Huw Williams appraises classic comedy music written for film, television and radio.
The serious and not so serious side of returning unwanted gifts and faulty products.
As Scotland awaits a referendum on Independence, what has Quebec's experience been?
Raymond Tallis describes how the act of waiting pervades so much of our daily lives.
Edi Stark investigates if the law and science are at odds in the 'sleepwalking defence'.
Edi Stark investigates whether the science and law are at odds in sleepwalking crimes.
Waldemar Januszczak visits the world's oldest international contemporary art festival.
The story of a stained glass window in an Alabama church paid for by the people of Wales.
Nick Ross explores concerns that Britain has become a 'walk on by' society.
Martin Sorrell walks the Sussex Downs which inspired the nature poet Ted Walker.
James Crowden brings home a walking stick formerly belonging to author Thomas De Quincey.
After a cancer diagnosis, musician Nile Rodgers walks the streets of New York.
Northern Ireland writer Nick Laird returns home to consider the culture of marching.
Writer Colm Toibin explores the Dublin locations haunted by James Joyce's Dubliners.
Stuart Maconie meets devotees of Walt Whitman in Bolton.
Lynsey Hanley explores the barriers to social mobility
David Hare gives his thoughts on the potential future border between Israel and Palestine.
Gerry Anderson learns about the 'peace walls' that divide Belfast.
The mysterious Mrs Drewe commissions a bureau to be made with a secret drawer.
The bureau has kept its secrets for 120 years but now Emily has found the hidden drawer.
Eric Robson asks why the bestselling author Hugh Walpole has been forgotten.
Uncovering the life and work of a pioneering and under-appreciated British painter.
Cathy Fitzgerald hears the war stories of the living - and the dead - in Vietnam.
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
John Simpson tells the stories of the correspondents who reported on the Spanish Civil War
Barbara Plett examines how the Syria conflict could shape the future of the Middle East.
Zarghuna Kargar hears the stories of British and Afghan women widowed by the 13-year war.
Winifred Robinson investigates what more could be done to prevent infections in hospitals
Comedy. Napoleon and Wellington's horses exchange love letters during the Napoleonic wars
Wesley Kerr follows the town of Taunton in its bid to win the Britain in Bloom competition
The story of two Polish composers, Andrzej Panufnik and Witold Lutoslawski.
Irish novelist Patrick McCabe explores the Irish influences on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
I am a genius. Gertrude Stein. A genius. A genius. I. Gertrude Stein. Am I a genius?
The Australian government's deal with an indigenous community to take their nuclear waste.
Sir Christopher Meyer, ex-chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, examines the press
Examining a new internet watchdog to protect children from dangers in the digital world.
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents a composition based on his own recordings.
Can art and irony achieve what mainstream politics never has?
Wayne Hemingway explores the rise and fall of the home organ.
Poet Paul Farley investigates the compulsion of some men to collect wild birds' eggs.
Christopher Haigh looks at the parallels between modern Britain and the Elizabethan era.
Ian Hislop investigates the Three Kings of the Christmas story.
What do time capsules say about the people who create them? Ian Peacock goes digging.
Comedy series about a high-powered marketing director with no morals and hardly any brains
Weather reports and forecasts
Short stories on the theme of the culinary delights of nuptial celebrations
The high price of gold has led to Asians being targeted for their wedding jewellery.
Hanif Kureishi's short story, set in a country where the rule of law has disintegrated.
Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster
Adam Buxton offers some personal observations from the past week.
Gwyneth Lewis explores the fascinating history of the Somali community of Tiger Bay.
Martin Bell investigates how the part-time Territorial Army is surviving full-time warfare
Highlights of the week's Woman's Hour programmes
Series of chilling and intimate plays
Singer Pauline Black visits a black farmer and prospective Tory MP. Miles Warde reports.
Reconstruction of the church fete in Liverpool, when John Lennon first met Paul McCartney.
By Laura Morris. In a single day a child's fantasies turn to sludgy brown water.
Five stories by Welsh writers
Cerys Matthews drives the A470, the highway running through the heart of Wales
Louise Welsh updates the 1930s trail blazed round Scotland by Orkney poet Edwin Muir
A series of theatrical short stories to celebrate the bicentenary of the Theatre Royal
Michael White recalls the fiasco of the original construction of the Palace of Westminster
Coverage of House of Commons proceedings in Westminster Hall
Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme
Reports from behind the scenes at Westminster.
The experiences of five new MPs as they learn to cope with a new career in Parliament.
Elinor Goodman keeps track of how some new MPs are getting on at Westminster.
Chris Ledgard traces the story of the rebuilding of Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier.
Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs
Mark Easton asks what the UK public wants from its police force
Clive Anderson investigates the demise of the traditional bank manager.
Nick Robinson explores the underlying values and political philosophy of David Cameron.
Steve Richards talks to Ed Miliband, his friends and critics about his political ideas.
Family sitcom about comedian Stephen K Amos's teenage years in 1980s South London
A year after the Copenhagen climate summit, Roger Harrabin explores what really happened.
In the last days of the Warsaw Ghetto, the poetry of Wladislaw Szlengel shouted defiance.
Prof Christopher Andrew asks guests what would have happened if Normandy had failed.
What might have happened if important moments in history had taken a different course.
Writer Geraldine Bedell examines the role of the wife in modern society.
If you could speak to a writer who changed your life, what would you say?
Stephen Webster investigates the links between scientists' personal beliefs and their work
John Kampfner examines the potential consequences of Britain not intervening in Syria.
The links between text-speak and the language of the 18th-Century Literary Enlightenment.
Elinor Goodman explores Margaret Thatcher's life after she ceased to be prime minister.
Sheila Hancock reads the poems that UA Fanthorpe sent as Christmas greetings.
Journalists take a wry look at how the broadsheets and red tops treat the week's top news
Art expert Philip Mould looks at what new government ministers have put on their walls.
The country's leading political journalists analyse the newspapers
Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday looks at how papers covered the week's big stories.
Mariella Frostrup looks at Scandinavian children's literature.
Series of comic monologues by Andrew Lawrence
Burt Caesar on John La Rose, founder of Britain's first black publishing house.
Spoof documentary set in the future providing a critique of the London 2012 Olympics