Christopher Frayling explores Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science fiction masterpiece.
The Ultimate Trip: Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey
50 Years On: Rivers of Blood
Amol Rajan reflects on Enoch Powell's 1968 Rivers of Blood speech and hears it in full.
The Long Shadow of Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf is 30 - local journalist Jane Martinson meets those living in its shadow.
Britain and Biafra 50 Years On
Afua Hirsch explores the Nigerian-Biafran War, its famine, and their legacy in Britain.
Listen to Britain
The 1942 film Listen to Britain summed up our nation in sounds. How does it sound today?
Matthew Sweet looks at how commuting has changed the world.
Is That Machine On?
Stuart Maconie celebrates the golden age of the music press interview.
The American Art Tapes
A unique insight into the vibrant art scene of mid-1960s America.
The Fight of the Century
The story of the fight that gripped the world in 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.
Harold Evans at 90
Newspaper man Harold Evans reveals his lifelong pursuit of the truth.
UK Confidential: The Birth of the NHS
Martha Kearney looks at the arguments over creating the NHS in wartime government papers.
A Hack's Progress
Jonathan Freedland tells the story of journalism as depicted in fiction.
Could the PM Have a Brummie Accent?
Chris Mason examines how politicians' accents - and attitudes towards them - have changed.
Matthew Sweet on what links learning and pleasure, education and entertainment.
The Story of EH Gombrich
Leonie Gombrich and Rob Newman reveal the man who taught the world how to see art.
Pop Star Philosophy
Comedian Steve Punt exhumes the philosophical outpourings of pop stars through the ages.
Working Class Heroes
What do the working class heroes of 1960s cinema say about class in the Britain of 2018?
The Ballads of Emmett Till
Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. His death still haunts America.
The Dream of World Government
David Miliband looks at the ideas behind world government.
Lehmans - A Backwards Collapse
Tracing the roots of the financial crisis in reverse.
A Question of Character
Toby Young explores the history of the idea that 'character' can be taught.
The Cod Wars Revisited
Julia Langdon tells the story of the 'cod wars' between Britain and Iceland.
Gordon Brown tells the inside story of the bank bailout.
Any Questions? is 70
Jonathan Dimbleby and special guests on 70 years of the famous political debate programme
Witnessing the Worst
Lyse Doucet reflects on how women reporters have covered war and atrocities.
The Good Old Days: The Politics of Nostalgia
David Aaronovitch examines how politicians have exploited our love affair with the past.
Jenn White tells the story of Barack Obama's rise to power.
How We Remember Them
Dan Snow looks back at how the First World War has been commemorated over the past century
The Black Footballer’s Dilemma
Former footballer Clark Carlisle tells story of British black players in the game.
Joni Mitchell Taught Me How to Feel
Ann Powers explores Joni Mitchell’s impact on her fans and on songwriting.
Elvis Presley Comeback Special
Paul Morley tells a parallel story of Elvis and America
The first mission to take human beings beyond the earth's orbit
How Santa Claus Stole Christmas
Christopher Frayling explores how Hollywood helped to create the modern global Christmas.
Where Politicians Come From
Elinor Goodman asks if there has ever been a golden era of public-spirited politicians.
Chemists' Dirty Secret
The weapons of war born in the laboratory.
Gareth Gwynn’s Alternative Archive
Gareth Gwynn presents the first Archive on 4 that looks sideways rather than backwards.
Powers of Persuasion: How Britain Learned to Sell
Wayne Hemingway charts 100 years of British advertising examining how we learned to sell.
American Civility: Year Zero
Michael Goldfarb looks at the history of rude, violent debate that has marked US politics.
PE - a History of Violence
Was there a time when physical education did more harm than good?
Author Jake Arnott traces the history of corruption in the Metropolitan police.
The Risk Makers
Erring is easy in the prophecy business. Why risk is too important to be left to experts!
Walking the Wild Mind
Suzanne Vega explores Lou Reed's complexities with New Yorkers who knew him well.
I'm Only Joking
Ed Byrne traces the history of offensive comedy while exploring the idea of censorship.
Sarah Smith asks whether the mistakes of the Poll Tax are about to be repeated.
Flat 113 at Grenfell Tower
What went wrong in flat 113 at Grenfell Tower? Katie Razzall pieces together the evidence
Charles Parker: Radio Pioneer
Sean Street celebrates the centenary of one of the most innovative radio producers.
Remembering Christopher Hitchens
The life and times of Christopher Hitchens told through archive and interview.
1979: Democracy's Nightmares
Phil Tinline traces the political fears and hopes swirling in Britain in 1978 and 1979.
The New Philosophers and the Death of the Interview
The story of how web-based polemicists bypassed old media and conquered the internet.
The University of the Air
Gordon Brown charts fifty years of the Open University.
Charlotte Smith asks RSPB Scotland what measures can stop sea eagles from taking lambs.
News and insight from the business world.
An examination of the turbulent but pioneering career of the sculptor, Jacob Epstein.
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