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  1. Evolution and Extinction

    Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2014

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  2. Evolution and Extinction

    Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the secrets of evolution and threats of extinction.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2014

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  3. Science Fiction

    Tom Sutcliffe with William Gibson, Michel Faber, Judy Wajcman and Dominic Sandbrook.

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2014

  4. Self-Portrayal

    Tom Sutcliffe with James Hall, Betsy Wieseman, John Burnside and Richard Tognetti.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2014

  5. A Good Death

    Andrew Marr on mortality with Atul Gawande, Diana Athill, Deborah Bowman and Carl Watkins.

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2014

  6. The Language of Money

    Anne McElvoy talks to John Lanchester, Martin Wolf, Naomi Alderman and John Kampfner.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2014

  7. Revolution

    Tom Sutcliffe with Russell Brand, Susan Neiman, Juliet Barker and David Babbs.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2014

  8. Napoleon

    Tom Sutcliffe with Andrew Roberts, Jenny Uglow, Sudhir Hazareesingh and Gavin Plumley.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2014

  9. Crime Stories and Ghost Stories

    Anne McElvoy with Val McDermid, Susan Hill, Alex Werner and David Clarke.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2014

  10. Naomi Klein on climate change and growth

    Anne McElvoy with Naomi Klein, Tahmima Anam, Jeremy Oppenheim and Dieter Helm.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2014

  11. Karen Armstrong on War and Religion

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

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2014

  12. Hilary Mantel

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

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2014

  13. 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

  14. The Science of the Mind

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

    First broadcast: 30 Jun 2014

  15. 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

  16. Pain and Prejudice

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

    First broadcast: 16 Jun 2014

  17. What Is the State For?

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

    First broadcast: 09 Jun 2014

  18. Rod Liddle on the selfish generation

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

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2014

  19. Charleston Festival

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

    First broadcast: 26 May 2014

  20. Alien Invaders

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

    First broadcast: 19 May 2014

  21. The Myth of the Strong Leader?

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

    First broadcast: 12 May 2014

  22. Simon Armitage on Greek Tragedy

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

    First broadcast: 05 May 2014

  23. The Future of Capitalism

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

    First broadcast: 28 Apr 2014

  24. James Lovelock

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

    First broadcast: 21 Apr 2014

  25. Lucy Worsley on the Georgians

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

    First broadcast: 14 Apr 2014

  26. Police drama with playwright Roy Williams

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

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2014

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

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