How our ancient forebears made music and how ancient sites affected sounds of their time
Symphony of the Stones
Uganda's Prison Farms
'He was using prisoners like oxen' - an ex-convict recalls life on a Ugandan prison farm.
How has comedy helped Northern Ireland cope with conflict and move on?
Nevada’s Brothels Face the Axe
Nevada’s legal sex trade faces a campaign for reform
The New World Of Reproduction
Forty years after the first IVF baby, Krupa Padhy explores how human beings procreate
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Lasting Fame
How the late Victorian institution has remained relevant in the internet age
Chile - Sexual Abuse, Secrets and Lies
Dark secrets of Chile's Catholic Church - one of South America's devout congregations
Iceland: What Happened Next?
One small country and the legacy of a local crisis that went global
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: National International
Tales of colourful figures from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Changing Face of Procreation: Assisted Reproduction
How humans make babies could be about to change, thanks to IVF and reproductive tech
Simon Cox investigates a new far right youth organisation in Europe, Generation Identity.
Spartan conditions and demanding casting directors - the challenges of aspiring models
Zika Love Stories
Brazil’s Zika babies – now toddlers – and their 'warrior' mums
The Children of Belsen
A survivor of the Holocaust reunites with her 15-year-old self via BBC archive recordings
Macedonia: What’s in a Name?
The name ‘Macedonia’ is disputed by two neighbouring nations. That may be about to change
A Life Alone
An exploration of loneliness – seen through the eyes of one 94-year-old woman
Don't Shoot, I'm Disabled
Over a hundred people with disabilities have been killed by the police in the US in 2018
When someone takes their own life, how does it affect those left behind?
Africa's Big Philanthropy: Health
The impact of philanthropy on healthcare and disease reduction in Africa
Paralympics – Gaming the System?
Do some athletes exaggerate or even fake a disability in order to win Paralympic medals?
Africa's Big Philanthropy: Agriculture and Food Security
Is money from foreign investors helping or hindering African farmers?
Singing for Survival in Cucuta
Down but not out in a Colombian border town, four Venezuelans pin their hopes on music.
Africa's Big Philanthropy: Home-Grown
The impact of Africa's new wealth and social media on home-grown philanthropic causes
What Happened Last Night in Sweden?
Ruth Alexander looks at the rise in violent crime in Sweden
Serbia’s Femicide Crisis
Violence against women is a persistent problem in Serbia. Nicola Kelly reports.
Young, Cool and Kazakhstani
How young, cool Kazakhstanis are forging a new identity for their country
The Dark Sides of American Democracy
Could voting laws and partisan district maps swing November’s US midterm elections?
West Africa’s Fish Famine
An important fish that millions depend on is being turned into animal feed for export.
The Greyhound Diaries
Stories from the travelling underbelly of America, collected on Greyhound buses
The Unknown Soldier
Moira Stuart tells the astonishing story of the Unknown Soldier
George Ellery Hale: Prince of the Sun
The amazing work of the little known astronomer George Ellery Hale
Saudi's Crown Prince in the spotlight
Mohammed bin Salman is under intense scrutiny following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi
From Truman to Trump
US politician Joe Tydings shares vivid memories of the Kennedys in his final interview.
The Last Long Journey of the Herero
The African genocide that fed a gruesome trade in human body parts
Everyday Americans 1: The Opioid ‘Demon’
Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in Louisville, Kentucky
Everyday Americans 2: Law and Order and Opioids
How the police and courts deal with the opioid epidemic in one city—Louisville, Kentucky.
Everyday Americans 3: Opioids and the Next Generation
Babies addicted to opioids and the school kids caught up in the US addiction crisis
The Eternal Life of the Instant Noodle
How instant noodles went global with the help of students, travellers and prisoners
Argentina’s Feminist Tango
The feminist revolution taking place in the home of machismo and the Tango
The Number One Ladies’ Landmine Agency
The Sahrawi women clearing up unexploded bombs left in the world's longest minefield
Nigeria's Patient 'Prisoners'
Nigerian patients held in hospital because they can’t pay their medical bills.
The Carnival: 50 Years in St Pauls
Marking the 50th anniversary of Bristol’s cultural gem – the St Pauls Carnival
Is the media reporting the issues that matter to Women?
The Surrogates Club
Why do women in Canada women give birth to somebody else’s baby without getting paid?
Migrants Mean Business
How migrants' food businesses have shaped communities in northern Britain
A Stark Choice for Cambodia's Surrogates
Locked up for renting out their wombs, mothers in Cambodia must make an agonising choice.
Radio La Colifata
Radio La Colifata confronts prejudices by broadcasting from a psychiatric hospital
Vicky Phelan: The Woman who Changed Ireland
How one woman uncovered a medical scandal that rocked Ireland
Inside Burundi’s Killing Machine
An investigation into repression in Burundi, one of Africa's most secretive countries.
India's battle with online porn
Is the rise of online porn in India to blame for sexual violence against women?
When You Tire of Tech
Ana Matronic visits a retreat for people who have tired of tech
Stories on the Rocks
Exploring how ancient cave paintings in Somaliland can be protected from terrorists
China's Hidden Camps
The BBC gains rare access to a region of China where Muslims are being held without trial
Congo: A River Journey
A sound-rich immersive journey along the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Spy Ship: The Capture of the USS Pueblo
The story of the US servicemen captured and imprisoned 50 years ago by North Korea
Carols of the Times
Composer Bob Chilcott explores the history of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Childish Gambino: This is 2018
How and why Childish Gambino’s This is America video echoed around the world in 2018
New York's Flower Market: Things my Father Loved
What does it take to make a living in the New York flower market?
DNA, Me and the Family Tree
How home DNA testing kits are revealing more than some people bargained for.
Christmas with Melania
A profile of US First Lady Melania Trump
Armenia: Return to a Town that Died
Two British firefighters revisit the scene of Armenia's devastating earthquake in 1988.
The Brazilian Footballer Who Never Was
How one boy’s dream was cut short by the beautiful game’s ugly prejudice in Brazil.
From the Ground Up
The Central African Republic and its struggle to develop after years of conflict
Ordinary Cubans reveal what their lives have really been like under Castro’s socialism
Balkan Border Wars - Serbia and Kosovo
Old enemies Serbia and Kosovo discuss what for some is unthinkable - an ethnic land swap
The Assassination - Part One
Who killed Benazir Bhutto? And why has 10-year investigation failed to find her killers?
Solving Alzheimer's: Fear and Stigma
How fear and lack of understanding of Alzheimer’s is stigmatising those who have it
Africa’s Drone Experiment
Is there a viable case for drone deliveries in East Africa?
France, Algeria and the battle for truth
A widow’s 60 year campaign for the truth about her husband’s death in the Algerian War
The Assassination - Part Two
Who killed Benazir Bhutto? Why has a 10-year investigation failed to find her killers?
Solving Alzheimer's: The Trillion Dollar Disease
How will governments find the money and workers to care for Alzheimer’s sufferers?
Closing Uganda’s Orphanage
Hundreds of illegal orphanages in Uganda, many funded by UK charities, face closure.
Songs from the Depths of Hell
Blessed with a photographic memory Aleksander Kulisiewicz recorded songs of the damned...
Solving Alzheimer's: Living and Dying with Alzheimer's
How best to live and die with dementia and the difficult choices people have to make
Japan's Elderly Crime Wave
Elderly pensioners in Japan commit petty crimes so that they can be sent to prison
The Politics of Mongolian Hip Hop
How Mongolia’s massive hip hop scene is shaping the country’s future
Sweeping the World
Imtiaz Dharker presents a reflective evocation of the broom, in words, sound and music
My Brexit Dilemma
For Adrian Goldberg, Brexit has raised a dilemma: should he get a German passport?
Students die every year on US college campuses because of dangerous “hazing” rituals
The Ballads of Emmett Till
Fourteen year-old Emmett Till was murdered in 1955. His death has resonated ever since
So where are the aliens?
If space aliens are out there…why haven’t we found them?
The Trumped Republicans
Republican insider Ron Christie assesses how Donald Trump has shaken up his own party
Can we fix it? The inside story of match fixing in tennis
The inside story of how players and betting gangs are fixing matches in tennis
George Weah: The footballing president
Is Liberia’s footballing President George Weah achieving his goals?
As the World Sees Britain: Germany and how it sees Britain
Political and cultural figures in Germany on how they and their communities see Britain
Malawi: Life After Death Row
A ground-breaking re-sentencing project has changed the fates of more than 100 inmates
The Miracle of St Anthony's
How an impoverished school achieved amazing success on and off the basketball court
What does life sound like for someone whose hearing has suddenly changed?
Egypt and how it sees Britain
Neil MacGregor explores how other countries see Britain
Empty Spain and the Caravans of Love
How does a lonely, Spanish shepherd find love when single women have left for the city?
We Intend to Cause Havoc
Emmanuel 'Jagari' Chanda, Zambia’s first rock star tells his story and that of Zamrock
Where Are You Going? - Glasgow
One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world
The Church of Denmark abuse scandal
How a Church of Denmark priest sexually abused children for a decade without detection.
Nigeria and how it sees Britain
Wole Soyinka, Yeni Kuti daughter of Fela Kuti; and Muhammadu Sanusi II on Britain
The Slumlords of Nairobi
Anne Soy investigates why there is no business like slum business
Where are you going? - Cardiff
One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers in Cardiff
Canada and how it sees Britain
Denys Arcand, Madeleine Thienand and Chrystia Freeland share their views of Britain
Abandoned in the Amazon
The dangers of flying in the great wilderness of the Brazilian rainforest
Can you murder a robot?
Robots are designed to help us, so why do humans like to hurt them?
Where are you going? - Belfast
In Belfast, strangers are asked where they are going to reveal insights into their lives
India and how it sees Britiain
In a series of five programmes, Neil MacGregor explores how other countries see Britain.
Debt - from household to national.
BBC Business News Wednesday, 6 PM
The latest business news from the BBC
HuffPost's Lydia Polgreen
Editor-in-chief of HuffPost on the ethics of reporting the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Anton Lesser reads Coming by Philip Larkin
Anton Lesser reads Coming by Philip Larkin for Radio 4's Four Seasons day of poetry
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