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.
Series of documentaries presented by Radio 3's 2014 New Generation Thinkers
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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.