To mark D-Day, BBC Radio 5 Live honours some of Britain’s Homefront heroes – the people who made the invasion possible without being on the front line.
Chris Warburton has been finding out about the young Bletchley Park code-breaker Mavis Batey, the weather forecaster Group Captain James Stagg and the extraordinary Spanish double agent known to his handlers as Garbo.
The podcast is introduced by 5 Live Breakfast's Rachel Burden and Nicky Campbell.
Inside Porton Down
Nihal Arthanayake gets rare behind the scenes access to one of the most secretive establishments in the UK - the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory - which many of us know as Porton Down.
It was here that the nerve agent that poisoned Russians Sergei and Yulia Skripal last year was identified as Novichok.
He looks at the extraordinary range of things that happen at the DSTL - everything from police work to the armed forces, and new ways to prevent diseases that kill millions of people around the world.
Knife Crime: one family’s story
What can be done to stop young people from being stabbed on our streets?
We tried to get some answers to that question by focusing on one particular story, that of Quamari Serenkuma Barnes, who was stabbed to death outside his school gates in London when he was 15.
Quamari had never been involved in gangs or violence. His family and friends share their thoughts on how we can combat the growing problem of knife crime in the UK.
The Office for National Statistics says almost 41 thousand incidents involving knives or sharp instruments were reported in England and Wales in 2018 - an increase of six per cent on the year before.
Vicky McClure: Our Dementia Choir
Vicky McClure’s grandmother, Iris, lived with dementia. Now Vicky wants to break myths around the condition and she’s been part of an incredible BBC documentary called 'Our Dementia Choir' that looks at how powerful music can be to help people with the condition, and their families. She and Nihal are joined by some experts, Chris, who has dementia, and his wife Jane.
It's a condition that already affects 850 thousand people in the UK - and the Alzheimer's Society say that number will rise to more than a million in the next 6 years.
Sri Lanka Easter Attacks
The latest after more than 200 people were killed and 450 injured in co-ordinated Easter day attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.