How the music of Bach has provided an incredible resource for a wide range of other genres
Richard Herring explores some of the bad habits which affect us in our daily working lives
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
The Franciscan priest and philosophy lecturer turns amateur sleuth to solve mysteries
Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town
BBC Radio 4
Damian Lewis narrates an eight-part adaptation of the adventure by Baroness Orczy
How historic house owners are struggling to balance the books and keep their estate going.
An all-star gala in celebration of Barry Cryer's 80th birthday.
Martin's plan to dispose of his wife goes awry, but his daughter gets a Halloween treat.
Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award
A nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK
BBC Radio 2
The search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK reaches the semi-final stage
Kim Wall stars in a sitcom about scout leader Miles Cummings
Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
Comedy. Ian Leslie uncovers the first literary attempts of the world's best-known writers
Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers contribute to the 1930s whodunit
Four soldiers hide out in rural France in August 1914. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill
Writer-performer Ben Moor's comic sci-fi about the bizarre parallel city of Undone
Gerda and Pam are two women who find themselves emotionally frozen in the past.
Geraldine is forbidden from seeing a local boy but her sister observes a tender connection
Kate hass been troubled by the voices. Will she find an answer in her childhood village?
Comedy panel show devoted to clarifying the etiquette rules for modern life.
Confusion reigns when Asha's friend impersonates her on a blind date.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Voices of workers from a Cornish tine mine are woven with Nick Darke's text.
Archive recordings and poem readings pay tribute to the familiar chimes
El Sistema's music changed lives in Venezuela. Can it work for deprived kids in Scotland?
Comedian Helen Keen explores how human ingenuity deals with nature's big challenges.
The omniscient cyberfriend takes over Radio 4 for a unique experiment in broadwebcasting
Bill Connor's personal tales of eating and drinking
Miriam Margolyes on the life and career of 'deep' voice-over artist Bill Mitchell.
Comedy. Young scientist Ben tries to adapt to the loneliness of working in the Antarctic.
Comedy Victorian adventures by Mark Evans
Hardeep Singh Kohli walks in the footsteps of the famous tightrope walker Blondin.
Bob Dickinson talks to performance artists who have used their own bodies for art.
Maureen Lipman takes a vada at Took and Feldman's fantabulosa omi-polones.
Lucy Fleming embarks upon a quest to discover more about her mysterious uncle Ian.
Mark Wallington adapts his own comic novel
A special season of readings for the summer
Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature
Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres
Comedy by Martyn Wade set in a 19th century publishing house. Starring Michael Cochrane
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game
The surreal adventures of zookeepers Howard and Vince who work at Bob Fossil's Funworld
Following a bowls community and the friendships and romances formed on and off the green.
Francis Pryor meets Stuart Wilson, who bought the land covering a lost medieval Welsh town
A selection of science fiction stories by famous authors
Will the creation of the Ultimate Machine wreak havoc on the universe?
Intriguing sci-fi tales by the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer
Readings of the famed Irish author's short stories
Exploring the demolitions industry through the dismantling of Marischal College, Aberdeen.
Jack Dee narrates the story of Gerard Hoffnung's classic tale, The Bricklayer's Lament.
Comedian Bridget Christie gives a very personal take on the state of modern feminism
Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.
A tale about Sennen, a diver employed to study the 1575 wreckage of the Elizabeth Mary
Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s
Sketches and monologues written and performed by Jane Bussmann and David Quantick.