David Baddiel asks what kind of insect Gregor Samsa becomes in Kafka's The Metamorphosis.
How Britain's other secret service, MI9, ensured daring escapes of WWII prisoners.
Barry Cryer hears how recordings are restored so that music hall stars can be heard again.
The dawning of the age of Black Aquarius, the second great wave of pop occultism in the UK
Pete McCarthy examines the work of Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri.
Clive Anderson searches for a golden age of respect for the football referee.
Mark Steel's review of reporters' journeys round Britain, starting with William Cobbett.
Philosopher AC Grayling explores what his former tutor had to say on life's big question.
Grace Dent presents a field guide to failure. Featuring Jon Ronson and Stephen Pile.
Paul Farley cooks a pot of scouse as he explores the complex flavours of the Scouse accent