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Trevor Nelson catches up with R&B legend Mary J Blige - one of the headliners at 1Xtra Live in Birmingham - and talks in-depth about her life and career to date.

22 years after the release of her debut album, and with nine Grammy wins to her name, Mary is right back at forefront of contemporary R&B thanks to the collaborative London Sessions project.

Plus there's another chance to check out live music from her amazing set at 1Xtra Live in Birmingham.

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10 Moments That Made Jay-z2014092820141111

1Xtra takes a look at the 10 defining moments of Jay-Z's career to date.

10 Moments That Made Wiley20161108

DJ Target picks the 10 defining moments from Wiley's life and career to date - from his pioneering early production and legendary clashes to his commercial breakthrough and most influential tracks. Featuring the best of Wiley's freestyles, interviews and live sessions from the 1Xtra archive.

His relationship with 1Xtra is almost as old as the station itself, dating back to the early 00s. Over the years he's developed a reputation for not turning up, but when he does it's almost always worth the wait! Honest and unpredictable interviews, epic freestyles and introductions to new and emerging talents too.

Featuring archive interviews with Jammer, Geeneus, Sian Anderson, Benji B, Huw Stephens, Twin B, Yasmin, MistaJam, Tim Westwood and many more. And, on the live music front, recordings from Radio 1's Big Weekend and the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Featuring archive interviews with Jammer, Geeneus, Benji B, Huw Stephens, Twin B, Yasmin, MistaJam, Tim Westwood and many more. And, on the live music front, recordings from Radio 1's Big Weekend and the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

10 Noises That Made Our Music2013120920141118

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Toddla T goes in search of 10 noises that are found across the genre spectrum of contemporary music.

Whilst not claiming to be a definitive list, Toddla finds sounds that have crossed genres and others that have come to define a scene. We hear from Kanye West about his use of autotune, A Day To Remember about the power chord and DJ Premier talks about the 808 kick drum. Along the way Toddla collects each sound to take back to his studio and turn them all into a belter of a track that he might just possibly convince some of his Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ colleagues to lay a vocal on top of!

10 Years Of Youtube20150721

YouTube sensation Jim Chapman gets lost in the world of online video.

YouTube turns ten this year and we hear the stories of the people behind the videos. From the first upload to the future of online video - it's all vloggers, parody songs and coming out videos.

Staring Charlie McDonnell, Dan Brian, The Double Rainbow Guy, Greg James, The Gregory Brothers, Lonely Girl 15, OK GO and others.

2016: What Just Happened?20161213

Rick Edwards takes an irreverent look back at the key political happenings of 2016 with the help of a panel of guests and Radio 1 and 1Xtra listeners.

24 Hours20160308

A lot can happen in 24 Hours. Adele Roberts hears three stories of young people facing a landmark day in their careers. In each of these stories, holding your nerve can mean the difference between success or failure.

Genevieve Rolleston-Smith is a trainee helicopter pilot at the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury. Today is a crucial day in her training. She'll be taking a pre-solo flight check in a simulator. She'll have to negotiate emergencies, including hydraulics failure. If she's successful, she can fly solo in a helicopter for the first time and will be well on the way to getting her wings. But if things don't go to plan, she may have to retrain and her future in the RAF could be in jeopardy.

Next, Adele meets Jack Laugher and Chris Mears. They're two divers from Leeds hoping to represent the country at this summer's Olympics. But before they can reach Rio, they need to secure their place on Team GB by winning a medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia. Jack and Chris, who compete together in synchro, are totally reliant on each other to execute their dives in perfect precision. After a difficult year of injury, can they do enough to qualify?

Christopher Macarthur Boyd is an emerging stand-up comedian from Glasgow. In 2014 he reached the finals of nationwide talent search So You Think You're Funny. He's now been given his debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe called Fresh Blood. Tonight is opening night and he's feeling the pressure. Can he conquer his nerves to deliver a hilarious set?

Along the way, Adele hears how Genevieve, Chris, Jack and Christopher control their nerves and manage their adrenaline to face potentially life-changing challenges.

A History Of Hustle20171003

Meet hip hop's biggest hustlers - where it's all about the business and the brand.

Addicted To Dating Apps20160223

Dating apps are changing the way people in the UK look for sex and relationships.

With hundreds now available, the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Newsbeat team have been looking at what affect they can have on their users.

Most use dating apps as a part of their day to day lives, but for some they're an addiction, a lifestyle choice or a lifeline. We take a look at app dating in the UK through the eyes of users.

Music, culture, life.

Annie Mac's Summer Of Dance20160913

Ever wanted to go behind the scenes of some of the Summer's biggest festivals with one of the world's biggest DJs? Well here's the chance!

Across the Summer of 2016 we sent a crew along with Annie Mac as she played some of the biggest shows of her career to date - from Wildlife with Disclosure back in June, right through to a huge set supporting Calvin Harris at Creamfields in September.

In between we follow her home to see her parents in Dublin, go bee-keeping with her Dad and then meet up with Diplo at Longitude festival. We also tag along as Annie prepares to host the Redbull Culture Clash at London's 02 Arena and catch up with MK at V Festival, before taking a helicopter ride between the two festival locations!

Finally, we join her for Radio 1's legendary Ibiza Weekend, hyping up the crowd at Friday's Back 2 Back party at Ushuaia; and then heading to Space for her own AMP night.

It's one amazing Summer of Dance...

Annie Nightingale: 50 Years In Music20151124

Nick Grimshaw and Annie Nightingale sit down at the top of the BT Tower in London to recount ten of Annie's most daring, adventurous and brilliant career moments. From being an early supporter of Daft Punk, to capturing possibly the first rave in Chile on film, Annie celebrates 50 years of working in music.

Hear Professor Green tell the story of Glastonbury 2010 and how important Annie's support has been to his career. Listen in as Annie tells Nick how Kate Moss used to phone in to Annie's request show, plus catch tales from the birth of acid house and of grime music.

Flosstradamus and TroyBoi bring us all the way up to 2015, explaining how our resident Trap Queen continues to support cutting edge, underground music every week on Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Anti-social Media20150210

Social Media is a massive part of life. It can be a force for good - connecting people, building new friendships and providing entertainment that is everything from silly to inspirational.

But social media's constant presence and lack of face-to-face contact can make it very destructive when it is used negatively to bully, insult, ridicule and humiliate.

In this documentary, young people, both famous and not, share their real-life experiences of bullying online. There are contributions from Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams, Olympic athlete Beth Tweddle and YouTuber Tomska. Presenter Chris Stark gathers a panel of anti-bullying and social media experts to hear the stories for the first time together and immediately give their thoughts and advice, in some way replicating the instant nature of social media abuse and how hard it is 'in the moment' to work out how to handle it.

Babymetal: Wembley To Tokyo2016050320160621 (R1)

Japanese culture is all around us, from games to movies, comic books to fashion magazines; and it's something that's fascinated Dev since he was a kid. The biggest cultural export from Japan in recent years has been the phenomenal rise of Babymetal; 3 school age girls fusing Metal with J-Pop, who recently performed a sold out concert in front of 12,000 fans at Wembley Arena.

Dev heads to Tokyo to learn more about the pop-culture that's spawned the band. He enters the world of traditional J-Pop idols (including Katy Perry endorsed Kyary Pamyu Pamyu), explores the Japanese rock scene (with Crossfaith), learns about kawaii fashion in Harajuku (Tokyo's equivalent to Camden Market) and has a wild karaoke night with a band called Ladybaby.

Beyond The Music: Musicals With Clara Amfo20161025

Clara Amfo was first handed the keys to Radio 1's famous Live Lounge in May 2015 and has been presenting the mid-morning show ever since. One thing even regular listeners to her show may not realise though is that she's also secretly a huge fan of musicals!

In this programme for Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories Clara explores how the musical has been reinvented in the 21st century.

She visits the set of hip-hop show In The Heights, as well as profiling Oliva Tweest, Britain's first Afrobeat musical. And three people from the Brit School tell us how they think musicals could become more successful than football...

Based on a short film made by BBC Arts' young creative team, The Collective.

Black Is A Dirty Word20161101

In December 2015 1Xtra presenter Seani B cancelled his New Year's Eve booking at a Bournemouth club after they were accused of turning away black customers.

For Seani it was this incident, and a seemingly growing numbers of cases like it, that motivated him to make this documentary.

In the programme, Seani explore the realities of life growing up and living in the UK as a black man or women.

Featuring singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka talking about his track 'Black Man In A White World'; and Major Lazer's Walshy Fire on the respect afforded or ignored by the wider industry for the black music scene.

Seani also looks into the issues faced by black women in the recruitment market, some even having to change their names to 'fit in'; and finds out why the Police feel their relationship with the young black community is better than ever.

Bob Marley's Exodus20171008

Released in 1977, 1Xtra celebrates Bob Marley's Exodus.

Bring Me The Horizon: Metal From The Steel City20160607

Bring Me The Horizon's rise to success has been fairly epic. Formed in Sheffield as teenagers over a mutual admiration for metalcore, they've defied critics to become one of the biggest British metal exports. Since the release of their debut album Count Your Blessings in 2006 the band have toured the world, consistently hitting bigger venues and gathering multiple accolades along the way.

Daniel P Carter explores how, having sold out massive arena shows and reaching main stage status at festivals, Bring Me The Horizon are paving the way for a new wave of festival headliners and catapulting metal music into the mainstream.

Britain's Young Witches20171101

Alice Levine explores the growing subculture of young witches and Wiccans online.

Alice Levine explores the growing subculture of young witches and Wiccans online.

By checking out Instagram threads such as #witchesofinstagram (over 800,000 posts) and YouTube tutorials, as well as meeting the real-life witches behind them, she finds out what it takes to become one; and looks at how technology and modern culture could be changing ancient traditions.

Bye Bye, Boobs20150224

When Claira Hermet was just nine years old she lost her Mum to breast cancer. Then three years ago she lost her sister too. After taking a genetic test, she discovered she had an 85% life chance of getting the disease. So to significantly reduce her own risk of breast cancer she's decided to have a double mastectomy.

In this programme for Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories, Claira will be sharing this difficult journey with you as she prepares to say goodbye to her boobs. We follow her as she describes her initial decision to opt for surgery, meet her family and friends to discover their reaction, and go with her to hospital on the day of surgery.

Along the way she also meets women who have shared similar experiences, from Katie and her sister who have different views on whether to have a mastectomy after also testing positive for the gene, to Diane, who is currently undergoing chemo for breast cancer. By sharing these conversations and discussing their fears together they help Claira prepare for what she's going to go through, and what has become known as Double D Day.

During the making of the programme Claira has been very open about her experiences with regular appearances in the national media. As a result many of the people her story has connected with have been getting in touch with Claira and providing a source of invaluable support on her difficult journey.

Can A Robot Replace Ed Sheeran?2017031920170321 (R1)

Greg James is on a mission. Can he find out a robot to replace Ed Sheeran?

He'll be teaming up with 15 mechanical machines from the Manchester Robot Orchestra to play Ed's song 'Shape of You'. But he wants to find a robot that can sing and dance just like Ed too!

After a nationwide search he thinks he's found the perfect humanoid robot - and maybe his Radio 1 audience love his creation more than the real Ed? He'll put it through its paces by challenging it to a live interview and a rap-off, aiming to find out how it measures up on-air to a real life celebrity.

Then, after an intense period of rehearsing and robot coding, we head to the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios. It could be the biggest night of their robotic lives - assuming none of them blow a fuse...

Chris Stark's Dry Diary20160301

Contrary to popular belief, there is evidence to suggest this generation is the cleanest living in decades, with increasing numbers of young people opting to abstain from drinking alcohol.

Chris Stark investigates the possible reasons for this, while also challenging himself to live a sober lifestyle for a month.

Classical Connections With Chilly Gonzales20150818

Chilly Gonzales joins the dots between the seemingly polarised worlds of classical and pop, taking us on a whirlwind journey through musical time with help from Alt J, Arcade Fire, London Grammar, Vampire Weekend, Clean Bandit and Bon Iver. Sitting at his piano, Chilly tells the story of 1000 years of musical evolution in just one hour, from medieval music to minimalism, and explains it's relevance to the hip-hop, metal, indie and dance music of today.

Chilly also hears from well known pop stars discussing their lesser known passions for classical music. Did you know that Beethoven is Vampire Weekend's top tip for a hangover cure? Or that Alt J would not exist if not for Gregorian Chanting? Or that Chopin's 'pop melodies' inspire London Grammar's Dot Major?

However, as BBC Radio 3's Suzy Klein states, classical music still has something of an image problem. Despite there being a thriving and exhilarating contemporary scene in the UK, with new music being brought to new spaces and audiences around the country, negativity around the term 'classical' persists. Over the course of this programme Chilly asks if these negative perceptions are fair.

For fans of Muse, Mozart, Plan B, Purcell, Justin Timberlake, JS Bach, Dr Dre and Dimitri Shostakovich.

Dan And Phil's Guide To Happiness20140113

Dan And Phil's Guide To Online Safety2013022520150209 (R1)

BBC Radio 1's Dan and Phil, from video blogs Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil, return with another Guide!

This time around it's their guide to being safe online. As they do everything on the internet, the boys should know the best ways to be safe and avoid being scammed and spammed, but can they still be caught out online?

Their journey through the world of online safety sees them getting advice from experts about identity fraud, scams, cyber-bullying and how to keep your online reputation intact. #Superuseful.

Diy Politics20150505

In the run up to the most hotly contended election for years, Tina Daheley follows five of the UK's leading youth activists as they campaign for their causes in the run-up to polling day.

Kieran, Melanie, Chante, Chris and Tamanna are prime examples of a new generation of young people that are turning away from party politics and moving towards direct action and alternative campaigning. Whether they're campaigning for better mental health services, fighting against fracking, on a mission to change the voting age, spearheading a human rights campaign or lobbying for the living wage, these young people are taking matters into their own hands, and making a lot of noise while they do it.

Through a mix of self recorded audio diaries, and confessional interviews from our five activists out on the campaign trail, Tina finds out what it means to be a youth campaigner in this intensely political year.

Drugs In The Post20170228

Newsbeat asks if listeners' postmen could be unknowingly delivering drugs ordered online.

Eastenders At 30: Real-life Drama2015120620151208 (R1)

We expect the life of a soap character to be full of drama, but what about those who actually go through what we see on screen?

As EastEnders turns 30, we look back at some of the biggest stories from the past 12 months, with Scott Mills speaking to the young actors and actresses behind the issues of stillbirth, depression, epilepsy and coming out. We find out how the cast members prepared for their storylines and what they learned in the process.

We then hear from young people who have faced these challenges in real life. Scott asks about the realities of the soap storylines and what advice they'd give to their counterparts on screen.

England's Soccer Sisters20150526

The England women's football team is flying out to Canada to compete in the World Cup and Dev's been to meet some of them at their training ground in Staffordshire as they prepare for the biggest tournament in the game.

He's been chatting to them about their love of football as well as their lives off the pitch. How tough is it for young women to compete at their level? What sacrifices have to be made? And what advice have they for other young women who'd like to shine in soccer?

In England's Soccer Sisters they tell Dev their stories and play the music that inspires them.

Extreme Festivals - The Festival That Never Sleeps20171010

Chris 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 - The Japanese Naked Man Festival20171017

Chris Stark travels to Japan to witness 'Hadaka Matsuri', The Naked Man Festival.

Chris Stark travels to Japan to witness the sacred "Hadaka Matsuri", which translates literally as "The Naked Man Festival."

Naked festivals are held all over Japan throughout the year, but originate from the Saidaiji Temple in Okyama - the place Chris is heading for. Over 9,000 men usually participate in the hope of gaining luck for the entire year to come.

Teamed up with an experienced festival friend, Chris has 48 hours to immerse himself in everything Hadaka Matsuri has to offer, including meeting a Monk, pre drinks with the "lads" and squeezing into a loin cloth. This ancient festival involves throwing sacred wood into a temple of fighting naked men and can be extremely dangerous, with some participants ending up bruised, broken and even dead in the search for enlightenment.

Will Chris risk it all and don a loin cloth to take part in this extreme tradition?

Extreme Festivals 2 - The Japanese Naked Man Festival20170328

Chris Stark travels to Japan to witness the sacred "Hadaka Matsuri", which translates literally as "The Naked Man Festival."

Naked festivals are held all over Japan throughout the year, but originate from the Saidaiji Temple in Okyama - the place Chris is heading for. Over 9,000 men usually participate in the hope of gaining luck for the entire year to come.

Teamed up with an experienced festival friend, Chris has 48 hours to immerse himself in everything Hadaka Matsuri has to offer, including meeting a Monk, pre drinks with the "lads" and squeezing into a loin cloth. This ancient festival involves throwing sacred wood into a temple of fighting naked men and can be extremely dangerous, with some participants ending up bruised, broken and even dead in the search for enlightenment.

Will Chris risk it all and don a loin cloth to take part in this extreme tradition?

Extreme Festivals: Spring Break, Cancun, Mexico20171024

Chris Stark heads to Cancun in Mexico for spring break to find out how Americans party!

Fabric And The Future Of Clubbing20160920

We look at the closure of London's Fabric, talking to representatives of the club, DJs, the leader of Islington council and the police; and then host a live discussion on the future of clubbing.

George The Poet's Stories From The Spectrum20150217

More than half a million people in the UK are thought to have autism, a condition that affects how people relate to the world around them.

One of those growing up with autism is Kenny Mpanga, younger brother of BBC Sound of 2015 shortlisted George the Poet. Together, George and Kenny explore what it means to be on the autistic spectrum.

Growing Up In Care20171112

Yasmin Evans explores what it's like growing up in care, and how creativity changes lives.

Yasmin Evans follows three young care leavers to find out what it's like growing up in care, and how they are using creativity to turn their lives around.

With record numbers of children in care in 2017, Yasmin explores what it's been like for these care leavers growing up as "looked-after" children. How has growing up in care affected them? With care leavers disproportionately represented in prison, how are they avoiding becoming a statistic?

The documentary will explore the role that creativity has played in these young people’s journeys and its importance in helping them seek careers they are driven and passionate about. Sophie is an exciting new voice in writing, Duke, an accomplished MC, whilst Michael is a budding radio presenter who’s been speaking to Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham in a bid to improve the lives of other care leavers like himself.

All three creatives have been set a brief to perform a piece at the 1Xtra Live Outreach Program based on their care story. With their mentors' support, and the work of Reform Radio, how are they using their creativity to turn their lives around?

The program is presented by current BBC 1Xtra daytime presenter Yasmin Evans, who is originally from Manchester and has been specifically commissioned as part of 1Xtra’s outreach work in the area ahead of 1Xtra Live at Manchester Arena on 11th November.

Growing Up Without A Dad20160112

1Xtra's DJ Target, who grew up without a dad himself, investigates the pros and cons of an absent father.

High Street Hijabis2015071420150825 (R1)

Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud fame and Muslim style and beauty vlogger Nabiilabee join together to explore why so many young Muslim women are turning to 'modest fashion' vloggers for inspiration on how to interpret their Western identities coupled with their Eastern religion and cultures.

The pair set out to uncover the truth about hijabis and the modest fashion movement. Along the way they will be set a £100 challenge to try and shop for each other on the UK high street. How will Nicola fare when choosing a modest fashion outfit and will Nabiilabee rise to the challenge of finding an outfit for Nicola?

Nicola and Nabiilabee will also be speaking to high street chains, high end labels and an Islamic scholar to explore the emergence of the modest fashion movement. They will be asking whether dressing stylishly conflicts with religion and trying to discover why British high streets and UK fashion houses have not yet tapped into this potential market.

How John Peel Changed My Life20141014

10 years on from John Peel's last show on Radio 1, Phil Taggart sits down for a round-table discussion with Annie Mac, Rob da Bank, Annie Nightingale and Huw Stephens to reflect on John's life and delve into the Radio 1 archive.

As well as giving listeners a taste of his eclectic, eccentric and endearing approach to broadcasting, they also pick current tracks that they'd like to play to John if he was still around today.

Over the course of the hour we hear from fellow presenters at Radio 1 to find out what it was like to work with John; alongside contributions from Jack White, Biffy Clyro and DJ Friction about how his support changed their lives. Plus 1Xtra's Cameo, Mala and Nicky Blackmarket explain how the 64 year old DJ introduced grime and dubstep to the nation just before his death.

How Smartphones Changed The World20170214

Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV, discovers how smartphones are changing the world.

Including reuniting refugees with lost family members, making the world more accessible for people who are blind and changing the way artists make music.

Jamal also hears from a Yazidi girl who uses her phone to communicate with girls who have escaped IS.

And then there's the social media campaign putting huge companies on the spot about the use of slaves in their supply chain.

After listening to this documentary, some may want to use their phones more, not less, and will have an answer for those who say they are wasting their time, or not living in the real world.

How To Make A Million-pound App2015110320170221 (R1)

A quick search online shows there are hundreds of software packages and 'how-to' guides that promise anyone can build an app. But for every Whatsapp or Snapchat there are countless failures. Dev embarks on a journey to find out just how easy, or not, it really is.

Along the way he meets young tech innovators, including Mohima Ahmed, recently named in Elle Magazine's 30 Women Under 30 for developing an English to Bengali translator app, which helps parents and school teachers communicate better; and Ted Nash, a serial entrepreneur who became the first teenager in the world to achieve 1,000,000 App Store downloads.

Dev immerses himself in start-up culture, learns to code and finds out just what it takes to build and launch a successful app.

Inside Team Gb20160802

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

Nick Bright goes inside Team GB as they get set for the Rio Olympics!

Inspiration Generation20130819

A year on from the Olympics, Gemma Cairney explores the struggles of young athletes.

Introducing George Ezra2014070720141223 (R1)

George Ezra was first played by BBC Introducing in February 2012. Just over two years later and he is releasing his debut album.

Huw Stephens takes a journey with George, from his home in Bristol to Budapest, the city which has propelled him to success. Travelling by train, Huw hears about the highs and lows of George's journey, from his first radio play on BBC Introducing to his two Glastonbury performances, from his selection on the Sound of 2014 shortlist to his debut album release in June 2014.

Is Protest Music Dead?2016012620160405 (R1)

Jamie MacColl is the guitarist from Bombay Bicycle Club. He also happens to come from an amazing heritage of protest singers - his grandfather was the British activist and protest singer Ewan MacColl, his grandmother is the US feminist and folk singer Peggy Seeger and his great uncle was Pete Seeger, who helped popularise the protest song "We Shall Overcome" in the 1960s.

However Jamie admits his own band's music is far from political.

Keen to explore the current state of "protest music", Jamie goes on a journey to find out who, if anyone, still makes protest music. And, if they don't, do musicians still find ways to speak out about issues, socially, politically or culturally?

From the #blacklivesmatter movement in the US, to artists saying what they really think on twitter, to the rise and rise of grime in the UK, Jamie finds out whether protest music is dead, or has just evolved.

Includes interviews with Billy Bragg, Olly from Years and Years, Hozier, Ghetts, Little Simz, Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari, US artist Tink and a sit down chat between Jamie and his own grandmother Peggy Seeger.

Isis: Young, British And Radicalised20151117

As a journalist on the BBC's Newsnight, Secunder Kermani has been reporting on the situation in Syria and Iraq for more then two years. In that time he's worked on many stories about how a small but worrying number of British Muslims have been joining ISIS to fight what they think is a jihad or holy war.

In this show for Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories, Secunder attempts to understand the allure of this brutal militant group. As a Muslim himself, he's always been intrigued by how people like him, raised in the UK, get involved with these radical beliefs that the vast majority of Muslims in Britain, and across the world, totally reject.

He explores how they attempt to attract new recruits, talks to former extremists, counter-terrorism police and follows the journey of a former supermarket security guard now fighting with ISIS in Syria. Secunder also meets the devastated family and friends of Britain's young jihadis here in the UK and explores the Government's continued efforts to tackle the problem.

Isis: Young, British And Radicalised20160315

As a journalist on the BBC's Newsnight, Secunder Kermani has been reporting on the situation in Syria and Iraq for more then two years. In that time he's worked on many stories about how a small but worrying number of British Muslims have been joining ISIS to fight what they think is a jihad or holy war.

In this show for Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories, Secunder attempts to understand the allure of this brutal militant group. As a Muslim himself, he's always been intrigued by how people like him, raised in the UK, get involved with these radical beliefs that the vast majority of Muslims in Britain, and across the world, totally reject.

He explores how they attempt to attract new recruits, talks to former extremists, counter-terrorism police and follows the journey of a former supermarket security guard now fighting with ISIS in Syria. Secunder also meets the devastated family and friends of Britain's young jihadis here in the UK and explores the Government's continued efforts to tackle the problem.

Jackmaster: Made In Glasgow20140512

Jackmaster celebrates the best of Glasgow's unique dance and electronic music scene.

Jessie J: Lyrics Of My Life20150120

Jessie J is more than just a pop star. She's a singer, a songwriter and, more importantly, a positive role model for young women and teenagers.

From a young age Jessie found solace in songwriting, which helped her to channel all of her emotions. As a result, her songs tap into issues for young people, going beyond a superficial level and telling deeper stories - stories which many of her dedicated fans recognise. Whether it's battling an illness, bullying, confidence issues, love, life or death - her lyrics resonate deeply.

Jameela Jamil presents the story of Jessie J, with the star talking us through the songs that have taken her from her school days to super stardom. We also find out how she copes with the pressure of being a high profile role model.

Music, culture, life.

Lad Points20141007

Last year Radio 1's Chris Stark introduced the world to the concept of Lad Points by accident.

Drafted in at the last minute to interview Hollywood A-lister Mila Kunis one of his first lines was that he'd earn 'massive lad points for this'.

The interview was viewed more than 12 million times and shared around the world, leading to appearances on the likes of Access Hollywood, Good Morning America and E News. But what actually are Lad Points and how do you go about earning them?

The stereotype most associated with being a lad involves getting drunk, sleeping around and generally being a bit of an idiot. Does that really have to be the case though? With the help of his army of Twitter followers Chris Stark investigates what it really takes to be the ultimate lad.

Along the way he meets an actual Dr of Lad Points, learns about the importance of climbing ability with 1000 young farmers and joins a bunch of real-life 'Inbetweeners' on a night out in Essex.

Life After The Deal2015080220150811 (R1)

Fame. Hits. Success. Money. Every young aspiring artist is certain that's what their future will hold when they sign on the dotted line of their first major music deal.

But in reality, even while still enjoying the whirl of relatively new-found celebrity, many performers can quickly find themselves 'parting ways' with their label, and almost as soon as they thought they'd 'made it'.

Imagine still being recognised, getting invited to premieres and parties, with fans asking for your autograph, but at the same time feeling crushed because you've been left without a deal and unemployed.

In 'Life After The Deal' MistaJam finds out what happens next, after the recording contract is cut short.

Macklemore And Ryan Lewis2014090920141230 (R1)

DJ Semtex travels to Seattle to meet the team behind one of the biggest albums of the last year - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

He heads to their studio to talk to them about their huge independent success, he takes Thrift Shop singer Wanz to the thrift shop and takes a tour of Seattle's famous Pike Place Market with vocalist Ray Dalton. Plus he revisits the first time he met Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, backstage at their first gig in London in 2012.

You'll also hear from Schoolboy Q, Rick Ross and Action Bronson on what they make of the duo's success.

Made In Ibiza20150804

From flyering to bar work, everyone's got to start somewhere.

Annie Mac explores DJs relationships with Ibiza, finding out who credits the White Isle with sparking off their career, who's grafted the hardest and what makes Ibiza the centre of the universe for dance music.

David Guetta, Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin tell tales of the early days, Hannah Wants shares the story of how she worked her way up to the decks of the biggest clubs and Annie follows dynamic duo GotSome on their very first trip to Ibiza. Annie also gathers stories from iconic DJs synonymous with Ibiza, including Nervo, Steve Lawler, Danny Avila and Jamie Jones.

Martin Garrix: Superstar Secrets20150127

Danny Howard uncovers the secret formula that has made Martin Garrix one of the biggest superstar DJs in the world right now, aged just 18.

We hear from fellow DJs Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Julian Jordan, NERVO, Mistajam and Scuba; and meet RJ, Martin's childhood friend from Holland. Martin's manager, Watse, reveals the strategy behind his UK number one 'Animals' and describes how he knew from their first meeting, when Martin was aged just 15, that there was something very special about him.

Martin himself tells us how he feels about the fame, the fans and the haters - and how he now regulalry hangs out with Tiesto, the man who first inspired him to be a DJ. Journalists from the UK and US describe how EDM music has exploded in America and why Dutch DJs seem to do it best. Martin also lets Danny in to a secret about what he does with all the music he can't release under his own name and explains how a certain Scooter Braun, manager of Justin Beiber, is helping him build an even brighter future.

Meet The Net Addicts20141104

As increasing numbers of people admit to problems with compulsive online porn viewing, visiting adult chat rooms, gaming, or spending excessive time on social networks, Aled Haydn Jones examines how the information technology that we all take for granted is becoming a problem for some.

Children as young as 11 are being treated for addiction to computer games; and, in some cases, their parents have been threatened with violence when they tried to take devices away from them.

In this programme Aled meets several young people for whom being online has turned negative - among them 20 year old David from Belfast, whose gaming habits went out of control. 'I'd play for 16 hours every single day, I would get up, switch my lap top on, immediately start playing until it was time to sleep. I wouldn't even get up to get food, I'd get my parents to bring the meals out to me because I just didn't want to get out of the zone.'

David says one game really took over his life. 'I had to win. It was life or death. Whenever I did lose I'd lose my cool. I'd shout at people and I smashed so much stuff just through playing online games.'

Linda's 21 year old son Connor, from London, developed a gaming addiction over three years after suffering from clinical depression. He would spend 13 or 14 hours online constantly and Linda says it had a physical impact on her son. 'He would eat a diet of coca cola and pizza and take it all up to his room. He put on about three stone.'

But gaming isn't the only online activity which can take over your life. 19 year old Danny from Alnwick developed an addiction to posting selfies of himself on Facebook and other social media. He says: 'I was posting 200 selfies a day, it was completely out of control and technology enabled that.'

Aled hears from experts about how widespread the problem is and how online habits are often related to other issues in peoples' lives. He also hears about a centre in America dedicated to helping people with their online addictions.

Mumford & Sons: Gentlemen Of The Road20150922

All four members of Mumford and Sons talk exclusively to Radio 1 as they take us backstage at their Gentleman of the Road Stopover festival in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands.

The band decided to start putting on the Stopover tours so they could get all their favourite musician friends and artists they admire together in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the UK and abroad.

Inviting us along to their event in the Scottish Highlands at the beginning of August 2015, Marcus, Ted, Ben and Winston talk us through the line-up, the scenery, the reasons they put these festivals on and where they hope to take them in the future.

Talking to the band over the two days of the festival we follow them in the build-up to their headlining gig at the end of the second day. We also meet some of the other artists playing the festival. Featuring The Maccabees, Lianne La Havas, Jack Garratt, King Charles and Rachel Sermanni.

Music By Numbers: Drake20171105

Clara 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 Sheeran20171122

Clara Amfo uses numbers to tell the story of Ed Sheeran

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

Like how how old was he when he supported his favourite band? What did it take for him to become the most streamed artist in the whole world? And how much did a fan pay for a bunch of his old clothes?

We speak to a host of fans, collaborators and officials who give us the lowdown on all things Ed - including the teenager who he surprised on stage, the dance teacher who taught him ballroom and the guys behind the Ed Sheeran puppet.

Music In Vogue20110207

Fashion stylist and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter, Gemma Cairney takes a look at the long running love affair between fashion and music.

She'll be casting an expert's eye over the extravagant outfits of Lady Gaga, finding out the true cost of all those costume changes on stage, and asking why so many musicians are starting their own fashion labels, as well as playing out the big hits for the catwalk.

Featuring the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Ironik, Hurts, Alesha Dixon, Grace Woodward (Fashion Director on the X Factor), and The Wombats.

My Digital Death20170207

What's it like to fight a life-limiting illness and post every step of the journey online? We meet three vloggers doing just this. With unreserved honesty, Fiona, Laura and May broadcast their daily struggles with treatment on digital platforms.

From sharing videos of colostomy bag fittings and head scarf tutorials right through to shocking videos listing the numerous organs that will be removed in surgery, nothing is hidden from their digital audience as they capture the reality of what life is like with a terminal illness.

And all three have their own personal milestones to reach: Laura hopes to stay well enough to make it to her dream wedding day; Fiona is battling to stay alive against a rare type of cancer; and leukemia sufferer May is searching for a matching donor.

With the roller-coaster of emotions they're on, social media acts as an outlet on which they can vent their frustrations, anger, highs and lows. In My Digital Death we'll see how they cope with the unique pressures of their illnesses and how their thousands of social media followers help them through their fight for life.

My Mum Wants To Die20150630

24-year old Josh has recently discovered that, like his mum, he carries the Huntington's Disease gene. Eventually Josh won't be able to swallow, let alone play rugby, but he is adamant that both he and his mum will end their lives before the disease takes hold.

Currently, in the UK it is illegal to assist someone ending their life and a £30,000 trip to Dignitas in Switzerland is not an option Josh and his mum can afford. Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill is soon to re-enter Parliament, and Josh is campaigning for a change in the law, but what exactly would it mean?

We follow Josh on a journey to meet others with a range of views and experiences; including a young disability campaigner against the new law and a group of young medics who may have to assist their patients dying in the future.

Will Josh see the bigger picture and change his mind, or will he continue to fight for him and his mum to die with dignity on their terms?

New York Hijabis20170411

Having met in 2015 whilst making the Radio 1 documentary 'High Street Hijabis', former Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts and YouTube vlogger Nabiilabee return to investigate what it means to be a Muslim woman who wants to dress modestly but fashionably in Trump's America.

With exclusive backstage access to Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan's 2017 New York Fashion Week show, which featured an all hijabi model line-up on the catwalk and immigrant models, this timely documentary shines a light on an industry that by 2019 is estimated to be worth $327 billion.

'New York Hijabis' also meets with designers, journalists, activists, modeling agents and social media influencers to better understand the scene and explore the differences between the industry in the US and UK.

Amidst President Trump's two failed travel bans, what is it like to be a Muslim in America right now and what effect has President Trump's political rhetoric had on the modest fashion industry? Especially when contrasted against the idea that modest fashion seeks to empower Muslim females who wish to dress modestly and fashionably.

Newsbeat: Brought Up On Porn20160906

A generation has now grown up with easy access to a range of online pornography. Men, women and a couple explore in detail the impact porn has had on their lives in this very frank and honest documentary from the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Newsbeat team.

How has porn changed what's now seen as "normal"sex? What pressure has it put on men and women in terms of how to perform, expectations, consent and body image? Has it allowed people to explore their sexual identity in a way that wasn't possible before? And where does porn fit in to everyday relationships - how would you feel about your partner watching porn on a regular basis? Or is it something you've watched together?

Notting Hill Carnival At 502016082120160830 (R1)

Toddla T celebrates five decades of Europe's biggest street party with the help of Norman Jay, Shy FX and Channel One Sound System. As the carnival turns 50 he also explores the remarkable history behind the event, hearing first hand from people who saw it unfold.

10 years ago Toddla attended his first carnival, travelling down on the train from Sheffield with his record box. Since then he has never missed a year and now runs his own soundsystem featuring artists such as Sean Paul, Mike Skinner and Julio Bashmore. In the show Toddla explores the reasons it first captured his imagination and meets the DJs and artists that make it the biggest and best, year in, year out.

Finally, Toddla and production outfit Jus Now present the biggest modern carnival classics..

Also featuring Radio 1 DJ's Annie Mac, DJ Target and a true legend of carnival, David Rodigan.

Pete Tong First20161129

Celebrating 25 years with Radio 1, Pete Tong looks back at his career so far, with the help of some of the people who have played a part in his journey.

Joined by Sasha, Chase and Status, Goldie and Kölsch, Pete talks the 'firsts' - from his very first show on Radio 1, to the launch of the Essential Mix, which was the UK's first mix show, to the first Ibiza broadcast and the first plays of some iconic tracks.

With further contributions from the biggest electronic names, hear the man who helped make dance culture what it is today discuss his career and how it impacted the nation. As well as that, he talks lowlights, highlights, his own cockney rhyming slang, how he felt being awarded his MBE, along with a few surprises and entertaining stories along the way.

Puppet On A String: Sexual Exploitation In Gangs20140127

Radio 1's Gaming Show With Julia Hardy20151228

Julia Hardy hosts Radio 1's first ever dedicated Gaming show, featuring special guests Youtubers Vikkstar and Spencer FC, plus voice of The Witcher Doug Cockle.

Julia also reveals her Top 3 games of 2015 and previews 3 unique games coming out in 2016. And every track in the show is from a video game!

Radio 1's Movie Show With Rhianna20141224

Radio 1 and 1Xtra film critic Rhianna Dhillon takes a look back at the best movies of 2014 and digs out highlights from her interviews with the biggest film stars, including Jude Law, Joel Edgerton and Daniel Radcliffe.

She also recommends the best films to watch on TV over the Christmas period; and previews the big releases in 2015.

Radio 1's Movie Show With Rhianna20151230

Rhianna looks back on the biggest movies of 2015, previews films to look out for in 2016 and talks to A-listers Jennifer Lawrence, Eddie Redmayne and Quentin Tarantino!

Rap In Rio With Dj Semtex20160809

Away from the gleaming stadiums and corporate sponsorship, Rap in Rio shows the gritty flip-side of the Olympic host city through the lens of its rap and hip-hop culture. DJ Semtex explores a scene that has boomed in recent years, its MCs emerging from the city's troubled favelas to deliver increasingly political messages and party music to millions of fans.

We'll hear about what makes Rio hip-hop unique from OG Papo Reto. Rising stars Cartel MCs and Croc tell of life growing up in the favelas, and how this has shaped a new, politicised sub-genre that is distinct from the local 'funk' that since the 1980s has glorified drugs and violence. The Apple Woman tells of her battle to cut through the dominant machismo as a female artist, and British grime star Bugzy Malone samples the party scene to find out what all the fuss is about.

Rap's Biggest Beefs20160726

DJ Semtex guides you through 10 of the biggest beefs in rap history - the feuds and diss tracks that have changed the game!

Beefing isn't a recent addition in hip hop, but lately it does feel like things have reached a whole new level, with rappers playing out their high-profile clashes over social media and releasing outrageous diss tracks overnight. Whether it's Drake vs Meek Mill, or 50 Cent vs the world, when rappers beef, everyone talks about it.

As more and more artists get dragged into lyrical warfare, Semtex asks the question 'Is beefing good for the game?' and 'When does clashing cross the line?'. We hear words from the rappers involved, including Jay-Z, Ice Cube and Skepta, plus analysis from DJs and journalists close to the music.

Prepare to hear some of the nastiest lyrics and harshest put downs, as Semtex spins all of the biggest diss tracks to have emerged from these disputes.

DJ Semtex goes through ten of the biggest beefs in rap history.

Rockstar Gamers20140825

The most subscribed to channels on YouTube are based around video games - whether it's The Yogscast playing Minecraft, Ali A playing Call Of Duty, or PewDiePie playing pretty much anything to entertain his 29 million subscribers. These gamers film themselves playing, post it on YouTube, millions watch, and the money from advertising rolls in.

Gaming is a massive global entertainment industry and young people are finding different ways to harness its appeal to build lucrative careers, either through 'Let's Play' videos on YouTube or by competing for the massive prize pools at pro-gaming E-sports competitions.

Games journalist Julia Hardy meets these 'Rockstar gamers' and reveals how they've made it and the ups and downs of gaining fame, fortune and influence so quickly. This programme features YouTubers The Yogscast, KSI and Ali A as well as professional competitive gamers, Radio 1's own internet stars Dan and Phil, and YouTube's head of global gaming, Rodrigo Velloso.

Running With Grief20160329

In March 2015 Clara Amfo was in Paris, about to run the Paris half marathon, when she received a phone call to tell her that her father had died suddenly. She came straight home and was plunged into the chaos and emotional turmoil of bereavement: a turmoil that she had to hide from the millions of listeners to her new morning show on Radio 1.

As the anniversary of her father's death approaches, Clara explores the impact of losing a parent, on herself and others. Over 24,000 children are bereaved of a parent each year in Britain, yet it's a subject we are notoriously bad at dealing with and talking about.

Clara will talk through the first year without her dad with brutal honesty, the highs and lows, as well as setting out to meet other young people who've lost a parent to find out how it's affected their lives and what they wish others had and hadn't said to them.

Alongside all this, Clara decides to re-train for the Paris half-marathon, taking place the day before the anniversary of her dad's death. Will she finish unfinished business? And will re-training and completing the marathon she never got to run before give her something positive to take away from the most difficult year of her life?

We would like to say a huge thank you to STARS Bereavement Services and Oakleaf Bereavement Services for all of their help and support.

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School Of Tupac20160719

One of the most explosive figures in rap, Tupac Shakur became as known for his outspokenness on social issues as he did for his music. It transformed him into a hip-hop icon.

Tupac was a passionate advocate for a different kind of education to the one he'd received and so, to mark the 20th anniversary of his untimely death, Charlie Sloth joins a group of teens and goes back to school. Except the subject isn't Maths or English, it's Tupac Shakur.

DJ Target is first up, taking on teaching duties to run us through the history of Tupac - from wide-eyed arts student to gangsta rap's most fearsome figure. A.Dot leads a class discussion on the philosophies of Tupac, using some of his most famous quotes to spark debate. Then journalist Kieran Yates illustrates how Tupac's personal politics are just as relevant today as they were on the day he died.

Charlie also speaks to UK rappers and die-hard Tupac fans, Yungen and Sneakbo, who talk about his influence on their own careers and how Tupac's legacy has endured years after his death.

Science Of Sound20150929

Sound. It's all around us. And it may be easy to think that what we hear is accidental. But is that true?

From the tones on our phone, to the music whilst we shop, Alice Levine speaks to sound designers and experts as she goes on a journey of sonic discovery to explore how the Science of Sound impacts on our everyday lives.

Second Time Lucky20150915

Some bands and artists make it big on their first attempt. But for most, there are dead ends, false starts and a whole load of lessons learned before success comes knocking.

So what happens between an act making music for fun for the first time, through to them getting chart success, being played on the radio or selling out tours?

For some, it's about finding a collaborator who unlocks something within them; for others it's about ditching one sound and deciding on another; for others it's about hitting a brick wall, and being determined to climb over it.

In Second Time Lucky, Alice Levine hears from John Newman, Foxes, Metronomy, Run The Jewels, Wolf Alice, All Time Low and Oritse - once hitting the heights with JLS, now carving a solo career with OWS - about trying, failing, learning, trying again, and succeeding.

Six Stories Of Bombay Bicycle Club20141216

Why make one documentary about a band when you can make six? Shaking up the BBC Radio 1 Stories concept, this hour long programme features six mini documentaries about Bombay Bicycle Club, all devised and made in collaboration with the band themselves.

Each fronted by a different presenter or member of the band, they include a ten minute mix by singer Jack Steadman, pulling together all their influences - musical and otherwise. Long time supporter Huw Stephens sits the band down in the studio to discuss the anatomy of a track, finding out how their creations evolve from early demos into the final versions on the album. And the band introduce us to their most important collaborators, from guitarist Jamie MacColl's dad (a musician in his own right and half-brother of the late Kirsty MacColl), to singer Lucy Rose and producer Jim Abbiss.

Not only that, but we also have our own mini rock-doc as we follow the band preparing for one of the biggest gigs of their lives at London's Earl's Court, which rounds off an extraordinary year for Bombay Bicycle Club. A year in which they've had a number 1 selling album and been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Plus Zane Lowe is given the chance to play the band some of their hilariously awkward early Radio 1 interviews as they discuss their reputation for being media-shy.

Last, but by no means least, we hand the reins over to the band's maverick keyboardist and video-maker Louis to create his own wild-card ten minute masterpiece for Radio 1. Anything could happen.

Slipknot: Hellbound2015031720150609 (R1)
20160105 (R1)

Slipknot, one of the most prolific and brutal metal bands out there, are back.

The masked 9-piece heavy metal band from Des Moines, IOWA first descended on the UK in 1999 when they released their debut self-titled album. 16 years and five album releases later they're now a multi-platinum, grammy-award winning band, renowned for their chaotic live shows.

Daniel P Carter gains exclusive access to the band backstage at the final show of their first UK tour in six years. Here he catches up with band members Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan and Jim Root about their long awaited return to the UK following the death of founding member Paul Gray and the departure of drummer Joey Jordison.

Dan finds out what goes into the making of a Slipknot show and hears from fans excited to witness Slipknot live, after years of anticipation.

Also features interviews with Architects, Bullet For My Valentine, Enter Shikari, KORN, Modestep, The One Hundred, While She Sleeps and Young Guns.

Soundtrack Of A Break-up2016020920160412 (R1)

From break it off to shake it off, Alice Levine looks at the different emotions we go through after a breakup, and the anthems they've inspired. The Vamps, Craig David, Nina Nesbitt and more join the Radio 1 family to talk about their experiences and share their break-up advice.

From the initial shock right through to getting back out there and moving on with life, someone has written a song about it. Alice discovers why music can be so powerful in a breakup, how artists channel their failed romances into their music and even what it's like to be the star of a breakup song!

From break it off to shake it off, Alice Levine looks at the different emotions we go through after a breakup, and the anthems they've inspired. Katy B, Craig David, Nina Nesbitt and more join the Radio 1 family to talk about their experiences and share their break-up advice.

Study Drugs20170418

Students across the UK are feeling the pressure - Deadlines looming, fees increasing, graduate jobs even harder to find. More and more are turning to what they hope will be a chemical solution. But it's not without risk.

Dev enters the "grey market" to try and get to the bottom of the study drug phenomenon. Are they really a safe and reliable answer? Or are students treating themselves like guinea pigs, unsure of the repercussions?

Usually reserved for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Narcolepsy, students without these conditions are trying to get razor-sharp focus. But it's a double-edged sword, as students encounter side-effects from insomnia to nausea.

Second year Alecia has experience. From her American high school to University in Bristol, they've never been hard to find. The studying went well - she got into her first-choice university. But the anxiety, sleeplessness and frenzied tidying were an unwanted consequence.

For Jake, study drugs were a crutch in his hour of need. As his mental health deteriorated and he fell behind, they seemed like a reasonable option. After hours of research, he took the plunge, noting his change in mood and focus. But the headaches were a nightmare.

For rugby-loving Tom study drugs seemed like a pill-shaped answer - just not that big of a deal. But with doping illegal in most competitive sports, is it cheating to take a shortcut academically?

With many unsure of what they're actually taking, Dev tries to demystify the subject and look at the science. He'll meet Dr Ali, who takes him deep inside the brain to figure out what's really going on; and unveil the layers beneath the Study Drug allure.

For help and advice, check out Radio 1's online pages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5FJLMYNjX259JGsgQ3zhxG1/category-drink-drugs.

Sugar Rush20170404

Radio 1 looks at the male and female students who are turning to 'sugar daddies' to help pay their fees, finding out how much they can receive and what is expected in return.

Suicide Survivors With Professor Green20140120

Superstar Wrestlers20160628

When Greg James was younger he dreamt of being a superstar wrestler (and we have the home movies to prove it). Fast forward 20 years and that's not looking particularly likely; but, if you did fancy yourself as the next WWE World Heavyweight champion, how would you go about it?

Greg heads to New York and goes behind the scenes with the superstars of WWE to learn just what it takes to make it to the top of a business like no other. Back in the UK, Greg also catches up with the next generation of superstars in WWE's developmental brand NXT at Download festival.

What will happen when Greg enters the unpredictable world of professional wrestling and does he have what it takes to be a King of the Ring?

Featuring WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Sami Zayn, Enzo Amore, Big Cass, Charlotte, Triple H and many more!

Ten Teens Who Changed The World20141021

Gemma Cairney celebrates the outstanding achievements of ten game changing teens from all over the world - from the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head because she stood up for education, to Nick D'Aloisio who signed a million pound deal on his 16th birthday after teaching himself to code aged twelve.

There are many different ways to change the world as Gemma discovers, meeting inspirational young people from all walks of life, all with unique passions and talents. The one thing they have in common is that they all made a big impression on the world before their 20th birthday.

We hear stories of incredible bravery like Eliza Rebeiro who spoke out against knife crime and has gone on to motivate thousands of others to do the same; and we witness awe inspiring geekiness, such as Brittany Wenger who aged 17 developed a software program that is over 99% effective in diagnosing breast cancer. We also hear from Clean Bandit, Eats Everything, Mistajam and Annie Mac about three different teens from times past who helped kick start whole new musical genres.

Along the way Gemma picks up some practical tips from the remarkable young people she meets and hears the reality of what it's like to take on such huge responsibility at such a young age.

The A To Z Of Magnetic Man2011011720110223 (R1)

Another chance to hear Magnetic Man's A to Z musical journey.

The A To Z Of Sub Focus2010020120110223 (R1)

Another chance to hear Sub Focus's musical trip from A to Z.

The Art Of The Live Lounge Cover20150908

Clara Amfo follows the progress of Foxes, Mark Ronson and Krept and Konan as they prepare and perform their Radio 1 Live Lounge cover versions. Plus Clara finds out how playing other artists' songs has become a key part of the Live Lounge format and of music in general.

She talks to Slaves, Little Mix, Kelly Clarkson, Years and Years and more about their approach to covers, plus Jo Whiley and Fearne Cotton reveal the secrets behind their favourite Live Lounge covers of all time.

Music, culture, life.

The Beatles And Black Music20110228

Forty years after they settled on their name, Radio 1 looks at the influence of the Beatles on black music - the very genre they confess to taking many of their ideas from at the start of their career.

The Fear20140930

Almost 1 in 5 people feel anxious a lot or all of the time. Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health problems in the UK, yet it is still under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Jameela Jamil has suffered with anxiety and depression since she was a child. With help from a therapist, she is starting to be able to control her condition and its affect on her life is lessening. In 'The Fear', Jameela investigates the causes and cures, and speaks to others whose lives have been affected.

Jameela has found that having a career in the spotlight has worsened her anxiety. She speaks to X-Factor winner James Arthur and singer Laura Mvula to see how they have juggled their music careers with their own battles with anxiety. She also chats to presenter Anna Williamson, who conquered her fear of swimming pools and went on to appear on ITV's 'Splash'.

Keen to get an expert's view on anxiety and depression, Jameela asks The Radio 1 Surgery's Dr Radha and the charity Mind to find out how young people can access help, and learn what can be done to combat anxiety and depression.

Finally, Jameela speaks to four young people whose battles with anxiety and depression have already had a significant impact on their lives. She finds out what life has been like living with these conditions at such a young age, and discusses how young people can move forward when battling anxiety and depression.

The Future Of Contraception20161122

Radio 1 and 1Xtra investigates the future of contraception. This summer a study of over a million women found that those on the pill were more likely to suffer from depression. The research led to an outpouring of anecdotes across the news outlets and social media about the unwanted side effects from hormonal contraception; and a feeling that women don't want to suffer in silence any more.

In this programme, presenters Dev and Yasmin investigate the future of contraception. They explore what the alternatives are to the pill (did you know there are 15 types of contraception currently available in the UK?), and whether all the talk of a male pill is going to lead to a contraceptive revolution in the next few years.

Has the time really come for guys to step up and take responsibility for birth control?

The Golden Rules Of Money20150203

Join Chris Stark for Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Golden Rules of Money, ten top tips for taking care of your cash.

Chris collects money advice from super scrimpers, musicians and his fellow DJs. Find out what Years and Years used to save up for when they were little, what it's like to go bankrupt from Miquita Oliver and how rapper/businessman Lethal Bizzle runs his Dench empire.

Chris learns about making serious money with Theo Paphitis from Dragon's Den, spending it with DJ duo Gorgon City and losing it with Tulisa, as she tells Chris about tough decisions and having to sell her dream home.

The House That Africa Built2015032920150331 (R1)

DJ Edu explores the unique style of house music coming out of Africa.

The Scandinavian Invasion20140923

What do you think of when you think of Scandinavia? ABBA? IKEA? Old news. Alice Levine takes a look at the new wave of Scandinavian imports making it big in the UK.

You might be surprised to discover just how much the Nordic region has influenced everyday life over here - from the high street fashion brands and Scandi foods lining our shelves and shops, to some of our most popular apps and games, and even A-Level media students studying The Killing.

There's no escape from the Scandinavian Invasion in the music industry either - from megastars like Avicii to super producers like Max Martin, it's safe to say that the charts would look very different without our Scandi friends. We'll be hearing from some of the hottest artists from the region - Tove Lo, Mapei, First Aid Kit and Àsgeir - and finding out who's going to be the next big Scandi act to grace our shores.

The Secret Of Star Wars2015121320151215 (R1)

What is the secret of Star Wars? For nearly 40 years it has broken box office records, inspired devotion amongst millions of fans worldwide, and created unprecedented levels of hype in the lead-up to each new film. What's the reason for the franchise's appeal, even among young people who may never have seen one of the previous 6 films?

To mark the release of Star Wars Episode 7, Dev talks to the stars and director of 'The Force Awakens'; and charts the history of the franchise from 1977 to the present day. What is it about Star Wars' simple good vs evil storyline that connects with people, how have the films pushed back the boundaries of technical achievement...and what is it about 'The Force' and Jedis that intrigue audiences at such a profound level - even inspiring some people to adopt Jedi-ism as their religion?

Featuring interviews with new young British stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Director JJ Abrams, as well as some fascinating bits of footage from the BBC Archive.

The Secret Of The Fast And The Furious20170425

It's the low-budget car movie that became a multi-billion dollar mega-franchise. Radio 1's Ali Plumb speaks to the stars to find out what makes The Fast And The Furious so popular.

As well as talking to Vin Diesel, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron and more, Ali meets the man in charge of the muscle cars, Dennis McCarthy, and gives us a history of this epic series.

The Secrets Of The Soundtracks2013093020141028 (R1)

Tying in the wider BBC season celebrating Soundtracks, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Film Critic, Rhianna Dhillon, presents The Secrets Of The Soundtrack, revealing what goes on behind the scenes to make a movie sound as good as it looks.

Contributors include Quentin Tarantino, Clint Mansell, Danny Elfman, Twilight composer Carter Burwell, Jennifer Aniston, Bastille and two guys in Bristol who are among the world's leading sound designers for Hollywood Blockbuster movie trailers.

Rhianna discovers how original score (new instrumental music specially composed for a film), source tracks (pre-existing tracks by bands and artists) and sound design (atmospheric noise and sound effects), all combine to make a movie come alive. She hears the inside story from the people who pick and license the music in films; and analyses famous soundtrack moments from John Williams' 'Jaws' to Cliff Martinez and Kavinsky's 'Drive'.

The Sharing Generation20140902

BBC Radio 1's Dev meets the current generation of digitally literate young people who are redefining the traditional concept of owning things. He dives into the UK's rapidly growing sharing economy - estimated to be worth more than £22.4 billion - looking at how a generation raised on the motto 'copy, paste, share' are using those skills to access whatever they need using smartphones and the internet.

From Freecycle to Ebay, Air BnB to Zipcar, you've probably encountered the sharing economy in one of its many forms already. Lily Cole, Ed Sheeran, Gemma Cairney and Elton John's suit all have sharing in common, so spend a day in Dev's world as he attempts to borrow, swap and share his way through 24 hours: swishing for clothes, borrowing a canine companion, picking up dinner from the most local takeaway imaginable and trying out couchsurfing.

Dev finds out if this is a short-term trend in response to the difficult economy, or the start of a new sense of community and connection, providing unique experiences with real people rather than faceless brands.

The Sound Of 2014 Story20140106

The Sound Of 201520150106

Radio 1 takes a look at the artists tipped for big things as part of the BBC's Sound of 2015.

The Story Of Izzy Dix20161115

In 2013 in Brixham, Devon, 14-year-old Izzy Dix took her own life. Newsbeat investigate the circumstances surrounding her death and find out about her life in the months beforehand.

They unearth issues which affect hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK - from online bullying to problems at school and suicide. Along the way they speak to Izzy's mum, visit her school and meet the troll hunter vowing to stop a repeat of what happened to the Dix family.

The Story Of Lily Allen20140623

Greg James looks back over the life and career of Lily Allen, fresh from meeting her backstage at Radio 1's Big Weekend. Using this as a starting point, he delves into the archives to see how far she's come both musically and in her personal life.

From her first ever live session for Radio 1 on Gilles Peterson's show back in 2006, to hosting Jo Whiley on her dad's houseboat, to the cosy chat she had in 2009 with Annie Nightingale, we hear how she's been open and honest right from the start. And we discover how that honesty has got her into trouble over the years.

Exploring the highs and lows of a chart-topping career, this is the story of Lily Rose Cooper, otherwise known as Lily Allen.

The Story Of My Chemical Romance20110221

In October 2010 Radio 1 went to My Chemical Romance's comeback show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. One of the fans that day loved the band so much, we asked her to make a documentary about them - and this is the result. Flossi Gibson presents her story of My Chemical Romance.

The Story Of Rick Ross20141125

Following his headline set at 1Xtra Live in Birmingham, DJ Semtex catches up with Rick Ross to talk in depth about his life and career to date.

From his place within Def Jam's legacy and the beef with 50 Cent, to his recent weight loss and his work with the likes of Drake, Kanye and Jay-Z, nothing is off limits.

Plus there's another chance to check out live music from his amazing set at 1Xtra Live in Birmingham.

The Story Of Rudimental2015051920150623 (R1)

Ahead of their performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich, Mistajam heads to East London to find out whether Rudimental are responsible for changing the face of British music.

Sitting down with Leon, Kesi, Piers and Amir in the very studio where the group have been putting the final touches to their hugely anticipated second album, Mistajam discovers where the boys took their influences from, how they merged underground club music genres with pop and electronic music, and created a sound that has arguably broken the mould for UK music.

In an age when it's no longer possible to define music by the colour of someone's skin, the band talk about growing up with the sounds of soul and funk, and variously getting into garage, grime and hip hop. They explain how the multi-culturalism of East London shaped their open attitude to musical genres and why going to youth clubs, having Heartless Crew visit their school, and working as mentors influenced their ideology, giving them the drive to provide a platform for others. This platform has helped kickstart the careers of John Newman and Ella Eyre, and is likely do the same for a new set of unknown singers on the new album, as the band reveal.

Helping to tell the story are Leon's mum Beverley, and Piers' parents Percy and Dot...revealing such gems as how Leon nearly ended up a child acting star, not a musician, and the time Piers was going to be a tortoise breeder! We also hear from Amir's childhood friend and the leader of his youthgroup, and artist MNEK drops by from the studio next door, where he too met the group and became part of what is now the Rudimental family.

Music, culture, life.

The Story Of Sam Smith20141209

Zane Lowe catches up with Sam Smith at the end of an amazing year for the BBC's Sound Of 2014 winner.

It's almost hard to believe now, but when Sam was announced as the Sound Of winner in January, he was still relatively unknown.

Despite success with both Naughty Boy's 'La La La' and Disclosure's 'Latch' he'd yet to establish himself as a solo artist. Fast forward to December though and he's now one of the world's best selling artists, with success on a scale no-one would have dared to predict.

With the help of Sam's friends and collaborators, Zane Lowe breaks down the story so far for Sam.

It's a chance to dig a little deeper into his success over the last year and all of the experiences that got him there.

The Story Of The Bond Song2015102020151110 (R1)

The Bond song is a unique intersection between the worlds of music and film. Every time there's a new 007 film, the mystery begins; which artist will be chosen to record the Bond song? How will it compare to the classic Bond themes from across the decades?

Nick Grimshaw celebrates the musical heritage of James Bond, from the iconic original Monty Norman instrumental theme through such classic tracks as 'Live And Let Die', 'Goldfinger', 'A View To A Kill' and 'Skyfall'... all the way to the newest Bond song 'Writing's On The Wall' by Sam Smith.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Sam Smith, his co-writer Jimmy Napes, and prolific Bond music producer David Arnold, this documentary talks to the characters at the heart of story of The Bond song. There are also contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, 007 Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and Radio 1 film critic Rhianna Dhillon.

The Tigers Of Butetown2016041720160419 (R1)

Butetown in Cardiff is one of the city's youngest and most diverse areas. In fact Tiger Bay youth, a community based football club there, has players from more than 20 different nationalities playing for them.

Set up just four years ago they already have four teams, all run by volunteers, and dream of developing a player from the area who goes on to play for Wales. In this documentary for Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories, Mim Shaikh explores Butetown through the eyes of the Tiger Bay youth team players. Exploring their lives and getting to know how they feel about issues relating to housing, multiculturalism and political engagement.

The Uk's Hidden Slaves20161018

Radio 1 Stories hears from young people who were trafficked and enslaved in the U.K. These people bravely speak out against their former slave owners and traffickers to tell their stories. Presented by Radio 1's Dev.

We may have thought the U.K. abolished slavery but it is still happening in brothels, farms, construction sites, car washers, nail bars and even on your street. Victims are usually vulnerable individuals, often captured when they’re young and may never know a life of freedom.

Slaves can be controlled on an international scale by their traffickers and slave holders. And yet this crime is hidden from the police and the public. We will hear what really goes on in this criminal underworld operating in the U.K. as former slaves speak out for the first time.

The Uk's Newest Sound20171029

It's the UK's newest sound... fusing UK MCs, West African melodies and dancehall riddims.

Some call it Afro-Bashment, some call it Afro-Swing, some call it UK Afrobeats.

It doesn't have a single name yet, but with millions of views online, regular radio rotation and a Top 20 hit this summer alone, there's a new UK sound that's gone from underground to mainstream in astonishing time.

In a move away from the 140bpm tempo and intensity of grime, a new crop of artists including Tion Wayne, Eugy, Afro B and Abracadabra combine influences from UK artists like Sneakbo and Donae'o, West African melodies and dancehall riddims.

With J Hus being nominated for a Mercury Award and major label backing for Kojo Funds, Yxng Bane and Lotto Boyzz, will we look back on 2017 as a tipping point for this sound, or is it just a wave approaching its peak?

We bring together P Montana, Team Salut and GA, some of the scene's pioneering taste-makers to tell the story and look at the future of a sound that's at once distinctly UK, but with worldwide appeal.

The World Of Fka Twigs20150324

27 year old Tahliah Barnett, otherwise known as FKA Twigs, has gone from music video backing dancer for the likes of Jessie J to Mercury and Brit-nominated artist in what seems like a very short amount of time. But in fact her journey to this point started many years ago, taking her from rural Gloucestershire to London to the USA and back to London via punk, dance and cabaret.

In this programme Zane Lowe sits down with Twigs to find out what really goes on in her world. He finds out how this seemingly underground artist has ended up being playlisted on Radio 1 and reaching the mainstream with a sound that can in no way be described as easy. As she puts it "I'm an underground artist moonlighting as a pop star".

We also hear from some of Twigs' collaborators - people that she trusts and who have helped to create her unique world of music, dance and visuals. They include her choreographer and old friend Aaron Sillis and her bandmates Sian and Tic. And we also pay a visit to krump crew Wet Wipez who have worked with Twigs for years, feature in her videos and stage shows, and who have helped raise the profile, along with Twigs, of krump in the UK.

Sit back and enjoy an atmospheric ride as we take you inside the world of FKA Twigs.

The World's Most Extreme Festivals - The Gathering Of The Juggalos20160816

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 Juggalos2016082320170307 (R1)

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.

Too Dark To Mention20171015

Why is the issue of skin tone prevalent in grime and rap music?

Transgender: Female To Male2016020220160426 (R1)

In late summer 2014, Stephanie Thompson took the decision to start living life as a man, as Steffan Zachiyah. From that point on his life has been completely transformed as he adapts to the challenges of transitioning from female to male.

He took the decision to start documenting his transition on YouTube, including how his friends and Jamaican family were reacting to the news, which in turn led to an appearance on Radio 1's Surgery programme. Shortly after that, in February 2015, he started taking the hormone testosterone to begin the physical process of transitioning.

In this documentary for Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories Steffan has chosen to share the challenges, both mental and physical, during his first year of that hormone therapy. We also follow him on a trip home to Jamaica to reveal his new identity to members of his family based there.

In late summer 2014, Steffanie Anne Thompson took the decision to start living life as a man, as Steffan Zachiyah. From that point on his life has been completely transformed as he adapts to the challenges of transitioning from female to male.

Volunteer Town2015122020151222 (R1)

#1MillionHours is a Radio 1 and 1Xtra volunteering campaign aiming to motivate listeners across the UK to pledge one million volunteer hours over the next 12 months. Could one small town be persuaded to hit the target all by themselves? Chris Stark investigates.

To hit a million hours we would need 116 people to commit their entire year, without sleeping, a total of 8760 hours each. Ooorrrr, ever so slightly more realistic, 10,000 people to give up just a couple of hours a week, equivalent to 100 hours across the year - 1,000,000 in total.

In this show for Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories, Chris Stark heads to the amazing town of Corby in the East Midlands to investigate just how many people it's possible to sign up to the initiative in 48 hours. His first aim is to explore all the volunteer opportunities that exist in the town: charity shops, sports clubs, health care, environment, etc and meet the awesome people already giving their time. Then he takes to the streets, shopping centres and clubs of Corby to persuade people to pledge their time to the campaign.

Where Are The Women In Music?20160322

Can women be equally as successful as men in the music industry? BBC Radio 1Xtra recently asked this very question when they hosted a debate at the Women of the World Festival (WOW) in London.

In this programme, Radio 1 presenter and international DJ Annie Mac sits down with singer, lyricist and guitarist from the band Wolf Alice, Ellie Rowsell, to listen to the debate and to discuss it on their own terms.

With only 16% of artists registered with PRS (the music copyright, royalties and licensing society) being female, and 86% of festival line-ups last year being made up of male artists, there are clearly questions to ask.

Do women have to be sexualised to make it? Is it all about confidence? And what is stopping more women joining the music industry, both on stage and behind the scenes?

White Men In Capes20150707

Superman, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Batman all have 3 things in common: they're very successful comic book characters; they've all been made in to movies; AND they are all white men.

We now live in a comic book crazy world. The comic industry is a billion dollar business thanks to its money spinning movie franchises. But to be a billion dollar business, you need people of all colour and creed to buy into your product. So where are the black superheroes? Where are the Asian superheroes? Where are the Latino superheroes?

In this Radio 1 and 1Xtra Story, DJ Semtex, a self confessed comic book fanatic, delves into the world of comic books and asks where are the mainstream black and ethnic superheroes? We hear from students at Dundee University who are studying for a masters in comic book studies, a host of comic book writers and artists, as well as the Superhero factory that is DC Comics.

White Men In Capes20171022

DJ Semtex flicks through his comic books and asks: Where are all the ethnic superheroes?

Superman, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Batman all have 3 things in common: they're very successful comic book characters; they've all been made in to movies; AND they are all white men.

We now live in a comic book crazy world. The comic industry is a billion dollar business thanks to its money spinning movie franchises. But to be a billion dollar business, you need people of all colour and creed to buy into your product. So where are the black superheroes? Where are the Asian superheroes? Where are the Latino superheroes?

In this Radio 1 and 1Xtra Story, DJ Semtex, a self confessed comic book fanatic, delves into the world of comic books and asks where are the mainstream black and ethnic superheroes? We hear from students at Dundee University who are studying for a masters in comic book studies, a host of comic book writers and artists, as well as the Superhero factory that is DC Comics.

Who Makes Rihanna?2015083020150901 (R1)

Rihanna is one of the world's biggest stars. But who shapes her success?

Sarah-Jane Crawford goes beyond the hits and headlines to discover Who Makes Rihanna and keeps her on top.

We hear from those who make the music and decide whether her songs get played on the radio. Plus, we find out what it's like being on tour with Rihanna from the man in charge of her shows.

Sarah-Jane also speaks to those behind the hype, from photographers to magazines and online blogs. And we explore who helps create her style with the team behind her first high street fashion line and RiRi's tattoo artist.

Why Women Want Muscles2016120420161206 (R1)
20161220 (R1)

Over the last few years, the number of young women in the UK taking up bodybuilding has increased dramatically. With a similar growth in interest across other forms of strength training, and with weights starting to replace the treadmill as the new fitness norm, Adele Roberts wants to know why strong is now better than skinny for so many young women. Adele, a former competitive bodybuilder, has spent 30 days following a strict diet and fitness regime in a bid to discover what it takes to become a superwoman.

Is this an empowering method for young women to take control of their bodies, or merely another fitness fad, causing women to question their natural body image? With help from personal trainers, competitive bodybuilders, doctors and dietitians, and those closest to her, Adele pushes herself to the limits to discover what she gains and loses, mentally and physically, during her month-long bodybuilding challenge.

Words First20150602

The UK's spoken word scene has never been better with the likes of George The Poet, Suli Breaks and Kate Tempest leading the way.

In this show, one of that new generation, Suli Breaks introduces DJ Target to the many different factions that make up the scene as a whole; from poetry slams and conscious rap to spoken word theatre and more hip hop inspired bars.

Along the way he also explores the roots of the scene and attempts to define exactly what spoken word is. Featuring some of the biggest names in the scene including George The Poet, Kate Tempest, Hollie Poetry, Cecelia Knapp, Jemima Foxtrot, Luke Wright and Bang Said The Gun.

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah20110214

The night before he heads to the 02 for his highly-tipped visit to the Brit Awards, Radio 1 celebrates the extraordinary career of Tinie Tempah to date. Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the breakout song of 2010; focusing on his childhood, his early attempts to make it in music, the making of 'Pass Out' and 'Disc-Overy' and how Tinie feels about his sudden fame and new-found role as an inspiration to kids around the country. The documentary includes exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborator Ellie Goulding and industry experts Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart. Radio 1 also speak to his fans and teachers and students from Tinie's former school in Greenwich, London to get the inside story on the musician behind the freshest sound around. First broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Years & Years' Year2015120120151229 (R1)

Years and Years catch up with Huw Stephens and chat about their year as the BBC's Sound of 2015 winners. Since the band recorded their first ever Radio 1 session for Huw in October 2014 their lives have been completely transformed.

They've toured relentlessly with multiple visits to the US and Europe, scored a number 1 album with their debut Communion, AND played a host of massive festival shows, including Glastonbury and Radio 1's Big Weekend.

As the long-list for the Sound of 2016 is revealed, Mikey, Emre and Olly talk to Huw about everything they've experienced over the past 12 months.

You Me At Six2015030320150616 (R1)

You Me At Six have always had an amazing relationship with their fans. That's why we asked two of them, Joe and Ben from Chelmsford, to present this documentary celebrating ten years of the band.

Emerging from the mid-00's rock scene in Surrey, the band have now released four back-to-back gold selling albums. They also recently completely an arena tour of the UK, the culmination of ten years relentless touring.

Ahead of the tour they played a home-coming show in a local Surrey venue called The Boilerroom. For those present it was a rare opportunity to see the band in a intimate 300 capacity setting. And for fans Joe and Dan, a perfect opportunity to interview the band about their early years.

Then two weeks later we sent them down to interview the band again, this time on the final date of their arena tour at London's 02 arena.

Also featuring Zane Lowe, Daniel P Carter, Slam Dunk's Ben Ray, Hayley Codd, Glass City Vice, tour manager Rob Highcroft and many of You Me At Six's amazing fans.

have always had an amazing relationship with their fans. That's why we asked two of them, Joe and Ben from Chelmsford, to present this documentary celebrating ten years of the band.