4/6 A look back at radio comedy in the early 1990s, with Richard Herring and Sarah Smith.
Soprano Catherine Bott asks why St Cecilia still inspires composers and musicians.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss different ideas of beauty.
5/5 Helon Habila and CM Okonkwo on the flourishing new tradition of Nigerian crime fiction.
Philosopher Angie Hobbs examines whether beautiful things are also moral.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aesop, legendary author of the famous collection of fables
Writer Ian Sansom attempts to adapt for radio William Langland's medieval dream poem.
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.
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