Martha Kearney and guests reveal the truth behind previously secret government files
Jim White looks at the British bid to win the Tour de France.
Phill Jupitus follows the ensemble of ukulele players who command a cult following.
Fionola Meredith goes in search of medieval scholar, author and poet Helen Waddell.
Mark Lawson and his guests discuss the powerful influence of James Joyce's Ulysses.
David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies.
Game show in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies
An exploration of the way abandoned architecture is being re-imagined as art in Detroit.
Jonathan Glancey looks at the great building projects of Britain that never made it
Hugh Haughton explores how 'the uncanny' has shaped fiction, film, architecture and art.
Roger Harrabin investigates whether the arguments over climate change can ever be won
Steve Punt presents a history of the Britain that's ubiquitous yet unashamedly uncool
Owen Bennett Jones looks at the turbulent and troubled history of a nation
Sarfraz Manzoor explores the life of the man who called for a separate Muslim homeland.
Navid Akhtar explores the lives of British Pakistanis
Gordon Corera reveals the extent cyberspace is being used to steal, to spy and to wage war
An evocation of the musical film of Jacques Demy, director of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.
Three writers explore memories and stories that characters have stashed away in the dark.
Phil Harding investigates and evaluates Britain's rapidly increasing use of CCTV systems.
Short stories celebrating the South Asian Literature Festival
Police detective serial by Ayeesha Menon, set and recorded on location in Mumbai
Horatio Clare joins the Paris River Police, the Brigade Fluviale, on patrol on the Seine
Vivienne Parry on why it takes 17 years for medical discoveries to come into wide use.
Tim's identity is clear to him, but can Northern Ireland ever accept a black Irishman?
Radio 4 has been following one university for a year to chart the impact of £9,000 fees.
Novelist Louise Welsh investigates the enduring fascination with the Inconnue de la Seine.
Historian Jon Lawrence of Cambridge University asks what has happened to the working class
Andrew Marr explores English character traits via real and fictional examples
Women who have suffered psychotic illness after childbirth talk about their recovery.
Series exploring and analysing the legal issues of the day
As Britain's last glass eye maker retires, Jolyon Jenkins explores the world of false eyes
Peter White goes meets those who monitor our daily lives but remain unseen themselves
Alistair McGowan tells the story of the love letters that composer Erik Satie never sent.
Screenwriter Jeremy Dyson praises the supernatural stories of Robert Aickman.
Joe Queenan explores the story of the incorruptible federal agent Eliot Ness.
Kit Hesketh Harvey visits the Nailympics to understand the growing mania for manicures.
What happens to the medicines we take after they leave our body? Andrea Sella finds out.
Writer China Mieville talks to American science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin.
Irma Kurtz tells the story of poet Ursula Vaughan Williams, composer Ralph's second wife.
Great American stand-up comedians talk about their life and work
A guide to the 2008 election results, presented by James Naughtie and Shaun Ley
Justin Webb examines the possible effects on the UK of healthcare reform in America.
An audio diary from Londoner Amy and her family as they journey back to their Jewish roots