Nick Baker considers various different subjects as sources of comic material
The story of the 4,000 children evacuated from Bilbao in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War
Frank Swain, aged 32, is losing his hearing. But could he create a new super sense?
Jolyon Jenkins investigates whether we have lost the war on cybercrime.
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
The story of the many Irish women who started new lives in Britain in the 1950s and 60s.
Domestic dogs and leisure horses have never had it so good but why do we spend like we do?
Kit Hesketh-Harvey follows a Birmingham-based ladies barbershop chorus, Second City Sound
Edward Stourton reports from Haiti on problems facing the aid industry.
Nick Davis follows a charity giving free phone calls to victims of earthquake in Haiti.
Three short stories by Scottish writer Neil M Gunn
Jocelyn Pook celebrates the music and meaning of the word Hallelujah through history.
Geoff Watts explores the cultural and scientific story of hallucination.
Fred Freeman profiles the life and work of the Scottish poet Hamish Henderson.
New five-part production of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
Nick Maes revisits and celebrates The Who's influential rock-opera Tommy, 40 years on.
In the Solar System's outer darkness, planet Neptune has its first 'official' birthday.
Writer and comedian Stewart Lee explores the television series Children of the Stones.
Deborah Bull and tap dancer Nada Karsakov trace the genealogy of the Lancashire Clog Dance
A showcase of new ideas in comedy
Series showcasing new comedy voices
Jolyon Jenkins explores the proposed Gloucestershire Gateway services (MSA) on the M5.
Comedy telling a couple's love story through their conversations with friends and family
Hardeep Singh Kohli meets five people, each with their own story of finding serenity
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels around the UK gathering answers to his alternative census
Hardeep Singh Kohli asks whether playing is on the verge of being co-opted by marketeers.
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels the UK cooking Sunday lunch for people with remarkable stories
The strange tale of Harry Smith, who compiled an anthology of American folk music.
Glenn Mitchell celebrates the life and work of entertainer Harry Worth.
Eddie Mair chairs a debate on the progress of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Comedy drama series by Caroline and David Stafford
Ricky Ross looks at the life and work of the Scottish comedian and actor Will Fyffe.
Nick Perry adapts Derek Raymond's cult crime novel set in 1980s London
Edward Stourton celebrates great debates, with analysis by a panel of experts
Comedy sketch show set in a vast call centre run by a mail order catalogue company
Comedy sketch show set in a vast call centre called Smile5
Paul Robertson's remarkable story of the Indian ragas he heard from within a coma.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how the sounds of our past still influence us today.
Series of three stories inspired by the unique music of Tom Waits
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events and conflicts
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Clive Anderson presents a quirky, irreverent guide to the events of the election campaign
Series in which people argue a provocative thesis
The story of an octogenarian dancer teaching a twenty eight year old how to waltz.
Sara Kestelman reads Helen Dunmore's novel of Cold War Leningrad
A comic but scientifically-accurate look at the science and history of space exploration.
Rowan Pelling searches for a cure for the problem which blights her life, procrastination.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
Susan Marling investigates the debt Ernest Hemingway owed to Cuba, his home for 21 years.
How the extravagance of the 5th Marquess of Anglesey led to bankruptcy and disgrace.
Henry Moore's daughter on the life and work of Britain's foremost 20th-century sculptor.
Janet Ellis explores the appeal of one of the oldest mythological beasts, the dragon.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Discussion programme which challenges established ideas and questions received wisdom
Professor Andrew Hussey explores whether heroin use creates a particular aesthetic style.
Musician Rainer Hersch on the life and work of astronomer and musician William Herschel.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
Joanna Smith Rakoff explores JD Salinger's relationship with fans who wrote him letters
Three stories from Wales about secrets and lies
Geoff Adams-Spink looks at hate crimes against the disabled.
Jonathan Charles reports on attempts to locate graves at Treblinka's death camp.
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Nick Haslam re-evaluates the renowned underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau.
Sean Street traces the trajectory of John Magee's poem High Flight.
Sue Armstrong investigates the effect on pathology of the 1999 Alder Hey scandal.
Sally Magnusson explores the contemporary music of the Scottish Highlands
Diana Collecott on wartime poet Hilda Doolittle with readings by Sara Kestelman.
Julian Carey visits a Welsh valley where people have been living under canvas since 1976.
Political satire set in the offices of The Blue Touch Paper, a conservative magazine
Andrew Roberts considers the historical tendency for politicians to consult historians
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football
Andrew Dilnot investigates the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Melvin Bragg is joined by a group of presenters to deliver a history of ideas.
Omninus edition of Prof Amanda Vickery's series revealing the hidden history of home
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Series looking at how cultures of the past viewed the possibilities of the future
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Series plays by Nigel Smith that imagine conversations at key moments in recent history
Feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history
Programme exploring the work of the Historical Enquiries Team
Paul Gambaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967, which brought soul greats to Europe.
Mark Little reads from the young travellers' bible, first published in 1971
Douglas Adams' cult science fiction radio series. Originally broadcast from 1978-1980.
Live on stage, Douglas Adams's enduring sci-fi characters relive some of their adventures.
Joe Queenan on the German Wild West novels that inspired Adolf Hitler throughout his life.
The story of how tens of thousands of Muslims volunteered to fight for Hitler.
Paul Morley explores the music people were really listening to during the Blitz.
Gareth Mitchell looks at our need for speed in different areas of modern life
The Queen's Christmas message to the peoples of the Commonwealth.
The Queen's Christmas message to the Commonwealth and the nation.