Thought for the Day

The juxtaposition of rugby and religion might well be the epitome of Sundays for some BBC Radio 4 listeners, but for others can see a little forced. Thought for the Day provides reflections on...

A Walk of One’s Own

From a childhood among the trees of Kensington Gardens to adventures among the cicadas of Spain, Dr Alexandra Harris walks with the spirit of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century:...

The Unbelievable Truth

Created by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, of BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, David Mitchell and his masters of deception mix blatant lies with impossible truths in a battle of wits....

The Manchester Ballads

Folk singer Eliza Carthy explores the remarkable tradition of ballads in Manchester during the Industrial Revolution. With insight from Andrew Biswell, Professor of English at Manchester Metropolitan...

Natural History Heroes

‘Plants and botany and natural history are not boring backdrops to people’s lives, but they’re the very life force of our existence.’ BBC Radio 4 delves into the cases of the Natural History...

Dara & Ed’s Adventure

Have you ever wanted to see Dara Ó Briain thrown to the floor by a lucha libre wrestler, whilst Ed Byrne looks on? Although you may be tempted by the ridiculousness of this proposal, in watching ...

Clarkson’s Gag Reel

Our best worst TV presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, has, in a rather predictable turn of events, become the centre of another controversy concerning appropriate conduct at the BBC, after supposedly...

Comic Relief Bake Off

This time, four more celebrities try to create ‘masterpieces’ – try being the operative word in this instance. 16 fairly equally hopeless stars took to the tent to bake for Comic...