Clare Jenkins explores why people record the life stories of their nearest and dearest.
Exploring the work of rural policing volunteers.
Tottenham MP David Lammy meets African Caribbean fathers who are serious about parenting.
Regular broadcast of Christian worship and music
The Dali Christ is Scotland's favourite painting. Louise Welsh finds out why.
By James Hopkin. Stories that explore the history and landscape of the Dalmatian Islands
Lina Sinjab presents a personal account of how the Syrian war has changed her home city.
Reem Kelani explores the history of the Dance of the Seven Veils.
Steve Carver joins a cruise ship as a gentleman host.
Writer Andrew Greig explores the unexpected connections between mountain climbing and art.
Rachel Johnson talks to women, now in their 90s, who visted Germany in the 1930s.
Tim Whewell looks at the new chill in relations between Russia and the West
Playwright Michael Symmons Robert explores the dystopic imagination.
A season of dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias
Three dark tales set in Denmark, by Heidi Amsinck
Michael Freedland profiles the man who became the first Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
Danny Robins uses the power of music to improve the world and solve listeners' problems
A passionate affair gradually dies. An early story by Daphne du Maurier discovered in 2006
Five stories about a crime told from five separate points of view
Robert Peston investigates the murky world of financial algorithms.
A parable play on the ancient theme of the Quest. Featuring music by Benjamin Britten.
Eight singer-songwriters write songs about the life and work of Charles Darwin.
Can you apply Darwin's theory of natural selection to music and create the perfect song?
Writer and poet Ruth Padel investigates her great great grandfather Charles Darwin
Following artist Tanya Kovats as she decorates the ceiling of the Natural History Museum.
Timandra Harkness explores the benefits and challenges from huge amounts of recorded data.
Emily Buchanan meets parents who adopted children from overseas orphanages.
Sitcom about paranoid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings, written by and starring Dave Lamb
Comedian Dave Brown, member of the Mighty Boosh, on the development of the Highway Code.
Comedy series about the continuing adventures of cricketer Dave Podmore
Comedy by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds. Pod is elected as an MP.
While England's cricketers battle the Aussies, where is the game's laziest journeyman?
It's an Ashes summer. Has England's sleaziest ex-cricketer Dave Podmore met his match?
England's laziest cricketer compiles his inimitable history of the Ashes.
Dave Podmore takes out a superinjunction in a bid to get himself back in the spotlight.
Anne McElvoy examines whether the Conservatives can shake off their southern image
Series of talks by Sir David Attenborough on the natural histories of creatures and plants
An exclusive Radio 4 interview with David Attenborough about his life in wildlife sound.
Steve Richards explores David Cameron's vision for the state and society
Allan Little profiles the great philosopher David Hume who was born 300 years ago.
Comedian David O'Doherty combines stand-up, documentary and song.
Dramas and a documentary to celebrate the birthday of the British playwright and author
The amazing life story of a 1960s pop artist who fell from grace, told by Wayne Hemingway.
David Walliams talks to Andrew Motion about the appeal of the poetry of Philip Larkin.
Patrick Humphries revisits 'The Day of the Jackal' on its 40th anniversary.
Peter Hennessy hears what happens on a prime minister's first day in Number 10
What happened to the government's ambitious transport plans of 10 years ago?
Award-winning comedy impression show
Roger Bolton reassesses one of the world's great archaeological discoveries
Leading scientists address letters to Charles Darwin
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
Comedian Jo Brand explores the history of chocolate.
Hermione Cockburn takes a lively look at the creation of the laser, 50 years old this year
Rod Liddle examines our differing responses to related animal species
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
An appeal on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee for the Philippines.
An appeal for the disaster-stricken area.
Juliet Stevenson appeals on behalf of the DEC for the crisis in Congo.
An appeal for humanitarian aid in Africa's most stricken area.
An appeal on behalf of the people affected by the floods in Pakistan.
Mariella Frostrup presents an appeal for people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
John McCarthy presents a Syria Crisis Appeal for the Disasters Emergency Committee.
A look at how controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall
Benjamin Zephaniah explores the poetry in Jean Michel Basquiat's text-filled canvasses.
John Simpson returns to Kurdistan, 25 years after a devastating chemical weapons attack.
Did the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison mean to die at the Epsom Derby of 1913?
Radicalism and adolescence in Tessa Hadley's story, read by Harriet Walter.
A man seeks solitude in a remote part of Wales. Read by Matthew Gravelle
Geoff Watts finds out how deep brain stimulation is treating Parkinson's and depression.
Peter Curran explores the history of Austin, Texas.
Comedy series set aboard HMS Goliath, a nuclear stealth submarine
Pallab Ghosh investigates the potential effects of anti-sleep drugs on society.
Wendy Jones recalls a group of parents who took their children out of state education.
Series of stories about life-changing events from emerging Irish writers
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Stephen Evans tells the story of daring East German defector Ernst Degner.
Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career.
Poet Owen Sheers tells the tragic tale of Britain's lost school of Post-Impressionism.
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Matthew Hill asks what is happening to Britain's public services.
John McCarthy explores the fascinating life of British author Derek Tangye.
Marie-Louise Muir joins a play as it travels from Londonderry to the Bosnian city Mostar.
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
Bobby Friction looks at the Desi pub's place in the Sikh community in West Bromwich.
Katty Kay looks back at how Jacqueline Kennedy transformed the White House 50 years ago.
Mukti Jain Campion explores the surreal world of experience designer Nelly Ben Hayoun.
Jenny Cuffe follows the journeys of African migrants who risk all in pursuit of a dream.
Jolyon Jenkins investigates why healthy people go online pretending to be terminally ill.
Profile of the pioneering 1940s civil rights radio series Destination Freedom.
Comedy by Nick Mohammed set at Tilford Road Police Station
David Aaronovitch invites guest speakers to turn their established views on their head
Shaun Wallace visits his local library to see how the Dewey Decimal System works.
Colin Dexter and Ken Dodd are mutual fans - and they perform together for the first time.