Harriett Gilbert talks to two guests about their favourite books.
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.
Vivienne Parry explores the deaths and immune systems of heroines of English literature.
A weekly reflection on a topical issue
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
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
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.
Travel magazine, featuring travellers' tales, experiences and anecdotes
Germaine Greer presents a profile of eccentric 1970s rock icon Frank Zappa.
The remarkable story of Roger Linn, inventor of the drum machine.
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.
Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.
Investigative reporter Tom Mangold journeys inside the Bermuda Triangle
Peter White visits Dublin on the day the city pays tribute to Joyce's great novel Ulysses.
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
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen tells the story of dandyism and male peacockery through the ages
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.
Portraits of people who relocated to other lands, influenced by music
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Michael Portillo investigates nature's tyrants
Series featuring new writing and stimulating discussion
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
The Recording Britain project of 1939, which sent artists around the country to capture it
Series looking at people who were pioneers in their field.
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that amuse and beguile
Extraordinary stories and remarkable people.
Neil MacGregor uncovers the stories twenty objects tell us about Shakespeare's world.
Clare Balding charts how sport has shaped the British and how Britain has shaped sport
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
An unique look at the workings of a 300-year old Magistrates Court as it prepares to close
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
As Doctor Who returns, Jon Culshaw looks at the man who changed it forever - Douglas Adams
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
Sci-fi superstar author Douglas Adams attempts to make sense of the digital world.
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
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