Vivienne Parry explores the science behind Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.
The role of orchestral leader and its relationship with the conductor and fellow players.
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature.
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Janice Forsyth tunes into what's happening in arts, culture and music across Scotland.
A parable play on the ancient theme of the Quest. Featuring music by Benjamin Britten.
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.
How some of the earliest American literary classics were actually written in Birmingham.
Tchaikovsky himself said his overture had 'no artistic merit', so why is it so popular?