Emily Buchanan meets parents who adopted children from overseas orphanages.
An exclusive Radio 4 interview with David Attenborough about his life in wildlife sound.
Steve Richards explores David Cameron's vision for the state and society
Allan Little profiles the great philosopher David Hume who was born 300 years ago.
Roger Bolton reassesses one of the world's great archaeological discoveries
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
John Simpson returns to Kurdistan, 25 years after a devastating chemical weapons attack.
Did the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison mean to die at the Epsom Derby of 1913?
Radicalism and adolescence in Tessa Hadley's story, read by Harriet Walter.
Geoff Watts finds out how deep brain stimulation is treating Parkinson's and depression.
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of the past decade
Michael Portillo examines the development of democracy over 2,500 years
Nobel Laureate poet Derek Walcott talks about his life and work at home on St Lucia.
Jolyon Jenkins investigates why healthy people go online pretending to be terminally ill.
Marie-Louise Muir meets Ireland's artists at the former home of Sir Tyrone Guthrie.
How the Natural History Museum packed its collections off to country houses during WWII.
Peter White presents a history of disability in the 18th and 19th centuries
Emma Barnett asks what rights we have to our online life and if deleting is desirable.
James Reason explores how patient safety can be improved by doctors admitting mistakes
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Could an independent Scotland align itself with the Nordic Pact? Allan Little investigates
Geoff Watts explores the value of public engagement in research
Martin Reeve follows the fortunes of street theatre in Britain over the last 40 years.
Deborah Meaden uncovers the business secrets of booming Milton Keynes.
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
The surprising political legacy of the much-loved children's author, Dr Seuss.
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
How the pilotless drone aircraft is controversially transforming air warfare.
6Music DJ Shaun Keaveny meets the scientists investigating why songs get stuck in our head
Gary Younge tells the story of Ebony, the magazine that redefined African-American life.
Schoolchildren in Fife are learning Latin for the first time. Natalie Haynes investigates.
Andrea Catherwood examines the movement for integrated schools in Northern Ireland.
Shaimaa Khalil travels across Egypt, hearing the voices of her fellow countrymen.
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
Cleveland Watkiss and Dame Cleo marvel at Ella Fitzgerald's Mac the Knife and give it a go
Dr Mark Lythgoe investigates the science of erasing memories.
Henning Wehn investigates 'Ostrock' - the East German rock and pop music scene.
Essex born and bred, writer Ian Sansom goes back to the county that made him who he is.
Connie St Louis investigates ethnic marketing in the pharmaceutical industry.
Allan Little looks at the changing dynamic of the European Union, as power heads east.
Allan Little looks at key moments and issues that brought the EU to the current crisis
Lucy Ash profiles five controversial characters from different corners of the continent
Chris Bowlby looks at how the far right is influencing mainstream European politics
Adam Rutherford presents a three-part series on extinction
Travelling with the extreme commuters; a modern phenomenon.
John Andrew returns to Paris where he lost his heart to 60s icon Francoise Hardy.
Nick Ross investigates the health impact of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
The life and changing times of Woman's Weekly as it celebrates its centenary.