Ernie Rea asks if the use of apocalyptic language is helpful in the climate change debate.
Will 21st century technology avert or accelerate the Apocalypse?
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough explores how different cultures have viewed the apocalypse.
Broadcaster Robin Ince explores our longstanding obsession with the end of days.
Could a rogue scientist or a terrorist assemble a lethal pathogen from mail order genes?
Could our food supplies be at risk from a worldwide decline in pollinating insects?
Chris Ledgard listens to the ways in which preachers use words and the power of language.
Is the sermon dead? Ernie Rea and guests discuss.
Memories of those involved in the BBC's 1957 groundbreaking live Christmas Day broadcast.
Marina Warner and a host of leading writers discuss contemporary fiction.
Melvyn Bragg examines how a powerful narrative of judgement and retribution evolved.
Jolyon Jenkins asks whether civilisation could be ended by a electromagnetic pulse bomb