On-demand recommendations

This month

Heart and Soul

Radio Times Choice
To Die With Dignity?
28mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Opening Lines

Radio Times Choice
Baker, Emily and Me
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Lizzie Watts reads new writer Claire Fuller's post-apocalyptic tale, which is set in a world of constant rain. A...

A Meeting with Dora

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A Meeting with Dora
45mins
BBC iPlayer

By Don Shaw. The writer uses a mixture of fact and fiction to recreate a meeting he had with activist Dora...

Sandhurst and the Sheikhs

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Sandhurst and the Sheikhs
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary in which Matthew Teller uses archive, analysis and new interviews to investigate Sandhurst's...

Walter Now

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Walter Now
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Walter, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of Channel 4's launch programmes in November 1982. The film's writer...

What's the Point Of?

Radio Times Choice
The National Trust
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The documentary in which Quentin Letts presents a wry examination of some of Britain's most established...

Dark Fire

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Dark Fire
15mins
BBC iPlayer

By CJ Sansom, dramatised by Colin MacDonald. In 1540 London, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake leaves his quiet...

Why Men Pay for Sex

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Why Men Pay for Sex
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Jo Fidgen touches on the unresolved debate concerning prostitution by meeting four men who regularly pay women...

Mary Anne Hobbs

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Mary Anne Hobbs
180mins
BBC iPlayer

The host presents a Kate Bush special, welcoming her brother John, a poet and photographer, into the studio....

Words and Music

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I Need a Holiday
75mins
BBC iPlayer

Scott Handy and Jemima Rooper present poetry and prose on the theme of holidays, taking in the Italian sights,...

Vietnam and the Presidents

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Vietnam and the Presidents
60mins
BBC iPlayer

BBC Washington producer David Taylor presents a comprehensive study of the Vietnam War from the perspectives of...

Piers the Plowman Revisited

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Piers the Plowman Revisited
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Ian Samson is locked away in a curfew tower and challenged with adapting William Langland's complex medieval...

Friday Night Is Music Night

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Friday Night Is Music Night
120mins
BBC iPlayer

Ken Bruce presents a live concert from London's Mermaid Theatre celebrating the world of disco. Stephen Bell...

Lives in a Landscape

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The Roman Way
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Alan Dein highlights more unusual stories from all over Britain, beginning with an account of the...

Open Country

Radio Times Choice
Cheshire Salt
25mins
BBC iPlayer

Felicity Evans discovers how Cheshire's salt helped to sustain the British Empire, and goes underground at...

Agree to Differ

Radio Times Choice
Fracking
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Matthew Taylor presents the first of three discussions which aim to give listeners a completely new way to...

Taking the Edge off

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Taking the Edge off
40mins
BBC iPlayer

Francine Stock looks into Aldous Huxley's experiments with mescalin, 60 years on from the first publication of...

The Reunion

Radio Times Choice
The Berlin Airlift
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Sue MacGregor returns with the programme giving people whose lives were altered by shared life-changing...

BBC Proms 2014

Radio Times Choice
Prom 47: Britten's War Requiem
115mins
BBC iPlayer

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Andris Nelsons conducts the CBSO in Britten's War...

BBC Proms 2014

Radio Times Choice
Prom 45: Late Night with Laura Mvula
105mins
BBC iPlayer

Brit- and Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter Laura Mvula made her Proms debut last year in the successful Urban...

The Listeners

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The Listeners
30mins
BBC iPlayer

In the concluding programme, four more people for whom listening is an integral part of their lives talk about...

A Family Without a Child

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A Family Without a Child
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Sangita Myska explores what it means to be childless, hearing the experiences of Jody, Jessica and Paula who...

Learning to Listen

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Learning to Listen
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Historian Dominic Sandbrook delves into the diaries of the Austrian musician Heinrich Schenker in an attempt to...

Voices from the Old Bailey

Radio Times Choice
Smuggling
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Professor Amanda Vickery introduces dramatised court cases from 18th-century Britain, focusing on crimes that...

Reflections

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Reflections with Peter Hennessy
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Historian Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to look back on their lives and careers, inviting them to...

The Educators

Radio Times Choice
Sir Ken Robinson
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Sarah Montague meets some of most influential thinkers in education to examine how their beliefs have been...

Great Lives

Radio Times Choice
Jazzie B on James Brown
30mins
BBC iPlayer

DJ, producer and Soul II Soul frontman Jazzie B champions musician James Brown, having spent time with the...

The Cold Swedish Winter

Radio Times Choice
Winter
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Comedy, by Danny Robins. Comedian Geoff emigrates from London to a tiny, cold village in northern Sweden after...

BBC Proms 2014

Radio Times Choice
Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton
135mins
BBC iPlayer

Another chance to hear last Sunday evening's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley. In...