The celebrated thinker John Gray gives his reflection on the meaning of folly.
BBC Radio 4
A profile of Nichi Vendola, the new hope of the left in Italy.
BBC World Service
Photographers of famous pictures find them pirated on t-shirts. What should the law do?
We look at the question of Iranian sanctions - should the world get tougher with Iran?
The man accused of fiddling the figures in Greece. The cost of Africa's financial crisis.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Glencoe Massacre of 1692.
For some getting old may feel like a burden. But for many old age is full of triumphs.
What would happen if Britain chose to leave the European Union? Chris Bowlby reports.
Kate Adie introduces BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the headlines.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1683 siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Army.