Arts and cultural discussion with Anne McElvoy includes Jack Straw on power and depression
Samira Ahmed examines the cultural significance of the planet Mars.
Matthew Sweet is in Paris to examine the newly-opened Islamic art wing at the Louvre.
Philip Dodd's guest is Mark Rylance, former artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe.
With a discussion on Ryszard Kapuscinski, the 'undeserving poor', and Mademoiselle Julie.
Philip Dodd is joined by Barbara Hulanicki, founder of the famous clothes store Biba.
Matthew Sweet talks to Salman Rushdie about his time living under the Iranian Fatwa.
Rana Mitter talks to author Sebastian Faulks and the historian John Elliott.
In a programme exploring 'the good life', economist Amartya Sen talks to Philip Dodd.
Matthew Sweet with a Landmark edition examining Dostoevsky's The Idiot.