Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis recalls a wet childhood day in mid Wales in search of Taliesin.
Ruth Smith explores the parallels between Rinaldo and Shakespeare's Henry V.
Sasha Dugdale on the official Soviet myths that sustained the country during World War II.
Adrian Scarborough reads from Thomas Mann's classic novel set in the mid-1800s.
Laura Cumming recalls the theft from the Louvre in 1911 of the Mona Lisa.
Rachael Kinley joins 'wild swimmers' in a freshwater loch on Skye.
Lynsey Hanley on Jane Jacobs's influential defence of organic and unplanned city life.
Samantha Bond leads a discussion about the mixed blessings of theatrical challenges.
Lindsay Duncan reads Virginia Woolf's sumptuous story of a sweltering summer's day at Kew.
Lars Tharp asks Julian Lloyd Webber why the cello arouses such strong passions.
Sebastiane Hegarty explores the music inspired by natural sound.
Lesley Chamberlain explores why people look at paintings in galleries.
Lesley Chamberlain on the 'aesthetic Bolsheviks', a 1920s Russian artistic community.
In Katherine Mansfield's story, guests at a German pension perform in a private concert.
Pushkin's story about the enmity between two landowners and the antics of their children.
Justin Champion talks to the creators of the children's TV series Horrible Histories.
Indira Varma reads Katherine Mansfield's classic 1921 story of a night-time sea voyage.
Writer Ian Sansom reflects on the literary significance of footwear.
Andy Kershaw picks the best of the BBC Radio 3 Music Planet series.
Graeme Fife on the famed gardens of the Alhambra, through Washington Irving's writings.
Philip Bullock considers sacrificial links between the Rite of Spring and Emily Davison.
Paul Allen explores the contradictory nature of Janacek's beliefs.
Nigel Forde presents an evocation of summer drawn from the BBC archive.
Alex Jennings reads MR James's ghost story set on the windswept coast of East Anglia.
Suzy Klein examines how and why certain pieces of music make us feel the way they do
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On its 110th anniversary Christopher Cook tells the story of the Wigmore Hall.
Beaty Rubens explores the potent symbolism of the pomegranate in contemporary poetry.
Katherine Mansfield's story charting the heady thrill of a young woman's first formal ball
Mary Ann Kennedy explores relationships between American gospel and Gaelic psalm singing.
Theatre director Jatinder Verma on the place of arranged marriages in Bollywood cinema.