Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
Poet Paul Farley takes a walk across the dangerous sands of Morecambe Bay.
Jake Wallis Simons explores the murky and controversial world of private investigators.
Dan Cruikshank on the effects on the Maoris of the British arrival in New Zealand in 1769
We face a housing crisis, but is land the real issue? Chris Bowlby investigates.
Geoff Watts investigates why we cry and why emotional tears are a uniquely human trait.
The history of the war between the techies and America's NSA over the keys to our privacy.
Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A fascinating insight into one of Nature's greatest cheats.
Mark Stephen explores the battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated in 1746.
Kidnapping is a growing worldwide phenomenon. Frank Gardner investigates.
Mark Lawson and guests debate what now shapes our cultural choices - critics or clicks?
Colin Blane returns to Cumbria to assess the recovery from 2009's devastating floods.
David Schneider looks back at the history of British Jewish comedy.
Ali McGregor hosts a show featuring the best cabaret acts at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe.
Ian Bostridge opens a window onto one of Benjamin Britten's strangest musical works.
Stephen Fry and Arthur Smith investigate the peculiar English predilection for puns.
Novelist Jeanette Winterson considers the Pendle witch trials, 400 years on.
Matthew Wells tells the story of the tragedy of a 20th-century comic masterpiece.
Julia Langdon explores why, in British politics, the deputy hardly ever gains the top job
Simon Townley recalls the vinyl revolution of the 1950s and 60s.
The impact of the global economic crisis on migrant workers and their families back home.
Writer, comedian and rock drummer Andrew McGibbon explores the history of the cymbal.
Maria Margaronis explores the divided history of Cyprus, as a new settlement awaits.