1/3 How the Romans pioneered an artistic style of warts 'n' all realism during the Republic. (R)
Celebrating poetry worldwide with a poem from Lesotho read by Teboho Mohapi.
BBC Radio Scotland
As the US presidential campaign heats up, we review the documentary 2016: Obama's America.
BBC World Service
Clive Anderson joins Luke Treadaway, Phil Cornwell, Alexandra Roach and Charlie Connelly.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Celebrating poetry worldwide with the poem Encounter with Freedom.
1/4 Paul Henry looks at how the village of Cwmaman, near Aberdare, shaped the poet Alun Lewis. (R)
BBC Radio Wales
2/5 An exploration of how Beethoven's Violin Concerto has touched and changed people's lives.
BBC Radio 4
2/5 John Adams talks to Donald Macleod about the influence of Charles Ives on his music.
BBC Radio 3
2/10 Giles Coren and Sue Perkins share their five favourite reads. (R)
News, views, issues, culture and sport from across the north west.
BBC Radio Foyle
Cyfres newydd gyda Kate Crockett a chriw o adolygwyr yn trin a thrafod llyfrau'r haf.
BBC Radio Cymru
What do we want modern pop artists to be - rebels with a cause or good role models?
17/26 Traditional singer and storyteller Sheila Stewart presents her journey through the arts.
Dan Sung talks about the new Galaxy Camera.
BBC Asian Network
We talk to Australian director John Hillcoat about his new gangster movie Lawless.
Chris Ledgard examines how the words we use play a critical role in resolving conflict.
Marie-Louise Muir covers film, television, music, books and the visual arts.
BBC Radio Ulster
Features a Puffin colony, Loch Fyne, oyster culling and a lucky find on a Dorset beach.
Booker-winning writer Howard Jacobson, Damian Lewis on The Sweeney, and Lawless reviewed.
2/8 Jayne MacLeod journeys to the Faroe Islands to discover more about their national dance. (R)
David Bramwell meets natural weather forecaster David King.
News, current affairs and music in Bengali with Shawkat Hashmi.
Judith Mackrell asks if dance remains ultimately about the moving human body. (R)
2/4 Richard Witts on educationalist Walford Davies and Imogen Holst, one of his team. (R)
Celebrating poetry worldwide with a poem from Monaco read by Wendy Woodwest.
Wednesday 5 September 2012