Books worth reading.
Tony Lidington explores how modern clowns are coping with changing audiences and economics
Portrait of the Chicago city of Bronzville
The story of the Nigerian musician and political revolutionary.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
Lynne Truss introduces her favourite radio programmes from the BBC archive.
Series featuring new writing and stimulating discussion
Paul Morley reads his account of David Bowie's life and legacy.
Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the atmosphere. Omnibus.
Weekly opportunity for listeners to revisit the riches of the BBC radio poetry archive
Mark Radcliffe explores the continued success and appeal of the little white bear.
Novelist Bidisha considers the role of text in art.
Crime writer Val McDermid on how boarding school novels inspired her to be a writer.
John O'Farrell celebrates Kit Williams's groundbreaking picture puzzle book Masquerade.
Musical, artistic or literary personalities share which pieces thrill them, and why.
The radio panel game of literary correctness
Bernadette Murphy's account of her mission to solve a 19th century art mystery.