Lynne Truss explores the remarkable career of Dora Bryan, with highlights from the archive
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
Ainsley Harriott relives some childhood experiences in London that made Christmas special.
Historian Amanda Vickery reveals the hidden history of home over 400 years
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Matthew Harvey explores the fascinating world of inventions
Susan George recalls the visits to Britain of Hollywood legend Bette Davis.
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
Bettany Hughes uses the latest archaeological evidence to learn about the Byzantine empire
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Meet the craftsmen who have been making miniature model holy stables for centuries.
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
Nina Myskow discovers how attitudes to food affect individual lives
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
How Christmas-born radio legend Kenny Everett started life as a quiet Merseyside schoolboy
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.
Following the travels of the winners of the annual BBC/RGS's dream journey competition
Old friends help Mark Paytress delve into the life of a true radio pioneer.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen explores the history of our homes from the 1920s to the present
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.
Carole Boyd explores the tradition of writing letters to Father Christmas.
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
Margaret Atwood's collection of essays cover the concerns and passions of a lifetime.
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
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
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