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.
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.
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
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.
Charles Wheeler recalls the epic of strategic success that made victory possible.
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.
Peter White visits Dublin on the day the city pays tribute to Joyce's great novel Ulysses.
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.
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
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
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.
Exploring the vast archive of Chaplin's unfinished scripts, letters and press cuttings
The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
James Naughtie profiles 60 public figures nominated to mark the diamond jubilee
Libby Purves follows the way Britain prepared for the assault on Normandy in June 1944.
Series which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history
Poet and comedian Tim Key sleuths out what makes a great literary opening line.
News and discussion of consumer affairs
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