4/5 Prof Roberta Gilchrist discusses the place of women in the history of British castles.
Including Joyce Carol Oates's new novel, the film Selma and the play Jefferson's Garden.
3/5 Benjamin Wild recounts the siege of Kenilworth castle - the longest in English history.
With Tom Stoppard's play The Hard Problem, plus musician and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin
2/5 Nicola Coldstream explores the careers of two master masons.
Rana Mitter with historians Richard J Evans, Jane Caplan and David Cesarani.
1/5 Professor Jeremy Black considers the primary military function of castles.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch pays tribute to the founder of the Swingle Singers, Ward Swingle.
Michael Berkeley's guest is neuroscientist and psychiatrist Henrietta Bowden-Jones.
Robert Worby presents music by James Dillon, Hector Parra and Morton Feldman.