2/5 Dr Felicity Henderson discusses Hooke's influence at the Royal Society. (R)
BBC Radio 3
1/5 Lisa Jardine on what Robert Hooke's diary says about Enlightenment scientists in general. (R)
5/5 Professor Nicholas Cronk discusses Voltaire's legacy and his library. (R)
4/5 Professor Simon Blackburn examines Voltaire's views on religion and belief. (R)
3/5 Agnes Poirier asks how Voltaire would view the debate in France about banning the burka.
2/5 Nicholas Cronk discusses the effect of Voltaire's time spent in England.
1/5 Nicholas Cronk introduces Voltaire and celebrates Candide, a satire on the human condition (R)
5/5 Former BBC Moscow correspondent Bridget Kendall on her passion for Leo Tolstoy's writing.
4/5 Anthony Briggs, a leading Tolstoy authority explains his passion for the writer's works.
3/5 Novelist Helen Dunmore explains her passion for the works of Leo Tolstoy.
2/5 Writer and columnist AN Wilson explains his passion for the works of Leo Tolstoy.
1/5 Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on his passion for Leo Tolstoy's writing.
5/5 Rebecca Jenkins on the need for the North East to reclaim the glory of its rural culture .
4/5 Michael Chaplin on the glorious part that trains have played in the life of the North.
3/5 Bill Herbert on how Hadrian's Wall affected the relationship between Scotland and England.
2/5 Tom Shakespeare discusses Charles Grey and the Great Reform Act of 1832.
1/5 Writer Sara Maitland explores the history of religious life in the North East.
5/5 Chinese writer and film-maker Xiaolu Guo reflects on her personal debt to Chekhov. (R)
4/5 Young short story writer Ruth Thomas explains how she came to love Chekhov's work. (R)
3/5 Andrew Hilton reveals the lesson he learned while directing Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. (R)
2/5 Timberlake Wertenbaker on what she has learned from Chekhov in terms of theatre craft. (R)
1/5 Simon Russell Beale on how performing in Chekhov's The Seagull changed his entire career. (R)