Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
BBC Radio 4
1/2 Declan Curry is in Northern Ireland looking at the fortunes of the Quinn business empire.
2/3 Edward Stourton explores the life and history of the Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Jonathan Freedland addresses the knotty problem of MPs' pay and conditions.
5/5 An exploration of the enduring Irving Berlin classic.
John Waite asks why one of the world's most successful publishers has hit hard times.
Martha Reeves uncovers the politics of disco music.
BBC World Service
3/3 Chinese Christianity is exploding and the authorities are nervous. Tim Gardam investigates
The American president struggles to match his green aspirations with political reality.
Julie Fernandez explores the complex relationship between disabled child and parent carer.