Children's author Anne Fine examines the enduring appeal of the stories of Enid Blyton.
Books worth reading.
BBC Radio 4
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.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Joe Farrell lays out the story of the fork. From December 2000.
eden ahbez is known for just one song, but it was a song that became world famous.
Tony Robinson tells the story of Thor Heyerdahl’s epic raft journey across the Pacific.
Battle of Britain fighter pilots recall the summer of 1940. Presented by Misha Glenny.
Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird
'I'm the best at pretending' - a reclusive Hollywood star tells all. From April 2006.
Physician Gavin Francis' cultural map of the body. Read by Bill Paterson.
Surreal comedy starring John Hegley and Simon Munnery
Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers
Classic stories by the mistress of the whodunit.
The urban warrior's comedy/music mix
Jazz musician Megan wants to discover where a melody she plays has come from
A resented young teacher re-enacts the events of Eyam, the Derbyshire Plague Village.
Adaptation of the bestselling novel by Alex Garland
Arthur Vezin enters a sleepy French town where the locals act in a strangely feline manner
The story in song of an electrician who takes his French bride to the Scottish Highlands.
James Walton's pop music history quiz
The underwhelming story of life on Earth. Starring Jim Broadbent
Michael Williams stars as legendary 1940s radio star and all-round pessimist Robb Wilton
Contemporary drama from the writers of 'The Archers'
Kenneth Steven explores WB Yeats's celebrated poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree.
On the set of an Ealing Studios film classic, the crew face their personal demons.
The burger van owner from BBC2's Shooting Stars examines the state of the environment.
William Hope reads Anne Tyler's humorous novel
Britain's funniest Milton returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes
Playwright and fisherman Nick Darke looks to his nets and pots off Padstow. From June 1997
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Satirical comedy about a local news reporter, with Jeffrey Holland and Mark Gatiss
Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs
Omnibus episodes of Amistead Maupin's Tales of the City series.
Sketches and songs with Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong
Series investigating attacks on art works, from the earliest times to the present day
Collection of six plays telling the story of Arthur, leader of Camelot.
Arthur Askey welcomes Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch, Vic Damone, Lee Wilson and Bucks Fizz.
Adaptations of tales from the great science fiction author and inventor
Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.
Satirist Craig Brown dips into the private lives of public figures
A series of classic American 1950s sci-fi tales
Charlie Connelly's voyage in search of the Shipping Forecast. Tom Goodman-Hill reads.
Alia Khan tries to solve a series of crimes and make sense of her troubled past.