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.
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?
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.
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
The science of astrophysics began 300 years ago but rocketed in Victorian times.
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 the rise in diesel cars may have damaged our health. Tom Heap investigates.
The story behind a set of audio recordings from the 1950s discovered on reel-to-reel tapes
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?