One mans' (sorry, man's) secret battle against sloppy punctuation on Bristol's shop signs.
BBC Radio 4
Ian McMillan goes in search of one of Britain's strangest linguistic features.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Winifred Robinson follows misbehaving children and the work being done to help them.
The life and works of JS Bach
BBC World Service
Mumbai-based comedian Aditi Mittal presents a guide to her home country.
Michael Symmons Roberts explores the changing faces of atheism in modern Britain.
Join Mary Berry for a very festive Christmas as she visits charities around the country.
A short series about people of different cultures around the world enjoying a night out.
Mark Thompson looks through the BBC’s back catalogue celebrating Scotland’s favourite poet
BBC Two Northern Ireland
Jane Garvey examines the topic of menstruation and asks if attitudes are finally changing.
Zareer Masani on the new love for, and controversy over, Western classical music in India.
A portrait of the Transporter Bridge in Newport.
BBC Radio Wales
Richard Clay guides us from cave art to street art to unravel the enigma of graffiti.
There's no end to man's fascination with infinity
Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations.
Lynne Truss celebrates the 80th birthday of the Speaking Clock. With Prof Stephen Hawking.
Nadim Ednan-Laperouse reflects on his extraordinary religious experience.
Alexandra Harris explores how the weather has shaped the cultural life of Britain.
The story of phone phreaking: the teenagers who hacked the US phone system.
The story behind the invitation to 50 Americans to visit Iran during the hostage crisis.
Series exploring protest art in Latin America.
Clare Jenkins explores the emotional challenges faced when clearing out her parents' home.
Greg Proops looks back at the life of Bob Hope, whose career spanned the 20th century.
Emily Buchanan explores the dilemmas of sponsoring children in developing countries.
The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens.
An original take on Dickens’s iconic ghost story from the creator of Peaky Blinders.
Read by Sean Baker. Produced by Anne Bunting.
William Crawley explores the decline of the Catholic church's authority in society.
How London has grown in size and spread into the surrounding country. (1964)
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
The Martha Graham Dance Company's US State Department tour of Southeast Asia, 1974.
Celebrity chefs try out different recipes from around the world.
Patients and doctors in a Lake District village fight to save their GP surgery.
The sounds of nature - all over the world
Douglas Alexander asks how we can overcome the forces that divide us.
A documentary about first deaths and last dances.
The theatre of justice: how Crown Courts work
An entertaining glimpse of most populous creatures on the planet
A day in the life of the busiest international airport in the world
Ellie Cawthorne investigates the multimillion pound trade in fake essays and dissertations
Mary-Ann Ochota visits Bangladesh and India to ask why 2.3bn people lack adequate toilets.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
The stories of three women in a touching exploration of what it means to be childless.
Melanie Phillips explores the limits of free speech.
Hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy explores 15th-century Italian renaissance art on horseback.
A look at the challenges and opportunities facing Africa
A story of remarkable bravery from the Rwandan genocide of twenty years ago.
Books worth reading.
The natural world
Jane Garvey's world of knitting - full of rebels, musicians, jailbirds and reality TV.
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's coastal wildlife.
Why do we hold our opponents in contempt? And what steps should we take to stop?
How to recognise birds of the British countryside from their appearance, calls and songs
Brett Westwood and Phil Gates present a guide to some of Britain's common garden wildlife
Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss offer a guide to Britain's upland birds
A true-crime documentary uncovers a culture at the root of high school sexual assault.
How artists have used gold, blue and white to stir emotions and alter history's course
Andrew Dilnot investigates the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
Experimental psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion.
How history went global
Radio 4 documentary
Allan Little explores how hatred has been stoked and manipulated throughout history
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
Series looking at political thinkers and sets of political beliefs throughout history
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Adrian Moore journeys through philosophical thought on infinity over thousands of years.
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
The British enthusiasts and their undying passions
How architects are revolutionising hospices and small healthcare buildings.
An early film by Ken Russell about the tenants of a house in Bayswater. (1960)
Marcia Warren stars in a tale of a woman who notes signs of life in a derelict house
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
What are the hidden consequences of having so few women in the tech industry?
The changing accents on the UK's longest rail journey, the 0820 from Aberdeen to Penzance.
From bombs to Olympic banners. Can winter sports diplomacy stop a war between the Koreas?
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
Helena Kennedy talks to eminent lawyers and judges who stand out from the legal crowd.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Series about scientific specialists
Series that brings together people who have dedicated their lives to the same profession.
A fun exploration of lateral thinking, fifty years after Edward de Bono coined the term.
Recorded in 1993, a comedic 'look back' at the decade that was yet to happen
Courtney Pine explores John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, fifty years after its release.
Opera singer Andrea Baker explores the impact of Frederick Douglass's time in Scotland.
Henry Dimbleby unravels the deep-seated attachment of the British to eating meat.
Looking at the history of the Beano, Danny Wallace visits the comic's HQ with his own idea
William Shakespeare narrates his classic play, with help from Cook, Line and a full cast.
Composer Emily Levy on a poignant legacy - the mix-tapes made by her late brother Gus.
Baroness Helena Kennedy designs a Magna Carta for the 21st century.
Visualise being in a monastery for a month. How would you feel?
Mary Anne Hobbs explores the fusion of fine art and tattoos.
The stories of young women who have suffered from postpartum psychosis.
The stories of doctors who gave their names to medical conditions and diseases