Rana Mitter and Shuyun Sun debate the political context of John Adams' Nixon in China.
BBC Radio 3
Tim Rice and Kevin Jackson explore book choices in the Radio 4 series Desert Island Discs.
Shirley Apthorp and Mark Pemberton discuss the future of orchestras with Andrew McGregor.
James Coomarasamy presents a special programme from the Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
BBC World Service
Broadcaster Clive James and lyricist Don Black discuss the great songwriters.
Andrew McGregor and players from the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester discuss Prom 57.
Glenda Jackson and Mark Kermode celebrate the work of the late film director Ken Russell.
Pat Barker and Giles Fraser on what Russian literature can teach us about faith and doubt.