1/5 Madeleine Bunting explores the loss of God as a defining feature of Western democracy.
Alexandra Harris explores the life and work of the elusive artist Eric Ravilious.
How can Joe, a boy on the autistic spectrum, answer a question teeming with possibilities?
9/20 Hugh Kennedy discusses the life and times of the great historian of early Islam, al-Tabari
11/20 Dr Tony Street assesses the great philosopher and physician Avicenna.
Chris Bowlby uncovers the fate of the imperial summer palace in Beijing.
A portrait of the life and legacy of theatre director Joan Littlewood.
15/20 Professor Mona Siddiqui discusses religious thinker and mystic Al-Ghazali.
13/20 Professor James Montgomery discusses the Islamic scholar Al-Biruni.
Rana Mitter travels to Beijing to explore the recent flourishing of theatre in China.
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