Vivienne Parry explores the science behind Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature.
The story of the musical aesthetic and the ubiquitous technique of minimalism.
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
A parable play on the ancient theme of the Quest. Featuring music by Benjamin Britten.
Alan Yentob marks the centenary of TS Eliot's poem, with a reading by Jeremy Irons.
Michael Symmons Roberts explores why so many poets choose to become opera librettists.
The 1939 radio adaptation of T H White's novel, with music composed by Benjamin Britten
Novelist Joanna Trollope explores the work of her favourite author, Jane Austen.
Marie-Louise Muir arises and goes with three Irish poets to the Lake Isle of Innisfree.
How some of the earliest American literary classics were actually written in Birmingham.