1/5 Featuring an inventor who was strangled by his own invention. Read by Toby Longworth.
BBC Radio 4 FM
5/5 An increasingly affluent and confident Britain is rocked by the Suez crisis.
BBC Radio 4
4/5 A new era of affluence is fuelled by an advertising boom and the arrival of commercial TV.
3/5 While Britain is spellbound by the Coronation, another royal soap opera is about to unfold
2/5 The core values of 1950s family and society begin to fray at the edges.
1/5 4 Extra Debut. The Festival of Britain heralds the beginning of the end of austerity.
5/5 Keith was beginning to hate food and his excessive drinking was about to take its toll.
4/5 Keith's television career is revived when his agent calls with a three-series deal.
3/5 Having set up his restaurant in Bristol, Keith agreed to film a cookery slot for local TV.
2/5 After a short-lived career in journalism, Keith decided to become a full-time cook.
1/5 Keith Floyd was one of the first chefs to become a celebrity.
5/5 Sara Wheeler journeys to a remote archipelago and visits an ancient holy site in Russia.
4/5 Sara Wheeler remembers some of the explorers who have sought the North Pole.
3/5 Sara Wheeler flies above the huge Greenland ice sheet.
2/5 Sara Wheeler finds traces of American entrepreneurial drive in the wide spaces of Alaska.
1/5 Sara Wheeler begins her travels in the semi-inhabited fringes of Asian Russia.
5/5 When Gerald Haxton dies, Alan Searle becomes a major part of Maugham's life.
4/5 With his marriage to Syrie imploding, Maugham escapes to the south of France with Gerald.
3/5 In 1915, Maugham is despatched to Geneva to work for British intelligence.
2/5 The manager of the Royal Court decides to stage Maugham's play, Lady Frederick.
1/5 In 1892 Maugham enrolled at St Thomas' medical school, but his heart wasn't in it.