Eric Robson asks why the bestselling author Hugh Walpole has been forgotten.
Testimony from the women who sailed across the Atlantic to join their servicemen husbands.
Roz Kidman Cox looks at the continuing conflict over the pursuit of whales
Barbara Plett examines how the Syria conflict could shape the future of the Middle East.
The high price of gold has led to Asians being targeted for their wedding jewellery.
Poet Jean Sprackland takes the Hull train to recall Larkin's famous poem Whitsun Weddings.
Matthew Hill investigates the drug Champix and its possible links to psychiatric illness.
Joe Dunthorne's England Writers Football Team plays against the Scotland Writers Team.
Philip Sweeney finds out about the pioneering composer of African Sanctus David Fanshawe.
Shaun Ley looks at the week's big stories and previews the week to come
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective
Young people from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales talk about life under devolution
Young Italian professionals working in the UK reveal how their economy has cast them out.
Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Phil Manzanera and Cliff Richard on Hank Marvin.
David Aaronovitch investigates 'declinism' - the idea that human society is in decline.
Series examining overlooked but noteworthy historical events, with Michael Portillo
New research on how society works
Angela Saini explores shared space - an idea set to bring peace and harmony to our streets
Phill Jupitus celebrates the phenomenon that was 2-Tone music.
Christopher Lee's history series telling the story of the growth of Britain's Empire.
The correspondence between James VI of Scotland and Elizabeth I.
Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including Thought for the Day
Janet Ellis celebrates that most unpredictable of mythological beings, the genie.
Prof Ali Ansari presents a world history as seen through Persian eyes
Edi Stark finds out about a little-know eye condition affecting thousands of UK people.
In tribute to CS Lewis, short stories that take listeners into unexpected worlds
A portrait of pre Chinese Tibet through the voices of the British who worked there.
Mukul Devichand explores the rising Asian giants, China and India
Comedian Tim Key spins his own surreal tale of one of Russia's greatest short stories.
Poet and comedian Tim Key sleuths out what makes a great literary opening line.
Gerry Anderson considers Titanic's complex relationship with the city of her birth.
Phil Hammond explores the consequences of human error in the medical profession.
Chris Ledgard meets therapists bringing Jung back to Russia after the underground years.
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
The Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, delivers the second Today Programme Lecture
Stephanie Calman talks to women with an intellectual mismatch in their relationships.
The personal stories and painful decisions we face when getting rid of our old books.
Robert Elms celebrates London, the city he loves, with a journey on the number 36 bus.
John Wilson meets leading figures and takes them back to the places they left behind
Series exploring the practice of researching family history
In another of his quirky assignments for Radio 4, Steve Carver works as a 'trade-plater'.
Jumping on freight trains in America - danger, thrills and desperation in the USA today.
Travel programme consisting of tips and advice for travellers submitted by the public
An old antidepressant has unexpected anticancer properties, but no-one is developing it.
Peter Curran visits members of the many and varied disciplines of science
The alien mountains, canyons and craters, inspiring scientists and writers to explore Mars
Series following a new approach tried as an alternative to custody for child offenders
Author Glenn Patterson explores what Belfast's murals say about the city's past and future
Jazz composer Julian Joseph goes in search of black classical musicians from the past.
Dr Geoff Bunn features comic book heroes and science in his history of the lie detector.
Dominic Arkwright charts the life of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama.
Documentary looking at the concept of growing plants in space and even on spacecraft.
Mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing, and his role in the invention of the computer.
Allan Little charts the re-emergence of Turkey as a powerful global force
Yasmeen Khan reports on the Turkish community in the United Kingdom.
Nick Barraclough explores what makes a great lead guitar player.
British birds through their songs and calls. 265 programmes of 90 seconds, over a year
Pink Floyd members explore the tragic mental breakdown of former front man Syd Barrett.
Edi Stark explores different aspects of being a twin
Identical twin sisters talk about their different choices to follow Islam and Christianity
What makes people early or late risers?