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.
Chi-chi Nwanoku goes in search of some great 18th-century black composers and performers.
Film-maker Alex Cox assesses the life of Citizen Kane creator, Orson Welles.
Five personalities follow in the footsteps of a figure they admire but know little about
Comedian and musician Rich Morton explores the laid-back world of lounge music.
Documentary series that takes a forensic look at how humans consume culture.
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.
Advice and guidance to those interested in building a library of jazz recordings
Adam Walton explores the history of celebrated jewellers Wartski.
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.
Miles Warde on Archaos, the touring French circus described as the sickest show on Earth.
Vivienne Parry explores the science behind 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
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen presents a history of colour
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
Leabhraichean air BBC Radio nan Gaidheal. BBC Radio nan Gaidheal's monthly book programme
Anna NicLeòid a' còmhradh ri dithis neach mu na trì leabhraichean as fheàrr leotha.
The story of a Chinese artist who settled in a remote village near Hadrian's Wall.
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
Peter White visits Argentina to hear about the work of blind fabulist Jorge Luis Borges.
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
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.
Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature.
Grassroots news, views, issues and culture from across the north west community
Gyles Brandreth discovers what it takes to become a national treasure.
Jeanette Winterson presents a personal exploration of Manchester.
Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.
To celebrate his 50th birthday, 5 live tells the story of Mark Kermode's lifetime in film.
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller explores the selfie phenomenon
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
The story of the musical aesthetic and the ubiquitous technique of minimalism.
Alvin Hall on Motown's eight Black Forum spoken word records with the people behind them.
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