Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to war in 1914.
Zareer Masani on the new love for, and controversy over, Western classical music in India.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
Helena Kennedy talks to eminent lawyers and judges who stand out from the legal crowd.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Midge Ure explains how technical innovation has always stimulated musical creativity.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad
Listeners respond to the issues raised in the preceding edition of Any Questions?
Topical discussion posing questions to a panel of political and media personalities
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Adam Rutherford goes inside science to explore the research that is transforming our world
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Series exploring the truth in claims that the UK is experiencing a housing bubble.
The Sunday morning news magazine programme. Presented by Paddy O'Connell
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
Historical investigation programme, taking a document as a starting point
Original investigations into social injustice, public policy, inefficiency and fraud
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
Series of thought-provoking talks
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language
Horticultural programme featuring a group of gardening experts
Matthew Parris presents the biographical series
Robin Ince explores our timeless fascination with the self-help shelf.
Series about the world of work from vast corporations to modest volunteers
Peter White with news and information for blind and partially sighted people.
Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, bringing clarity to conflicting advice
A panel of experts explore the workings of clinical ethics committees
Series taking listeners down to the deepest parts of the ocean.
As Iraq falls deeper into chaos, John McCarthy asks a key question - who are the Kurds?
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen presents a history of colour
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
Series exploring ordinary people's links with the past
The latest news from the world of personal finance
Rufus Hound invites a guest to read extracts from their teenage diaries
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of Britain
A selection of highlights from the past week on BBC radio.
Our relationship with plants: a major new history by Kew's science director Kathy Willis.
Presented by Tim Marlow. Musicians create a musical rendering of skylines.
Razia Iqbal shares poetry from around the Commonwealth sent to Glasgow for the Games.
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
Robert McCrum explores the stories of great British publishers
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that amuse and beguile
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