Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
The story of the portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted for him in Auschwitz.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
The first reunion in 70 years of writer Shirley Hughes and her 1940s dancing partner.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
A portrait of Martinique's most famous son, poet and politician Aime Cesaire.
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th century legends - in a Miami gym in 1964.
Sathnam Sanghera asks if being tone-deaf is a medical matter or simply a lack of training.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Rapping out dreamtime stories: a new outlet for Australian Aboriginal youth.
Amid rehearsals for his 75th play, an analysis of Alan Ayckbourn's talent as a director.
Stephen Evans traces the 800-year history of the boys' choir of St Thomas' Church, Leipzig
Film programme featuring interviews with on and off screen stars
Tim Marlow explores Britain's response to Europe's most lavish art movement
Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies
Exploring the underground music generated by the 60's Black Power and Black Arts movement
Paul Bennun explores the world of music composed for video games.
An exploration of the spiritual side of the music of Bob Dylan as the singer turns 70.
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Winifred Robinson tracks researchers on one of the world's largest child health studies.
Thousands of Bradford babies are being followed in the biggest health survey of its kind.
Matthew Taylor explores the coming 'Brain Culture'
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Series exploring the stories behind programmes which have become part of TV history
Sarah Hall explores the popular sci-fi motif of an all-women society surviving without men
Artist Andrew Shoben explores a controversial idea to 'rotate or retire' public artworks.
Bill Paterson marks the 70th anniversary of the Classics Illustrated comic book series.
How Western classical music underpinned the golden age of the Hollywood film score.
Cerys Matthews celebrates one of her musical heroines, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
David Schneider looks back at the history of British Jewish comedy.
Dancer, writer and broadcaster Deborah Bull presents a social history of dance in the UK
Kate Mosse celebrates the magical voice of Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Five Radio 4 presenters return to a place that had special significance for them in 1986
Danny Dorling uses the Domesday Reloaded data to explore how Britain has changed.
Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's 1978 debut album.
Henning Wehn investigates 'Ostrock' - the East German rock and pop music scene.
The life and changing times of Woman's Weekly as it celebrates its centenary.
Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
Christopher Maltman debates the place of folk song in the classical recital repertoire.
Series looking back at classic live albumss
Series of thought-provoking talks with a personal dimension
Adam Rutherford with astronomical insights on literature and art.
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
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