On-demand recommendations

This month

At Home Abroad

Radio Times Choice
At Home Abroad
43mins
BBC iPlayer

People who have moved to Britain from other countries debate some of the issues they have encountered, revealing...

Suppose I Lose It

Radio Times Choice
Suppose I Lose It
38mins
BBC iPlayer

Joan Bakewell explores the concept of preparing for dementia and asks what a person might expect from the...

Death of an Orchestra

Radio Times Choice
Death of an Orchestra
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Alan Bennett explores the rise and fall of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, which ran from 1947 to 1955, and...

The Invisible Age

The Age Bomb
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Matthew Sweet asks the question of why people are so anxious about old age in an attempt to understand society's...

The Kingdom to Come

Radio Times Choice
The Kingdom to Come
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Peter Hennessy talks to senior figures in public life as he explores how further devolution in the wake of...

Heart and Soul

Radio Times Choice
Living Longer in Lovely Hill
28mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Sunday Feature

Sunday Feature: The Supernatural North
45mins
BBC iPlayer

As the dark winter nights draw in, thoughts turn to all things Northern - roaring fires and woolly jumpers,...

Becoming Myself: Gender Identity

Transmen
28mins
BBC iPlayer

The first of two documentaries exploring the phenomenon of gender dysphoria and analysing the heightened profile...

Blood, Sage and Grace

Radio Times Choice
Blood, Sage and Grace
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Journalist Grace Dent explores the life and work of writer, scholar and critic Lorna Sage, whose memoir Bad...

How to Hire a Master

Radio Times Choice
How to Hire a Master
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Jolyon Jenkins gains an insight into the hidden world of head-hunters, who are paid to search for high-profile...

Manchester: Alchemical City

Radio Times Choice
Beginnings
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Writer Jeanette Winterson charts her personal exploration of England's largest city in the north west. She...

Malcolm X in Oxford

Radio Times Choice
Malcolm X in Oxford
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Pembroke College history professor Stephen Tuck explores the story behind Malcolm X's visit to Oxford in...

To Rent or Not to Rent

Radio Times Choice
To Rent or Not to Rent
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Leah from Bristol, who would like to own a house rather than rent one, travels to Berlin to explore how and why...

Afghanistan: The Lessons of War

Radio Times Choice
Afghanistan: The Lessons of War
38mins
BBC iPlayer

Major General Andrew Mackay goes on a personal journey to examine what has been achieved by the 13-year campaign...

Lives in a Landscape

Radio Times Choice
The Horses of Holme Wood
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Return of the programme that tells the unusual stories of ordinary people around the country. In the...

Art School, Smart School

Radio Times Choice
Art School, Smart School
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Brian Eno, Grayson Perry and others reflect on the state of British art schools, which have produced some of the...

London Calling

Radio Times Choice
London Calling
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Aminatta Forna charts the life of 19th-century American author Jack London, who became renowned as a hard-living...

Holding Back the Sea

Radio Times Choice
Holding Back the Sea
28mins
BBC iPlayer

In December 2013, thousands of homes and businesses along Britain's east coast were flooded when the first of...