On-demand recommendations

This month

King Albert's Book

King Albert's Book
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. In 1914 novelist and playwright Hall Caine invited princes, statesmen, churchmen, authors, political...

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

Radio Times Choice
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

Radio Times Choice
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...