A close look at Gaelic songs
How Western classical music underpinned the golden age of the Hollywood film score.
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
David Schneider looks back at the history of British Jewish comedy.
Martin Wainwright asks who guards literary reputations after a writer dies?
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
Nobel Laureate poet Derek Walcott talks about his life and work at home on St Lucia.
Kate Mosse celebrates the magical voice of Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
The surprising political legacy of the much-loved children's author, Dr Seuss.
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
Razia Iqbal in conversation with some of the world's greatest architects.
Henning Wehn investigates 'Ostrock' - the East German rock and pop music scene.
Lucy Ash profiles five controversial characters from different corners of the continent
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
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme.
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language
Tim Marlow talks to celebrated photographer David Bailey about his work
Horatio Clare walks with former soldiers to see the Welsh mountains through their eyes.
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.
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.
Joanna Smith Rakoff explores JD Salinger's relationship with fans who wrote him letters
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'.
Folk singer Martin Carthy examines the rise and fall of Ewan MacColl's Critics Group.
Series of interviews analysing great artists from the perspective of someone who knew them
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.
Peter White visits Dublin on the day the city pays tribute to Joyce's great novel Ulysses.
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading talks to leading guitarists about their music
Sarfraz Manzoor explores Johnny Cash's interest in Scotland after tracing his Fife roots.
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