Michael Goldfarb looks at the history of federalism, and its successes and failures.
Sitcom about a woman who wants to be Fabulous but can't cope.
Sitcom by Lucy Clarke about a woman who wants to be Fabulous but can't cope.
Sitcom about a woman who wants to be fabulous but can't cope
Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud
Tom Robinson explores Robert Schumann's collaborative violin sonata, Frei Aber Einsam.
Sitcom written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop
Yasmeen Khan investigates the problem of caring for elderly British Asians.
Sara Maitland puts her own distinctive and magical spin on classic fairy tales
Adventures with the Roman detective, by Lindsey Davis
Series of programmes marking the 25th anniversary of the Falklands war
Reflections on the 1982 conflict.
Anita Anand explores the taboo of relationships between teachers and students.
John Andrew returns to Paris where he lost his heart to 60s icon Francoise Hardy.
Libby Purves on how the film On the Beach brought dystopia to Hollywood.
Nick Ross investigates the health impact of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
Paul Wood chronicles the campaign waged by American forces in 2004 in the city of Fallujah
Frederic Raphael's sequel to the television classic The Glittering Prizes
The life and changing times of Woman's Weekly as it celebrates its centenary.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
Fiona Neill explores the experience of growing up in a creatively successful family
Can Harry Potter fans change the world? Jolyon Jenkins looks at the growth of fan activism
Kati Whitaker goes in search of a child-free utopia among the elderly in Scotland.
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
Agricultural news and features with Anna Hill.
Agricultural news and features with Mark Holdstock.
Weekend edition of the rural magazine
Series investigating the deaths of various creatures
Bradford has some of the worst rates for obesity in England. Mussy Abbasi reports.
Lilia Kopylova explores the average British male's total lack of interest in dancing.
Readings based on the autobiography and journals of Kathleen Scott, widow of Captain Scott
Hardeep Singh Kohli traces the stormy creation of the Football Association 150 years ago.
The story of the Catholic priest behind the most important scientific theory of our time.
Two Falklands veterans with mixed feelings about having sons in the military.
Nihal Arthanayake on fathers and daughters in the South Asian Community.
Tom Mangold presents a history of the first 100 years of the FBI
Rod Liddle argues that we need to be sceptical of claims of a brain drain.
Mario Petrucci's collection of poems evokes the workhouse at Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
Are rooks and crows as intelligent as apes? Joanna Pinnock investigates.
Across Britain, cremation ashes remain uncollected. Amanda Mitchinson investigates why.
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations
David Loyn investigates why US food aid policy isn't working, and how it could be reformed
David Grant revisits a unique era in British music when jazz funk exploded onto the scene.
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
Penny Marshall investigates the dark secret of women who sexually abuse children.
Three short stories from leading writers exploring the contemporary feminist landscape
Marc Riley tells the story of Nico, the singer with The Velvet Underground.
David Stafford celebrates the Fender Stratocaster with the help of some key players.
Stephen Cleobury directs the choir for the annual Festival from King's College, Cambridge.
The annual Festival from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
The annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge
Nick Hornby on the 20th anniversary of his best-selling football memoir Fever Pitch.
The poet Lavinia Greenlaw revels in Ezra Pound's manifesto, A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste.
Andrew Keen uncovers the new elites of the digital age
David Goldblatt tells the turbulent story of FIFA, international football's governing body
Anthony Howard takes an autobiographical look at fifty years in the newspaper industry
Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign.
Akaash Bhatia is Britain's only professional Sikh boxer. Munira Mirza follows his progress
Kat Arney investigates why little girls are addicted to the colour pink, and if it matters
Award-winning current affairs documentary series
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
Hardeep Singh Kohli explores the world of Indian independent cinema
John Godber takes a last look around Bretton Hall College in West Yorkshire.
David Owen Norris explores how the word Amen has appeared in music over the centuries.
Tim Samuels takes a light-hearted look at the New York Jewish dating scene.
Quentin Cooper looks at the weaknesses in GPS and the future of navigation.
Charlotte Cory's comedy explores the perils of internet dating for the middle-aged man
Children's author Anne Fine examines the enduring appeal of the stories of Enid Blyton.
Claudia Hammond asks how much we can trust fingerprint evidence.
Dr Mark Porter on whether adult health is determined by the first thousand days of life
The extraordinary story of how classic Irish folk songs were saved from extinction.
What it means to be an indigenous person of so-called First Nations status.
Chris Yates and guests explore the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish
Nica Pritchard introduces the art of fly fishing to a group of Muslim women.
Gyles Brandreth recalls the famous and notorious people who feature in his diaries.
Series looking at exceptional gardens from various different countries
Five men called Mohammed reflect on their lives
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.
Gyles Brandreth explores the creative connections between five Victorian authors.
Readings of five short stories by the English author
Writers talk about their favourite characters.
Sara Parker investigates road works, those who dig them and those who despair of them.
Michael Robinson examines what went wrong with Britain's banks
Nick Baker joins workers of the Dundee Families Project on a controversial scheme.
Sue Broom looks at the genetics and health of pedigree dogs.
Three daring short stories by Nadine Gordimer, set in apartheid South Africa