Ira Lightman asks if Ezra Pound and other poets may shed light on the financial crisis.
BBC Radio 4
Why do people give their lives for a nation? For a cause?
BBC World Service
Francine Stock on Sarah Bernhardt and the beginnings of celebrity charisma.
Francine Stock explores the divine grace of medieval mystics Margery Kempe and Joan of Arc
6/10 Reflections on personal and political dimensions to nudity. Mike Williams presents.
Meet the community struggling to survive on one of the world’s fastest eroding coastlines
2/2 Andy Peebles continues his profile of Atlantic Records engineer and producer Tom Dowd.
BBC Radio 6 Music
2/5 Huw Williams stops at Caldey Island to meet a monk.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
1/3 Thabiso Mohare talks to Johannesburg-based writers and poets, including Ivan Vladislavic.
Hugh Muir of the Guardian analyses how the newspapers are covering the biggest stories.