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20190109Personal trainer and author Alice Liveing investigates what orthorexia is.

Music, culture and life.

20190116Reece Parkinson introduces Nimz - a single, black Muslim who is looking for a date.

Music, culture and life.

Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

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20190227Jaguar sits in for Reece and introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

10 Moments That Made Plan B20170601MistaJam looks at ten defining moments from Plan B's life and career to date.

Music, culture and life.

10 Moments That Made Wiley20161108DJ Target picks out ten defining moments from Wiley's life and career to date...

Music, culture and life.

10 Years To Save The Planet, Part 120200406Erin Curtis is 16, from Glasgow, and a member of the Scottish Youth Climate Strikes and UK Youth Strike 4 Climate Network.

In this first episode, Erin shares how she became part of the movement and why she feels it's so crucial to take a stand. Meanwhile, she and her fellow students are planning the biggest global climate strike ever. During the protest, Erin has to deliver a speech in front of a ten thousand strong crowd in Glasgow. She shares her fears and her approach. Can she do it?

A year in the life of Erin Curtis, a member of Scotland's Youth Climate Movement.

Music, culture and life.

10 Years To Save The Planet, Part 220200413Erin Curtis is 16, from Glasgow, and a member of the Scottish Youth Climate Strikes and UK Youth Strike 4 Climate Network.

The global strike kicks off a week of activities and Erin is exhausted. Erin's eco activism was inspired by a love of marine biology. She takes us to her favourite beach which is full of stories and discoveries. But now exams are looming and she has to make a difficult decision, so she talks to her friends and asks them for advice.

A year in the life of Erin Curtis, a member of Scotland's Youth Climate Movement.

Music, culture and life.

10 Years To Save The Planet, Part 32020040520200420 (R1)Erin and her fellow activists feel that the older generations are failing young people and it's more important than ever to speak up and have your voice heard as a young person.

She connects with Helena Gualinga, a 17 year old striker who grew up deep in the Amazon rainforest as part of the Sarayaku community. Erin also goes to Scottish parliament to discuss her group’s demands and find out what's being done to ensure Scotland becomes carbon neutral. With April's global climate strike cancelled, Erin and her fellow activists in Scotland have to take drastic action.

A year in the life of Erin Curtis, a member of Scotland's Youth Climate Movement.

Music, culture and life.

She connects with Helena Gualinga, a 17 year old striker who grew up deep in the Amazon rainforest as part of the Sarayaku community. Erin also goes to Scottish parliament to discuss her group’s demands and find out what's being done to ensure Scotland becomes carbon neutral. With April's global climate strike cancelled, Erin and her fellow activists in Scotland have to take drastic action.

2016: What Just Happened?20161213Rick Edwards takes an irreverent look back at the key political happenings of 2016.

Music, culture and life.

24 Hours20160308Three stories of young people facing the most important 24 hours of their lives.

Music, culture and life.

A History Of Hustle2017081320171003 (R1)
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Meet hip hop's biggest hustlers - where it's all about the business and the brand.

Music, culture and life.

A History Of Hustle20180104Meet hip hop's biggest hustlers - where it's all about the business and the brand.
About Bloody Time2018121920190313 (R1)Meet the young activists united in their passion to tackle period poverty.

Music, culture and life.

Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

Addicted To Dating Apps20160223Newsbeat's Rick Kelsey explores the use of dating apps in the UK.

Music, culture and life.

Annie Mac's Summer Of Dance20160913Go behind the scenes with Annie Mac at some of the events of summer 2016!

Music, culture and life.

Anorexia: A Boy In A Girl's World20160510Charles is a 17-year-old boy suffering from anorexia, Radio 1's Newsbeat tells his story.

Music, culture and life.

Babymetal: Wembley To Tokyo2016050320160621 (R1)Dev heads to Tokyo to investigate the phenomenal rise of Japanese band Babymetal.

Music, culture and life.

Beating Addiction20190410
Beauty And The Deceased: 1. Making Up The Dead20200608Raegan is a funeral director, and part of her job involves putting make-up on those who have passed away.

In this episode, Raegan takes us through when her passion for doing make-up first began, how she got into working in funeral care, and the moment she saw a deceased person for the very first time.

Raegan also takes us on a tour of her office, which includes meeting her twenty three year old colleague Claire, learning about unique funeral plans and revealing some popular misconceptions about what her role entails.

Raegan is a Funeral Director who makes corpses look beautiful at their funeral.

Music, culture and life.

Beauty And The Deceased: 2. Family Funerals20200615Raegan is a Funeral Director who makes corpses look beautiful at their funeral.

In this episode, Raegan visits her mum and dad to speak to them about how her career has allowed her to be there for her own family, and she takes us on a tour of a mortuary.

We hear a moving conversation Raegan has with her Godfather Stephen about what it was like to arrange a funeral for someone very important in her life and about the effect grief can have on your mental health.

Music, culture and life.

Beauty And The Deceased: 3. Friends 'til The End20200622Raegan meets with her friends to talk about her job and how it has changed their perceptions of death.

In this episode her friends dig deeper into what the role of a Funeral Director involves, including questions on what exactly happens to our bodies after we die, and how this changes if you donate your body to medical science.

We also hear about how Raegan’s job has impacted her romantic relationships and how she sometimes tells people she works at a bank to avoid awkward conversations!

Raegan is a Funeral Director who makes corpses look beautiful at their funeral.

Music, culture and life.

Beyond The Music: Musicals With Clara Amfo20161025Clara Amfo reveals why she is a secret fan of musicals.

Music, culture and life.

Biohacking My Body20181114
Biohacking My Body20181121We meet three biohackers pushing the boundaries of what we can do with our bodies.

Music, culture and life.

Black Is A Dirty Word20161101Seani B explores the realities of life in the UK for a young black man or women.

Music, culture and life.

Bring Me The Horizon: Metal From The Steel City20160607Daniel P Carter hears how Bring Me the Horizon became one of Britain's metal bands.

Music, culture and life.

Britain's Young Witches20171101Alice Levine explores the growing subculture of young witches and Wiccans online.

Music, culture and life.

Britain's Youngest Politicians20170725Newsbeat's Kat Collins hears from Britain's youngest politicians.

Music, culture and life.

Can A Robot Replace Ed Sheeran?2017031920170321 (R1)Greg James asks if a robot can replace Ed Sheeran in a future world.

Music, culture and life.

Can You Feel It - How Dance Music Conquered The World2018092420181028 (R1)The Black Madonna charts the history of dance music from underground movement to global phenomenon. Featuring Marshall Jefferson, Derrick May, A Guy Called Gerald and more. This show accompanies a three-part series for BBC Four. Each film takes an in-depth look at the rise of dance music over the last thirty plus years; from the origins and development of the music itself, how clubs became the most important cultural entertainment space of our era and the extraordinary rise of the DJ from awkward sideman to the world’s biggest music stars.

A 60 minute history of dance music, from underground movement to global phenomenon.

Music, culture and life.

The Black Madonna charts the history of dance music from underground movement to global phenomenon. Featuring Marshall Jefferson, Derrick May, A Guy Called Gerald and more. This show accompanies a three-part series for BBC Four. Each film takes an in-depth look at the rise of dance music over the last thirty plus years; from the origins and development of the music itself, how clubs became the most important cultural entertainment space of our era and the extraordinary rise of the DJ from awkward sideman to the world’s biggest music stars.

The Black Madonna charts the history of dance music from underground movement to global phenomenon. Featuring Marshall Jefferson, Derrick May, A Guy Called Gerald and more. This show accompanies a three-part series for BBC Four. Each film takes an in-depth look at the rise of dance music over the last thirty plus years; from the origins and development of the music itself, how clubs became the most important cultural entertainment space of our era and the extraordinary rise of the DJ from awkward sideman to the world’s biggest music stars.

Chris Stark's Dry Diary20160301Chris Stark explores why many young people opt to stay sober and joins them for a month.

Music, culture and life.

Coming Out Uploaded20170808Nick Grimshaw explores the phenomenon of coming out videos.

Music, culture and life.

Danny Howard's Summer Dance Anthems2014072820180803 (R1)Danny Howard finds out what it takes to make a summer dance anthem and has a go himself!

Music, culture and life.

Join Radio 1's Dance Anthems presenter and international DJ Danny Howard as he accepts Pete Tong's challenge to create this summer's ultimate dance anthem!

Danny looks back at a decade of dance classics that have helped to define summer holidays; and talks to the people behind the music, including Armand van Helden, Fatboy Slim, Milo, Bob Sinclair, Axwell, NERVO, Busy P, Erol Alkan, Eric Prydz and Daft Punk. He also asks Radio 1 DJs for their memories from the last 10 summers and discovers what their ultimate anthems are.

Plus a brand new track (and possible future summer anthem!) produced by Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears...

Diabetes And Me20190522What is the impact of type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Music, culture and life.

Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Dreams With Annie Nightingale2017092820171221 (R1)Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series. This final episode turns to fantasy, imagination and hope with 'Dreams'.

Whether you're a daydreamer or a motivator, this show is dedicated to the dreams you've had, the ones that came true and the ones that didn't. Annie covers our aspirations and inspirations, whether it's the wish for something more, or better, or just different,

We can all dream together.

Dreams With Annie Nightingale20171221Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series. This final episode turns to fantasy, imagination and hope with 'Dreams'.

Whether you're a daydreamer or a motivator, this show is dedicated to the dreams you've had, the ones that came true and the ones that didn't. Annie covers our aspirations and inspirations, whether it's the wish for something more, or better, or just different,

We can all dream together.

Dropping Out20181128Students are dropping out of university in growing numbers. Around 1 in 10 university students in the UK won’t finish their courses.

What makes some of us decide to drop out? What alternatives could we consider? And if we make that decision, does it really make any difference to our future?

We follow a fresher who is already having doubts, and also chat to 1Xtra’s own Big Zuu about how dropping out of university was the best decision he ever made.

Is dropping out of university really the end of the world? Reece Parkinson explores.

Music, culture and life.

Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Drug Driving20190424Reece Parkinson introduces stories about drug driving.

Music, culture and life.

Drugs In The Post20170228Newsbeat asks if listeners' postmen could be unknowingly delivering drugs ordered online.

Music, culture and life.

Extreme Festivals - The Festival That Never Sleeps2017101020171228 (R1)Chris Stark makes an epic journey to beautiful Tr\u00e6na - the most remote festival on Earth.

Music, culture and life.

Chris Stark travels to the edge of the Arctic Circle to experience the Norwegian wonder that is Træna.

Only accessible by boat, the remote islands of Træna sees a small fishing community of hundreds become thousands when it transforms every summer into a Scandi party paradise with endless sunlight.

Chris compeletes his epic journey on a sailing boat racing to the festival, before meeting his fierce festival friends Ragna and Mira (AKA bad girl Norweigian rap duo KUUK).

Popping his Pride parade cherry and invited to perform with a giraffe on the main stage, will beautiful Træna blow his mind?

Extreme Festivals - The Festival That Never Sleeps20171228Chris Stark makes an epic journey to beautiful Træna - the most remote festival on Earth.

Chris Stark travels to the edge of the Arctic Circle to experience the Norwegian wonder that is Træna.

Only accessible by boat, the remote islands of Træna sees a small fishing community of hundreds become thousands when it transforms every summer into a Scandi party paradise with endless sunlight.

Chris compeletes his epic journey on a sailing boat racing to the festival, before meeting his fierce festival friends Ragna and Mira (AKA bad girl Norweigian rap duo KUUK).

Popping his Pride parade cherry and invited to perform with a giraffe on the main stage, will beautiful Træna blow his mind?

Extreme Festivals 2 - The Japanese Naked Man Festival2017032820171017 (R1)Chris Stark travels to Japan to witness 'Hadaka Matsuri', The Naked Man Festival.

Music, culture and life.

Extreme Festivals: Death Metal And Pagan Warfare20170815Chris Stark heads to Lithuanian dark arts and death metal festival Kilkim Zaibu!

Music, culture and life.

Extreme Festivals: Spring Break, Cancun, Mexico2017061320171024 (R1)Chris Stark heads to Cancun in Mexico for spring break to find out how Americans party!

Music, culture and life.

Fabric And The Future Of Clubbing20160920A look at the closure of London club Fabric and a debate on the future of clubbing.

Music, culture and life.

Falling Through The Cracks: Mental Health On The Street20170829Adele Roberts investigates links between homelessness and mental health in young people.

Music, culture and life.

From Gay To Non Gay? - Part 220190911Dan and James come face to face with someone in Northern Ireland who offers 'talking therapy' – what many call 'gay conversion therapy' – to people who don't want to be gay. For James, who's gay, it's a difficult encounter. They also hear Vicky Beeching's story. Vicky spent years trying to change her sexuality. Doing so, she says, made her seriously ill.

Dan and James meet a man who offers 'talking therapy' to people who don't want to be gay.

Music, culture and life.

From Gay To Non Gay? - Part 320190918Dan and James find themselves in church with their new friend, Granny. They definitely didn't see that coming when they started the series. Oh – and they meet Hodor from Game of Thrones! His real name is Kristian Nairn. He tells them what it was like growing up gay in Northern Ireland and why he thinks things have got better for LGBTQ+ people there.

Music, culture and life.

From Gay To Non Gay? Part 120190904Dan Hudson and James Barr present a podcast called 'A Gay and a Non-Gay'. They have received messages from listeners asking them to travel to Northern Ireland to see what life is like for LGBTQ+ people there. So they head to Belfast, where they find out why the church is a part of the story and discover something called 'gay conversion therapy'.

Dan Hudson and James Barr go to Belfast to see what life is like for LGBTQ+ people there.

Music, culture and life.

Getting Off The Grid, Part 12020021020200504 (R1)We head off grid with outdoor survival expert Zeki Basan.

Music, culture and life.

Getting Off The Grid, Part 22020050420200511 (R1)We head off grid with outdoor survival expert Zeki Basan.

Music, culture and life.

Getting Off The Grid, Part 32020050320200518 (R1)We head off grid with outdoor survival expert Zeki Basan.

Music, culture and life.

Getting Off The Grid, Part 52020050320200601 (R1)We head off grid with outdoor survival expert Zeki Basan.

Music, culture and life.

Growing Up Without A Dad20160112DJ Target investigates the pros and cons of growing up without a father.

Music, culture and life.

Grub's Up2019021320190515 (R1)Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

Music, culture and life.

Heroes With Annie Nightingale2017091920171220 (R1)
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Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

In part three of Annie Nightginale's four part soundscape series to celebrate Radio 1's 50th anniversary, 'Heroes' looks at the dedicated, the ones who made a change, those who refused to conform, the ones who achieved and the ones who may have saved the lives of many.

For many a superhero is a fictional character that has superpowers, but the heroes in this episode have the power to make incredible music.

Who are our heroes of modern day? What does it take to get heroic status? Can you really be a living legend? This soundscape appreciates the old and the new, the living and the dead, musical and non-musical.

Heroes With Annie Nightingale20171220Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

In part three of Annie Nightginale's four part soundscape series to celebrate Radio 1's 50th anniversary, 'Heroes' looks at the dedicated, the ones who made a change, those who refused to conform, the ones who achieved and the ones who may have saved the lives of many.

For many a superhero is a fictional character that has superpowers, but the heroes in this episode have the power to make incredible music.

Who are our heroes of modern day? What does it take to get heroic status? Can you really be a living legend? This soundscape appreciates the old and the new, the living and the dead, musical and non-musical.

Hidden Homelessness20190501
How Smartphones Changed The World20170214Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV, discovers how smartphones are changing the world.

Music, culture and life.

How To Make A Million-pound App2015110320170221 (R1)Dev finds out what it takes to build and launch a successful app.

Music, culture and life.

How Wrestling Saved My Life120190814The story of 21 year-old indie wrestler Connor Gregory from Grimsby AKA Scotty Rawk. When Connor steps into his spandex, bursts out from the curtain and leaps into the ring - cheered on by hundreds of screaming fans - his struggle with anxiety and depression is momentarily forgotten. But when his tag team partner Cole is seriously injured in a gruelling hardcore match, Connor makes the difficult decision to go it alone as a singles competitor. Can he make it on his own?

Search BBC Advice for help and information if you are affected by this podcast.

The story of 21 year-old wrestler Connor Gregory from Grimsby, AKA Scotty Rawk.

Music, culture and life.

How Wrestling Saved My Life220190821The story of 21 year-old wrestler Connor Gregory from Grimsby, AKA Scotty Rawk.

Connor talks about his struggles with mental health and how this led to him to become a professional wrestler. We follow his preparations for a British Wrestling Revolution's 30 man “Riot Rumble” in Cleethorpes Memorial Hall, a loud, sweaty test of strength and stamina, which will give him a shot at a title belt. His high-flying antics and infectious energy win over the crowd... but will he be the last man standing?

Search BBC Advice for help and information if you are affected by this podcast.

The story of 21 year-old wrestler Connor Gregory from Grimsby, aka Scotty Rawk.

Music, culture and life.

How Wrestling Saved My Life320190828The story of 21 year-old wrestler Connor Gregory from Grimsby AKA Scotty Rawk. As Connor prepares for the biggest fight of his life, we get a glimpse of the dedication it takes to make it as an indie wrestler. In sweltering summer heat, he battles his nerves backstage and prepares to face a sell-out crowd.. but can he avenge his partner Cole and win the championship belt back?

Search BBC Advice for help and information if you are affected by this podcast.

The story of 21-year-old wrestler Connor Gregory from Grimsby, aka Scotty Rawk.

Music, culture and life.

I Used To Be - Episode 120190703Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

Independent State Of Mind20170704Benji B explores what it takes to run a successful independent record label.

Music, culture and life.

Inside Team Gb20160802Nick Bright joins the track and field team as they make their final preparations for Rio.

Music, culture and life.

Is Protest Music Dead?2016012620160405 (R1)Jamie MacColl from Bombay Bicycle Club explores what has happened to protest music.

Music, culture and life.

Isis: Young, British And Radicalised20160315Newsnight's Secunder Kermani asks why some young British Muslims have joined ISIS.

Music, culture and life.

Ivf Babies20190320Reece hears from young people who have grown up as a product of IVF.

Music, culture and life.

Life After Sport20190508
Life After Sport?20190508
Life And Death Row20160216The story of Daniel Lopez, a convicted killer who resisted appeals to block his execution.

Music, culture and life.

Living Off Grid, Part 320200503
Living Off Grid, Part 42020050320200525 (R1)We head off grid with outdoor survival expert Zeki Basan.

Music, culture and life.

Louis Theroux20181114Reece Parkinson sits down with legendary documentary maker Louis Theroux.

They discuss Louis' new documentary series, 'Altered States', which features an episode about polyamory and why the programme involved scenes which required his wife’s permission.

We also find out how Louis always gets the most out of his interviews and whether he keeps in touch with any of the people who feature in his programmes.

Music, culture and life.

Love With Annie Nightingale2017091220171214 (R1)
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Annie Nightingale looks at love across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

Radio 1 was born a whole 50 years ago, at the height of the first 'Summer of Love' in 1967. So in this, the second of four special shows celebrating on our 50th anniversary, Annie Nightingale looks at Love.

Love is pure, painful, sweet, dreadful, overwhelming and it's one of the most written about topics in songs. But this isn't a Love Letters, Valentine's or Slow Jams compilation - this is love with a twist, dedicated to anyone, whether they're in love, out of it, or just a lover of pure, good music. Of course you can expect some normal love song culprits like Adele, The Beatles and The XX, but all with a good measure of spice to give it that extra kick.

Love With Annie Nightingale20171214Annie Nightingale looks at love across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Radio 1 was born a whole 50 years ago, at the height of the first 'Summer of Love' in 1967. So in this, the second of four special shows celebrating on our 50th anniversary, Annie Nightingale looks at Love.

Love is pure, painful, sweet, dreadful, overwhelming and it's one of the most written about topics in songs. But this isn't a Love Letters, Valentine's or Slow Jams compilation - this is love with a twist, dedicated to anyone, whether they're in love, out of it, or just a lover of pure, good music. Of course you can expect some normal love song culprits like Adele, The Beatles and The XX, but all with a good measure of spice to give it that extra kick.

Me And My Eco Anxiety20190327Reece Parkinson hears stories from young people who feel anxious about our planet.

Music, culture and life.

Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music By Numbers: Craig David2017122820180118 (R1)Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Craig David's musical career to date.

Music, culture and life.

Music, culture and life.

Music By Numbers: Drake2017110520171108 (R1)
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Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Drake's musical career to date.

Music, culture and life.

Clara Amfo uses numbers to find out more about Drake's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

Like how many years did he consecutively feature on the Billboard Hot 100 for? What are the numbers behind his single Hotline Bling? And just how many fans turned up to a free Drake gig in New York City before the riot police had to be called in?

We speak to a host of fans, collaborators and brands who give us the lowdown on all things Drake - including a fan he surprised at karaoke, a former colleague who acted alongside the rapper before he was an international superstar, and singer Kyla who tells us how she's spent her royalties after being featured on Drake's hit single, 'One Dance'.

We speak to a host of fans, collaborators and brands who give us the lowdown on all things Drake - including a fan he surprised at karaoke, a former colleague who acted alongside the rapper before he was an international superstar, and singer Kyla who tells us how she's spent her royalties after being featured on Drake's hit single, 'One Dance'.

Music By Numbers: Drake20180207Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Drake's musical career to date.

Clara Amfo uses numbers to find out more about Drake's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

Like how many years did he consecutively feature on the Billboard Hot 100 for? What are the numbers behind his single Hotline Bling? And just how many fans turned up to a free Drake gig in New York City before the riot police had to be called in?

We speak to a host of fans, collaborators and brands who give us the lowdown on all things Drake - including a fan he surprised at karaoke, a former colleague who acted alongside the rapper before he was an international superstar, and singer Kyla who tells us how she's spent her royalties after being featured on Drake's hit single, 'One Dance'.

Music By Numbers: Ed Sheeran2017062020171122 (R1)Clara Amfo uses numbers to tell the story of Ed Sheeran...

Music, culture and life.

Music By Numbers: Miley Cyrus2017122720180125 (R1)Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore Miley Cyrus' musical career to date.

Music, culture and life.

Music By Numbers: X-factor2017122620180111 (R1)Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore X-Factor!

Music, culture and life.

My Alcoholic Dad And Me20180715Music, culture, life.

Music, culture and life.

My Deaf Life20181212Reece Parkinson finds out what it is like to be a deaf music fan.

Music, culture and life.

My Death Row Pen Pal Episode 1: Searching For Convicts20200309Rebekah writes to an inmate on Death Row. This is her story.

In this episode, Rebekah shares her letter-writing journey; from sending letters to her family, to exchanging postcards with strangers, to her recent decision to reach out to a convict on Death Row - Charles Thompson.

We find out why Rebekah feels the urge to connect with a criminal 4000 miles away, how she decided who to write to, and what it was like to receive those first letters back from her new pen-pal. We also hear what those closest to Rebekah think about her unusual hobby.

My Death Row Pen Pal is a three-part series, with additional special bonus material via BBC Sounds.

Rebekah writes to an inmate on Death Row in the USA. This is her story.

Music, culture and life.

My Death Row Pen Pal: Meeting Charles2020030120200323 (R1)Rebekah wakes up in Livingston, Texas, on the day she is due to meet her Death Row pen-pal Charles. She is nervous about what the day holds for her and worries that others might feel her decision to visit is unfair on the families of those impacted by Charles’ crime.

After speaking to locals in the town, she makes the journey to the Polunsky Unit to meet Charles for the first time in person. After a year of sending letters back and forth across the Atlantic, will the person she has pictured in her mind be the man she meets? “Was he the soft-centered gentleman that I’ve enjoyed getting to know for a year, or was he the dangerous, dishonest criminal that I’d been warned of?”

My Death Row Pen Pal is a three-part series, with additional special bonus material via BBC Sounds.

Rebekah writes to an inmate on Death Row in the USA. This is her story.

Music, culture and life.

After speaking to locals in the town, she makes the journey to the Polunsky Unit to meet Charles for the first time in person. After a year of sending letters back and forth across the Atlantic, will the person she has pictured in her mind be the man she meets? “Was he the soft-centered gentleman that I’ve enjoyed getting to know for a year, or was he the dangerous, dishonest criminal that I’d been warned of? ?

After speaking to locals in the town, she makes the journey to the Polunsky Unit to meet Charles for the first time in person. After a year of sending letters back and forth across the Atlantic, will the person she has pictured in her mind be the man she meets? “Was he the soft-centered gentleman that I’ve enjoyed getting to know for a year, or was he the dangerous, dishonest criminal that I’d been warned of?”

My Death Row Pen Pal: One Step Closer To Texas20200316Rebekah feels the pressure to make a decision on whether she should visit her pen pal Charles on Death Row in Texas.

To help her come to a decision, she speaks to Robert Dunham from the Death Penalty Information Center, her two best friends, and someone who wrote to a Death Row inmate fifteen years ago, and attended his eventual execution.

My Death Row Pen Pal is a three-part series, with additional special bonus material via BBC Sounds.

Rebekah writes to an inmate on Death Row in the USA. This is her story.

Music, culture and life.

To help her come to a decision, she speaks to Robert Dunham from the Death Penalty Information Center, her two best friends, and someone who wrote to a Death Row inmate fifteen years ago and attended his eventual execution...

My Death Row Pen Pal: Searching For Convicts20200309Rebekah writes to an inmate on Death Row. This is her story.

In this episode, Rebekah shares her letter-writing journey: from sending letters to her family, to exchanging postcards with strangers, to her recent decision to reach out to a convict on Death Row - Charles Thompson.

We find out why Rebekah feels the urge to connect with a criminal 4000 miles away, how she decided who to write to, and what it was like to receive those first letters back from her new pen-pal. We also hear what those closest to Rebekah think about her unusual hobby.

My Death Row Pen Pal is a three-part series, with additional special bonus material via BBC Sounds.

Rebekah writes to an inmate on Death Row in the USA. This is her story.

Music, culture and life.

My Digital Death20170207Radio 1 meets three vloggers with life-limiting illnesses.

Music, culture and life.

My Findom Kingdom - Part 120190925
My Mind And Me20190605
My Mind And Me20190612
My Mind And Me2019061920200224 (R1)Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

My Mind And Me2019062620200302 (R1)Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

My Mind And Me - Bex's Story2019061220200217 (R1)Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

My Mind And Me - Gemma's Story2019060520200210 (R1)Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Music, culture and life.

New York Hijabis20170411Nicola Roberts and Nabiilabee investigate the rise of faith-inspired fashion in America.

Music, culture and life.

Newsbeat: Brought Up On Porn20160906Newsbeat examines the impact easy online access to pornography has had on a generation.

Music, culture and life.

No Sex Before Marriage, Part 120200108
No Sex Before Marriage, Part 220200115
No Sex Before Marriage, Part 320200122
No Sex Before Marriage, Part 420200129
No Sex Before Marriage, Part 520200205Sex before marriage? It's not for everyone...

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Notting Hill Carnival At 502016082120160830 (R1)Toddla T celebrates five decades of Europe's biggest street party.

Music, culture and life.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder20181205Reece Parkinson hears what it's like to live with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Music, culture and life.

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder20181205Reece Parkinson hears what it's like to live with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Music, culture and life.

Reece Parkinson introduces another Radio 1 and 1Xtra documentary.

Pete Tong First20161129Pete Tong celebrates 25 years on BBC Radio 1 by looking back on his 'firsts'.

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Random Men Pay My Bills - Part 120190925In episode 1 of Random Men Pay My Bills, we meet Goddess Jade* who gives presenter Riyadh Khalaf exclusive access into her world as a dominatrix.

Meeting her at her home, Riyadh discovers all the basics about a fetish that, in theory, involves submissive slaves sending cash to dominatrixes for absolutely nothing in return.

Jade explains how she first got into Findom before inviting Riyadh to have a go at messaging some of her doting slaves back.

Search BBC Action Line for help and information if you are affected by issues raised in this programme.

*Goddess Jade's name has been changed to keep her identity anonymous.

We take a look into the world of financial domination.

Music, culture and life.

Random Men Pay My Bills - Part 220191002In Part 2 of Random Men Pay My Bills, Riyadh Khalaf joins Goddess Jade* at one of her favourite restaurants to discuss just how many of her friends and family know about her life as a financial dominatrix.

She also shares another way she makes money - by posting her receipts for things like fancy dinners on her Twitter and asking for reimbursement.

Search BBC Action Line for help and information if you are affected by the issues raised in this programme.

*Goddess Jade's name has been changed to keep her identity anonymous.

We take a look into the world of financial domination.

Music, culture and life.

Random Men Pay My Bills - Part 320191009In episode 3 of Random Men Pay My Bills, Riyadh discovers that not all of Goddess Jade's* financial dominatrix work is done online.

Sometimes she meets her slaves in real life too.

Taking Riyadh along to her local shopping centre, she explains all about cash meets, where her subbies turn up to place banknotes directly into her hands. And she’s got one booked in the next few hours.

Back at her flat, the pair discuss just how safe meeting strangers from online actually is.

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*Goddess Jade's name has been changed to keep her identity anonymous.

We take a look into the world of financial domination.

Music, culture and life.

Random Men Pay My Bills - Part 420191016In episode 4, Goddess Jade* has another surprise for us. She has a boyfriend. A boyfriend who knows all about her work as a financial dominatrix but isn’t too happy about it.

She also flips the tables on Riyadh by making him her slave for the afternoon at a shop meet. How will Riyadh cope being told what to do? And even more importantly, will he enjoy it?

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*Goddess Jade's name has been changed to keep her identity anonymous.

We take a look into the world of financial domination.

Music, culture and life.

Random Men Pay My Bills - Part 520191023In Part 5 of Random Men Pay My Bills, Goddess Jade reveals a darker side of financial domination: blackmail contracts. An agreement that allows dominatrixes to release personal information and photos to loved ones if their slave doesn’t pay them on time.

Riyadh also asks her about whether she believes Findom can be an addiction, and whether she has the experience to know when to stop if things get too serious.

Search BBC Action Line for help and information if you are affected by the issues raised in this programme.

*Goddess Jade's name has been changed to keep her identity anonymous.

We take a look into the world of financial domination.

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Random Men Pay My Bills - Part 620191030In the final episode of Random Men Pay My Bills, Goddess Jade* reveals that she's never had a proper sit down chat with one of her slaves.

So that's exactly what's about to happen.

Speaking to Steve, she finds out exactly why he's willing to hand over his hard earned cash to people like Goddess Jade.

Search BBC Action Line for help and information if you are affected by the issues raised in this programme.

*Goddess Jade and Steve's names have been changed to keep their identities anonymous.

We take a look into the world of financial domination.

Music, culture and life.

Rap In Rio With Dj Semtex20160809DJ Semtex tells the story of Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro's growing hip-hop scene.

Music, culture and life.

Rap's Biggest Beefs20160726DJ Semtex goes through ten of the biggest beefs in rap history.

Music, culture and life.

Rebellion With Annie Nightingale2017090520171213 (R1)
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Annie Nightingale looks at rebellion across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Music, culture and life.

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series.

Covering four different themes, Annie Nightingale cherry-picks from 5 decades of music. Taking us from genre to genre and year to year, all the while touching on some of the key moments that have defined the last half century.

Radio 1 launched in 1967 with a gang of rebel presenters from pirate radio. With that in mind, Annie's first theme is Rebellion.

Touching on the rebellious and the revolutionary, this soundscape may remind you of the rebel you were or perhaps inspire you to be one. From grime boycotting the music industry, to raving before the millennium, to the birth of punk or the events that shocked the world, this episode touches on them all and brings you a rebellious listen.

Rebellion With Annie Nightingale20171213Annie Nightingale looks at rebellion across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th!

Celebrating Radio 1's 50th anniversary, the station's longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, has created and collated a special 4 part series.

Covering four different themes, Annie Nightingale cherry-picks from 5 decades of music. Taking us from genre to genre and year to year, all the while touching on some of the key moments that have defined the last half century.

Radio 1 launched in 1967 with a gang of rebel presenters from pirate radio. With that in mind, Annie's first theme is Rebellion.

Touching on the rebellious and the revolutionary, this soundscape may remind you of the rebel you were or perhaps inspire you to be one. From grime boycotting the music industry, to raving before the millennium, to the birth of punk or the events that shocked the world, this episode touches on them all and brings you a rebellious listen.

Running Away From Home20190417Reece Parkinson hears stories from young people who have run away from home.

Music, culture and life.

Running With Grief20160329Clara Amfo explores the impact of losing a parent a year after the death of her father.

Music, culture and life.

Safe Clubbing20190306
School Of Tupac20160719Charlie Sloth joins a group of teenagers and heads to the classroom for a lesson on Tupac.

Music, culture and life.

Sectioned - Part 12019103020191106 (R1)Danielle describes a childhood dominated by her mum's detentions under section.

Danielle's mother was a loving, fun and colourful character. She knew everyone in the neighborhood. However, she also had bipolar disorder, which meant that she often experienced long and intense periods of depression. Danielle and her brothers often had to look after themselves. And, when their mum was detained in hospital, they would have to go and stay out of town with their Nan. This could be for weeks at a time.

At the time, nobody explained what was going on. Now, Danielle is ready to find out.

Presented by Danielle Manning, Sectioned is a five-part series that explores what it means to be sectioned under the mental health act and how it can change your life. Hear the stories of people with lived experience of being sectioned and discover what it means to have your freedom taken away for your own safety and the safety of others.

Music, culture and life.

We explore what happens when your freedom is taken from you for your own safety.

Sectioned - Part 220191113Danielle's best friend Em helps her to revisit some of the darkest moments in her life. They explore what it feels like to watch someone you love lose touch with reality.

In this episode, you'll hear about what it's like to experience psychosis – a mental health condition that can involve vivid hallucinations and delusions. Danielle and Em will also describe what happens when someone is sectioned, step-by-step. This is something they both have a close personal experience of. At what point do you spot that something isn't quite right? When do you call the crisis services? What happens when you get to hospital?

Presented by Danielle Manning, Sectioned is a five-part series that explores what it means to be sectioned under the mental health act and how it can change your life. Hear the stories of people with lived experience of being sectioned and discover what it means to have your freedom taken away for your own safety, and the safety of others.

Music, culture and life.

Sectioned - Part 320191120When Seni Lewis was sectioned, his story made the news. Danielle meets his mother, Aji Lewis. She describes what happened to her son, and why she decided to change the law. As a result of her son’s treatment in hospital, Aji Lewis lead a seven-year campaign to find out the truth about what happened.

In this episode Danielle learns about the physical restraint that is sometimes used during a detention under the mental health act. Restraint is used in order to ensure a vulnerable individual's safety, and ensure the safety of those around them. But can it ever be dangerous?

Presented by Danielle Manning, Sectioned is a five-part series that explores what it means to be sectioned under the mental health act and how it can change your life. Hear the stories of people with lived experience of being sectioned and discover what it means to have your freedom taken away for your own safety, and the safety of others.

Produced by Maddie Hickish. The Executive Producer is Nick Minter. It is a Wisebuddah production for BBC Radio 1.

When Seni Lewis was sectioned, his story made the news. Danielle meets his mother.

Music, culture and life.

Sectioned - Part 420191127We explore what happens when your freedom is taken from you, for your own safety.

Music, culture and life.

Sectioned - Part 520191204Danielle discovers the difference that freedom makes to those with mental illness.

On a sunny afternoon in South London, Danielle meets Idara, a young woman who has spent several weeks as an inpatient on a psychiatric ward and is now in recovery. They share their experiences of the hospital environment, and the way it can make you feel.

Danielle discovers an alternative way of treating people with mental health disorders when Idara introduces her to the Mosaic Clubhouse, a unique charity where visitors are treated as 'members', rather than 'patients'.

Presented by Danielle Manning, Sectioned is a five-part series that explores what it means to be sectioned under the mental health act and how it can change your life. Hear the stories of people with lived experience of being sectioned and discover what it means to have your freedom taken away for your own safety, and the safety of others.

Produced by Maddie Hickish. The Executive Producer is Nick Minter. It is a Wisebuddah production for BBC Radio 1.

Music, culture and life.

Slipknot: Hellbound2015031720160105 (R1)Daniel P Carter heads backstage with Slipknot on their first UK tour in six years.

Music, culture and life.

Soundtrack Of A Break-up2016020920160412 (R1)From break it off to shake it off, Alice Levine looks at post-split emotions and anthems.

Music, culture and life.

Spinal Injury - A Life-changing Crisis20190529Rubayet fell off a quad bike while he was on holiday with his mates last summer. The accident left him with a severe spinal injury and has lost the use of his legs. Disability campaigner Will Pike and fellow wheelchair user meets Rubayet to find out how he’s coping with a life changing spinal injury.

Rubayet fell off a quad bike and lost the use of his legs, how has his life changed?

Music, culture and life.

Study Drugs20170418Dev discovers why some students reach for a chemical solution when the pressure is on.

Music, culture and life.

Sugar Rush2017040420170502 (R1)Radio 1 looks at the male and female students turning to 'sugar daddies' to pay their fees

Music, culture and life.

Superstar Wrestlers20160628Greg James explores what it takes to make it as a WWE superstar!

Music, culture and life.

The Future Of Contraception20161122Dev and Yasmin investigate the future of contraception and ask if men should do more.

Music, culture and life.

The Ringing In My Ears20190403Reece Parkinson hears stories of young people suffering with tinnitus.

Music, culture and life.

The Secret Of The Fast And The Furious2017042520170627 (R1)Ali Plumb chats to the stars to find out what makes The Fast and the Furious so popular.

Music, culture and life.

The Story Of Izzy Dix20161115Newsbeat investigates the circumstances surrounding the death of 14-year-old Izzy Dix.

Music, culture and life.

The Tigers Of Butetown2016041220160419 (R1)Mim Shaikh explores Butetown, one of Cardiff's youngest and most diverse areas.

Music, culture and life.

The Uk's Hidden Slaves20161018Why does slavery still exist in the U.K.? Enslaved victims speak out for the first time.

Music, culture and life.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - Dominator2016081620171227 (R1)Chris Stark heads to Holland for Dominator, the world's biggest hardcore festival.

Music, culture and life.

Every year thousands travel to Holland for the annual hardcore haven, Dominator festival. And joining them at this year's event to discover what it's all about, BBC Radio 1's very own Chris Stark. With acts like Anger Fist, Destructive Tendencies and Outblast, it's a 180 beats per minute minimum entry for the world's biggest outdoor hardcore happening.

This fast and furious festival has pulled in crowds of 50,000 hardcore heads with themes including Methods of Mutilation, Metropolis of Massacre and Riders of Retaliation. To fully immerse himself in the world of hardcore Chris meets the world's leading artists to figure out what the scene is all about.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - Dominator20171227Chris Stark heads to Holland for Dominator, the world's biggest hardcore festival.

Every year thousands travel to Holland for the annual hardcore haven, Dominator festival. And joining them at this year's event to discover what it's all about, BBC Radio 1's very own Chris Stark. With acts like Anger Fist, Destructive Tendencies and Outblast, it's a 180 beats per minute minimum entry for the world's biggest outdoor hardcore happening.

This fast and furious festival has pulled in crowds of 50,000 hardcore heads with themes including Methods of Mutilation, Metropolis of Massacre and Riders of Retaliation. To fully immerse himself in the world of hardcore Chris meets the world's leading artists to figure out what the scene is all about.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - The Gathering Of The Juggalos2016082320170307 (R1)
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Chris Stark gets down with the clowns at US rap festival The Gathering of the Juggalos.

Music, culture and life.

Every year thousands descend on the swamplands of Ohio in the US for rap festival The Gathering of the Juggalos. Founded by hip hop duo the Insane Clown Posse, the gathering is home to their 'Juggalo' family, the name given to their intensely loyal and misunderstood fan community. And joining them at this year's event to discover what it's all about, BBC Radio 1's very own Chris Stark.

Once wrongly classified by the FBI as a criminal gang and a threat to national security, the Juggalos are a fully-fledged cultural tribe with their own dress-code and ubiquitous greeting. At the gathering they dress-up in their finest clown outfits and extreme makeup for live hip hop, wrestling, tailgating and nudity alongside the most notoriously abusive festival crowd in the world.

Over its 17 year history the 'gathering' has seen an array of musical guests perform including Method Man, ODB, Busta Rhymes and Vanilla Ice. To fully immerse himself in the world of the Juggalos, Chris partners up with one of the gathering's most famous faces 'Mankini'. In a place where literally anything goes, Chris attempts to get down with the clowns and become a fully-fledged member of the Juggalo clan.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - The Gathering Of The Juggalos20180103Chris Stark gets down with the clowns at US rap festival The Gathering of the Juggalos.

Every year thousands descend on the swamplands of Ohio in the US for rap festival The Gathering of the Juggalos. Founded by hip hop duo the Insane Clown Posse, the gathering is home to their 'Juggalo' family, the name given to their intensely loyal and misunderstood fan community. And joining them at this year's event to discover what it's all about, BBC Radio 1's very own Chris Stark.

Once wrongly classified by the FBI as a criminal gang and a threat to national security, the Juggalos are a fully-fledged cultural tribe with their own dress-code and ubiquitous greeting. At the gathering they dress-up in their finest clown outfits and extreme makeup for live hip hop, wrestling, tailgating and nudity alongside the most notoriously abusive festival crowd in the world.

Over its 17 year history the 'gathering' has seen an array of musical guests perform including Method Man, ODB, Busta Rhymes and Vanilla Ice. To fully immerse himself in the world of the Juggalos, Chris partners up with one of the gathering's most famous faces 'Mankini'. In a place where literally anything goes, Chris attempts to get down with the clowns and become a fully-fledged member of the Juggalo clan.

Transgender: Female To Male2016020220160426 (R1)Steffan Zachiyah shares experiences of his first year transitioning from female to male.

Music, culture and life.

We're Gay And We Love Football Too20170801Why are there apparently no gay professional footballers in England?

Music, culture and life.

Where Are The Women In Music?20160322Annie Mac asks if women can be just as successful as men in the music industry.

Music, culture and life.

Why Women Want Muscles2016120620161220 (R1)Adele Roberts looks at why bodybuilding is more popular than ever among young women.

Music, culture and life.