Henning Wehn investigates 'Ostrock' - the East German rock and pop music scene.
The life and changing times of Woman's Weekly as it celebrates its centenary.
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire.
Series looking back at classic live albumss
Series of thought-provoking talks with a personal dimension
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Radio 3's festival of ideas, with interviews, talks, debates, drama and live performance
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Frank Cottrell Boyce celebrates one of the great TV families, the Waltons.
Grayson Perry and his teddy Alan Measles tour Bavaria on a customised motorcycle.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how the sounds of our past still influence us today.
Actor Michael Sheen looks back at the legendary career of Sir David Frost.
Wayne Hemingway celebrates the lives of 1950s designers Robin and Lucienne Day.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Jane Smiley goes horse racing in California. Why is it such fertile ground for a novelist?
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
Dr Kate O'Brien explores Ibiza's subtle influence over British youth culture and nightlife
Mark Vernon examines how desire for certainty has affected people's ability to doubt
Mike Phillips investigates the coming of age of black British crime fiction.
Sir Ken Robinson, creativity guru, is in Derry-Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture.
Presenter Matthew Oates follows in the footsteps of the writer Edward Thomas
The hunt for the truth about the most influential and enigmatic of graphic designers.
Comedian and musician Rich Morton explores the laid-back world of lounge music.
Agnes Poirier explores the role of the body which protects the French language.
Punchdrunk, YouMeBumBumTrain, and other immersive theatre companies under the microscope.
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading talks to leading guitarists about their music
Johnnie Walker looks at classic albums
Sarfraz Manzoor explores Johnny Cash's interest in Scotland after tracing his Fife roots.
Vivienne Parry presents the science behind some of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
A long-running arts review magazine programme which ran from 1973 to 1998.
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
Andrew Hussey goes beyond the cliches to discover the true face of 21st-century France
Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with John Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004.
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
Robert and Isabelle Tombs present the story of the battle between two cities
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
As Private Eye nears 50, Michael Crick traces its ups and downs and assesses its impact.
Grassroots news, views, issues and culture from across the north west community
Gyles Brandreth discovers what it takes to become a national treasure.
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
Mark Coles goes in search of the vilified.
How a leading German modern artist's greatest work was rediscovered in a barn in Cumbria.
Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests
Radio 3's flagship classical music magazine programme.
Wolfgang Stoecker is on a mission to explore the meaning of dust.
Olivia O'Leary follows historian Theodore Zeldin in the quest to reform conversation.
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