Geoff Watts asks why the source of new medical drugs is drying up.
Peter Curran tells the story of the Enfield 8000, Britain's pioneering electric car
Top business people discuss the effect that their traumatic childhood had on them.
Should Britain stay in the European Union? Former diplomat Sir Stephen Wall puts the case.
Series exploring spectacular years in the history of science
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
Dr Mark Porter on whether adult health is determined by the first thousand days of life
The extraordinary story of how classic Irish folk songs were saved from extinction.
Michael Bird explores the tiny beautiful flower fields of west Cornwall and the Scillies.
Peter Curran celebrates the humble foghorn's powerful role in music, literature and film.
Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions
Edward Stourton walks the most dangerous WWII escape route over the Pyrenees
Lucy Ash explores London's new French community, as it spreads beyond South Kensington.
Women bishops? Will the Church of England approve them and can it cope with the fallout?
Paul Gambaccini looks back on his 40 years as a broadcaster in Britain
A portrait of life in Gaza through the eyes of a group of young Palestinian surfers.
Zareer Masani on why Indians worship English as a goddess who can free them from poverty.
Alan Dein meets figurehead of the Northern Irish punk scene, Terri Hooley.
Ben Miller explores the workings of the new LHC atom smasher at CERN in Switzerland
Adam Fowler visits Northern Canada to discover some potential benefits of global warming.
Ayisha Yahya explores warnings that some deserts could turn greener in the future
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?
What happens when a songwriter accidentally copies someone else's song?
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Exploring the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species - us
Gordon Corera tells the story of the search for the world's most wanted terrorist
Can animals be gay? Hermione Cockburn investigates the biologists who say they can.
Who wrote 'Clare Middleton I Love You Will You Marry Me' on a Sheffield bridge? Did she?
Martha Lane Fox tells the story of the early women pioneers of British computing.
Danny Shaw tells the story of Sir Ian Blair's tenure as Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Haunted by the sinking of RMS Titanic, this is the story of an iceberg journeying south.
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the people trying to get rich online without actually working.
Misha Glenny presents a three part history of Germany before the world wars
Misha Glenny presents a history of Italy, from 1494 to the end of the First World War
Misha Glenny presents a history of Spain
Iraqi interpreters were offered a new life in the UK for their help. What did they get?
Sheppey, landscape of cars, caravans and morose marshland - the place they call The Island
Haunting sound portrait of Orford Ness in Suffolk, Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit
Edward Stourton presents the story of the biggest mass POW breakout in history
Dramatic adaptations of the American author's classic crime novels
Scientists analyse a small jawbone found in Kent's Cavern in Torquay over 80 years ago.
Steve Jones asks if people can be 'born bad"'- as was said of the infamous Jukes family.
Stephen Evans examines how soldiers are taught to kill and asks what it does to them.
Jay Rayner presents a food panel show
Ziauddin Sardar investigates philosophical and practical links between science and Islam.
The surprising and touching story of how Richard Strauss' marriage inspired his music.
Why are scientists and designers are deliberately planning for failure?
Improvised sketch show with a live studio audience, with Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney
Art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston, explores the mysterious world of art attribution.
Jonathan Glancey argues that amid closures, the public library is also being reinvented.
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the scientific life with fellow scientists
A journey through the UK defence economy telling the story of a bullet from factory to war
What happens when you switch on a light? Toby Jones discovers it is a question without end
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
Capturing the nation in conversation, curated and archived by the British Library.
Natural history programme
Why were tens of thousands of people lobotomised in the 1940s and 50s in the UK and US?
Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London
Author Howard Sounes reveals the true story behind the noted Bob Dylan song.
Every year more people try to swim the English Channel. Jolyon Jenkins joins the dreamers.
Jonathan Freedland presents the series that looks for the past behind the present.
Tim Whewell explores truth and myth in one of the great tales of adventure and endurance.
The songs inspired by the Luddites and their uprisings - which began 200 years ago.
Ayisha Yahya tells the story of the 600-mile railway line from the Kenyan coast to Uganda
Narrative history series exploring over 2,000 years of western medicine
Tarek Osman traces characters and ideas that have shaped the modern Arab world
Sitcom by David Nobbs, set in a small art museum staffed by eccentrics and obsessives
James Naughtie thinks now is a timely moment for a reappraisal of Sir Walter Scott.
Peter Day explores the wayward genius of Irish writer Flann O'Brien on his centenary.
John Lloyd celebrates 30 years of The Meaning of Liff with Matt Lucas and Helen Fielding.
Steve Hewlett presents a topical programme about the fast-changing media world
Are we are turning normal human behaviour into medical conditions?
Tom Mangold investigates a tale of dirty tricks and industrial espionage.
Security Correspondent Gordon Corera reveals the story behind Israel's secret service.
Radio 4 has been granted access to track work with some of the UK most troubled families.
Dr Phil Hammond asks each of three guests to play the track of their choice
Under a full moon and the Northern Lights, Richard Coles hears the Ice Music of Norway.
Midge Ure goes in search of the real Freddie Mercury.
Who cut down Glastonbury's 'holy thorn' tree? And why did it matter to so many people?
Sue Broom investigates why 26 dolphins were stranded and died in Falmouth Harbour in 2008.
Frances Fyfield explores the manuscript of Dickens's last and unfinished novel.
Sue Broom cracks the code of the cryptic names that are given to genes by scientists.
Dramas, documentaries and interviews marking the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre
James Naughtie profiles 60 public figures nominated to mark the diamond jubilee
Andrew Luck-Baker meets today's telescope builders and astronomers
Martin Wolf, of the Financial Times, examines the global financial situation
Could a strange dog from remote New Guinea have been man's first best friend?
Navdip Dhariwal investigates the rise of Hindu fundamentalism in Britain.
Mike Wooldridge reports on the quiet economic inroads into Africa being made by India.