Fiona Sampson with a personal tribute to influential violin teacher Frederick Grinke.
Paul Allen on the history of the interval, from Ancient Greece to today's concert halls.
Michael Symmons Roberts with a lyrical evocation of the area around Wash Common, Newbury.
A newly re-discovered story written by a young Daphne du Maurier.
Matthew Sweet travels to Blackpool to examine the purpose of pilgrimage.
Irene Nemirovsky's story of a mother and daughter confronting the vagaries of love.
Alan Dein explores the rich cultural heritage of Camden Town in London.
Tim Dee celebrates the life and work of radio producer and writer David Thomson.
Russell Celyn Jones climbs Mount Snowdon and considers our need to walk places.
Professor Trevor Cox of Salford University explores the physical pleasure of noise.
Marina Frolova-Walker explores two very different aspects of Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa.
Reading from Joseph Roth's novel about a father's musical aspirations for his son.
Writer Anna Reid explores the influence of the Taras Bulba story on modern Ukraine.
Matthew Sweet investigates the musical legacy of the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts.
Historian Justin Champion scours the marginalia of books in the British Library.
Historian Sarah Lenton explores the influence of England and the English on Mozart.
Rober Chandler introduces the work of Russian writer Andrey Platonov.
Liz Lochhead presents a tribute to the late Morgan, regarded as Scotland's national poet.
Fred D'Aguiar reflects on the room in which Emily Dickinson wrote her poetry.
Polly Samson's new short story about a pianist whose career was cut short by stage fright.
Programme about the last London home of poet lovers Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine.
Agnes Poirier reports on big autumn events in Paris, including exhibitions and a new cafe.
John Sessions reads Chance Would be a Fine Thing, an unpublished story by Anthony Burgess.
Igor Toronyi-Lalic explores Rossini's role in the salons of mid-19th century Paris.
Paul Allen on the fascination of composers and writers with the figure of Falstaff.
John Banville's lyrical account of his first visit to this great city in the early 1980s.
Musical contributions from N Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Salford and Hyde Park in London.
Poet Anjum Malik reflects on the historic and beautiful Buile Park in Salford.
Novelist Michele Roberts takes to the streets of Kiev to observe the city at dusk.
Doc Rowe explores how in Britain we mark the onset of of autumn.