The story behind the recording of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.
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
Grant Gordon explores the rich history of magic on radio.
Lauren Laverne profiles three women who have inspired creative genius.
The story of Joseph Black, the chemist who described carbon dioxide for the first time.
The extraordinary story of dance trainer Margaret Morris, told through archive recordings.
Tim Whewell examines the case of a child's battle to get a place at a state Jewish school.
Dan Snow explores the role and history of the Prince of Wales
Specially commissioned stories from five acclaimed Irish writers
Artist Bill Drummond shares his vision and memories of Belfast.
Richard Wilson narrates his fictional autobiography, based on glimmers of truth
Closet campanologist Ian McMillan spends a day at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
Brooke Magnanti, author of the Belle de Jour blog, explores anonymity through the ages
The sound of church bells ringing on Sunday from around the country
The sound of church bells from St Mary’s Parish Church, Putney.
Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
The story of the former prisoners who had to remain in Belsen after it was liberated.
Ben Goldacre explores the idea of evidence-based policy.
Mukti Jain Campion visits a unique London collection of work by Indian painter Jamini Roy.
Gary Younge meets the new leader of America's oldest and largest civil rights organisation
Series in which two former speakers of the House of Commons discuss their careers
Actor Bernard Cribbins looks back on 70 years in show business
Martin Bashir profiles the controversial American broadcaster Howard Stern.
Vivien Goldman on the importance of the steamy 1950s novel that was ahead of its time.
A look at how God and the Devil have been portrayed through the ages
Patrick Humphries explores the life and career of author Paul Brickhill.
Martin Wainwright looks at the decline of Blackpool as a holiday resort.
Susan George recalls the visits to Britain of Hollywood legend Bette Davis.