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...
Ian Hislop celebrates the sharp barbs of Alexander Pope and the 18th-century satirists.
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.
The radio panel game of literary correctness
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
Archive recordings of US public radio shows from the early 2000s.
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.
Writer China Mieville talks to American science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin.
Uncovering the life and work of a pioneering and under-appreciated British painter.
Irish novelist Patrick McCabe explores the Irish influences on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
I am a genius. Gertrude Stein. A genius. A genius. I. Gertrude Stein. Am I a genius?
Mariella Frostrup looks at Scandinavian children's literature.
The battle to save museum collections from insect pests.
Lenny Henry explores the iconic status of people or things held dear by many
The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th-century legends - in a Miami gym in 1964.
How some of the earliest American literary classics were actually written in Birmingham.
Hugh Thomson travels to Peru's ancient wonder to unearth the truth behind its discovery.
Laurie Anderson profiles one of the most original writers and thinkers of the 20th century
Series bringing fresh insight into lives through literature, with guest presenters
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel.
Emily Maitlis asks if the UN's heritage police is a force for good or ill.
Angela Carter's friends, colleagues and admirers remember her innovative plays for radio.
The Welsh tenor presents a guide to everything that is happening in Wales over the weekend
Dau dîm o feirdd yn cystadlu i geisio cyrraedd y rownd derfynol yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
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