Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations
Mel Giedroyc with a mix of stories, comedy, interviews, facts and quizzes.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
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.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
Recorded in 1993, a comedic 'look back' at the decade that was yet to happen
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Host Simon Mayo pits the comic generations against each other
The author chats to the man who brought her creation to the BBC airwaves, John Tydeman.
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
Screenwriter Alan Plater's tongue-in-cheek memories of the projects that were never made.
When time was standardised in the 19th century, not everyone was convinced by the idea.
Passengers on a train uncover the story that linked their families 150 years ago.
Comedy series about a boy and his uncle
Alex Horne and his five-piece jazz band combine comedy, improv, storytelling and music
Comedy series about two sisters running a bed and breakfast in Norwich
...Not Necessarily in the Right Order. Rainer Hersch profiles humour in classical music.
Contemporary drama from the writers of 'The Archers'
Comedian Andrew Maxwell sets out to show that the feast has its origins in these islands.
The infamous Lizzie Borden, imagined as a four-year-old having an encounter at the circus.
Young Emily St Aubert endures supernatural terrors in a gloomy castle.
Britain's funniest Milton returns with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs
Arthur Smith invites an audience into his home for music and comedy
Comedy drama about a man with an unusual hobby
Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
Comedy drama series by Christopher Fitz-Simon, set in the 1950s in a Donegal town
A nationwide search to find the best new stand-up talent in the UK
Damian Lewis reads Ben Macintyre's story about a British wartime double agent
Mother Courage follows warring armies with her travelling canteen. But at what cost?
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Archive recordings and poem readings pay tribute to the familiar chimes
Sitcom set in a local authority register office, written by and starring David Schneider
Fine Time Fontayne stars as Stephen J Blackburn, ex-pitman turned private investigator
...See Your Father? Blake Morrison's award-winning tribute to his father, a Yorkshire GP.
Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature
Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Classic BBC radio sketch comedy
Comedy inspired by TV shopping channels
Bettany Hughes uses the latest archaeological evidence to learn about the Byzantine empire
Adaptations of Ellis Peters' medieval thrillers, starring Philip Madoc.
Captain Kidd is just a game to Harry, until it turns into a battle for his life.
Hie ye to The Castle,a rollicking sitcom set way back then with James Fleet & Neil Dudgeon
Soprano Catherine Bott asks why St Cecilia still inspires composers and musicians.
Series in which public figures choose others to interview
Comedy about a graduate trainee who takes charge of a rural railway station
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
Charles Chilton's sci-fi drama starring Nicky Henson, Nigel Stock and Barry Foster
Songs of the Kaiser's war, popular with troops on the Western Front.
Eleven-year-old Skye is left to look after her little brother Dexter. How will she cope?
Spoof children's programme with Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller
Anna Chen sets out to uncover the early history of the Chinese who came to Britain
Sally Phillips stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon
Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status
Interviews, atmosphere and much more, direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival
The Comedy Club brings you the best in contemporary radio comedy
Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases the best of the BBC archive
Comic sketch show featuring Robert Webb, Beth Chalmers and friends
Sitcom by Hugh Rycroft about a Radio 4 continuity announcer and his late-night broodings
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
The life of Count Arthur Strong, one time variety star and expert in absolutely everything
Danny Robins uses the power of music to improve the world and solve listeners' problems
Stella's daughter comes home to visit, bringing her new husband and a few surprises.
Comedy series about the continuing adventures of cricketer Dave Podmore
Dramas and a documentary to celebrate the birthday of the British playwright and author
What is deadpan? Guests puzzle it out with help from classic radio comedy shows.
Spoof report series, in which an incompetent investigator tackles various subjects
Kirsty Young introduces gems from the Desert Island Discs archive
Before writing his novels, Charles Dickens worked as editor on a newspaper...
Sitcom by Marcus Powell, based on cantankerous trombone player Roy Walcott
As Doctor Who returns, Jon Culshaw looks at the man who changed it forever - Douglas Adams
Classic 1960s medical sitcom starring Richard Briers, sequel to Doctor in the House.
Warm and humorous tale of unforeseen happiness, set on the Lancashire moors in 1939.
Uncompromising, live phone-in show hosted by DJ Gary Bellamy.
Meet Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.
A comedy set in an 18th-century Cornish village, starring Lucy Speed.
Selected short stories by the British author
Comedy with the dear ladies of a musical bent, Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket
Suspense thriller about a thief who gets over his head in Turkey. Read by David Westhead.
A Manchester DJ juggles work, life, love and everything else - without much success
Short stories written by the English author Fay Weldon
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
Sitcom about an engaged couple striving for a 'normal' relationship. Starring Su Pollard
Joseph K is an unexceptional man. Then one day he is arrested, but what is his crime?
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.