James Naughtie is joined by Will Self to discuss his novel How The Dead Live.
The life and work of French novelist, playwright and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
Sue Lawley's castaway is writer and broadcaster Desmond Morris
Melvyn Bragg examines the cultural effect of the eighteenth century idea of Politeness.
Sue Lawley's castaway is actress and campaigner Virginia McKenna
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss when and how life on earth originated.
Sue Lawley's castaway is mountaineer Joe Simpson
The history and legacy of the English army's defeat of the French at Agincourt in 1415.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the monster filled epic, Homer’s Odyssey.
James Naughtie is joined by author Paul Auster.