5/20 Julia Bray explores the figure of Harun al-Rashid from the Thousand and One Night tales. (R)
BBC Radio 3
4/20 Jonathan Bloom explains how Islamic scholars and thinkers became early adopters of paper. (R)
2/20 Professor Robert Gleave discusses Ali ibn Abi Talib and the origins of Shia Islam. (R)
1/20 Professor Hugh Kennedy explains how the Islamic state was established. (R)
5/5 Poet and musician Twm Morys explores links between Dylan Thomas and Wales's poetic past. (R)
4/5 Writer and poet Kevin Powell explores Dylan Thomas's influence on black American writers. (R)
2/5 Andrew Davies reflects on the influence of Dylan Thomas, growing up in Wales in the 1950s. (R)
1/5 John Goodby explores the ways in which Dylan Thomas's poetry and life crossed boundaries. (R)
5/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting the London studio of painter Euan Uglow. (R)
4/5 Art historian Martin Gayford describes spending a week observing artist Patrick Heron. (R)
3/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting artist Robert Rauschenberg. (R)
2/5 Art historian Martin Gayford meets the 'grandmother of performance art', Marina Abramovic. (R)
1/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting the great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (R)
5/5 Novelist Audrey Niffenegger on alternatives to delicious ice cream now she cannot eat it. (R)
4/5 Author Simon Van Booy, transplanted to New York, compares hot dogs and lobster rolls. (R)
3/5 Author TC Boyle considers how cookouts are memorable markers of his American summers. (R)
2/5 American author Nathan Englander discovers an obsession with cheese in Midwestern markets. (R)
1/5 Author Susan Orlean celebrates corn on the cob, integral to an American summer. (R)
5/5 Exploring why WWI is almost forgotten in Tanzania despite the casualties it suffered.
4/5 Shashi Tharoor explores Indian remembrances of the World War One.
3/5 Lina Attel explores how Jordanian national culture has survived since World War One.