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
Five views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists, the Pitt Rivers Museum
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.
Soprano saxophone player Joe Cohen presents a guide to a unique Indian brass band.
Julian Evans explores the blend of fact and fiction surrounding Anton Chekhov's demise.
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Martin Wainwright asks who guards literary reputations after a writer dies?
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.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language
Lucy Neal reviews the archive of Victorian reformer Mary Neal.
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
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.
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.
The Monty Python man and adventurer recalls life in the frenetic 1980s
Series looking at the stories behind some of our best-loved musicians
Portraits of people who relocated to other lands, influenced by music
A British prisoner of war's diary is returned to the writer's daughter.
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
Martin Palmer traverses England to explore the mysteries surrounding the Knights Templar.
Mariella Frostrup with the best in new fiction and non-fiction.
Pianist and entertainer Rainer Hersch assesses the classic children's musical.
Poet Ian McMillan investigates why poets do not seem to like driving.
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that amuse and beguile
Roger McGough reveals who Monika really was.
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
Terry Nutkins tells of his childhood, spent with the mercurial author Gavin Maxwell
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
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