On-demand recommendations

This month

The Jacqueline Effect

The Jacqueline Effect
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Music journalist Helen Wallace tells the story of cellist Jacqueline Du Pre, whose brilliant career was cut...

Crossing Continents

The Harragas of Algeria
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Lucy Ash meets the `Harragas' of Algeria - young people who burn their identity papers and head north across the...

Lives in a Landscape

The Adoption Party
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Alan Dein highlights more unusual stories about ordinary people from around the nation, beginning by...

How to Have a Better Brain

Brain Drill
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Sian Williams presents a guide to boosting brain power, beginning by meeting neuroscientists whose...

The Reunion

Guantanamo Bay
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Sue MacGregor reunites former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg with his lawyer, a fellow ex-prisoner and the...

Late Night Woman's Hour

Late Night Woman's Hour
57mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Lauren Laverne introduces mischievous and unbridled conversation between studio guests on a range of...

Future Proofing

Life
43mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary in which Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson examine wider social and cultural implications of modern...

The Documentary

War and Words
55mins
BBC iPlayer

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Punt PI

The Murder of Hollywood Director William Desmond Taylor
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Steve Punt takes a look at suspects for the unsolved murder of director William Desmond Taylor, who...