2/5 Stephen Fry charts the shifting patterns of lingua franca and the spread of Globish. (R)
3/3 How Jerusalem ultimately became the site of one of the world's most intractable conflicts. (R)
Public Accounts select committee session on means testing benefits, from 2 November.
2/4 What are we and where do we come from? Professor Brian Cox finds out. (R)
Mark D'Arcy talks to author Michael McManus about his book Tory Pride and Prejudice.
1/3 Professor Bruce Hood gets inside the human head to explore how the brain works. (R)
Looking back to 1941 when the chamber of the House of Commons was destroyed in the Blitz.
5/7 The story of the few extreme survivors who remain in the polar regions during winter. (R)
Highlights of proceedings in the Scottish Parliament.
Yotam Ottolenghi discovers the hidden treasures of Jerusalem's diverse food culture. (R)
Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc prepares his recipes for the biggest meal of the year. (R)
Matthew Stadlen spends the day at CERN with accelerator physicist Steve Myers. (R)
BBC News Channel
2/2 Part two of a comic hitlist of the people that have annoyed us in 2011. (R)
Keith Macdougall looks back at 50 years of Prime Minister's Questions.
Highlights from the first week at the Leveson Inquiry, presented by Ross Hawkins.
Highlights from the second week of the Leveson Inquiry, presented by Ross Hawkins.
Highlights from the third week at the Leveson Inquiry, presented by Ross Hawkins.
The latest business news, with reports from Singapore, Frankfurt, London and New York.
Highlights from the fifth week of the Leveson Inquiry, presented by Ross Hawkins.
Rosalyn Ball reports on the art of political cartooning.
Alicia McCarthy presents a review of recent parliamentary highlights at Westminster.
Shirin Wheeler reviews the European Parliament's final week's session of 2011.
Culture, Media and Sport Committee's session with Rupert and James Murdoch, from 19 July.
2/3 A look at the eastern coast of the island and its unique wildlife. (R)
Youth Parliament debate on student tuition fees, from Friday 4 November.
Mark D'Arcy and guests make their Christmas choices of the political books of the year.
2/3 As the snow melts, the extent of Yellowstone is revealed, but summer here is fickle. (R)
Norman Smith reports from Westminster on a dramatic year in British politics.
John Whittingdale MP delivers a lecture on former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
3/5 A look at Sir Michael Caine's impressive career, featuring archive clips and interviews. (R)
Questions to Prime Minister David Cameron from Wednesday 14 December.
Why has government after government has struggled to reform the House of Lords?
Questions to Mayor of London Boris Johnson in the London Assembly, from 14 December.
10/25 Paul Martin and experts Will Axon and Kate Bateman visit Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Public Accounts Committee's session on Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Standard Report.
Jules Hudson is in Devon where he helps a couple who are moving back to the UK from Spain. (R)
8/30 Charlie and Mark's antiques hunt takes them to the Wirral Peninsula. (R)
2/10 Journalists Kirsty Wark and Alastair Stewart travel across Scotland starting in Edinburgh. (R)
6/11 Darryl Grimason reveals the hidden life below the surface of Strangford Lough.
BBC Two Northern Ireland only
Questions to First Minister Peter Robinson, from Monday 12 December.
Conservative Peer Lord Norton of Louth presents a lecture on the Parliament Act of 1911.
3/4 Brian Cox takes on the story of the force that sculpts the entire universe - gravity. (R)
Special episode bringing together the very best highlights of the series.
A tribute to Jimmy Savile using clips from the BBC archive.
An in-depth look at the politics of Europe presented from Warsaw by Shirin Wheeler.
2/3 Bruce Hood tests the limits of human memory and finds out how the brain takes shortcuts.
Jeremy, Richard and James set off on an epic road trip across India.
Ellie Harrison explores some of Britain's finest country estates.
Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng discusses his book Ghosts of Empire with Mark D'Arcy.
5/6 David MacPherson has a check-up and Eddie Tembo commits his future to Drumnadrochit.
Debate in the Welsh Assembly on the Final Welsh Government Budget, from 6 December.
The career of Kenny Dalglish, at the end of the year that saw him return to Liverpool FC.
2/2 Griff Rhys Jones finds a Spirit Yacht which he thinks would be perfect for the parade.
Commons Speaker John Bercow lectures on Parliamentary Reform - Lessons from 1911.
Documentary about a book which reveals a very different man to the butcher of legend. (R)
The Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions evidence session.
A tribute to Sir Jimmy Savile, the DJ who hosted Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It. (R)
9/12 Documentary which tells the stories behind the biggest film genre of them all - the epic. (R)
3/5 Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication. (R)
Documentary charting Ronnie Corbett's long career in comedy. (R)
Matthew Pinsent travels to Sochi, Moscow and Ekaterinburg to track Russian sport. (R)
2/3 Bruce Hood tests the limits of human memory and finds out how the brain takes shortcuts. (R)
Questions in the Welsh Assembly to First Minister Carwyn Jones from Tuesday 6 December.
Film about the equation used to estimate the number of extra-terrestrial civilisations. (R)
Matthew Stadlen spends the day with the rabbi of Golders Green Synagogue. (R)
Debate on whether the Victorian Era was the Golden Age of Parliament.
Thursday 29 December 2011