On-demand recommendations

This month

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...

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

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The Berlin Airlift
45mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Local Stories

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Local Stories: The Nightclimbers of Cambridge
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Showcasing surprising and original stories from BBC Local Radio, beginning as BBC Radio Cambridgeshire reporter...

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

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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

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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

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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...

Recycled Radio

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Hell
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The show which uses previously broadcast recordings to explore broad human themes returns. Political cartoonist...

Graffiti: Kings on a Mission

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Graffiti: Kings on a Mission
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary investigating whether graffiti became an art form in 1970s New York as former practitioners revisit...

The Listeners

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The Listeners
30mins
BBC iPlayer

People who must listen carefully for their living speak about their work, explaining why it is about so much...

The World Tonight

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The World Tonight Special Including the Centenary Vigil
60mins
BBC iPlayer

David Eades presents from the Imperial War Museum in London to mark the centenary of the First World War. The...

Fry's English Delight

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Magic
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Stephen Fry returns to examine aspects of the English language, and begins by exploring its mysterious...