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.
Poet Paul Farley flies over London in a police helicopter and reflects on the city below.
Flagship arts and ideas programme, featuring discussions between academics and artists
Bob Harris celebrates 40 years of Whistle Test with live music and star interviews
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash present cultural snapshots off the beaten track in France
One million books given away for free - how did it affect those involved?
Katie Derham delves into the fascinating world of musical life during the Second World War
Penny Marshall examines the effects of the rapid expansion of online porn on UK society.
Series of audio interventions by artists, to mark the launch of the Open arts initiative
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
Michael White uncovers the life of the soprano singer Jennifer Vyvyan.
An exclusive interview with Al Pacino about his passion for Oscar Wilde.
Linguist Mark Turin explores the fate of the world's endangered languages
Michael Rosen investigates the story of the library
John McCarthy explores the life of Arthur Ransome through the boats he once owned.
Tracing the histories of some of the most passionate pieces of music ever written
Phil Rickman presents BBC Radio Wales' book programme
Adil Ray looks at life through the lens of contemporary photographers
John Lloyd of the FT on the future of journalism after the phone hacking scandal.
Reviews, reports and analysis in a weekly round-up of Wales's thriving arts scene
History series investigating stories taken from archive newspapers
John Waite asks why one of the world's most successful publishers has hit hard times.
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
Irma Kurtz travels to Monet's Giverny garden to hear how losing his sight changed his work
Roger Law takes a tour of the new world of Chinese museums
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
Russell Davies interviews A-list legends of music, art, comedy and film
John Toal looks at health, relationships, hobbies & family alongside great music & chat.
Sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events, with Tom Sutcliffe and guests
Adam Rutherford talks to the scientific advisors behind some well-known films and TV shows
Series examining the role of state secrecy in Britain
Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.
Robert Sandall investigates the impact and legacy of punk.
Kate Williams explores the history and development of the modern winning smile.
How the power of the news media is used as a global government tool for influence
Frank Cottrell Boyce marks the centenary of DH Lawrence's first masterpiece.
Science broadcaster Professor Trevor Cox explores the science of aural architecture.
Series of programmes exploring film music
Tim Marlow explores the kinds of sounds and music that influence an artist's art and work.
Series exploring how stage works have been adapted for the cinema
Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday
The complex history of the Notting Hill Carnival, with writer and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah
Mark Burman strips away the layers of Stuart Freeborn's remarkable life in movie make-up.
Revealing everything listeners ever wanted to know about the symphony
Terence Blacker explores politically incorrect music over the last century
Familiar pieces of classical music re-examined.
Lyse Doucet asks diplomats and politicians how we should engage with brutal regimes.
Christine Finn explores how authors' archive is kept, now they write on screens not paper.
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