Tim Harford tells an audience stories about fascinating people and ideas in economics
Tim Harford presents talks inspired by ideas in anthropology, culture and social sciences
Mark Dowd explores how British Catholicism has changed since the last Papal visit in 1982.
Stories from the Poppy Factory in Surrey, where poppies are made for Remembrance Sunday.
John Lloyd of the FT on the future of journalism after the phone hacking scandal.
Professor Lucas performs a 'consented' post mortem, defending its contribution to medicine
Aasmah Mir looks at how postcode profiling affects our lives
Mark Miodownik explores the prospect of a new generation of highly poweful batteries.
Reverend Richard Coles explores the science of sacred sounds.
The 'science of success'? William Little explores the history and techniques of NLP.
Michael Robinson investigates the continuing costs of the PPI mis-selling scandal.
Radio 4's daily prayer and reflection
Jonathan Freedland addresses the knotty problem of MPs' pay and conditions.
Nick Robinson explores the history of Britain's prime ministers
Stanley Jones, legendary print maker, in the Curwen Studio with artist Susan Aldworth.
Women talk about how they cope with life on the outside when men go to prison.
Steve Hewlett presents a new series about how technology is reshaping notions of privacy
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
Clive Lawton presents off-beat portraits of some of the Bible's greatest prophets
Dotun Adebayo explores the rise of Prosperity Gospel in Britain's churches.
1941. A British psychiatrist is sent to a safe house in Surrey to examine POW Rudolf Hess.
Political philosopher Michael Sandel examines the thinking behind a current controversy
Robert McCrum explores the stories of great British publishers
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that amuse and beguile
After Pussy Riot, Lucy Ash explores the power of the Orthodox Church in Putin's Russia.
Adrian Goldberg tries to work out what the Black Country is - and where it is.
Katharine Whitehorn, 84, tackles the twentysomethings facing tough life choices.
Shane Richie stars in a music drama about wannabe all-girl band Velveteens.
Peter Day visits Washington DC to see whether the regulators will licence an HIV-Aids drug
Problem-solving programme addressing listeners' questions
Nick Barraclough pays tribute to the art of the backing vocalist.
Highlighting a charity and appealing for donations. The presenters donate their time.
The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal 2014 will be launching later this year.
Programme joining notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside
History series investigating stories taken from archive newspapers
Memories of playwright Terence Rattigan from people who had a close connection to him
John Waite asks why one of the world's most successful publishers has hit hard times.
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
Jon Manel investigates the world of the apprentice.
A journey exploring the man Eric Blair and the writer George Orwell
A look into the shadowy world of Britain's security services
Old BBC programmes chopped up and recycled into something new
Historian Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to reflect on their life and times
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Jolyon Jenkins tells the story of the Spanish boy chosen as a reincarnated Tibetan lama.
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
Winifred Robinson returns to the Bulger family, 20 years after the murder of their son.
Ian Peacock discovers why certain smells can transport us back to our childhood.
Irma Kurtz travels to Monet's Giverny garden to hear how losing his sight changed his work
Original insights into major news stories and topical investigations
Martin Wainwright looks at our national night time obsession - with the beauty of moths.
The BBC Philharmonic returns to Japan for an emotional tour for the first time since 2011.
Martin Bell returns 20 years on to the Siege of Vukovar in Croatia.
Series which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history
Laura Barton tells the true story behind By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.
Paul Mason takes a fresh look at the man whose music has always gripped him
Dr Kevin Fong evaluates the realities of travelling by bike on UK roads.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh recalls his role in a daring rescue during WWII.
Dr Mark Porter investigates the phenomenon of resistance to antibiotics
Dr Ben Goldacre explores our past and present fascination with nutrition and lifestyle
Tom Holland explores the continuing appeal of Homer's Odyssey. Why should that be?
Robert Peston explores what happens when family and business mix.
Jon Stewart charts the increasing interaction between humans and robots
Stuart Maconie on rock musicians who combined symphony and pop music in the 60s and 70s.
Roger Law explores some unexpected corners of China's rich and varied culture
Roger Law takes a look at the 'fancy': the wonderful world of show rabbits.
Mark Radcliffe recalls the influential life of cult DJ and club promoter Roger Eagle.
The Roman Way explores aspects of everyday life in the Roman Empire, two millennia ago.
Mark Cocker indulges his obsession as he follows a colony of rooks over a year
Rats under the floorboards, paint on the floor. What makes an artist's studio?
Tom Dyckhoff discovers that few things show our social status as clearly as windows.
What drives extremist violence? Daniel Pick reveals the story of an attempt to find out.
Prof Murray Pittock explores the origins of Scottish nationalism
British musician and poet Akala examines the culture of his Rastafarian heritage
Radio's most fiendish quiz, with cryptic questions on unpredictable fields of knowledge
Elinor Goodman asks if Prince Charles's campaigning will bring a new style of monarchy.
Hardeep Singh Kohli visits Royal Ascot on the 300th anniversary of the racecourse.
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Chris Mullin investigates what really happens to our rubbish.
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
What does the Ukrainian revolution mean for Britain, Russia and the world?
Dr Mukulika Banerjee learns about the processes involved in an Indian general election.
Sitcom by Laurence Howarth about a man who has reluctantly drifted into the arms trade
An early sampler, this 1960s musical invention's fans include Paul McCartney.
Radio 4 drama
Extraordinary stories and remarkable people.
Sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events, with Tom Sutcliffe and guests
Jonathon Porritt explores our agricultural biodiversity and how to preserve it
Examining the world of nature and the challenges of wildlife conservation
Dr Adam Rutherford investigates topical science stories
Stephen Webster examines the way scientists work and asks why we should believe them
Prof Robert Winston looks at music with a scientist's eye
Ehsan Masood explores whether science is becoming politicised on controversial issues.
Dr Ben Goldacre explores what happens when science takes the long view.
Former government chief scientist, Lord May, looks at the role of politics in science.