Peter Curran celebrates the humble foghorn's powerful role in music, literature and film.
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire.
Carolyn Quinn looks at the psychology of leadership
Music critic Pete Paphides tells the story behind three follow-up albums
Celebrating the best of British food
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
Comic and broadcaster Ian Stone on the revolution in the way we run children's football.
Ian Stone asks what makes a football fan travel the country to watch their team play.
Alan Leith tells the story of the eccentric recluse who purchased Brownsea Island in 1927.
Series looking back at classic live albumss
Bettany Hughes tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history
Tim Marlow encourages us not to forget the novelist Lawrence Durrell.
Sarfraz Manzoor goes in search of America's black cowboys.
Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions
Series of thought-provoking talks with a personal dimension
Julian Jackson on the issue at the heart of the forthcoming French presidential election.
Investigating the concentration camps set up in France to hold Spanish Civil War refugees.
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Manchester DJ and record collector Andy Votel explores Welsh language pop music.
Terry Waite and Christopher Matthew use their Freedom Passes on the buses of London.
Edward Stourton walks the most dangerous WWII escape route over the Pyrenees
Lucy Ash explores London's new French community, as it spreads beyond South Kensington.
Women bishops? Will the Church of England approve them and can it cope with the fallout?
The stories of graduates finding work internships far afield in China.
Charles Wheeler analyses the Allies' resurgence in 1944 from their nadir in 1940/41
Series in which writers create a fictional response to the week's news
Robert Elms charts the history, ideology and culture of squatting.
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers
The history of the man-made satellite, from Sputnik's Cold War launch to the present day.
Peter White finds out what the blind boarding school he attended is like today
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Programme exploring new ideas in science and meeting the researchers responsible
A tribute to the broadcaster David Frost, who died in August 2013.
Paul Gambaccini looks back on his 40 years as a broadcaster in Britain
Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts
Gareth Gwynn takes us on a surreal journey into Welsh independence.
Stephen Fry investigates the reality of being gay in prison.
A portrait of life in Gaza through the eyes of a group of young Palestinian surfers.
BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera goes inside Britain's secret listening station.
Lucy Ash sees how young Europeans are facing up to a time of economic and political crisis
Fi Glover presents the series that tracks people from two very different generations
Tony Hill looks at the genesis of five inventions that define our world today
Tim Marlow talks to celebrated photographer David Bailey about his work
Andrew Brown investigates the frontier of our knowledge about new brain cells.
150 years on, James Naughtie examines the relevance of the Gettysburg Address for today.
Archaeologist Christine Finn taps her foot to ancient sounds not heard for millennia.
Richard Hollingham examines British plans for a moon mission.
Ricky Ross discovers how one Scottish company is giving back the freedom of speech.
Susan Watts investigates the second generation of genetically modified crops.
Tim Gardam investigates faith in modern China
Matthew Taylor discovers what science tells us about our need for religion
Zareer Masani on why Indians worship English as a goddess who can free them from poverty.
Alan Dein meets figurehead of the Northern Irish punk scene, Terri Hooley.
The story of hair as an artefact of remembrance.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
Bill Bailey tells the story of the remarkable electronic instrument.
Frank Cottrell Boyce celebrates one of the great TV families, the Waltons.
Grahame Dangerfield, veteran naturalist, revisits the place he thought was Eden
Grayson Perry and his teddy Alan Measles tour Bavaria on a customised motorcycle.
Ben Miller explores the workings of the new LHC atom smasher at CERN in Switzerland
Writer Suzi Feay explores the power of literary estates over our cultural life.
Adam Fowler visits Northern Canada to discover some potential benefits of global warming.
Matthew Parris presents the biographical series
Michael Portillo explores the intellectual battleground of World War One.
Writer Maria Margaronis returns home to listen to those living through the Greek disaster.
Professor Trevor Cox explores the world of sonic design applied to our outdoor spaces.
Ayisha Yahya explores warnings that some deserts could turn greener in the future
Angus Crawford asks whether the army can do its job whilst respecting the environment.
Martin Jarvis and Christopher Matthew return to their schooldays in Croydon and Surrey.
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
Elinor Goodman examines the complex identity of England's Gypsies.
Frank Swain, aged 32, is losing his hearing. But could he create a new super sense?
Simon Cox delves into the sometimes strange world of the hacker activist, or 'hacktivist'.
Geoff Watts explores the cultural and scientific story of hallucination.
A series in which four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness.
In the Solar System's outer darkness, planet Neptune has its first 'official' birthday.
Writer and comedian Stewart Lee explores the television series Children of the Stones.
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels the UK cooking Sunday lunch for people with remarkable stories
Eddie Mair chairs a debate on the progress of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how the sounds of our past still influence us today.
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events and conflicts
The story behind an alleged plot to blackmail the future prime minister Edward Heath.
Rowan Pelling searches for a cure for the problem which blights her life, procrastination.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Professor Andrew Hussey explores whether heroin use creates a particular aesthetic style.
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
Piortraits of unknown, intimate and surprising aspects of Henry VIII's character
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.