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Episode 4

Miles Jupp chews the headline fat with Jeremy Hardy, Zoe Lyons, Helen Lewis and Vicki Pepperdine. Producer: Hayley Sterling A BBC Studios Production.


Finn and Alice look at a very important part of word building – suffixes


Pip goes in search of the truth, and has Alistair bitten off more than he can chew?

Trump Travel Ban

Today we’re looking at the latest US travel ban, some of the dismay it’s provoked among business leaders. Donald Trump has pronounced his executive order temporarily barring entry to nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries a great success. But opponents are aiming to strike back…

30th January 17: What Does the K Stand For? (Series 3, Ep 1)

Sitcom about comedian Stephen K Amos’s teenage years in 1980s South London. Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos. This week Stephen takes his first steps into working life. Starring Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, Frances Barber, Bola Okun, Emerald Crankson, Karen…


Lilian wants to hear all, and Toby has got places to be.

Making Faces

Shamain Faruque is one of the most well known bridal make-up artists in Pakistan. Shamain’s salon is filled with nervous brides waiting their turn. Some sleep on sofas with their full bridal hair in place as families concern themselves with every conceivable detail. Weddings are…

Social Genetics

The genes of unrelated others can influence our health and behaviour. New research suggests the genetic makeup of our partners can have a profound influence on our lives. Scientists have quantified genetic influence, in mice at present but the plan is to try to extend…

The Wait Is Over: Japan get a Sumo Champion

Formula One has new owners, who want to expand and modernise the sport. So could it become truly global, and feature a race in Africa, the only continent without a Grand Prix. It’s hard to think of a country as obsessed with one sport as…

Philip Glass at 80, Britten Exhibition, Alpesh Chauhan

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch As the BBC Symphony Orchestra marks the 80th birthday of the American composer Philip Glass with an Immersion Day at the Barbican in London, Music Matters brings together two of Glass’ working companions to reveal life on the inside of his…