Is prolonged sitting bad for us? Chris Bowlby gets up from his desk to find out.
Richard Miron presents a profile of the former Israeli prime minister.
Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
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.
Arthur Smith pieces together an unreliable portrait of Arthur Cravan, the Dada James Dean.
Horatio Clare explores the landscapes - real and imagined - of horror writer Arthur Machen
Satirist Craig Brown dips into the private lives of public figures
Are ash trees coping with the spread of ash dieback in Britain? Adam Hart investigates.
Zaiba Malik on the Asian youth movements in the 1970s who fought for justice and equality.
William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Film programme featuring interviews with on and off screen stars
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town
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.
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
Felicity Finch joins conservationist Tim Dixon in search of the very rare Barbestelle bats
A year after the fall of President Mubarak of Egypt, what happened to the revolution?
Nick Robinson presents a series on the relationship between broadcasters and politicians
How a down-at-heel Parisian hotel became the world's avant-garde headquarters.
The sound of church bells ringing on Sunday from around the country
Guy Schalom hunts out the spirit of the new Egypt in the musical roots of the bellydance.
Ben Goldacre explores the idea of evidence-based policy.
John Wilson tells the story of American music promoter Bill Graham.
An exciting and revelatory soundscape following life between the tides on a sandy coast.
Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
Journalist Sarfraz Manzoor visits India to meet a new generation of musicians and singers.
Eddie Mair examines how the hacking scandal will affect the shape of power in Britain.
Series looking at politics beyond and outside the Westminster parliament
A look at the life and work of Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest star in Bollywood.
Adam Hart-Davis follows the construction of the Large Hadron Collider atom smasher at CERN
Simon Singh examines the significance of subatomic particles
Quentin Cooper explores the history of CERN, the European particle physics laboratory
Mark Stephen charts a job swap between gamekeepers from the Kalahari and the Angus Glens
Dr Lucie Green reports on plans for a radio telescope the size of a continent.
Rick Wakeman explores the life and music of the so-called Fifth Beatle.
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies
Scientist and broadcaster Prof Trevor Cox explores a new wave of biomimicry.
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
Brett Westwood explores the UK's natural history societies
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Ismene Brown uncovers the story of Mona Inglesby and International Ballet.
Can Tony Blair's Faith Foundation succeed in promoting religion as a force for progress?
Christine Finn visits the house that was the poet Wilfred Owen's final refuge in France.
Paul Bennun explores the world of music composed for video games.
Communism vies with the Catholic church in Italy's postwar comic creation, Don Camillo.
Peter White explores the experience of travel from a blind person's perspective
Peter White explores some of the things that annoy him about blindness
Exploring the lives of white women married to local Indian men who have made India home.
Why are black and Asian people in Britain reluctant to act as blood and organ donors?
The story of one of the most controversial documents in US diplomatic history.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
How Scandinavia became home to a generation of African-American jazz and blues musicians.
How the most gruelling fell race is inspiring a composer to write a new piece of music.
Sarfraz Manzoor explores a fascinating period of jazz music history in India.
Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature
Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Jolyon Jenkins returns to Hull to report on an innovative yacht scheme for young NEETs.
Declan Curry visits two companies in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Winifred Robinson tracks researchers on one of the world's largest child health studies.
Thousands of Bradford babies are being followed in the biggest health survey of its kind.
Edward Stourton explores the life and history of the Bosphorus
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show
How does the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, which created Bangladesh, still resonate today?
Melvyn Bragg tells the story of the Nobel-winning physicists William and Lawrence Bragg.
Matthew Taylor explores the coming 'Brain Culture'
General knowledge in which listeners compete for the title of Brain of Britain
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
An audio portrait exploring the lives and ideas of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley.
Rory Bremner in conversation with his friend and collaborator the late John Fortune.
The Transporter Bridge on Teesside is 100 years old, but will it survive another 100?
Razia Iqbal visits the women architects of the Gulf.
Mukti Jain Campion asks why India's people have virtually no access to medical morphine.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations
Michael Dobbs explores the political legacy of the Brighton hotel bombing.
Mariella Frostrup hosts a debate about parenting with families, experts and policy-makers
Aasmah Mir meets the families in which grandparents are bringing up their grandchildren.
Series exploring the stories behind programmes which have become part of TV history
The most recent knowledge of what the land around Britain was like before the Ice Age.
Professor Iain Stewart visits Britain's leading laboratories
Roland Pease recalls ZETA, a nuclear energy project unveiled in 1958 by British scientists