Chris Bowlby uncovers the fate of the imperial summer palace in Beijing.
Stephen Johnson connects Mahler's beliefs about death to Viennese funeral customs.
Paul Morley talks to those who lived, worked and visited Andy Warhol's Factory in New York
Michael Rosen traces novelist Emile Zola's exile in Britain as he fled a prison sentence.
Author Colm Toibin profiles Anglo-American poet Thom Gunn, who died in 2004.
Matthew Sweet explores WWI popular culture with the help of historians and performers.
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough journeys to northern Norway in search of the supernatural.
Samira Ahmed delves into the mysterious life of Oliver Cromwell's wife, Elizabeth.
Laura Ashe explores how the plague has changed our social and cultural landscape.
Andrew Hussey visits Paris to understand how the Eiffel Tower has shaped French culture.
Frank Cottrell Boyce explores the impact of WWI on religion at home and at the front.
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A portrait of the life and legacy of theatre director Joan Littlewood.
Rana Mitter travels to Beijing to explore the recent flourishing of theatre in China.
Tom Service travels to Switzerland in search of the real Richard Strauss.
Petroc Trelawny on the impact of the new global enthusiasm for western classical music
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How a 1927 essay by a former soldier influenced JB Priestley other writers for decades.
Stuart Kelly examines why many Scottish artists today have declared for independence.
Alyn Shipton charts the musical and social changes behind the emergence of jazz.
Maria Margaronis explores the legacy of Gavrilo Princip, whose shots sparked WWI.
Novelist Louise Welsh explores meanings, ancient and modern, of the battle of Bannockburn.
Matthew Sweet reassseses the life, work and legacy of playwright Dennis Potter.
Composer Dan Jones celebrates sound art and The Art of Noise Manifesto.
A portrait of a magnificent and mischievous musical spirit, Gyorgy Ligeti.
Per Petterson, writer of Out Stealing Horses, on writing, tragedy and not making things up
Writer Rachel Trezise tells the story of Dylan Thomas's broadcasting life.
Nicholas Baragwanath explores a forgotten mode of music education once used in Naples.
Playwright Mark Ravenhill asks if Shakespeare's genius is beyond question.
Laurence Scott re-assesses the work of the film-making team known as Merchant Ivory.
Andrew Green explores the life and little-heard romantic music of William Lloyd Webber.