Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations
BBC Radio 4
A look at the year in which Shakespeare wrote King Lear, Macbeth and Anthony and Cleopatra
English teacher Jason Slater wakes up in the 19th century. Stars Michael Begley.
Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain
Comedy sketches recreating the archives of wireless
Quickfire comedy show featuring 28 acts performing for one minute each
Quiz show hosted by Steve Punt from UK universities
Stand up comics perform at the Comedy Store
Maggie Philbin traces the remarkable history of IT through the BBC sound archives.
Fred MacAulay with the best of 2015's comedy Fringe festival in Edinburgh
Matthew Bannister recalls Johnny Cash's historic 1968 concert at Folsom Prison, California
Laurence and Elliot quietly share a house, until Hannah nabs the spare room.
Crazy panel show chaired by comic Sue Perkins
1960s post-apocalyptic alternate history, read by Nigel Lindsay.
Jeremy Summerly traces the origins and traditions of the Christmas carol in Britain
By James Hopkin. Stories that explore the history and landscape of the Dalmatian Islands
Sue MacGregor tells the story of the battle over a perfect T-Rex skeleton.
Mary Robinson examines Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Children's author Anne Fine examines the enduring appeal of the stories of Enid Blyton.
Julian Clary pays tribute to the wit and ingenuity of comedy musical acts.
Books worth reading.
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.
Navid Akhtar examines the career of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
Sitcom profiling the life of bachelor David Bliss.
Recorded in the 1990s, a panel of comedians recall exciting years that were yet to come
David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Comedy. Robert Purcell QC applies faultless legal logic to his disastrous personal life
Joe Farrell lays out the story of the fork. From December 2000.
The vampire genre in all its dark glory
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.
Dominic Dromgoole goes in search of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse, Blackfriars Theatre.
Tony and Beatrix Porter's restoration of a Devon hotel to its former Art Deco glory.
A tale of a man's relationship with an ancient landscape. Read by Robert Powell.
Battle of Britain fighter pilots recall the summer of 1940. Presented by Misha Glenny.
Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird
Members of the cast of popular TV sketch show Absolutely reunite for a radio series
Host Simon Mayo pits the comic generations against each other
'I'm the best at pretending' - a reclusive Hollywood star tells all. From April 2006.
Dramatisation of PD James' first novel
With British rule ending in Hong Kong, Justin must face up to changes in his personal life
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.
Excerpts from the crime writer's personal tapes introduced by her grandson
A special visitor arrives at an old people's home and meets Henry.
A woman's routine is disturbed when she meets a young man near a cathedral.
After a disastrous affair 20 years ago, are John and Maggie old enough to try again?
The northern comic's monologues from the 1950s
Musings from the late humorist, writer and broadcaster, recorded in 1997
The urban warrior's comedy/music mix
Jazz musician Megan wants to discover where a melody she plays has come from
A new Tyneside art gallery's opening night is thrown into jeopardy by well-meaning staff.
Comedy about a single dad working as a cosmetics salesman.
Mark Rickards meets the author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho.
A resented young teacher re-enacts the events of Eyam, the Derbyshire Plague Village.
Joe Dempsie reads this back-packing tale set in Thailand
Adaptation of the bestselling novel by Alex Garland
Alex Horne and his five-piece jazz band combine comedy, improv, storytelling and music
A couple living by the Severn desperately search for dry land and croissants.
When a person sees their life going the other way on the back of a lorry, what do they do?
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.
Comedy sketch show written and performed by Alice Lowe
The 'truth' behind the story of 'Good King Wenceslas'. With Timothy West.
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
The true story of Horatio Bottomley, the WWI newspaper magnate, fraudster, bankrupt and MP
Ben Schott traces the history of a pocket book that rivalled the Bible as a bestseller.
Comedian Alun Cochrane takes listeners on a room-by-room stand-up tour of his house
Contemporary drama from the writers of 'The Archers'
Amy Liptrot's incisive memoir of fleeing London to battle her alcoholism.
Kenneth Steven explores WB Yeats's celebrated poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree.
Recounting the life of the veteran actress
Comedy series starring Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck
Comic explanation of human development via stand-up, song and sketch
Stand-up Andrew Maxwell digs behind the lazy assumptions about threats to British society
Mistaking it for the night bus, Bernie ends up on a time-travelling double-decker
Andrew Rissik's thriller, starring James Aubry and Gerald Harper
Is Bill's success at the Bowls Club under threat, now thrusting young Matt is involved?
On the set of an Ealing Studios film classic, the crew face their personal demons.
Christopher William Hill's black comedy revolves around a crumbling Cornish ancestral home
The burger van owner from BBC2's Shooting Stars examines the state of the environment.
Journalist John F Jungclaussen explores the German love of all things British.
William Hope reads Anne Tyler's humorous novel
A famous Gambian musician comes to London to record with a fading English rock star.
Britain's funniest Milton returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes