Soprano Catherine Bott asks why St Cecilia still inspires composers and musicians.
Harriett Gilbert is joined by food blogger Jack Monroe and comic actor Doon Mackichan.
Kirsty Lang talks to puppet-maker Peter Firmin, creator of Bagpuss and The Clangers.
5/5 Helon Habila and CM Okonkwo on the flourishing new tradition of Nigerian crime fiction.
Writer Ian Sansom attempts to adapt for radio William Langland's medieval dream poem.
Musician Dr John on his tribute to Louis Armstrong and John Adams on his new opera.
Pulitzer prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson on her new novel Lila.
4/5 Peter Temple on portraying a society shaped by both British colonialism and American power
3/6 Tim Key takes a comic look at the concept of 'chance', through the medium of his poetry.
Libby Purves meets surrealist painter Patrick Hughes and artist and performer Scottee.
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