2/3 Dr James Fox explores how the discovery of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour.
2/3 Dr James Fox explores how the discovery of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour. (R)
Science journalist Mark Henderson discusses his book, The Geek Manifesto.
Lord David Lipsey on his memoirs, In the Corridors of Power.
2/3 How British musical talent stormed the West End in the 1980s with hits like Cats. (R)
Mark D'Arcy presents a look at books marking Her Majesty the Queen's diamond jubilee.
Matt Lucas, a huge fan of Les Miserables, fulfils his dream of performing in the show. (R)
3/4 How singer-songwriter Lionel Richie achieved a dream of becoming 'as big as the Beatles'. (R)
Mark D'Arcy in discussion with MP Tom Watson about his book Dial M for Murdoch.
Friday 3 August 2012