Radio 4 has been granted access to track work with some of the UK most troubled families.
Dr Phil Hammond asks each of three guests to play the track of their choice
Under a full moon and the Northern Lights, Richard Coles hears the Ice Music of Norway.
Midge Ure goes in search of the real Freddie Mercury.
Who cut down Glastonbury's 'holy thorn' tree? And why did it matter to so many people?
Sue Broom investigates why 26 dolphins were stranded and died in Falmouth Harbour in 2008.
Frances Fyfield explores the manuscript of Dickens's last and unfinished novel.
Sue Broom cracks the code of the cryptic names that are given to genes by scientists.
Dramas, documentaries and interviews marking the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre
James Naughtie profiles 60 public figures nominated to mark the diamond jubilee
Andrew Luck-Baker meets today's telescope builders and astronomers
Martin Wolf, of the Financial Times, examines the global financial situation
Could a strange dog from remote New Guinea have been man's first best friend?
Navdip Dhariwal investigates the rise of Hindu fundamentalism in Britain.
Mike Wooldridge reports on the quiet economic inroads into Africa being made by India.
Roger Law visits Yi Wu in China, fast becoming the biggest market place in the world.
Scientist and arts lover Dr Mark Lythgoe looks at the divide between the disciplines
Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories
Can we predict the next deadly pandemic? Alok Jha investigates.
Tim van Eyken investigates songs of seduction and ghosts - the night visiting songs.
Edward Stourton explores the impact of the famous river on the people of Egypt
Ian McMillan fights the cause of 'sodcasters', perpetrators of tinny mobile phone music.
What should be in a Hippocratic Oath for scientists?
Roger Bolton tells the story of the Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest bible.
Chris Mullin explores what working life is like for some outsourced workers.
Vivienne Parry explores the similarities between emotional and physical pain.
Public figures revisit their paper round route and reveal how it influenced their lives
As antibiotic resistance increases, Dr Stuart Flanagan investigates what the future holds.
Bridget Kendall evaluates America's 'missionaries of democracy' in the Peace Corps.
The image of the humanities academic, past and present, in the public imagination.
Libby Purves travels around Britain to find out about Britain's preparations for D-Day
Dominic Sandbrook charts the development of the post office
Andrew Neil offers a portrait of Margaret Thatcher via the voices of those she governed.
Hayden Lorimer explores the double life of Walter Poucher, photographer and perfumer.
Matthew Sweet examines philosophical problems with a live audience in a pub
Trevor Cox on the physics behind the way orchestral instruments make their unique sound.
Martha Reeves uncovers the politics of the disco movement, beginning in New York.
As the world watches the pandas in Edinburgh zoo, Philip Dodd investigates their allure.
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.
Reverend Richard Coles explores the science of sacred sounds.
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.
Clive Lawton presents off-beat portraits of some of the Bible's greatest prophets
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
Memories of playwright Terence Rattigan from people who had a close connection to him
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
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.
Original insights into major news stories and topical investigations
Series which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history
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?
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
What drives extremist violence? Daniel Pick reveals the story of an attempt to find out.
Prof Murray Pittock explores the origins of Scottish nationalism
James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Prof Robert Winston looks at music with a scientist's eye
Stephanie Flanders sets out on the search for growth in Britain's economy
As more of us work in open plan spaces, Claudia Hammond goes in search of the ideal office
Jonathan Glancey investigates Paris's secret underground maze of tunnels.
Rory Cellan-Jones traces its roots
Rev Richard Coles returns to his childhood musical hero, with some unexpected twists.
Hermione Cockburn uncovers the historical role of dams and reservoirs in Britain
Ian Marchant explores whether trees really do have miraculous powers.
Chris Ledgard asks if gender testing will mean a level playing field for female athletes.
Fi Glover hosts a series in which her guests share strange tales that they have in common
Gyles Brandreth investigates the mystery of the missing teddy bears, the first ever made.
Documentary looking at an unusual aspect of medical training.
Robert McCrum explores the literary mores of our age
In a series mixing science with art, myth and poetry, Paul Farley explores sleep
Materials scientist Mark Miodownik asks whether we could live without cash.
Stephen Evans talks to producer Rick Rubin about his work with the legendary Johnny Cash.
Paul Gambaccini meets sound engineers James Lock and Geoff Emerick.
Sean Street investigates the sound of fear, the noises and music that scare us, and why.
Trevor Cox investigates the science of sound research
Matthew Parris presents memorable despatches sent home by British diplomats down the ages
Mark D'Arcy examines the controversial approach of the Commons Speaker John Bercow.
Chris Bowlby tells the story of the attempt to rescue East Germany's Stasi secret files.
At a time of change and turmoil in the Middle East, what is happening inside Israel?
What now for the welfare state, 70 years after the Beveridge report?
Are today's 18-25s the "Never Had It" generation? #neverhadit.
Sound recordist Chris Watson captures 24 hours in the life of Newcastle Central Station.
Lucy Mangan explores our obsession with pens, paper and the paraphernalia of office life.
Michael Blastland lays out the history of economic ideas
Naftali Brawer delves into the ancient texts of the Talmud
Comedian Danny Robins explores the global Swedish cultural explosion conquering the world.
Edi Stark looks at the burgeoning field of epigenetics
The 1939 radio adaptation of T H White's novel, with music composed by Benjamin Britten
Do assumptions about teenage pregnancy stand up to scrutiny? Miranda Sawyer investigates.
Sarfraz Manzoor looks at the life of a teetotaller in the UK.