The story of the Andamans penal settlement and its infamous Cellular Jail.
A long-running arts review magazine programme which ran from 1973 to 1998.
Nick Hennessey explores the mythical world of Finland's national poem, The Kalevala.
In a children's home in Kampala, every child is given a musical chance for a future.
Is karaoke now an art form? Katie Puckrik hits the clubs in Portland, Oregon to find out.
Comedy writer Jane Bussmann reflects on our contemporary obsession with authenticity.
Series in which people of different religions look at the English Reformation
Gordon Brown tells the story of James Keir Hardie, Labour's first leader.
Film-maker Ken Russell in the studio with critic Mark Kermode and musician Robert Ziegler.
Former chancellor Ken Clarke profiles great jazz musicians of the 20th century
The story of a mysterious find on Morecambe beach by one man and his dog.
Kenneth Cranham reads a series of short stories on the theme of rivers and boats
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Mike Wooldridge explores what lay behind the conflict that erupted in Kenya last year
List-based comedy series, written by Kerry Godliman and David Lane Pusey.
Alan Dein uncovers the history of the Keskidee, the first black arts centre in Britain.
Documentary on musician and DJ Max Reinhardt's audio-visual recreation of a Jewish wedding
Comedy's best kept secret ingredient gets his own sketch show.
Ivan Hewett explores how different musical keys seem to have distinct characteristics
Paul Mason chairs a debate between followers of two contrasting liberal economists.
Robin Denselow tells the story of Cambodia's late-1960s rock 'n' roll stars.
Sitcom set in a Carmelite monastery
Father Michael has a plan to make the lives of the older brothers more comfortable.
Stephen Evans examines how soldiers are taught to kill and asks what it does to them.
John Osborne wrestles with the idea of donating one of his kidneys to a virtual stranger.
Readings from the 1914 book created as a tribute to the Belgian king and people.
The enduring appeal of the King James Bible, 400 years after its original publication.
Alasdair Molloy explores the career of theme music composer Eric Coates.
The late Humphrey Lyttelton profiles singer and trumpeter Louis Prima.
Peggy Reynolds delves into the world of Henry VIII's poetry.
Julian Clary celebrates the clever use of double entendre in 1920s and 30s blues songs.
Peter Hennessy asks public figures how further devolution might change the UK constitution
Rowan Pelling visits Vienna to explore the enduring appeal of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
Rowan Pelling investigates the magic of the kiss in all its delightful glory.
Musician and poet Anthony Joseph tries to get to the heart of Calypso star Lord Kitchener.
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits.
Ainsley Harriott meets people who have brought their culinary traditions to the UK
Amanda Vickery traces the history of the family through four centuries
Lucy Hawking traces the development of artificial speech synthesizers.
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
Mark Whitaker explores the discovery and re-burial of an unknown soldier from World War I.
Mike Greenwood explores the poetry of Ko Un and its unique window on to Korean life.
Marc Riley traces the career of 70s electronic band Kraftwerk.
Quentin Blake looks at one of the most influential cartoon strips of the 20th century.
Mark Billingham tells the story of how a novel led to the author's conviction for murder.
As Iraq falls deeper into chaos, John McCarthy asks a key question - who are the Kurds?