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The Olivier Awards 2014 with Michael Ball

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The Olivier Awards 2014 with Michael Ball
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The West End star presents highlights of last Sunday night's ceremony at London's Royal Opera House that...

Atlantic Crossing

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Atlantic Crossing
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Archaeologist and Guardian columnist Christine Finn explores the unique relationship between pilots crossing the...

No Triumph, No Tragedy

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No Triumph, No Tragedy
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Peter White interviews Chris Woodhead, the former Chief Inspector of Schools, as he copes with the final stages...

Ana Matronic

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Ana Matronic
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New series. Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic delves into her record collection to present an hour of disco...

The Interrogation

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The Interrogation
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New series. By Roy Williams. The return of the modern crime drama series, beginning with the story of Colin. His...

Martin Wainwright's Myth of the North

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Martin Wainwright's Myth of the North
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New series. The Leeds-born journalist reveals how the stereotype that life is grim in the north of England is...

Secrets and Lattes

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Growing Pains
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Clare decides to celebrate Valentine's Day at the cafe - much to the disapproval of Trisha who cannot think of...

History of the Rain

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History of the Rain
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By Niall Williams, abridged by Doreen Estall. Bed-bound 19-year-old Ruth searches for and tries to understand...

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?
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Chris Bowlby explores the health implications of sitting down for long periods of time, meeting researchers at...

Shopping with Mother

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Shopping with Mother
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Jane Garvey presents a light-hearted look at why shopping is the number one fantasy of mother and daughter...

Mad About the Mustang

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Mad About the Mustang
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Actor Ewan McGregor celebrates the 50th birthday of the Ford Mustang by telling the story of this American icon...

Caribbean Domino Club

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Caribbean Domino Club
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Benjamin Zephaniah explores the passion, community and history of Britain's Caribbean domino clubs, where each...

At the Foot of the Cross

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At the Foot of the Cross
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Diane Louise Jordan presents a concert from Winchester Cathedral marking Good Friday, with actor Steven...

Soul Music

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Crazy
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People of all ages reflect on their fondness for Patsy Cline's 1962 ballad Crazy, including a young girl who...

Free Thinking

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18th Century Season Free Thinking: Are We Living Through a New 18th Century?
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Philip Dodd chairs a discussion on parallels between 18th-century London and today - financial bubbles bursting...

The Reunion

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Four Weddings and a Funeral
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Sue MacGregor brings together five key players from successful British film Four Weddings and a Funeral, 20...

Five Hundred Years of Friendship

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Gossips and Goodfellows
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New series. Dr Thomas Dixon examines the changing meaning of friendship over time, focusing on how in the 16th...

Short Cuts

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Waking Life
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New series. Josie Long showcases short and unusual documentaries from around the world. This episode explores...

The Life Scientific

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Alf Adams
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Jim Al-Khalili talks to physics Professor Alf Adams about his recent work.

Portraying Real Lives

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Portraying Real Lives
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Radio 4's Character Invasion continues as Maxine Peake meets fellow actors to discuss some of the many problems...

The Essay

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The Essay: Springwalks: Michele Roberts in Poznan
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Five writers set out on foot to sample the transforming qualities of spring, reporting back with tales that are...

Podcasting - The First Ten Years

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Podcasting - The First Ten Years
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Part one of two. Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann explore the global popularity of online, on-demand radio shows,...

Three Pounds in My Pocket

Three Pounds in My Pocket
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New series. First-generation Indian immigrants talk of their experiences of arriving in Britain in the 1950s as...

Letter from America: The 1970s

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Letter from America: The 1970s
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A selection of lost recordings from Alistair Cooke's long-running Letter from America series, providing...

1914-1918: The Cultural Front

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Words for Battle
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New series. Presenter Francine Stock explores the role culture played during the First World War, and begins by...

The Food Programme

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The BBC Food and Farming Awards - Meet the Finalists
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Valentine Warner introduces the finalists hoping to achieve success in this year's BBC Food and Farming Awards,...

Costing the Earth

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Feeding the Crops of the Future
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Tom Heap investigates whether the world is running out of phosphorus, an essential element in fertiliser and...

Desert Island Discs

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Murray Walker
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Broadcaster and former motor racing commentator Murray Walker, who celebrated his 90th birthday in October,...

The First Generation X

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The First Generation X
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Oral historian Alan Dein sets out to discover what became of the teenagers interviewed for Charles Hamblett and...

Nature

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James and the Giant Atlas Cedars
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Professional tree climber James Aldred tests his skills on a giant Atlas cedar in Morocco, which have been...