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This month

Always the Bridesmaid

Radio Times Choice
Always the Bridesmaid
30mins
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Classical soprano singer Catherine Bott explores the world of the backing singer, talking to singer-songwriter...

Germany: Memories of a Nation

The View from the Gate
15mins
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Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, examines 600 years of German history through objects, with a...

Joan Littlewood and the People's Theatre

Radio Times Choice
Joan Littlewood and the People's Theatre
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Richard Eyre, former director of the National Theatre, explores the influential life and work of theatre...

The Life Scientific

Radio Times Choice
Brian Cox
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Jim Al-Khalili talks to physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox about his passion for the laws that govern...

Four Women Poets Today

Radio Times Choice
Four Women Poets Today
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Peggy Reynolds follows up on a 1992 debate she hosted with four relatively unknown female poets about gender and...

My Family and Other Ibex

Radio Times Choice
My Family and Other Ibex
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Chemist and Broadcaster Andrea Sella returns to the mountainous Italian landscape of his childhood to see how...

Don't Log Off

Radio Times Choice
Enduring Love
28mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Alan Dein uncovers the real-life dramas behind people's social networking profiles. In the first...

Media and the Middle East

Radio Times Choice
Media and the Middle East
45mins
BBC iPlayer

John Lloyd, contributing editor of the Financial Times, investigates the many ways the media has covered the...

Andy Warhol: Time Regained

Radio Times Choice
Andy Warhol: Time Regained
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Lenny Henry visits Pittsburgh, USA to witness the opening of Andy Warhol's mysterious artwork known as the Time...

Great Lives

Radio Times Choice
Stella Rimington on Dorothy L Sayers
27mins
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Crime writer and former director of MI5 Stella Rimington joins Matthew Parris to nominate fellow author Dorothy...

Build and Be Damned

Radio Times Choice
Build and Be Damned
28mins
BBC iPlayer

David Wighton examines how the Victorians made many infrastructure innovations such as railways, sewers and...

The Lost Genius of Judee Sill

Radio Times Choice
The Lost Genius of Judee Sill
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Ruth Barnes explores the life, loves and music of singer-songwriter Judee Sill, a forgotten legend of the Laurel...

The Philosopher's Arms

Radio Times Choice
Enhancement
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Matthew Sweet returns with another run of philosophical debates held in a pub, asking regulars,...

The Reunion

Radio Times Choice
James Bond
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Sue MacGregor reunites actor Roger Moore with key figures from the James Bond films, in which he starred from...

No More Heroes

Radio Times Choice
No More Heroes
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Angie Hobbs explores how the very nature of the image of the hero has transformed over millennia. Beginning with...