5/5 Susan Tomes describes the life of a concert pianist, constantly playing unfamiliar pianos.
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4/5 Artist Luke Jerram on how he put over 700 pianos in public places across the world.
3/5 The poet Wendy Cope presents a personal look at pianos in her life.
2/5 Writer Stuart Isacoff explores how the piano's sound has shaped musical history.
1/5 Art critic Alastair Sooke on how the piano has infused and informed painting and the arts.
5/5 Exploring EO Wilson's book The Creation, a call for unity between religion and science.
4/5 Kath Dalmeny explores Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World.
3/5 The Limits to Growth, a book on the dangers of unchecked economic and population growth.
2/5 Charles Godfray on The Population Bomb, a text warning of starvation from overpopulation.
1/5 Jules Pretty explores Rachel Carson's book about the environment, Silent Spring.
5/5 Julian Jackson focuses on the Algerian War, France's last great colonial crisis. (R)
4/5 Julian Jackson focuses on France's involvement in Indo-China - Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. (R)
3/5 Julian Jackson discusses the imperial troops who fought for France in two world wars. (R)
2/5 Julian Jackson tells the story of France's involvement in sub-Saharan Africa. (R)
1/5 Julian Jackson explores France's first war of decolonisation: a slave rebellion in Haiti. (R)
4/4 Richard Witts on Music Appreciation's excursion into film and a new broadcasting era. (R)
3/4 Musicologist Richard Witts explores the significance of programme notes. (R)
2/4 Richard Witts on educationalist Walford Davies and Imogen Holst, one of his team. (R)
1/4 Richard Witts on the origins of Music Appreciation, and the work of pioneer Percy Scholes. (R)