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  1. Monkey Planet

    Will Self asks where apes end and human apes begin.

    First broadcast: 30 Nov 2013

  2. The Kennedy Book Depository

    Mark Lawson explores the literary and cultural responses to JFK's assassination.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2013

  3. Presenting the Past - How the Media Changes History

    Juliet Gardiner on how directors, writers and producers achieve authenticity in their work

    First broadcast: 09 Nov 2013

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  4. Gloria and Me

    Glenn Patterson traces the cultural journey of Van Morrison's song Gloria.

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2013

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  5. Orson Welles and The War of the Worlds: Myth or Legend?

    Christopher Frayling examines the true story behind the most notorious hoax in radio.

    First broadcast: 26 Oct 2013

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  6. Not Enough Hours in the Day

    Claudia Hammond looks back at 80 years ago of time use surveys, started by the BBC.

    First broadcast: 19 Oct 2013

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  7. The World Turned Upside Down

    Peter Day argues that the internet is completely revolutionising manufacturing and trade.

    First broadcast: 12 Oct 2013

  8. Yeats and Heaney: A Terrible Beauty

    Fintan O'Toole looks back at the reputations of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2013

  9. A Brief History of Irony

    Satirist Joe Queenan charts the rise and fall of the nudge nudge wink wink epidemic.

    First broadcast: 28 Sep 2013

  10. How to Be, or Not to Be, a Politician

    Using ancient and modern inspiration Anne McElvoy asks how to be or not to be a politician

    First broadcast: 21 Sep 2013

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  11. 14/09/2013

    Stephen Evans on Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's 1943 dispatch during a bombing raid on Berlin.

    First broadcast: 14 Sep 2013

  12. This Train Rides Again

    A recreation of the1963 train journey made to Washington by civil rights campaigners.

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2013

  13. Scrambled

    Our relationship with even the simplest food can get very complicated or even scrambled.

    First broadcast: 17 Aug 2013

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  14. Ivor Cutler at 90

    'I have a harmonium and it's going to explode in two minutes' - Ivor Cutler imagined at 90

    First broadcast: 10 Aug 2013

  15. The Crime of the Century

    Jake Arnott examines the legend of the Great Train Robbery on its 50th anniversary.

    First broadcast: 13 Jul 2013

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  16. Churchill's Secret Cabinet

    A humble wooden cabinet reveals secrets about how Churchill developed his oratorical style

    First broadcast: 06 Jul 2013

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  17. Dial-a-Poem

    Poet Brian Patten looks back at 1960s counterculture through Dial-a-Poem.

    First broadcast: 29 Jun 2013

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  18. Writers and Radio

    This is the last era of writers born before TV was. Susannah Clapp listens to them.

    First broadcast: 22 Jun 2013

  19. Very British Dystopias

    Steven Fielding looks at the impact of British dystopian political fiction.

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2013

  20. The Longest Suicide Note in History

    Denys Blakeway tells the story of Labour's botched campaign in the 1983 general election.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2013

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  21. Profumo Confidential

    Tom Mangold revisits the scandal he covered for the Daily Express 50 years ago.

    First broadcast: 25 May 2013

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  22. Lives and Politics

    Two remarkable archives, 80 years apart, throw light on what makes a politician tick.

    First broadcast: 18 May 2013

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  23. Heroes and Hacks

    Journalist Eamonn O'Neill examines his profession through the legacy of Watergate.

    First broadcast: 11 May 2013

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  24. From Donald Winnicott to the Naughty Step

    Anne Karpf on psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, among the first to broadcast to new mothers.

    First broadcast: 04 May 2013

  25. Collar the Lot

    Tom Conti explores the story of Italian internment in Britain during World War II.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2013

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  26. Dr K

    Should we remember Henry Kissinger as America's wise strategist or its ruthless operator?

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2013

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  27. Radiolab

    Science for the curious - a popular playful American radio show breaks down barriers.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2013

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  28. Riding into Town

    Samira Ahmed considers the British relationship with the western.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2013

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  29. In Event of Moon Disaster

    Daniel Finkelstein listens to the world's greatest unmade speeches, aided by Jon Culshaw.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2013

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  30. DNA 60 Years On

    Robert Winston traces the impact of DNA - from its discovery 60 years ago to today.

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2013

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