Lyse Doucet recounts the stories of American women war correspondents in London for D-Day.
Paddy O'Connell meets D-Day veterans and asks 'what is remembrance?'.
Clare Jenkins explores why people record the life stories of their nearest and dearest.
Exploring the work of rural policing volunteers.
BBC Radio Wales
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.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Steve Carver joins a cruise ship as a gentleman host, so no-one feels like a wallflower.
Writer Andrew Greig explores the unexpected connections between mountain climbing and art.
BBC Radio Scotland
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.
Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias
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.
Why has a militant, violent strain of Buddhism emerged in Sri Lanka?
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
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.
It's Ashes time - again. Is Dave Podmore's reign as England's anti-hero finally over?
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.
David Baddiel sets out to make sense of some apparently puzzling topics.
David Blunkett speaks to John Humphrys about his life in politics.
Steve Richards explores David Cameron's vision for the state and society
After years in a psych hospital, is a house share the right move for pensioner Walter?
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 prolific British playwright and author
Meet Crumpet, a Christmas elf at a famous New York department store. These are his diaries
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 sinister history of chocolate.
Supporters of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, including Alan Bennett, tell its history.
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
Comedian Deborah Frances-White shares her true-life stories
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.
Lenny Henry presents a DEC appeal on behalf of those affected by the Ebola virus.
An appeal on behalf of the people affected by the floods in Pakistan.
Winifred Robinson presents the DEC Gaza Crisis Appeal.
Mariella Frostrup presents an appeal for people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
Kate Adie makes a Nepal Earthquake Appeal on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee.
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
Is a transparent declaration of politicians' outside interests enough to uphold democracy?
Benjamin Zephaniah explores the poetry in Jean Michel Basquiat's text-filled canvasses.
Dr Janina Ramirez presents a series that examines three masterworks in minute detail
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.