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  1. Karen Armstrong on War and Religion

    Tom Sutcliffe with Karen Armstrong, Justin Marozzi and Christopher Coker.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2014

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  2. Hilary Mantel

    Tom Sutcliffe with Hilary Mantel, Neil MacGregor, Jeremy Deller and Kei Miller.

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2014

  3. Tom Sutcliffe discusses family secrets and Scottish royalty

    Tom Sutcliffe with Michael Holroyd, Rona Munro, Herman Koch and Hugo Blick.

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2014

  4. The Science of the Mind

    Andrew Marr with Mark Williams, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Charles Fernyhough and Ben Shephard.

    First broadcast: 30 Jun 2014

  5. Joyce DiDonato and Julie Bindel on Women Behaving Badly

    Tom Sutcliffe talks with Julie Bindel, Helen Castor, Joyce DiDonato and Erica Whyman.

    First broadcast: 23 Jun 2014

  6. Pain and Prejudice

    Tom Sutcliffe talks pain and suffering with Joanna Bourke, Norman Fowler and Jeremy Farrar

    First broadcast: 16 Jun 2014

  7. What Is the State For?

    Tom Sutcliffe with Adrian Wooldridge, Tristram Hunt, Anjan Sundaram and Charu Lata Hogg.

    First broadcast: 09 Jun 2014

  8. Rod Liddle on the selfish generation

    Tom Sutcliffe with Rod Liddle, Neil Jameson, Xiaolu Guo and Ramin Gray.

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2014

  9. Charleston Festival

    Tom Sutcliffe with Tim Winton, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Nicola Barker and Michael Schmidt.

    First broadcast: 26 May 2014

  10. Alien Invaders

    Anne McElvoy and Ken Thompson, Monique Simmonds, Victoria Herridge and John Lewis-Stempel.

    First broadcast: 19 May 2014

  11. The Myth of the Strong Leader?

    Tom Sutcliffe with Richard Hytner, Heather Rabbatts, Jonathan Powell and Archie Brown.

    First broadcast: 12 May 2014

  12. Simon Armitage on Greek Tragedy

    Anne McElvoy with Simon Armitage, Frank McGuinness, Natalie Haynes and Kenan Malik.

    First broadcast: 05 May 2014

  13. The Future of Capitalism

    Anne McElvoy with Jeremy Rifkin, Saskia Sassen and Kwasi Kwarteng.

    First broadcast: 28 Apr 2014

  14. James Lovelock

    Anne McElvoy looks to the future with James Lovelock, Joanna Haigh and George Monbiot.

    First broadcast: 21 Apr 2014

  15. Lucy Worsley on the Georgians

    Tom Sutcliffe with Lucy Worsley, Paula Byrne, Chris Bryant and Rupert Goold.

    First broadcast: 14 Apr 2014

  16. Police drama with playwright Roy Williams

    Tom Sutcliffe with Roy Williams, Sam Bain, Christian Plowman and Jennifer Brown.

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2014

  17. AL Kennedy and David Sedaris on matters of the heart

    Tom Sutcliffe with AL Kennedy, Lavinia Greenlaw, David Sedaris and Simon Blackburn.

    First broadcast: 31 Mar 2014

  18. Faisal I of Iraq and the making of the modern Middle East

    Anne McElvoy with Richard Evans, Malu Halasa, Scott Anderson and Ali Allawi.

    First broadcast: 24 Mar 2014

  19. Decision-making with Daniel Kahneman and Michael Ignatieff

    Tom Sutcliffe with Daniel Kahneman, Michael Ignatieff, Henry Marsh and Lisa Appignanesi.

    First broadcast: 17 Mar 2014

  20. Andrew Hussey on the legacy of France's Arab Empire

    Tom Sutcliffe with Gabrielle Rifkind, Andrew Hussey and Ziauddin Sardar.

    First broadcast: 10 Mar 2014

  21. The Vikings and Seafaring

    Tom Sutcliffe with Michael Wood, Rose George, David Barrie and Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

    First broadcast: 03 Mar 2014

  22. Adair Turner on the Politics of Finance

    Tom Sutcliffe with Adair Turner, Charles Calomiris, Harris Irfan and Maggie Gee.

    First broadcast: 24 Feb 2014

  23. Vanessa Feltz and Susie Orbach on Confession

    Andrew Marr with John Cornwell, Vanessa Feltz, Susie Orbach and Turney Duff.

    First broadcast: 17 Feb 2014

  24. Irving Finkel on the Ark Tablet

    Tom Sutcliffe with Harry Collins, Irving Finkel, Hattie Naylor and Colin Blakemore.

    First broadcast: 10 Feb 2014

  25. Spying and Surveillance: The Snowden Files

    Anne McElvoy with Luke Harding, Sir David Omand, Annette Dittert and Alain de Botton.

    First broadcast: 03 Feb 2014

  26. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Trevor Cox, Waldemar Januszczak and Victoria Williamson.

    First broadcast: 27 Jan 2014

  27. Neuroscience and Free Will

    Tom Sutcliffe with Helen Dunmore, Dick Swaab, Natalie Abrahami and Julian Baggini.

    First broadcast: 20 Jan 2014

  28. Unity and Disunity

    Anne McElvoy talks to Linda Colley, David Pilling, Maria Delgado and David Charter.

    First broadcast: 13 Jan 2014

  29. Michael Gove on teaching history

    Andrew Marr discusses the teaching of history with the Education Minister Michael Gove.

    First broadcast: 30 Dec 2013

  30. Clive James

    Andrew Marr talks to writer and former television presenter Clive James.

    First broadcast: 23 Dec 2013

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