William Stafford wrote a poem every day. Katrina Porteous explores his life and his work.
Dr Thomas Dixon explores the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
Martin Sixsmith examines what makes us think, feel and act the way we do.
Natalie Haynes creates a stand-up routine about a figure from ancient Greece or Rome.
Shahidha Bari goes in search of the biggest poetry competition in the Middle East.
The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Series looking at key events in history, as told by the people who were there
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