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  1. 30/10/2014

    Anne McElvoy presents Radio 3's arts and ideas programme.

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2014

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  2. Artists' Mannequins

    Matthew Sweet investigates artists' mannequins explored in an exhibition in Cambridge.

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2014

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  3. Margaret Atwood

    Anne McElvoy is joined by celebrated Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood.

    First broadcast: 23 Oct 2014

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  4. Peter Carey, A History Manifesto

    With Peter Carey's novel Amnesia and debating whether history can rescue public policy.

    First broadcast: 22 Oct 2014

  5. Landmarks: Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu

    A special Landmark edition devoted to Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu.

    First broadcast: 21 Oct 2014

  6. William Morris, Our Town, The Roosevelts

    With two William Morris exhibitions, the play Our Town and the documentary The Roosevelts.

    First broadcast: 16 Oct 2014

  7. David Baddiel, Shlomo Sand, Julie Burchill

    Rana Mitter is joined by David Baddiel, Shlomo Sand and Julie Burchill.

    First broadcast: 15 Oct 2014

  8. Man Booker Prize, Sherlock Holmes, Plato and Aristotle

    Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet discuss Sherlock Holmes. Plus the 2014 Man Booker Prize.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2014

  9. Anselm Kiefer and Sigmar Polke, Henry IV, Patrick Modiano

    Anne McElvoy discusses Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Shakespeare's Henry IV.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2014

  10. Tim Minchin, Shami Chakrabarti, David Cronenberg

    Matthew Sweet is joined by Tim Minchin, Shami Chakrabarti and film-maker David Cronenberg.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2014

  11. Matthew Barzun, Speed-the-Plow Review

    Anne McElvoy is joined by the US ambassador to Britain. Plus a review of Speed-the-Plow.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2014

  12. Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra, Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

    Rana Mitter with a first-night review of Sophocles' Electra, starring Kristin Scott Thomas

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2014

  13. Neel Mukherjee, Images of China

    Matthew Sweet talks to novelist Neel Mukherjee, shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2014

  14. Thomas Ostermeier, Joseph O'Neill, Ali Smith

    Thomas Ostermeier's Ibsen adaptation, Joseph O'Neill and Man Booker nominee Ali Smith.

    First broadcast: 25 Sep 2014

  15. Howard Jacobson, Francis Fukuyama

    Philip Dodd is joined by political scientist Francis Fukuyama and author Howard Jacobson.

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2014

  16. Language

    Matthew Sweet discusses language with Steven Pinker and Will Self.

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2014

  17. Figuring out Abstract Art

    From Tate Modern, London, Anne McElvoy leads a debate about abstract art past and present.

    First broadcast: 18 Sep 2014

  18. Martin Amis in Conversation at the BBC Proms

    Author Martin Amis discusses his writing with Philip Dodd.

    First broadcast: 17 Sep 2014

  19. Lenny Henry in Conversation at Birmingham Rep

    Lenny Henry talks to Matthew Sweet in front of an audience at Birmingham Rep.

    First broadcast: 16 Sep 2014

  20. 2014 Edinburgh Festival: Culloden

    At the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, Matthew Sweet discusses the 1964 film Culloden.

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2014

  21. City of London Festival Debate

    Anne McElvoy, her panel and audience debate the influence of emotion on the money markets.

    First broadcast: 17 Jul 2014

  22. Kenyan Authors Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Billy Kahora

    Philip Dodd discusses Kenya past and present with Billy Kahora and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2014

  23. Virginia Woolf Portraits, Richard Flanagan, Medical History, The Security Services in Fiction

    With Anne McElvoy. Virginia Woolf portraits, Richard Flanagan's new book and spy novels.

    First broadcast: 10 Jul 2014

  24. The History of Pain, Martin Freeman as Richard III, Animal Rights

    With Philip Dodd. Includes Richard III, medical attitudes to pain and animal rights.

    First broadcast: 09 Jul 2014

  25. Boyhood, Cory Arcangel, The Digital Age

    Matthew Sweet presents. Toby Litt reviews Boyhood and Cory Arcangel on digital art.

    First broadcast: 08 Jul 2014

  26. Oh What a Lovely Savas

    Rana Mitter discusses the roles of Turkey, India, China and Japan in World War I.

    First broadcast: 03 Jul 2014

  27. Yael Farber, Liberalism

    Philip Dodd explores Liberal ideas past and present and talks to director Yael Farber.

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2014

  28. Wood and Trees: War and Remembrance

    From Paul Nash paintings to commemorative planting: Samira Ahmed on woods in war and peace

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2014

  29. Balancing Power in World War I and Now

    Anne McElvoy, Margaret MacMillan and Jonathan Powell explore the Great Powers in WWI.

    First broadcast: 26 Jun 2014

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