The latest news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
Andrew Martin examines how the train came to shape the work of writers and film-makers. (R)
3/4 The Gamblers square up to the Epicureans in a battle of series winners. (R)
2/3 Series featuring great minds of the 20th century using film from the BBC's archive.
1/2 Two sisters struggle with love, passion and commitment in the build up to World War One. (R)
How 18th-century novelists such as Defoe and Swift established all our literary genres. (R)
Film using archive footage and interviews to tell the story of the creator of Oz. (R)
Is the honourable resignation dead? Famous resigners relive the decision to stay or go. (R)
2/3 Series featuring great minds of the 20th century using film from the BBC's archive. (R)
Tuesday 9 August 2011