How much do the circumstances of your birth affect the person you become?
A 90-year-old remembers the night that marked the beginning of the Holocaust.
When someone takes their own life, how does it affect those left behind?
Writer Patricia Raybon's Christian faith defines her. Then her daughter converted to Islam
An epic telling of a ghastly war between gods and demons.
Real stories of how Religious Studies benefits students and young professionals.
Are people in Britain making up new beliefs as they abandon organised religion?
Shaunaka Rishi Das, an Irish-born Hindu and Director of the Oxford Centre of Hindu Studies, tells us how he has dealt with his wife's suicide by finding comfort in the Hindu idea that she was ‘on loan’ to him from God and eventually had to be returned.
By 1939, almost 4.5 million young women had enrolled in Hitler’s League of German Girls. Among them was Eva Sternheim-Peters. She tells Caroline Wyatt what the attraction of the League was – and why she and so many others fell for it.
After years of mental illness Guy Stagg embarked on a walk from Canterbury to Jerusalem, spending ten months on a 5,500 km medieval pilgrim route, a journey to the centre of the three Abrahamic faiths.
Emily talks frankly about her bi-polar, encouraging us all to be more open about our mental health.
In 1999, when war was raging in Kosovo, Ravinder Singh Sidhu decided that he wanted to carry the Sikh principles of selfless service and universal love beyond his own community.
Syrian police arrest a number of dead people in a cemetery. Laugh out loud, sharp intake of breath, or both? This is the sort of uncomfortable material produced by young Arab satirists.
An all-star cast of Neil Morrissey, Debbie McGee, Heather Small, Ed Byrne, Kate Bottley, Raphael Rowe and JJ Chalmers make a spiritual journey of a lifetime, travelling the famous medieval pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago.
David Suchet asks a seemingly simple question: can Jews, Christians and Muslims live together in peace? The search takes him to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, New York, and Belfast.
Writer and journalist Madeleine Bunting begins a week-long exploration of why attention has become a major social concern. Attention, she finds, is now big business...
Carol Cooke Eid grew up a Christian in Lebanon. Yet when she began to follow a religious path and later became a nun, she found herself making an extraordinary vow: to dedicate her life to her Muslim brothers and sisters.
Daniel Deng Abot was one of Southern Sudan’s ‘Lost Boys’. Eventually he moved to Australia. But he soon developed a strong sense that God was calling him to return to newly independent South Sudan.
Jemmar tells the story of how she went from hating how she looked, to a realisation of the injustices that made her feel that way, to proud acceptance of herself as a beautiful, working class, black young woman.
A tool to help teachers pronounce and understand a range of religious terms.
Sasha Chanoff is a humanitarian worker who was inspired by the story of his courageous and resourceful great-grandmother to work with refugees. And in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he faced a life-or-death choice.
Will genetic modification change us for the better or not? Watch short doc FUTURE HUMANS and join the discussion. Film narrated by the incredible Bonnie Wright.
At the heart of Bethlehem's old city sits a school that teaches local Palestinian Christians to become icon painters. Mark Dowd meets its founder, British iconographer Ian Knowles, and some of his Palestinian students to find out what it takes to paint an icon.
A young mum, disillusioned by the commercialisation of Christmas, writes an angry letter to Santa – but her world is turned upside down when the angel Gabriel arrives and asks for her help in assassinating the corrupt Mr Claus.
How do we get from Jesus to the great big church - all the great big churches - we have today in just ten minutes? Watch to find out.
Sixteen year old Lewis is a young man on a big mission to create a mega prom for teenagers who – like him – have missed out on their own school prom due to illness. Will he succeed?
During the Cold War it was difficult to know friend from foe; treacherous spies pervaded every corner of MI5 and MI6. The very best of them hid in plain sight, and none were more blatant than Guy Burgess.
Tanwen talks openly about coping with the loss of her father.
A comedy drama about Ryan and Natalie - two young people struggling through their first sexual encounter, and having to deal with each other's expectations, a shiny trumpet and way too many cats.
Babar Ahmad spent 8 years in UK prisons fighting extradition to the US on terrorism charges.
Gay Irish Catholic Simon wants to marry his boyfriend Matthew, who is Jewish. This is his quest to find out if Judaism is more tolerant of homosexuality.
Starring Broadchurch actor Joe Sims, this modern day take on the Easter story has all the traditional twists and turns, emotion and intrigue. One year on, what's the truth behind the fictional West Trent tragedy? And who was responsible?
A short comedy drama about love, muscles and a lot of eating.
A British military chaplain and a young former conscript from Argentina revisit their memories of the Falklands War – and come face to face for the first time to try to make sense of the questions the war poses for each man’s faith. Kati Whitaker reports.
Scottish teenager Iona is facing the biggest international competition of her life: the World Junior Surf Championship. Determined to not let herself or her country down, will Iona master the treacherous waters and come home a champion?
How Islam began in under ten minutes? Not a problem.
A drama about social media which imagines the internet as an infinite theatre, with all eyes on you.
Vin Ray examines how drones are fundamentally changing the face of warfare – and what ethical, legal and psychological issues they bring in their wake.
Presenters Alison Hilliard and Gogglebox’s Revd Kate Bottley guide us through a variety of Christian groups across Britain, showing how they celebrate Christmas.
Charles Adesina goes on a personal exploration of what it means to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in the world’s most homophobic continent.
Writers of Channel 4’s hit drama ‘Humans’ and Artificial Intelligence experts joint forces to plan the construction of our very own android. What rights should it have? Can we baptise it? Or even have sex with it?
Thanksgiving is a celebration of the colonisation of America; but the story of the pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock is rife with struggle and doubt.
What are the differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims? When Fatimah (a Shia Muslim) stops to help Abubakr (a Sunni Muslim) recover from his asthma attack, they get talking. Then the argument begins.
Abdul-Rehman Malik visits Rome with a group of budding Muslim leaders, taking in some of the Catholic world’s most important sites and meeting ordinary and not-so-ordinary Catholics – including an irrepressible cloistered nun.
Zubeida Malik meets three Sunni-Shia couples to find out how strongly the differences between the two main branches of Islam are playing themselves out in domestic settings, against the backdrop of a widening political rift in the Middle East.
Church services streamed live to care homes every sunday.
In Nigeria, Mike Wooldridge meets two female community leaders – a Christian and a Muslim – who have decided to join hands against sectarian strife.
Mike Wooldridge meets a man who had to leave his career, wealth and home behind to come to Britain as a refugee – all because of his faith.
Mike Wooldridge meets the man who had achieved fame and fortune as the rapper G Dep – and then turned himself in for a cold-case killing.
An immersive, experiential film about the deaf world, with its unique humour and culture – a world which most of us rarely encounter.
Mike Wooldridge begins a series featuring people who have faced impossibly difficult dilemmas. In this episode, the man who accepted a live liver donation from his brother – only to see him die less than a week later.
The Fall tells the remarkable story of a South African barefoot runner, an American track and field prodigy and a journey behind the events of one of the most memorable moments in sporting history at the 1984 L.A. Olympics.
BAFTA-winning drama telling the story of a British refugee family fleeing a fictional conflict, through the eyes of a young girl.
Vin Ray hears from police and army officers who have to break the most difficult news of all to unsuspecting families: the news a loved one has died.
Charlie and her favourite soft toy (and best friend) Blue introduce primary-aged children to the religions of the world!
Author and journalist Madeleine Bunting examines different ways of understanding care and why, however one comes to it, care is in crisis.
Sometimes shocking, yet ultimately heart-warming, this emotionally charged series follows 16 unique families during their search for their birth family.
For the first time, viewers are given front row seats to MP David Lammy’s Tottenham surgery – one of the busiest there is, in perhaps the most infamous borough in the UK.
Brilliant comedy animation telling the story of how Krishna got his revenge on King Kans.
Isaac isn’t a typical teen: he suffers from Asperger’s but overcomes his identity issues with a unique dress sense – and now wants to win a slot at Brighton Fashion week.
BAFTA-nominated documentary about an inspiring young nurse striving to reconcile her faith with her sexuality.
Ten years on from the 7/7 London bombings, four people reflect on their experiences of the day.
Mark Dowd speaks with a present-day mother who has had to endure the knowledge that her son was in danger of execution, and then had to learn to live with his very public and brutal killing. She is Diane Foley, whose son, US journalist James Foley, was beheaded by Islamic State in Syria in August 2014.
This is the story of the enigmatic traitor who traded secrets with the Soviet Union, and made a death defying escape – triggering an international manhunt.
From the upmarket resident who dresses in Victorian clothing to the cabbie living in social housing, this is an intimate portrait of the characters who live, work and play in one of London's most famous areas.
Madeleine Bunting asks what gaps have been left by the disappearance of Christian values and ideas which have dominated 2,000 years of Western history. What has been gained – and lost?
An EU funded research project exploring ways to improve the transfer of data across internet infrastructures.
A tapestry of dramatized diaries of people from different countries – from schoolgirls to soldiers – who experienced World War I.
Nelufar Hedayat explores the astonishing events of Christmas 1914, when British and German soldiers put down their weapons and exchanged simple gifts, and what they mean today – for the children and grandchildren of those who took part, and for youngsters hearing the story for the first time.
The history and science of the use of hypnosis in medicine.
GREAT WAR DIARIES reveals the simple human experience of 1914-18, unsullied by historical interpretation.
This film gains fascinating and extremely rare insight into a controlled world, through the eyes of a young British Mormon, dedicated to serving his Church.
In the week after Easter, in conjunction with publishers Hodder & Stoughton and Biblica, CTVC launches NIV Audio Bible: Read by David Suchet.
Roger Bolton and Emma Barnett present a series of hustings from Methodist Central Hall.
Tunisian journalist Mounira Chaieb examines what is at the root of Oman’s unusual attitude to other faiths, and how far exactly it goes: why do Christian interest groups abroad claim that there is “severe persecution”?
Actor David Suchet is in search of one of the most puzzling characters in history.
Forgiveness is viewed negatively by those who think of it as a bit like crying in public; and positively by those who think of it as means of healing rifts and of personally ‘moving on’. Five different speakers tackle the subject.
Archaeologist Dr. Jeff Rose tells the remarkable stories of the Bible Hunters – bold adventurers who gained notoriety while risking life and limb to uncover the earliest bible texts.
Julie, Hattie and Reece are determined to become Paralympians and show their disabilities haven’t held them back – but the competition to reach Rio is fiercer than they could have ever imagined.
Together with Northern Ireland based production company, Green Inc, CTVC produced a series of films for BBC One′s 'The One Show'. The reports – 'My Big Decision' – explored a wide range of sensitive ethical and moral decisions made by the public.
Kim Philby was the quintessential English spy; he was ‘one of us’. But suspicions grew of his loyalty – then one day he fled: he was a soviet spy all along.
The division between Sunnis and Shias is almost as old as Islam itself – and although the two share many beliefs and practices, most members of either sect know little about each other.
Over an 18 month period, BAFTA award winning director Jessie Versluys followed the remarkable work of Victim Support’s National Homicide Team, as they worked with people who have been bereaved by murder.
In 2011, Jennifer Mills-Westley, a 60-year-old British grandmother, was attacked and publicly beheaded in broad daylight in Tenerife.
The year 1907 found Dr John Watson with the world at his feet. But his public and private lives collided, and his academic career ended prematurely. Louisa Foxe begins Dr John Watson's riches-to-rags story among revealing correspondence in the archives of the university.
Actor David Suchet sets off on a personal journey across the Mediterranean world, investigating the epic story of a man he has long been fascinated by because of this faith.
This Cutting Edge film, which has unprecedented access to those closest to Brady, charts his ongoing attempts to influence and control those around him.
Torture is practised worldwide. John Sweeney, previous winner of an Amnesty award for a Radio 4 documentary on torture, investigates its current extent, variety, and motivation - asking where and why?
After a catastrophic stroke, Tony Nicklinson was left utterly paralysed. Only able to communicate via a computer controlled by his eyes, Tony wants to die, but he cannot kill himself without help – and anyone who did that would be committing murder.
Doubt; in politics, science, and religion, even oneself.
Tommy leads the EDL; Sayful leads an extremist group of Muslims – these leaders and groups collide on the streets of Luton in a series of headline-grabbing national protests.
Six young teenagers from estates around North London run a very unusual business from a skip – but can they turn a profit?
John Sweeney takes a look at Stalin's great famine of the 1930s and investigates the truth-tellers and the cover-up artists.
Famed for telling the backstories to religious art, here we meet the ‘real’ Wendy who talks frankly and humorously about her life – and death for the first time.
In summer 2010 a global controversy erupted when a US Muslim property developer tried to construct a mosque at the site of the 9/11 terror attacks: this is his story.
An EU funded research project exploring REal and Virtual Engagement in Realistic Immersive Environments - Funded by EU FP7
Over the weekend of August 12 and 13, 1961, the Russians began erecting the Berlin Wall. Now, 50 years on from that weekend, BBC journalist Gerry Northam puts that momentous weekend in its political context.
Useful Idiots is a phrase ascribed to Lenin. It refers to men and women, mostly intellectuals, who give support and credibility to dictators and dictatorships.
Six short films with Kate and Gerry McCann as they continue the search for their missing daughter.
Nine of the world’s leading Biblical experts re-examine the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and investigate the sites of his most crucial experiences.