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.
3/6 A look back at radio comedy in the late 1980s, with Hugh Dennis and Jim Eldridge.
Melvin Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
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