Including Caryl Phillips, Shakespearean actors, South African protests and Ah, Wilderness!
2/5 Ian Sansom examines our complex physical, mental and emotional relationship with the chair (R)
Anne McElvoy asks what we understand Shakespeare to mean around the world.
3/5 Ian Sansom explores the literary, philosophical and cultural history of the table. (R)
Anne McElvoy hears how a mid-1970s play might cast light on today's political landscape.
4/5 Novelist Ian Sansom explores what cupboards and cabinets reveal about human nature. (R)
Ian McMillan's guests on the cabaret of the word include Inua Ellams and Will Abberley.
5/5 Novelist Ian Sansom considers the symbolism of beds in literature, art and film. (R)
Tom Service explores the life of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.
The story of the Congress of Vienna and how it still affects us 200 years later.