Hugh Quarshie seeks resolution to the dilemmas of a black actor playing Othello.
Samira Ahmed explores the role of HG Wells in the creation of the nuclear bomb.
Martin Handley explores contemporary attitudes to the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Mary King explores how advances in our knowledge of anatomy are changing the way we sing.
Theo Dorgan explores the continuing importance of WB Yeats, 150 years after he was born.
Andrew Dickson explores a provocative attempt to commemorate the signing of Magna Carta.
Fiona Shaw explores the new-found enthusiasm of the Christian church for contemporary art.
Misha Glenny traces the footsteps of Franz Kafka in his native city.
Sukhdev Sandhu introduces a radio-minded feature by critic and novelist John Berger.
The story of the Congress of Vienna and how it still affects us 200 years later.
Patrick Wright investigates why German writer Uwe Johnson chose to live in Sheerness.
Feature following the work of Xavier Bray as curates an exhibition of Goya's paintings.
Matthew Sweet explores the science fiction futures of three neglected female writers.
Historian Bettany Hughes traces the role of the Caucasus in western imagination
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Mahan Esfahani discovers why the harpsichord is an often misunderstood instrument.
Kate Kennedy reviews four female string players who were pioneering in their own lifetimes
Adam Smith unearths the roots of Nathanael West's Hollywood novel The Day of the Locust.
Andrew McGregor visits Havana to investigate Cuba's classical music scene today.
Alexandra Harris explores the life and work of the elusive artist Eric Ravilious.
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.