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A selection of programmes relating to the history and application of design.
Andrew Marr on art with Antony Gormley, Christopher Frayling, Sarah Teasley and Ron Arad.
Why are scientists and designers are deliberately planning for failure?
Will Self laments what he sees as an absence of rational urban planning in our big cities.
Peter Day finds out how designers are moving out of the lab and into the real world.
The business of home decor is discussed by Evan Davis and guests.
Neil MacGregor tells the story of the global trade in tea - with a Victorian tea set.
Peter Day argues that it is time for designers to be given a larger role in organisations.
Neil MacGregor with the chronometer that accompanied Darwin to South America.
James considers the impact of Terence Conran - designer, retailer, restaurateur and writer
Kirsty Young's castaway is interior designer, socialite and one-time cowboy, Nicky Haslam.
When our cities, our homes or our bodies suffer damage, how can design help?
Shumi Bose examines the qualities we consider to be most desirable in design.