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.
Late-night discussion show.
Revealing everything listeners ever wanted to know about the symphony
Terence Blacker explores politically incorrect music over the last century
Artist Tacita Dean travels to Unesco in Paris on a mission to save photochemical film.
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.
Razia Iqbal talks to a series of well-known authors from Britain and around the world.
How Tarzan has enjoyed a hundred years swinging through the jungle of popular culture.
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
Paul Morley on the 7-inch single's grand relative - the 12-inch - and its peak in the 80s.
Mark Rickards meets the author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho.
Andrew Collins tells the story of Alan Smithee, prolific film director who never existed.
Bob Dickinson visits a new festival of contemporary art in a nuclear bunker in Bosnia.
Richard Coles on the inspiration to artists of darkness and the Northern lights in Norway.
Will Gompertz examines objects in the Royal Collection that define the British monarchy.
Peter Day salutes the graphic artists whose canvas was Radio Times, 90 years old this week
Will Gompertz investigates the artworks kept in our homes.
Midge Ure investigates water's role as a constantly flowing source of musical inspiration.
Music, TV, books, film and the arts – everything that's new in global culture
An insightful, humorous piece of reportage from inside the barber shop.
A look at the life and work of Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest star in Bollywood.
How the most gruelling fell race is inspiring a composer to write a new piece of music.
Why many thousands of former British army soldiers have settled in Germany.
Julia Blackburn meets writers whose private papers reside in Leeds University Library.
The crime writer Val McDermid on how boarding school novels inspired her to be a writer.
Li Cunxin, Madame Mao's favourite dancer, tells Darcey Bussell about his amazing journey.
Mark Lawson and guests debate what now shapes our cultural choices - critics or clicks?
The Dali Christ is Scotland's favourite painting. Louise Welsh finds out why.
A parable play on the ancient theme of the Quest. Featuring music by Benjamin Britten.
Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career.
Architectural writer Shumi Bose presents a series that examines where design meets life
As Doctor Who returns, Jon Culshaw looks at the man who changed it forever: Douglas Adams.
A six-part series exploring the influence of war and conflict on music.
Series of arts programmes
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
The extraordinary story of how classic Irish folk songs were saved from extinction.
In the port of Astoria, Oregon, Katrina Porteous reports on the Fisher Poets Gathering.
Peter Curran celebrates the humble foghorn's powerful role in music, literature and film.
Bridget Kendall chairs The Forum, a place where guests discuss and challenge big ideas.
Women bishops? Will the Church of England approve them and can it cope with the fallout?
Paul Gambaccini looks back on his 40 years as a broadcaster in Britain
Michael Portillo explores the intellectual battleground of World War One.
What happens when a songwriter accidentally copies someone else's song?
Jim Carey celebrates the ice cream van with enthusiasts Francis Rossi and Johnny Vegas.
Bettany Hughes reveals the history of civilisation's most influential ideas.
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