Sue MacGregor brings together a group of people to tell the story of Thalidomide.
Mark Porter reports on when and how aspirin can prevent diseases.
Has the bicycle had its day? Or is it a technology whose best years lie ahead?
Bicycles made from wood? Meet visionary bike designers Paul Harder Cohen and Mette Walsted
A sound portrait in which artist Graeme Miller captures the poetry of the landline.
Jo Fidgen explores everyday solutions to the climate crisis.
Was the history of the car nearly different? Did the Victorians invent the electric car?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss William Caxton and the influence of the printing press.
The architect Daniel Libeskind talks about how he was an accordion virtuoso at age 12
The deaths of 9 tourists in 1992 lead Florida to suspend tourism advertising.
Rudolf Diesel died in strange circumstances after changing the world with his engine.
Tom Heap explores the decision to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030.
Saving lives with thin air - by taking nitrogen from it to make fertiliser.
Chris Ledgard explores the impact of the telephone.
Virtuoso Julian Rowlands demonstrates the instrument that's at the heart of the tango
Anindita explores the 'Renaissance' that came about through printing in India.
Roni is 33 years old. She has never learned to ride a bike. Is it too late?
World Routes Academy 2012 protégé José Hernando visits Colombia to work with his mentor.
Lucy Duran with more specially-recorded music from Colombia's most important folk festival
Should the government cut back on its use of methadone to treat drug addiction?
David Cannadine explores Sir Alec Douglas-Home's matchbox economics.
Michael Rosen on research into the emotional effects of different kinds of communication.
Alistair Cooke reflects on TV war reports since the abolition of front-line censorship.
How mannequins and actors’ real-life partners are getting the show safely back on air
How the rise in diesel cars may have damaged our health. Tom Heap investigates.
Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.
The story behind a set of audio recordings from the 1950s discovered on reel-to-reel tapes
Andy Cutting and Katie Howson go to France to meet accordion maker Emmanuel Pariselle.
Hardeep Singh Kohli discovers and explores the world of internet personalities.
Why were children injected with a so-called truth serum at Aston Hall Hospital?