What really happens in intergovernmental summits? Jonathan Powell investigates.
Frauke Jensen reports on a research project set up to count Namibia's cheetah population.
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
Radio 4's Sunday morning service
Claudia Hammond investigates the science of face recognition.
Penny Marshall asks if new super-sized polyclinics will mean the end of the family GP.
Stuart Maconie looks at four final albums by major artists and tells their stories
Comedian Danny Robins explores the global Swedish cultural explosion conquering the world.
Chocolate, swimming and sport: life working at the Cadbury factory in Bournville.
Sue Broom explores new scientific research on female promiscuity across the animal kingdom
Edi Stark looks at the burgeoning field of epigenetics
The 1939 radio adaptation of T H White's novel, with music composed by Benjamin Britten
Islington-born Sylvie Simmons talks to Nick Barraclough about her life as a rock writer.
Terence Blacker explores politically incorrect music over the last century
Magdi Abdelhadi talks to Egyptians about their hopes and fears for a 'new Egypt'.
Interview series with Fergal Keane in which he talks to individuals who have taken a stand
Familiar pieces of classical music re-examined.
Lyse Doucet asks diplomats and politicians how we should engage with brutal regimes.
How the iconic Yorkshire pit village of Grimethorpe has adjusted to life after coal.
Jeremy Bowen hears first-hand accounts of the revolution which started in Tunisia
Christine Finn explores how authors' archive is kept, now they write on screens not paper.
Series that tracks down the stories behind the scores of well-known pieces of music
How Tarzan has enjoyed a hundred years swinging through the jungle of popular culture.
Michael Robinson shows how tax avoidance powers the spread of aggressive global companies.
No longer just for the rich, tutoring is booming in Britain. But is it worth the money?
Tracey Logan explores the world of colour, from biology to fashion
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
Do assumptions about teenage pregnancy stand up to scrutiny? Miranda Sawyer investigates.
Sarfraz Manzoor looks at the life of a teetotaller in the UK.
A journey into the triumphs and struggles of the Iranian diaspora in Los Angeles.
Howard Stableford meets the Ten Rare Men, the experts who rule on rare bird sightings.
Fergal Keane uncovers the roots of modern terrorism
Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.
William Hartson examines some of the great arguments in the history of science.
Comedy series. Milton is the man who can help anyone anywhere, whether they need it or not
Ian McMillan goes in search of one of Britain's strangest linguistic features.
Paul Morley on the 7-inch single's grand relative - the 12-inch - and its peak in the 80s.
Tim Robbins, star of The Shawshank Redemption, leads acting classes in LA's Norco Prison.
David Lomax reports on the story of the Kamchatka crabs brought to the Arctic by Stalin.
Richard Dawkins decodes the discoveries and mysteries of the human genome sequence
Andrew Collins tells the story of Alan Smithee, prolific film director who never existed.
Alison Steadman on why so many birds in Britain are aliens from elsewhere
Essential drama from the heart of the country.
The week's events in Ambridge
Comedy series by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths, set in a struggling architectural practice
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
The life of Louis Armstrong as told through his archive of tape recordings.
Bob Dickinson visits a new festival of contemporary art in a nuclear bunker in Bosnia.
Richard Coles on the inspiration to artists of darkness and the Northern lights in Norway.
Author Rosie Dastgir explores how home and roots shape an artist's work and creativity.
Will Gompertz examines objects in the Royal Collection that define the British monarchy.
Peter Day salutes the graphic artists whose canvas was Radio Times, 90 years old this week
Guy Garvey on the challenge of turning a collection of songs into a single piece of art.
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff, asks what makes a great foreign minister.
Midge Ure investigates water's role as a constantly flowing source of musical inspiration.
Zaiba Malik on the Asian youth movements in the 1970s who fought for justice and equality.
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
Will an explosion in financial services aimed at the world's poorest help, or hurt, them?
An insightful, humorous piece of reportage from inside the barber shop.
A year after the fall of President Mubarak of Egypt, what happened to the revolution?
How a down-at-heel Parisian hotel became the world's avant-garde headquarters.
A look at the life and work of Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest star in Bollywood.
Dr Lucie Green reports on plans for a radio telescope the size of a continent.
Sarah Angliss uncovers the fascinating story of how we tried to teach the birds to sing.
James Jones explores the moral dimensions of the economic crisis
The bishop of Liverpool talks to prisoners, politicians and pundits about the penal system
Exploring the lives of white women married to local Indian men who have made India home.
The story of one of the most controversial documents in US diplomatic history.
How the most gruelling fell race is inspiring a composer to write a new piece of music.
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show
An audio portrait exploring the lives and ideas of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley.
The Transporter Bridge on Teesside is 100 years old, but will it survive another 100?
Paul Sinha finds some British Asians believe caste discrimination is alive and well in UK.
Why many thousands of former British army soldiers have settled in Germany.
Julia Blackburn meets writers whose private papers reside in Leeds University Library.
Katie Grant visits a summer camp aimed at mixed-race families.
Steve Richards tells the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister
Amanda Roocroft explores the impact of Madame Butterfly in performance and popular culture
Dominic Arkwright talks to people who have taken or made life-changing phone calls
Zubeida Malik meets young British Arabs who took part in the Arab uprisings.
Five illustrated talks by different writers exploring the cave as a theme
Northern Ireland's 18-year-olds discuss their years of peace with Geoffrey Beattie.
The crime writer Val McDermid on how boarding school novels inspired her to be a writer.
Following the barristers, clerks and staff of one of London's leading law chambers
How chemist Fritz Haber saved billions from starvation - and pioneered gas warfare too.
Dr Graham Easton explores how the brain deals with drugs and who might become an addict
Li Cunxin, Madame Mao's favourite dancer, tells Darcey Bussell about his amazing journey.
Series featuring people who have made life-altering decisions
Polly Toynbee explores how possible it is to move up through British society
Angus Roxburgh explores the years when the Soviet Union ruled space.
Simon Singh witnesses the first man versus machine poker championship in Vancouver.
Jonathan Glancey finds out about the architects who revolutionised church design.
Men who sing in falsetto: Bidisha on the countertenor voice, from Purcell to Plan B.
Joshua Rozenberg examines new medical insights into the criminal mind.
Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.