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Home Front

7 September 1915 - Gabriel Graham
12mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. The return of the drama set in First World War Britain on this day 100...

Bringing Up Britain

Radio Times Choice
Boosting Your Child's IQ
43mins
BBC iPlayer

Mariella Frostrup returns with the parentcraft debate show, marking the beginning of the new school year by...

Mitch Benn Specials

Radio Times Choice
Mitch Benn Is the Fat Pink Duke
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The musical satirist explores the music of David Bowie and his legacy, while also revealing his own personal...

When Elvis Met the Beatles

When Elvis Met the Beatles
57mins
BBC iPlayer

Drama inspired by the secret meeting between Elvis Presley and the Beatles, marking the 50th anniversary of it...

Johnnie Walker Meets Rod Stewart

Johnnie Walker Meets Rod Stewart
57mins
BBC iPlayer

Johnnie talks to the performer and songwriter about his life, with topics including his family, football and...

Sound of Cinema

Hammer!
27mins
BBC iPlayer

Matthew Sweet explores the music of the iconic Hammer Films production company, including scores by composers...

Peter Blake: Me and Ian Dury

Peter Blake: Me and Ian Dury
60mins
BBC iPlayer

A celebration of Ian Dury with Sir Peter Blake, looking over his life and career.

The Jacqueline Effect

The Jacqueline Effect
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Music journalist Helen Wallace tells the story of cellist Jacqueline Du Pre, whose brilliant career was cut...

Elvis's Suitcase of 78s

Elvis's Suitcase of 78s
57mins
BBC iPlayer

In 1968 Elvis selected some of his favourite records to put on a reel tape, and Chris Isaak visits Nashville to...

Mitch Benn Specials

The Freewheelin' Mitch Benn
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Mitch Benn looks at how Bob Dylan changed what it is to be a songwriter, a rock star and, more than anyone,...

The Unbelievable Truth

The Unbelievable Truth
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Lloyd Langford, Henning Wehn, Sara Pascoe and Miles Jupp join host David Mitchell for the return of the comedy...

The David Byrne Radio Show

The David Byrne Radio Show
120mins
BBC iPlayer

The eclectic musician selects personal music choices from around the globe, including some of the artists he has...

Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday Night Is Music Night
117mins
BBC iPlayer

Suzy Klein presents a special Prom for children celebrating the Ten Pieces, a project launched by the BBC that...

BBC Proms 2015

Prom 50: Bach: Goldberg Variations
75mins
BBC iPlayer

AndrĂ¡s Schiff performs JS Bach's Goldberg Variations, live from the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall....

Sisters

No Wi-Fi
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Sitcom, written by and starring Susan Calman, about two siblings sharing a flat who have nothing in...

Crossing Continents

The Harragas of Algeria
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Lucy Ash meets the `Harragas' of Algeria - young people who burn their identity papers and head north across the...

Global Beats

Cuban Overture
49mins
BBC iPlayer

Cuba has an astonishing new generation of experimental musicians, eager to be heard by the wider world. Gilles...

Philip Glass: Taxi Driver

Philip Glass: Taxi Driver
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Philip Glass revisits his parallel lives in 1970s New York - driving a taxicab through threatening twilight...

Lives in a Landscape

The Adoption Party
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Alan Dein highlights more unusual stories about ordinary people from around the nation, beginning by...

How to Have a Better Brain

Brain Drill
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Sian Williams presents a guide to boosting brain power, beginning by meeting neuroscientists whose...

The Reunion

Guantanamo Bay
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Sue MacGregor reunites former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg with his lawyer, a fellow ex-prisoner and the...

Sound of Cinema

The Sound of Hitchcock
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Matthew Sweet introduces concert performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Timothy...

Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Satirical take on politics, media and celebrity, featuring comedic impressions by Jon Culshaw, Debra...

Edinburgh International Festival 2015

Queen's Hall Series. Nash Ensemble
120mins
BBC iPlayer

The Nash Ensemble perform Vaughan Williams' only Piano Quintet - written for the same forces as Schubert's Trout...

Late Night Woman's Hour

Late Night Woman's Hour
57mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Lauren Laverne introduces mischievous and unbridled conversation between studio guests on a range of...

Future Proofing

Life
43mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary in which Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson examine wider social and cultural implications of modern...

The Documentary

War and Words
55mins
BBC iPlayer

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.