Stephen Fry explores language. He looks at our desire to entertain and explain through stories, and why any attempt at formula is doomed to fail. Show more
Documentary series focusing on language. Stephen Fry seeks to uncover the origins of language and how and why we are the only species on the planet to have this gift. Show more
Documentary series. Stephen Fry argues that the way we speak defines us above all - be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation. Show more
Documentary series. Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication, and that slang and jargon can both aid and thwart clarity. Show more
Stephen Fry looks at the written word, starting with the earliest form of writing - cuneiform, and ending with the modern inventions of blogging and twittering. Show more
Offering a female perspective on the world. Jane Garvey explores freedom of expression and the ban on the burqa in France with Myriam Francois-Cerrah and Tehmina Kazi. Show more
Includes Reese Witherspoon talking about her new film Wild, Sport England's new advertisting campaign to encourage more women to take part in sport, and music from Laura Doggett. Show more
Sian Williams and Richard Coles with composer Debbie Wiseman and the Inheritance Tracks of Griff Rhys Jones. Show more
Historian Fern Riddell and composer Debbie Wiseman on why the piano is essentially erotic while psychologist Frank Tallis and Tiffany Watt Smith explore obsessive love. Show more
Crime drama. After a hoax callout, a volunteer in the Lighthaven lifeboat crew drowns. Jane suspects foul play, but Davey is sceptical. Show more
Period drama series. Father Brown is drawn into the shady world of boxing when a local fighter is found dead in suspicious circumstances.
Period drama series. When a local writer is murdered, Father Brown must delve into her infamous novel Lulu and Lucia for inspiration.
Period drama series. When an old foe tells him that she has arranged the death of her former lover, Father Brown soon finds himself blamed for the murder.
Period drama series. Past and present collide when Father Brown investigates the macabre world of dollhouse crime scenes.
Period drama series. When Mrs McCarthy's goddaughter goes missing, Father Brown follows her trail to a risque gentlemen's club.
Period drama series. When Mrs McCarthy takes over the running of the mobile library, Father Brown discovers a shocking secret. Show more
Period drama series. Father Brown must investigate a 300-year-old secret hidden in a university in order to save an old friend.
Period drama series. Flambeau enlists Father Brown's help to steal the pope's coronation gift to the Queen of England.
Period drama series. Father Brown is trapped in a derelict building when a former music hall comedian swears revenge.
Drama series based on the stories of GK Chesterton. Father Brown investigates the poisoning of a former hangman, while romance is in the air for Mrs McCarthy.