Nicholas Parsons asks why memory gets worse as we age, meeting experts and performers.
Thanks for the Memory
Phill Jupitus investigates the social importance of 2 Tone music in Britain.
This Are 2 Tone
Darcus Howe discusses his uncle, the sportsman, writer and revolutionary CLR James.
Great LivesCLR James
Personal disasters take their toll, but his latest novel receives the ultimate accolade.
Book of the WeekWilliam Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies, Episode 4
How did fashion in the 1980s reflect the greedy consumerism of the times?
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of FashionThe New Man? - Fashion in the '80s
Examining the international side of comedy - its origins, variations and universalities.
Kington's Anatomy of ComedyThe Geopolitics of Jest
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A season of programmes from the vaults about the various radio incarnations of the world's first consulting detective.
To complement the new Radio 4 documentary series 'Germany: Memories of a Nation', we present a selection of plays and readings celebrating highlights of German literature.
A season of programmes across the BBC investigating the history of all things Gothic. Here on 4 Extra we present a selection of dramas and documentaries celebrating Gothic literature.