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.
Stephen Johnson connects Mahler's beliefs about death to Viennese funeral customs.
Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the lighter side and the darkness of the city.
Tom Service visits the new Philharmonie de Paris and hears from conductor Elgar Howarth.
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