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Creation Date January 20th, 2021
Updated Date Updated May 5th, 2023
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  1. True crime

  2. A young woman is murdered in a frenzied knife attack. Outside, a man is crying and covered in blood. What happens next almost defies belief. Yes, this really did happen…
  3. Mayday: When James Le Mesurier fell to his death he left behind a tangle of truths and lies.
  4. A stolen daughter, a grieving mother and a real life search for the truth. Join BBC Journalist Sue Mitchell and former soldier Rob Lawrie in the race to find a little girl taken.
  5. A triple murder. 40 hours of tape recordings. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. Bob Dylan wrote a song about him. Hollywood made a movie. This is the full story.
  6. When a child goes missing there is one thing worse than finding a body – and that’s not finding a body.
  7. Unravelling the strange death of a man who seemed to have everything to live for. Was it suicide, as the police said, or something more sinister? Mick Morton investigates.
  8. Mortician Carla Valentine takes you from the mortuary to the scene of a crime to find out how a body got to her slab.
  9. Peta and Chris are in paradise - they sail into hell. Why does it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect: Silas Duane Boston? A BBC 5 Live podcast investigating their murders.
  10. A body is found on the moor, with no clue as to who the man was. And he died from poisoning. Who is he? Why was he there? Jon Manel follows the police inquiry for BBC Radio 4.
  11. How a toddler was snatched by two teenage girls in a busy High Street store.
  12. A famous Olympic coach charged with child sexual abuse never stood trial. Instead, he vanished. Reporter Mark Horgan travels across Ireland, the UK and the US on his trail.
  13. The story of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer - a criminal who smelted the gold from the Brink's-Mat bullion robbery and went on to mastermind the biggest time share fraud in history.
  1. Investigative journalism

  2. Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness.
  3. The story of David Koresh: the prophet whose cult in Waco, Texas preached an apocalypse – and the 30 Britons taken in by his message.
  4. The rise and fall of Anna Delvey, who conned New York high society into believing that she was a multi-millionaire heiress. Vicky Baker and Chloe Moss dig deeper into the scandal.
  5. This podcast is now the subject of a legal complaint by Nicole Daedone, Rachel Cherwitz, OneTaste Incorporated, the Institute of OM LLC and OM IP Co.
  6. A window into our world - investigating, exploring and telling stories from everywhere. Original BBC documentary storytelling, bringing the globe to your ears.
  7. An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century.
  8. Hackers, North Korea and billions of dollars. Lazarus returns – in fact, the criminals never went away. Pyongyang denies involvement. Season 2 begins at an ATM, possibly near you.
  9. Seeking to separate fact from fiction, the multi award-winning series returns. Josh Baker investigates the divisive story of Shamima Begum.
  10. A live investigation: Two murders, one fugitive and a hunter tracking down the target.
  1. Comedy

  2. Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
  3. Tom Neenan is a man. But he's also one of the Good Guys. His podcast will examine, explore, and maybe end all social injustice by explaining how you can be as good a guy as he is.
  4. A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.
  5. Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.
  6. Alison Spittle, Kerry Katona and listeners share their funniest, most embarrassing stories - the bad stuff that makes you feel good.
  7. Elis James and John Robins with big laughs and top quality #content. Email: [email protected] #elisandjohn
  8. This is Stephen Frys influential BBC Radio 4 comedy series starring Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent. Dive into the complete first series of Saturday Night Fry the fragrance-free show with no additives or artificial colours with S
  1. Society & Culture

  2. A series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.
  3. Seriously is home to the world’s best audio documentaries and podcast recommendations, and host Vanessa Kisuule brings you two fascinating new episodes every week.
  4. Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world.
  5. Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
  6. The programme that explains the present by exploring the past.
  7. Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
  8. Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
  9. Leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond, themed across a week - insight, opinion and intellectual surprise.
  10. Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world. Produced in partnership with the British Museum.
  11. “I still love him and I miss him.” Losing the thing you are most sure of and coming out the other side - a story about life, love and loss. A 12-part memoir by Sophie Townsend.
  12. Everyone has their own story…in this podcast they Tell It.
  13. Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
  14. Personal stories from across England - each week, a new theme. Becca Bryers is your guide to the colourful characters and emotional experiences which make up a diverse country.
  15. Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
  16. Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.