Andy Johnson investigates how the Forest of Bowland holds the key to the survival of the hen harrier in England. Jamie Coulson reports on the drug problems in Hebden Bridge. Show more
Andy Johnson investigates how a search for sunken treasure lost investors thousands of pounds. Jacey Normand meets Christopher Eccleston on the set of his new BBC drama Accused. Show more
The region's worst routes for potholes, the American popularity of the late Redwall author Brian Jacques, and how a Manchester man hopes to change the fortunes of a football club. Show more
Stuart Maconie talks to Guy Garvey of Mercury Prize winners Elbow about the band's new album, their upcoming tour, and why the North West will always be their home and inspiration. Show more
Andy Johnson meets some of the North West's returning regiments. Stuart Maconie profiles Delia Darbyshire, who created the Dr Who theme. And Jacey Normand reports on Bentley. Show more
Jacey Normand follows a specialist team at a Manchester hospital - one of only five units in the country - who are fighting to save the lives of swine flu victims. Show more
Richard Askam delves into new Liverpool FC owner John Henry's personality, Oliver Wilson meets racing legend Stirling Moss, and Stuart Maconie concludes his walking adventure. Show more
Paul McCartney performs a selection of old Beatles hits plus newer solo songs at the Roundhouse in London.
The role police commissioners will undertake. The Todmorden community using public spaces to grow fruit and veg. And why has the North West produced so many world-class poets? Show more
Broadcaster Stuart Maconie takes a wry look at the effect of the Beeching railway cuts in the 1960s, and asks how much they are to blame for traffic problems in the North West.
An investigation into the dangers of cheap tattoo kits. Plus, the disabled Remploy workers looking for work, and Stuart Maconie discovers the local origins of the Quaker movement. Show more
An investigation into the UK visas that people pay thousands of pounds for but never arrive. Plus, child abduction - the parents fighting for justice in a tug of love. Show more
It's 30 years since The Smiths changed the face of British pop with their debut single Hand In Glove. Tim Samuels examines their enduring place in the hearts of their fans. Show more
The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Alexander Armstrong and guest panellists Reginald D Hunter and Stuart Maconie.
Alexander Armstrong presents a celebrity writers edition of the quiz, with guests including Charlie Higson, Rachel Johnson, Robert Harris, Gill Hornby and Jenny Colgan. Show more
Documentary in which Stuart Maconie reveals how exotic discoveries from the time of empire influenced and reshaped the north west's towns and cities. Show more
Stuart Maconie looks at the effect of the Beeching railway cuts in the 1960s and asks how much they are to blame for today's traffic problems in the North West.
Stuart Maconie follows in the footsteps of legendary Lake District fell walker Alfred Wainwright. And Andy Johnson reports on a unique life swap in Blackburn. Show more
Jacey Normand reports on the fortune in art currently owned by regional authorities. And John Amaechi looks at the role the Northwest played in the fight for gay rights. Show more
Jacey Normand investigates why the North West has such a large alcohol problem, and Nichola Dixon samples some of the region's oldest recipes. Show more