Series focusing on different aspects of the subject of poverty as part of a BBC season
Why Poverty? homepage
Leading American writers write about the cultural history of their favourite comfort food.
TV Dinners to Roadside Diners homepage
Four personal responses to Michelangelo's Genesis paintings in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Painting Genesis homepage
Portraits of ground-breaking Anglo-Saxon men and women from the era between 550 and 1066AD
Anglo-Saxon Portraits homepage
Talks about artistic insprations delivered by artists based in Scotland
Inspirations of Visual Art homepage
Series of reflections on what has been called 'liquid modernity'
At the Speed of Thought homepage
Series of programmes focusing on the piano
The Piano in Five Pieces homepage
Key figures in the world of environmentalism consider important writing on the subject
Beyond 'Silent Spring' homepage
Series in which five authors choose a word to suggest sporting endeavour
A Sporting Lexicon homepage
South African lawyer Albie Sachs discusses the work of his country's Constitutional Court.
Strange Justice homepage
Michael Goldfarb considers the definition of the 'nation' for the globalised 21st century.
What Is a Nation? homepage
Writers from around the world explain the importance of Shakespeare in their own countries
Shakespeare Around the Globe homepage
Series exploring five paintings hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London
Here's Looking at Me homepage
Series about Edward Lear's poetry and art, and the influence of 'nonsense' on modern life
How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear homepage
Exploring Shakespeare's relationship to love and how his work affects perceptions of love.
Shakespeare and Love homepage
Series examining the life and work of Irish novelist Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker homepage
Series in which people discuss the idea that doubt is more useful than fixed beliefs
The Case for Doubt homepage
Writers explore how sports have been captured in the arts
Listener, They Won It homepage
Series in which poet and writer Ruth Padel explores our reactions to native wild animals
Wild Things II homepage
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Series of essays exploring the meaning of the male nude in the visual arts
An Informal History of the Male Nude homepage
Series in which film and theatre directors reflect on their craft
On Directing homepage
Contemporary children's authors and editors each explore a fictional family in literature.
Happily Ever After homepage
Amit Chaudhuri explores the work and influence of Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore and the Bengali Sensibility homepage
Author and journalist Andrew Martin discusses noises that annoy us
The Sound and the Fury homepage
Historian and writer Simon Heffer celebrates British military films made in the 1950s
British War Films of the 50s homepage
Contemporary novelists examine the craft of Charles Dickens's prose
The Writer's Dickens homepage
Series about living and working in the Antarctic
The Antarcticans homepage
Reflections on various aspects of the life, work and influence of German writer WG Sebald.
Looking and Looking Away homepage
Series of essays inspired by the musical content of the first Earth Music Bristol festival
Earth Music Bristol homepage
Series marking the anniversary of the publication in 1961 of EH Carr's What Is History?
What Is History, Today? homepage