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This is a list of our main productions for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and BBC Radio 3. Click on the titles for more information.

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Hope Speaks Out     Meet the refugees behind the microphones of Germany’s pioneering Refugee Radio Network (1 x 27′)


The Secret History of Yoga   The extraordinary multicultural roots of modern yoga practice (1 x 28′)


Online Shopping, Indian Style How Indians are embracing the online shopping revolution (1 x 28′)


Sugar, Saris and Green Bananas The bitter-sweet history of Indian indentured labourers on the British sugar plantations of the Caribbean  (2 x 28′)


Reclaiming the Swastika The long and diverse history of swastika symbols  (1 x 28′)


The War Widows of Afghanistan British and Afghan women whose husbands died fighting the Taliban share their stories  (1 x 28′)


India Uncorrupted?   Can the radical new “Party of the Common People” clean up Indian politics?  (1 x 28′)


Bengal to Baker Street in 80 Paintings   The work of India’s pioneering modern artist Jamini Roy  (1 x 28′)


Lights, Camera, Akshun!   The surprising British roots of early Indian cinema  (1 x 28′)


Creative Forces  Dawn French and Juliet Stevenson explore their military upbringing  (1 x 28′)


Surgical Cuts   A world-class Bangalore hospital that’s pioneering cost-efficient healthcare (1 x 28′)


Designing the Impossible  The surreal world of designer Nelly Ben Hayoun  (1 x 28′)


Jugaad: The Rise of Frugal Innovation   Why Indian ingenuity borne out of scarcity could soon be going global   (1 x 28′)


Digital Folk    Musical gems from the new online English folk song archive  (1 x 28′)


One Billion Digitally Identified Indians   India’s ambitious & controversial biometric identity program examined (1 x 28′)


Broken Paradise  Powerful poetry from Sri Lanka’s civil war  (1 x 28′)


Hollywood on the Tiber A history of Rome’s famous film studios (1 x 28′)


The Future is Halal   Navid Akhtar investigates the global rise in products and services aimed at Muslim consumers  (1 x 37′)


My Heart is in the East   Miri Rubin celebrates Yehuda Halevi, the most famous of Hebrew poets   (1 x 28′)


Madam Mao’s Golden Oldies  Anna Chen revisits the Chinese Cultural Revolution model operas (1 x 28′)


Hobson Jobson: A Very English Enterprise  Poet Daljit Nagra explores the famous dictionary of the British Raj  (1 x 28′)


Move Over Wodehouse  How to become a bestseller in India  (1 x 28′)


Word For Word  The history of verbatim theatre in Britain (1 x 28′)


How Folk Songs Should be Sung  Ewan MacColl’s notorious 60s’ cultural experiment  (1 x 28′)


Dexter and Dodd  Crime writer Colin Dexter and comedian Ken Dodd entertain each other   (1 x 28′)


Antarcticans  5 scientists recall their stay on the world’s most southerly continent   (5 x 14′)


St Ives & Me Anna Chen explores the artists’ haven in Cornwall  (1 x 28′)


The Little Black Fish That Created Big Waves A famous Iranian children’s story with a powerful political message (1 x 28′)


Stories from Notting Hill  A history of the Notting Hill Carnival  (5 x 14′)


Tagore at 150  A celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore  (1 x 28′)


Schumacher’s Big Society  Jonathon Porritt revisits the work of “Small is Beautiful” author E.F. Schumacher  (1 x 37′)


Blogging Against Bribery  Can the internet help reduce corruption in India?  (1 x 28′)


Man vs God  The radical poetry of Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Iqbal  (1 x 28′)


Plumbers & Penguins  How new recruits fared during their first year working in Antarctica  (1 x 28′)


A Legend Before Slumdog  The hugely popular music of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman  (1 x 28′)


The New Global Indians   How a new elite of Indians are making it big abroad  (3 x 28′)


Character Assassins  Why do authors kill off their literary creations?  (1 x 28′)


Chopsticks at Dawn  Why is Chinese music so parodied by western musicians?  (1 x 28′)


Sacred Election: Lessons from the biggest democracy in the world Behind the scenes of an Indian general election  (1 x 37′)


A Celestial Star in Piccadilly Hollywood legend Anna Mae Wong’s career in Britain  (1 x 28′)


Darwin Songs  An original musical project to celebrate Charles Darwin – in song  (1 x 28′)


Black Screen Britain  Pioneering black actors and directors in British television and film drama (2 x 28′)


Chinese in Britain  A unique history of Chinese migration and settlement in Britain (10 x 14′)


A Sunparched Country How Australia is facing up to climate change  (5 x 14′)


Bridging the Morphine Gap    Bringing pain relief to millions of dying people in India  (1 x 28′)


The Drawings on the Wall   Deciphering prehistoric rock art around Europe  (5 x 14′)


Nusrat Was My Elvis  Navid Akhtar pays tribute to his musical hero Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  (1 x 28′)


I’m a Muslim, Get me out of here!  Is Islamophobia forcing British Muslims to emigrate? (1 x 28′)


The Other Mobiles  The evolution of the mobile disc jockey  (1 x 28′)


Bush Lessons   A young English teacher’s experiences in South Africa  (3 x 14′)


An Indian in Bloomsbury   Mulk Raj Anand, founding father of Indian literature in English  (1 x 28′)


Christmas Spirits   A spooky tale of Christmas ghosts  (1 x 28′)


Keeping it in the Family  Westminster politicians who are themselves the children of politicians  (3 x 14′)


Beyond the Takeaway  British Born Chinese (BBCs) talk about their lives  (5 x 14′)


The Flight of Tiny Feet  3 children’s stories of escape from the Japanese invasion of Burma  (1 x 28′)


New Shoots, Old Tips A second series of witty and wise horticultural advice dug up from the past  (5 x 14′)


e-Villages  Pioneering uses of the internet in villages of the Indian subcontinent  (5 x 14′)


Bone in the Kebab 25 years of theatre reflecting the stories of the Asian presence in Britain (2 x 28′)


Crossing the Black Waters  The history of the English East India Company  (3 x 28′)


What Grandad Did in the Dark  Noah Zerdin’s public experiments to prove life after death  (1 x 28′)


Frozen in Time  The stories revealed by abandoned cabins on the icy wastes of Antarctica  (1 x 28′)


From Telford to the Stream of Dragons A Shropshire woman on a quest to meet her long-lost sisters in China  (1 x 28′)


New Shoots, Old Tips Funny and surprisingly useful gardening advice from the past  (4 x 14′)


Like Another Mahabharata  The contribution of over 1 million Indian soldiers in WW1  (1 x 28′)


Imperial Gardens How former empires took their garden designs to the countries they ruled  (3 x 28′)


Grandmothers’ Footsteps   2 young children accompany their grandmothers to their respective childhood homes in India and the Scottish Highlands (2 x 28′)


Parents Too  Disabled people share their experiences of parenthood    (6 x 10′)


Who’s Fit to be a Parent?  How far should the state intervene in family life?   (1 x 39′)