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Writers and comedians share personal stories of their first encounters with faith.
John Andrew returns to Paris where he lost his heart to 60s icon Francoise Hardy.
Nick Ross investigates the health impact of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
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.
The stories of three women in a touching exploration of what it means to be childless.
Can Harry Potter fans change the world? Jolyon Jenkins looks at the growth of fan activism
Frank Cottrell Boyce curates and creates the festival of his wildest dreams.
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
Series investigating the deaths of various creatures
Readings based on the autobiography and journals of Kathleen Scott, widow of Captain Scott
Two Falklands veterans with mixed feelings about having sons in the military.
Aasmah Mir asks if Scottish society has been split in two by the independence referendum.
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.
Three short stories from leading writers exploring the contemporary feminist landscape
David Stafford celebrates the Fender Stratocaster with the help of some key players.
David Goldblatt tells the turbulent story of FIFA, international football's governing body
Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign.
Kat Arney investigates why little girls are addicted to the colour pink, and if it matters
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The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
Quentin Cooper looks at the weaknesses in GPS and the future of navigation.
Helen Keen explores selective mutism, a condition often described as a phobia of speaking.
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
1903 Sheffield's on-location Daring Daylight Burglary inspired every action movie since.
The extraordinary story of how classic Irish folk songs were saved from extinction.
In the port of Astoria, Oregon, Katrina Porteous reports on the Fisher Poets Gathering.
The women who overcame grief through friendship and sea shanties.
Anne McElvoy and John Harris host a series of debates on institutions under pressure.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.
Writers talk about their favourite characters.
Michael Robinson examines what went wrong with Britain's banks
Spain's current economic crisis is seeing the return of flamenco as a form of protest.
Michael Bird explores the tiny beautiful flower fields of west Cornwall and the Scillies.
Series examining the emergence of a new space race
Why are youths in Northern Ireland using social networking sites to spread sectarianism?
Peter Curran celebrates the humble foghorn's powerful role in music, literature and film.
Mark Radcliffe walks the Pennine Way to mark its fiftieth anniversary
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire.
Carolyn Quinn looks at the psychology of leadership
Music critic Pete Paphides tells the story behind three follow-up albums
Shaun Ley follows the changing views of some floating voters.
Celebrating the best of British food
Ruby Tandoh on the fascinating, evolving role played by food in art over the centuries.
Series of monologues exploring the link between food and memory.
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
Comic and broadcaster Ian Stone on the revolution in the way we run children's football.
Ian Stone asks what makes a football fan travel the country to watch their team play.
Paul Jackson reports on TV in China, and the British producers hoping to succeed there.
Alan Leith tells the story of the eccentric recluse who purchased Brownsea Island in 1927.
Series looking back at classic live albumss
Bettany Hughes tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history
Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels reflect a country's history and political system.
Science journalist Linda Geddes investigates why forensic science has fallen into crisis.
Tim Marlow encourages us not to forget the novelist Lawrence Durrell.
Sarfraz Manzoor goes in search of America's black cowboys.
Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions
Series of thought-provoking talks
Julian Jackson on the issue at the heart of the forthcoming French presidential election.
Investigating the concentration camps set up in France to hold Spanish Civil War refugees.
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Manchester DJ and record collector Andy Votel explores Welsh language pop music.
Terry Waite and Christopher Matthew use their Freedom Passes on the buses of London.
Edward Stourton walks the most dangerous WWII escape route over the Pyrenees
Lucy Ash explores London's new French community, as it spreads beyond South Kensington.
Grace Dent presents a conversational history of radio comedy, from 1975 to 2005.
Richard Wilson performs at Frinton Summer Theatre, in its 75th anniversary of weekly rep.
Women bishops? Will the Church of England approve them and can it cope with the fallout?
The stories of graduates finding work internships far afield in China.
Tim van Eyken reveals how musicians are rediscovering 'tune books'.
Charles Wheeler recalls the epic of strategic success that made victory possible.
Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news
Robert Elms charts the history, ideology and culture of squatting.
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers
The history of the man-made satellite, from Sputnik's Cold War launch to the present day.
Peter White finds out what the blind boarding school he attended is like today
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Programme exploring new ideas in science and meeting the researchers responsible
A tribute to the broadcaster David Frost, who died in August 2013.
Dr Mark Porter asks if fructose a 'toxic additive' or a healthy fruit sugar.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language
How will the workforce of the future be changed by advanced technologies?
Seris of documentaries looking towards the world of tomorrow and how we can prepare for it
Tom Armitage decodes digital literacy for the so-called 'second machine age'.