Anne McElvoy celebrates the 200th birthday of writer Elizabeth Gaskell.
BBC Radio 3
Rana Mitter discusses Galileo, a stage version of Birdsong and Nigerian national identity.
With Philip Dodd. Includes Colm Toibin, Gauguin at Tate Modern and Christoper Isherwood.
Presented by Matthew Sweet. With photographer Martin Parr and Made in Dagenham reviewed.
Anne McElvoy discusses Serge Diaghilev and probes the limits of scientific understanding.
Philip Dodd talks to American novelist Marilynne Robinson.
Matthew Sweet talks to designer, architect and champion of minimalism John Pawson.
Philip Dodd presents a debate asking 'should Britain give up its delusions of grandeur?'.
Philip Dodd in extended conversation with former prime minister Tony Blair.
Matthew Sweet talks to Barry Humphries and celebrates the work of TV writer Alan Plater.
Anne McElvoy on David Lloyd George with his biographer Roy Hattersley and Shirley Williams
Rana Mitter returns for a new season of the Arts and ideas magazine.