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
A look back at programmes and recordings from the BBC archives
Grant Gordon explores the rich history of magic on radio.
Bob Geldof, Ronnie Wood and others remember rock 'n' roll music promoter Bill Graham.
The year Bob Marley spent driving a forklift truck in the Chrysler car factory in Delaware
Lead by James Naughtie, readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels
Ed Byrne finds out if that notorious institution, the student union bar, has had its day.
Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy
Dramas and a documentary to celebrate the prolific British playwright and author
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.
Supermodel Erin O'Connor opens the doors to the dynamic and controversial world of fashion
Travel magazine, featuring travellers' tales, experiences and anecdotes
Sara Parker investigates roadworks, those who dig them and those who despair of them.
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.
Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew explore the joys of free local travel for the over-60s
Tony Phillips recalls a memorable performance by Afro-American contralto Marian Anderson.
Ian Sansom explores the relationship between authors and readers via their correspondence.
Charles Wheeler recalls the epic of strategic success that made victory possible.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language
Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
A comic but scientifically-accurate look at the science and history of space exploration.
John Waite tells the story of The Monkees, the successful 1960s pop group.
Lars Tharp and the team visit another stately home for the antiques quiz
Mark Radcliffe presents profiles of the comedians who have made us laugh over the years
Simon Townley tells the story of the theft of the skull of composer Joseph Haydn.
What is the truth behind the mermaid story? Janet Ellis investigates.
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.
Melanie Chisholm celebrates the lasting musical legacy of British band leader Ivy Benson.
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.
Features rare interviews, routines, Listen to Les, In the Psychiatrist's Chair and more.
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
Lynne Truss introduces her favourite radio programmes from the BBC archive.
Michael Alexander on the place of TS Eliot, and poetry in general, in national culture.
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
Jenny Eclair narrates a eulogy mourning the imminent death of the parking meter.
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