Robert Peston lifts the lid on the multi-million pound football management industry
A portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin, the only female British scientist to win a Nobel Prize.
How common is simultaneous discovery in science and is it a case of convergent evolution?
The writer Tom Dyckhoff looks at the life and work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Vivienne Parry on why it takes 17 years for medical discoveries to come into wide use.
Psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach investigates the mind of the child sex abuser.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad
Former soldiers turn to Shakespeare to fight stress and take Henry V to the London stage.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
A collection of anecdotes from 1977 by some ordinary people who met the Queen.
Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
Lenny Henry unveils the mysterious contents of Andy Warhol's Time Capsules.
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Tom Dyckhoff explores the way we design and build for animals.
Ann Widdecombe explores the supernatural lore and legend of Dartmoor.
Britain's funniest Milton returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes
Miles Warde explores the life of American photographer Ansel Adams on tape.
Listeners respond to the issues raised in the preceding edition of Any Questions?
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities
Prof Steve Jones takes a sceptical look at the new science of evolutionary psychology
The week's events in Ambridge
Essential drama from the heart of the country.
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
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 traditional two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
The life of Louis Armstrong as told through his archive of tape recordings.
Samira Ahmed explores the life and work of writer Arnold Bennett.
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.
Composer Matthew Herbert takes a critical look at looping and sampling in modern music.
Ben Schott examines the graphic and gastronomic tricks of the menu.
Will Gompertz investigates the artworks kept in our homes.
Author Patrick Leigh Fermor on walking through Europe in the 1930s.
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
Arthur Smith invites an audience into his home for music and comedy
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.
Bobby Friction goes back to Delhi 30 years after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
Rajini Vaidyanathan explores the future of the death penalty in the United States.
Lenny Henry profiles Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American playwright August Wilson.
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.
The moving stories of the women who have relationships with gang members.
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
Alvin Hall on the controversial attempts to sell the Detroit Institute of Arts collection.
Adam Rutherford goes inside science to explore the research that is transforming our world
Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award
How a down-at-heel Parisian hotel became the world's avant-garde headquarters.
Radio 2's Folk Singer of the Year 2014 goes back to her roots, Edale in Derbyshire.
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.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll 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.
Dr Laura Ashe reveals how our ideas of romantic love were born in 12th-century literature.
Sitcom set in a local authority register office, written by and starring David Schneider
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.