Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses a word and sees where it leads him
Peter Conrad dissects the popular culture of his era, as Roland Barthes did 60 years ago.
The best of 5 live from the past seven days
Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
Programme inviting guests to discuss their favourite books
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
A Kist o Wurds is Radio Ulster's weekly Ulster-Scots magazine show.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
Celebrities talk about their life and careers
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Paul Gambaccini traces the history of the Oscars and tells the story behind winning films
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Series exploring how technology is changing the arts.
Novelist Mavis Cheek examines the birth and development of the Arvon Foundation.
William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Film programme featuring interviews with on and off screen stars
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
Music, culture and life.
Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
Innovative and thought-provoking features on a wide variety of subjects
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Poet John Cooper Clarke looks at Vorticism, a radical but short-lived British art movement
Dan Rebellato explores the life and work of playwright Sarah Kane.
Paul Bennun explores the world of music composed for video games.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
Lead by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Literary series which ran from 1978-1993, in which writers discuss their work and ideas.
Winifred Robinson tracks researchers on one of the world's largest child health studies.
Thousands of Bradford babies are being followed in the biggest health survey of its kind.
Winifred Robinson follows health research into the lives of thousands of Bradford babies.
How the world is changing America
Matthew Taylor explores the coming 'Brain Culture'
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Series exploring the stories behind programmes which have become part of TV history
Sarah Hall explores the popular sci-fi motif of an all-women society surviving without men
Adam Rutherford and Francine Stock explore the relationship between film and science.
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