Poet Dean Atta became uninterested in politics. Did the recent election change his mind?
Rich Morton gathers comedians' tales of their all-time nightmare stand-up shows.
Nick Clarke's widow Barbara Want investigates how we as a society deal with bereavement.
Samira Ahmed meets British Asian women who, like her, were inspired by David Bowie.
Entertainer Bernie Clifton explores the impact of Austrian tenor Richard Tauber.
David Frost recalls the UK visit of evangelist Billy Graham 50 years ago and its effect.
Fred MacAulay chairs a topical panel show inspired by the week's headlines
On its 50th anniversary, global figures read Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' speech.
What is the truth behind the mermaid story? Janet Ellis investigates.
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Alastair Sooke tells the story of one of the most iconic logos in the world.
Who wrote 'Clare Middleton I Love You Will You Marry Me' on a Sheffield bridge? Did she?
Stories marking the centenary of the birth of American civil rights heroine Rosa Parks
Ian McMillan reveals the heart of Poetry and Jazz and detects its strong beats today.
A series of stories about the experience of being alone
Laurie Taylor takes an affectionate look back at 50 years of careers advice.
Chris Ledgard looks at the lives of people who were labelled child prodigies
Former dotcom millionaire Benjamin Cohen confronts his past.
Andrew McGibbon tells the story of Katy Haber, Sam Peckinpah's Girl Friday and much more.
Andrew McGibbon tells the story of Tricia Hammond, PA to Peter Sellers in 1975.
Allan Little describes a terrifying encounter with mujahideen volunteers in Bosnia
Fresh 'witness' insights into history.
Series analysing great artists from the perspective of someone who knew them
Phil Collins listens back to the best - and worst - election night speeches.
Roger Law meets the Brits who have made a new life down under
Poet and accidental chainsaw owner James Lasdun learns how to chop wood.
Navid Akhtar meets Islamic families who are contemplating leaving the UK.
It's Ashes time. Will England's anti-hero Dave Podmore be picked... for I'm a Celebrity?
Geraldine Bedell investigates the enormous increase in plastic surgery in the UK.
Penelope Keith explores the radio serial Mrs Dale's Diary, 40 years after it ended.
The long-running, self-styled antidote to panel games
Suzy Klein tries to conquer her claustrophobia through cognitive behavioural therapy.
Marcus Brigstocke invites guests to try new experiences
John Harris investigates the decline of small music venues on the UK's 'toilet circuit'.
Matt Berry plays a twisted regression therapist in this dark and surreal comedy
Exploring how the internet and technology is changing the way we deal with death.
Martha Lane Fox tells the story of the early women pioneers of British computing.
Danny Shaw tells the story of Sir Ian Blair's tenure as Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Ian Fleming's account of his 1959 trip to the world's most exotic cities.
Dr Kate O'Brien explores Ibiza's subtle influence over British youth culture and nightlife
Irma Kurtz tells the story of the birth of Ibiza as an alternative party island in the 60s
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Haunted by the sinking of RMS Titanic, this is the story of an iceberg journeying south.
Edward Stourton chairs a discussion series in which guests set out their strong views
Character comedy with Christopher Green as Ida Barr, a hip hop loving OAP
How common is simultaneous discovery in science and is it a case of convergent evolution?
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
From west Africa to south Wales - a portrait of dancer and choreographer Idrissa Camara.
Three stories inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion's quests.
A look at letters written by soldiers only to be opened in the event of their death.
Fantastical comedy series looking at the most entertaining apocalypses on parallel Earths
How a county best known for flat caps and fatty beer won the bid to host Le Grand Depart.
Dr Mark Lythgoe investigates the technology of brain scanning.
Photographer Andrew Heptinstall's quest to represent sound within a photograph.
Dr Mark Lythgoe tells the untold story of medical imaging
John McCarthy explores a special time in Lennon's life - an idyllic last summer in Bermuda
Three stories by Alison MacLeod that explore the life and work of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Mark Ellen asks why Imelda Marcos is emerging as an unlikely modern icon.
Residents of Birmingham discuss the impact of mass migration on community life in Britain.
An amusing sonata of bizarre commands by Padgett Powell featuring voices and music.
Simon Armitage explores deadly dolls' houses, the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
John McCarthy revisits sites of the Prince of Wales's photographic tour of 1862
Former Kabul correspondent Alan Johnston reflects on decades of turmoil in Afghanistan
Eddie Mair chairs a debate about the future of Britain's involvement in Afghanistan.
Alvin Hall revisits the insights and observations of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America
Sitcom starring Miles Jupp, charting the life of cookery writer Damien Trench
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson retraces Benjamin Britten's composing walks.
Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers
Over the Moon: Peter Day investigates the viability of commercial space travel.
Gus O'Donnell argues that bureaucracy is an essential part of a functioning democracy
Professor Matthew Flinders challenges political cynicism
Rosie Millard argues that pushy parents are a much maligned force within society.
Jolyon Jenkins investigates the psychology of climate change - why aren't we more worried?
Mark Vernon examines how desire for certainty has affected people's ability to doubt
Dr Brian Cox explores the consequences of physics' annus mirabilis - 1905.
Mike Phillips investigates the coming of age of black British crime fiction.
Godzilla was a response to atomic war. Japanese artists now respond to the tsunami of 2011
Chris Ledgard visits Hinkley Point to sample life in the shadow of a nuclear power station
Sir Ken Robinson, creativity guru, is in Derry-Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture.
Series examining contemporary history
Anna Scott-Brown hears tales of loss and hope, turned to poetry by Michael Symmons Roberts
Adam Rutherford asks how talking, travelling and technology affect human genetic evolution
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Miranda Sawyer presents a round-up of the best spoken word audio podcasting
Ian McMillan searches for the limestone landscape that inspired the poet WH Auden.
Stephen Smith dips his toe in the waters of this great national institution.
Edward Stourton chairs a debate on issues surrounding human dignity.
Claudia Hammond looks at the government's plan to measure the nation's happiness.
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
Charles Wheeler recalls the story of the Dalai Lama's flight from Lhasa in March 1959.
Matthew Oates presents a series about naturalists and their pursuits