Martin Sixsmith examines what makes us think, feel and act the way we do.
Nick Fraser makes the case for rediscovering the work of Richard Yates.
Musician Jah Wobble discovers the real Sid Vicious, 30 years after his death.
Mukul Devichand seeks to see Britain through the eyes of those who have recently arrived
Melanie Phillips explores what work means to some of the most vulnerable people in Britain
Three musicians explore the rugged terrain of Shetland in search of the quail.
Marc Riley, Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker search for whales off the coast of Ireland.
Following the resignation of Pope Benedict, Edward Stourton looks at his life and legacy.
DJ Taylor reappraises the life and significance of Allan Smethurst, The Singing Postman.
Jean Buchanan explores David Dodge's inspiration for To Catch A Thief, filmed by Hitchcock
Poet Ian McMillan explores the bawdy 17th-century comic poem The Dragon of Wantley.
Twm Morys explores the legend of Tristan and Isolde, one of the most enduring love stories
Artist Nicola Green charts her journey to capture images of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.
Series exploring the connections between leading scientists of today and yesterday
Comedian and musician Rich Morton explores the laid-back world of lounge music.
Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare conducts in depth interviews with prominent people.
Series in which Dennis Sewell investigates the influence of political think tanks
Peter White with news and information for blind and partially sighted people.
War artist Xavier Pick reveals his audio diaries from his trip to Iraq in 2008/2009
Series of three short stories by Helen Simpson
Dr Ben Goldacre explores the parlous state of the incapacity benefits system.
Omnibus edition of the series of readings about the moon by Jeanette Winterson
Author Jeanette Winterson offers a series of reflective readings about the moon
Programmes to mark the 60th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan
Navdip Dhariwal talks to the winners and losers from the current economic boom in India.
Documentary looking at the effects of India's economic boom.
Can the radical new 'Party of the Common People' clean up Indian politics?
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Three contemporary stories by Anita Sullivan set in a seaside town
Research is giving new insights into the relationship between mind and body.
Claudia Hammond investigates inflammation
Examining graffiti in Bristol and the issues surrounding it.
James Maw presents a series on life-changing inheritances
The Rev Richard Coles picks from this year's crop of Saturday Live's Inheritance Tracks.
Composer Matthew King discovers the extraordinary abilities of musical savants.
Comedy series in which comedian Alan Francis explores the workings of his own mind
Key figures discuss the years since the introduction of the London Mayoralty.
Katie Derham looks at the philanthropic organisation the Gates Foundation.
Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, bringing clarity to conflicting advice
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Lesley Curwen presents the series in which listeners explore financial issues
Adam Rutherford goes inside science to explore the research that is transforming our world
Steve Hewlett looks at the progress of different news stories
Agnes Poirier explores the role of the body which protects the French language.
Zoe Williams turns school inspector to put a range of academies to the test.
Edward Stourton reports on the impact and effectiveness of international aid
Investigative reporter Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle
Former City analyst Geraint Anderson examines the story behind bankers' bonuses.
Claudia Hammond investigates how neursocience is heading for the classroom.
Emily Maitlis explores the workings of the British Council.
Felicity Finch follows cage fighter Mike Wood blow by blow to his first professional fight
Midge Ure visits Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club, where the Beatles first found fame.
Winifred Robinson follows the fortunes of violent and damaged youngsters
On the African plains, science reveals the secret agility of the elephant mind.
A panel of experts explore the workings of clinical ethics committees
Joan Bakewell chairs an ethical discussion.
Simon Jack tells the surprising story of the US Federal Reserve.
Investigative series looking at the workings of the UN's nuclear watchdog
Is the IMF up to the job of fixing the global economy? Stephanie Flanders reports.
Anneka Rice shares her passion for art, and depicting the naked human body.
Naresh Fernandes visits one of the Mumbai hotels targeted in the 2008 terrorist attacks.
Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate 'open source' computer software.
Rory Bremner and guests offer some helpful hints on the subject.
Comedy drama by Lynne Truss, set in 1950s Brighton
Adam Rutherford charts the rise, fall and rise of the genetics of intelligence
The story of Bernard, an 86-year-old gay man who lost his partner in 2005.
The intimate story of a hospital consultant's struggle with alcoholism.
Coverage of the fourth one day international between England and India at Old Trafford.
Coverage of the fifth one day international between England and India at Headingley.
Coverage of the sixth one day international between England and India at the Oval.
Coverage of the seventh one day international between England and India at Lord's.
First one day international between Sri Lanka and England at Dambulla.
First one day international between Sri Lanka and England and India at Dambulla.
Second one day international between Sri Lanka and England at Dambulla.
Second one day international between Sri Lanka and England and India at Dambulla.
Third one day international between Sri Lanka and England at Dambulla.
Fourth one day international between Sri Lanka and England at Colombo.
Second one day international between New Zealand and England from Hamilton.
Fourth one day international between New Zealand and England from McLean Park, Napier.
Ball by ball coverage of Twenty20 and One Day International events
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the people trying to get rich online without actually working.
Documentary examining the growing use of the worldwide web by amateur detectives.
Performers discuss their interpretations of particular theatrical works.
Miranda Sawyer on the impact of cheap European train travel on generations of Britons
Is it more effective to interrogate terrorist suspects with cruel or kind methods?
Is mining the deep ocean the solution to the world's growing demand for valuable metals?
Series taking listeners down to the deepest parts of the ocean.
Poet Lemn Sissay observes Britain on the move at the Watford Gap motorway services
An exploration of the strange (and strangely familiar) sound world of 'Library Music'.