Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations
Series of brief musical comedies, written by and starring Richie Webb
English teacher Jason Slater wakes up in the 19th century. Stars Michael Begley.
The adventures of aimless aristocrat Viscount Belport and his servant Ned.
Television was taking off in Coronation year, but Nick Baker learns radio was still strong
Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain
Ken Dodd and Ken Bruce celebrate the comedy that has graced BBC Radio 2 over the years
Comedy series imagining radio programmes for past eras
The adventures of trainee vampire Eloise, her boyfriend Wayne and her tutor Lucretia
The new comedy sketch show set 512 years in the future.
Quickfire comedy show featuring 28 acts performing for one minute each
Stand up comics perform at the Comedy Store
Maggie Philbin traces the remarkable history of IT through the BBC sound archives.
Seaside entertainer Tony Lidington reflects how Brighton inspired so many seaside memories
Arthur Smith and Andi Osho with all the fun from this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Lynne Truss explores the remarkable career of Dora Bryan, with highlights from the archive
Made for 4 Extra. Penelope Keith explores our horticultural passions.
Spooks actors Peter Firth and Nicola Walker talk about the end of the television series.
The best and brightest comedians from 2013's Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Mel Giedroyc with a mix of stories, comedy, interviews, facts and quizzes.
Stand-up comedy show featuring big names from the circuit
Celebrating 90 years of BBC radio, a selection of memorable radio moments.
Crazy panel show chaired by comic Sue Perkins
Lord Nelson's passionate affair with vulgar Emma Hamilton sparks family conflict.
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie's choice TV cuts.
The great-niece of Ludwig Wittgenstein investigates the lives of her forebears.
Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consalmagno examines ideas about the future of the universe
1960s post-apocalyptic alternate history, read by Nigel Lindsay.
Harley Street psychiatrist Dr Morelle uses psychology and criminology to solve crimes
Nick McCarty's crime drama
Arthur Marshall plays the ever-efficient Nurse Dugdale, battling against hospital chaos.
Shaun Wallace visits his local library to see how the Dewey Decimal System works.
Ernest Hemingway's moving story of love and war, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth.
The tale of farmer Ken Wild's 18th-century farmhouse, marooned in the middle of the M62.
Alaska: The Helmericks endured Artic winters, but now Jim and Teena face a greater threat.
The marital problems of two couples unravel on a golf course in Alan Ayckbourn's play.
A Christmas visit to their Uncle proves to be a haunting experience for two children
Programme inviting guests to discuss their favourite books
The story of Roget's Thesaurus, the retirement project of an eminent Victorian.
With dungeons and ghosts, Rory McGrath explores the first gothic castle in English fiction
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
Two-part documentary in which Nicholas Parsons meets cruise ship entertainers
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.
Five darkly comic tales by the master of the bizarre: Roald Dahl. Starring Charles Dance.
Recorded in the 1990s, a panel of comedians recall exciting years that were yet to come
Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Chris Barrie 'look back' at the decade yet to happen.
Recorded in 1993, a comedic 'look back' at the decade that was yet to happen
Vivienne Parry explores the deaths and immune systems of heroines of English literature.
David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
For Coronation year, Ted Ray and a host of BBC radio stars perform for HM the Queen.
Surreal and sublime sketch comedy from new comic talent Miriam Elia
Poet John Hegley visits Zanzibar, hoping to find someone who can make use of his old specs
Readings of classic gothic stories
Historical documentary series written by Dr Jonathan Bardon, with Frances Tomelty.
The vampire genre in all its dark glory
Jackie Hartwell continues her criminal investigations in the West Midlands.
Series of tales with a twist
Who made the celebration what it is today? Paul Heiney visits Cornwall to investigate.
Denis Norden illustrates the impact American humour and British comedy had on his career.
PD James learns more about a whale tooth necklace she included in 'The Children of Men'.
Five views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists, the Pitt Rivers Museum
Comedy by Martin Davies about a football crazy priest
Natural history documentary about the dangerous world of the Northumbrian wood ant
Award-winning comics Howard Read and Josie Long head on a 'road movie for radio'.
Espionage drama set on the eve of the Second World War
Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird
Anthony Buckeridge recalls his father, who died in the First World War.
Sitcom set in Ancient Geece, written by Lynne Truss
Host Simon Mayo pits the comic generations against each other
Sitcom about an aspiring actor. Starring John Gordon-Sinclair
Geoffrey Wheeler recollects the theatrical landladies who gave bed and board to actors.
'I'm the best at pretending' - a reclusive Hollywood star tells all. From April 2006.
Private-eye Billy Rucker searches London for runaway teenagers. Stars David Morrissey
Ex-copper Billy Rucker gets drawn into investigating the death of a married airline pilot
Gentleman Commander Adam Dalgliesh probes the murder of a brilliant criminal lawyer.
Dramatisation of PD James' first novel
A serial killer is on the loose in desolate Norfolk. Dramatisation of the PD James novel
Charismatic police commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a journalist
Adam Thorpe's play about Thomas Hardy's strained marriage with his second wife Florence.
The author chats to the man who brought her creation to the BBC airwaves, John Tydeman.
Series taking a look at various scientific phenomena
Surreal comedy starring John Hegley and Simon Munnery
Ted Hughes is reunited with a long-lost school friend. But what do they have in common?
A festive retelling of the tales. Adapted from the stage by writer Michael Morpurgo.
Lynn Ferguson's comedic takes on classic fairy tales
Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales
George Blake's daring defection made headlines. But what of life behind the Iron Curtain?
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers
Stories by unpublished writers
Classic stories by the mistress of the whodunit.