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Millennials in the Workplace
India Rakusen discovers how her generation is changing the workplace.
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Adam Hart explores our relationship with some of the animal kingdom's deadliest predators
Your Call Is Important to Us
New universal credit claimants tell us about their lives on hold.
Summer with Greta
Greta Thunberg describes the remarkable and tumultuous past year of her life.
A Deadly Trade
Even through lockdown boatloads of refugees made the dangerous crossing by boat to the UK
How They Made Us Doubt Everything: 1. Big Oil's Big Crisis
From climate change to smoking and cancer, this is the story of how to manufacture doubt.
The Homeless Hotel
What happened to rough sleepers during the coronavirus lockdown - and what happens next?
Poet Gail McConnell explores what it means to be a parent in a same-sex relationship.
Taking on Trump
Jim Naughtie examines Joe Biden's election chances as he takes on Donald Trump.
Led by the Science
How does scientific advice lead to government policy at the best of times, and the worst?
Lucrece Grehoua reveals the cost of hiding who we really are in the workplace.
Universities in Crisis
Sam Gyimah investigates if Britain's universities can survive the crisis they now face.
Helen Keen had a diagnosis of autism as an adult: she explores how it appears in women.
Blood Lands: Blood on the Wall – Episode 1
Two men arrive at a South African farmhouse triggering a violent series of events.
Blood Lands: Say Nothing – Episode 2
A white farming family falls silent following the brutal deaths of two black workers.
Blood Lands: Shaking the Tree – Episode 3
South African police investigating a suspected double murder find explosive new evidence.
Blood Lands: Betrayal – Episode 4
A family betrayal opens the door to a murder trial in a South African farming community.
Blood Lands: Common Purpose – Episode 5
As a trial ends will anyone be convicted of killing two black South African farmworkers?
False Hope? Alternative Cancer Cures - Episode 1
A young musician believes he can cure his cancer without the help of the hospital.
False Hope? Alternative Cancer Cures - Episode 2
Sean is rushed to hospital and Layla makes an appointment at the thermography clinic.
False Hope? Alternative Cancer Cures - Episode 3
Layla finds another family with a similar story and goes inside the thermography clinic.
A History of Ghosts: Ancient Ghosts
Kirsty Logan explores the evolution of Ghost Lore.
The Karen Meme
Is the Karen meme being misused?
The Year the Music Stopped
Arlo Parks reflects on a year without live music with artists including Yannis from Foals
Playing With The Dead
Jordan Erica Webber sees how video games can let us play with people after their death.
East Meets West
The UK has a north and south divide but how about east and west? Chris Mason investigates
Can I Still Read Harry Potter?
A fan of the boy wizard explores what it means to stop reading a beloved book.
Caleb Femi explores the pressures on teenage boys around virginity and sex.
The Corrections:Trojan Horse
Revisiting the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair to see what was really behind the headlines
Living with the Dragon
Nick Robinson examines the recent history of the UK's relationship with China.
Inside the Brain of Jeff Bezos
The ideas making Jeff Bezos the richest man on earth and Amazon 2020's business success.
How has the mental health of young people been affected by the pandemic and lockdown?
Jolyon Jenkins asks whether civilisation could be ended by a electromagnetic pulse bomb
Scientists in the Spotlight
Jim Al-Khalili finds out how The Life Scientific has changed during the pandemic.
Can I Talk About Heroes?
Poet Vicky Foster looks at how ideas of heroism have impacted on society and her own life
Peter White explores science fiction's enduring interest in blindness.
I Am Robert Chelsea
The first African-American to have a face transplant tells his own story.
39 Ways to Save the Planet: Wood for Good
Tom Heap introduces an episode of Radio 4's new environmental podcast.
Battle for the Capitol
With Trump out of office, Leah Sottile on what’s next for America’s far-right.
Sideways: Siding with the Enemy
Matthew Syed reexamines the origin of a peculiar psychiatric disorder.
The Battersea Poltergeist – Ep1: 63 Wycliffe Road
Strange events start at an ordinary house in South London. Is it a poltergeist?
Made of Stronger Stuff: The Heart
Kimberley Wilson and Xand van Tulleken talk artificial hearts and broken heart syndrome.
The Price of Song
John Wilson investigates the value of the songs that provide the soundtracks to our lives
Faith, Lies and Conversion Therapy
Will banning conversion therapy end the practice of trying to change people's sexuality?
The Jump: Covid-19
Chris van Tulleken on the human behaviours that make viruses jump from animals to people.
Mitchell on Meetings: The Thing
David Mitchell investigates meetings from the ancient 'thing' to zoom.
Recorded over five years, the story of a young courier navigating London's gig economy.
The Nazi Next Door
Meet ‘Mr Stan’, the Shropshire pensioner hiding the darkest of secrets.
Where is Jack Ma?
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is missing. So where is Jack Ma? Celia Hatton investigates.
Iran’s Secret Art Collection
Alastair Sooke tells the story of Iran's billion pound collection of modern western art.
A Pyrotechnic History of Humanity: Fire
How the mastery of fire and the energy it released gave our ancestors intelligence
The Northern Bank Job: Episode One
Writer Glenn Patterson has unfinished business with the 2004 Northern Bank robbery.
After a Death
Sarah O'Connell examines the ripple effects of the killing of Russell 'Barty' Brown.
Life On Hold
Personal stories from people fighting for access to mental health support during lockdown.
Thinking In Colour
Gary Younge explores stories of racial passing, through the prism of Nella Larsen's book.
One Night in March
Anthony Grainger was shot dead by police. Why is his family still fighting for justice?
Daft Punk Is Staying at My House, My House
Combine Disneyland Paris, a 4-track demo and three guys from Glasgow. Et voila, Daft Punk!
Descendants: Episode One
How close is each of our lives to the legacy of British slavery?
A Sense of Music
What happens when music meets the animal mind?
Teenagers tell their lockdown tales. Stories, music, jokes and thoughts on growing up.
Return to the Homeless Hotel
What's happened to rough sleepers a year after they were given emergency accommodation?
Lost for Words
David Shariatmadari explores the science of language, dementia and ageing.
My Cat, The Judge
But is she? Meet Velma: a cat with attitude. And Suzi Ruffell, her owner.
Waiting for the Van
The story of one man's attempt to challenge fifty years of UK drug policy.
China in Slogans
How Communist Party slogans reveal the turbulent story of modern China.
Women may be caricatured as babbling chatterboxes, but in public women speak a lot less.
How breaking went from the inner city streets of New York City to the Olympic Games.
Mark Mardell looks at how British business is faring seven months on from Brexit.
Genetics and the longer arm of the law
Genetic fingerprints to genetic witnesses - the explosion of DNA in crime fighting.
Write Her Story
Double Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson asks, where are the strong stories for women?
Behind the Crime
Two forensic psychologists interview Courtney about her life and the crime she committed.
The Nuclear Priesthood
Poet Paul Farley considers how we warn future generations about our buried nuclear waste.
The Delirium Wards
David Aaronovitch speaks to people struggling with delirium as cases are on the rise.
Poison: Episode 1 - The Chuckling Pensioner
South Africa's Jacob Zuma - liberation hero and ex-president believes he's being poisoned.
Poison: Episode 2 - A Pinch of Paranoia
From poisoned underpants to Cold War paranoia – South Africa’s murky liberation story
Poison: Episode 3 - How Do You Like Your Tea?
The wife of South Africa’s former President is arrested for trying to poison him - why?
Poison: Episode 4 - The Russian Antidote
Why would a South African president seek a cure for poisoning at a clinic in Moscow?
Poison: Episode 5 - A Toxic Aftertaste
Jacob Zuma’s conspiracy theories have taken on a dangerous life of their own.
The Ballad of the Bet
Poetry, music and oral history from the inner life of gambling.
The Nuremberg Legacy
Philippe Sands explores the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials, 75 years after the judgement.
Plastic: The Biography
Laura Barton outlines the dramatic rise and fall from grace of industrial titan, Plastic.
The Hack That Changed the World: Ep 1 - The Cold Case
Who was behind the 2009 hack and leak of emails that fuelled climate change sceptics?
The Hack That Changed the World: Ep 2 - On the Trail
On the trail of a cyber cold case about global warming, but who are the main suspects?
The Hack That Changed the World: Ep 3 - The Russia Mystery
Following an evidence trail pointing towards Russian involvement in the Climategate hack.
The Hack That Changed the World: Ep 4 - Dark Money
Who had most to gain from the ‘Climategate’ hack and the doubt about science it created?
The Hack That Changed the World: Ep 5 - The Sceptics
How America Learned to Laugh Again
How soon is too soon to start making jokes?
Jan Morris: Writing a Life
Horatio Clare examines how the pioneering writer Jan Morris authored her own life.
Could I Regenerate My Farm To Save The Planet?
Can the shepherd and writer James Rebanks use his farm to save the planet?
The story of a black bin bag... told through essay, sound and music.
The River Man
Fergal Keane investigates the fate of James Kane, executed by the IRA a century ago.
A Line in the Water
Aboard the Belfast-Birkenhead ferry Neil McCarthy looks for the border down the Irish Sea
The Army Girls
80 years after female conscription, the final few tell their extraordinary WW2 stories.
A Family of Strangers
How a simple DNA test turned worlds upside down, leading to profound questions of identity
The Great Pyramids of Albania
The story of an extraordinary mass fraud that gripped Albania in the 1990s.
The Hidden History of the Staircase
Rachel Hurdley climbs the staircase to discover a story of steps, status and segregation.
Fümmsböwö (or What is the Word)
What is sound poetry? Glorious gobbledygook? Composer Jennifer Walshe dives in.
Piers Plowright, Soundsmith
Lend your ears to work by legendary 'radio man' Piers Plowright.
The Lullaby Project
Orchestral musicians help prisoners compose and record lullabies for their children.
Stories of everyday street harassment from women across Britain.
The Coming Storm – Episode 1
A suicide in a park leads to the discovery of a parallel world.