Erica Wagner explores America's relationship with its national anthem, an ode to its flag.
What should be in a Hippocratic Oath for scientists?
Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates president-elect Obama's academic career.
Owen Bennett Jones has a sideways look at confusions and contradictions of the Middle East
Simon Armitage explores the creative possibilities opened up by Oblique Strategies cards.
Gabrielle Walker explores why we know so little about the planet's oceans
Devilishly funny sitcom set in the infernal kingdom of Hell. With Andy Hamilton
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
Roger Bolton tells the story of the Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest bible.
Writer Clare Allan on the controversial diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.
Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash present cultural snapshots off the beaten track in France
Exploring the lives of successful people who have weathered storms in their careers
How honeybees and their keepers travel vast distances pollinating America's crops.
Martin Palmer traverses England to explore the mysteries surrounding the Knights Templar.
Getting to the heart of country life with a look at individual farming endeavours
Mukti Jain Campion examines the world's most ambitious national identity scheme.
One day in winter, December 21, the shortest day of the year.
One million books given away for free - how did it affect those involved?
Katie Derham delves into the fascinating world of musical life during the Second World War
Interview series. Broadcasters talk to the people whose stories interest them most
Penny Marshall examines the effects of the rapid expansion of online porn on UK society.
Series of audio interventions by artists, to mark the launch of the Open arts initiative
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of Britain
David Shukman travels to Jordan to find out if science can bring peace in the Middle East.
Paul Bennun finds out how Free and Open Source software is making its impact felt.
Series showcasing first-time and emerging writers
Michael White uncovers the life of the soprano singer Jennifer Vyvyan.
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
An exclusive interview with Al Pacino about his passion for Oscar Wilde.
Linguist Mark Turin explores the fate of the world's endangered languages
Michael Rosen investigates the story of the library
Documentary series uncovering stories from the left field. Presented by Jolyon Jenkins
Chris Mullin explores what working life is like for some outsourced workers.