Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
Robert and Isabelle Tombs present the story of the battle between two cities
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
As Private Eye nears 50, Michael Crick traces its ups and downs and assesses its impact.
Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature.
Gyles Brandreth discovers what it takes to become a national treasure.
Jeanette Winterson presents a personal exploration of Manchester.
Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
Mark Coles goes in search of the vilified.
How a leading German modern artist's greatest work was rediscovered in a barn in Cumbria.
Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests
Micky Dolenz explores how two producers kick-started an artistic renaissance in Hollywood.
Wolfgang Stoecker is on a mission to explore the meaning of dust.
Sarah Montague presents a series looking at how technology has changed education
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Olivia O'Leary follows historian Theodore Zeldin in the quest to reform conversation.
Poet Paul Farley flies over London in a police helicopter and reflects on the city below.
Series featuring new writing and stimulating discussion
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
Linguist Mark Turin tracks down some of the world's endangered languages.
Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash present cultural snapshots off the beaten track in France
One million books given away for free - how did it affect those involved?
Katie Derham delves into the fascinating world of musical life during the Second World War
Kate Adie dissects the plot of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, with readings and discussion.
Penny Marshall examines the effects of the rapid expansion of online porn on UK society.
Series of audio interventions by artists, to mark the launch of the Open arts initiative
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
Michael White uncovers the life of the soprano singer Jennifer Vyvyan.
An exclusive interview with Al Pacino about his passion for Oscar Wilde.
Linguist Mark Turin explores the fate of the world's endangered languages
Michael Rosen investigates the story of the library
John McCarthy explores the life of Arthur Ransome through the boats he once owned.
Tracing the histories of some of the most passionate pieces of music ever written
Best-selling author Philip Pullman talks to his former schoolteacher Enid Jones.
Miles Warde presents an insight into the work of professional photographers.
Adil Ray looks at life through the lens of contemporary photographers
Presented by Tim Marlow. Musicians create a musical rendering of skylines.
Shahidha Bari goes in search of the biggest poetry competition in the Middle East.
Selections of poetry on various themes chosen by listeners and presented by Roger McGough.
John Lloyd of the FT on the future of journalism after the phone hacking scandal.
History series investigating stories taken from archive newspapers
John Waite asks why one of the world's most successful publishers has hit hard times.
Michael Morpurgo on the changing experience of learning to read over the last 70 years
Irma Kurtz travels to Monet's Giverny garden to hear how losing his sight changed his work
Midge Ure explores his musical roots and assesses Scotland's rock and pop history
Roger Law explores some unexpected corners of China's rich and varied culture
British musician and poet Akala examines the culture of his Rastafarian heritage
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
Sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events, with Tom Sutcliffe and guests
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