Angus Roxburgh explores the years when the Soviet Union ruled space.
Debbie Wiseman tells the fascinating story of the composer of Captain Noah and Rumpole.
How Western classical music underpinned the golden age of the Hollywood film score.
Simon Singh witnesses the first man versus machine poker championship in Vancouver.
Jonathan Glancey finds out about the architects who revolutionised church design.
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Series exploring how technological developments have been used to solve problems
Sally Marlow investigates the addictive nature of overeating and how we should treat it.
Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings
Winifred Robinson investigates changes to border controls in the wake of election results.
Sue MacGregor interviews broadcaster and foreign correspondent Alistair Cooke.
The novelist Jung Chang talks to Sue MacGregor about her life and work in China and beyond
BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Programme looking at man's effect on the environment and how the environment reacts
Can we maintain the NHS much as we know it or do we need to envisage really big changes?
Quiz in which members of the public compete to become Radio 4's musical mastermind
Men who sing in falsetto: Bidisha on the countertenor voice, from Purcell to Plan B.
Catherine Bott on software that corrects out of tune singing but is also a creative tool.
Ian Peacock unravels the myth, science and psychology behind creativity.
Quirky sound composition inspired by the songs of crickets.
An examination of the causes of the dramatic fall in crime over the last 20 years.
Joshua Rozenberg examines new medical insights into the criminal mind.
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
Poet Paul Farley takes a walk across the dangerous sands of Morecambe Bay.
Jake Wallis Simons explores the murky and controversial world of private investigators.
Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A fascinating insight into one of Nature's greatest cheats.
Mark Lawson and guests debate what now shapes our cultural choices - critics or clicks?
David Schneider looks back at the history of British Jewish comedy.
Maria Margaronis explores the divided history of Cyprus, as a new settlement awaits.
Regular broadcast of Christian worship and music
The Dali Christ is Scotland's favourite painting. Louise Welsh finds out why.
Lina Sinjab presents a personal account of how the Syrian war has changed her home city.
Playwright Michael Symmons Robert explores the dystopic imagination.
A parable play on the ancient theme of the Quest. Featuring music by Benjamin Britten.
Can you apply Darwin's theory of natural selection to music and create the perfect song?
Timandra Harkness explores the benefits and challenges from huge amounts of recorded data.
Emily Buchanan meets parents who adopted children from overseas orphanages.
Sitcom about paranoid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings, written by and starring Dave Lamb
An exclusive Radio 4 interview with David Attenborough about his life in wildlife sound.
Steve Richards explores David Cameron's vision for the state and society
Allan Little profiles the great philosopher David Hume who was born 300 years ago.
Roger Bolton reassesses one of the world's great archaeological discoveries
Leading scientists address letters to Charles Darwin
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
Rod Liddle examines our differing responses to related animal species
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
A look at how controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall
John Simpson returns to Kurdistan, 25 years after a devastating chemical weapons attack.
Did the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison mean to die at the Epsom Derby of 1913?
Radicalism and adolescence in Tessa Hadley's story, read by Harriet Walter.
Geoff Watts finds out how deep brain stimulation is treating Parkinson's and depression.
Pallab Ghosh investigates the potential effects of anti-sleep drugs on society.
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Stephen Evans tells the story of daring East German defector Ernst Degner.
Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career.
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Matthew Hill asks what is happening to Britain's public services.
John McCarthy explores the fascinating life of British author Derek Tangye.
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
Architectural writer Shumi Bose presents a series that examines where design meets life
Jolyon Jenkins investigates why healthy people go online pretending to be terminally ill.
Comedy by Nick Mohammed set at Tilford Road Police Station
Ian Marchant drives across the mid-West to learn how barbed wire privatised America.
Aleks Krotoski explores living in a digital world
For Stalin, privacy was key. So how would he feel about his secrets being revealed?
Sue Perkins hosts a panel show in which guests are posed moral and ethical choices
Marie-Louise Muir meets Ireland's artists at the former home of Sir Tyrone Guthrie.
How the Natural History Museum packed its collections off to country houses during WWII.
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Nikki Fox investigates the treatment of disabled people in British prisons.
Jonathan Bate explores how Elizabethan culture has shaped our image of England.
Kate Mosse celebrates the magical voice of Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Emma Barnett asks what rights we have to our online life and if deleting is desirable.
James Reason explores how patient safety can be improved by doctors admitting mistakes
As Doctor Who returns, Jon Culshaw looks at the man who changed it forever - Douglas Adams
Historical investigation programme, taking a document as a starting point
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Could an independent Scotland align itself with the Nordic Pact? Allan Little investigates
Geoff Watts explores the value of public engagement in research
Tucker the sniffer dog takes a boat trip to save the whales.
Martin Reeve follows the fortunes of street theatre in Britain over the last 40 years.
Deborah Meaden uncovers the business secrets of booming Milton Keynes.
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
Shark biologist Gareth Fraser explores Jaws, 40 years after Peter Benchley created it.
Alan Dein takes nocturnal excursions via Facebook and Skype, discovering real-life dramas
The surprising political legacy of the much-loved children's author, Dr Seuss.
Trevor Cox goes behind the scenes at a multi-million pound science funding event.
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
How the pilotless drone aircraft is controversially transforming air warfare.
A six-part series exploring the influence of war and conflict on music.
Has the drug Ecstasy bred a generation of depressed and forgetful forty-somethings?
6Music DJ Shaun Keaveny meets the scientists investigating why songs get stuck in our head
Gary Younge tells the story of Ebony, the magazine that redefined African-American life.