Ian McMillan goes in search of one of Britain's strangest linguistic features.
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
Jane Garvey's world of knitting - full of rebels, musicians, jailbirds and reality TV.
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Series about scientific specialists
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
If only one in ten cells in the body is human, then what are we? Paul Evans investigates.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Why is the Church of Scotland funding a luxury boutique hotel in the Holy Land?
Comedy. Robert Purcell QC applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life
Stuart Maconie looks at the career of the durable maverick pop duo Sparks.
Jackie Clune dated women for 12 years until she married a man. She explores this subject.
John Waite follows those student protesters most likely to be affected by funding changes.
Director Mehmet Ergen returns home to lift the curtain on Turkish theatre.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Michele Roberts on the drink that fuelled bohemia, absinthe, and its influence on art.
Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess
An act of worship and music
Host Simon Mayo pits the comic generations against each other
Tim Robbins, star of The Shawshank Redemption, leads acting classes in LA's Norco Prison.
Linda Colley examines the forces that have united and divided Britain over many centuries
Following the diagnosis of a family member, comedian Rory Bremner explores ADHD.
David Lomax reports on the story of the Kamchatka crabs brought to the Arctic by Stalin.
Matthew Syed explores the puzzling but powerful phenomenon of home advantage in sport.
Hugh Levinson asks whether science and technology can end under-development in Africa
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Hugh Sykes finds out how life in Iraq has changed over the past decade
The writer Kevin Crossley-Holland meets fellow East Anglians affected by coastal erosion.
Dramatic monologues that imagine the adult lives of characters from children's literature
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers
Richard Dawkins decodes the discoveries and mysteries of the human genome sequence
Andrew Collins tells the story of Alan Smithee, prolific film director who never existed.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Alison Steadman on why so many birds in Britain are aliens from elsewhere
A look back at the 20th century through the eyes of broadcaster Alistair Cooke.
Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
Series exploring how doctors decide what is normal and what is not
When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
Can we use the Amazon for the wealth of resources it contains, but still keep it alive?
Series charting the history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds
An insider's guide to the stories and people shaping the USA today
Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
How common is simultaneous discovery in science and is it a case of convergent evolution?
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Vivienne Parry on why it takes 17 years for medical discoveries to come into wide use.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad
Former soldiers turn to Shakespeare to fight stress and take Henry V to the London stage.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
A collection of anecdotes from 1977 by some ordinary people who met the Queen.
Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Ann Widdecombe explores the supernatural lore and legend of Dartmoor.
Georgia Catt explores the politics behind the UK's tech start-up revolution.
Listeners respond to the issues raised in the preceding edition of Any Questions?
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities
Prof Steve Jones takes a sceptical look at the new science of evolutionary psychology
The week's events in Ambridge
Essential drama from the heart of the country.
Comedy series by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths, set in a struggling architectural practice
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Is prolonged sitting bad for us? Chris Bowlby gets up from his desk to find out.
Richard Miron presents a profile of the former Israeli prime minister.
Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
The life of Louis Armstrong as told through his archive of tape recordings.
Bob Dickinson visits a new festival of contemporary art in a nuclear bunker in Bosnia.
Richard Coles on the inspiration to artists of darkness and the Northern lights in Norway.
Author Rosie Dastgir explores how home and roots shape an artist's work and creativity.
Will Gompertz examines objects in the Royal Collection that define the British monarchy.
Peter Day salutes the graphic artists whose canvas was Radio Times, 90 years old this week
Guy Garvey on the challenge of turning a collection of songs into a single piece of art.
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff, asks what makes a great foreign minister.