Peter Day salutes the graphic artists whose canvas was Radio Times, 90 years old this week
Guy Garvey on the challenge of turning a collection of songs into a single piece of art.
Stephen Evans goes deep into the Milky Way to look at the phenomenon of StarCraft.
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff, asks what makes a great foreign minister.
Composer Matthew Herbert takes a critical look at looping and sampling in modern music.
Ben Schott examines the graphic and gastronomic tricks of the menu.
Will Gompertz investigates the artworks kept in our homes.
Author Patrick Leigh Fermor on walking through Europe in the 1930s.
Do dyslexia or dyspraxia affect the way you draw? Chris Ledgard investigates.
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
Marie-Louise Muir covers film, television, music, books and the visual arts.
Zaiba Malik on the Asian youth movements in the 1970s who fought for justice and equality.
Matthew Sweet meets the people who create a whole new cinematic world.
The moving stories of the women who have relationships with gang members.
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
Will an explosion in financial services aimed at the world's poorest help, or hurt, them?
An insightful, humorous piece of reportage from inside the barber shop.
A year after the fall of President Mubarak of Egypt, what happened to the revolution?
Alvin Hall on the controversial attempts to sell the Detroit Institute of Arts collection.
How a down-at-heel Parisian hotel became the world's avant-garde headquarters.
Laura Barton travels to New York to meet the women of the Beat Generation.
Jim Al-Khalili and fellow physicists explain why they think equations are beautiful.
William Hanson explores why there is such a demand for British etiquette around the world.
A look at the life and work of Amitabh Bachchan, the biggest star in Bollywood.
Join Gordon Brewer, his guests and audience for a lively topical debate on the big issues.
Dr Lucie Green reports on plans for a radio telescope the size of a continent.
Exploring the audio archive found in Osama Bin Laden's compound in Afghanistan.
Sarah Angliss uncovers the fascinating story of how we tried to teach the birds to sing.
Dr Laura Ashe reveals how our ideas of romantic love were born in 12th-century literature.
James Jones explores the moral dimensions of the economic crisis
The bishop of Liverpool talks to prisoners, politicians and pundits about the penal system
Who were the women who worked at Bletchley? What did they do? What became of them?
Exploring the lives of white women married to local Indian men who have made India home.
The story of one of the most controversial documents in US diplomatic history.
Hashi Mohamed follows the trail of of unaccompanied child migrants arriving in Europe.
How the most gruelling fell race is inspiring a composer to write a new piece of music.
Lucy Fleming embarks upon a quest to discover more about her mysterious uncle Ian.
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show
Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.
An audio portrait exploring the lives and ideas of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley.
Paul Sinha finds some British Asians believe caste discrimination is alive and well in UK.
Why many thousands of former British army soldiers have settled in Germany.
His home's Bronze Age legacy and nearby Jodrell Bank inspire author Alan Garner to write.
Julia Blackburn meets writers whose private papers reside in Leeds University Library.
Katie Grant visits a summer camp aimed at mixed-race families.
Steve Richards tells the inside story of Gordon Brown's time as prime minister
Nick Rankin explores the literary legacy of the writer John Buchan.
Lord Digby Jones explores the relationship between business, government and society.
Film critic Mark Kermode reveals the economic realities behind the film industry.