Series exploring the complex interface between a growing human population and wildlife
David Goldblatt discovers how one snowless Yorkshire city turned out Olympic skiers.
DJ Annie Nightingale looks at how Northern Soul music has become popular in Japan.
A showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries from the UK and abroad
Peter Curran on Northern Ireland's burgeoning film industry.
BBC Amateur Scientist Ruth Brooks looks at how animals navigate, from cats to pigeons.
Steph McGovern presents a two-part series on the global history of silk
Simon Singh takes a quirky look at some of the most important numbers in mathematics.
John Simpson reports from Afghanistan and asks how things have gone wrong.
Paul Mason visits Manila to assess the benefits of life in the world's poorest slums.
Kate Williams explores the history and development of the modern winning smile.
Amber Marks explores the science of olfactory detection.
The exorcism business is booming - Jolyon Jenkins asks if and why demonism is on the rise.
How the power of the news media is used as a global government tool for influence
Astronomer Lucie Green looks at the dangers a solar superstorm could pose to us on Earth.
Richard Langham Smith on the songs Debussy wrote for his muse Madame Vasnier.
Reem Kelani explores the role of music in the Egyptian revolution of early 2011.
Bluegrass in the Cotswolds at the Sore Fingers Summer School.
Science broadcaster Professor Trevor Cox explores the science of aural architecture.
Tim Marlow explores the kinds of sounds and music that influence an artist's art and work.
Roger Law, co-creator of Spitting Image, discovers South Africa's satirical puppets.
An oil bonanza could be on the cards for Ireland, but who will benefit?
Miranda Sawyer looks at one of music's most distinctive artists Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Chemist Andrea Sella investigates things that go flash in the dark.
Clare Balding charts how sport has shaped the British and how Britain has shaped sport
Ayisha Yahya investigates the cause of the falling water levels in Lake Victoria.
Tom Robinson explores Jimi Hendrix and the guitarist's political beliefs and outlook.
Can computer games help to solve the problems of the world? Alex Butterworth investigates.
Paul Jackson and a team of scriptwriters assess the legacy of Steptoe and Son, 50 years on
Newspaper columnist Steve Richards goes on stage with 'pro-politics comedy'.
In the latest of his assignments for Radio 4, Steve Carver learns to be a chimney sweep.
The complex history of the Notting Hill Carnival, with writer and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah
Rosie Millard meets middle-income people for whom the Recession has meant tough choices.
Mark Burman strips away the layers of Stuart Freeborn's remarkable life in movie make-up.
What really happens in intergovernmental summits? Jonathan Powell investigates.
Frauke Jensen reports on a research project set up to count Namibia's cheetah population.
Claudia Hammond investigates the science of face recognition.
Stuart Maconie looks at four final albums by major artists and tells their stories
Chocolate, swimming and sport: life working at the Cadbury factory in Bournville.
Sue Broom explores new scientific research on female promiscuity across the animal kingdom
Islington-born Sylvie Simmons talks to Nick Barraclough about her life as a rock writer.
Terence Blacker explores politically incorrect music over the last century
Lyse Doucet asks diplomats and politicians how we should engage with brutal regimes.
Jeremy Bowen hears first-hand accounts of the revolution which started in Tunisia
Christine Finn explores how authors' archive is kept, now they write on screens not paper.
Series that tracks down the stories behind the scores of well-known pieces of music
How Tarzan has enjoyed a hundred years swinging through the jungle of popular culture.
Michael Robinson shows how tax avoidance powers the spread of aggressive global companies.
No longer just for the rich, tutoring is booming in Britain. But is it worth the money?
Tracey Logan explores the world of colour, from biology to fashion