On-demand recommendations

This month

The Design Dimension

Know Your Place
28mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Architectural writer Tom Dyckhoff explores the world through the lens of design, beginning with a...

Inquest

Radio Times Choice
Day One
15mins
BBC iPlayer

By Richard Monks. A week-long inquest into the death of a female soldier, who was found to have drowned and been...

Not My Father's Son - A Family Memoir

Radio Times Choice
A Revelation
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Written and read by Alan Cumming, abridged by Sara Davies. The actor reveals the complexity of his relationship...

Hal

Career
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Sitcom about a stay-at-home father who tries to reinvent himself when his two daughters become independent and...

Drama on 3

Drama on 3: Juno and the Paycock
90mins
BBC iPlayer

Sean O'Casey's tragicomic masterpiece set in a working-class Dublin tenement in the Irish Civil War. The Boyles...

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits

Radio Times Choice
Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits
117mins
BBC iPlayer

Paul returns after more than a year away, playing records from this week's US digital, album, country, R'n'B and...

A Girl's Own Story

Radio Times Choice
A Girl's Own Story
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Ruby Tandoh explores how the internet has provided young women with a chance to document the important roles...

A Needle Pulling Thread

Radio Times Choice
A Needle Pulling Thread
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Sara Parker examines the significance of sewing in people's lives, hearing from individuals across the world -...

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
Free Thinking Festival: Bringing the Rich to Book: John Lanchester on the Language of Money
45mins
BBC iPlayer

John Lanchester talks about his new novel Capital and explores the wealth gap in Britain with Matthew Sweet....

Frontiers

Radio Times Choice
Frontiers: The Rosetta Mission
28mins
BBC iPlayer

A special edition of the magazine show celebrating pioneering advances in science. Jonathan Amos presents from...

Spin the Globe

Radio Times Choice
1485 AD
28mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. The programme taking a global view of familiar historical dates returns. Historian Michael Scott...

Sunday Feature

Radio Times Choice
Sunday Feature: God and the Great War
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Conventional wisdom dictates that if the First World War didn't kill God, it did him great injury. In this...

Saturday Live

Radio Times Choice
Saturday Live
88mins
BBC iPlayer

Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles are joined by mezzo Katherine Jenkins for the weekend entertainment show,...

Hardeep's Sunday Lunch

Radio Times Choice
Hardeep's Sunday Lunch
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Hardeep Singh Kohli returns with the show that travels around the country cooking Sunday lunch with...

The Louis Zamperini Story

Radio Times Choice
The Louis Zamperini Story
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary exploring the life of the wartime plane-crash survivor and archetypal American...

Four Thought

Radio Times Choice
Claire Cunningham
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Acclaimed disabled dancer and choreographer Claire Cunningham explains why she feels that having a disability...

A Good Read

Radio Times Choice
Eliza Manningham-Buller & Elif Shafak
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Former head of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller and Turkish author Elif Shafak discuss their favourite books with...

One to One

Radio Times Choice
Nihal Talks Dogs
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Broadcaster Nihal asks why people are stereotyped by the breed of dogs they own, looking at the example of his...

The Essay

Radio Times Choice
The Free Thinking Essay: New Generation Thinkers: The Human Copying Machine
15mins
BBC iPlayer

In the first of this year's programmes recorded at the Sage Gateshead, Tiffany Watt-Smith from Queen Mary,...

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
Free Thinking Festival: Knowing Your Enemy: Andrey Kurkov, Gabrielle Rifkind and John Kampfner
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Anne McElvoy chairs a discussion exploring protest, foreign policy, intervention and peace-making, with...

Music Matters

Radio Times Choice
Music Matters Live from the Free Thinking Festival
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Petroc Trelawny chairs a debate about how far knowledge can enhance the understanding and appreciation of...