Nick Berkeley shows how song lyrics help us articulate and negotiate aspects of our lives.
Author Olivia Laing recommends a book, a painting and a song for when you’re lonely.
How living in a hostel inspired Benjamin Clementine to write one of his biggest songs.
What if happiness isn’t about the self at all?
Aleks Krotoski explores how effective the digital world is as a confidante.
Aleks Krotoski explores how the online space is changing our social connections.
A clumsy pass or harassment? Jo Fidgen asks: what are the new rules of relationships.
Following 41-year-old academic editor Daniel, who has never had a serious relationship.
Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.
Shumi Bose examines the qualities we consider to be most desirable in design.
Short documentaries about being drawn towards the ones we love, presented by Josie Long.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Mariella Frostrup and her guests debate the dilemmas of modern parenting.
55,000 people completed the BBC Loneliness Experiment: the results reveal who gets lonely.
How does social media and friendship influence the development of loneliness?
Claudia Hammond looks at the role of health, society and culture in loneliness.
Does true happiness, Nirvana, come from dissolving the self?
Is what matters denting the universe and unleashing the biggest you?
What are the moral limits of forgiveness? Engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of friendship; ‘a single soul dwelling in two bodies’.
The moral boundaries of friendship. Chaired by Michael Buerk.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss friendship.
Melvyn Bragg considers whether 'happiness' means living a life of pleasure or of virtue.
The story of an octogenarian dancer teaching a 28-year-old how to waltz.
An intimate glimpse of the Hong Kong protests, as experienced by a newlywed couple.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how to live a good life.
How do you raise happy, optimistic children?
Following Ibrahim, a 25-year-old living in London, who is gay and Muslim.
Clare Balding meets those who have found love and companionship through walking.