Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses a word and sees where it leads him
Series looking at the impact of the hashtags that got millions talking.
Peter Conrad dissects the popular culture of his era, as Roland Barthes did 60 years ago.
Jenny Hammerton, a DJ of 78s, explores why the old discs are still alive and kicking.
Alexandra Harris explores how the weather has shaped the cultural life of Britain.
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
Tim Brooke-Taylor views Chaplin's legacy in the theatre of his grandson James Thierree.
Books worth reading.
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.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
BBC producer Tony Grant recalls the late broadcasting icon Alistair Cooke.
Lifelong fan Danny Wallace celebrates the Beano comic in its 75th anniversary year.
Series that follows portrait painter Fiona Graham-Mackay at work.
Alexandra Harris takes four walks that inspired Woolf and that tell her story
Some of the world's most beautiful women discuss the ageing process.
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.
Paul Gambaccini traces the history of the Oscars and tells the story behind winning films
Gabrielle Drake looks at regional theatre through the story of Manchester's Royal Exchange
Series exploring how technology is changing the arts.
William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
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
David Mitchell investigates the confusing world of manners.
Jarvis Cocker uncovers an album made by Sir John Betjeman in 1974.
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
Dan Rebellato explores the life and work of playwright Sarah Kane.
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
Literary series which ran from 1978-1993, in which writers discuss their work and ideas.
Frances Stonor Saunders, with Homer's Odyssey as her guide, explores our bordered lives.
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.
Winifred Robinson follows health research into the lives of thousands of Bradford babies.
Winifred Robinson reports on the lives of thousands of families being tracked in Bradford.
Matthew Taylor explores the coming 'Brain Culture'
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
Fiona Lindsay listens in on actors and directors as they work on dramatic productions.
Series exploring the stories behind programmes which have become part of TV history
Journalist Nichi Hodgson asks whether there's scope for an ethical code for producing porn
Sarah Hall explores the popular sci-fi motif of an all-women society surviving without men
Adam Rutherford and Francine Stock explore the relationship between film and science.
Artist Andrew Shoben explores a controversial idea to 'rotate or retire' public artworks.