An exploration of the differences between poetry and song.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Broadcaster and former MP Brian Walden presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Sound recordist Chris Watson investigates man-made noise pollution and its effects.
20 years after Iraq invaded Kuwait, Kirsty Norman tells her story of being taken hostage
Sarfraz Manzoor talks to US students who have opted for a racially segregated education.
Edward Stourton explores the River Jordan
How the monarchy recovered after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Writers, artists and entertainers take a new look at the 2008 European Capital of Culture
Sketch show from the deranged mind of comedian Miriam Elia
A service of celebration in Westminster Abbey, introduced by Nicholas Witchell.
The Queen, the Royal Family and senior government figures gather in Westminster Abbey.
Liz Barclay meets the owners of the small businesses which keep the UK economy running
Laurie Taylor explores the world of the travelling salesman.
Reporter Andrew Bomford examines the grammar school selection system in parts of England
David Conn examines the real legacy of the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002.
eden ahbez is known for just one song, but it was a song that became world famous.
Caroline Holmes discovers how Australians are adapting to the reality of climate change
Jenny Clayton visits Dubai and Abu Dhabi to see how they are coping with the credit crisis
Writer, broadcaster and comedian Simon Fanshawe examines the art of creating comedy.
Screenwriter Kay Mellor explores the legacy of Shelagh Delaney's play A Taste of Honey.
Robin Denselow meets the remaining members of the eclectic Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Commemorating the heroes of the air who fought for their country in the summer of 1940.
David Hepworth explores what, if anything, can be learned from listening to popular music.
Aasmah Mir explores five themes chosen to encapsulate Scots' contribution to the world