4/5 Peter Temple on portraying a society shaped by both British colonialism and American power
Historian Simon Schaffer on whether evolutionary science explains the existence of beauty.
3/5 Zygmunt Miloszewski and Joanna Jodelka on the changing politics in Polish crime fiction.
Mathematician Vicky Neale on the mathematics of beauty and the beauty of mathematics.
2/4 Michael Scott discovers how the rest of the world fared during the Wall Street crash.
2/5 Two novelists tell Mark Lawson how they introduced new themes to US crime fiction.
Philosopher Barry Smith on David Hume's ideas about cultivating good taste.
1/5 Mark Lawson explores fictional investigations of Cuba after the Castro revolution.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss different ideas of beauty.
A unique poetry event by Andrew Motion to mark Remembrance Day 2014.
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