As Public Enemy's Fight the Power turns 21, Jazzie B explores the political side of rap.
Terence Blacker explores politically incorrect music over the last century
Sue Perkins has her soul rendered in sound, as she explores the art of 'sonic branding'.
Celebrating the life and verse of Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Magdi Abdelhadi talks to Egyptians about their hopes and fears for a 'new Egypt'.
Richard Coles presents the discussion series looking at musical collaborations
Interview series with Fergal Keane in which he talks to individuals who have taken a stand
Familiar pieces of classical music re-examined.
Tim Franks measures the impact of taking part in one memorable Olympic event in 1972.
Lyse Doucet asks diplomats and politicians how we should engage with brutal regimes.
Simon Hoggart looks back at ten years of satirising Tony Blair.
Frances Fyfield explores the handwritten manuscript of Dickens' great political thriller.
Jenny Clayton visits Dubai and Abu Dhabi to see how they are coping with the credit crisis
On the 40th anniversary of Britain joining Europe, Edward Stourton reunites key players.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
Writer, broadcaster and comedian Simon Fanshawe examines the art of creating comedy.
Francis Fyfield unpicks the hidden codes of a beautiful 11th-century musical manuscript.
Jeremy Bowen hears first-hand accounts of the revolution which started in Tunisia
Christine Finn explores how authors' archive is kept, now they write on screens not paper.
Series of stories taking their inspiration from the East Anglian coast
Series that tracks down the stories behind the scores of well-known pieces of music
Roy Hudd pays tribute to Billy Dainty, master of the funny walk and much else besides.
Phill Jupitus examines the enduring popularity of the TV puppet.
Eddie Mair tells the story of the composer Lionel Bart, creator of Oliver!
Political discussion programme focussing on current events and ideas
The subtle relationship of son to father as told through listeners' stories.
Series exploring the process of negotiating with terrorist organisations
How do you bring terrorists to the negotiating table? Jonathan Powell speaks to both sides
Steve Punt talks to Denis Norden about his 60-year career.
How an 18th century giant is helping his descendants avoid growing to his extreme height.
Kit Hesketh Harvey goes beyond the pale, as he explores the meteoric rise of fake tan.
Quentin Tarantino discusses the music he has used to soundtrack his films
A portrait of bombing range RAF Holbeach and the civilians who man the targets there.
Ruth McDonald searches for a woman who was attacked by the IRA in Northern Ireland in 1971
How Tarzan has enjoyed a hundred years swinging through the jungle of popular culture.
Michael Robinson shows how tax avoidance powers the spread of aggressive global companies.
Allan Urry visits Liechtenstein, currently the subject of major tax evasion investigations
Stephen Merchant tells the story of classic American sitcom Taxi.
Amanda Burton and Bronagh Gallagher star in a play exploring Derry-Londonderry.
Hardeep Singh Kohli joins people as they meet over a cup of tea and a biscuit
A young doctor struggles to understand the circumstances of her grandfather's death
No longer just for the rich, tutoring is booming in Britain. But is it worth the money?
Claudia Hammond joins teams around the UK to investigate group psychology
Tracey Logan explores the world of colour, from biology to fashion
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
How Ted Hughes became a committed campaigner for the environment.
Aasmah Mir finds out what teenagers are really doing in sexual relationships.
Do assumptions about teenage pregnancy stand up to scrutiny? Miranda Sawyer investigates.
Sarfraz Manzoor looks at the life of a teetotaller in the UK.
A journey into the triumphs and struggles of the Iranian diaspora in Los Angeles.
Robin Denselow meets the remaining members of the eclectic Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy celebrates the tradition of love poetry
Laurie Taylor recalls a series of 1970s B-Movies created by the late Harold Baim.
Ian Peacock explores time perception. Why does time seem to speed up the older you get?
Prof Eamon Duffy presents a series on ten great pontiffs
Howard Stableford meets the Ten Rare Men, the experts who rule on rare bird sightings.
Poet Sean O'Brien explores Alfred, Lord Tennyson's great poem, Ulysses.
Sibyl Ruth on the poems by her great aunt written in a Nazi concentration camp.
Poet Lemn Sissay retraces the route taken by WH Auden's mail train
Garry Geddes introduces his poems in the voices of figures in the Terracotta Army.
Fergal Keane uncovers the roots of modern terrorism
Terry Nutkins tells of his childhood, spent with the mercurial author Gavin Maxwell
Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.
Specially commissioned story from Festival Fringe favourite Terry Saunders.
Five scientists look back to the knowledge of their ancient forebears
William Hartson examines some of the great arguments in the history of science.
John Humphrys assesses the effects of the radical education policies in contemporary Wales
Mark Whitaker reports on a European trend towards teaching history to overcome mistrust.
Novelist Bidisha considers the role of text in art.
Piers Plowright visits points along the Thames where his life intersected with the river
Kim Normanton reunites people with others to whom they owe a debt of gratitude.
Former hostage John McCarthy meets the man who negotiated his release from captivity.
Commemorating the heroes of the air who fought for their country in the summer of 1940.
Jan Ravens heads up a new show which puts familiar names in unfamiliar situations.
Comedy sketch show, written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb
Well-known names reminisce and entertain with tales from their lives.
Another chance to hear Sir Clement Freud at the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Jimmy Hibbert tells the story of the 20th century's greatest cartoon voice.
Yasmeen Khan explores the current state of British Asian comedy.
Ian McMillan goes in search of one of Britain's strangest linguistic features.
Paul Morley on the 7-inch single's grand relative - the 12-inch - and its peak in the 80s.
What would Wordsworth have made of modern Greens? Prof James Woudhuysen investigates.
A comedy show set in the future, looking back at the present time.
Quiz show hosted by Steve Punt from UK universities
A look at the extraordinary literary archive assembled by the John Murray publishing house
Sue Perkins explores the house of Dr Johnson, author of the great English dictionary.
Alcoholics Anonymous calls it "the Bible" : literary critic John Sutherland delves deeper.
Interspersed readings from poetry collections by Eleanor Farjeon and Wendy Cope.
Author Alexander McCall Smith explores W H Auden's fascination with music and song.
Sian Pari Huws visits Rhayader in Mid Wales which seems to be run entirely by volunteers.
Tim Robbins, star of The Shawshank Redemption, leads acting classes in LA's Norco Prison.
David Lomax reports on the story of the Kamchatka crabs brought to the Arctic by Stalin.
Comedy drama series by Lynne Truss set in 1950s Brighton
Sir Menzies Campbell's battle to shake off claims that he was too old to be Lib Dem leader