Paul Gambaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967, which brought soul greats to Europe.
Joe Queenan on the German Wild West novels that inspired Adolf Hitler throughout his life.
Gareth Mitchell looks at our need for speed in different areas of modern life
Hardeep Singh Kohli meets British Indians who have left the UK for a new life in India
Programme answering listeners' questions about planet Earth and our impact upon it
Lucy Mangan explores the future for homeworking. Who wins - employer or employee?
What happens when a songwriter accidentally copies someone else's song?
Jane Smiley goes horse racing in California. Why is it such fertile ground for a novelist?
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Stephen Sackur uncovers the history behind the upheavals in Egypt.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
Folk singer Martin Carthy examines the rise and fall of Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
Writer and broadcaster John Kampfner looks at the global consequences of war in Iraq.
Hugh Cunningham presents a history of philanthropic giving in Britain
Dr Kevin Fong asks why the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying is under criticism.
Anne McElvoy explores the history of governing Europe across three eras
Alex Bellos looks at the science behind learning maths and if school lessons reflect this.
A personal statement is crucial for university. What should it say, asks Imogen Stubbs?
David Grossman investigates the ways that savers, investors and consumers pay for the City
Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer
Ian Hargreaves explores the fading visions of legendary Fleet Street editor Hugh Cudlipp.
Matthew Taylor tells the story of the last eight years in the life of George Price.
Exploring the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species - us
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
Gordon Corera tells the story of the search for the world's most wanted terrorist
Can animals be gay? Hermione Cockburn investigates the biologists who say they can.
Vicki Butler-Henderson recalls James Hunt's epic on-track battle with Niki Lauda in 1976.
Simon Townley tells the story of the theft of the skull of composer Joseph Haydn.
Dr Kevin Fong looks at the birth of modern plastic surgery during World War II.
John McCarthy retraces one of the journeys of the mercurial travel writer HV Morton.
Paul Evans navigates a sea of stories to a phantom island where fact and fiction coexist.
Rich Morton gathers comedians' tales of their all-time nightmare stand-up shows.
Nick Clarke's widow Barbara Want investigates how we as a society deal with bereavement.
Entertainer Bernie Clifton explores the impact of Austrian tenor Richard Tauber.
On its 50th anniversary, global figures read Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' speech.
Who wrote 'Clare Middleton I Love You Will You Marry Me' on a Sheffield bridge? Did she?
John Harris investigates the decline of small music venues on the UK's 'toilet circuit'.
Martha Lane Fox tells the story of the early women pioneers of British computing.
Danny Shaw tells the story of Sir Ian Blair's tenure as Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Dr Kate O'Brien explores Ibiza's subtle influence over British youth culture and nightlife
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Haunted by the sinking of RMS Titanic, this is the story of an iceberg journeying south.
Edward Stourton chairs a discussion series in which guests set out their strong views
How common is simultaneous discovery in science and is it a case of convergent evolution?
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
From west Africa to south Wales - a portrait of dancer and choreographer Idrissa Camara.
Dr Mark Lythgoe investigates the technology of brain scanning.
Dr Mark Lythgoe tells the untold story of medical imaging
Residents of Birmingham discuss the impact of mass migration on community life in Britain.
Alvin Hall revisits the insights and observations of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America
Sitcom starring Miles Jupp, charting the life of cookery writer Damien Trench
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson retraces Benjamin Britten's composing walks.
Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers
Professor Matthew Flinders challenges political cynicism
Jolyon Jenkins investigates the psychology of climate change - why aren't we more worried?
Mark Vernon examines how desire for certainty has affected people's ability to doubt
Dr Brian Cox explores the consequences of physics' annus mirabilis - 1905.
Mike Phillips investigates the coming of age of black British crime fiction.
Godzilla was a response to atomic war. Japanese artists now respond to the tsunami of 2011
Sir Ken Robinson, creativity guru, is in Derry-Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture.
Series examining contemporary history
Adam Rutherford asks how talking, travelling and technology affect human genetic evolution
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Edward Stourton chairs a debate on issues surrounding human dignity.
Claudia Hammond looks at the government's plan to measure the nation's happiness.
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
Matthew Oates presents a series about naturalists and their pursuits
The hunt for the truth about the most influential and enigmatic of graphic designers.
Laura Barton tracks down the legendary lost figure of British folk music, Nic Jones.
Ian Peacock sets out to achieve the seemingly impossible, to be original.
Mukul Devichand seeks to see Britain through the eyes of those who have recently arrived
Comedian and musician Rich Morton explores the laid-back world of lounge music.
Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare conducts in depth interviews with prominent people.
News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Research is giving new insights into the relationship between mind and body.
Claudia Hammond investigates inflammation
The Rev Richard Coles picks from this year's crop of Saturday Live's Inheritance Tracks.
Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, bringing clarity to conflicting advice
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Lucie Green goes inside science to explore the research that is transforming our world
Agnes Poirier explores the role of the body which protects the French language.
Former City analyst Geraint Anderson examines the story behind bankers' bonuses.
Claudia Hammond investigates how neursocience is heading for the classroom.
Winifred Robinson follows the fortunes of violent and damaged youngsters
A panel of experts explore the workings of clinical ethics committees
Simon Jack tells the surprising story of the US Federal Reserve.
Is the IMF up to the job of fixing the global economy? Stephanie Flanders reports.
Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate 'open source' computer software.
Ball by ball coverage of Twenty20 and One Day International events
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the people trying to get rich online without actually working.
Miranda Sawyer on the impact of cheap European train travel on generations of Britons
An exploration of the strange (and strangely familiar) sound world of 'Library Music'.
Misha Glenny presents a three part history of Germany before the world wars
Misha Glenny presents a history of Italy, from 1494 to the end of the First World War
Misha Glenny presents a history of Spain