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  1. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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

    First broadcast: 27 Jan 2014

  2. Neuroscience and Free Will

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

    First broadcast: 20 Jan 2014

  3. Unity and Disunity

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

    First broadcast: 13 Jan 2014

  4. Michael Gove on teaching history

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

    First broadcast: 30 Dec 2013

  5. Clive James

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

    First broadcast: 23 Dec 2013

  6. Josie Rourke on strategy and Coriolanus

    Tom Sutcliffe with Josie Rourke, Dominic Lawson, David Runciman and Lawrence Freedman.

    First broadcast: 16 Dec 2013

  7. The Building Blocks of Life and Intelligence

    Anne McElvoy talks to Alison Woollard, Kathryn Asbury, Roger Kneebone and Sir Mark Elder.

    First broadcast: 09 Dec 2013

  8. Landscape and Community

    Bridget Kendall meets Patrick Keiller, Robin Robertson, Victoria Henshaw and Giles Fraser.

    First broadcast: 02 Dec 2013

  9. Bianca Jagger on human rights

    Tom Sutcliffe talks to Bianca Jagger, Fatima Bhutto, Stephen Hopgood and Howard Brenton.

    First broadcast: 25 Nov 2013

  10. Gandhi's Early Years

    Bridget Kendall with Ramachandra Guha, David Reynolds, Bronwen Maddox and Phelim McDermott

    First broadcast: 18 Nov 2013

  11. Andrew Marr on poet George Herbert

    Andrew Marr with John Drury, John Tavener and Jeanette Winterson.

    First broadcast: 11 Nov 2013

  12. Fiona Shaw; Simon McBurney; Journeys Into the Unknown

    Stephanie Flanders talks to Jeremy Webb, Carolin Crawford, Fiona Shaw and Simon McBurney.

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2013

  13. The Kremlin: A fortress that has shaped a nation

    Anne McElvoy with Catherine Merridale, Simon Thurley, Michael Chaplin and Amit Chaudhuri.

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2013

  14. Paul Collier on Immigration Controls

    Stephanie Flanders talks to Paul Collier, Kwasi Kwarteng, Nick Young and Lindsey Hilsum.

    First broadcast: 21 Oct 2013

  15. Grayson Perry on contemporary art

    Tom Sutcliffe talks to Grayson Perry, Penelope Curtis, Philip Davis and Nicholas Lovell.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2013

  16. Victorian Revivalism

    Anne McElvoy talks to Simon Heffer, Sonia Solicari, DJ Taylor and Prof Anthony King.

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2013

  17. Greek myth and the Indian epic Ramayana

    Stephanie Flanders with Anne Carson, Daljit Nagra, Richard Eyre and Graham Robb.

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2013

  18. Jamal Edwards on 'digital natives'

    Stephanie Flanders talks to Beeban Kidron, Jamal Edwards, Farida Vis and Adrian Hon.

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2013

  19. Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Future

    Tom Sutcliffe talks to Margaret Atwood, Vicky Featherstone and AC Grayling.

    First broadcast: 16 Sep 2013

  20. Population: Ten Billion

    Sue MacGregor talks to Stephen Emmott, Danny Dorling, Jill Rutter and Amartya Sen.

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2013

  21. Zadie Smith on social mobility

    Stephanie Flanders with Zadie Smith, David Kynaston, David Willetts MP and Owen Jones.

    First broadcast: 24 Jun 2013

  22. Hari Kunzru and Dystopia

    Jonathan Freedland with Hari Kunzru, Jane Rogers, James Robertson and Adam Broomberg.

    First broadcast: 17 Jun 2013

  23. Putin's Russia

    Anne McElvoy discusses Russia with Fiona Hill, Vladislav Zubok and Oliver Bullough.

    First broadcast: 10 Jun 2013

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  24. Putin's Russia

    Anne McElvoy discusses Russia with Fiona Hill, Vladislav Zubok and Oliver Bullough.

    First broadcast: 10 Jun 2013

  25. Fairy Tale Physics?

    Allan Little with Jon Butterworth, Jim Baggott, Hilary Rose and Stephen Minger.

    First broadcast: 03 Jun 2013

  26. Eric Schmidt on the New Digital Age

    Emily Maitlis speaks to Eric Schmidt, Honor Harger, David Spiegelhalter and James Ball.

    First broadcast: 27 May 2013

  27. Antonia Fraser: Democracy and Reform

    Anne McElvoy talks to Antonia Fraser, David Graeber and Jesse Norman.

    First broadcast: 20 May 2013

  28. Music and the mind: Carrie Cracknell

    Jonathan Freedland with Carrie Cracknell, Jonathan Biss, Tom Burns and Richard Bentall.

    First broadcast: 13 May 2013

  29. Michael Rosen at the Brighton Festival

    Stephanie Flanders with Michael Rosen, Jay Griffiths, Mariele Neudecker and Matt Adams.

    First broadcast: 06 May 2013

  30. Gavin Turk on the Value of Art

    Lisa Jardine with Gavin Turk, Tanya Ronder, Rick Gekoski and Paul Roberts.

    First broadcast: 29 Apr 2013

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