As Scotland awaits a referendum on Independence, what has Quebec's experience been?
After a cancer diagnosis, musician Nile Rodgers walks the streets of New York.
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.
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.
Winifred Robinson investigates what more could be done to prevent infections in hospitals
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.
Weather reports and forecasts
The high price of gold has led to Asians being targeted for their wedding jewellery.
Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster
Reconstruction of the church fete in Liverpool, when John Lennon first met Paul McCartney.
Louise Welsh updates the 1930s trail blazed round Scotland by Orkney poet Edwin Muir
Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme
Mark Easton asks what the UK public wants from its police force
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.
John Kampfner examines the potential consequences of Britain not intervening in Syria.
Elinor Goodman explores Margaret Thatcher's life after she ceased to be prime minister.
The country's leading political journalists analyse the newspapers
Mariella Frostrup looks at Scandinavian children's literature.
The battle to save museum collections from insect pests.
Sangita Myska with a witty and insightful exploration of names in contemporary Britain.
Tom Heap aims to get behind the tabloid headlines on the UK's unemployed
Quentin Letts takes a witty but thought-provoking look at some great British institutions
Giles Fraser explores the importance of community in our lives
Liza Tarbuck discovers how Jayne Mansfield shook up the northern club scene in 1967.
Mark Lamarr explores the life of blues woman Memphis Minnie.
How some of the earliest American literary classics were actually written in Birmingham.
How the Communist Party's money and ideas influenced British politics after its collapse.
Poet Jean Sprackland takes the Hull train to recall Larkin's famous poem Whitsun Weddings.
Hugh Thomson travels to Peru's ancient wonder to unearth the truth behind its discovery.
Richard Uridge explores the pros and cons of self-experimentation by medical researchers.
Nature detective Tom Heap investigates who, or what, is killing the common sparrow.
Mark Miodownik challenges the conventional wisdom that more scientists are essential.
How children conceived through a sperm donor can make contact with their half-siblings.
Entomologist Erica McAlister takes listeners on an adventure in insect world
Barbara Myers examines the health trainers initiative.
Tessa McGregor explores the natural history of the Middle East
Tracey McLeod recalls the girl groups of the 1960s.
Barbara Windsor tells the story of the popular variety act Wilson, Keppel and Betty.
Jarvis Cocker explores the human condition after dark, with stories of night people
The story of the coalition set up following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.
Series looking at key events in history, as told by the people who were there
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world
Emma Barnett visits the Canadian army to explore life for women on the military frontline.
Matthew Hill investigates the drug Champix and its possible links to psychiatric illness.
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Martha Kearney
Joe Dunthorne's England Writers Football Team plays against the Scotland Writers Team.
Emily Maitlis asks if the UN's heritage police is a force for good or ill.
Philip Sweeney finds out about the pioneering composer of African Sanctus David Fanshawe.
Series following the movement and migration of animals across the planet
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
Roger Law on the entrepreneurs behind some of Britain's best designs and inventions
Exploring the process of speaking and the causes of stammering.
Angela Carter's friends, colleagues and admirers remember her innovative plays for radio.