Ann Powers explores Joni Mitchell’s impact on her fans and on songwriting.
Joni Mitchell Taught Me How to Feel
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.
Bye bye to Flybmi
News and insight from the business world.
The story of a Chinese artist who settled in a remote village near Hadrian's Wall.
Cerddoriaeth a chwmnïaeth ben bore.
News, travel, sport, business, agriculture and Thought for the Day.
Local news and weather, What's On Diary, Mart Report, Jobspot and Postbag.