Dr Sophie Coulombeau explores the limits of children's literature.
Kate Kennedy explores the Somme through the lives of musicians who took part in the battle
Exploring the little-known story of Giovanni Morelli, who influenced Conan Doyle and Freud
Ian McMillan tells the story of the International Surrealist Exhibition in 1936.
Fabio Zanon on how Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes conquered La Scala in the 19th century.
Michael Goldfarb tells the story of Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Laura Barton explores the silences and intimacies of Shakespeare's plays.
How Shakespeare's First Folio helped make a national poet and an international star.
The story of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin, using BBC archive material.
Corin Throsby explores the cultural and social impact of 1816's extreme weather.
Singer Sam Lee explores how archives around the world are repatriating sound recordings.
Marie-Louise Muir on the Irish women of theatre who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising.
Professor Daniel Pick explores the enduring cultural obsession with brainwashing.
Jerry Brotton explores the 500th anniversary of the Venice Ghetto, the first of its kind.
Film critic Antonia Quirke investigates the evolution of acting.
Paul Morley explores the ever-changing world of Britain's art galleries.
Rana Mitter finds out how South Korean culture manages to punch so far above its weight.
David Sneath looks at Mongolia, where culture is being transformed across the steppe.
Andy Kershaw follows song collector Cecil Sharp's Appalachian trail in the spring of 1916.
Matthew Sweet explores the overlooked history of poetry in film.
Sarah Dillon on the stories behind the stories of how great novels were written
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Hayden Lorimer discusses ice with poets, musicians, explorers, doctors and physicists.
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough asks whether there is a shared culture in the north of Europe
Exploring the changing relationship between humans and the landscape in the far north.
Writer Louise Welsh explores how Glaswegian artists have re-imagined their city.
Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain.
Series of features presented by four of the 2015 New Generation Thinkers
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Adam Thorpe on what the Battle of Agincourt means in Britain and France.
Writer Jeet Thayil retraces beat poet Allen Ginsberg's travels round India in the 1960s.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times describes how the city informed Arthur Miller's work.