On-demand recommendations

This month

Open Country

Elmley Nature Reserve
25mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. The return of the programme charting rural life around Britain, beginning as Helen Mark explores the...

In a Nutshell

Radio Times Choice
In a Nutshell
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Poet Simon Armitage travels to Baltimore, Maryland, to visit the medical examiner's office to investigate the...

Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary

Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Poet Lemn Sissay explores Cab Calloway's Hepster's dictionary, a guide to the inventive jive slang spoken in the...

Voices of the First World War

First Impressions
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Dan Snow brings together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museum and the BBC to...

Across the Board

Across the Board
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Dominic Lawson conducts more interviews over games of chess, this time taking on the world's...

Sunday Feature

Sunday Feature: The Gospel According to Joan
45mins
BBC iPlayer

In the centenary year of her birth, theatre director Joan Littlewood is remembered by those who knew her best....

Cerys Goes Under Milk Wood

Cerys Goes Under Milk Wood
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Welsh singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews listens to her uncle Colin Edwards' collection of rare recordings made by...

Cuba Offline

Radio Times Choice
Cuba Offline
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Nick Baker and Anglo-Cuban journalist Arnaldo Hernandez Diaz investigate how the Caribbean country of Cuba is...

Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power

Radio Times Choice
Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Melanie Chisholm explores the legacy of Ivy Benson, the leader of an all-girl swing band who rose to fame in the...

Speaking as a Member of the Public

Radio Times Choice
Speaking as a Member of the Public
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Author, broadcaster and humourist Danny Wallace explores the history of the `vox populi', the journalistic style...

Networking Nation

Radio Times Choice
Networks Are Everywhere
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Businesswoman Julia Hobsbawm, the world's first Professor of Networking, charts the development of...

A Century of Hope

Radio Times Choice
A Century of Hope
30mins
BBC iPlayer

American comedian Greg Proops presents a profile of Bob Hope, the British-born vaudeville performer who became a...