraq's most celebrated heavy metal band, Acrassicauda.
An impressionistic portrait of the fantastical city of Baghdad.
Were prisoners held by the US military in Afghanistan abused, during the Obama presidency?
The inside story of Ireland's bailout. Six months on, the main players tell their story.
The intriguing tale of Alexey Arhipovskiy and his new balalaika sound.
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
Nick Hawton explores the musical culture of the former Yugoslav Federation.
Henry Bonsu investigates the spread of what has been described as football slavery.
Jane Pritchard traces 20 years of the Ballets Russes in England
Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town
Duncan Campbell tells the story of gangsters, looting and crime on the home front in WWII.
Memories of the BBC variety department moving to Bangor during the Second World War.
Bettany Hughes looks at the history of the church to ask, 'where have all the women gone?'
Will an explosion in financial services aimed at the world's poorest help, or hurt, them?
Panel show in which comic guests are invited to come up with their definitive top threes
An insightful, humorous piece of reportage from inside the barber shop.
Dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's witty stories set in the fictional town of Barchester
Paul Morley traces the life and works of Manchester punk poet John Cooper Clarke.
Rageh Omaar asks what Britain can learn from Somalia's news-reporting poets.
Poet Jean Sprackland visits the Leeds city centre bar, famous for its poetic punters.
Tony Hawks uses an unusual reference work to explore the world of musical plagiarism.
How historic house owners are struggling to balance the books and keep their estate going.
Pete Townshend talks about the influence on his songwriting of composer Henry Purcell.
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
How will the isolated, industrial town of Barrow, Cumbria, survive another recession?
Barry Humphries shares his passion for the decadent world of 20s and early 30s Berlin.
Peter Curran discusses Howard Brenton's play Never So Good.
Stories from the Bath Literature Festival, all written by women in the West Country
Felicity Finch joins conservationist Tim Dixon in search of the very rare Barbestelle bats
Fred Dove investigates China's attempts to make itself a cricketing nation.
Series exploring the past and present of the NHS maternity services
A year after the fall of President Mubarak of Egypt, what happened to the revolution?
Sue Armstrong investigates the battle for the hearts and lungs of new smokers.
Nick Robinson presents a series on the relationship between broadcasters and politicians
Finnish photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen looks back over 40 tumultuous years in Byker.
Can new money and new ideas save the Harris Tweed industry of the Outer Hebrides?
Frank Gardner joins Operation Snow Warrior, a military training exercise with a difference
Roger Eckersley's memoirs of life behind the scenes in the new Broadcasting House of 1932
The battle within the BBC to make programmes about homosexuality in the 1950s and 60s.
Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award
Elvis McGonagall examines the enduring popularity of AE Housman's A Shropshire Lad.
Performance poet Matt Harvey investigates the links between poetry and copywriting.
Beardyman, aka Darren Foreman, explores the secrets of animal vocal mimicry.
How a down-at-heel Parisian hotel became the world's avant-garde headquarters.
Phill Jupitus asks if the modern drummer really is the joker of a band.
Alexei Sayle explores the Beatles festive fan club recordings and Christmas concerts.
Richard Collins reveals the links between the worlds of business and Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester restored with its original Christmas music.
Nat Segnit investigates the untold stories of visionary mavericks
Dr Tiffany Jenkins explores what neuroscience knows about art.
Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
Sarah O'Connell tells the story behind a mugshot - the life history that led to crime.
Comedy. Ian Leslie uncovers the first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers