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.
Does the idea of the Carnival Queen still appeal to the modern girl?
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
Autobiography by a Tory grandee. Read by Oliver Ford Davies
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
The eventful career and turbulent life of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
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.
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
The story of Ladybird children's books, including the Peter and Jane series.
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.
Series looking at the stories behind some of our best-loved musicians
Portraits of people who relocated to other lands, influenced by music
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.
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that amuse and beguile
Extraordinary stories and remarkable people.
Andy Kershaw reminisces about Leeds University and its reputation as a music venue.
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
Les Woodland tells the story of Captain Plugge and the first station to take on the BBC.
Series revisiting the childhood homes of influential Britons
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince
John Wilson meets behind-the-scenes staff and visitors to major art exhibitions in London.
James Naughtie profiles 60 public figures nominated to mark the diamond jubilee
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