Grammy Award winning film maker Don Letts explores the life of reggae singer Peter Tosh.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Series following the youngsters who went to Singapore in support of London's Olympic bid
Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history
Two-part series looking at the fringes where suburbia meets the countryside
BBC Radio 4 pays tribute to scientist Professor Stephen Hawking
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
Alan Dein takes nocturnal excursions via Facebook and Skype, discovering real-life dramas
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
Alan Leith tells the story of the eccentric recluse who purchased Brownsea Island in 1927.
Bettany Hughes tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Simon Heffer re-evaluates the reign of George V.
Matthew Parris presents the biographical series
Hardeep Singh Kohli travels the UK cooking Sunday lunch for people with remarkable stories
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Nick Clarke's widow Barbara Want investigates how we as a society deal with bereavement.
Series of interviews analysing great artists from the perspective of someone who knew them
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
Stories about the lives of everyday people
Finance guru Alvin Hall charts the rise of rap music entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading talks to leading guitarists about their music
Sarfraz Manzoor explores Johnny Cash's interest in Scotland after tracing his Fife roots.
Former chancellor Ken Clarke profiles great jazz musicians of the 20th century
Mike Wooldridge presents some personal memories of Nelson Mandela.
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme
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
Simon Townley tells the story of the great Victorian Organ Builder 'Father' Henry Willis.
Sean Street tells the story of the German wildlife sound recordist Ludwig Koch.
Series exploring ordinary people's links with the past
Fergal Keane takes a journey through the private notebooks and letters of Nelson Mandela.
Peter Riddell explores the background to the many extraordinary moments of her premiership
High-profile figures, in conversation with John Wilson, replay their own sound archive
Portraits of people who relocated to other lands, influenced by music
Rufus Hound invites a guest to read extracts from their teenage diaries
Peter White talks to disabled people who have achieved outstanding success in their field
The life of Johnny Morris, told by his friend and former co-presenter Terry Nutkins.
Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates president-elect Obama's academic career.
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
Exploring the lives of successful people who have weathered storms in their careers
David Attenborough hosts a celebration of bird impersonator Percy Edwards.
Best-selling author Philip Pullman talks to his former schoolteacher Enid Jones.
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
Historian Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to reflect on their lives and times.
James Naughtie presents a tribute to Alistair Cooke, who would have been 100 this week.
Extraordinary stories and remarkable people.
Paul Mason visits Manila to assess the benefits of life in the world's poorest slums.
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