John Tusa discusses the creative process with major practitioners in the arts.
The surprising and touching story of how Richard Strauss' marriage inspired his music.
Art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston, explores the mysterious world of art attribution.
Jonathan Glancey argues that amid closures, the public library is also being reinvented.
The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people
Peter Day explores the wayward genius of Irish writer Flann O'Brien on his centenary.
Steve Hewlett presents a topical programme about the fast-changing media world
Well-known figures review their favourite movie with the assistance of expert contributors
Under a full moon and the Northern Lights, Richard Coles hears the Ice Music of Norway.
Who cut down Glastonbury's 'holy thorn' tree? And why did it matter to so many people?
Frances Fyfield explores the manuscript of Dickens's last and unfinished novel.
Roger Law visits Yi Wu in China, fast becoming the biggest market place in the world.
Scientist and arts lover Dr Mark Lythgoe looks at the divide between the disciplines
Public figures revisit their paper round route and reveal how it influenced their lives
Libby Purves follows the way Britain prepared for the assault on Normandy in June 1944.
Stories from the Poppy Factory in Surrey, where poppies are made for Remembrance Sunday.
Stanley Jones, legendary print maker, in the Curwen Studio with artist Susan Aldworth.
Memories of playwright Terence Rattigan from people who had a close connection to him
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series.
Tom Holland explores the continuing appeal of Homer's Odyssey. Why should that be?
James Naughtie follows the Royal Shakespeare Company as it celebrates its 50th birthday
Jonathan Glancey investigates Paris's secret underground maze of tunnels.
Rory Cellan-Jones traces its roots
Robert McCrum explores the literary mores of our age
In a series mixing science with art, myth and poetry, Paul Farley explores sleep
Stephen Evans talks to producer Rick Rubin about his work with the legendary Johnny Cash.
Lucy Mangan explores our obsession with pens, paper and the paraphernalia of office life.
Harriett Gilbert and friends present global arts, culture and entertainment.
The 1939 radio adaptation of T H White's novel, with music composed by Benjamin Britten
Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Phil Manzanera and Cliff Richard on Hank Marvin.
Series following a new approach tried as an alternative to custody for child offenders
Dominic Arkwright charts the life of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama.
Melvyn Bragg explores the idea and evolution of culture
Radio 3's cabaret of the word...
Richard Coles on the various ways that the voice of God is depicted, and what this reveals
Eric Robson asks why the bestselling author Hugh Walpole has been forgotten.
Cerys Matthews drives the A470, the highway running through the heart of Wales
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions.
The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight
Philip Sweeney finds out about the pioneering composer of African Sanctus David Fanshawe.
Zina Saro-Wiwa explores the legacy of Africa's first great post-colonial novel.
Angela Saini explores shared space - an idea set to bring peace and harmony to our streets
Phill Jupitus celebrates the phenomenon that was 2-Tone music.
Poet and comedian Tim Key sleuths out what makes a great literary opening line.
Novelist Joanna Trollope explores the work of her favourite author, Jane Austen.
Yasmeen Khan reports on the Turkish community in the United Kingdom.
Eclectic arts magazine programme, exploring a range of fascinating subjects
Fionola Meredith goes in search of medieval scholar, author and poet Helen Waddell.
An evocation of the musical film of Jacques Demy, director of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.
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