Philip Dodd explores 18th-century attitudes to the law, crime and punishment.
4/5 Madeleine Bunting discusses the decline of faith in the UK and with it a loss of patience.
Ian McMillan's guests are Lynne Truss, Nancy Elizabeth, Nicholas Royle and Irna Qureshi.
5/5 Madeleine Bunting on the decline of faith and with it the loss of a notion of sacrifice.
Presented by Tom Service. Featuring Irvine Arditti talking about the LaSalle Quartet.
Matthew Sweet introduces music from superhero films.
1/5 Novelist and journalist Geoff Dyer considers what is the true home of the Midlander.
2/5 Henry Hitchings discusses Erasmus Darwin, one of the leaders of the Midland Enlightenment.
Trevor Cox on how soundscapes and sound effects are used to create emotion in the cinema. (R)
Arts and cultural debate.