Presented by Matthew Sweet. Philosopher John Gray discusses illusory ideas of freedom.
2/5 Kate Kennedy tells the story of Lady Maud Warrender, an aristocrat and patron of music.
Rana Mitter and guests consider if the democratic system is the best way to rule a country
3/5 Bethany Bell on the life of Leopoldine Wittgenstein, host of a Viennese musical salon.
Anne McElvoy discusses Antigone at the Barbican with Oliver Taplin and Roy Williams.
4/5 Discussing Mary Gladstone, daughter of William, who brought music to Downing Street.
Ian McMillan's guests are Marina Warner, Grayson Perry, Sarah Angliss and Zara McFarlane.
5/5 Helen Wallace on Betty Freeman, perhaps the greatest patron of modern classical music.
Tom Service talks to Viktoria Mullova, and Sara Mohr-Pietsch considers female composers.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces music by the group rarescale and visits Judith Weir.