Northern landscapes have been inspiration for some of England's greatest literature.
Lakes and Moors: The Power of Northern Landscapes
Melvyn Bragg on the inventiveness of the north and the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
Manchester: First City of the Industrial Revolution
Melvyn Bragg celebrates the first city of the Industrial Revolution.
The Radical North
Melvyn Bragg on the radical north, from the Peterloo Massacre to the suffragettes.
The 20th-Century North
Melvyn Bragg explores the north's radical impact on 20th-century culture.
Northern Power: Speaking From the North
Melvyn Bragg on 'speaking from the north' and what the future might hold for the north.
Dotun Adebayo with news, interviews and stories from around the world.
RSA's Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report, the cost of food without pesticides, 100 years of wheat
Should all UK farming be putting the environment before food production?
No planes, but trains and automobiles
Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper discuss the latest rail review and driverless cars.
The story of Chicago's Depression-era black renaissance and the artists that led it.
Local news and weather, What's On Diary, Mart Report, Jobspot and Postbag.