On-demand recommendations

This month

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair

Radio Times Choice
Fifteen Minutes to Landing
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Stories set in real time in which six women share their secrets. In the first episode, a couple...

Dead Ringers

Radio Times Choice
Dead Ringers
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. The award-winning comedy impressions show returns with a new cast of characters. Starring Jon...

A Law unto Themselves

Radio Times Choice
A Law unto Themselves
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Barrister Helena Kennedy meets a selection of eminent lawyers and judges. This edition sees her talk to Justice...

Queens of Noise

Radio Times Choice
Queens of Noise: Get It On
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Musical drama, conceived by former chart-toppers Louise Wener and Roy Boulter, and featuring a soundtrack...

Heart and Soul

Radio Times Choice
Driving Out the Devil
28mins
BBC iPlayer

The world's main faiths and the personal side of religious belief.

Living World

Radio Times Choice
Turks and Caicos Islands: The Pygmy Boa Constrictor
22mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Tom Heap returns with the programme exploring the many varied aspects of the natural world, and...

How Britain Went to War

Radio Times Choice
How Britain Went to War
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Peter Hennessy makes use of official papers, archive sound recordings and interviews with fellow historians to...

BBC Proms 2014

Radio Times Choice
Prom 13: CBeebies Prom
60mins
BBC iPlayer

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Stephen Bell, joins CBeebies characters for the first-ever CBeebies Prom,...

Betjeman's Banana Blush

Radio Times Choice
Betjeman's Banana Blush
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Jarvis Cocker embarks on a mission to rediscover a forgotten musical treasure in the form of an LP recorded by...

Bobby Womack: In His Own Words

Radio Times Choice
Bobby Womack: In His Own Words
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Following the death last month of Bobby Womack, this programme features one of the soul singer's last...

Roots, Reggae and Rebellion

Radio Times Choice
Roots, Reggae and Rebellion
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Kingslee Daley, aka poet, rapper and commentator Akala, visits Jamaica to examine the cultural and sociological...

Lulu's Musical Map of Glasgow

Radio Times Choice
Lulu's Musical Map of Glasgow
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Broadcaster John Cavanagh joins the singer as she goes on a tour of her home town, sharing her experiences of...

The Verse that Stings

Radio Times Choice
The Verse that Stings
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Ian Hislop presents a celebration of the biting political satires produced by 18th-century writer Alexander Pope...

Red Velvet

Radio Times Choice
Red Velvet
90mins
BBC iPlayer

By Lolita Chakrabarti. London, 1833, and renowned thespian Edmund Kean collapses on stage at Covent Garden's...

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Radio Times Choice
A Rose by Any Other Name
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Kathy Willis examines how changing scientific, economic and social preoccupations have influenced...

Stories from the Southern Cross

Radio Times Choice
The Road from Austinmer Beach
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. The Road from Austinmer Beach, by Catherine Cole. A traffic jam forces widower Bert Hamilton to...

BBC Proms 2014

Radio Times Choice
105mins
UnrecognisedProvider

Another chance to hear Andrew Davis conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a large chorus and distinguished...

Don't Make Me Laugh

Radio Times Choice
Don't Make Me Laugh
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Comedy panel show, hosted by David Baddiel, in which celebrities go against their natural instincts...

Inside the Ethics Committee

Radio Times Choice
Treating Teenagers
43mins
BBC iPlayer

The return of the programme in which a panel of experts examine personal testimonies to assess the moral...

Kohli's Caledonian Commonwealth

Radio Times Choice
Kohli's Caledonian Commonwealth
57mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. As Glasgow prepares to host the 20th Commonwealth Games, Hardeep Singh Kohli explores Scotland and...

Opera on 3

Radio Times Choice
Opera on 3: Strauss 150: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
165mins
BBC iPlayer

Radio 3 continues its survey of all of Strauss's operas in this anniversary year with a Royal Opera House...

Karaoke As Art?

Radio Times Choice
Karaoke As Art?
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Katie Puckrik examines whether karaoke can now be considered an art form, travelling to Portland, Oregon, where...

The Documentary

Radio Times Choice
Back to Charm School
27mins
BBC iPlayer

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Doing It the Milton Keynes Way

Radio Times Choice
Doing It the Milton Keynes Way
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Milton Keynes is gaining a reputation as the leading business-friendly town in the UK. It's location with good...

AL Kennedy: Holding Hands

Radio Times Choice
AL Kennedy: Holding Hands
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The Scottish author explores the social, cultural and emotional significance attached to holding someone else's...

Desert Island Discs

Radio Times Choice
Anne Reid
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Veteran actress Anne Reid, perhaps now best known for her turn as Derek Jacobi's forthright sweetheart Celia...

Punt PI

Radio Times Choice
The Mysterious Death of Flying Millionaire Alfred Loewenstein
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Steve Punt returns to examine mysteries that perplex, amuse and beguile, beginning with the...

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music

Radio Times Choice
John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The singer-songwriter invites celebrities to record tunes he has written in his Sheffield home, with the opening...