Tony Harrison's controversial poem gets its British radio debut. Very strong language.
Scientists uncover evidence about vaccines that may change public health care forever.
Another beautiful story of everyday life from John Osborne, creator of John Peel's Shed.
Melvyn Bragg explores the history of the idea of culture, and its value today.
Five people from different spheres of life reflect on what failure has taught them
Natalie Haynes investigates our contemporary obsession with Vampires and Zombies.
Richard Cork explores the mind of Vincent van Gogh through his correspondence.
Elliot Levey reads Vasily Grossman's front line despatches from the battle of Stalingrad
Julian Lloyd Webber examines composer Ralph Vaughan Williams's affair with Ursula Wood.
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A two-minute silence to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of VE Day.
Dark comedy about a man living a fantasy life while lying in hospital in a coma
Mari Griffith examines the motivation behind the attack on the Rokeby Venus 100 years ago.
Short story poems, illustrated with sound and music
Ian Hislop celebrates the sharp barbs of Alexander Pope and the 18th-century satirists.
Could high-rise farming be the solution to feeding our cities or is it a utopian fantasy?
Rosie Goldsmith goes behind the scenes at London's Victoria and Albert Museum
Comedy by Carl Gorham. Two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 are found in modern day Scotland
Giles Dilnot finds out if new Bristol mayor George Ferguson is making a difference.
Family and colleagues recall the life and personality of artist Gwen John.
Aasmah Mir explores five themes chosen to encapsulate Scots' contribution to the world
A look at the relationship between New Labour and Rupert Murdoch's News International.
Dominic Dromgoole goes in search of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse, Blackfriars Theatre.
David Baddiel explores the mercurial life of entertainer Vic Oliver.
Victims of violent crime come face to face with men serving sentences for similar crimes.
Harry Allen meets the founders, the watchers and critics of MTV, the 24-hour music channel
Tour guide Dr Brigitte Timmermann uncovers Graham Greene's Vienna.
Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison on human experience and the beauty of nature
In a country better known for war than wine Jeremy Bowen meets the winemakers of Lebanon.
Hardeep Singh Kohli discovers and explores the world of internet personalities.
Ellie Gibson presents a documentary about computer games and indie games designers.
Peter White investigates what difference blindness made to the poet John Milton's work.
Musician Tim van Eyken on the banjo that went with Shackleton to Antarctica, and survived.
Drama. Agent Y uses his statistical superpowers to intervene in troubled relationships
Max Cotton explores the world of Napoleonic re-enactment and the legacy of Waterloo.
US satirist Joe Queenan finds out why France and the United States continually fall out.
Richard Coles on the various ways that the voice of God is depicted, and what this reveals
Judith Palmer celebrates the 40th anniversary of Voices, a series of poetry anthologies.
Professor Emma Griffin unpicks the dark myth of Britain's Industrial Revolution.
Emma Griffin examines the lives of working women during the industrial revolution.
Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from 18th-century Old Bailey court cases
The celebrated interpreter of Jacques Brel's songs talks about her lifetime in music.
Intimate portrait of the musician Robert Wyatt in his own words.
Dan Snow tells the story of World War I through the voices of those who were there.
Melvyn Bragg explores the lives of ordinary British people across the last 1,000 years.
Mike Pitts explores how archaeologists can reach different conclusions about the same site
Could infection by parasites be at the root of human behaviour and even mental illness?
Coverage of the 2011 UK Elections.
Coverage of the 2014 UK local elections.
Election satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, with special guests
David Aaronovitch asks what the voting public really expect from politicians
James Naughtie hosts discussion about Scotland's future, from the Edinburgh Festival.
Clare Balding investigates all aspects of the human voice and the way we use it
The story of the MV Ilala, a 60-year-old boat still in use in Malawi and Mozambique.
Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis visits the remote island in the Bristol Channel
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