Ruth Padel explores the wild salmon's extraordinary life and its impact on humans.
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Ruth Padel on what owls mean to us and what they can show about the British landscape.
Ruth Padel explores how history and literature have shaped our reactions to wild ponies.
5/5 Critic Sarah Kent contemplates the place of the male nude in contemporary art.
4/5 Matthew Sweet reflects on the male nude in Renaissance and Victorian art.
3/5 Gabriel Gbadamosi considers the meaning of the male nude in African art.
2/5 Partha Mitter explores the meaning of the male nude in the visual art of the subcontinent.
1/5 Edith Hall reflects on the meaning of the male nude in the art of the ancient world.
5/5 Film director Mike Figgis reflects on the hard lessons he learned in Hollywood.
4/5 Josie Rourke looks at what happens when things go wrong in the production of a play.
3/5 Bartlett Sher examines the importance of rhythm when creating theatre.
2/5 Kneehigh Theatre's Emma Rice explores the director's role as a storyteller.
1/5 Roger Michell on emotions that go with starting a film, as he makes Hyde Park on Hudson.
5/5 Michael Rosen considers the changing role of the family in children's literature.
4/5 Julia Eccleshare discusses Jacqueline Wilson's thoroughly modern fairytales.
3/5 Trish Cooke explores the importance of children's books reflecting different cultures.
2/5 Anne Fine gives a feminist view of the nostalgia for our favourite childhood books.
1/5 Anthony Horowitz explores family dysfunction through Roald Dahl's Matilda.
Amit Chaudhuri on the work and influence of Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore.
4/5 Amit Chaudhuri on the work and influence of Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore.
3/5 Amit Chaudhuri on the work and influence of Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore.