Frank Swain, aged 32, is losing his hearing. But could he create a new super sense?
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
Geoff Watts explores the cultural and scientific story of hallucination.
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
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.
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels the UK cooking Sunday lunch for people with remarkable stories
Eddie Mair chairs a debate on the progress of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how the sounds of our past still influence us today.
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.
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.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Professor Andrew Hussey explores whether heroin use creates a particular aesthetic style.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
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.
Feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history
Paul Gambaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967, which brought soul greats to Europe.
Joe Queenan on the German Wild West novels that inspired Adolf Hitler throughout his life.
Gareth Mitchell looks at our need for speed in different areas of modern life
Hardeep Singh Kohli meets British Indians who have left the UK for a new life in India
Programme answering listeners' questions about planet Earth and our impact upon it
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?
What happens when a songwriter accidentally copies someone else's song?
Jane Smiley goes horse racing in California. Why is it such fertile ground for a novelist?
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Stephen Sackur uncovers the history behind the upheavals in Egypt.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
Folk singer Martin Carthy examines the rise and fall of Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
Writer and broadcaster John Kampfner looks at the global consequences of war in Iraq.
Hugh Cunningham presents a history of philanthropic giving in Britain
Dr Kevin Fong asks why the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying is under criticism.
Anne McElvoy explores the history of governing Europe across three eras
Alex Bellos looks at the science behind learning maths and if school lessons reflect this.
A personal statement is crucial for university. What should it say, asks Imogen Stubbs?
David Grossman investigates the ways that savers, investors and consumers pay for the City
Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer
Ian Hargreaves explores the fading visions of legendary Fleet Street editor Hugh Cudlipp.
Matthew Taylor tells the story of the last eight years in the life of George Price.
Exploring the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species - us
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
Gordon Corera tells the story of the search for the world's most wanted terrorist
Can animals be gay? Hermione Cockburn investigates the biologists who say they can.
Vicki Butler-Henderson recalls James Hunt's epic on-track battle with Niki Lauda in 1976.
Simon Townley tells the story of the theft of the skull of composer Joseph Haydn.
Dr Kevin Fong looks at the birth of modern plastic surgery during World War II.
John McCarthy retraces one of the journeys of the mercurial travel writer HV Morton.
Paul Evans navigates a sea of stories to a phantom island where fact and fiction coexist.