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.
Star England and Australian cricketers remember travelling by ship to play Ashes Tests.
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.
Laura Barton travels to New York to meet the women of the Beat Generation.
Anjana Ahuja examines the use of polygraphs, or lie detectors, on sex offenders.
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Series exploring gender dysphoria. Narrated by Adjoa Andoh.
Comedy. Ian Leslie uncovers the first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers
Rebecca Lloyd-Evans visits Beirut's house of memory.
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.
Can sailor Sir Ben Ainslie lead the first British team to win the America's Cup?
Ben Goldacre explores the idea of evidence-based policy.
Comedy panel show devoted to clarifying the etiquette rules for modern life.
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
If trophy hunting is banned in Africa, would lions be more or less at risk?
Mark Stephen charts a job swap between gamekeepers from the Kalahari and the Angus Glens
Comedian Helen Keen explores how human ingenuity deals with nature's big challenges.
Dr Lucie Green reports on plans for a radio telescope the size of a continent.
Billie Holiday's centenary is celebrated by four leading jazz musicians and her biographer
Rick Wakeman explores the life and music of the so-called Fifth Beatle.
Exploring the audio archive found in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Afghanistan.
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.
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?
Dan Rebellato explores the life and work of playwright Sarah Kane.
Christine Finn visits the house that was the poet Wilfred Owen's final refuge in France.
Comedy Victorian adventures by Mark Evans
Paul Bennun explores the world of music composed for video games.
Who were the women who worked at Bletchley? What did they do? What became of them?
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
Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter recount tales from across the world
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.
Grace Dent examines the work and life of writer, scholar and critic Lorna Sage.
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.
Zareer Masani on the new love for, and controversy over, Western classical music in India.
Lucy Fleming embarks upon a quest to discover more about her mysterious uncle Ian.
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
Literary series which ran from 1978-1993, in which writers discuss their work and ideas.
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.
Winifred Robinson follows health research into the lives of thousands of Bradford babies.
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'
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.
Exploring the demolitions industry through the dismantling of Marischal College, Aberdeen.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Series exploring the truth in claims that the UK is experiencing a housing bubble.
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.
Admiral Lord West tells the story of the Royal Navy during the 20th century.
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.
Susan Marling asks why the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe.
Professor Iain Stewart visits Britain's leading laboratories