Joe Dunthorne's England Writers Football Team plays against the Scotland Writers Team.
Philip Sweeney finds out about the pioneering composer of African Sanctus David Fanshawe.
Shaun Ley looks at the week's big stories and previews the week to come
Young Italian professionals working in the UK reveal how their economy has cast them out.
David Aaronovitch investigates 'declinism' - the idea that human society is in decline.
Series examining overlooked but noteworthy historical events, with Michael Portillo
New research on how society works
Angela Saini explores shared space - an idea set to bring peace and harmony to our streets
Phill Jupitus celebrates the phenomenon that was 2-Tone music.
Christopher Lee's history series telling the story of the growth of Britain's Empire.
Kavita Puri presents the stories of the pioneering migrants from the Indian subcontinent
Janet Ellis celebrates that most unpredictable of mythological beings, the genie.
Prof Ali Ansari presents a world history as seen through Persian eyes
Edi Stark finds out about a little-know eye condition affecting thousands of UK people.
A portrait of pre Chinese Tibet through the voices of the British who worked there.
Mukul Devichand explores the rising Asian giants, China and India
Comedian Tim Key spins his own surreal tale of one of Russia's greatest short stories.
Poet and comedian Tim Key sleuths out what makes a great literary opening line.
Gerry Anderson considers Titanic's complex relationship with the city of her birth.
Phil Hammond explores the consequences of human error in the medical profession.
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
Stephanie Calman talks to women with an intellectual mismatch in their relationships.
Robert Elms celebrates London, the city he loves, with a journey on the number 36 bus.
John Wilson meets leading figures and takes them back to the places they left behind
Series exploring the practice of researching family history
In another of his quirky assignments for Radio 4, Steve Carver works as a 'trade-plater'.
Jumping on freight trains in America - danger, thrills and desperation in the USA today.
Travel programme consisting of tips and advice for travellers submitted by the public
An old antidepressant has unexpected anticancer properties, but no-one is developing it.
Poet Michael Symmons Roberts explores the remarkable life of Anthony Trollope.
Author Glenn Patterson explores what Belfast's murals say about the city's past and future
Documentary looking at the concept of growing plants in space and even on spacecraft.
Allan Little charts the re-emergence of Turkey as a powerful global force
Yasmeen Khan reports on the Turkish community in the United Kingdom.
British birds through their songs and calls. 265 programmes of 90 seconds, over a year
Edi Stark explores different aspects of being a twin
Identical twin sisters talk about their different choices to follow Islam and Christianity
What makes people early or late risers?
Martha Kearney and guests reveal the truth behind previously secret government files
Fionola Meredith goes in search of medieval scholar, author and poet Helen Waddell.
Mark Lawson and his guests discuss the powerful influence of James Joyce's Ulysses.
Jonathan Glancey looks at the great building projects of Britain that never made it
Roger Harrabin investigates whether the arguments over climate change can ever be won
An evocation of the musical film of Jacques Demy, director of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.
Series exploring and analysing the legal issues of the day
Kit Hesketh Harvey visits the Nailympics to understand the growing mania for manicures.
Mari Griffith examines the motivation behind the attack on the Rokeby Venus 100 years ago.
Could high-rise farming be the solution to feeding our cities or is it a utopian fantasy?
Ellie Gibson presents a documentary about computer games and indie games designers.
Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from 18th-century Old Bailey court cases
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