Nick Barraclough pays tribute to the art of the backing vocalist.
Highlighting a charity and appealing for donations. Presenters give their time freely.
The St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal. Give on 0800 082 82 84 or Radio 4 website.
Programme joining notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside
History series investigating stories taken from archive newspapers
Memories of playwright Terence Rattigan from people who had a close connection to him
John Waite asks why one of the world's most successful publishers has hit hard times.
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
Jon Manel investigates the world of the apprentice.
A journey exploring the man Eric Blair and the writer George Orwell
A look into the shadowy world of Britain's security services
Old BBC programmes chopped up and recycled into something new
Historian Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to reflect on their life and times
Will Robson looks at the Army's regimental system as evolving war and cuts force change.
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Jolyon Jenkins tells the story of the Spanish boy chosen as a reincarnated Tibetan lama.
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
Winifred Robinson returns to the Bulger family, 20 years after the murder of their son.
Ian Peacock discovers why certain smells can transport us back to our childhood.
Irma Kurtz travels to Monet's Giverny garden to hear how losing his sight changed his work
Original insights into major news stories and topical investigations
Martin Wainwright looks at our national night time obsession - with the beauty of moths.
The BBC Philharmonic returns to Japan for an emotional tour for the first time since 2011.
Martin Bell returns 20 years on to the Siege of Vukovar in Croatia.
Series which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history
Laura Barton tells the true story behind By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.
Paul Mason takes a fresh look at the man whose music has always gripped him
Dr Kevin Fong evaluates the realities of travelling by bike on UK roads.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Dr Mark Porter investigates the phenomenon of resistance to antibiotics
Dr Ben Goldacre explores our past and present fascination with nutrition and lifestyle
Tom Holland explores the continuing appeal of Homer's Odyssey. Why should that be?
Jon Stewart charts the increasing interaction between humans and robots
Stuart Maconie on rock musicians who combined symphony and pop music in the 60s and 70s.
Roger Law takes a tour of the new world of Chinese museums
Roger Law takes a look at the 'fancy': the wonderful world of show rabbits.
Mark Radcliffe recalls the influential life of cult DJ and club promoter Roger Eagle.
The Roman Way explores aspects of everyday life in the Roman Empire, two millennia ago.
Mark Cocker indulges his obsession as he follows a colony of rooks over a year
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
Prof Murray Pittock explores the origins of Scottish nationalism
Hardeep Singh Kohli visits Royal Ascot on the 300th anniversary of the racecourse.
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
What does the Ukrainian revolution mean for Britain, Russia and the world?
A history of Russia, written and presented by Martin Sixsmith