Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations
BBC Radio 4
Craig Brown's satirical history of Britain
Seaside entertainer Tony Lidington reflects how Brighton inspired so many seaside memories
Matthew Bannister recalls Johnny Cash's historic 1968 concert at Folsom Prison, California
Crazy panel show chaired by comic Sue Perkins
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.
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.
Radio dramas which delight and surprise
Short stories or abridged books, often from new writers
The urban warrior's comedy/music mix
Jazz musician Megan wants to discover where a melody she plays has come from
Who is the shady Jimmy Dickenson, and how does he fit into the lives of a couple in Hull?
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.
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
Just imagine - a dating app that lets you swipe from one partner to another, instantly!
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
Arthur Askey welcomes Richard 'Stinker' Murdoch, Vic Damone, Lee Wilson and Bucks Fizz.
Arthur fishes out his bucket and spade and takes a sunny stroll through the radio archives
Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star as former sweethearts reunited in middle age.
Charlie Connelly's voyage in search of the Shipping Forecast. Tom Goodman-Hill reads.
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
Writer-performer Ben Moor's comic sci-fi about the bizarre parallel city of Undone
Comedy panel show devoted to clarifying the etiquette rules for modern life.
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
Comedian Helen Keen explores how human ingenuity deals with nature's big challenges.
Comedy Victorian adventures by Mark Evans
Bob Dickinson talks to performance artists who have used their own bodies for art.
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
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
The surreal adventures of zookeepers Howard and Vince who work at Bob Fossil's Funworld
A selection of science fiction stories by famous authors
Jack Dee narrates the story of Gerard Hoffnung's classic tale, The Bricklayer's Lament.
Classic sketch comedy from the 1970s
Sitcom about an airline for whom no job is too small but many, many jobs are too difficult
Five years after vanishing, Karen meets with her husband and facts have to be faced.
Writers David Renwick and Andrew Marshall, plus cast members, recall their cult comedy.
Series chronicling the 100 greatest artworks of the century
Series in which public figures choose others to interview
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
A young girl undertakes an unthinkable quest to avenge her father's death.
Sue Teddern's drama based on the Rank Charm School. With Dinah Sheridan
Jim White meets some very rich young people as they consider their future.
Anna Chen exorcises the irritating Chinese musical cliches that haunted her childhood.
Andy is marrying Safi, but there will be no wedding night since Andy is in jail for murder
Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon
Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status
Tony Lidington traces the role of the clown in British humour.
Interviews, atmosphere and much more, direct from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival
The Comedy Club brings you the best in contemporary radio comedy
Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
The life of Count Arthur Strong, one time variety star and expert in absolutely everything
Quiz in which members of the public compete to become Radio 4's musical mastermind.
Sketch comedy from Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf
The history of crime, using a daring mixture of reconstructions, interviews and music
Cyrano de Bergerac has one huge problem that's as plain as the nose on his face.
Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians
Classic sitcom about the exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon
Sketches and songs from the surreal comedy minds of Dan Freedman and Nick Romero
Reem Kelani explores the history of the Dance of the Seven Veils.