4/5 Andrew Pinnock on how Purcell's skills as an entrepreneur helped enhance his reputation.
BBC Radio 3
How a Czech plastic explosive became synonymous with terrorism.
BBC World Service
3/3 Mike Wooldridge meets two women in Western Nepal, where severe drought and unreliable r...
3/5 Roger Savage on Purcell's musical creations for the theatre.
1/4 The first coffeehouse opens in Oxford and signals the beginning of a new age of reason.
BBC Radio 4
2/5 Andrew Parrott on researching and performing Purcell's Hail! bright Cecilia.
Jenny Cuffe reports from DR Congo on the scale of illegal gold mining.
5/5 Matthew Parris on valedictories which embarrassed ministers.
1/5 Jonathan Keates on Purcell and the different monarchs for whom he worked.
1/4 Owen Bennett Jones explores five crucial battles in the relationship between Christiani...