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.
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits that might change the way we think about food, cooking and eating. An expert panel answers audience questions.
Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
The programme that offers a female perspective on the world.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
New research on how society works
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.
Science news and highlights of the week
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