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Wireless Nights

Wireless Nights
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Jarvis Cocker meets astronaut Chris Hadfield, famous for his rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity on the...

Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power

Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Melanie Chisholm explores the legacy of Ivy Benson, the leader of an all-girl swing band who rose to fame in the...

Speaking as a Member of the Public

Speaking as a Member of the Public
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Author, broadcaster and humourist Danny Wallace explores the history of the `vox populi', the journalistic style...

Networking Nation

Networks Are Everywhere
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Businesswoman Julia Hobsbawm, the world's first Professor of Networking, charts the development of...

A Century of Hope

Radio Times Choice
A Century of Hope
30mins
BBC iPlayer

American comedian Greg Proops presents a profile of Bob Hope, the British-born vaudeville performer who became a...

Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat

Radio Times Choice
Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Dave Howard finds out about the lives of young adult carers, and asks if there's enough support for those trying...

August Shines

Radio Times Choice
August Shines
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Following Lenny Henry's theatrical performance as Troy Maxson in August Wilson's Fences, the comedian travels to...

How to Dig a Grave

Radio Times Choice
How to Dig a Grave
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary in which Cathy FitzGerald sets out to learn about gravediggers, who exist in the popular imagination...

Short Cuts

Radio Times Choice
Rabbit Holes
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Josie Long showcases short and unusual documentaries from around the world, beginning with the tale...

Woman's Hour

Radio Times Choice
Woman's Hour
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Tim Dowling and his wife Sophie de Brandt launch a week of editions focusing on the reality of household chore...

From Inside - The Guildford Four

Radio Times Choice
From Inside - The Guildford Four
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Martin McNamara introduces readings from the letters of Paul Hill, one of the Guildford Four wrongfully...

Future Proofing

Radio Times Choice
The Descent of Man
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Writer Michael Smith explores the uncertain future of masculinity, asking if there will ever be a time when men...

Always the Bridesmaid

Radio Times Choice
Always the Bridesmaid
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Classical soprano singer Catherine Bott explores the world of the backing singer, talking to singer-songwriter...

Germany: Memories of a Nation

Radio Times Choice
The View from the Gate
15mins
BBC iPlayer

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...