David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Vanessa Kisuule.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
New research on how society works
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts
Explorations in the world of science.
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.