Sarfraz Manzoor explores Johnny Cash's interest in Scotland after tracing his Fife roots.
Following the travels of the winners of the annual BBC/RGS's dream journey competition
Immigrants to Britain share their stories with Mike Berlin
Vivienne Parry presents the science behind some of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
Marc Riley traces the career of 70s electronic band Kraftwerk.
Andrew Hussey goes beyond the cliches to discover the true face of 21st-century France
Rhona Cameron celebrates the bi-centenary of the earliest known women's golf competition.
Lady Gaga banned, but Cannibal Corpse approved. Islam and pop contradictions in Jakarta.
Alex Bellos visits Japan to discover why Asian cultures seem so much better at maths.
Aleks Krotoski embarks on a happenstantial journey in search of a happy accident.
How can science can stop an upsurge in the slaughter of African elephants for their ivory?
Pete Paphides tells the story of the M1's 1960s music meeting place - Blue Boar services.
Claire Bolderson asks if Latinos are the key to a reborn USA.
Geoff Dyer explores DH Lawrence's life-changing experiences in New Mexico in the 1920s.
Sarfraz Manzoor talks to people who have decided to leave Islam and become ex-Muslims.
20 years on John McCarthy returns to Lebanon, in search of signs of the Arab spring.
Why did the steely Russian revolutionary reputedly visit the first English garden city?
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
A story of Austrian siblings told in their wartime letters to and from the Russian front.
Master gemstone cutters reveal how they let the light out of stones, and what this means.
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
Mark Doyle investigates the new threat from Africa's Islamist militants.
Anna Pavord explores the life and legacy of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
Pianist Lucy Parham explores the composer's web of romantic relationships.
Documentary series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today
Charles Moore reflects on the process of writing Lady Thatcher's authorised biography.
Robert and Isabelle Tombs present the story of the battle between two cities
As Private Eye nears 50, Michael Crick traces its ups and downs and assesses its impact.
Journalist Marverine Cole looks at the increase in female gambling in the UK.
Natural history series presented by Richard Mabey
Jonathan Freedland reassesses Machiavelli and finds the inspiration for modern republics.
Ken Arnold explores how three European countries variously tell the history of madness.
Gyles Brandreth discovers what it takes to become a national treasure.
Steve Richards presents a three-part series examining the news
Paul Morley charts a history of popular music through recording studios
The blog of the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai voiced by British girls her age.
Malmesbury in Wiltshire aims to establish itself as the country's 'Philosophy Town'.
Dr Kat Arney meets a new generation of virtual cartographers, making maps to save lives.
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy finds his favourite forms in some highly unlikely places.
Peter Riddell explores the background to the many extraordinary moments of her premiership
Philip Sweeney on music, crime and culture in Marseille, 2013 European City of Culture.
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
Magician Jolyon Jenkins investigates the links between numbers and illusion.
Britain's Muslim-Jewish couples share their remarkable stories with Zubeida Malik.
Mel Giedroyc takes a British family back 2,000 years to live in a Danish Iron Age village.
How a leading German modern artist's greatest work was rediscovered in a barn in Cumbria.
Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.
Gordon Corera looks inside Britain's Secret Intelligence Service
Series exploring the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century
Claudia Hammond slays common myths about the brain and its workings.