Washington correspondent Justin Webb looks at the perceived global hatred of the US
James Landale examines why Margaret Thatcher was ousted from power 25 years ago.
Peter and Dan Snow celebrate the centenary of the Royal Flying Corps.
Dodie Smith's classic Christmas adventure, read by Anna Chancellor
Paul Morley on the 7-inch single's grand relative - the 12-inch - and its peak in the 80s.
Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses a word and sees where it leads him
Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations
Series of brief musical comedies, written by and starring Richie Webb
Tom Stoppard's humorous take on Shakespeare.
A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the feted Manchester-based orchestra.
Sarfraz Manzoor retraces the footsteps of Daniel Defoe, a supporter of the Act of Union
BBC Business Editor Robert Peston investigates the Scottish economy.
Graeme Garden presents a tongue-in-cheek look at the supposed Anglo-Scottish antipathy.
Dramatised account of the wheeling and dealing which led to the Act of Union of 1707.
Michael Portillo challenges the notion of calm before the storm of the Great War
Francine Stock explores how World War I changed art, words and society.
Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to war in 1914.
Commentators born in 1960 discuss the social consequences of the 1960s
Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain
John Tusa and guests discuss the impact of the tumultuous world events of 1968
A look back at the events making the news 40 years ago
Another chance to look back at the events making the news 40 years ago with John Tusa
David Aaronovitch assesses the legacy of 1968, talking to former self-styled rebels
Another chance to hear the highlights of Radio 4's 1968 Day by Day series.
Joe Queenan looks back at 40 years of Rolling Stone magazine.
Rosie Boycott considers the origins, impact and legacy of the underground press in Britain
Nick Fraser recalls the intellectual revolution of May 1968 that spread from Paris.
Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968.
Miranda Sawyer explores popular British culture of 1968
German programme-makers report on rarely-reported aspects of their country
Sir John Tusa looks back at the events making the news 20 years ago
Another chance to look back at the events making the news 20 years ago, with Sir John Tusa
In a special discussion programme, Sir John Tusa explores the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Rosie Goldsmith looks at how the infrastructure of Berlin was reunited after the Wall fell
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life
Leading British politicians tell Anne McElvoy how the 1989 revolutions have shaped them.
What would Wordsworth have made of modern Greens? Prof James Woudhuysen investigates.
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Astronomer Paul Murdin asks if Jupiter's moon, Europa, might sustain biological life.
As the Mayan prophecy of doom approaches, enjoy this light-hearted guide to the apocalypse
A comedy show set in the future, looking back at the present time.
Peter Conrad dissects the popular culture of his era, as Roland Barthes did 60 years ago.
Inside the digital news outlets that are reinventing journalism for the social media age.
Series looking at the impact of Britain's new round-the-clock society on people's lives
The new comedy sketch show set 512 years in the future.
Quickfire comedy show featuring 28 acts performing for one minute each
London Hughes, aka Miss London, stars in a sitcom about the tricky world of romance.
John Henshaw explores the unrelenting success of one of the longest running comedy series.
Jessica Lack explores public art in the UK through a city's attempt to commission new work
Howard Stableford investigates whether advances in 3D printing can benefit nature.
Andrew Collins offers an historical perspective on our fascination with 3D.
Quiz show hosted by Steve Punt from UK universities
Eddie Mair presents a celebration of 40 years of Radio 4.
Michael McIntyre introduces comedy and music from the Edinburgh Festival
Comedy and music from the Edinburgh Festival
Great sketch and stand-up comedy series, compliments of BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club
Adam Hills presents the best comic talent at the 2009 Latitude Festival.
Stand-up comedy compered by Ed Byrne.
A look at the extraordinary literary archive assembled by the John Murray publishing house
Stand-up comedy show featuring big names from the circuit
Surrey v Somerset in the final of the 40 over competition from Lords.
Matthew Bannister recalls Johnny Cash's historic 1968 concert at Folsom Prison, California
In 1952, 12-year-old Elizabeth is trying to read Girl in the midst of family mayhem.
Sitcom pilot about a shared house and the strange adventures of its reclusive residents.
Short plays by Mike Walker focusing on a London family during the first week of July 2005.
Brian Sibley tells the story behind Ian Fleming's book, half a century after publication.
David Quantick reflects on the people he has met and the impressions they have made.
Peter Souter's romantic comedy about the modern 50-plus generation
Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
Series of short stories written by new writers to radio, introduced by Lynne Truss