The true story of Horatio Bottomley, the WWI newspaper magnate, fraudster, bankrupt and MP
Liza Ross and Michael Williams read from Robin Marantz Henig's biography
In New York's jazz age, who was Maizie Phillips?
Mary Stephenson remembers the novelist Jean Rhys in the final months of her life.
The remarkable story of pioneering BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Delia Derbyshire.
The comic journalist and musician reads from his memoirs
The reflections of an ordinary housewife from Barrow-in-Furness in August 1945
Pioneering movie director Orson Welles features in a new biography of his early years.
Having led the race to make the atomic bomb Robert Oppenheimer soon finds himself isolated
The much-loved writer's fascinating childhood and how it inspired tales of Narnia.
Drama series, exploring the 20th century through real correspondence and diaries