Programme inviting guests to discuss their favourite books
Dr Geoff Bunn journeys through 5,000 years of human understanding of the brain
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells humanity's history through objects
The British Museum's Neil MacGregor tells A History of the World in 100 Objects.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
Historian Amanda Vickery reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
The story of how one woman persuaded famous artists to donate prints to British schools.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
Led by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Crawford Logan reads from Byron Rogers' travel book
Historian Sir David Cannadine explores Winston Churchill's life outside politics
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Kirsty Young introduces gems from the Desert Island Discs archive
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
Cathy Rentzenbrink celebrates the best-selling author. Featuring Martin Amis.
Travel magazine, featuring travellers' tales, experiences and anecdotes
Jonathan Bate investigates fraudsters and hustlers
Mark Lawson examines how mystery novels reflect a country's history and political system.
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
Charles Wheeler recalls the epic of strategic success that made victory possible.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language
Matthew Parris presents the biographical series
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Series of interviews analysing great artists from the perspective of someone who knew them
Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare conducts in depth interviews with prominent people.
Guests on songs inherited from their parents and songs they'd pass on to their children
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Peter White visits Dublin on the day the city pays tribute to Joyce's great novel Ulysses.
Humorous account of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.
Jerome K Jerome's sequel to Three Men in a Boat sees the men plan their latest adventure
Jon Ronson and guests examine a series of diverse stories and subjects
Following the travels of the winners of the annual BBC/RGS's dream journey competition
Michael Rosen uncovers humour in oppressive and totalitarian societies.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen tells the story of dandyism and male peacockery through the ages
John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004.
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
Actor and singer Michael Crawford reads from his autobiography
Micky Dolenz explores how two producers kick-started an artistic renaissance in Hollywood.
Portraits of people who relocated to other lands, influenced by music
What are the books that changed your life, your attitude to living and view of the world?
Rufus Hound invites a guest to read extracts from their teenage diaries
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Michael Portillo investigates nature's tyrants
Series featuring new writing and stimulating discussion
Kate Adie dissects the plot of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, with readings and discussion.
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